Many an American movie or television program originated in another country. The Office, The Departed, and House of Cards are just a few. Food Network drew its inspiration from a hit Japanese show to mold an American version. But adapted foreign ideas aren't always a sure hit. Iron Chef had a cult following prior to the American version hitting the airwaves. The shows are similar but also vastly different. So what was really happening? Let's take a look at Iron Chef and break it all down.