TRANSCRIPT of Episode 55: "Eleven Madison Park"

Review That Review with Chelsey Donn & Trey Gerrald
Episode 55: "Eleven Madison Park"


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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!

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

[00:00:31] Trey Gerrald: Hello, and welcome to Review That Review. We are the podcast dedicated to reviewing

[00:00:39] 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.

[00:00:52] Trey Gerrald: That is Chelsey Donn.

[00:00:55] Chelsey Donn: And that is Trey Gerrald.

[00:00:59] Trey Gerrald: And together we are

[00:01:01] VOICEOVER: The

[00:01:01] VOICEOVER: Review Queens!

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[00:01:31] Birthday Bitch!

[00:01:31] Trey Gerrald: Oh, Chelsey,

[00:01:32] Trey Gerrald: how

[00:01:32] Trey Gerrald: are w----.

[00:01:33] Chelsey Donn: How, what where?

[00:01:35] VOICEOVER: It's time to get Birthday drunk!

[00:01:47] VOICEOVER: Birthday,

[00:01:47] Trey Gerrald: It's Chelsey's birthday!!!!

[00:01:52] VOICEOVER: birthday.

[00:01:52] Chelsey Donn: Yeah, love my birthday song.

[00:01:55] Trey Gerrald: Today's June 22nd, everyone. And it's Chelsey's 19th birthday.

[00:02:02] Chelsey Donn: oh, my goodness

[00:02:04] Trey Gerrald: birthday.

[00:02:06] Chelsey Donn: thank you. Happy birthday, Meryl Streep as well.

[00:02:10] Trey Gerrald: Ah, look at that. It is just a celebrat Tori de Chelsey. was your birthday going? Thank you for spending it

[00:02:16] Chelsey Donn: Oh, my goodness. I would spend it with no one else. My birthday is great. Thanks for asking. I mean, just grateful to have another year round the sun, traveling through time and space with you. Try.

[00:02:30] Trey Gerrald: What are your favorite things about birthday celebrations? Do you have any favorite things or disfavored things?

[00:02:36] Chelsey Donn: Oh, you know, it's so hard for me because I was such a big birthday person for such a long time in that I always would do an event for years, years, we would go to a Dodgers game every year. For years, I did the Hollywood bowl every year with a big group. And it's just so sad to say, but like, you know, COVID sort of canceled those big, huge moments where we can all be together in a public space and feel comfortable.

[00:03:05] Chelsey Donn: I've been a little bit more low key this year. I got to say, but I think it's, you know, I think it's good. I'm just happy. As long as I'm celebrating with someone, I don't, I don't like to do the big birthday dinners. Stress me out. That's why I'm like more of an events girl. I'm like buy a ticket to the game.

[00:03:21] Chelsey Donn: We'll go. You want to buy yourself a hot dog? Go ahead. I get stressed out with the traditional birthday dinner, you know, like who's going to pay the check. Ugh. God, I can't.

[00:03:31] Trey Gerrald: Yeah, for sure.

[00:03:32] Chelsey Donn: Do you have a special way that you like to celebrate your birthday?

[00:03:36] Trey Gerrald: I think the older I've gotten the less, I want to like even do anything like separate of birthday. For many years there, this is a weird tale that I could expound on in the after-show perhaps. for my 26th birthday, I went to a pottery painting place and invited a bunch of people to come and join. And while I was painting a coffee mug, I booked my first television series.

[00:04:04] Trey Gerrald: got a phone call saying I was

[00:04:06] Chelsey Donn: God. That's so cool.

[00:04:07] Trey Gerrald: And so then it became like, well, I got to do those every year because good things happen I'm doing this on my birthday.

[00:04:13] Chelsey Donn: my God. Now you're making me feel like I got to go to a pottery place stat.

[00:04:16] Trey Gerrald: Well, it never repeated itself. And so then I was like, okay, I'm gonna not do this anymore. And then now I don't know. I'm just sort of like, man, I'd rather just like sit around and not do anything, but my husband is the complete other side of the scale. He loves to have huge superstar. No, he loves to have huge ginormous parties.

[00:04:35] Trey Gerrald: He wants, rented out a bar and did a nineties themed birthday party where everyone came, dressed up in nineties outfits.

[00:04:42] Chelsey Donn: Oh, so fun. I love that.

[00:04:45] Trey Gerrald: One year he rented out a restaurant and we did animal nose party where everyone had to wear animals.

[00:04:51] Chelsey Donn: Okay.

[00:04:52] Trey Gerrald: Yeah. So, um, Yeah.

[00:04:53] Trey Gerrald: so we experienced all of that on all sides, but though it is your birthday, Chelsey, am curious.

[00:04:59] Lodge A Complaint!

[00:04:59] Trey Gerrald: Is there anything that isn't making you happy? Is there anything that you want to

[00:05:03] VOICEOVER: Lodge A Complaint.

[00:05:05] Trey Gerrald: about today on your birthday?

[00:05:07] Chelsey Donn: Yeah, there is actually, so I, I love candles. If you're thinking about getting me a belated birthday gift, go ahead and send me a lovely candle that isn't synthetic and I'm going to be very happy about it. However, hate when I'm burning a candle, the wick is burned through, and there's still a ton of wax there that has not burned.

[00:05:32] Chelsey Donn: And like, what do I do? Am I supposed to throw away the candle? Am I supposed to like melt it and make a new candle? That feels like a lot of work? What would. It just feels like such a waste. There's all that delicious sleep scented wax. And I don't have any way to, to keep it burning. what am I supposed to do?

[00:05:53] Trey Gerrald: I know exactly what we're talking about. That's why I love those candles that have multiple wicks. Cause it makes me feel like I'm

[00:06:01] Chelsey Donn: Little, little more. Yeah. A little more secure about like the distribution.

[00:06:06] Trey Gerrald: Have you ever like played with a candle wax, like as it's burning and then like the next time you gotta look at it and it's like, you can't get to the WIC, so you have to like tilt it and like try to eliminate it and then like let some of the wax pour out. Have you ever experienced any of that?

[00:06:19] Chelsey Donn: Yeah, I mean, I used to play with the wax a lot, cause I used to like that, you know, I like it between my fingers, you know, that brand experience

[00:06:30] Trey Gerrald: Oh, well, good

[00:06:31] Chelsey Donn: Yeah, I didn't, I haven't really done that since I was a kid, but I've definitely had a situation where the wick kind of gets waxed over in a way, or like something happens to the WIC where it's like the wick is there buried WIC is there as well.

[00:06:47] Chelsey Donn: And it can't be lit and that's, that's probably even more frustrating. Maddening.

[00:06:52] Trey Gerrald: Do you remember that trend? Like maybe in the early two thousands of like pair friend paraffin,

[00:06:57] Chelsey Donn: Yeah.

[00:06:58] Trey Gerrald: would dip your hand in.

[00:06:59] Chelsey Donn: Or your feet. Oh, it felt so good. I love a good paraffin wax. Not going to lie. It's always the ad-on when you're getting a Manny petty, like, and you want to do the paraffin? Like, how do I say no? I mean, my feet and my hands are so dry and they make you feel so smooth.

[00:07:12] Trey Gerrald: Yes.

[00:07:13] Chelsey Donn: All right. Try since it is my birthday, I guess I will grant you one wish and allow you to Lodge A Complaint as well today.

[00:07:20] Chelsey Donn: So do you have a complaint that you want to Lodge? A,

[00:07:24] Trey Gerrald: All right. So today I actually have a serious complaint. So I was doing some research because been taking more financial control in my life. And I discovered that I had fraudulent activity on my MasterCard. This fraudulent activity dates back to may of 2021.

[00:07:45] Chelsey Donn: That's. Oh my goodness. That's right. You mentioned

[00:07:47] Trey Gerrald: Today is June 22nd, 2020. I have been being charged 29 90 $9 a month since may of 2021.

[00:07:56] Trey Gerrald: And I have no idea what it is.

[00:07:59] Chelsey Donn: Have you have you since calculated to see how much that is?

[00:08:05] Trey Gerrald: Oh no, I haven't added it up, but cause I'm too upset. But what I did do is I disputed all of the charges. One by one. You have to fill in this thing o