A bouncy house, water guns, balloon animals and screaming kids took over Sunday night's episode of "Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off," when the remaining five contestants were challenged with cooking and entertaining at two birthday parties for kids. Rico Rodriguez, that weird in a good way, kind of overweight, too smart for his age kid actor from "Modern Family," acted as guest judge.
The kid-friendly menu from Rachael Ray's team consisted of Hines Ward's quesadillas and cupcakes, Kathy Najimy's hummus, guacamole, grilled pita and crispy treats (Really Najimy, hummus again?), and Carnie Wilson's sloppy Joes and raspberry bars. Najimy had two hours and she barely finished her dishes. Come on lady! And Ward, donning a purple cape and feather boa, asked the kids to paint his nails so he could feel like one of the girls. Now that's really taking one for the team.
On Guy Fieri's team, Johnny Weir made chicken fingers and a cupcake bar, and Dean McDermott did a pizza bar and turned into a wizard with his "dragon breath" crispy treats. Weir, who had never baked before in his life, needed McDermott's help with everything (yet again), but Daddy "D" managed to get his dishes done and wow the kids with a wizard performance and liquid nitrogen "dragon breath" treats. At this point, he's my pick to win the entire thing.