By Lanford Beard
Updated April 24, 2013 at 07:05 PM EDT

Gordon Ramsay is best known for screaming obscenities at participants on his restaurant rehab show Kitchen Nightmares, but the celeb chef breaks the mold in an exclusive clip from Friday’s episode. Serving up an impromptu French lesson, he whispers surprisingly sweetly into the ear of a misinformed restaurant owner. Who says reality TV isn’t educational? Watch below.

Kitchen Nightmares airs Friday at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.

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