TRANSCRIPT of Episode 25: "Thanksgiving Special!"

Review That Review with Chelsey Donn & Trey Gerrald
Episode 25: "Thanksgiving Special!"


THEME SONG: [00:00:00] Everybody's got an opinion.

Every Californian and Virginian.

It's so hard to tell who to trust and who to ignore.

Someone's gotta settle the score.

Trey and Chelsey will help you choose!

Whose views win, which ones lose.

Online haters are comin' for you!

Baby, it's time to Review That Review!

[00:00:32] Chelsey Donn: Hi. Are you a turkey?

[00:00:33] Trey Gerrald: That's my turkey impression.

[00:00:34] Chelsey Donn: [laughs] Good job.

[00:00:35] Trey Gerrald: Hey everyone, welcome to Review that Review. The podcast dedicated to reviewing-

[00:00:40] Chelsey Donn: Reviews! That's right. We're just like Siskel and Ebert, only instead of reviewing cinematic masterpieces, we rate and review those hilarious, scathing, and sometimes suspicious online reviews.

[00:00:53] Trey Gerrald: That's Chelsey Donn.

[00:00:58] Chelsey Donn: And that's Trey Gerrald.

[00:00:58] Trey Gerrald: And together, we are-

[00:01:01] VOICEOVER: The Review Queens.

[00:01:04] Trey Gerrald: Happy Thanksgiving, Queen.

[00:01:06] Chelsey Donn: Aw. Happy Thanksgiving, Trey.

[00:01:10] Trey Gerrald: Happy Thanksgiving to all of our listeners and-

[00:01:13] Chelsey Donn: Yes.

[00:01:13] Raffle Winner Announced

[00:01:13] Trey Gerrald: In the theme of giving thanks, Chelsey and I are very excited that today we get to announce the winner of our newsletter exclusive raffle!

[00:01:25] Chelsey Donn: Oh my God, yay, the day has come. I'm so excited. Are we going to do a drum roll?

[00:01:30] Trey Gerrald: Yeah, I can't find the sound cue.

[00:01:32] Chelsey Donn: We could do it ourselves.

[00:01:33] Trey Gerrald: Okay. And ...

[00:01:38] Chelsey Donn: And the winner is ...

[00:01:40] Trey Gerrald: Deb Zoe Laufer!

[00:01:43] Chelsey Donn: Deb Zoe Laufer! Woohoo, you are our winner, you are such a loyal queen. Thank you for being on the newsletter. Can't wait to send you this beautiful water bottle. I've been waiting to send this to you, so I'm so excited. I mean, we all need to stay hydrated, it's a big topic we talk about it all the time on the podcast, so ... Let's get you hydrated, Deb.

[00:02:05] Trey Gerrald: We're so excited, thank you Deb for being a part of our mailing list, if you are not currently on the mailing list, join 'cause we have more exclusive raffles coming up next week. Chelsey did tease this last week.

[00:02:18] Chelsey Donn: I did.

[00:02:18] Trey Gerrald: We're going to be giving away free psychic tarot readings from Chelsey's dog Goldie. You can follow on TikTok @thePsychicDog.

[00:02:27] Chelsey Donn: She gives such good readings you guys, I know it sounds crazy but I've pulled cards for a few people and every single time the card that Goldie pulls, or sometimes too, it's the most meaningful card, so.

[00:02:38] Trey Gerrald: Look at that.

[00:02:39] Chelsey Donn: It's a good gift, just saying.

[00:02:40] Trey Gerrald: Well, in all of this gratitude-

[00:02:43] Chelsey Donn: Yes.

[00:02:43] Trey Gerrald: I think it's time for us to do a very special themed-

[00:02:46] Lodge A Complaint

[00:02:46] VOICEOVER: Lodge A Complaint.

[00:02:47] Trey Gerrald: Session.

[00:02:48] Chelsey Donn: Yes.

[00:02:48] Trey Gerrald: Chelsey, you have anything you want to lodge a complaint about?

[00:02:51] Chelsey Donn: Listen, here's the deal, isn't it like Thanksgiving ...

[00:02:54] Trey Gerrald: Tomorrow.

[00:02:55] Chelsey Donn: So I feel like I'm not going to lodge a complaint this week. Even though we know I have many complaints to lodge. But I'm going to have a moment of gratitude instead, is that okay with you?

[00:03:03] Trey Gerrald: Yes, I love this.

[00:03:05] Chelsey Donn: Okay thank you. I want to give gratitude to the Calm commercials.

[00:03:10] Trey Gerrald: Hm.

[00:03:10] Chelsey Donn: Do you know those, that Calm app?

[00:03:13] Trey Gerrald: Yes! Oh wait-

[00:03:15] Chelsey Donn: Yeah.

[00:03:15] Trey Gerrald: Like on Instagram? Like the ads-

[00:03:16] Chelsey Donn: Yeah, like anywhere it's like the ads, exactly. Like even if you're like watching a you know, I don't know, a show on Hulu and you don't pay for the ad free or something and then this Calm commercial comes on and the whole commercial it's just like, "Breathe for the next like 15 seconds."

[00:03:33] Trey Gerrald: Yeah.

[00:03:33] Chelsey Donn: Or whatever it is and it or, and it has this little visual that goes around and sort of leads you through the breath, and I just love this commercial so much. I think it's amazing, it's, genius whoever thought about this, it's so simple because it showcases what the app does for you and it's giving you something. It's adding to my day, like how many commercials do you watch where you can say like, "Huh, I just got a reminder to take a nice breath and like a pretty picture in the background and some serene music and my only task is to breathe in this moment." Like ... Calm app commercials.

[00:04:10] Trey Gerrald: I've actually downloaded the Calm app because of the ads I see of it are so satisfying.

[00:04:15] Chelsey Donn: That's like, I want to know who was the marketing person that came up with this because I want to be their friend. I feel like we're very aligned in the way that we see the world. You did download the app?

[00:04:26] Trey Gerrald: I did. I haven't, I haven't paid for the subscription though, but ...

[00:04:30] Chelsey Donn: But it's, it's there and like maybe one day you will or you won't but like you downloaded the app, you're still a user. So it obviously worked, so kudos-

[00:04:39] Trey Gerrald: Good job.

[00:04:40] Chelsey Donn: To Calm.

[00:04:41] Trey Gerrald: Good job, Calm.

[00:04:42] Chelsey Donn: Hoo, should we all take like a break? Should we do [laughs]- do a 15 second breath. Maybe not 15 seconds, but ... everybody that's listening just take a deep breath right now.

[00:04:54] Chelsey Donn: I feel better. All right Trey, you can complain if you want to, I'm not, I'm not telling you you can't, do you have something you want to complain or-

[00:05:00] Trey Gerrald: Yeah.

[00:05:01] Chelsey Donn: Whatever.

[00:05:01] Trey Gerrald: Well, I've been saving both this complaint and My Royal Highness for many weeks now knowing that I would do it on the Thanksgiving episode.

[00:05:10] Chelsey Donn: Yes.

[00:05:11] Trey Gerrald: I want to complain about tryptophan. You know that?

[00:05:14] Chelsey Donn: Tryptophan. Yeah, the sleeping-

[00:05:15] Trey Gerrald: Yes. But-

[00:05:17] Chelsey Donn: Element that's in turkey.

[00:05:18] Trey Gerrald: Well this is like a um, wives tale! So. All the studies have been done that there is no difference of turkey or chicken or any other meat, they all have the same sort of properties. It's just this wives tale that people think that tryptophan in turkey is what makes you sleepy which isn't-

[00:05:39] Chelsey Donn: And it's not?

[00:05:39] Trey Gerrald: It's actually like an amino acid situation. It's really that you probably are just gorging yourself. More so than on a usual different other holiday.

[00:05:47] Chelsey Donn: So are you telling me there's the same amount of tryptophan in chicken as there is in turkey? This is blasphemous. This can't be.

[00:05:53] Trey Gerrald: This a New York Times article, 'no...

[00:05:55] Chelsey Donn: [gasp]

[00:05:56] Trey Gerrald: The tryptophan in turkey won't make you sleepy.'

[00:05:58] Chelsey Donn: Huh.

[00:05:59] Trey Gerrald: It says tryptophan is an amino acid-

[00:06:02] Chelsey Donn: Interesting.

[00:06:02] Trey Gerrald: And it's associated with healthy sleep. But there is no more tryptophan in turkey than in other-

[00:06:08] Chelsey Donn: Huh.

[00:06:08] Trey Gerrald: Common meats like chicken and beef.

[00:06:10] Chelsey Donn: That's amazing.

[00:06:12] Trey Gerrald: Other foods include nuts and cheese. While tryptophan could make you drowsy on its own, its effects are limited in the presence of other amino acids, of which-

[00:06:22] Chelsey Donn: Huh.

[00:06:22] Trey Gerrald: Turkey has many.

[00:06:25] Chelsey Donn: Wow.

[00:06:25] Trey Gerrald: My complaint is that this lie that would just, keeps getting perpetuated-

[00:06:28] Chelsey Donn: Lie.

[00:06:29] Trey Gerrald: I mean these poor turkeys. They get raised to be slaughtered and eaten on one day out of the year, and now we're judging turkeys on this made up thing, I'm not a scientist. I don't know.

[00:06:41] Chelsey Donn: Yeah I don't like it at all.

[00:06:42] Trey Gerrald: Don't lie to me. That's my, that's my complaint.

[00:06:45] Chelsey Donn: That, I mean I'm just so happy that you stood up for the turkeys, because if there was ever a day to-

[00:06:52] Trey Gerrald: Stand up for me.

[00:06:52] Chelsey Donn: Stand up for the [laughs] turkeys, it's today.

[00:06:54] Trey Gerrald: I agree.

[00:06:54] Chelsey Donn: And they've been getting a really bad rap. When they're sacrificing their entire life for us, let's be honest. Amazing. Let's give it up for the turkeys.

[00:07:03] Trey Gerrald: I love that we had um, educational complaint and we also had-

[00:07:06] Chelsey Donn: Yes.

[00:07:07] Trey Gerrald: A moment of gratitude, uh I think this is a great launching pad for us to get into some Thanksgiving themed online reviews.

[00:07:16] Chelsey Donn: Oh my God Trey, that is such a good idea. I don't even know where that came from, but let's do it. As you know, we are you trusty Review Queens, we each bring in a review from the internet that we feel needs to be inspected.

[00:07:30] Trey Gerrald: We read you that review, we break it down and we rate the impact of that review on a scale of one to five crowns, it's a very a regal process, that we like to call ...

[00:07:40] VOICEOVER: Assess that kvetch.

[00:07:42] Trey Gerrald: And in honor of this American holiday, Chelsey and I have each picked raving five star reviews to assess today.

[00:07:53] Chelsey Donn: Oh my God, you are right. Wow, your correctness deserves five stars Trey. You're really just killing it today, all right? And on top of that, you're going first. Are you ready, RQ?

[00:08:06] Trey Gerrald: Boy am I thankful to go first.

[00:08:08] Chelsey Donn: Okay take it away Trey, let's hear it.

[00:08:13] Trey's 5 Star Review

[00:08:13] VOICEOVER: Review that Review.

[00:08:17] Trey Gerrald: So today, I have a five star review.

[00:08:22] Chelsey Donn: Okay.

[00:08:22] Trey Gerrald: From

[00:08:25] Chelsey Donn: Wait, I thought your five star was from Yelp, my five star was from Amazon.

[00:08:29] Trey Gerrald: I ended up switching it at the last minute.

[00:08:31] Chelsey Donn: I hope we don't have the same one.

[00:08:32] Trey Gerrald: We can both be Amazon. Do you have a name for yours?

[00:08:35] Chelsey Donn: Yes.

[00:08:36] Trey Gerrald: Okay, so I don't know the name for this, so I'm ... Okay, here we go.

[00:08:39] Chelsey Donn: Okay.

[00:08:40] Trey Gerrald: Okay.

[00:08:40] Chelsey Donn: Okay.

[00:08:41] Trey Gerrald: Okay, so Today I have a five star review from and this is for Kleenex facial tissues, is this yours?

[00:08:52] Chelsey Donn: I have one for Kleenex facial tissues too! I swear to God.

[00:08:56] Trey Gerrald: Wait, the subject, "a mother's struggle?"

[00:09:00] Chelsey Donn: Yes.

[00:09:00] Trey Gerrald: [GASPS].

[00:09:03] Chelsey Donn: We actually picked the same review. [laughs] Wait but what's really weird and extra sus about this Trey, is that I have the same review but it says it's written by James O'Thatch.

[00:09:15] Trey Gerrald: Okay, so I don't have, I don't have the name of the reviewer.

[00:09:20] Chelsey Donn: Yeah, that's my review.

[00:09:23] Trey Gerrald: What do we do?

[00:09:23] Chelsey Donn: I don't know.

[00:09:25] Trey Gerrald: Um, I could find another one really ... Well, okay, I can do the one I was planning to do from Yelp.

[00:09:30] Chelsey Donn: That's so funny.

[00:09:31] Trey Gerrald: Okay, all right so I'll, I'll let you do Kleenex, and I will do-

[00:09:34] Chelsey Donn: Okay sorry that was one I had that's why I said Amazon 'cause I had a feeling that might happen.

[00:09:38] Trey Gerrald: I cannot believe that we just have the same one.

[00:09:42] Chelsey Donn: That's crazy.

[00:09:42] Trey Gerrald: Okay let...

[00:09:42] Chelsey Donn: As soon as you said Kleenex, I was like, "Oh no!" Um.

[00:09:46] Trey Gerrald: Wait if the subject is, 'mother's struggle' then why is the reviewer a male-

[00:09:50] Chelsey Donn: Well that's why I wanted to get into it.

[00:09:52] Trey Gerrald: Okay. All right, I just found another, I forgot that I found this last night.

[00:09:57] Chelsey Donn: Okay.

[00:09:58] Trey Gerrald: Okay.

[00:09:59] Chelsey Donn: Yeah.

[00:10:00] Orthopedic Donut Cushion Review

[00:10:00] Trey Gerrald: So I have a five star review from This is written by Randy M.

[00:10:09] Chelsey Donn: Randee's my moms name, you know? How does this Randy spell it?

[00:10:12] Trey Gerrald: R-A-N-D-Y.

[00:10:14] Chelsey Donn: Okay.

[00:10:15] Trey Gerrald: I have a cousin named Randi that's a female it's spelled it with an I.

[00:10:18] Chelsey Donn: Oh, my mom spells it with two Es.

[00:10:20] Trey Gerrald: Randee!

[00:10:21] Chelsey Donn: Randee.

[00:10:25] Trey Gerrald: Okay, so this is a five star from Randy M-

[00:10:28] Chelsey Donn: Okay.

[00:10:28] Trey Gerrald: On for an orthopedic donut cushion. Here we go.

[00:10:35] Chelsey Donn: Okay.

[00:10:37] Trey Gerrald: The subject is, 'don't believe it!' Exclamation mark.

[00:10:41] Chelsey Donn: Okay.

[00:10:43] Trey Gerrald: Or at least that's what I thought at first. Okay, parentheses sigh. Bring it on. I'll try anything, I guess, dot, dot, dot. At this point I was desperate. This was the most expensive of several similar looking products, but I figured the more expensive item, would mean the more quality seat cushion, right? When it arrived, I thought a mistake had been made. The box was tiny! Not nearly big enough to fit a nice plush seat cushion. I opened the box and was sure a mistake had been made. It just wasn't thick enough. I had been sitting on two seat cushions, one on top of the other and they had been permanently mashed down, almost literally paper thin. Those two cushions were both highly rated, and now they had been reduced to thin, rock hard, pain inducers.

[00:11:50] Trey Gerrald: How is this thin little donut style cushion going to be any different? Well, I guess I'll just have to go through the hassle of returning it. Then, I put it on my chair and sat down on it. Holy moly! How could this be? For the first time in nearly a year, I didn't feel any pain while sitting. After a long, pain free, several hour session at the computer, this little donut bounced right back. Surely after several more long sessions at the computer, the orthopedic donut cushion would stop bouncing back and turn into another thin, rock hard, pain inducer.

[00:12:40] Trey Gerrald: It kept bouncing back after supporting my weight parentheses, 235 pounds, for several more hours. Same thing the next day. Only time will tell if this cushion continues to bounce back, but so far I'm impressed. The orthopedic donut cushion by Ergonomic Innovations is simply amazing. I was having excruciating tailbone pain and occasional hemorrhoid pain. Not anymore! The orthopedic donut cushion was obviously different from all other similar products. It wasn't like any other, quote unquote, memory foam cushion I had ever tried. If you push down hard with your thumb, it doesn't dent nearly as easily as many other memory foam cushions.

[00:13:33] Trey Gerrald: Either this is a much firmer version of memory foam, or it's not really memory foam at all, but something new and different. I don't know how the other similar donut shaped seat cushions on Amazon would have fared. But this higher priced donut cushion is well worth the money. I wholeheartedly recommend the orthopedic donut cushion by Ergonomic Innovations. It simply works brilliantly and lives up to the hype.

[00:14:04] Chelsey Donn: Hm.

[00:14:05] Trey Gerrald: Believe it.

[00:14:07] Chelsey Donn: Wow.

[00:14:10] Trey Gerrald: Oh.

[00:14:11] Chelsey Donn: Randy M, I'm so happy that your, your no longer sitting on a rock hard pain inducer. That sounds terrible. Not even one hard, rock hard pain inducer, two! Two you've been sitting on.

[00:14:26] Trey Gerrald: Mashed down together.

[00:14:28] Chelsey Donn: Ma-, ugh, God.

[00:14:29] Trey Gerrald: Let me tell you what this product is titled.

[00:14:31] Chelsey Donn: Yeah.

[00:14:32] Trey Gerrald: So I read you the um-

[00:14:34] Chelsey Donn: The abbreviated.

[00:14:34] Trey Gerrald: Name that's on the box.

[00:14:36] Chelsey Donn: Okay, okay.

[00:14:37] Trey Gerrald: But the actual listing on Amazon is donut pillow tailbone hemorrhoid cushion, donut seat cushion, pain relief for hemorrhoids, sores-

[00:14:47] Chelsey Donn: Wow.

[00:14:47] Trey Gerrald: Prostate, coccyx, sciatica, pregnancy, post-natal, ishikolversatitis.

[00:14:55] Chelsey Donn: I don't know.

[00:14:58] Trey Gerrald: Tuberosity by Ergonomic Innovations.

[00:15:01] Chelsey Donn: I mean, I have thoughts about this whole name situation. I know this is a little bit of a tangent, but I have thoughts. We all come upon products differently, you know, so maybe you're searching for a hemorrhoid pillow, maybe you're searching for one of the many other ailments that were listed in that lengthy title, we gotta do something about this Amazon, like, let's have a keyword where-

[00:15:23] Trey Gerrald: Yes.

[00:15:23] Chelsey Donn: Somebody can pop in all the key words that they want to pop in to this item and it will still come up if I type in hemorrhoid pillow, or whatever.

[00:15:34] Trey Gerrald: Yes, it's like having tags on YouTube videos.

[00:15:37] Chelsey Donn: Exactly.

[00:15:38] Trey Gerrald: Like we can't see what the tags are but it knows.

[00:15:40] Chelsey Donn: Exactly, like why can't people just tag it all these things and then just call it something that is a name, I mean I don't, it's, there's been a few times where I've bought Amazon products and you're like, "What is it called?" And I'm like, "I don't know." There's just too many names in these titles. Out of control, but that's really a comment to-

[00:16:00] Trey Gerrald: Amazon.

[00:16:00] Chelsey Donn: Okay.

[00:16:01] Trey Gerrald: So, all right, so what are your thoughts on Randy M?

[00:16:03] Chelsey Donn: Okay, so Randy M really took us on a journey here and he took his time. He really had me tricked for a second because he was very adamant about talking about his negative, initial impact, of receiving the item. Like the fact that it was squished into a small pillow, do you know when you, like now we can order mattresses in the mail. So like, it does come really, really shrunk up and then when you open it, it expands. So I imagine that's what's happening with the very small box, is that it's expanding.

[00:16:36] Trey Gerrald: Mm-hmm [affirmative].

[00:16:36] Chelsey Donn: I'm happy for Randy M, that they seem to finally have found a solution that works for them. So that's good. I imagine that a lot of people reading these reviews have similar issues to Randy M, and I want to give them props for owning up to the fact that they have hemorrhoids as well as owning up to their weight. I thought both of those things as, you know, a consumer of reviews, were very helpful 'cause like maybe I would be searching weight to see if that makes a difference. Or maybe I would be searching a certain medical condition, so the fact that Randy M included those keywords I thought was very helpful to somebody reading this review. I think Randy M was really trying to take us on a journey with him.

[00:17:20] Trey Gerrald: Yes. It's surprising to me that Randy has only been suffering from excruciating tailbone pain and occasional hemorrhoid pain for a year. 'Cause it seems like this is something that has been like a lifelong problem.

[00:17:34] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. I mean, either way, even if it was just a really hard year for Randy, I think that Randy's done a lot of research and ordered a lot of products and had just about lost all faith in the donut cushion before he came across this item. I, I like reviews that don't just paint the rosiest picture, even when they are five stars. I like that he setup the expectation of the person buying this like, wait, you're gonna see it and it's gonna come in a small box and you're gonna think, "Maybe it's not good." And I thought the same thing. I mean, there was drama. Did you not feel the drama? Holy moly!

[00:18:13] Trey Gerrald: Yeah. [laughs] I feel like 'holy moly' really like tells you the age too.

[00:18:19] Chelsey Donn: Yeah! I mean I just thought, that's what I, I guess there was an intentionality, clearly.

[00:18:24] Trey Gerrald: So it sounds to me that Randy M is using this when they're working at their computer.

[00:18:28] Chelsey Donn: Yes.

[00:18:29] Trey Gerrald: What do you think Randy M does at the computer for hours on end?

[00:18:32] Chelsey Donn: That's a great question Trey. Gosh. I want to say an accountant.

[00:18:37] Trey Gerrald: Yeah, something like uh, clerical like that.

[00:18:40] Chelsey Donn: Yeah.

[00:18:40] Trey Gerrald: Something that's like, I thought that as well, it's like-

[00:18:43] Chelsey Donn: Maybe like he does like translations.

[00:18:45] Trey Gerrald: Oh.

[00:18:45] Chelsey Donn: Or they, they do translations, 'cause obviously Randy is a unisex ...

[00:18:49] Trey Gerrald: I also thought the whole thing about memory foam, like, pressing your thumb in, like-

[00:18:54] Chelsey Donn: So funny.

[00:18:55] Trey Gerrald: That's like one of those random things that I feel like everyone's like does, but like-

[00:18:59] Chelsey Donn: Yeah.

[00:18:59] Trey Gerrald: It's not something that like you just necessarily like is interesting enough to talk about, but everyone is like, "Oh is this memory foam?"

[00:19:04] Chelsey Donn: Well that's-

[00:19:04] Trey Gerrald: And you have to like-

[00:19:05] Chelsey Donn: Yeah!

[00:19:05] Trey Gerrald: Press it.

[00:19:06] Chelsey Donn: That's like, I keep real, like I mean it was as if Randy was doing an infomercial ain a lot of ways. You know? Because we always see the hand pushing down into the uh ...

[00:19:16] Trey Gerrald: Yes.

[00:19:16] Chelsey Donn: Memory foam.

[00:19:17] Trey Gerrald: The amount of times, I think it's three maybe four times ...

[00:19:21] Chelsey Donn: Mm-hmm [affirmative].

[00:19:22] Trey Gerrald: Randy says the product, I think it's three, says the product's full name.

[00:19:27] Chelsey Donn: Yeah.

[00:19:27] Trey Gerrald: The orthopedic donut cushion by Ergonomic Innovations.

[00:19:30] Chelsey Donn: I know.

[00:19:31] Trey Gerrald: Felt a little like-

[00:19:32] Chelsey Donn: It could've been a fake review?

[00:19:35] Trey Gerrald: Well yeah, like it felt a little-

[00:19:37] Chelsey Donn: Yeah.

[00:19:37] Trey Gerrald: Like heavy handed in a way. I actually, overall, think this is an authentic, truthful review from Randy.

[00:19:43] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. But I know what you mean. I have that same moment even when at the end when the like last sentence of the review, where he was like ...

[00:19:50] Trey Gerrald: Believe it.

[00:19:51] Chelsey Donn: Believe it. You know? It felt a little like heavy handed.

[00:19:54] Trey Gerrald: Assuming that I wouldn't believe it.

[00:19:55] Chelsey Donn: Exactly. Like, why wouldn't I believe you Randy? Do you have something to hide?

[00:19:59] Trey Gerrald: Oh! As far as spelling and grammar, all the spelling is really great, there were very clear spell checks on this.

[00:20:05] Chelsey Donn: Mm-hmm [affirmative].

[00:20:05] Trey Gerrald: And there isn't a space between every paragraph which is interesting. But I've never encountered this before.

[00:20:11] Chelsey Donn: Okay.

[00:20:12] Trey Gerrald: Randy uses the subject as the first sentence, because the subject is, don't believe it, exclamation mark. And then the first sentence of the review is, or at least that's what I thought at first.

[00:20:25] Chelsey Donn: Some people-

[00:20:25] Trey Gerrald: That's so interesting to me.

[00:20:26] Chelsey Donn: Do that. That's a technique. My manager randomly does that all the time. Every time he sends me-

[00:20:31] Trey Gerrald: Really?

[00:20:31] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. Every time he sends me an email, the subject is like the beginning of the email and then the body of the email he just picks up where the subject left off.

[00:20:39] Trey Gerrald: It's just very jarring to see the word 'or' capitalized.

[00:20:43] Chelsey Donn: Yeah.

[00:20:44] Trey Gerrald: Like it, that it's the very first thought.

[00:20:47] Chelsey Donn: Right. It is interes-, it is sort of click baity in a little bit, in a little, you know, a little bit of a way, because you're like, "Wait, it's five stars and they're telling me don't believe it?"

[00:20:57] Trey Gerrald: Yes! It really sets, it set me off sort of uneasy. Like I wasn't sure, like I-I felt a little unsure of where we were going.

[00:21:05] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. I wonder what Hammond Cheese would think about this, like, I wonder if HammondCheeseSandWitch would think that we're being too hard on Randy because he had such a like amazing experience that he wants to shout the name of this product from the rooftops. Or if, if Hammond would agree with us that yeah, I mean it feels a little bit suspicious that they had such a click baity title, they, they said the product several times throughout the review. And then they ended with believe it. Okay. I think I need to take that into the consideration with me, but I'm not willing to bet on the fact that this is a bot.

[00:21:46] Trey Gerrald: No.

[00:21:46] Chelsey Donn: What I, what I might think happened more likely, is, you know when you buy an Amazon product and then inside of it they'll be like, "If you rate a five star review like we'll send you a second one, or ..."

[00:21:58] Trey Gerrald: Mm-hmm [affirmative], yeah.

[00:21:59] Chelsey Donn: Something like that. I wouldn't be shocked if it was that situation maybe.

[00:22:04] Trey Gerrald: Sure.

[00:22:04] Chelsey Donn: But even if that was the case, I still think that, that Randy's being truthful because he, he did give us a lot of, or, I keep saying he, they did give us a lot information about their personal life.

[00:22:17] Trey Gerrald: Yeah. Also, 50 people found this helpful.

[00:22:20] Chelsey Donn: That's good.

[00:22:21] Trey Gerrald: Do we think this is a common experience, or a fluke experience? I do imagine that everyone would be like, "This looks really small." Like that feels like that would be a very common experience when you first open this cushion.

[00:22:32] Chelsey Donn: Yes. For sure. So yeah, I think that this is a common experience, I believe Randy I think with a little bit of a question mark. I think that they took us through the process of getting the pillow, I think they took us through, I thought it was interesting that they waited a couple weeks out. Like they took us through the process at the beginning, and then I came back the next day and it was still working and still working and it was still working. So, I would think based on that that if it weren't working, Randy would've come back andgiven us an update. What do you think?

[00:23:03] Trey Gerrald: Yeah I think. Yeah, this is from April of 2020, so there's enough time-

[00:23:06] Chelsey Donn: Yeah.

[00:23:07] Trey Gerrald: To like, it didn't last.

[00:23:07] Chelsey Donn: Exactly. I think it's a solid review, Trey.

[00:23:10] Trey Gerrald: Yeah, I think I could crown this.

[00:23:12] Chelsey Donn: All right, let's do it.

[00:23:13] Trey Gerrald: All right, so, Chelsey and I each have our own set of 1-5 crown cards. And in an effort to be fair and influenced by one another, we will simultaneously reveal our ratings.

[00:23:27] VOICEOVER: The Queens are Tabulating.

[00:23:29] Trey Gerrald: Okay, you ready?

[00:23:29] Chelsey Donn: I'm ready.

[00:23:35] VOICEOVER: Total score.

[00:23:35] Chelsey Donn: Okay, I'm holding up-

[00:23:37] Trey Gerrald: Oh.

[00:23:37] Chelsey Donn: Four crowns, Trey's holding up four crowns. This is a unanimous decision. I'll go first. I really liked Randy, I only took the one crown off because I was a little bit suspicious but other than that I felt like he was, Randy was vulnerable with us which I appreciated. And I feel like Randy had lots of personality, I loved the holy moly and the torture device, picture of the previous pillows. And I liked getting to know Randy through this review and I think it's useful, and I think it, it could be something that is expected of a lot of people, so. thank you Randy, that was great. That's why you're getting four crowns from me. Trey, why are you giving Randy four crowns?

[00:24:13] Trey Gerrald: I did four 'cause ultimately the impact is positive. It just feels a little, uh, long.

[00:24:19] Chelsey Donn: Yeah.

[00:24:20] Trey Gerrald: I think uh, Randy could maybe have cut, maybe one, maybe even two of the six paragraph review. But yeah, I, I, ultimately I-I believe that this was a, an experience that I could have if I got the review.

[00:24:33] Chelsey Donn: Yeah.

[00:24:33] Trey Gerrald: And I just took one away because it was a little much, it was little too long.

[00:24:37] Chelsey Donn: A little too long.

[00:24:37] Trey Gerrald: Um, yeah. Good job, Randy.

[00:24:40] Chelsey Donn: Good job Randy. Well done. All right, well with that in mind, let's take a quick break you guys. I need to sit back and relax into my aerodynamic pillow cushion. Okay. When we come back, we're going to get into my review you guys.

[00:24:52] Trey Gerrald: Woo.

[00:24:53] Trey Gerrald: B-R-B.

[00:24:56] VOICEOVER: Hold your crown, we'll be right back.

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[00:25:51] VOICEOVER: Who let the dogs out? Who let them out?

[00:25:59] Chelsey Donn: Love that rendition so much.

[00:26:19] Meryl-Go-Round

[00:26:19] Trey Gerrald: I gotta work on my turkey sounds.

[00:26:24] Chelsey Donn: My God. Yeah, it sounds a little chokey.

[00:26:24] Trey Gerrald: It sounded chokey.

[00:26:24] Trey Gerrald: [laughs]

[00:26:24] Trey Gerrald: Um, it's time for one star zingers, here we go let's take a quick spin on the merry-go-round.

[00:26:34] VOICEOVER: I don't feel like an icon, most of the days I feel like 'I can't.' That's with an A.

[00:26:44] VOICEOVER: Oh Meryl.

[00:26:45] Chelsey Donn: Here's the deal, Trey and I have each picked a Thanksgiving themed rotten, scathing, pithy, one star zinger. And with 30 seconds on the clock, we'll take turns trying to recite the zinger in as many as genres as possible.

[00:26:58] Trey Gerrald: Just like queen Meryl Streep who does it all.

[00:27:01] Chelsey Donn: Before the clock runs out.

[00:27:02] Trey Gerrald: Okay we better not have the same review.

[00:27:04] Chelsey Donn: I don't imagine we do. That would be very-

[00:27:06] Trey Gerrald: I hope not.

[00:27:07] Chelsey Donn: Strange.

[00:27:08] Trey Gerrald: Okay, Chelsey, where's your zinger from today?

[00:27:11] Chelsey Donn: Okay, my zinger is from Google reviews. Is yours [laughs] also?

[00:27:16] Trey Gerrald: No. [laughs]

[00:27:17] Chelsey Donn: Okay good. All right, so, my zinger is from Google reviews, it's reviewed by Howard and it is for the Marie Callender turkey dinner, like the frozen turkey Thanksgiving dinner and the subject is 'yuck.' And the review is, 'overprice, undeserved, and no flavor.' And then there's a period and a space and probably- ten more periods. I don't know what that's about.

[00:27:48] Trey Gerrald: Ah, all right.

[00:27:49] Chelsey Donn: [laughs] I'll try to incorporate it into the reading, I guess.

[00:27:52] Trey Gerrald: This is gonna be fun.

[00:27:54] Chelsey Donn: Yeah.

[00:27:54] Trey Gerrald: All right, and today you're going to be strapped in on a two liter bottle of ... Doctor Pepper.

[00:28:01] Chelsey Donn: Sure, great. You know there's prunes in that, apparently.

[00:28:05] Trey Gerrald: Really?

[00:28:05] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. That's part of the doctor part, just saying. [laughs]

[00:28:08] Trey Gerrald: All rig