Review That Review with Chelsey Donn & Trey Gerrald
Episode 49: "Kaboom Toilet Cleaner / Renaissance Faire"
*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!
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[00:00:30] Chelsey Donn: hello,
[00:00:31] Trey Gerrald: Well, hello, Chelsey and hello listeners. And welcome to Review That Review the podcast dedicated to reviewing.
[00:00:42] Chelsey Donn: nice mustache. We're just like Siskel and Ebert only instead of reviewing cinematic, masterpieces, we rate and review those hilarious scathing and sometimes suspicious online. Review!.
[00:00:55] Trey Gerrald: Thank you. That's Chelsey Donn.
[00:00:58] Chelsey Donn: And that's Trey Gerrald.
[00:01:00] Trey Gerrald: And together we are.
[00:01:02] VOICEOVER: The Review Queens.
[00:01:07] Trey Gerrald: In case you're wondering, I just pulled up a sticker mustache than Chelsey was complimenting me on that. If you love our show and you want to show a little support and keep our show being produced, then you can go into our Patreon page where you can get exclusive bonus content, including our members only After show podcast. So to go join that, visit our Patreon at Patreon.com/ReviewThatReview.
[00:01:31] Trey Gerrald: How are you? Chelsey goose?
[00:01:33] Chelsey Donn: Oh, my God. I'm good. I got to say a little bit exhausted. A friend's birthday occurred yesterday, and that's a weird way of saying at a friend's birthday celebration yesterday. And we went to the Renaissance fair, which has never been on my personal bucket list, but nonetheless.
[00:01:54] Trey Gerrald: I've never been to a Ren fair.
[00:01:56] Chelsey Donn: I had never been either. I got, it was better than I thought it was going to be.
[00:01:59] Chelsey Donn: Like, I, I have a lot of anxiety and crowds.
[00:02:03] Trey Gerrald: you have to dress up?
[00:02:04] Chelsey Donn: Well, that's the other thing. So at first I was invited to go to this birthday thing. Of course I was going to go, it's a very good friend. And I was like, well, I'm not going to dress up because I don't want to like masquerade as though I'm a Renaissance fair person.
[00:02:20] Chelsey Donn: And she was like, you're going to look weird. Like you needed. Yeah. And so I was like, ah, I guess I have to dress up. And then I had to buy a costume.
[00:02:28] Trey Gerrald: you have pictures?
[00:02:29] Chelsey Donn: And like, I also, like, I don't like to do any of these rights. So I was literally the photographer the entire time I like looked really cute and there were like two photos with me, but that's okay.
[00:02:39] Trey Gerrald: I want to see, where did you just buy on Amazon or something?
[00:02:42] Chelsey Donn: I, I think I looked really, cause at first I was going to be a Viking and then I was like, you never know, I could make, meet my husband at the Renaissance. Fair. I should like try a little bit. So I was like a fairy, like with a flower crown. It was
[00:02:56] Trey Gerrald: Kim?
[00:02:56] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. I pulled it off and it was a lot more fun and a lot less crowded than I thought it was going to be.
[00:03:02] Chelsey Donn: Nonetheless, I am going to have a complaint about it later, but tell me a little bit while I find this photo about your week, try what's going on.
[00:03:09] Trey Gerrald: That's a great question. I've had a good week. You know, things are chugging along. I'm recuperating from having my sister and her husband and her two kids house, was a lovely visit. I don't know.
[00:03:22] Trey Gerrald: if I mentioned, but my nephew Elliott, he got sick and so they had to take him to the emergency room.
[00:03:28] Trey Gerrald: And that that was a little sad because we didn't get to do a bunch of stuff that we planned, but I'm always happy to just set. I did show him my thought of the podcast because we introduced him to the Brandy Whitney Houston Cinderella.
[00:03:41] Chelsey Donn: How'd he never seen it before.
[00:03:42] Trey Gerrald: No. And he really giggled and loved. I don't know if you remember in the beginning there was like a baker That like has a wobbly cake, like a three tiered, like cardboard cake, but
[00:03:52] Chelsey Donn: That sounds right.
[00:03:53] Trey Gerrald: it's almost falling the whole number and he thought that. was so funny, but, um, yeah, so we're just recuperating and um, everyone else, all the adults were healthy, so That's good.
[00:04:03] Chelsey Donn: Thank
[00:04:03] Trey Gerrald: yeah, I spent a good. week. Did you find your Ren fair pick? Ooh, cute. Yes. I love it. I love the crown
[00:04:12] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. I mean, I had to wear a crown in honor of the queen dumb.
[00:04:16] Trey Gerrald: You look very tan.
[00:04:19] Chelsey Donn: I was Tang. I've been getting T I mean It's so it was very sunny.
[00:04:22] Trey Gerrald: That's my first thought is like Turkey legs and then getting sunburned. that's my of a rent fair.
[00:04:27] Chelsey Donn: that's accurate.
[00:04:29] Trey Gerrald: Well it good. Wait. So
[00:04:30] Lodge A Complaint
[00:04:30] Trey Gerrald: did you say that this might lead you into needing.
[00:04:34] VOICEOVER: Lodge A Complaint.
[00:04:35] Chelsey Donn: Yeah, new location, new complaint, or really like new reminder of things that annoy me. So, you know, when you go to a line and there's like a congregation of people that are in the line, but they're not actually in line.
[00:04:52] Trey Gerrald: God.
[00:04:53] Chelsey Donn: Why are you standing there? Like you. Create traffic. It doesn't make any sense out of all the places to stand.
[00:05:03] Chelsey Donn: Why are you choosing with your group to stand in line and then like a half an hour later after we're all waiting behind you, you finally come out of your Hayes and you're like, oh, this is how you were not in line. Yeah, you are. Yeah. You are in line.
[00:05:20] Trey Gerrald: That does happen all the time.
[00:05:22] Chelsey Donn: What is that? What is it?
[00:05:24] Trey Gerrald: I guess it's a lack of awareness.
[00:05:27] Chelsey Donn: awareness.
[00:05:28] Trey Gerrald: that's what it is.
[00:05:30] Chelsey Donn: wow. Look around. Notice where you are.
[00:05:33] Trey Gerrald: I feel like there'd be a higher level of. Cognition right.
[00:05:37] Trey Gerrald: now after COVID that like, if you're at an event with a lot of people and you're near a lot of individuals, you would have like an awareness that like, oh, why are they all clumping? Oh, cause they're in a line. So like, if I'm in a clump with people that were not in line, I would want to make sure there's enough space because are we still aware of keeping six feet apart or no?
[00:05:59] Chelsey Donn: Yeah, not everybody and not if you're on, you're probably like six, I don't know. Kettle of me.
[00:06:07] Trey Gerrald: Hey,
[00:06:08] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. Anyway, meta is actually not bad. I am not a beer person and it tastes like a very sweet beer, but like not enough, like beer to be upsetting because I really don't like that. He has to beer. It's more like a cider, I guess, like sweet alcoholic cider.
[00:06:27] Chelsey Donn: And the one that I got was like blueberry lemonade. So it was about as like, Mike's hard lemonade as you get for me, it, you know,
[00:06:36] Trey Gerrald: Isn't there something in the Harry Potter world about me, but Butter meat or something or beer
[00:06:41] Trey Gerrald: butter. Oh, I thought there was something with the word meat, but maybe not. But yeah, I feel like that was like a thing everyone was very into, well, I definitely hear that complaint. I have been on both sides of this complaint, unfortunately.
[00:06:54] Trey Gerrald: This is sort of a spinoff here, but this happens in Manhattan when you're like leaving a restaurant with a group of people. And you're all like saying your Jewish goodbyes and at a street corner and it's just like, everyone is taking up the street corner. And so like incoming walking traffic can't get up.
[00:07:11] Trey Gerrald: Like that gives me so much agita, but it is like the lack of awareness when you're in a group setting of like other things
[00:07:18] Chelsey Donn: and it congested. Yeah. Yeah.
[00:07:22] Trey Gerrald: Well, I hear that. I'm sorry. Unfortunately, that problem doesn't go away. Once you enter, what are we in the, When you leave the Renaissance era
[00:07:31] Chelsey Donn: When you leave the Renaissance and new enter the 21st century.
[00:07:34] Trey Gerrald: Yeah, unfortunately,
[00:07:36] Chelsey Donn: I know it exists everywhere.
[00:07:38] Trey Gerrald: um,
[00:07:39] Chelsey Donn: What's your complaint tray with that in mind.
[00:07:42] Trey Gerrald: So this has been on my list for a while, and it always felt a little weird, but I'm bringing it out So today I would like to lodge a complaint against disrespected public bathrooms. Have you ever noticed that it seems that like people instantly forget manners or consideration when they're inside of a public bathroom, I'm specifically talking about.
[00:08:06] Trey Gerrald: You know, the horrors of getting a wooden key from a gas station and having to open the bathroom. That's going to be a horse in also at an airport before, like the attendant has gotten in there, but w what happens to people just go into bathrooms that aren't their own. And they just like, completely forget how to be a human.
[00:08:28] Trey Gerrald: Like, why is, why are they so disrespected? You would not do that in your own house. I'm assuming.
[00:08:34] Chelsey Donn: I was going to say that might be an assumption. Like I think there are people that regardless of the bathroom location, whether it be their house or not, they're probably complete slobs. I can't imagine that someone who is very respectful at home and is putting down the toilet seat and being very diligent in their own bathroom would be so egregious in a public bathroom.
[00:08:57] Chelsey Donn: I don't know, maybe either way. I feel you cause. It's such a crap shoot, especially at like a gas station bathroom. In fact, when I go to a gas station bathroom and it's clean, I'm like, oh my God, this is amazing.
[00:09:12] Trey Gerrald: It's like you look around like, am I on candid camera?
[00:09:14] Chelsey Donn: Exactly.
[00:09:16] Trey Gerrald: But I'm not even talking about like disgusting bodily functions. I'm talking about like, just a disarray of
[00:09:22] Chelsey Donn: Oh, toilet paper,
[00:09:23] Chelsey Donn: paper
[00:09:24] Trey Gerrald: towels. not in the right spot. countertop being soaking wet. It's like, people like just don't any.
[00:09:31] Trey Gerrald: And I also recognize like you and turn it's disgusting. So it's like, well, I'm not going to assume the responsibility of cleaning this. So like, maybe that adds to it.
[00:09:39] Chelsey Donn: have it's so gross though. Like I had like taken a paper towel, like a paper towels to like lift up other people's stuff so that I don't have to touch it directly, just cause I'm like, I don't want somebody coming in after me and thinking that I
[00:09:53] Chelsey Donn: that.
[00:09:53] Trey Gerrald: That is a, that is like such A'. common thought of mine. Yes. Anyway, that is my complaint.
[00:09:59] Chelsey Donn: A'. I agree.
[00:10:00] Trey Gerrald: I think like, just why, why, why can't we all just like, you know, clean up a little.
[00:10:06] Chelsey Donn: Can you imagine if there was like a tiny little corner in like the gas station bathroom, where there was a bathroom attendant, was the water noise canceling. I know you cause you
[00:10:18] Listener Voicemail!
[00:10:18] Chelsey Donn: you've complained about the bathroom. It doesn't have before...
[00:10:21] VOICEOVER: Listener Voicemail.
[00:10:22] Trey Gerrald: Oh, Chelsey
[00:10:25] Chelsey Donn: one I'm so excited.
[00:10:27] Chelsey Donn: Oh my God. This is my favorite. You guys. Okay. What do we have? What do we have?
[00:10:31] Trey Gerrald: All right. So this is a listener voicemail from a listener named Jessica.
[00:10:35] Chelsey Donn: Okay.
[00:10:36] VOICEOVER: Hey Queens. My name is Jessica and I just had a Lodge this complaint. As soon as it came to my head, I have to Lodge A Complaint. Everything that needs to be charged. Are you with me? Like, okay. We've got the normal cell phones. Laptops. Cool. No problem. Okay. Then we got E readers, Fitbits watches, remote AirPods, headphones, clocks, speakers, vacuums, wine openers, video doorbells.
[00:11:06] VOICEOVER: I feel like I'm charging something constantly all over my house. I don't have a counter service available to cook on for all of the things charging and to top it all off nothing's ever charged. That's That's my complaint. I hope you guys are having a great day. Bye.
[00:11:24] Chelsey Donn: God. I love Jessica. Jessica be my friend. I don't even know who you are, Jessica, but I want to be
[00:11:30] Trey Gerrald: Jessica. Wait, that's such a wait. This whole charging situation totally shows up for me when I'm traveling. And it just happened when I went to LA with you, because I have an apple watch. I have an iPad, I have an iPhone and they all have different cords. So it's like, I'm always
[00:11:47] Trey Gerrald: stressing out.
[00:11:48] Chelsey Donn: It's terrible. We got to figure this out. I'm so with you, Jessica, if there's one thing that I hate in the like, modern era that I'm like, there's so much advancement, we've had. It's wires, wires, any kind things dangling off of things. Like here's my opinion about it. We have wifi.
[00:12:09] Chelsey Donn: What are we going to have wifi that also charges things. if we do, will it cause cancer that's.
[00:12:17] Trey Gerrald: not going to say but I think that's exactly what it will. I mean, we're probably getting it anyway from the wifi.
[00:12:21] Chelsey Donn: I know. When do you think we'll get Do you think we'll get there like soon where we're wirelessly charging? Like through literally just a signal,
[00:12:30] Trey Gerrald: reason I think we want is because I think apple makes too much money off of people buying chargers that they'll probably keep us from getting up, but maybe that's a conspiracy theory.
[00:12:39] Chelsey Donn: maybe those, no, I don't think it is unfortunately, but maybe they'll sell like a port or something that you could have in your home. A hub.
[00:12:47] Trey Gerrald: I would buy that.
[00:12:48] Chelsey Donn: I would buy
[00:12:49] Trey Gerrald: but on this conversation, one of my biggest pet peeves, and maybe I should even cut this so I can do it for a lodging of a complaint, but I hate dangling cords around a television cable box, VCR, apple
[00:13:04] Chelsey Donn: have my laptop right now, stressing me
[00:13:05] Trey Gerrald: I hate it. I Hate it.
[00:13:07] Trey Gerrald: There's courts everywhere. Anyway. Also get Jessica's point here because it's like everything that we utilize needs to be charged and somehow it's never charged.
[00:13:16] Chelsey Donn: That's the worst.
[00:13:17] Trey Gerrald: I'm sorry.
[00:13:17] Chelsey Donn: I'm angry for you, Jessica. Well, thank you for bringing this up. Cause this was a great complaint that I hadn't even thought of, but at the same time, it's something that yeah. Agreed daily. I roll my eyes at the courts.
[00:13:28] Trey Gerrald: Yeah, I think this is, Um, I think this is my college roommate, Jessica. I have a guest. If it is high, if it's not, Hey.
[00:13:37] Chelsey Donn: Let's be friends.
[00:13:38] Trey Gerrald: Thank you Jessica for calling in. We appreciate that. If you have a complaint that you want to Lodge, if you have a different opinion about one of our reviews, if you have anything you want to share, call LAN our voicemail number is 1-850-REVIEW-0.
[00:13:56] Chelsey Donn: That's right. And now that we've heard our complaints and Jessica's complaints, do you think we should hear some complaints of some random strangers online?
[00:14:04] Trey Gerrald: I would love nothing more.
[00:14:06] Chelsey Donn: I would love it too. So 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.
[00:14:15] Trey Gerrald: read you the Review! break it down and rate the impact of the review on a scale from zero to five crowns. It's a very Regal process That we call
[00:14:24] VOICEOVER: Assess That Kvetch
[00:14:26] Chelsey Donn: And Trey, I believe you are first today, queen, are you ready?
[00:14:32] Trey Gerrald: I'm ready. Let's do it.
[00:14:34] Chelsey Donn: Let's do it.
[00:14:37] 5 Star Kaboom Toilet Cleaning System Review
[00:14:37] VOICEOVER: Review That Review.
[00:14:41] Trey Gerrald: All right today, I'm going to share a five-star review. Uh,
[00:14:48] Chelsey Donn: God. Love it. Okay, great. Let's do it.
[00:14:51] Trey Gerrald: so this is from amazon.com. Have you ever heard of it?
[00:14:54] Chelsey Donn: Um, I believe a M a Z O N, right?
[00:14:57] Trey Gerrald: Yeah, it's like the Amazon rainforest.
[00:14:59] Chelsey Donn: Okay. Yes, heard of it.
[00:15:01] Trey Gerrald: So, okay. So this is, um, a five-star review from Stephen R from amazon.com for Kaboom scrub free exclamation mark toilet bowl, cleaner system with one device and two refills packaging may vary.
[00:15:27] Chelsey Donn: I feel like this is like exposure therapy with all these long titles, like, as we go on, I'm like, all right. I'm okay. I'm okay.
[00:15:34] Trey Gerrald: But just to clarify here, before we get into the Review!. So I watched a video on this. It is a, uh, toilet bowl system that you hook internally inside of the toilet bowl, so that the water piping through always has the chemical. It's not like dropping a little tab or scrubbing.
[00:15:51] Chelsey Donn: Right. It's like a built-in device, but it like every time you flush or whatever it is it yeah.
[00:15:57] Trey Gerrald: Okay. I guess you knew what that was.
[00:16:00] Chelsey Donn: I've gone down many rabbit hole with this and always have decided not to purchase So I'm curious.
[00:16:05] Trey Gerrald: well maybe Steven, art's going to sway you. I have a feeling. Okay.
[00:16:09] Trey Gerrald: here we go. Steven, ours Review! subject as this actually works. I live on long island on the border of NYC parentheses, born and raised in NYC. And while the water here is delicious. It makes pizza and bagels tastes so amazingly yummy, but it also leaves these horrible stains inside my toilet.
[00:16:35] Trey Gerrald: If I don't constantly clean the toilet balls in my home, it will look embarrassing, filthy, and no one wants that. I read the product's claim and all their reviews, which honestly left me with very mixed emotions about whether or not this would actually work yet for this price and the potential that it just might work.
[00:16:56] Trey Gerrald: I had to give it a shot, no tools and all installed and only five minutes now, a few weeks into it. And all I can say. Quote. Wow, fuck. Get about it. Dust stuff works. Who'd a thunk. Get and quotes parentheses. That's the new Yaka and me talking.
[00:17:20] Chelsey Donn: God.
[00:17:22] Trey Gerrald: By now I would have to spray scrub and thoroughly cleaned the bowls and my home at least twice due to the hard water stains that we suffer from here yet.
[00:17:34] Trey Gerrald: Not only is the bowl shiny clean, but it has that freshly cleaned smell. Two, one more time, parentheses new Yaka to use people, not for nothing, but who'd a thunk it right. If yo want to clean bowl and you's guys are looking at. Alda stuff, folk get about it by dis stuff because it works real good. And cause I knows that use knows dat.
[00:18:10] Trey Gerrald: I knows that dis works real good, like, and you'll knows. Two, if you's get some, and that's exactly why I recommend this stuff right here for all use people's out. Dear Two, parentheses. LOL. I hope enough of you have either watched enough movies that take place in New York. Listen to, to Joey on friends or.
[00:18:38] Trey Gerrald: A few laughs. We honestly only talk like that when we are talking to friends or other new Yorkers only believe it or not yet, hopefully it helped you smile and got an honest review about how well this stuff works. Without anyone putting a gun to your head, to help you decide or not smiley face emoji smiley face.
[00:19:00] Trey Gerrald: Smiley face emoji and parentheses period, seriously. And without the jokes, I was pleasantly surprised to see how well this works, how clean my toilets have stayed with zero effort, no cleaning whatsoever. What an incredible time-saver not to mention the energy, sweat, and that gross feeling. Whenever you clean your toilets, parentheses, leaving you to scrub one layer of skin off just to feel clean and parentheses what a truly great process.
[00:19:30] Trey Gerrald: I wouldn't have believed how well this does without testing it for myself. And now I honestly can't say that this stuff really cleans and truly works exactly as promised five stars and two thumbs up, thumbs up, emoji, thumbs up emoji.
[00:19:52] Chelsey Donn: All right. So like. Stephen R has given us a three for one, I think there were at least three reviews within Steven's Review! I believe that there was the initial top Review! then there is that middle new Yorker exclusive Review! and then there was a final review at the end. So any one of those three isolated probably could have been a Review!
[00:20:20] Chelsey Donn: Steven decided to give us all three. I thought he's he was a little bit. Spend a little bit too long at the fair with the whole new Yorker bet.
[00:20:30] Trey Gerrald: Yeah, right.
[00:20:31] Chelsey Donn: We could have dabbled in it and it would have been okay. We hit it a little too hard, I think.
[00:20:39] Trey Gerrald: I guess so much of the timing it's about when to let go.
[00:20:42] Chelsey Donn: Exactly, exactly. I mean, we really got Kaboom over the head.
[00:20:47] Trey Gerrald: to us. I really went on a journey with us because I was sort of like, Hey, this is not funny. But then the parents statical about like, LOL, I hope enough of you like have seen or just wanted to smile. Like, then I was sort of like, oh, they're just like, I'm sweet, probably older just being like sweet, like who cares?
[00:21:05] Chelsey Donn: I agree. I like that part of it. I like, I always will applaud self-awareness. Yes.
[00:21:13] Trey Gerrald: sort of hooked me back, but then you're Right, Then we did go into a final paragraph reiterating what they've already reiterated already. Well, okay. So we, before we started this, you said you've gone down a rabbit hole of these and you've never pulled the trigger. So would this, do you think that you would trust Stephen R.
[00:21:29] Chelsey Donn: I think Stephen R is like one of the most promising reviews I've read of these kinds of products. I usually end up like, not going forward because there's a lot of stuff about it, ruining the pipes. And so I get nervous about that. Cause especially like I'm in a rental and it's an older house. I usually get to the point where I read, if you reviews that mentioned the pipes and I'm like, ah, not worth it.
[00:21:53] Chelsey Donn: Steven didn't mention anything about the pipes though,
[00:21:55] Trey Gerrald: But they do mention that they've read like good reviews and bad reviews. And so they were conflicted, but Yeah. they don't about the pipe dam.
[00:22:02] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. So I am assuming that there was none to that's good.
[00:22:06] Trey Gerrald: I've literally never heard of such a product in my life.
[00:22:09] Chelsey Donn: Oh, really?
[00:22:10] Trey Gerrald: I had to watch a video cause I was like, what are they, what is this?
[00:22:14] Chelsey Donn: really liked that. They mentioned the no tools thing and that it was easy to install.
[00:22:20] Trey Gerrald: Um, I can't tell if this is like unique information. I do think that there's value here and here. That Stephen R was also on the fence and then decided to like, go for it. And they're outrageously impressed so much so that they're in such a good mood that they're like telling us jokes.
[00:22:37] Chelsey Donn: right. Right now that I've saved all this time, cleaning my toilet. Let me work on my staff.
[00:22:43] Trey Gerrald: But now I'm not sure if that, like, I don't know how to tell if that's common or if it is a flu.
[00:22:48] Chelsey Donn: I don't think it's a fluke. I mean, I think the Kaboom generally is like a pretty good product,
[00:22:55] Trey Gerrald: I do think of Kaboom as being a little less toxic for some, I don't know why I'm totally making that but I think maybe because it's purple and the color seem a little more fun. I just think of it as being a little more. Light. I don't know what that's even about, but I feel like it doesn't seem as intense as Clorox, but it's all chemicals at the end of the day.
[00:23:15] Trey Gerrald: So I feel like it could mess up your pipes, but I don't know anything about that.
[00:23:19] Chelsey Donn: right?
[00:23:20] Trey Gerrald: The spelling grammar here was outrageous because they were spelling a dialect. So that was like really challenging and the whole tirade and the new, any new Yorker, Y a w K a new Yaka, like all of that was hard. Also the most challenging for me.
[00:23:42] Trey Gerrald: Like, I've read, forget about it before as one word. They wrote H w O D da Huda Huda Huda.
[00:23:52] Chelsey Donn: Who'd a thunk it
[00:23:53] Trey Gerrald: I mean, it was like, I had to like stop for a second to like read it
[00:23:56] Trey Gerrald: And he always in the New York accent, dialect spelling it's works. W E R K S but in the gay community, that's like, why park? Oh, there were some random misspellings here and there, but it's definitely, there's something with, it needs to be.
[00:24:12] Trey Gerrald: Um, focused on here with the spelling. Cause I've I've, this is a first for me with reviews where they're doing a bit with the dialect of spelling.
[00:24:21] Chelsey Donn: that's an interesting question then, because do you feel that, that you read this Review!, did that take away from the key points? Did you feel like you were fishing for the information because of this device?
[00:24:36] Trey Gerrald: I just thought it was so weird. Like, I want to know more about Steven, like why what's going on,
[00:24:42] Chelsey Donn: right.
[00:24:43] Trey Gerrald: I didn't feel like I was fishing because you pointed out it's like they say 900 times how good the product is. It just seems like so unnecessary and random.
[00:24:52] Chelsey Donn: I agree. The only thing that I'm thinking, going through my notes as I'm like, okay, what were the key points in here that I was like, okay, cool. If I was someone that was looking for a product, I would want to know this too. And it is a little hard for me to find. I feel like they are. The water stands on the toilet being embarrassing, because like I dealt, when I was looking for this product originally, it's like a huge pet peeve of mine.
[00:25:16] Chelsey Donn: Like I cannot be the person with the toilet, with the stains in it. So I liked that. They mentioned. The stains and that the stain situation seemed to be resolved. And they mentioned where they were. Cause there is like a difference of your water based on location. So I feel like that was good. Obviously. I said the no tools thing was good that it, that there is a fresh, clean smell because sometimes people will say that there's a very synthetic smell.
[00:25:41] Chelsey Donn: So I do feel like there's a lot of really good information here. And I wonder again, if we were just too long of the fair. And we missed an opportunity to really highlight those points. Cause I did lose track a little bit.
[00:25:57] Trey Gerrald: Yes.
[00:25:58] Trey Gerrald: well, that is what's interesting. Cause when you read this Review! it is a sandwich because the subject is, this actually works. And then the last statement as five stars and two thumbs up two thumbs up emojis that actually, like, I wish that there was more focus on that because I did sort of get lost and the trails getting from each Bon of the sandwich, but it was entertaining.
[00:26:23] Trey Gerrald: Like I did. I did get very excited when I saw this to read it on the show.
[00:26:28] Chelsey Donn: It's a fun Review! for sure.
[00:26:29] Trey Gerrald: And I think the impact here is that I would want to buy it. Like it makes me think like, oh, but now I'm scared because of the piping situation, but I would probably take Steven's advice
[00:26:40] Chelsey Donn: Yeah, I think I would trust Steven. The one thing that again, like maybe personal bias, but I like, obviously I love in New York bagel and New York pizza, but I don't necessarily want to think about it at the same time. I'm thinking about a
[00:26:52] Trey Gerrald: toilet. Yeah. When I first read it, I thought the stains and the toilet.
[00:26:58] Trey Gerrald: work
[00:26:58] Chelsey Donn: I know, I know. I know. All right. I think I have enough information to count. Steven. How about you?
[00:27:05] Trey Gerrald: Sam. All right. So Chelsey and I each have our own set of zero to five crown cards and an effort to be fair and not influenced by one another. We will simultaneously reveal our rating.
[00:27:18] VOICEOVER: The Queens are Tabulating.
[00:27:24] VOICEOVER: The school.
[00:27:25] Chelsey Donn: Okay. I'm wanting a three crowns. Trey is holding up four crowns. I did three for Steven because I felt like, again, I've mentioned this, that I won't get into it at length, but we went on a little bit. Ironically, we went on a little bit long and the Review!, I lost some of the narrative in all of the device and I liked the device and I liked the self-awareness and that's where we got our points from.
[00:27:46] Chelsey Donn: Taking it into consideration as to whether or not to buy the product. But I don't know how effective Stephens Review! is going to be for people to pull the trigger on this product, or if he's going to lose some people because of the length and the device. So that was why I went with three crowns. How about you try why'd you go with four crowns for Steven?
[00:28:06] Trey Gerrald: I just did four cause I appreciated the jest. And also once I thought that the humor was going on too long, I appreciated the like reality. Like, I hope least gave you a smile. And like, if we're talking about cleaning a toilet, I don't think of that as fun. And so I appreciated that there was a sense of fun within this Review!
[00:28:24] Trey Gerrald: but ultimately I think Steven has sold me. I want to try this very curious. So that's why I went with for
[00:28:31] Chelsey Donn: Good job, Steven. Are you sold a Kaboom?
[00:28:33] Trey Gerrald: good germ.
[00:28:34] Chelsey Donn: Good germ. Steven R
[00:28:37] Trey Gerrald: All right. Well, we'll take a quick break. And when we come back, we can get into Chelsey's Review!.
[00:28:42] Chelsey Donn: cannot wait.
[00:28:46] VOICEOVER: your crown. We'll be right back.
[00:28:50] Trey Gerrald: Chelsey
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[00:29:00] Trey Gerrald: it's game time. How about you? And I get strapped into this Meryl-Go-Round. Woo.
[00:29:21] VOICEOVER: Icon. most of the day is I feel like 'I can't!' That's with an,. A'..
[00:29:29] Chelsey Donn: Oh, Meryl, Trey. And I have each picked a rotten scathing, pithy One-Star-Zinger. And with 30 seconds on the clock, we'll each try to recite ours zinger and as many genres as possible
[00:29:42] Trey Gerrald: Just like queen Merrill, who does it all.
[00:29:44] Chelsey Donn: the clock runs out.
[00:29:46] Trey Gerrald: Okey-doke Chelsey goose. What is your zinger?
[00:29:49] Chelsey Donn: All right. So you'll notice a theme of my reviews today. So my zinger is for a scented Turkey leg, dog, chew toy.
[00:30:00] Trey Gerrald: Oh, I was like, why?
[00:30:02] Chelsey Donn: Yeah, it's leaps and bounds. Chicken scented, Turkey leg, dog chew toy. Large. This review is written by Mary with an eye 21. The subject is not for strong chore. Right. So better get super chewers.
[00:30:24] Chelsey Donn: The Review! is unfortunately, my dog broke off a piece in two minute.
[00:30:31] Trey Gerrald: Uh, well that defeats the whole purpose. All right. Well, I'm going to strap you in to Clifford, the big red dog.
[00:30:38] Chelsey Donn: Oh my God. I love Clifford.
[00:30:41] Trey Gerrald: Are you ready
[00:30:43] Chelsey Donn: I'm ready. I'm ready.
[00:30:44] Trey Gerrald: here? We.
[00:30:45] VOICEOVER: Three, Two, One, GO!.
[00:30:49] Trey Gerrald: Soap opera
[00:30:51] Chelsey Donn: my dog broke in two minutes.
[00:31:00] Trey Gerrald: a
[00:31:03] Chelsey Donn: Unfortunately, my dog, my dog minutes.
[00:31:10] Trey Gerrald: slapstick. Film noir.
[00:31:16] Chelsey Donn: Unfortunately, my dog broke off.
[00:31:20] Trey Gerrald: Wow. You got six diva.
[00:31:24] Chelsey Donn: I'm tired. That was, uh, I was racing to the finish on that one. All right,
[00:31:29] Trey Gerrald: That was good.
[00:31:30] Chelsey Donn: you. Where is your zinger from today?
[00:31:33] Trey Gerrald: Today. I have a zinger from Google. This is for the Exxon gas station near my house. And this is written by.
[00:31:40] Chelsey Donn: Been
[00:31:41] Trey Gerrald: Yes. And this is written by Stephen spelled with a pH Steven. an, and their One-Star-Zinger as what? A gas.
[00:31:53] Chelsey Donn: that Paul sicker? all
[00:31:57] Trey Gerrald: And of course they're an elite reviewer
[00:32:00] Chelsey Donn: All right. So I'm going to stop you in obviously to like a gas pump. Okay.
[00:32:07] Trey Gerrald: Okay. I'm ready.
[00:32:08] Chelsey Donn: Rod, that gas pump. Are you ready? Haul?
[00:32:12] VOICEOVER: Three, Two, One, GO!.
[00:32:18] Trey Gerrald: What guy,
[00:32:19] Chelsey Donn: musical theater, film new, our
[00:32:25] Trey Gerrald: what a guy?
[00:32:26] Chelsey Donn: true crime doc
[00:32:28] Trey Gerrald: What a gas,
[00:32:30] Chelsey Donn: sports announcer
[00:32:32] Trey Gerrald: what are girls?
[00:32:36] Chelsey Donn: Yankee
[00:32:39] Trey Gerrald: What a gas.
[00:32:41] Chelsey Donn: AHPRA diva.
[00:32:42] Trey Gerrald: Whew.
[00:32:44] VOICEOVER: Two,
[00:32:48] Chelsey Donn: Eight batch
[00:32:53] Trey Gerrald: was three words?
[00:32:54] Chelsey Donn: you have a good job. Try. Good jerk.
[00:33:00] 1 Star Ren Fair Review
[00:33:00] VOICEOVER: Review That Review.
[00:33:04] Trey Gerrald: Oh, all right. We are back from that game break. And now Chelsey, it's your turn. Why don't you share with us? What is your Review! this week?
[00:33:12] Chelsey Donn: am I? Goodness. All right. I don't know why I decided to go with that. I don't know why I decided to go Southern. All right. So this is for the very Renaissance fair that I attended. It is the original Renaissance pleasure bear. It's in. Irwindale California. This is a one-star review by Laura are on Yelp and it was only written one day ago.
[00:33:40] Chelsey Donn: So fresh. Review! hot off the presses. Here we go. Never made it in. We were in within a mile of the entrance after an hour drive from where we live, we sat in a car line to get in for another. Our car never moved. We had bought tickets online, but didn't even make it into the festival. Incredibly disappointing, a huge waste of time and very expensive gas to get there for nothing.
[00:34:14] Chelsey Donn: I will be contacting them for a refund. We were there at 9:00 AM, so there should have been no problem getting. Hundreds of cars were lined up and many people just like us turned out of line and left. We lived in Houston, Texas area for 16 years and visited the Ren Fest every year. The one in Houston, Texas is said to be the biggest and arguably the best rated by the performers and patrons.
[00:34:44] Chelsey Donn: We never had a single issue. Parking you just pay and are waved into the spots. It's very fast and efficient in Texas. Your vendors and performers missed out on a lot of customers in Los Angeles because they couldn't get parked to visit. Either got the parking running better or relocate the fair to a place with better accessibility.
[00:35:11] Chelsey Donn: I would tell everyone, I know at this point to not bother even trying to go to the Los Angeles run fair because you can't get in.
[00:35:24] Trey Gerrald: Okay. I have a lot of questions
[00:35:25] Chelsey Donn: Okay.
[00:35:26] Trey Gerrald: Okay. What time does the fair open?
[00:35:28] Chelsey Donn: So they did their due diligence. They got there on time. It opens, I want to say, like, they tell you to get there at nine, if you want to get parking. So they did get there on time, but there is a little bit of a funny story with the parking that I feel like I need to tell, just because I have the information,
[00:35:45] Trey Gerrald: Got a towel.
[00:35:46] Chelsey Donn: there was a warning about the parking situation, because apparently there was like a family of owl.
[00:35:56] Chelsey Donn: I'd taken up residence in a certain portion of the parking. So they had to rope things off in order to accommodate the owls. So the parking situation was much worse than it usually is. So that's why we actually opted to Uber there. So I'm not at all surprised that this happened, but what is frustrating as.
[00:36:22] Chelsey Donn: Email or, or wherever. Jimmy, my friend's fiance saw the notice that told us about this. It said, if you want to park get there before 9:30 AM. So Laura did do what they said to do. You know what I mean?
[00:36:39] Trey Gerrald: Where is this located?
[00:36:41] Chelsey Donn: It's around a reservoir. So there's like a body of water. And then it's like open park is the best way I can describe it.
[00:36:49] Chelsey Donn: Like I would imagine that if you're not there during the time of year, when it's the Ren fair, you would be there going on a hike or riding your bike or something like that.
[00:36:59] Trey Gerrald: And how far from Los Angeles county.
[00:37:03] Chelsey Donn: I think it took us like an hour or so from where my friend lives, which is like way on the east side. It's past Pasedena
[00:37:10] Trey Gerrald: Oh okay. this is like, this is like a grassy play. Like it's not like not in
[00:37:16] Chelsey Donn: no, no, no, no, yeah, no, this is like off in a few. Yes, exactly. It's like Coachella for people that play Dungeons and dragons.
[00:37:29] Trey Gerrald: Well, okay, well, that's all of this is good information because my first thought was, instead of saying, I'll never recommend this to people. My first thought was, okay, why don't you attempt to go at a different time, but maybe like, you know, there was something going on. And then my other thought was. Well, it's hard to compare LA to Houston, because I'm imagining there's more open space in
[00:37:49] Chelsey Donn: Yeah,
[00:37:50] Trey Gerrald: I don't know. I've never been there, but this so us an open space. So, I mean, I feel like parking, parking is always an issue, especially when I think of LA, but I'm thinking this is like more in a different area than LA. So I don't want to say that statement, but like on that thought parking is always an issue.
[00:38:07] Trey Gerrald: And I do think that who is responsible. Is whoever is putting on the Ren fair. So they like, if there is a
[00:38:14] Chelsey Donn: because if you're selling the tickets, you should be able to accommodate the parking. You have cut off selling the tickets when you reach the point where you're like we're at capacity.
[00:38:25] Trey Gerrald: Or
[00:38:26] Chelsey Donn: Or stagger people,
[00:38:27] Trey Gerrald: that's what I was gonna say, that maybe there wasn't enough knowledge to like, know the waves of people,
[00:38:32] Trey Gerrald: to see whatever. But like there has to be some sort of structure in place. To spread out the wealth throughout. Cause how many days was the Ren fair?
[00:38:41] Chelsey Donn: I think it goes on for a little while. I'm not exactly sure how long, but F I want to say like a couple of weeks, a few weeks, maybe the
[00:38:46] Trey Gerrald: Oh,
[00:38:47] Chelsey Donn: Like, it's like, it's a thing. Well, that's why I'm saying, like, it's interesting that this was written a day ago and we went yesterday and we had gotten that notice internally about the owl situation.
[00:38:57] Chelsey Donn: So it does make me wonder, is that. Situation specific to this time period. Like if, if they had full usage of the entire parking area, would this have been a non issue?
[00:39:11] Trey Gerrald: And they said that they drove like an hour away, but you kind of drove an hour away.
[00:39:15] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. Well, will you bird? Yeah.
[00:39:17] Trey Gerrald: Right? Well, I guess my question is like, if they, if Laura actually are, I should say Laura, there's no, you, if Laura reaches out and tries to get a refund, I wonder if. because we're open for like 20 days. Why don't you just come another day,
[00:39:35] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. Or maybe they would give her, there is like a P a F a free, well, the funny thing about the Turkey leg, which we'll get into in the after show a little bit more is that like, everybody wanted to go for these Turkey legs and then nobody even liked the freaking Turkey legs.
[00:39:50] Trey Gerrald: Oh God,
[00:39:51] Chelsey Donn: I can do I can't even go there. But, so here's the interesting thing to me. Normally, if I read a review and it's like, I didn't even get to go. That's like a non-starter for me.
[00:40:04] Trey Gerrald: What's going to say that.
[00:40:05] Chelsey Donn: But when I was reading this Review! I was thinking, especially because I, we did find out in a sort of roundabout way about the owl thing.
[00:40:12] Chelsey Donn: I was thinking, this is really important. You know, like how you get there and if you can get there in a reasonable amount of time and what the headache is going to be for just the arrival and departure is a major consideration when you're going to these type of events. So that's why I thought there was value here, even though we don't get a review of the actual fair,
[00:40:36] Trey Gerrald: I agree, especially since this is. Similar to a Comicon where it's like, people are dressing up, they're forward to it, this event for a very long time. It isn't just a carnival on the side of the road that you just pull over and go to. Like, there's a lot of planning. There's a whole community around this.
[00:40:52] Trey Gerrald: There's like a safety and feeling in a community that accepts you and like embraces you. So like I recognize the disappointment.
[00:41:00] Chelsey Donn: right.
[00:41:01] Trey Gerrald: I do think it is sort of funny to be like this expensive gas, like you chose to go there and it's like, you could always fly back to Houston and you can go to the Houston.
[00:41:11] Trey Gerrald: One, the whole, this, it does trigger that thing for me about stop talking about other similar things that are superior, especially since you didn't get inside, but it's like, okay, it doesn't matter. Cause you don't live there anymore. So like I understand you're comparing this to that, but. I don't know. I recognize the frustration.
[00:41:31] Trey Gerrald: I think it is valuable for everything that you just said. And I believe them. I mean, I believe that other cars were turning and going and like, you know, they're pissed and they want a refund and they want to tell everyone about it. Is this common? Or I don't know. I mean, I feel like it not be a common thing because you have to have park, like otherwise people can't attend, especially if it's an hour outside of.
[00:41:54] Chelsey Donn: I mean, I think that the, it must have been a common thing. We had a really hard time getting out of there, like even just getting an Uber out of there. So I think that there was something going on with the parking
[00:42:06] Trey Gerrald: but is that typical for every calendar gear or is that typical for the 2022?
[00:42:12] Chelsey Donn: I think it's typical for this year, but that was also another thing that I was cause I wanted to bring in a run fair Review! cause I thought it would be fun. And we could talk about it a little bit more in the after show about. Personal Review! and experience, um, going to the Ren fair. So that was why I was looking for it.
[00:42:29] Chelsey Donn: And as I was looking for an interesting Review! and I found some older reviews, I thought that's not really useful because it is really different every year. So if I was going to go.
[00:42:41] Trey Gerrald: Yeah,
[00:42:43] Chelsey Donn: if I was going to go next year, I feel like the first place I would look would be the most recent reviews, because I think that that would be the most indicative of what my experience might be.
[00:42:54] Chelsey Donn: Like. I don't know, like, I don't know an old Review! for something like this is not useful.
[00:43:00] Trey Gerrald: Well, it's interesting you went there cause I was just thinking that was formulating the thought. Who is this Review! serving. I imagine that people that are going now probably bought tickets a long time ago, but then maybe like, you could see it's happening and you want to take your kids. And you're like, oh, okay.
[00:43:16] Trey Gerrald: Like, let's just see what it's
[00:43:17] Chelsey Donn: I think Uber, Uber, you have to Uber. If I read this Review! I would just think I cannot drive there. The driving there is going to be a nightmare.
[00:43:27] Trey Gerrald: But question,
[00:43:28] Chelsey Donn: Yeah.
[00:43:29] Trey Gerrald: how did the Uber get past the parking line? Because there is a different line for just dropping off.
[00:43:34] Chelsey Donn: Yeah.
[00:43:35] Trey Gerrald: Wow.
[00:43:36] Chelsey Donn: And then when we left, I mean, it took us forever to get an Uber because the service was really bad. So that was stressful
[00:43:43] Trey Gerrald: you were back in the Renaissance.
[00:43:44] Chelsey Donn: back in the Renaissance. And nobody wants you on your phones, but they did come and pick us up right where we were basically
[00:43:50] Trey Gerrald: All right. So what about the humor here? I don't think don't think Laura's having any humor.
[00:43:55] Chelsey Donn: Laura's not in a good mood. She's not in a giggly space.
[00:43:59] Trey Gerrald: think I can talk about the impact of my anything else for you?
[00:44:03] Chelsey Donn: Spelling and grammar was all good. We use like some, all caps, but like no of is just a little like sprinkled here and there. I thought it was a well-crafted Review! an inappropriate length and I think that's it.
[00:44:15] Trey Gerrald: Yeah. All right. I think I can crown Laura.
[00:44:17] Chelsey Donn: Okay. Let's crown. Laura are.
[00:44:21] VOICEOVER: are Tabulating.
[00:44:26] VOICEOVER: The school.
[00:44:28] Chelsey Donn: It's three and a half, three and a half. The Queens are unanimous or Trey. Why? Three and a half.
[00:44:34] Trey Gerrald: all Right.
[00:44:34] Trey Gerrald: So I sit there and a half, because I think there is a really large impact here, and that would be, do a ride share, but there is something there for me about like, I understand the disappointment and I understand the anger. They didn't, I, I don't know. I just said three and a half because it's a little more than average to me, but I don't know that I'll experience this.
[00:44:57] Trey Gerrald: You didn't experience a, you know, so, and it may be, there was a circumstance, you know, like whatever. So I sit there and a half because I can't guarantee it. This is going to be every single person's experience. So for that reason, three and a half, what about you? Why did you do three and a half?
[00:45:12] Chelsey Donn: I completely believe that this was Laura R's experience based on what was happening, what we read about why we decided to ride share. And I think that this is a good cautionary tale for someone that is looking to go in real time. I could only give three and a half because like I mentioned before, We never got in the fair.
[00:45:32] Chelsey Donn: So I can't really give you any more crowns than that because you didn't, you didn't get to break down the experience of being there for me. So for that reason, three and a half crowns for you, Laura are.
[00:45:44] Trey Gerrald: Fine. I can't wait to hear more about this Ren fair experience on the after show.
[00:45:48] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. Yes.
[00:45:50] My Royal Highness<