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TRANSCRIPT of Episode 65: "Golden Girls Kitchen"

Updated: Aug 31



Review That Review with Chelsey Donn & Trey Gerrald
Episode 65: "Golden Girls Kitchen"

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*Please Pardon any spelling errors!


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

Every Californian and Virginian.

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

Someone's gotta settle the score.

Trey and Chelsey will help you choose!

Whose views win, which ones lose.

Online haters are comin' for you!

Baby, it's time to Review That Review!


[00:00:30] Chelsey Donn: Hello

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

[00:00:38] Chelsey Donn: reviews were just like Cisco Neber only instead of reviewing cinematic, masterpieces, we rate and review those hilarious scathing and sometimes suspicious online reviews.

[00:00:52] Trey Gerrald: that's Chelsey Donn,

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

[00:00:55] Trey Gerrald: and together we are.

[00:00:58] VOICEOVER: The Review Queen.

[00:01:01] Trey Gerrald: A nice Royal hello to all of our Patreon members. If you haven't joined our Patreon yet, you might as well go over to Patreon dot com slash Review That Review and do it today.

[00:01:13] Chelsey Donn: Go ahead and do it or go to our website, Review That Review dot com. Click that patron button. And there you are.

[00:01:19] Trey Gerrald: Click, click check Chelsey goose.

[00:01:22] Chelsey Donn: Yes.

[00:01:22] Trey Gerrald: your week going?

[00:01:24] Chelsey Donn: My week is going, you know, well, it's, it's officially like end of summer, you know, and I always get this like, feeling it's, it's not quite like the new year's feeling with the resolutions, but I do get that like, Anxiety of like, all right.

[00:01:40] Chelsey Donn: You know, I'm not going back to school or anything like that, but it's like better get your act together, you know? Do you have that like same feeling? I just love the summer so much that I think when it, when I feel it ending like labor day is coming, you know, like I know that the end is near, it just makes me like sad and feel like I gotta button up my card again or something.

[00:02:03] Trey Gerrald: I do. It is funny because even though I'm not in a school situation any longer, I do feel a sense of excitement when it becomes summer. And when summer is ending, I do have that sense of longing, even though I would say that fall is my absolute favorite time of year. I do have that sense of like, oh, like a sense of fun chapter is closing or something.

[00:02:24] Chelsey Donn: Yeah.

[00:02:24] Trey Gerrald: In this conversation though, it's funny because we went on a walk and we took our dogs and we found this little area of the Palisades that had a little like dog beach area. And it had a bunch of like Stony rocks and stuff. And we were the only people there. And so we were walking them and it's been really touching to see hunter coming out of his shell becoming very confident.

[00:02:46] Trey Gerrald: You know, this is the dog that we rescued who had been very clearly abused and he was. Like a monster on the rocks. He was like, so brave.

[00:02:57] Chelsey Donn: Wow. Oh,

[00:02:58] Trey Gerrald: this whole other side of this little dog and it really is just very wonderful to see what is possible when people, people, when things are encouraged and nurtured and given a new opportunity in life and supported and loved.

[00:03:14] Trey Gerrald: And I loved that little dog so much and just seeing him be so brave and leading the pack and it was really, really

[00:03:21] Chelsey Donn: so nice. I'm happy for a little hunt.

[00:03:24] Trey Gerrald: I

[00:03:24] Trey Gerrald: know, uh, yeah.

[00:03:26] Chelsey Donn: so good to hear it. I mean, speaking of nurturing and all that, you know, sometimes you get an Instagram ad every once in a while that leads you down a road that like actually feels good. And I feel like it's too soon to say really? Cuz I haven't.

[00:03:42] Chelsey Donn: Like gone down the whole thing, but you know, I've been trying, it's like, summer's ending, I've been trying to take better care of myself, go to the doctor, get everything together. And I wanna like have a more mindful attitude around food and be like more intentional and less wasteful and all that. And I got an ad on Instagram for this app called intent.

[00:04:03] Chelsey Donn: Have you heard of this app?

[00:04:05] Trey Gerrald: no, but I'm probably gonna get ads now.

[00:04:07] Chelsey Donn: Intent intent. So intent. I already like used it once and I'm like obsessed. I'm doing a free trial right now. So I'll like report back and see how it works for me. But basically you answer all these questions that are like very easy and like, like pictures. It just, they make it very simple.

[00:04:25] Chelsey Donn: It doesn't feel like a daunting like school process. Like it's just a little like quiz and you answer questions about like, what kind of food do you. To eat. Do you have any food that you don't like to eat? How, how experienced of a cook are you? Are you like a very beginner chef? Are you more experienced?

[00:04:43] Chelsey Donn: Like how much time do you have what's Mo what's like most important to you basically when. You're feeding yourself with intention. Right? And so you answer all these questions and then questions about like your cuisine, the cuisines of choice and whatever. And what is your goal? Do you wanna lose weight?

[00:04:59] Chelsey Donn: Do you like, are you just trying to be a little healthier, whatever your goal is, and then they like pop out a meal plan for you with like really amazing delicious recipes that are super easy to cook. And don't for me, like. Diet's a little bit of a triggering word. So like the recipes don't feel diety, but I can see how there's like nutrition and intention behind the meal.

[00:05:23] Chelsey Donn: And then they give you a shopping list. At the end of it. And they're like, so what's your shopping day gonna be? So like, if my shopping day is today, then they're like, all right, we're not gonna give you like meals for today. We're gonna give you the shopping list. You said you were gonna shop on Monday.

[00:05:38] Chelsey Donn: So like here's all the ingredients that you need to buy for the meals for the week. And then every single day it's recipes in. You can like, for me, I Donn I'm just like cooking for myself most of the time. So I don't mind leftovers. So you can say like, I'm good with leftovers. And then maybe they only give you like two variations of recipes to cook that week.

[00:05:58] Chelsey Donn: And you like, can repeat eating them for dinner or whatever it is. But Ugh, I'm loving this so far. I haven't, you know, put it into practice, but as an app and the psychology of the way that it brought me through and the reviews on apple apps, very high, I. High hopes about this. And I was thinking specifically of you, Trey, when I was going through the process, because I know that your new year's resolution and we're, you know, we're creeping up on another new year's before we know it was to cook more.

[00:06:28] Chelsey Donn: And I think. That, and I'm not getting paid for this at all, but I think that maybe this could be a good app for you, cuz it really like holds your hand. And it seems to give you recipes at your level. So you could say, you know, I'm a beginner,

[00:06:41] Trey Gerrald: I love that

[00:06:42] Chelsey Donn: little tip.

[00:06:43] Trey Gerrald: I've already looked it up on my phone. So there we

[00:06:45] Chelsey Donn: Oh my God. Yay. Well,

[00:06:47] Trey Gerrald: That was almost Royal Hennessy.

[00:06:49] Chelsey Donn: Uh, you're right.

[00:06:50] Chelsey Donn: But you know what?

[00:06:51] Trey Gerrald: But we don't know

[00:06:51] Chelsey Donn: make it a Royal Highness yet because I still haven't tested it. I just really like whoever did the UX, like the user experience for the onboarding of this app, like a plus to you,

[00:07:02] Trey Gerrald: Well, that's fun and it does feel like a new chapter. So it's a great time to do that.

[00:07:07] Chelsey Donn: I think I'm gonna like do that instead of my Complaint this week is just like, do a little like, uh, glow up.

[00:07:12] Trey Gerrald: All right. Fair. You can

[00:07:13] Chelsey Donn: But I don't wanna influence you. I want, if you would like to complain, I would love to hear anything you have to complain about. Always. I mean,

[00:07:21] Trey Gerrald: I do think I would like to

[00:07:22] VOICEOVER: Lodge Complaint.

[00:07:24] Trey Gerrald: today, I really need to Lodge a Complaint against any device that has spinning wheels and then the spinning wheel getting stuck or locked or.

[00:07:32] Chelsey Donn: God, like a luggage or something.

[00:07:34] Trey Gerrald: Luggage is very guilty. This, um, desk that I use has four spiny wheels. And sometimes one of the four will be sideways or like not facing the right direction, or it will not be able to roll over my rug or my like phone charger cord will be under it.

[00:07:51] Trey Gerrald: And it just like stops. It also was really frustrating whenever you have a shopping cart. And one of the wheels is like Octa and it's like, ah, and you're.

[00:08:00] Chelsey Donn: I

[00:08:01] Trey Gerrald: The loud person in the grocery store. It's like, you have to go return the shopping cart. You can't be the person that everyone's looking at. Gosh, I hate that.

[00:08:09] Chelsey Donn: That's so funny that ha I got a grocery cart at like CVS. Cause I was getting a bunch of stuff from my, my niece and my nephews. And I was like quick, quick, like creaking along like down the carts. And they kept like turning to people and going like, Ugh, you know, of course I got the bad cart. Like I was like trying to make a whole shtick of it.

[00:08:27] Chelsey Donn: And like half of people were like, why are you talking to me? But I was like, self-conscious about my squeaking.

[00:08:33] Trey Gerrald: Yeah, it's just frustrating because you want it to all be in tandem and work. You don't want there to be something that's off. And then like getting stuck is very disorienting. Like if you're like moving along and then all of a sudden, like you can't like it's very off putting.

[00:08:51] Chelsey Donn: You know, try maybe it's time for someone to reinvent the wheel.

[00:08:56] Trey Gerrald: It's almost like I set you up for that joke and I didn't

[00:08:58] Chelsey Donn: It's almost like you did. Um,

[00:09:02] Trey Gerrald: All right.

[00:09:02] Chelsey Donn: but really we gotta do better. I Donn, I don't know how we fix this problem other than to reinvent the wheel.

[00:09:08] Trey Gerrald: I mean, it makes me think this has reminded me of last week's after show, but like, is that what an axle is like, cuz you're a car wheel is not gonna get stuck because they all are directional. Maybe it's the 360 wheels that's when they get FTA. Cuz I also have, my filing cabinet is on for little wheels, spinning wheels and sometimes those are like.

[00:09:30] Trey Gerrald: Like structured. Right. And then you have to, like, you have to put a lot of energy, like trying to like make it all in the right. Same direct, you know, it's just like to

[00:09:40] Chelsey Donn: So it's time to reinvent the spinning wheel.

[00:09:42] Trey Gerrald: It's the spinning wheel. Mm-hmm

[00:09:44] Chelsey Donn: okay. Have you ever got, gotten like luggage back at, uh, from the

[00:09:49] Trey Gerrald: and then

[00:09:49] Trey Gerrald: it

[00:09:50] Chelsey Donn: of your wheels is gone,

[00:09:51] Trey Gerrald: I have. Yes,

[00:09:52] Chelsey Donn: them, like throwing it out and then you're like all of a sudden they got this three wheeled monstrosity.

[00:09:57] Trey Gerrald: Yeah. There, there's no way to function with.

[00:10:00] Chelsey Donn: No, it's terrible.

[00:10:01] Trey Gerrald: on one wrist trying to push it in the non missing leg. Yep.

[00:10:05] Chelsey Donn: And we're trying to balance. No, it's so bad. You gotta pay like $8. You got one of those cart things.

[00:10:12] Trey Gerrald: I would never pay for that. Get outta here.

[00:10:14] Chelsey Donn: I have, you've never paid for one of those

[00:10:16] Trey Gerrald: Metal things. No, wait, it's really $8

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

[00:10:21] Trey Gerrald: to go from here to there. Well, I guess that's all Uber is getting here to there.

[00:10:26] Chelsey Donn: I'm talking about the shopping cart thing at the airport

[00:10:29] Trey Gerrald: I can't believe it's

[00:10:30] Chelsey Donn: slide out used to be five.

[00:10:33] Trey Gerrald: Oh my, do you know some of

[00:10:34] Chelsey Donn: you know, what you can do is you can go out and as long as you try not to get caught and you can go out to like where people are getting their taxis. Cause they often leave them there when they're done getting the

[00:10:44] Trey Gerrald: oh

[00:10:44] Chelsey Donn: And then you can steal one. Not that I'm advising stealing, but you could rescue one. It's just sitting.

[00:10:52] Trey Gerrald: Here's a funny thought process that reminded me of like some grocery stores where you put in a quarter

[00:10:57] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. Aldi.

[00:10:59] Trey Gerrald: Yes. And then it goes back. Okay. Which then reminded me, have you ever been to one of those grocery stores or targets a Walmart where you there's some sort of like underground barrier that the wheels stop working once you hit it, so you can't steal their shopping carts.

[00:11:15] Chelsey Donn: Yes.

[00:11:15] Trey Gerrald: So that is

[00:11:16] Chelsey Donn: So crazy.

[00:11:17] Trey Gerrald: I hate of these spinning wheels getting

[00:11:20] Chelsey Donn: that. Oh my God. I hate that. Like, when you like get to the, basically like where the metal detector things

[00:11:26] Trey Gerrald: Yes. It's just like

[00:11:28] Chelsey Donn: something? They just like, stop moving.

[00:11:31] Trey Gerrald: that's so weird.

[00:11:32] Chelsey Donn: I mean, I get it cuz people are animals and they don't return the cart, but,

[00:11:37] Trey Gerrald: Yeah,

[00:11:37] Chelsey Donn: huh.

[00:11:39] Trey Gerrald: Joe, in the south, we call those buggies a shopping buggy.

[00:11:43] Chelsey Donn: Yeah, my mom calls him something recently. We were just talking about it, that she calls it. Oh God, what does she call it? She's gonna be upset that I don't remember

[00:11:53] Trey Gerrald: It's one of the

[00:11:54] Chelsey Donn: a wagon. A

[00:11:55] Trey Gerrald: wagon I've heard wagon. Yeah. It's one of those things I have to think about before I say out loud, like umbrella or cement or insurance.

[00:12:03] Chelsey Donn: Well, Trey, you didn't say umbrella or

[00:12:05] Trey Gerrald: I thought through them before I said that, I have to say that about a cart too. Cuz I wanna, I just default to buggy go get a buggy.

[00:12:11] Trey Gerrald: My mom would always say that, go get the buggy.

[00:12:13] Chelsey Donn: Or like, so that's like, and then also like the remote or the clicker or the, you know, that, one's another one that has a bunch of,

[00:12:19] Trey Gerrald: remote

[00:12:21] Chelsey Donn: yeah. All right. Well, channel change. Pass the channel changer, Trey hog and the channel changer every day. Always hogging it. Pass it over. All right, let's pass it over to someone else.

[00:12:35] Chelsey Donn: Shall we someone with some online reviews

[00:12:38] Trey Gerrald: I think that's a great idea.

[00:12:40] VOICEOVER: Review That Review.

[00:12:45] Chelsey Donn: as you know, we are your trustee review Queens. We bring in reviews from the internet that we feel need to be inspected.

[00:12:52] Trey Gerrald: We read you a 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 like to call.

[00:13:01] VOICEOVER: Assess that Kvetch.

[00:13:03] Trey Gerrald: And what have you got for us today? Chelsey?

[00:13:06] Chelsey Donn: Well, well, well, looks like another trip down the Yelp lane.

[00:13:10] Trey Gerrald: Ooh.

[00:13:11] Chelsey Donn: So today's review topic. I wanna give credit to friend of the pod, Thomas B, who slid into our DMS with a suggestion that this particular location might be ripe for content. So what is the location you ask? It is the golden girls kitchen located in Los Angeles.

[00:13:33] Chelsey Donn: Actually, I think it's technically in Beverly. On Bedford. And this is a supposed to be, have you gone to any of these places? Trey? Like I went to the Seinfeld. Experience. And it was like really cool because it was like you were in Jerry's apartment and you saw like all the cereal boxes and, or they had like that couch where George like, had that famous pose or they had a pole that said whatever they had, like all these like fun Seinfeld things.

[00:14:01] Chelsey Donn: And these are popping up all over the place. Like these sort of temporary restaurants or, you know, show nostalgia. Have you ever been to any of these.

[00:14:10] Trey Gerrald: No, but when I did the Warner brothers studio tour, it ends with like a picture of the cafe of friends with the orange couch. And you can take a

[00:14:19] Chelsey Donn: central perk.

[00:14:20] Trey Gerrald: Yeah. So I sat on the couch, but no, but I've heard of these golden girls. I've heard of the golden girls.

[00:14:27] Chelsey Donn: Kitchen. So it's you buy a ticket it's it's put together by a company called bucket listers. And with this specific experience, the golden girls kitchen, it costs $49 a person. Okay. Each ticket includes a 90 minute reservation. At the golden girl kitchen, your choice of a golden Maine and a slice of cheesecake, of

[00:14:51] Trey Gerrald: of course.

[00:14:52] Chelsey Donn: Right. And there'll be additional sides, beverages, et cetera, that you can purchase there. So they're really marketing this event as like, if you love golden girls, you gotta come here. Okay. That's that's like how they're setting it up and whatever. So this is Hector K's One-Star-Zinger review of the golden girls kitchen from Yelp.

[00:15:13] Trey Gerrald: perfect.

[00:15:16] Chelsey Donn: I came here in spite of the reviews I'm here now, as I type, and I can say the two star average rating as of now is generous.

[00:15:27] Trey Gerrald: Mmm.

[00:15:28] Chelsey Donn: This place is a sad disaster. It's obvious that the people behind the popup don't know the golden girls and, or don't care about the show and brand. Yes. The food is barely edible, just barely, but I wasn't expecting fine dining.

[00:15:51] Chelsey Donn: I came in for an immersive experience as advertised into the revered show, and that was the biggest let down the decor is lazy. A half asked reproduction of the show's kitchen. And one of the bedrooms surrounding the dining area is all there is to see here. The sidewalk slash patio section is the Luna and the bar is called shady Pines, but there's no ambiance to either of them whatsoever.

[00:16:27] Chelsey Donn: And while there are episodes of the show playing on mute on TVs in the dining room, the very loud music is completely incongruent. I'm typing this to the tune of on J's physical and gainers. I will survive. And other than a half hazard neon sign by the. And a printed banner randomly placed next to a dining booth.

[00:16:58] Chelsey Donn: There is nothing in the place that identifies with the show. The staff are kind and present. They're doing their best, but I can't help getting the feeling that nobody involved in this project really knows what they're doing.

[00:17:13] Trey Gerrald: Hmm.

[00:17:13] Chelsey Donn: It's clear that the kitchen in the very name of the popup is not run by anyone ever involved in a kitchen before.

[00:17:23] Chelsey Donn: or know the show at all. Nostalgia makes all of us pay handsomely for experiences that recreate the good times of our youth that is fine and expected, but this popup is so Laly and shortly put together. I find it irresponsible and borderline abusive to charge over $50 a. When there is almost nothing here that commands the price, the food is not good.

[00:17:56] Chelsey Donn: The ambiance is completely amiss and your nostalgia will not be satisfied by this poor attempt to capitalize on a loved and missed show and concept. I said almost because the cocktails were really stiff and the wine they sell is better than average, but these are items you have to pay for. In addition to the experience rate one last note, when the checks for my drinks and sides came $8 for three cheese balls.

[00:18:31] Chelsey Donn: Come on. I was given an NRA branded pen in the shape of a bullet. To sign the check with, if there was any doubt that the people behind the popup do not know

[00:18:46] Trey Gerrald: clientele.

[00:18:47] Chelsey Donn: the golden girls at all this poetic piece to resistance to an embarrassingly, sorry. Excuse for a themed restaurant was all I needed to confirm. If you're a casual fan, you'll find absolutely nothing here to remind you of the.

[00:19:08] Trey Gerrald: Do.

[00:19:08] Chelsey Donn: if you're a hardcore fan, you'll be sad and possibly enraged at the audacity of using the name and brand of the golden girls in such a disappointing way, avoid at all cost. And then Hector did include a photo of the NRA pen with the like check.

[00:19:34] Trey Gerrald: It's funny when you said that I was like, what is N a. And then you said the bullet pin. I was like, oh my God, the NRA

[00:19:41] Chelsey Donn: Right. NRA. And then it says, you know how you can like write a subject underneath photo. So it says embarrassing. And then in parenthesis it says, check whited out for privacy purposes.

[00:19:53] Trey Gerrald: Hector.

[00:19:54] Chelsey Donn: oh, Hector gotta love him.

[00:19:58] Trey Gerrald: So it's funny you chose this today because literally last night on my Instagram, one of my friends posted like seven photos for their birthday. They made a reservation at the golden girls kitchen

[00:20:12] Chelsey Donn: Stop it, and it was not, it was not friend of the pod Thomas B.

[00:20:17] Trey Gerrald: No.

[00:20:18] Chelsey Donn: Oh my goodness. Well, it's swimming in the ether.

[00:20:23] Trey Gerrald: But I was looking through the pictures and I even thought that's like a really lazy kitchen. And then the,

[00:20:30] Chelsey Donn: Oh,

[00:20:31] Trey Gerrald: the comforter of the bed room, like, was like, wasn't even made, like, it was so sloppy. And the wall PA, like, it looked really too dimensional and bad

[00:20:41] Chelsey Donn: put together.

[00:20:42] Trey Gerrald: that I was even sort of like, oh, which really comes across here in Hector's review.

[00:20:47] Trey Gerrald: I mean, it's interesting. I, I feel like, because you mentioned at the beginning that it's by bucket listers.com, like this is an organization that's creating many of these experiences based on, right. Cause because I would imagine if, if I were in this company and I were like, okay, what, who do we know will work?

[00:21:05] Trey Gerrald: But I Donn don't have firsthand experience with, it would be Seinfeld. I've never seen it. And you're talking about the couch thing with. Whoever, like, I don't know what that means. Also. Like if it was like, I'm gonna make a walking dead experience, like I've never seen the show. I have no idea, but I, I, that's why I really loved how Hector ends with, if you're casual, you're not gonna see anything from the show.

[00:21:28] Trey Gerrald: If you're a hardcore, you're gonna be offended. Like, like I think that

[00:21:31] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. Cuz I think I'm very casual when it comes to the golden girls. Like I watched it with grandparents like in the background, but I was very young and I didn't really understand what was happening and I, I wasn't then someone that like in their adulthood did the. Deep dive back in which I have a lot of friends that have, and then there is an entire subculture people that really love the golden girls.

[00:21:57] Chelsey Donn: Obviously Betty White rest in peace was an icon.

[00:22:00] Trey Gerrald: Did she.

[00:22:01] Chelsey Donn: what? Yeah. did you not know that she like missed her hundredth? They were supposed to do like her hundredth birthday

[00:22:09] Trey Gerrald: about

[00:22:10] Chelsey Donn: and then she died like right before, but they had, they had like some of the footage,

[00:22:15] Trey Gerrald: Oh my God. I completely forgot about

[00:22:17] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. They had some of the footage.

[00:22:18] Chelsey Donn: So they like put it in a documentary.

[00:22:20] Trey Gerrald: I feel like something horrible happened in the world, right? Like the next day, I feel like it got overshadowed by something.

[00:22:27] Chelsey Donn: I, I mean, well, it was the, it was new year's Eve.

[00:22:31] Trey Gerrald: So David and I Beed golden girls during the very beginning of the pandemic. And it is really, it does still hold up. Like I think it, I think there's a subculture of homosexual men that love it because they were like independent women that like had a self-made friendship family, and there's something identifiable about that.

[00:22:52] Trey Gerrald: Also, it was written by a lot of gay men and it would, they tackled very progressive issues. But comedy wise, I think it is like the gold bar of sitcom writing. I mean, it is literally one, two punch, every third line. All of those women were like so skilled and they all had very different rhythms and very different like setup structures.

[00:23:15] Trey Gerrald: Like it really is

[00:23:17] Chelsey Donn: but like a nice like symphony of comedy.

[00:23:19] Trey Gerrald: my God. I mean, it's like, you just, can't nothing will ever be like that again. And it still stands up. Like, I love Lucy as like my jam. That's like what taught me everything in life, but I go back and watch it and it feels very period. I think like the golden girls still felt, feels very current.

[00:23:34] Trey Gerrald: I mean, it is outrageous to, to see that, but it's also funny that Hector is writing it during the experience.

[00:23:43] Chelsey Donn: It reminded me of when we'd read the review from the hotel while we were inside the hotel, like it was crazy,

[00:23:50] Trey Gerrald: here now. And this is a sad disaster. I wrote down sad disaster, cuz that's the most horrifying way to describe being inside that Miami kitchen. I mean that's so

[00:24:02] Chelsey Donn: just love, I just, this one was in is the LA location?

[00:24:07] Trey Gerrald: no. The show takes place in Miami. So I was saying that Miami

[00:24:10] Chelsey Donn: in that Miami kitchen. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Oh for sure. But like the whole thing was so good. I just, I read a few other reviews, but I really liked the way Hector took us through the experience. And there was something about him being there at the time, like made him feel like he was a field reporter, like I'm on the ground inside, you know, the golden girls kitchen, something that really stuck out to me and.

[00:24:36] Chelsey Donn: No, this just stuck out to me. So we have golden girls playing on the TVs, but we have the TVs muted. And then we're, we're playing music from the time period that the show had aired that has nothing to do with thematically. The theme of the show. Like, why wouldn't we just play this, the show unmuted. That seems like the easiest thing in the world to do.

[00:25:01] Trey Gerrald: Yeah. It honestly, when you started to go into that part of the review, I started thinking like, what would the background music be like? I don't even like, I don't know what wouldn't

[00:25:11] Chelsey Donn: but it doesn't need to be music. It could literally just be like screens everywhere. Everybody's watching episode 4 0 2 or whatever it is at the same time. And like, it's just running the golden girls as background.

[00:25:25] Trey Gerrald: It reminds me of, and I know that this was culturally happening. All over the United States of America. But my experience was splash. Gay bar in Manhattan would have a musical Monday and they just had tons of famous Tony award musical performances. Like, you know, it was like a whole evening montage, basically.

[00:25:47] Trey Gerrald: Like that's what you would, should have at the golden girls. It should just be like, it doesn't even have to be full episodes. It can be like the most famous sections in a Megamix that's playing all day. So everyone can quote along. Everyone can like, not like let's get physical or whatever.

[00:26:05] Chelsey Donn: Yeah, exactly not. I will survive.

[00:26:07] Trey Gerrald: Right. It seems, that seems now knowing with the NRA pin that makes me feel a little homophobic that they're playing. Uh, I will survive. They're like, what are these most offensively

[00:26:19] Chelsey Donn: Wow.

[00:26:19] Trey Gerrald: Trop songs.

[00:26:20] Chelsey Donn: Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow.

[00:26:22] Trey Gerrald: Okay. I have a question here because Hector says that they paid over $50, but the price is fif $49. So is Hector including

[00:26:29] Chelsey Donn: well, they pay no. Well, I think what they're saying is

[00:26:33] Trey Gerrald: Oh, after the add-on.

[00:26:35] Chelsey Donn: yes,

[00:26:36] Trey Gerrald: I wrote that down. I hate that. I hate anytime there's like higher quality products a after something that you've is all inclusive and you're like getting, they know you're gonna go for it. Like that's why the wine was

[00:26:48] Chelsey Donn: And then it's like, plus $5 or whatever.

[00:26:51] Trey Gerrald: that's what really like struck me about Hector's narrative here is that there's something that's really, um, it's actually.

[00:27:00] Trey Gerrald: Skin Crawley about recognizing in the moment that you've been duped by an organization that's like targeting you, knowing that like, they'll get you in the door, but then there's like, no, nothing behind the door. Like I think that's why it's so

[00:27:16] Chelsey Donn: What's behind door. Number one,

[00:27:18] Trey Gerrald: That Hector is writing it in the middle of being there because it's like, oh, this is just a company that's producing these things, but they have no one on the team doing field research to like give die hard fans or even casual fans, like something meaningful.

[00:27:33] Trey Gerrald: Like that's

[00:27:34] Trey Gerrald: so weird.

[00:27:35] Chelsey Donn: like that they pointed that out because I think that, like, that really encapsulates everyone that would come to this. Like I'm not a die hard golden girls friend fan, but I'm sure I have friends that are, and if somebody was like, do you wanna go to the golden girls kitchen? I would say, yes.

[00:27:50] Trey Gerrald: yeah, why not? Right?

[00:27:51] Chelsey Donn: Right. Cause I would think it's enough of a cultural zeitgeist type thing that there's gonna be something there That's gonna be fun or I'm gonna recognize it. Like it's gonna be a good time. Like I would think it's gonna be a good time. Even if I wasn't someone that like was gonna be, you know, sometimes you go to things with people and they're like, they should have done this.

[00:28:10] Chelsey Donn: And they're so picky because they're such a diehard fan. I think it's interesting to point that out. Like even.

[00:28:16] Trey Gerrald: Right. I'm not being like annoying here cause I'm a diehard and I'm never gonna be pleased. Hector's saying like there's

[00:28:22] Chelsey Donn: Like even your average person that watched the show a couple times with their grandmother would be dis like would be disappointed. But if you're a fan, you're gonna be like offended and devastated. I really like this review.

[00:28:34] Trey Gerrald: I like this review a lot too. I do think it's truthful. I don't even, it doesn't even really come off as shady. Maybe like if we're getting into like a little bit of stereotyping about what an NRA member would look like and what their political leanings would maybe like, maybe, I don't know if

[00:28:50] Chelsey Donn: I guess, but that's not even the point that Hector's making. They're just saying that like, You're like, you could take the op like Trey and I went to a podcast convention and we gave out these pens with crowns on them. Right? Like it's yet another opportunity to be branding towards what you're doing.

[00:29:08] Chelsey Donn: Even the check is an opportunity to be doing that. So to not have like a golden girls pen or like, oh, I got the Sophia pen. Like it could be a free giveaway or something like that. Like to not use that opportunity to do it. And to instead. Do something that is completely not aligned with the show or the message of the show is crazy.

[00:29:30] Chelsey Donn: I think that's what they're saying.

[00:29:32] Trey Gerrald: Yeah. And I do know from my friends, Instagram, where they're saying like one neon sign connection to the show is like, there's one wall where they haven't illuminated. Thank you. Thanks for being a friend. But even that is sort of like, oh, but you can just go online and have that made like it all feel, it did feel sloppy in looking at my friend's Instagram.

[00:29:51] Trey Gerrald: So sorry about that.

[00:29:52] Chelsey Donn: I mean, it feels very exploitative on behalf of the bucket listers or whatever, because it just feels like let's just give the kids that live on Instagram and just want that one moment of that one wall and that one photo, just to say, I went and did the thing. And then in terms of everything else, as long as we have like something that the kids can take an

[00:30:17] Trey Gerrald: The

[00:30:18] Trey Gerrald: experience itself can be

[00:30:19] Chelsey Donn: the. That's so gross. It makes me not wanna go to any events that are thrown by this company.

[00:30:27] Trey Gerrald: I'm feeling an impact there as well. I also wanted to point out how Hector says, like I was not expecting fine dining. Like I'm not coming here actually for the kitchen part. I'm coming here for the golden girls. So like, it's like, I would anticipate this being like food, you would get at a concession stand or something of the like, you know?

[00:30:45] Chelsey Donn: Sure.

[00:30:46] Trey Gerrald: Yeah. I, I,

[00:30:47] Chelsey Donn: But you're not expecting the food to be great, but you are expecting the experience to be, you're paying $50 for the experience. You're not paying $50 for like high end dining. Ugh. I'm grossed out.

[00:31:02] Trey Gerrald: I think I could crown Hector, how do you feel.

[00:31:05] Chelsey Donn: I feel pretty good about Hector I'm I feel pretty good about Hector. All right. Let's.

[00:31:09] Trey Gerrald: All right. So Chelsey and I each have our own set of zero to five crown cards and in an effort to be fair and not influence one another, we will simultaneously reveal our rating.

[00:31:23] VOICEOVER: The Queens are Tabulating.

[00:31:31] Chelsey Donn: All right. Trey is holding up four and a half crowns and I am holding up five crowns. I went with a full Review Queen for Hector, but I'm interested first to hear what Trey has to say and why he went with four and a half pounds for Hector.

[00:31:46] Trey Gerrald: so I really side with Hector here. I found them to be truthful and not really misleading or shady. I bought the narrative. The only reason I took a half crown away here is. I'm I did want a little more details and I realized this right in the conclusion. I was just saying before crowning is like, I wanted more details about what the actual food was.

[00:32:07] Trey Gerrald: I'm very clear that it's lazy decor. Hector does a really great job of painting that this is probably a money grab more than anything with integrity, but I was more curious to hear. What the included things were rather than like all of the add-ons just for a more full rounded thing. And I know that's very nitpicky.

[00:32:27] Trey Gerrald: I was very close to doing five, but Hector did a really good job exposing all of the deceit. And I wanted to know a little bit more about what was so bad about the food.

[00:32:39] Chelsey Donn: The food itself.

[00:32:40] Trey Gerrald: since this is a 90 minute restaurant, like I, you know, Hector was so overwhelmed by. The experience that they didn't, they could have just done two more sentences about what was on the menu and like, what was part of the eating proponent that was included in that $49 admission fee Chelsey?

[00:33:00] Trey Gerrald: Why did you do five Review Queen for Hector?

[00:33:04] Chelsey Donn: Ah, I went with a full Review Queen for Hector, cuz I thought it was a really well rounded review. It had good point of view. I loved that Hector was on the ground as our like, you know, reporter. It really gave me a level of, you know, trust. With Hector that I think is worthy of being a Review Queen. I, I laughed, there were definitely some laughs in there for me.

[00:33:26] Chelsey Donn: And I think they really got a lot of really great points across. I do find it interesting that you took the half crown away for the reason that you did. And I'm wondering if there, you know, I'm still going with a Review Queen, cuz I think that Hector deserves it, but I'm wondering if there's a little bit of bias coming from me because I did read a lot of the reviews.

[00:33:46] Chelsey Donn: One, two things one before you do the event, like part of the ticketing process is like you pick your food.

[00:33:55] Trey Gerrald: Like a wedding

[00:33:56] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. So like you, you would know, like as soon as you got to the. If you ride Hector's review and you were like, screw it. I'm gonna go anyway. You would still then go to the site and find out everything there immediately.

[00:34:09] Chelsey Donn: But a lot of negative reviews did also touch on which Hector did. Not that like. It was super lazy. It was like, Sophia's lasagna. You know what I mean? Like it was like very lazy what they did with the food. So I agree. I think Hector, you know, could have brought that point to the table, but other than that, I was feeling very queenly about Hector.

[00:34:32] Chelsey Donn: And so I'm, I'm, I'm happy to crown Hector Review Queen. And if you're listening, Hector, call in, we'll give you a, a beautiful gold Review Queen pen.

[00:34:42] Trey Gerrald: Woo.

[00:34:43] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. Congratulations, Hector. See?

[00:34:46] Trey Gerrald: Well, I think the impact is that I would need to wait for a better experience, but I still would want to go only because of my affinity for the show, which

[00:34:54] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. But, but don't you think you've been saved by Hector?

[00:34:58] Trey Gerrald: I probably wouldn't. I

[00:34:59] Chelsey Donn: Like Hector's saying Trey. I understand. I was you. I am you I'm here right now.

[00:35:04] Trey Gerrald: I'm here right now. Yeah, exactly.

[00:35:06] Chelsey Donn: I'm Peter Trey. Don't do it. Donn. Don't do it.

[00:35:10] Trey Gerrald: disaster.

[00:35:11] Chelsey Donn: It's a sad disaster from the inside.

[00:35:14] Trey Gerrald: Well, that was fun. Thanks Chelsey. Via Thomas.

[00:35:17] Chelsey Donn: Yeah, thanks. Thomas B for sliding into our DMS. That is my favorite way to find reviews. So like Thomas did, if you have just a subject matter a, uh, product, anything that you're like. You Donn don't even wanna do the job yourself. You're just like Review Queen. Why Donn? Don't you dig in there for me, slide into our DMS and let us know.

[00:35:37] Chelsey Donn: We're always looking for new things to explore. So thank you so much, Thomas B for that great contribution. And thank you Hector for being

[00:35:46] Trey Gerrald: Woo.

[00:35:47] Chelsey Donn: a Queen. Woo. All right. We've reached the most reg portion of our show. Trey, who are you inducting for?

[00:35:57] VOICEOVER: My Royal line.

[00:35:58] Trey Gerrald: All right. Well, today I am going to induct on behalf of one of our listeners who slid into our DMS to share one of their inductees, a good listener named Steph. Suggested that we induct something that I am incredibly knowledgeable about

[00:36:19] Chelsey Donn: Which

[00:36:19] Trey Gerrald: as I pull up the Wikipedia over here, Steph has inducted the New York basketball team, the Knicks.

[00:36:29] Chelsey Donn: Oh, yeah. Cuz you know, we're very knowledgeable on all things sports here.

[00:36:33] Trey Gerrald: So, um, the Knicks, which is short for Nicker Bockers.

[00:36:40] Chelsey Donn: Oh, okay.

[00:36:41] Trey Gerrald: Which I don't know what a Knickerbocker is. What's a

[00:36:44] Chelsey Donn: I Donn I Donn don't know. Is it like a pan? Is it pants?

[00:36:49] Trey Gerrald: Loose fitting trousers gathered at the knee.

[00:36:53] Chelsey Donn: Oh, maybe that's what they used to wear.

[00:36:56] Trey Gerrald: Okay.

[00:36:56] Chelsey Donn: maybe what basketball players used to wear. Like Nicker blockers

[00:37:00] Trey Gerrald: So the, so Steph Steph is inducting the Knicks for, um, the Royal Highness. And I'll share with you that it is an American professional basketball team in New York city. They compete in the national basketball association as a member of the Atlantic division of the Eastern conference. They play their home games at Madison square garden, an arena that they share with the New York Rangers, which is a hockey team. And, um, oh, this is interesting. They are one of two NBA teams in the city of New York. The other one is Chelsey.

[00:37:38] Chelsey Donn: The NATS. Woo.

[00:37:41] Trey Gerrald: the Brooklyn nets. And then also alongside the Boston Celtics, the nexts are one of two original teams still located in the original.

[00:37:52] Chelsey Donn: The best city in the world she says from

[00:37:54] Trey Gerrald: Because I do know this because I think my mother-in-law's a fan of the