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TRANSCRIPT of Episode 51: "Cards Against Humanity / Hollywood Blvd"



Review That Review with Chelsey Donn & Trey Gerrald
Episode 51: "Cards Against Humanity / Hollywood Blvd"

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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!


[00:00:31] Chelsey Donn: Oh,

[00:00:33] Trey Gerrald: Hi listeners. Welcome to Review That Review. You are listening to the podcast dedicated to reviewing

[00:00:41] Chelsey Donn: Reviews! We're just like Siskel and Ebert only instead of reviewing cinematic masterpieces, we rate and review those hilarious scathing and sometimes suspicious online reviews.

[00:00:54] Trey Gerrald: that is Chelsey Donn.

[00:00:56] Chelsey Donn: And that is Trey Gerrald.

[00:00:58] Trey Gerrald: And us together are

[00:01:01] VOICEOVER: Review Queen.

[00:01:05] Trey Gerrald: To support our show while getting bonus exclusive content, including our award-winning members only after show podcast, Join our Patreon at Patreon.com slash Review That Review Asterik awards to be decided in the future. How are you Chelsey?

[00:01:26] Chelsey Donn: I was going to say so many awards, all already won. It's hard to even know which one we're referencing, know?

[00:01:33] Chelsey Donn: Right. My week was good. Goldie got spade. Shout out to Bob Barker, doing our part to control the animal population. Yeah. She handled it very well.

[00:01:47] Trey Gerrald: How was that experience for you?

[00:01:49] Chelsey Donn: For me, it was very emotional, you know, for babies, like first surgery, but for her she's great.

[00:01:55] Chelsey Donn: Like she's thank goodness. Not going to all the woods. She bounced back very well. And she's back to driving me insane as usual. So all good there. How's your week going?

[00:02:06] Trey Gerrald: I'm having a good week. You know, my life is becoming very

[00:02:09] Chelsey Donn: Yes.

[00:02:11] Trey Gerrald: different kinds of cars. Cause I'm going to pull the plug the end of this month. I'm going to try to get. Into the Memorial day savings extravaganza. And

[00:02:23] Chelsey Donn: Okay. Fair.

[00:02:25] Trey Gerrald: using all this time to save money And get ready

[00:02:29] Chelsey Donn: you've had a little distance from the CRI

[00:02:31] Trey Gerrald: from that cry.

[00:02:32] Trey Gerrald: And I've, I've decided to choose a different brand

[00:02:34] Chelsey Donn: start. Fresh start fresh it's yeah, there's gotta be an eclipse or a full moon or something coming

[00:02:41] Chelsey Donn: up. So.

[00:02:41] Trey Gerrald: part of me that feels like I can't choose that brand. And that car I wanted originally, like someone has to

[00:02:48] Chelsey Donn: It's

[00:02:49] Trey Gerrald: has to be punished other than

[00:02:50] Chelsey Donn: someone needs be held accountable. Might as well be the car company. I listen, I approve. I think you should always shop around there's. There's always lots of options out there and I'm proud of you for willingly putting yourself back out there after I don't want to take credit for this, but after coming on the show and lodging it as a complaint, getting it off your chest and having some distance from it, look at the new person you've emerged as I'm proud.

[00:03:20] Trey Gerrald: you. And I

[00:03:21] Trey Gerrald: I actually received that with true sincerity, even though I know it is sincere and Winky because it's comedy,

[00:03:26] Chelsey Donn: Yes, but it's true.

[00:03:29] Trey Gerrald: like, you know, what, it's part of life growing pains.

[00:03:33] Chelsey Donn: Growing pans. Yeah. Speaking of growing pans, do you have a complaint that you want to launch this week?

[00:03:39] Trey Gerrald: I do.

[00:03:40] Lodge A Complaint

[00:03:40] Trey Gerrald: This week. I really need to

[00:03:42] VOICEOVER: Lodge A Complaint.

[00:03:43] Trey Gerrald: against a phenomenon that has occurred to me many times. I don't know if occurred to you, but you pick up your cup of your drink. You take us up. How, what, because you thought it was Sprite, but it's actually water

[00:04:01] Chelsey Donn: yeah.

[00:04:02] Trey Gerrald: iced tea, it's actually co.

[00:04:05] Chelsey Donn: Um,

[00:04:05] Trey Gerrald: That sensation where you feel like, you know, the taste palette that is about to go into your

[00:04:11] Chelsey Donn: surprise attack.

[00:04:13] Trey Gerrald: in actuality It's something completely different. Has that ever happened to you?

[00:04:16] Chelsey Donn: It's definitely happened. It's extremely jarring.

[00:04:20] Chelsey Donn: It's like, it's very disoriented because it's like your brain in preparation for whatever it is that you're about to experience, whether it be food or beverage is like preparing itself for that response. So when that response is matte with something, you know, just different than the anticipated, A'.

[00:04:41] Chelsey Donn: very jarring.

[00:04:42] Trey Gerrald: It is a moment of like reality those times that I've had this moment, I really am. So off-kilter, it really throws me off.

[00:04:54] Chelsey Donn: Yeah.

[00:04:54] Trey Gerrald: I aim to do with all of my acting.

[00:04:59] Chelsey Donn: Um, really like take them down a road and let them expect something. And then just flip the script.

[00:05:07] Trey Gerrald: That's why I only accept roles that are titled gay man, so that when they look at me, they're not expecting to be getting gay, man. So as soon as I speak, they're just really thrown off because I'm so straight.

[00:05:22] Chelsey Donn: Yeah.

[00:05:23] Chelsey Donn: Well this much me now.

[00:05:25] Trey Gerrald: So that's my complaint. If anyone else has been there, call in and tell us about it. Were you at your rehearsal dinner with your in-laws that you don't like?

[00:05:32] Trey Gerrald: Like, tell me what's the backstory. Chelsey, what would you like to lodge a complaint against today?

[00:05:38] Chelsey Donn: Thank you for asking Trey. I have beef. I got beef. I do. I have beef with loud doors. And when I say loud doors, what I mean is

[00:05:49] Trey Gerrald: slamming.

[00:05:50] Chelsey Donn: yeah, but like, you know how doors have the capacity to have that? Like slow, soft, close.

[00:06:00] Chelsey Donn: should have a slow close, because some doors, especially heavy doors, they really leave a slam.

[00:06:09] Chelsey Donn: And I find, you know, that can kind of speak for you in a way that's really not analogous with your mood. Like. If you're talking to somebody and then you're like, bye, see you later. And then you go out the door and it slams behind you. And you didn't know that it was allowed door that could leave the person saying what a rude bitch, why wouldn't she do a soft close?

[00:06:35] Chelsey Donn: And I just think it's jarring. I have a lot of anxiety. I don't know if the door people are trying to kill me. All doors should be soft, closing doors and enough. I mean, have you ever been shucking up by allowed door that you weren't expecting?

[00:06:51] Trey Gerrald: I have been a person that has had to open the door back and be like, I'm so sorry. I didn't know.

[00:06:55] Chelsey Donn: Yeah,

[00:06:56] Trey Gerrald: I am that person,

[00:06:57] Chelsey Donn: me too,

[00:06:58] Trey Gerrald: my first thought about the slow close, obviously kitchen cabinet. It's like, that's such a

[00:07:02] Chelsey Donn: right.

[00:07:02] Trey Gerrald: invention,

[00:07:03] Chelsey Donn: Oh, the best.

[00:07:04] Trey Gerrald: my brain immediately goes to scream.

[00:07:06] Trey Gerrald: And if real doors were soft, close, and you were being chased by the killer, and dislike that, that would be a really funny

[00:07:13] Chelsey Donn: That would actually be funny for a scary movie, 11,

[00:07:16] Trey Gerrald: Or like as like, like an 11 year old and you're like being sent to time out and you're being grounded and you're like, I hate you mom. And it's like, you

[00:07:24] Chelsey Donn: boom.

[00:07:27] Trey Gerrald: like, a really slow class. That'd be really funny,

[00:07:30] Chelsey Donn: would be really funny, but like, I hate that sound like the sound of like a loud door.

[00:07:36] Chelsey Donn: Ugh.

[00:07:37] Trey Gerrald: metal doors onto

[00:07:40] Trey Gerrald: you know, like in school, I always think of schools, but it's like commercial buildings where

[00:07:44] Chelsey Donn: Yep.

[00:07:45] Trey Gerrald: doors, but there's like a beam right. Smack

[00:07:47] Chelsey Donn: Yes, yes,

[00:07:50] Trey Gerrald: Those are so loud. It makes me think of gym class.

[00:07:53] Chelsey Donn: yes. And if you don't, if you know, you can prepare, but if you don't know it's, for me, it's almost the equivalent of someone hopping behind me and going, boom. You know, like that's what it feels

[00:08:05] Chelsey Donn: like.

[00:08:05] Trey Gerrald: I think, um, if, if we weren't present to this prior, I think

[00:08:10] Chelsey Donn: Yes.

[00:08:11] Trey Gerrald: on this podcast today's complainants that we are control freaks, and we like.

[00:08:15] Trey Gerrald: to know the outcome

[00:08:16] Chelsey Donn: yes. Very much.

[00:08:17] Trey Gerrald: occurs.

[00:08:19] Chelsey Donn: Yeah.

[00:08:20] Trey Gerrald: outcomes, should we

[00:08:21] Chelsey Donn: Yeah.

[00:08:22] Trey Gerrald: online reviews?

[00:08:23] Chelsey Donn: Please. I would love that as you know, we are your trustee Review! Queens. We each bring in a review from the internet that we feel needs to be.

[00:08:32] Trey Gerrald: We 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.

[00:08:43] VOICEOVER: Assess That Kvetch

[00:08:45] Chelsey Donn: And Trey, you are taken away. RQT

[00:08:53] Cards Against Humanity Review

[00:08:53] VOICEOVER: Review That Review

[00:08:57] Trey Gerrald: Okay.

[00:08:58] Trey Gerrald: So today I thought I would channel some fun and I am bringing in a four star review

[00:09:05] Chelsey Donn: Okay.

[00:09:07] Trey Gerrald: for the card game against humanity.

[00:09:13] Chelsey Donn: Uh, oh,

[00:09:15] Chelsey Donn: okay. Four stars though. I have played.

[00:09:19] Trey Gerrald: All right, we'll talk about after this is written by Don.

[00:09:22] Chelsey Donn: Okay.

[00:09:23] Trey Gerrald: And Donna's subject is fun game, but too many words to look up.

[00:09:29] Chelsey Donn: Oh, God. Okay.

[00:09:31] Trey Gerrald: This is a verified purchase and it was written December 21st, 2015.

[00:09:36] Trey Gerrald: Here we go. This game was All the buzz and I have played it a couple of times at parties. And I finally decided to buy my very own box of cards against humanity. The game is messed up, it is absolutely hilarious. Although I think the game is kind of hit and miss not everyone really gets into it and not because it's an appropriate or anything, sometimes it kind of gets boring surprisingly enough, but most.

[00:10:09] Trey Gerrald: Because there are a lot of words that are not in people's regular vocabulary. So when someone plays a card no one knows a words, definition, it kind of puts a damper on things dot, dot, dot. Overall, I do like the game, but you've got to get right. crowd of people to play, to make it fun and interest. I have played it with people what just laughed the whole time and played it with people where it was just a couple laughs here and there.

[00:10:43] Trey Gerrald: I like the game, I don't like how I have to pull out my dictionary app to try and understand the cards I have. And if it is a funny card, it doesn't get chosen because people don't immediately know what the word means, but I usually have people switch out cards. If they come across something, they don't know the definition of guests, I should extend my vocabulary or.

[00:11:09] Chelsey Donn: All right. Donna mama Mia.

[00:11:14] Trey Gerrald: Two people found this helpful.

[00:11:16] Chelsey Donn: Okay. I think there were some interesting things in Donna's Review! I liked that she described cards against humanity as messed up, but hilarious. Cause I that's like a really good synopsis of the game. Like it is it's messed up, but it's funny. I think Donna lost me a little bit is so I played cards against humanity.

[00:11:37] Chelsey Donn: I can't remember there being a lot of words that I didn't know. Do you remember that?

[00:11:44] Trey Gerrald: So I picked this Review! because I found a bunch of reviews really split down the middle about like, this is so inappropriate, I'm offended. I'm calling my pastor and

[00:11:55] Chelsey Donn: Oh God.

[00:11:56] Trey Gerrald: is the best thing in the world. It's so funny. this, this one really stood out because Donna talks about.

[00:12:03] Trey Gerrald: Their vocabulary

[00:12:05] Chelsey Donn: Right.

[00:12:06] Trey Gerrald: I own two sets of cards against humanity. Actually. I bought one for my sister. I bought the expansion packs. I bought the Jewish expansion

[00:12:15] Chelsey Donn: it.

[00:12:15] Trey Gerrald: the pride expansion packs. So I know a lot about this game

[00:12:19] Chelsey Donn: Yeah,

[00:12:20] Trey Gerrald: there are oftentimes where I will get a car. And it.

[00:12:23] Trey Gerrald: feels very niche or it feels very like of 2017,

[00:12:27] Chelsey Donn: sure.

[00:12:28] Trey Gerrald: pop.

[00:12:28] Trey Gerrald: So there are times I don't know that it would be like a, like an adjective that I didn't know.

[00:12:34] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. I'm like, what is she talking about? Like a mercan

[00:12:37] Chelsey Donn: like, like, it

[00:12:39] Trey Gerrald: unsure of what it is. They're looking up in the dictionary, but

[00:12:42] Chelsey Donn: right?

[00:12:43] Trey Gerrald: some times there are like, pop culture or they're celebrities, or

[00:12:46] Chelsey Donn: Right. Sure.

[00:12:48] Trey Gerrald: that maybe not everyone would know, it seems possible to me. I don't know if it's probable

[00:12:55] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. I don't know how to say the following without throwing shade at Donna. So I'm going to try to figure this out. I

[00:13:01] Chelsey Donn: feel like I'm thinking that Donna is. I'll say the French vanilla of the, of like her friend group. I think that Donna really falls in the middle here. And she has like a lot of friends that are like, Vanessa.

[00:13:18] Chelsey Donn: She is French vanilla. She has a lot of friends that are like vanilla, vanilla. And then she's like the French vanilla of the vanilla bananas. Or she has a lot of friends that are like Rocky road and, you know, like very. Fun and effervescent. And she's the vanilla of that group. Like I think she falls somewhere in the middle because it's interesting to me that it seems like when Donna plays the game with the more eccentric friends, she has a good time.

[00:13:48] Chelsey Donn: But when Donna is around her other group of friends where she has to sort of lead, it's not as fun because Donna can't really hold that position.

[00:13:58] Trey Gerrald: Well, I do. There's two things I want to say about that comment. I do. Maybe Donna's too in their head when they're the one hosting the

[00:14:04] Chelsey Donn: Right. That's what I'm saying,

[00:14:06] Trey Gerrald: but I also have experienced really Rawkus rounds with certain group of

[00:14:11] Chelsey Donn: right?

[00:14:11] Trey Gerrald: sort of like, you know,

[00:14:13] Chelsey Donn: Ma

[00:14:13] Trey Gerrald: of funny.

[00:14:15] Chelsey Donn: yeah.

[00:14:16] Trey Gerrald: I also think that sometimes it'll be like, uh, sexual euphemisms that like, I don't really understand, like

[00:14:22] Trey Gerrald: deduce like a rusty trombone.

[00:14:24] Trey Gerrald: Like, I don't know what that is, but I know it's some

[00:14:27] Chelsey Donn: Right. Yeah.

[00:14:29] Trey Gerrald: maybe that happens, but

[00:14:30] Chelsey Donn: I also think that that's part of the game too, is like playing to whoever the judge is. Like, if you're like, I don't really know what a rusty trombone is, but like Lauren's the judge and she's real raunchy. So she probably knows what it is then you want to throw it in during that round.

[00:14:45] Trey Gerrald: And that's what I was going to say is that sometimes the humor is found in things that are completely unexpected

[00:14:51] Chelsey Donn: Right,

[00:14:52] Trey Gerrald: completely mismatched,

[00:14:54] Chelsey Donn: right.

[00:14:54] Trey Gerrald: we like to play with a banana we just put in a random card and sometimes that one will get picked, but it's the banana that's sitting on the table.

[00:15:03] Trey Gerrald: And we've literally had rounds where the banana has

[00:15:06] Chelsey Donn: Exactly. Yeah. Cause it's fun to see like, okay, what happens if we just throw a random card here? It's like, is that when I've done that too?

[00:15:13] Trey Gerrald: Yeah, So like our roster here, do you think that Donna's Review!, which is a four star review,

[00:15:21] Chelsey Donn: Yeah,

[00:15:22] Trey Gerrald: here?

[00:15:24] Chelsey Donn: I think there's value in the sense that they're pinning the mess up a hilarious thing. They're warning you that, like, there might be some words that you don't know, which I guess you're saying, I don't really remember that being the case for me, but if that's true, then, you know, that's information.

[00:15:43] Chelsey Donn: It was a little bit complainy for a four-star.

[00:15:46] Trey Gerrald: isn't that interesting?

[00:15:48] Chelsey Donn: Yeah,

[00:15:48] Trey Gerrald: I'm not left with feeling of four stars.

[00:15:52] Chelsey Donn: right. Cause it seems like this dictionary issue is almost a deal breaker for Donna. It's like a really takes me out of it.

[00:15:58] Trey Gerrald: And honestly, I like the last sentence I think is so funny. I guess I should extend my vocabulary

[00:16:03] Chelsey Donn: I know,

[00:16:05] Trey Gerrald: Donna, isn't happy about that, but I think that could be positive. Someone could be like, oh, this is great. Like, I can learn vocabulary.

[00:16:12] Chelsey Donn: things.

[00:16:14] Trey Gerrald: There was also one really funny Review!, but it wasn't good for the show, but these parents that bought it for their teenager and how they were alike standing on the other side of the wall, listening and how they were learning a lot about what their children know,

[00:16:27] Trey Gerrald: that they

[00:16:27] Chelsey Donn: Oh, wow. that's crazy.

[00:16:30] Trey Gerrald: spin on that.

[00:16:30] Trey Gerrald: Review! that like, it's fun to play with them to see sides of them that they don't show us, which I thought was interesting, but That's a positive spin and there is a sort of negative spin here with, with Donna. At least that's how I perceived.

[00:16:42] Chelsey Donn: I liked that she fasts up to the house rules. I always, I always like know people's house rules, like the banana for you. And she said that she does a house rule where she lets people swap out cards that they don't know. So I thought that at least says that the game is adaptable to some

[00:16:56] Chelsey Donn: degree.

[00:16:57] Trey Gerrald: had, and I've had games like that as well. Where then if you don't know it, you have to share it and say that you don't know what.

[00:17:04] Chelsey Donn: right, right.

[00:17:04] Chelsey Donn: Right.

[00:17:05] Trey Gerrald: Which is positive spinning here. Maybe Donna could take that on

[00:17:08] Chelsey Donn: Right. Exactly.

[00:17:09] Trey Gerrald: were a couple of spam spammer.

[00:17:13] Chelsey Donn: grammar,

[00:17:14] Trey Gerrald: a couple of spelling glitches in here.

[00:17:17] Chelsey Donn: not everyone into it was that.

[00:17:20] Trey Gerrald: And then also one very long run on sentence that was confusing for my brain to look at, I get the point here I think that Donna's being truthful, especially because it is four stars. Like Donna really has presented. Maybe there's something that I'm not bringing to the table that.

[00:17:37] Trey Gerrald: the dictionary has to help me with.

[00:17:39] Trey Gerrald: I don't think they're being shady about the game. I think they're actually saying like, it's hilarious and it's messed up. It's four stars. It's fun. But if you just want to be having fun and not education, then maybe an sat prep class. I don't know.

[00:17:53] Chelsey Donn: Right. Although I don't know that these words would be on the SATs. All right. Anything else we should consider for Donna before we crown her?

[00:18:03] Trey Gerrald: No. I mean, do you think that other people have this experience?

[00:18:08] Chelsey Donn: I think some people might have this experience. I'm just what I'm wrapping my head around as they go into crowning is the useful factor here. under what circumstance is this helpful in deciding whether or not I want to purchase the product

[00:18:21] Chelsey Donn: crown it. Yeah.

[00:18:23] Trey Gerrald: we go. 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 ratings.

[00:18:36] VOICEOVER: The Queens are Tabulating.

[00:18:43] Chelsey Donn: Okay. Two and a half crowns, two and a half

[00:18:45] Chelsey Donn: crowns up.

[00:18:47] Trey Gerrald: I meant to do that one. I flipped to the.

[00:18:49] Chelsey Donn: Oh, okay. Trey's holding up one and a half crowns. I'm holding up two and a half crowns. Maybe I was kinder to Donna that I had. I gave Donna props because I think that there are other donnas out there that might be a little bit further removed from the content.

[00:19:07] Chelsey Donn: And I think that if you are somebody. That was a Dawna, so to speak, you might see yourself in Donna's experience and consider whether or not you want to move forward. I really couldn't give Donna any more than the two and a half, because I don't think that this is a universal issue. I don't think we're going to sway that many people.

[00:19:29] Chelsey Donn: And it didn't really feel like a four-star review to me. So for those reasons I gave the two and a half, why one and a half.

[00:19:37] Trey Gerrald: Wait, did you say mama Mia at the beginning of this? Because that's the lead

[00:19:42] Chelsey Donn: Donna. Yeah.

[00:19:44] Trey Gerrald: I hate you.

[00:19:45] Chelsey Donn: Why?

[00:19:49] Chelsey Donn: I thought it was so clever. You didn't

[00:19:51] Chelsey Donn: get it.

[00:19:52] Trey Gerrald: on brand for me, and I didn't even get it until

[00:19:55] Chelsey Donn: I know. I love that.

[00:19:56] Trey Gerrald: okay. So I said one and a half only because it.

[00:19:59] Trey Gerrald: doesn't make sense. It's four stars. I don't think this is really a problem. I also agree, like there are probably people that don't live in the culture of the context with which these, um, expansion packs are made and energy with which the people that created this game are, are leaning into.

[00:20:16] Trey Gerrald: But I do think that the people that would want to experiment and learn are already in that idea of like this maybe wasn't made for me, but I'm 75 and I want to try it, would be the energy of like, well, then I'm going to need a dictionary. Like

[00:20:29] Chelsey Donn: Right.

[00:20:29] Trey Gerrald: a mind expanding experience,

[00:20:31] Chelsey Donn: Yes.

[00:20:33] Trey Gerrald: a Donna's positivity

[00:20:34] Chelsey Donn: Yeah.

[00:20:35] Trey Gerrald: it four stars, even though it ultimately felt sort of negative.

[00:20:38] Trey Gerrald: So that's why I said one and a half because I appreciated the positive push,

[00:20:42] Chelsey Donn: Yes.

[00:20:43] Trey Gerrald: I don't think there's much value here other than like, It's messed up and funny, but I don't know. I just, I think it's all over the place. So that's why I said one and a

[00:20:50] Chelsey Donn: Fair. Totally agree.

[00:20:52] Chelsey Donn: Good. Review! track.

[00:20:54] Trey Gerrald: thank you. Maybe we could play cards against humanity one day on the live.

[00:20:59] Chelsey Donn: Oh, I would like that. Let us know if you're interested in playing cards against humanity with The Queens. That could be fun.

[00:21:06] Trey Gerrald: Yeah. All right. Well, let's take a quick break. And when we come back, we can get into Chelsey's. Review!.

[00:21:12] Chelsey Donn: Yay. Can't wait.

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[00:22:24] Trey Gerrald: Okay, obviously, this is the Meryl-Go-Round. I fumbled over my words. going to span around.

[00:22:29] Chelsey Donn: Yes, it's going to be

[00:22:32] Trey Gerrald: me what is your One-Star-Zinger today?

[00:22:34] Chelsey Donn: My One-Star-Zinger is from Google reviews. It is a Google review of the Hollywood sign. It is written by Darren am. And the Review! is it's only about one sixth as cool as it is big.

[00:22:56] Chelsey Donn: Well, it's a little reset

[00:22:57] Chelsey Donn: now. Uh,

[00:22:58] Trey Gerrald: there. All right. Well then in that case, I'm going to strap you in

[00:23:03] Chelsey Donn: yeah.

[00:23:04] Trey Gerrald: a TMZ tour bus.

[00:23:06] Chelsey Donn: Oh, okay. Sure.

[00:23:08] Trey Gerrald: I'm having to shabu

[00:23:10] Trey Gerrald: haven't we done the Hollywood sign before

[00:23:12] Chelsey Donn: for sure. But this is a newer VO.

[00:23:14] Trey Gerrald: Darren, wondering if I strapped you in on the TMZ.

[00:23:17] Chelsey Donn: Oh,

[00:23:18] Chelsey Donn: I think,

[00:23:19] Trey Gerrald: I'm going to strap you

[00:23:20] Chelsey Donn: yes.

[00:23:22] Trey Gerrald: the Eiffel tower.

[00:23:23] Chelsey Donn: Sure.

[00:23:24] Trey Gerrald: Pointy.

[00:23:26] Chelsey Donn: Oh,

[00:23:36] Chelsey Donn: all right, here we go.

[00:23:38] Trey Gerrald: Are you

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

[00:23:43] VOICEOVER: Three, Two, One, GO!.

[00:23:47] Trey Gerrald: Ah,

[00:23:48] Chelsey Donn: It's wholly about one. It is big.

[00:23:53] Trey Gerrald: sports announcer

[00:23:54] Chelsey Donn: It's only about one sixth as cool as it is big.

[00:24:03] Trey Gerrald: Disney. Breaking news.

[00:24:10] Chelsey Donn: only about sixth as cool as it has been.

[00:24:13] Trey Gerrald: Melodrama.

[00:24:14] Chelsey Donn: It's only about one sentence. Thank

[00:24:20] Chelsey Donn: you.

[00:24:20] Trey Gerrald: you. got six, but

[00:24:21] Chelsey Donn: Okay.

[00:24:22] Trey Gerrald: I did opera diva, I was like, I just want to pull operative of the entire time and see what she does. But then I was like, I can't just do that

[00:24:29] Chelsey Donn: I don't know that I would be able to give much variation, but

[00:24:33] Trey Gerrald: I, Hey, don't sell yourself

[00:24:35] Chelsey Donn: Aw, you.

[00:24:36] Trey Gerrald: that way about my co-host.

[00:24:38] Chelsey Donn: You're the best. Okay. Where's your.

[00:24:41] Trey Gerrald: Okay. So today I have a one-star zinger from Yelp.

[00:24:45] Trey Gerrald: This is written by Andres

[00:24:48] Chelsey Donn: Um,

[00:24:49] Trey Gerrald: and for the restaurant El Pollo Loco.

[00:24:54] Chelsey Donn: oh, okay. Yes.

[00:24:55] Trey Gerrald: I've been there once and I loved it,

[00:24:58] Chelsey Donn: Okay,

[00:24:58] Chelsey Donn: great.

[00:24:59] Trey Gerrald: Andre said. It's good. If you want to be sick after eating it,

[00:25:03] Chelsey Donn: Um, okay. Well, I guess with that in mind, I'm going to, I'm going to shop you into a trash can so that you have something to relieve yourself with. Sorry. All right. Are you ready? Trey?

[00:25:21] Trey Gerrald: I am.

[00:25:22] Chelsey Donn: yourself. Get yourself. Oh, yes. You're a street. Urgent. Get yourself all buckled in sheer trashcan. Here we go.

[00:25:29] Trey Gerrald: I'm so grouchy. we go.

[00:25:32] VOICEOVER: Three, Two, One, GO!.

[00:25:36] Chelsey Donn: Soap opera,

[00:25:38] Trey Gerrald: It's want to be sick after eating it,

[00:25:42] Chelsey Donn: WWE

[00:25:44] Trey Gerrald: good. If you want

[00:25:47] Chelsey Donn: filming who are

[00:25:48] Trey Gerrald: oh, good. If you to be suck after eight or nine.

[00:25:52] Chelsey Donn: televangelist

[00:25:54] Trey Gerrald: It's a good idea. you want to be

[00:25:57] Chelsey Donn: adult film.

[00:25:59] Trey Gerrald: it's good. If you want meet.

[00:26:08] Chelsey Donn: You really went for it with the adult film, which I got to say. I appreciate the commitment queen. Okay. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. I have a one in a while.

[00:26:18] Trey Gerrald: Chelsey One, she is though when

[00:26:22] Chelsey Donn: He or she comes? Yes. Mrs. Meryl-Go-Round.

[00:26:27] Trey Gerrald: on the Eiffel tower.

[00:26:30] Chelsey Donn: Oh,

[00:26:34] Hollywood Blvd Review

[00:26:34] VOICEOVER: Review That Review

[00:26:38] Trey Gerrald: All right. Let's start here. We are rear back from That rousing game break, which Chelsey One, and Chelsey it's now your turn to give us your Review.

[00:26:46] Trey Gerrald: of the week. What have you selected?

[00:26:48] Chelsey Donn: All right. Well, I really was staying on theme today with LA Hollywood. So my main Review! today is actually for Hollywood Boulevard. So the whole Boulevard, the whole thing. This is a one dot TripAdvisor review written by travel PO 11.

[00:27:09] Trey Gerrald: Travel Poe 11 PO

[00:27:13] Chelsey Donn: I think it's like travel pole. That's like how it looks, but it's one One,

[00:27:18] Trey Gerrald: is this a Telly's hubby?

[00:27:20] Chelsey Donn: travel pole

[00:27:21] Trey Gerrald: Winky tipsy LA LA.

[00:27:25] Chelsey Donn: PO could be it. Got let's just go with travel pole 11.

[00:27:31] Trey Gerrald: Okay.

[00:27:32] Chelsey Donn: Alright. The subject is a mess. Here we go. When we have out of town guests, one of the places they want to see is Hollywood Boulevard. Unfortunately, their vision of Hollywood Boulevard is non existent. They will not casually stroll down the Boulevard and bump into movie stars and celebrities.

[00:27:59] Chelsey Donn: They will not be able to take pictures of their favorite actors and actresses stars on street at their level. What they will find is a mass of bodies, crowding the street, a circus, a shit show, some of what I've seen a man with a massive Python snake around his neck. There are so many people on the street.

[00:28:27] Chelsey Donn: You will see the snake until his head is up in your face.

[00:28:32] Trey Gerrald: Wow.

[00:28:33] Chelsey Donn: Hotdog carts in the middle of the sidewalk with hotdogs wrapped in bacon in the heat of day, just sitting there uncooked hot unrefrigerated shriveled bacon, anyone people Hocking, where. People screaming messages or songs into amplified equipment, men with their pants being worn past their butts, or holding a hand down the crotch of their pants.

[00:29:05] Chelsey Donn: Why I have no clue, many people dress like characters competing for your mother. Just who is the person in that costume, hugging your child. As you snap photo after photo for your memory book, you have no idea. Anyone can put on a costume and take pictures with you and or your children. Scary. Forget, looking down the sidewalk to read the stars names.

[00:29:39] Chelsey Donn: If you try, he won't last long. You'll bang into people. Just try to get a picture of your favorite stars. Star, the people we have taken, never go back. Yeah.

[00:30:00] Trey Gerrald: I mean, it's interesting because it just, mean, I don't disagree,

[00:30:07] Trey Gerrald: but I don't have the expectation. Like, I, I don't, I'm not surprised that it's crazy. Cause it's a tourist trap.

[00:30:17] Chelsey Donn: I have a theory.

[00:30:18] Trey Gerrald: Tell me.

[00:30:20] Chelsey Donn: I think that travel PO 11 has written this review so that people who visit them in the future will not make this request. Like, I wouldn't be shocked. I haven't done my due diligence, but maybe a travel PO has like a whole list of recommendations and reviews in Los Angeles. And before, you know, friends come in the future, he says, oh, take a look at my TripAdvisor.

[00:30:46] Chelsey Donn: I have a bunch of things. Let me know what you want to do so that he can preempt this shit show. Cause it is very similar to people wanting to go to times square.

[00:30:56] Trey Gerrald: yeah.

[00:30:57] Chelsey Donn: You know, when they go to New York and when you live there, you're like, that's the last place I want to be.

[00:31:01] Trey Gerrald: But I will tell you that even when David and I went to Palm bay, It's exactly the same thing before you get into the, I mean, that's different, cause it's like a you know, sacred space, but like you're parking and you're trying to get into the gates to go into this ancient village, it is like

[00:31:19] Chelsey Donn: nightmare.

[00:31:20] Trey Gerrald: like being on Hollywood Boulevard, it's like tons of vendors, tons of people with amplified equipment, which I love that phrase.

[00:31:28] Trey Gerrald: The first time I went to Los Angeles, I also went to Hollywood Boulevard because I thought holy cow. like, there were people like with snakes and there were like, that didn't seem that surprising to me. I will say. How do I, like, it's not surprising to me that you might meet unsavory characters or you might feel a little uncomfortable in a place that's going to be heavily populated.

[00:31:52] Trey Gerrald: Like this isn't 1930s. And like Marilyn Monroe was putting her hands on the cement.

[00:31:57] Chelsey Donn: Right.

[00:31:58] Trey Gerrald: said like, yes, people are going to be around you and bumping around you. And you're trying to take a picture of like Woody Allen star or

[00:32:04] Chelsey Donn: Oh God. Yeah.

[00:32:05] Trey Gerrald: in the middle of the sidewalk. So even the design of the Hollywood walk of fame, The stars are in the middle

[00:32:13] Chelsey Donn: I've a walkway. Yeah,

[00:32:14] Trey Gerrald: you're no matter, you know, even if this was Disneyland, going to be like, people are walking around.

[00:32:20] Chelsey Donn: right.

[00:32:20] Trey Gerrald: agree. It is hella populated. I, I don't know that I would say shit show, but I would say, you know, this isn't pristine,

[00:32:30] Chelsey Donn: right. They didn't spell out shit show completely, by the way they were,

[00:32:33] Chelsey Donn: they.

[00:32:34] Trey Gerrald: can I guess, was it, um, it a money sign for the.

[00:32:38] Chelsey Donn: No,

[00:32:39] Trey Gerrald: or a hashtag and per

[00:32:41] Chelsey Donn: it's S H dash dash T show show.

[00:32:50] Trey Gerrald: I do have a question. Can anyone just put on a costume? You don't have to have a permit.

[00:32:55] Chelsey Donn: I don't really know about that, but it doesn't seem like the regular, I mean, are the ones in times square regulated. Cause some of them seem like they have very cheap costumes that they could have just, you know, gotten

[00:33:06] Chelsey Donn: and thrown on.

[00:33:07] Trey Gerrald: could just stroll up there. I don't know. I know

[00:33:09] Chelsey Donn: I mean, I feel like worse comes to worse. The police sort of shoo you away.

[00:33:14] Chelsey Donn: That's a risk that I think these people are willing to take.

[00:33:17] Trey Gerrald: right, but when it comes to a vendor, like you have to have a permit for that

[00:33:21] Chelsey Donn: But these people aren't vendors, they're like,

[00:33:24] Trey Gerrald: But they are asking for tips.

[00:33:26] Chelsey Donn: yeah, I don't, I don't really know