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TRANSCRIPT of Episode 45: "Peeps / 30 Minute Haggadah"



Review That Review with Chelsey Donn & Trey Gerrald
Episode 45: "Peeps / 30 Minute Haggadah"

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*Please Pardon any spelling errors!


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!

[00:00:30] Chelsey Donn: Hello,

[00:00:32] Trey Gerrald: hi and Hello, listeners. Welcome to Review That. Review the podcast dedicated to reviewing

[00:00:38] Chelsey Donn: Reviews! those We're just like Siskel and Ebert only instead of reviewing cinematic, masterpieces, we rate and review those hilarious gaving and sometimes suspicious online reviews.

[00:00:49] Trey Gerrald: that's Chelsey, Donn,

[00:00:50] Chelsey Donn: And that's TreyGerrald

[00:00:52] Trey Gerrald: and together we are.

[00:00:53] VOICEOVER: The Review Queens!

[00:00:57] Trey Gerrald: And if you want to support the Review! Queens and our show while getting exclusive content, including our special members, only after show podcast, visit our patreon Page at @ patreon.com/ReviewThatReview. Chelsey, holy cannoli. It's a big week girl. Passover starts on Friday, and then we have Easter Sunday.

[00:01:18] Trey Gerrald: How's your week going? How are your plans? What's going on?

[00:01:21] Chelsey Donn: just throwing away all the bread, you know, gotta get, gotta get ready.

[00:01:25] Trey Gerrald: Got to lock up the bread cabinet.

[00:01:27] Chelsey Donn: Don't don't want to have any temptations around, so good. Excuse to get rid of all the carbs, I guess.

[00:01:32] Trey Gerrald: Exactly. You're um, getting ready for Passover by throwing out bread and I'm getting ready for Easter by draping all of my crucifixes with purple scarves! That's sacrilegious. I can't keep that in

[00:01:45] Chelsey Donn: Ah, and you're getting ready for Easter by.

[00:01:49] Trey Gerrald: painting my egg.

[00:01:51] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. I always really wanted to buy one of those like egg spinner thingies, where like, you can just like put them, like, did you ever see one of those? It's like the spinny thing and the egg goes in the center of it, and then there's a marker on the outside.

[00:02:05] Chelsey Donn: And it forms like a perfect circle around the egg.

[00:02:08] Trey Gerrald: have you ever seen those, Um, their new contraptions, you like their countertop devices, like Cuisinart or something you can put like six eggs in it and it like plug it in and it hard boils it.

[00:02:19] Chelsey Donn: I have seen my friends. Staff is a big fan of this device.

[00:02:22] Trey Gerrald: Yeah.

[00:02:22] Trey Gerrald: people are say, it's amazing.

[00:02:25] Chelsey Donn: I think she got it as a gift because she would always bring hard-boiled eggs to work. so one of her coworkers was like, Steph really likes hard boiled eggs, better buy or this. And it's like changed her life.

[00:02:36] Trey Gerrald: that's so nice.

[00:02:37] Chelsey Donn: it. Apparently I was, I don't know where I saw this recently, but you can hard wheel eggs inside of a air fry.

[00:02:45] Trey Gerrald: Oh, I've heard that? Yeah.

[00:02:46] Trey Gerrald: Airfares are amazing. I still don't have one. I need to get

[00:02:49] Trey Gerrald: one.

[00:02:49] Chelsey Donn: like a magic box that just makes your food, I guess it's like, it's like the Jetsons.

[00:02:55] Trey Gerrald: We truly are living in the, instead of Rosie it's Siri

[00:02:59] Trey Gerrald: and

[00:02:59] Chelsey Donn: Exactly. I mean, they definitely, they knew things that, and then that movie, oh God, that Disney channel movie, like Xenon, not Z

[00:03:09] Trey Gerrald: Xenon girl, of the future.

[00:03:11] Chelsey Donn: We're like they had a lot of like FaceTime stuff happening.

[00:03:14] Trey Gerrald: I remember watching the Jetsons as a kid and being like, how is it possible to see a face on a phone call? mean, it literally blew my mind. And I remember thinking about

[00:03:24] Trey Gerrald: really like thinking, wow, if that ever happens, that would be crazy. How would that possibly happen?

[00:03:30] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. And now it's real life. They knew things.

[00:03:33] Trey Gerrald: And now you and I are on opposite coasts doing a podcast,

[00:03:36] Chelsey Donn: It's true.

[00:03:36] Trey Gerrald: each other.

[00:03:38] Chelsey Donn: It's just so many things like that with television, where they predict things like the Simpsons, apparently always predicted news stories and

[00:03:47] Trey Gerrald: Yeah. That is so weird.

[00:03:49] Chelsey Donn: It is strange. Are we feeling complaining today?

[00:03:53] Lodge A Complaint!

[00:03:53] Trey Gerrald: yeah, let's get into some complaints. Chelsey, is there anything that you need to

[00:03:56] VOICEOVER: Lodge A Complaint.

[00:03:58] Trey Gerrald: about today?

[00:03:59] Chelsey Donn: there is always, I want to take it back to the shower. I know we were there a few weeks ago and I want to go by. want to talk about just inconsistent temperatures in the shower. Have we discussed

[00:04:10] Trey Gerrald: Oh, no, but

[00:04:11] Trey Gerrald: GO!.

[00:04:12] Chelsey Donn: Okay. It's just like very confusing to me. When I take a shower regularly, always have the same method, certain amount of the hot, certain amount of the cold.

[00:04:22] Chelsey Donn: Like I know my recipe I've been living in the same place for a long time.

[00:04:27] Trey Gerrald: Do you have one handle or do you have a hot and a cold handle?

[00:04:31] Chelsey Donn: I have a hot and cold. I have two different handles. I know, like I turned my hot all the way up and then I turned my cold to a certain degree to make the perfect above warm, but not burning temperature. And sometimes. Something goes awry. I don't really know what causes it. I don't know if it's laundry. I don't know if it's one of my housemates using the shower.

[00:04:54] Chelsey Donn: I really don't know what it is, but something happens where all of a sudden I got to completely reconfigure the entire recipe. And then all of a sudden the shower is burning hot and then freezing cold and then burning hot. And why, why does, why, why does this keep happening?

[00:05:15] Trey Gerrald: I have a bathtub and I am obsessed with taking baths and I think our house just needs a larger water heater because I can't fill the tub fully without all of the hot water going away. And it's really frustrating.

[00:05:33] Chelsey Donn: Oh, you use up all the hot water if you're going fill up at the top.

[00:05:37] Trey Gerrald: But just in that one pipeline because of

[00:05:40] Trey Gerrald: the shower, because it's two separate things.

[00:05:43] Trey Gerrald: It's not like a combo, the shower never loses hot water and our sink can never lose hot water. Like, it's very weird. It's just the bathtub, but okay. Anyway, I'm sort of off track here, but I recognize, I don't know what that is. I don't know if it is a water heater situation. I don't know if it's like the piping situation, but that is very frustrating

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

[00:06:02] Trey Gerrald: it's just very inconsistent.

[00:06:04] Chelsey Donn: And there's no way to fix it. It's like you're trying to fix something that is just, it's completely gone. Rogue. The captain has left the building. There's no equilibrium. That's going to be mad. It's done. Like, you know, it's done and you're already soapy. You have soap in your hair

[00:06:19] Trey Gerrald: I remember in acting school. One of our professors told us the story about memory recall, but there was some actor and I don't remember who it was. I think it was a German actor

[00:06:29] Trey Gerrald: who,

[00:06:29] Chelsey Donn: as.

[00:06:32] Trey Gerrald: Who is in some film where they die by suicide by shooting a gun and to their head, they were interviewed like, how did you like play that?

[00:06:42] Trey Gerrald: Like, how did you do that? And they told the story about when they were in drama school, they were in like a tenement and there was no. Hot water. And so every morning there was this one moment where he would have to like center himself to jump into the freezing cold shower.

[00:07:01] Trey Gerrald: And that was what he recalled for the scene when he had to like pull the trigger.

[00:07:06] Trey Gerrald: And for whatever reason, that one story has lived with me. So hardcore. Anytime the hot water goes away. I think of that actor. I don't know the movie. I don't know the actor. I don't know anything, but I just that memory of like,

[00:07:19] Trey Gerrald: oh,

[00:07:19] Chelsey Donn: was the performance of success.

[00:07:22] Trey Gerrald: I think so. Yeah. Very renowned thing that I don't know.

[00:07:27] Chelsey Donn: Ah, oh man.

[00:07:29] Trey Gerrald: Well, great complaint. I

[00:07:30] Trey Gerrald: definitely hear you.

[00:07:31] Trey Gerrald: wild. So.

[00:07:33] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. What about you? Give us a complaint, lay it on us. Trey.

[00:07:36] Trey Gerrald: Okay. Today, I would like to lodge a complaint against people using the speaker phone instead of using headphones on their phones. I hate

[00:07:46] Trey Gerrald: it someone is on a call

[00:07:49] Trey Gerrald: they're in place and they're talking on the speaker phone, or if they're listening to music, getting on the subway and they don't have headphones.

[00:07:57] Trey Gerrald: So they're just blaring it on a speaker that is so rude. I don't want to listen to your phone call. I don't want to listen to your music unless you're playing their original cast recording of Brigadoon, but odds are, that's not playing. So it's annoying to me why we have headphones. That's it's a device that exists.

[00:08:18] Trey Gerrald: I recognize like maybe you forgot them. Well then why don't you hold the phone up to your ear? Like you hold a phone up to your ear. Why do you think that people want to hear it? All of that. Have you ever encountered that?

[00:08:29] Chelsey Donn: Completely agree. Like I just don't understand why anyone would ever think that unless you're on a reality show where they're taping you and you're like buy a contract, need to hear what the other person is saying. There is zero reason to have your phone on speaker. It's similar to being on an airplane.

[00:08:50] Chelsey Donn: And having somebody just play something rogue. Now I understand the temptation because I'd been on a plane before where my headphones, all of a sudden didn't work and it's a six hour flight. And like, whatever, like, you just want to go for it, but I don't. Cause I'm just like, that's so. Rude and presumptive to assume that somebody else, once they hear your conversation, once they hear your movie or is going to be able to like tune you out.

[00:09:15] Chelsey Donn: I don't know. There've been so many situations where I've personally like been listening to a podcast or listening to something and then go out in public and realize like, oh shoot, I don't have my headphones. And I just have to turn it off. Even if it like makes me feel a little bit like, oh, I have to remember to go back to that later.

[00:09:33] Chelsey Donn: Turn it off. If you don't have that.

[00:09:35] Trey Gerrald: I think that is what it is for me, because I'm so aware of how I'm being perceived.

[00:09:40] Trey Gerrald: From growing up gay in the south. that.

[00:09:42] Trey Gerrald: that is what is so baffling to me that people can just be fully unaware of their impact on other people.

[00:09:48] Trey Gerrald: Um, so extremely aware of it. That that is what is so baffling to me.

[00:09:52] Trey Gerrald: I understand if you're like a 75 year old and you're like at Walmart and you're like shopping and like, you know, I give that a little bit of a pass,

[00:09:59] Trey Gerrald: but if 20 year old and you're like blaring music, it's like, you know what AirPods are.

[00:10:05] Chelsey Donn: You've heard of them, right?

[00:10:07] Trey Gerrald: Well, I do feel cleansed and happy and I'm so glad that we have this opportunity to

[00:10:12] Trey Gerrald: get all of these catches out so that

[00:10:14] Trey Gerrald: we can clean and clear

[00:10:16] Trey Gerrald: as we jump into other people's complaints.

[00:10:18] Trey Gerrald: Are you ready? Chelsey? Should we get into some online reviews?

[00:10:22] Chelsey Donn: shut. And we can also be clean and clear for the upcoming holidays.

[00:10:26] Trey Gerrald: Yes. thought and I.

[00:10:30] Chelsey Donn: Yes. All right, let's do it. As you know, we are your trustee Review! Queens. We each bring in a review from the internet that we feel needs to be inspected.

[00:10:38] Trey Gerrald: We read you the Review! break it down and then rate the impact of the review on a scale from zero to five crowns, a very Regal process that we call.

[00:10:47] VOICEOVER: Assess That Kvetch.

[00:10:49] Chelsey Donn: And you're first to the party today.

[00:10:51] Trey Gerrald: Ooh. And I brought brownies too.

[00:10:54] Chelsey Donn: Ooh, take it away, RQT.

[00:10:56] Chelsey Donn: QT.

[00:10:59] Peeps 1 Star Review

[00:10:59] VOICEOVER: Review That Review.

[00:11:03] Trey Gerrald: Okie dokie and honor of this holy week I have today, a one star Amazon review from Maxine for peeps, marshmallow candy, bunnies, yellow. So Maxine's subject is zero stars. If that was an option,

[00:11:27] Chelsey Donn: Okay.

[00:11:28] Trey Gerrald: you know, we love that. And, uh, it's a verified purchase and this is Maxine's one-star Amazon review for peeps, marshmallow candy, bunnies, yellow.

[00:11:40] Trey Gerrald: Two issues. Hence the low score.

[00:11:42] Trey Gerrald: One: WAY overpriced!

[00:11:46] Trey Gerrald: $5?! Seriously? These are 12 bunnies with a total weight of 3.38 ounces! Tiny little guys. I think they sell at a Target or Walmart for WAY under $2. MY bad for purchasing them and not reading all info. Like I normally do. I bought two for $10 of net product weight of 6.78. So doing the math, a pound of these things are over $20?! Ridiculous!

[00:12:30] Trey Gerrald: Two: they are basically marshmallows shaped, like bunnies, dyed, bright, yellow, and then rolled in sugar. A LOT of sugar! Extremely over the top sweet. Think taking a regular marshmallow, dampen it a little and coat it in as much sugar as possible, put TWO together, and that is essentially what one of these bunnies tastes like. Horrible. You could get the same effect by putting two large marshmallows in your mouth. Add a couple tablespoons of regular sugar in a shot glass and swallowing it. If for some reason you want these peeps, go to any store, grocery target, et cetera.

[00:13:27] Trey Gerrald: And I guarantee you, they are not going to be over $2 a box, probably closer to a dollar 50 to a dollar 75.

[00:13:43] Chelsey Donn: How did Maxine spell reg LAR that we got that reading.

[00:13:47] Trey Gerrald: R E G I L a R.

[00:13:51] Chelsey Donn: Oh, wow. Regular.

[00:13:54] Trey Gerrald: So I just want you to know that two people found this helpful. For inflation reasons. This was written March 9th, 2015,

[00:14:02] Trey Gerrald: and today the day of recording, I just did a little perusing. And if you go to target.com

[00:14:09] Trey Gerrald: peeps Easter blue, Bunny's 4.5 ounces. 12 count is $2 and 19

[00:14:16] Trey Gerrald: cents. If you go to CVS today at the time of recording.

[00:14:20] Trey Gerrald: Peeps yellow, marshmallow bunnies, Easter candy APS two 19.

[00:14:26] Chelsey Donn: Okay.

[00:14:26] Chelsey Donn: All

[00:14:27] Trey Gerrald: So it's All $2 and 19 cents.

[00:14:30] Chelsey Donn: So Maxine does have a point regarding the price.

[00:14:33] Chelsey Donn: I'll give her that. I guess the part of the Review! where I got a little bit confused.

[00:14:39] Trey Gerrald: Is it the math talk?

[00:14:40] Chelsey Donn: Well, first of all, the math, the math was just like extra, so great. Like again, Maxine's giving me very teacher vibes, right. Or teacher vibes, or like on some sort of extreme diet or like on and off of some sort of extreme diet where they have one of those like food scales.

[00:15:00] Trey Gerrald: I was going to say a food scale.

[00:15:01] Chelsey Donn: Right because wow. Like, or maybe they're like a candle maker. I don't know. They like clearly do something where they regularly, there are chem chemistry teacher. They do something where they regularly have to measure things, because I thought that was hilarious. But the part of the Review! that I'm kind of like, Hmm, not so sure about is when we get into the description of the item itself.

[00:15:23] Trey Gerrald: Yeah, I want to ask you, have you ever had a peep?

[00:15:25] Chelsey Donn: had a peep and I don't, I don't like peeps. They are sugary marshmallows. Right.

[00:15:30] Trey Gerrald: correct.

[00:15:31] Chelsey Donn: But doesn't everybody that's buying a peep know that it's a sugary, marshmallow. Does anyone need to be told by Maxine?

[00:15:40] Trey Gerrald: Yeah. Good question.

[00:15:41] Trey Gerrald: if you are a Christian and the United States of America, if you don't know what a peat tastes like, you probably cannot read and do not have a credit card. And therefore do not have an account on Amazon to

[00:15:52] Trey Gerrald: read Maxine's description.

[00:15:56] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. Even if there was a sense of humor in there and it was like, obviously we know that the taste is atrocious. It's basically two marshmallows and like a pound of sugar, like then I would have been like, okay. Yeah, yeah. But the vet that Maxine was like, let me take you through the process of a peep for a second, you know,

[00:16:15] Trey Gerrald: Right.

[00:16:16] Trey Gerrald: Yeah. It's a whole paragraph about their description.

[00:16:18] Trey Gerrald: of peeps, right?

[00:16:20] Chelsey Donn: Which like I get it or do it due diligence. Usually that would be a plus. But in this situation on Amazon, I just don't buy it. That somebody is going to go there and need Maxine's description.

[00:16:32] Trey Gerrald: Okay. I guess I can sort of separate Maxine is saying, okay, there's two issues

[00:16:36] Trey Gerrald: here. horribly overpriced, and then it doesn't taste good,

[00:16:39] Trey Gerrald: but I feel like they're really saying like, it's just marshmallows that are dampened with sugar.

[00:16:44] Trey Gerrald: So why are you paying so much, like. Even seem like it's two issues.

[00:16:48] Trey Gerrald: It seems like, further evidence for the first issue that it's too expensive, which is what is confusing to me

[00:16:54] Trey Gerrald: because you're saying like, why are you paying $5 for a wet marshmallow that has sugar on it?

[00:17:00] Trey Gerrald: You know, it's,

[00:17:00] Chelsey Donn: But it's if you felt so averse to the product and why did you go Amazon and look up peeps and purchase them blindly in the first place? Like clearly you knew what you were getting into.

[00:17:10] Trey Gerrald: Well, I do feel like part of Amazon is the convenience. Like,

[00:17:13] Trey Gerrald: so

[00:17:14] Chelsey Donn: why I'm saying like, I, I think like if I was like, oh shoot, Easter's right around the corner. And you know, I need to get peeps or my kids when they get home from school. Cause all their friends are going to have peeps and I don't want to be the mom without the peeps and I need it by tomorrow and I'm busy.

[00:17:29] Chelsey Donn: Then I'm going to go on Amazon and buy them.

[00:17:31] Chelsey Donn: I do think it is out of control the price gouging. I will give Maxine that, like, I really think Amazon should be doing something to regulate these prices so that Joe Schmo can't just go to the dollar store and buy a bunch of peeps and resell them on Amazon for $10 a pop.

[00:17:48] Chelsey Donn: Like I do think that that is ridiculous. And I hear Maxine there.

[00:17:53] Trey Gerrald: But I, in my mind, like I do feel like we always had peeps in our little Easter baskets in the morning of

[00:18:00] Trey Gerrald: So it does sort of feel like a staple. So the price gouging, which does show up in a lot of reviews, I

[00:18:05] Trey Gerrald: found Amazon people are really outraged by the price. But I do also think like this is a company that has a product that is only sold one time of the year.

[00:18:15] Trey Gerrald: They obviously have branched out and they have lines of things,

[00:18:18] Trey Gerrald: but it like, this is an Easter product. So I sort of give it a pass that it's like, Okay.

[00:18:24] Trey Gerrald: well, if they can only sell it this time of year. But I also think if you just, I do think of you just buying it in the checkout line at CVS. Like it's like candy canes.

[00:18:33] Trey Gerrald: Like you're just going to buy them at a grocery store or something. But,

[00:18:36] Trey Gerrald: uh, I

[00:18:37] Chelsey Donn: I mean, I don't know if I want to like, feel so bad for the peeps company and the reason is I I'm sure that it's some larger conglomerate, right. That makes peeps

[00:18:47] Trey Gerrald: must be. I'm sure that someone has purchased it by this point.

[00:18:50] Chelsey Donn: exactly.

[00:18:52] Trey Gerrald: Something about Maxine declaring that they are serving. How much a box is supposed to be elsewhere.

[00:19:00] Trey Gerrald: And then at the end they're like, I'm pretty sure it's 25 cents cheaper

[00:19:05] Trey Gerrald: than what I'm saying. Just all of that feels a little shady. Like, I mean, I think I trust, I don't know.

[00:19:11] Trey Gerrald: I am split about Maxine, but ultimately it feels a little like, why are you so mad about this?

[00:19:17] Chelsey Donn: Well, I know I, Maxine is mad. I like, I just think that based on the Review! the actual narrative is that Maxine went on in a hurry, ordered some peeps,

[00:19:28] Chelsey Donn: had them Dilla had them deliver, you know, order them. Didn't bother to look at the. Was then like going through her Amazon purchases saw how much she paid and was like, upset about it and decided to write this.

[00:19:44] Chelsey Donn: Review! I'm sorry. There is a little bit of responsibility here to Maxine now, whereas where's the value. I guess if I was somebody else that was going to go buy this product and I hadn't looked at the price and then they read Maxine's Review! I might then be like, oh, shoot. She's right. I'm not going to pay that much for this when I can get it CVS,

[00:20:03] Trey Gerrald: I hear

[00:20:04] Chelsey Donn: you know,

[00:20:04] Trey Gerrald: yeah, I that's actually true.

[00:20:06] Chelsey Donn: there is value there.

[00:20:07] Chelsey Donn: But I think that the passion that's coming from from Maxine is really because they were swindled almost by themselves.

[00:20:16] Trey Gerrald: By their, um, schedule all ya.

[00:20:17] Chelsey Donn: Yeah, by like not paying attention. It was like, this was the hard lesson that Maxine had to learn about. Just assuming that it product like peeps has a universal price and not bothering to look and see what this particular seller was, pricing out these peeps at.

[00:20:36] Trey Gerrald: Right. Do you think that this would be a deal breaker for you?

[00:20:39] Chelsey Donn: No, and I don't think it'll be a deal breaker for anybody looking at this. I think that again, a normal person would look at the price. So if it was going to be a deal breaker for them, they were just look at the product page, say I'm not going to pay for this and move on. Like, I don't anybody is on the fence.

[00:20:55] Chelsey Donn: Going to Amazon looking for peeps in the first place, and then going to look in the reviews and then, you know, going to have Maxine really sway them one way or the other. I mean, like you said, there were people that said it was useful, so maybe we're wrong.

[00:21:08] Trey Gerrald: two people. And this was written in 2015.

[00:21:11] Chelsey Donn: Okay. All right. But that's still like a couple people had to go and like tick that box for Maxine,

[00:21:19] Trey Gerrald: Yeah. I mean the spelling and grammar is pretty great here. Other than that

[00:21:23] Chelsey Donn: other than

[00:21:23] Trey Gerrald: regular.

[00:21:25] Trey Gerrald: And every time it is interesting. Every time they have the word bunnies, it's a capital B.

[00:21:32] Chelsey Donn: the CA they're talking about capital B bunnies here. Okay.

[00:21:36] Trey Gerrald: I feel like I could crown this. How are you feeling?

[00:21:38] Chelsey Donn: I think I can crown Maxine.

[00:21:39] Trey Gerrald: Okay. So Chelsey and I each have our own set of zero to five crown cards in an effort to be fair and not influence one another. We will simultaneously reveal our rating.

[00:21:52] VOICEOVER: The Queens are Tabulating.

[00:21:59] Chelsey Donn: Okay, I'm holding up one and a half crowns. Trey is holding up two crowns. one and a half crowns just because I agree with Maxine price is outrageous. And I don't think we should be charging this much for a product like this. But other than that, all the points they made during the breaking down of the Review!

[00:22:15] Chelsey Donn: still stand. And I don't know how valuable this review is. So that's why I gave Maxine one and a half crowns. Why two crowns from you?

[00:22:23] Trey Gerrald: I almost did one and a half and I changed the last second, but I did two, because ultimately Maxine's knowledge of math, Uh sort of tips it over for me. I just think like

[00:22:33] Trey Gerrald: they did a

[00:22:34] Chelsey Donn: the scales.

[00:22:35] Trey Gerrald: at tips, the ounces here for me with the crown, I don't care about your description of

[00:22:41] Trey Gerrald: but I do think the M ounces per pound per dollar is an interesting point.

[00:22:47] Trey Gerrald: But ultimately if I'm going to buy peeps, I don't care about like Maxine's breakdown, but not totally deal breaker. So that's why I said Two,.

[00:22:55] Chelsey Donn: Okay. Fair fair.

[00:22:56] Trey Gerrald: All right. Well, let's take a quick break. And when we come back, we can get into Chelsey's Review!

[00:23:02] Chelsey Donn: When we come back, we're going to get a little peep into my Review!

[00:23:05] Trey Gerrald: ah, Ooh,

[00:23:08] Chelsey Donn: love that BRB.

[00:23:10] Trey Gerrald: Shalom.

[00:23:14] VOICEOVER: Hold your crown. We'll be right back.

[00:23:41] 23:28 Meryl-Go-Round[00:23:41] 23:26 Ad Break

[00:23:41] Trey Gerrald: It's game time. Chelsey. Why don't we just jump on and take a quick spin on the Meryl-Go-Round honey. '

[00:23:49] VOICEOVER: I don't feel like an icon. Most of the days, I feel like 'I can't!' That's with an, A'..

[00:23:58] Chelsey Donn: All right. Here's the deal. Trey and I have each picked a 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 genres as possible

[00:24:11] Trey Gerrald: Just like queen Meryl, who does it all.

[00:24:13] Chelsey Donn: before the clock runs out.

[00:24:15] Trey Gerrald: Okay. Now, Chels, what is your One-Star-Zinger?

[00:24:18] Chelsey Donn: So my One-Star-Zinger is from Amazon. It is a one-star review of the Lindt chocolate carrots for 1.9 ounces. This review is written by Vera L F. And the subject of the Review! is expensive. And the Review! is. Very small amount for the prices. And

[00:24:48] Trey Gerrald: Vera had to go.

[00:24:49] Chelsey Donn: I had a gal.

[00:24:53] Trey Gerrald: I do think of lent as like a gourmet chocolate, so,

[00:24:58] Trey Gerrald: whatever, whatever. Okay. All right, Chelsey, I'm going to strap you in

[00:25:03] Trey Gerrald: to a free arrow Rochet.

[00:25:06] Chelsey Donn: Oh, you don't even know. I love a .

[00:25:10] Trey Gerrald: Let me say,

[00:25:11] Chelsey Donn: Love.

[00:25:12] Trey Gerrald: All right. here we go.

[00:25:14] Chelsey Donn: do at

[00:25:16] VOICEOVER: Two, One, GO!.

[00:25:28] Trey Gerrald: mime, true crime documentary.

[00:25:33] Chelsey Donn: small amount for the prices and.

[00:25:36] Trey Gerrald: Melodrama Yankee

[00:25:43] Chelsey Donn: Very small amount for the prices and

[00:25:47] Trey Gerrald: game show.

[00:25:48] Chelsey Donn: prices and

[00:25:50] Trey Gerrald: Yeah, give it to you. Cause it's a Holy week, 2, 4, 6, 7 diva.

[00:25:58] Chelsey Donn: Okay. Trey tell us about your thing of this week.

[00:26:01] Trey Gerrald: I have a Passover zinger. So today I have a one-star Amazon

[00:26:06] Trey Gerrald: review for straights gluten-free Motsa ball mix and

[00:26:10] Trey Gerrald: soup mix 4.5 ounces. This

[00:26:13] Trey Gerrald: is written by all caps, a F R F, and their subject is all caps salty. And the zinger is this product is very salty for my palette.

[00:26:27] Chelsey Donn: Um, Fair enough. All right. I'm going to strap you into a monster ball, but not just any monster ball, you know, when you go to a deli and they give you those mothballs that are like so big, that they're the size of the entire bowl. That's the kind of MATSOL you're stopped into. I hate those kinds, but that's what you're stopped into.

[00:26:47] Trey Gerrald: I'm just going to roll around and it's my salty Motsa ball now. Right.

[00:26:51] Trey Gerrald: here

[00:26:52] Trey Gerrald: we go.

[00:26:53] VOICEOVER: Three, Two, One, GO!.

[00:26:57] Chelsey Donn: reality,

[00:26:59] Trey Gerrald: They have sprout act is very from a palette.

[00:27:02] Chelsey Donn: horror

[00:27:04] Trey Gerrald: product is very intelligent

[00:27:07] Chelsey Donn: pop star,

[00:27:08] Trey Gerrald: that's brought out his bare man. Saudi

[00:27:13] Chelsey Donn: Southern adult film.

[00:27:20] Trey Gerrald: just product is very salty for my palette.

[00:27:24] Chelsey Donn: news.

[00:27:25] Trey Gerrald: This product is very salty for my palette.

[00:27:28] Chelsey Donn: That's all. Okay. Let's see how you dead. Six.

[00:27:32] Trey Gerrald: That means you're the winner

[00:27:34] Chelsey Donn: winner. I'm the Passover winner. I found the offi Komen.

[00:27:38] Trey Gerrald: next year in Jerusalem.

[00:27:40] Chelsey Donn: Yes.

[00:27:41] 30 Minute Haggaddah 3 Star Review

[00:27:41] VOICEOVER: Review That Review

[00:27:47] Trey Gerrald: All right, Queens. We are back from That rousing game break. And it is your turn Chelsey. Where is your Review.

[00:27:53] Trey Gerrald: from this week?

[00:27:54] Chelsey Donn: So my Review! is also from Amazon this week. It's rich soil. So this is actually a three-star review for a 30 minute Seder. The Hagada that blends brevity with tradition, paperback, September 29th, 2007.

[00:28:15] Trey Gerrald: I think that that definitely qualifies.

[00:28:19] VOICEOVER: Supercalifragilistic XB.

[00:28:22] Chelsey Donn: It's written by, uh, Robert Cottman. Just if anyone's wondering, and it's illustrated by bill Yana. So this Review! is a three-star review written by JS. The subject is felt rushed and stressed. Doesn't do honor to the wonder of the Passover story.

[00:28:43] Trey Gerrald: Like a fault.

[00:28:44] Chelsey Donn: Here we go.

[00:28:46] Chelsey Donn: This year, we ordered a bunch of different Hagada in search of a replacement for our Maxwell house ones. Initially we liked this one, its thinness was appealing. The pages are bright and colorful and extremely visually engaging. And it didn't include all the extraneous texts that makes Seders feel so insanely long. But when we really sat down. And went through it page by page. We just felt rushed and harried.

[00:29:21] Chelsey Donn: The pages that at first were so visually engaging now felt like they were trying to pack in as much information as possible in as few pages as possible. Some details or readings we like we're too condensed or omitted entirely. There's virtually no Hebrew. And the book opens like an English book rather than a Hebrew book.

[00:29:46] Chelsey Donn: The pictures and illustrations all felt very slick and modern, but we didn't feel anything historical or traditional tying us to either generation. It made us feel like the entire purpose of this book was to get through the formality of the Seder ASAP to get to the meal, not to relax and enjoy the rich and complex story of Passover.

[00:30:15] Trey Gerrald: Hmm. Wow.

[00:30:19] Trey Gerrald: That feels a little, I went on a little roller coaster

[00:30:22] Chelsey Donn: me too. Yeah.

[00:30:23] Trey Gerrald: 'cause I think that the last sentence is seemingly what the title is suggesting,

[00:30:28] Trey Gerrald: which at, so at the beginning of the Review! I was sort of like, well, duh, but then when you do break down, like, what is the point of like going through the story and like going through the hook outta.

[00:30:40] Trey Gerrald: Like, maybe it isn't something that should be rushed. I've actually never considered that. Cause as a, someone who was not Jewish, but does celebrate high holidays, it is Very.

[00:30:50] Trey Gerrald: long.

[00:30:51] Trey Gerrald: And as someone who had never heard Hebrew and then suddenly was at a Passover Seder, it is literally like, what is happening?

[00:31:01] Trey Gerrald: what, this is another language. What,

[00:31:05] Trey Gerrald: you know, it like. I don't know what's happening, you know, so I would imagine some of the first things to go would probably be the Hebrew. Right? I mean, their point

[00:31:15] Chelsey Donn: like, I don't know what's included, but it's like, we need a diary new moment. Certainly, you

[00:31:20] Chelsey Donn: know? We, yeah, we need to, we need the questions. Mohnish I mean, like if we don't have that, which I don't know, maybe, maybe it is there, but

[00:31:29] Trey Gerrald: Do you think they just do like one of the plagues instead of all of them?

[00:31:33] Chelsey Donn: yeah. I don't know. I wonder, like, what is lost in the brevity of all this? I do think it's like, like a funny thing that the Maxwell house version of the Hagada like is it really, truly is like these staple.

[00:31:48] Trey Gerrald: Yeah, I was going to say it's that your family is too.

[00:31:50] Chelsey Donn: Yeah, for sure. I mean like any traditional theater I've ever gone to at someone's house, we always have these Maxwell house, you know, one.

[00:31:59] Chelsey Donn: So I understand that, like, this is a, a departure for JS, you know, so I think there's like a little bit of an emotional attachment to the OJ, which I and

[00:32:09] Trey Gerrald: The whole point is

[00:32:10] Chelsey Donn: Exactly. I think what's kind of interesting and what's making me respect JS a little bit more is that JS did give this a three star,

[00:32:19] Trey Gerrald: that was my point. Yes. I was

[00:32:20] Chelsey Donn: you know, because at the end of the day, the word brevity is in the title.

[00:32:26] Chelsey Donn: So I think that the point of the survey view is if you want brevity in a sense you are getting brevity, but at what cost, you know,

[00:32:35] Trey Gerrald: I also have a question about the very first or second sentence. They say the plural form of Hagada

[00:32:42] Chelsey Donn: Yeah.

[00:32:43] Trey Gerrald: as Hagada, it's not Haggadahs.

[00:32:45] Chelsey Donn: maybe actually I might've read it wrong. It says, I don't know. I'm like, how do you spell Hagada it says hug a dote. Maybe, that's the

[00:32:55] Chelsey Donn: plural.

[00:32:56] Trey Gerrald: It's like, um, bar mitzvah notes.

[00:32:59] Chelsey Donn: exactly.

[00:33:00] Trey Gerrald: I thought it was funny to use the word harried.

[00:33:03] Chelsey Donn: Yes, me too.

[00:33:04] Trey Gerrald: How well do you think JS is?

[00:33:06] Chelsey Donn: Probably like around my parents' age, if I had to guess,

[00:33:10] Trey Gerrald: Yeah.

[00:33:10] Chelsey Donn: fifties, sixties.

[00:33:12] Trey Gerrald: I was thinking maybe like, um, fifties,

[00:33:15] Trey Gerrald: but, like how I feel like maybe they are suddenly the head of the household, like their parents have passed

[00:33:23] Trey Gerrald: now they're the ones that are in charge. And so they're trying to figure out like what's best for their family. And then in this process of getting multiple Hagada outs, they like have realized, Okay.

[00:33:33] Trey Gerrald: it's not this.

[00:33:34] Trey Gerrald: Because just skip everything.

[00:33:37] Trey Gerrald: But I think why I appreciate the three-star here is because it is like the title. It is like, of course they have to cut stuff if you're a making it 30 minutes, like,

[00:33:48] Trey Gerrald: you know, and if you're not tailoring your own 30 minute Hagada then like it's not up to you, what us cut out.

[00:33:55] Trey Gerrald: So it kind of inspires me to think like, oh, maybe we could do our own trim to version.

[00:34:00] Chelsey Donn: Right. I was personally triggered and I don't think it was intentional by the phrase it's thinness was appealing. I just want to point that out for my own personal bias. When I read that, I was like, why the NIS appealing? It's not just a thing. I also really liked that JS did bring up that they ordered a bunch of different Haga search of a replacement, but they didn't mention the other names, which made it feel more authentic that they were reviewing this item because sometimes we'll see people that are saying, I bought multiple things.

[00:34:35] Chelsey Donn: you know, skip ahead and just get this one instead. So I appreciated that Jay has really kept his Review! centered around this particular attack.

[00:34:45] Trey Gerrald: right. I know. I agree as well. What's the spelling and grammar like.

[00:34:49] Chelsey Donn: Really good. I don't think I heard any errors.

[00:34:52] Trey Gerrald: I do feel like I don't think it's a valuable, our new or unique information that this is, um, a condensed version, but I am sort of struck by like, okay, but then what is the impact of it being a 30 minute hook hookup? Which like, I, there is an emotional Polce to this Review!

[00:35:15] Trey Gerrald: so like, it's a very intriguing to me, J a.

[00:35:19] Chelsey Donn: Yeah, I think that there is a lot of value here. I liked that JS continually pointed out that it was visually engaging, that it was sort of slick and modern. but I think the biggest complaint overall with both the text and that comment about the modern is that we're really missing that fold of the history and reverence of the holiday. So I feel like there's a lot of information that JS has giving us that would make somebody swing one way or the other, which is why I think it's a good three-star Review! cause there are some people who are like, I have little kids, you know, I want this to be brief or I come from a mixed religion family.

[00:36:00] Chelsey Donn: And I know that a lot of people are going to be at this Seder that really don't know Hebrew. And we want them to feel like they're included and they can follow along. If that were my intention and I read JS is Review! I would go ahead and buy the product. You know what I mean? So I feel like the information that JS is giving us really helps to weave out like, well, you're clearly about to buy a book about the brevity, you know, Hagada like th th that's point of this is.

[00:36:29] Chelsey Donn: So

[00:36:29] Trey Gerrald: what that means.

[00:36:31] Chelsey Donn: consider what that means.

[00:36:32] Trey Gerrald: Yeah.

[00:36:33] Trey Gerrald: I mean, I do think it is arming me with a lot of information because if I wanted to purchase this and then supplement some of

[00:36:39] Trey Gerrald: the that I feel like are missing, this is really valuable to know, like,

[00:36:43] Trey Gerrald: but I would love to just sort of introduce a little bit of one of the principles that I find so profound about Judaism is the ability to debate and

[00:36:53] Trey Gerrald: question and offer your own contrary opinion

[00:36:56] Trey Gerrald: and something that is striking me is that similar.

[00:37:00] Trey Gerrald: The Hanukkah, daddy, Christmas mama book so much. And rightfully so. If Judaism is a fear of loss of existence and a tradition, I that comes up a lot of times, especially different denominations about like, uh, you can't be like reform because that's your losing tradition. You know, like

[00:37:20] Trey Gerrald: people lot of thoughts

[00:37:22] Trey Gerrald: and I just would love to offer here as a non-Jewish.

[00:37:25] Trey Gerrald: That maybe you don't have to hold Passover to the responsibility of keeping tradition. Like if we hold every single thing accountable for that, then maybe we are missing something which like, now that I'm in, even in saying. I think, I even agree with this point, but I just think that we're so concerned about what we will possibly teach our younger generations to lose that we aren't able to like challenge ourselves to new traditions or customs.

[00:37:54] Trey Gerrald: Um, but I'm just going to cut all this cause I don't even think it's valuable saying, but

[00:37:58] Chelsey Donn: No, but.

[00:37:59] Trey Gerrald: appreciate it.

[00:38:01] Chelsey Donn: I was going to say, I think there is a point there because, you know, I've, I actually worked at a temple at one point and it was a reconstructionist temple. And one of the things that was so great about it is that we did Mary and some of the traditions. So it's. Omitting and this way, but because the teachings were able to be delivered in a way that was really meeting the congregant where they are and in modern day.

[00:38:28] Chelsey Donn: Right. So instead of this, just being about a plague, maybe we're talking about COVID or maybe we're talking about where we are today, so that we can really paint a picture of. What this would have been like, I'll speak for myself, but so often going to Seders, growing up at the were like long, and there were so much Hebrew.

[00:38:47] Chelsey Donn: And so what was going on, I didn't really understand the core of what it is that we're honoring today. And so it does make me wonder if within the brevity and within the modernization of this text. Is it really explaining it for somebody that might not understand in a context that someone today might be able to understand, know?

[00:39:11] Trey Gerrald: And I do think that as a non Jew, that often goes to temple. A lot of it doesn't make sense to me because it is a different

[00:39:17] Trey Gerrald: language until it is sermon where it's like a story that it's applied under the lens of today.

[00:39:23] Chelsey Donn: Exactly.

[00:39:24] Trey Gerrald: Yeah. So maybe there isn't a Right. and wrong. And I think that that is what school about JSS Review!

[00:39:29] Trey Gerrald: is that it's A three-star

[00:39:31] Trey Gerrald: they're not necessarily making the call, but for them they were saying what was cut is maybe not perfect.

[00:39:37] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. And this was my feeling about it. My feeling about it was that there was, it was too rushed. I just want to say that 73 people found this helpful, uh, kind of adds any clarity. Yeah, do we, do we consider everything? I feel like we really gave JS a non harried consideration.

[00:39:57] Trey Gerrald: Yeah, I do feel a little. I'm not sure I'm going to sway on this, but let's let's crown A'..

[00:40:03] Chelsey Donn: All right, let's do it.

[00:40:04] Trey Gerrald: Okay. Here we go.

[00:40:06] VOICEOVER: The Queens are Tabulating.

[00:40:14] Chelsey Donn: right. Trey all at, at all.

[00:40:16] Trey Gerrald: I'm really unsure.

[00:40:18] Chelsey Donn: All right. Fair, three and a half crowns from trey four crowns for me. All right. Trey why three and a half crowns?

[00:40:23] Trey Gerrald: Well, I wanted to do three because JS is Review! was three, but then I thought,

[00:40:27] Trey Gerrald: wow. it's just interesting. I said this in the assessment, it's like, it's not new information to say, oh, this is condensed. And it's 30 minutes because that's literally the

[00:40:37] Trey Gerrald: title, but I got the emotional toll of what is actually trimmed out here, which I think is actually the

[00:40:43] Trey Gerrald: value. So I said three and a half, because I think it's a little more than middle of the road here, but I mean, if you're looking for a condensed, shorter Ghada, then you probably have an idea that it's going to, you're going to be losing st