UA-198543153-1 Wicked on Broadway - Review That Review with Chelsey Donn & Trey Gerrald

Episode 66

Episode 66: Wicked on Broadway

The Queens rate and review a 1 Star Yelp Review for the Broadway musical, Wicked! Chelsey hates auto-subscriptions, Trey learns it's not easy being green, and the Queens hear a Listener Voicemail! PLUS the winner of our Lillian Pops Artwork Contest is announced! AHH-UH-AH-AHHHHH!

(04:23) Lodge a Complaint!

(08:23) Listener Voicemail!

(17:17) 1 Star Review

(38:56) Exclusive Offer

(45:32) My Royal Highness

(50:01) Lillian Pops Artwork Winner!

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Transcript
VOICEOVER:

Everybody's got an opinion, Every Californian and Virginian and Virginian.

VOICEOVER:

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

VOICEOVER:

Someone's gotta settle the score.

VOICEOVER:

Trey and Chelsey help,

VOICEOVER:

which one ones,

VOICEOVER:

maybe it's to Review That Review.

Chelsey Donn:

Hello.

Trey Gerrald:

Hello Chelsey.

Trey Gerrald:

Well, hello listeners.

Trey Gerrald:

Welcome to Review That Review.

Trey Gerrald:

We are the singular podcast.

Trey Gerrald:

Well, that's not true.

Trey Gerrald:

We are the, we are a podcast.

Trey Gerrald:

No, we are the podcast dedicated to

Chelsey Donn:

and we might be the only podcast that reviews reviews

Trey Gerrald:

I think that's true.

Chelsey Donn:

Right.

Chelsey Donn:

We're just like Cisco and Ebert.

Chelsey Donn:

As you know, only instead of reviewing cinematic, masterpieces, we rate and review those hilarious

Trey Gerrald:

That is Chelsey Donn

Chelsey Donn:

And that is Trey Gerrald.

Trey Gerrald:

and together, you know, we are.

VOICEOVER:

The review Queens.

Trey Gerrald:

A very special Cheerio Queens to all of our Patreon members,

Chelsey Donn:

Cheerio Queens.

Trey Gerrald:

They're helping us keep our lights on and in exchange, they have

Trey Gerrald:

They also get full video recordings, merch discounts, and a whole lot more.

Trey Gerrald:

If you wanna join them, go visit our Patreon page over at Patreon dot com slash Review.

Trey Gerrald:

That Review Chelsey

Chelsey Donn:

Yes.

Trey Gerrald:

is a very.

Trey Gerrald:

Exciting day, cuz we're gonna announce the winner of our Lillian pops artwork contest, but

Trey Gerrald:

So in the meantime, keep all that excitement boiling bubbling up in

Trey Gerrald:

How are you doing girl?

Chelsey Donn:

I am good.

Chelsey Donn:

You know, we're like in, I just feel like the year starts, the summer ends.

Chelsey Donn:

We're like in the race of it.

Chelsey Donn:

All right.

Chelsey Donn:

It just happens so quickly.

Chelsey Donn:

Wedding season, I think is officially done.

Chelsey Donn:

I think I attended my last wedding

Trey Gerrald:

Mmm.

Chelsey Donn:

of the season.

Chelsey Donn:

Which is, you know, both sad and a little bit of a relief.

Trey Gerrald:

yes,

Chelsey Donn:

right.

Chelsey Donn:

Gotta say it both could exist at the same time.

Chelsey Donn:

I love my friends, but I've been pretty good.

Chelsey Donn:

Although, you know, Trey and I, we took a couple weeks off cuz I was

Chelsey Donn:

And so I gotta say it.

Chelsey Donn:

I do miss you when we Donn, don't get to record as frequently as usual.

Trey Gerrald:

I know it is interesting.

Trey Gerrald:

Like when we began this journey, I didn't really think about much of the like weekly impact.

Trey Gerrald:

When you go into business with someone, it really is a true relationship.

Trey Gerrald:

So when we aren't in constant contact, it does feel like, oh, what's happening in the world.

Chelsey Donn:

I know it's a strange feeling, so I'm glad that we're.

Trey Gerrald:

said that people come into our lives.

Trey Gerrald:

Do you know where

Chelsey Donn:

for a reason.

Chelsey Donn:

My, did I not go to TIS school?

Chelsey Donn:

The arts it's wicked for good.

Chelsey Donn:

In fact, I went to the Hollywood bowl one time.

Chelsey Donn:

To see Kristen Chenoweth.

Chelsey Donn:

And she does this whole stick where she pulls someone from the audience

Chelsey Donn:

And so allegedly, she randomly pulls this girl from the audience who just happened

Chelsey Donn:

And she was great and I was there and then it went viral

Trey Gerrald:

I was gonna say, I've seen that.

Trey Gerrald:

Oh, you

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah, I was there.

Chelsey Donn:

I was like, actually there.

Trey Gerrald:

I thought she looked familiar.

Trey Gerrald:

Wow.

Trey Gerrald:

Chelsey, you really did a good job singing with her.

Chelsey Donn:

Oh, thank you.

Chelsey Donn:

Oh my goodness.

Chelsey Donn:

You recognized me.

Chelsey Donn:

Oh yes.

Chelsey Donn:

I can't!' imagine, but it wasn't me.

Chelsey Donn:

It was this other chick who congratulations to

Trey Gerrald:

Congratulations to her.

Chelsey Donn:

but because it's been so long, try since we've spoken and I Donn Donn.

Chelsey Donn:

Don't know if I'm like cutting you off because I didn't really get to hear your catch up, but I've

Trey Gerrald:

All right.

Trey Gerrald:

Well, why Donn?

Trey Gerrald:

Yeah, let's do it.

Trey Gerrald:

Why Donn?

Trey Gerrald:

Don't you start Chelsey.

Trey Gerrald:

Do you wanna go ahead and

VOICEOVER:

Lodge Complaint.

Chelsey Donn:

I do I have a Complaint to Lodge?

Chelsey Donn:

Yes, I do.

Chelsey Donn:

So I wanna talk about shady auto subscriptions.

Chelsey Donn:

And what I mean is I've gone on your website to purchase an item for the first time.

Chelsey Donn:

Never bought it before, and somehow I become.

Chelsey Donn:

Auto subscribed to like a monthly ordering of this item.

Chelsey Donn:

I Donn I'm like deciding whether or not I wanna put this company on blast or not.

Chelsey Donn:

They're like a vitamin company.

Trey Gerrald:

no idea.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Chelsey Donn:

So I ordered these vitamins for like focus and energy and something, right.

Chelsey Donn:

Like, like I said, getting back into the rat race, so I need a little

Chelsey Donn:

So I got these vitamins and I definitely didn't go through.

Chelsey Donn:

The month supply in the first month, cuz I wasn't taking it every day and then

Chelsey Donn:

Like you've been charged for like your monthly subscription.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

And I was just so annoyed cuz it's one thing if like.

Chelsey Donn:

You sometimes like on shoey for example, they'll say like, you can save, you know,

Chelsey Donn:

Right.

Chelsey Donn:

But then like, but then you're like pressing a button for this.

Chelsey Donn:

There was no pressing of a button.

Chelsey Donn:

I never signed up for anything.

Chelsey Donn:

All I did is put it in my cart and order it.

Chelsey Donn:

And then now it was on auto ship.

Chelsey Donn:

That's obnoxious.

Trey Gerrald:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

I, I wonder if it was like a random, tiny PRT option.

Chelsey Donn:

I'm sure it was a tiny print thing, but if it's like a tiny print and it's

Trey Gerrald:

That's shady.

Chelsey Donn:

Obviously you are doing this because you're trying to get people to just get stuck in

Chelsey Donn:

And then their entire house is like covered in vitamin bottles and

Chelsey Donn:

And they're like credit cards are maxed out.

Chelsey Donn:

I mean, it's just no good.

Trey Gerrald:

I, I feel like I was aware, but I, it happened to me with landscaped where they

Trey Gerrald:

And it's like, I don't really like, I'm sure that I probably knew what I was signing up for.

Trey Gerrald:

Cuz it was cheaper, but I Donn don't recall it.

Trey Gerrald:

And like I eventually had to like cancel it cause I'm like, I don't need this.

Trey Gerrald:

I don't need blades

Chelsey Donn:

need this many.

Chelsey Donn:

I know.

Trey Gerrald:

Yeah, well, there nothing feels good about feeling P duped or not fully disclosed.

Trey Gerrald:

You

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

And it's just like, I think the question is at the end of the day, like, is it worth your reputation?

Chelsey Donn:

for the amount of money that you make by duping people.

Chelsey Donn:

It's like the gym membership thing where it's like, they make it

Chelsey Donn:

And you're like, okay, well like good for you.

Chelsey Donn:

You like ed people out of all this money, but are you sleeping well at the end of

Chelsey Donn:

And if you are, then I don't really wanna support your company.

Trey Gerrald:

I've also noticed, cuz there's a couple of apps that like, I really enjoy.

Trey Gerrald:

They're like subscription based apps.

Trey Gerrald:

And so it's like, if you want to experience this for a month at this rate, click here

Trey Gerrald:

And then it's like a year subscription at like the actual rate.

Chelsey Donn:

right.

Chelsey Donn:

Which is like double the price.

Chelsey Donn:

I know.

Chelsey Donn:

So obnoxious, truly

Trey Gerrald:

Well, I hear you.

Trey Gerrald:

That is very frustrating.

Trey Gerrald:

We need full transparency when it comes to subscriptions.

Trey Gerrald:

Ugh.

Chelsey Donn:

Come on.

Chelsey Donn:

Don't like it.

Chelsey Donn:

All right.

Chelsey Donn:

Trey.

Chelsey Donn:

How about you?

Chelsey Donn:

What's going on in your week?

Chelsey Donn:

Have you like been collecting complaints in our hiatus?

Trey Gerrald:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

You know, I do feel like as long as people are breathing, there is

Chelsey Donn:

to complain about.

Trey Gerrald:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

But actually I'm gonna, um, step aside today, because we have.

VOICEOVER:

Listener voice.

Chelsey Donn:

Oh my God.

Chelsey Donn:

Yay.

Trey Gerrald:

is from super listener, Stacey B, who we have mentioned

Trey Gerrald:

And I want to specifically, before we even listen to the voicemail, I want to go ahead

Trey Gerrald:

I incorrectly said the handle.

Trey Gerrald:

The last time we talked about Stacy, and then if you wanna go to their website to purchase

Trey Gerrald:

But let's go ahead and listen to what Stacy has to complain about.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Chelsey Donn:

I can't wait.

VOICEOVER:

Hello, this is Stacy from South Carolina, and I would like to Lodge a Complaint.

VOICEOVER:

Um, in recent months I have had quite a number of doctor's appointments for me and my children in.

VOICEOVER:

Almost every single one.

VOICEOVER:

I get a message, a text message or an email a day or so before that says, please arrive

VOICEOVER:

Now this really pisses me off because we scheduled this appointment months to a year ago.

VOICEOVER:

And you told me to be there at 8:00 AM.

VOICEOVER:

Now you're telling me 24 hours in advance or so to come in 30 minutes before my scheduled time.

VOICEOVER:

Why, if you want me there at seven 30 instead of eight, then tell me to be there at seven 30.

VOICEOVER:

And what really irritates me is that I get there at seven 30 and then I'm sitting

VOICEOVER:

So I'm sitting there for 30 minutes wasting my morning.

VOICEOVER:

At the doctor's office.

VOICEOVER:

And that's what I'm doing currently right now is I'm waiting in my car.

VOICEOVER:

As my daughter goes into her appointment and she arrives 30 minutes early and she's sitting

VOICEOVER:

So I would just like to say, if doctor's offices want you there at

VOICEOVER:

I don't want you to tell me a day or two in advance to come earlier to your appointment.

VOICEOVER:

That's really annoying and it's really inconsiderate and I'm sure they have all

VOICEOVER:

I really don't care.

VOICEOVER:

So anyway, that's my Complaint.

VOICEOVER:

And I have been holding onto this Complaint for quite a while, and I just needed

VOICEOVER:

So, anyway, thank y'all so much.

VOICEOVER:

Bye.

VOICEOVER:

Bye.

Chelsey Donn:

Ugh, Stacy, I love you so much.

Chelsey Donn:

First of all, this is giving me very, very like Jenny

Trey Gerrald:

Yes.

Trey Gerrald:

I thought of that too.

Chelsey Donn:

vibes.

Chelsey Donn:

We had another listener Complaint from Jenny who talked about the patient portal.

Trey Gerrald:

Mm-hmm

Chelsey Donn:

I will say like really good point, Stacy, because they should have told

Chelsey Donn:

And they did say to me on the time, like, we're gonna need you there half an hour early.

Chelsey Donn:

So I was like, great.

Chelsey Donn:

So I'm gonna write down that I have a seven 30 appointment then cuz you

Chelsey Donn:

And she was like, yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

I do wish that they would just say it like your appointment.

Chelsey Donn:

Like we need you at the office at seven 30.

Chelsey Donn:

You'll see the doctor at eight from seven 30 to eight.

Chelsey Donn:

We just need to make sure you're here and like, get you all checked in.

Chelsey Donn:

And then, you know what I mean?

Chelsey Donn:

Like, just call it what it is.

Trey Gerrald:

Well, I, I love that Stacy is calling in the present

Trey Gerrald:

I it's funny cuz Stacy addresses it in the Complaint, but I, my first thought was

Trey Gerrald:

But if they've already sent it, then I do feel like this half hour is just to

Trey Gerrald:

But now I'm hearing in both you and Stacy Chelsey.

Trey Gerrald:

these early morning appointments.

Trey Gerrald:

I wonder if they tell these early morning people to come early so that it doesn't throw

Chelsey Donn:

Prep maybe.

Trey Gerrald:

people are always late.

Trey Gerrald:

People are always

Chelsey Donn:

think that, I mean, my dad's a dentist and so like, it really

Chelsey Donn:

Is late and then he's like sitting there waiting and then it just

Trey Gerrald:

God forbid the doctor has to.

Trey Gerrald:

That just made me so mad.

Trey Gerrald:

why did I, dad just got so mad about that.

Chelsey Donn:

they do have a full day.

Trey Gerrald:

Oh my God.

Trey Gerrald:

That made me so mad Chelsey.

Trey Gerrald:

Why did I get so

Chelsey Donn:

I don't know,

Trey Gerrald:

I mean, I understand.

Trey Gerrald:

I

Chelsey Donn:

that.

Chelsey Donn:

Um, there are humans as well as doctors anyway.

Trey Gerrald:

their job.

Trey Gerrald:

Keep going.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

But they shouldn't have to wait.

Chelsey Donn:

I Donn.

Chelsey Donn:

I mean, I Donn don't think, I don't think showing up late to an appointment is like

Trey Gerrald:

Correct.

Chelsey Donn:

I really think that it's important for doctor's appointments to get on time.

Chelsey Donn:

I always get to my doctor's appointments early

Trey Gerrald:

Earlier than seven 30, or like, do you get there earlier than half an hour or earlier

Chelsey Donn:

I do, like when I have a doctor's appointment, if I have to be there at seven

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

I had a roommate who was like super irresponsible and was really hard for him to

Chelsey Donn:

And then like, be surprised when they were like, I'm sorry, we can't see you.

Chelsey Donn:

Like,

Trey Gerrald:

That's crazy.

Chelsey Donn:

did you think you were just gonna stroll on in there an hour late?

Chelsey Donn:

And they were gonna be like, right this way, sir?

Chelsey Donn:

Like what

Trey Gerrald:

I also, like, I don't think of going to the doctor in the morning.

Trey Gerrald:

I Donn don't like doing anything in the morning, especially waking up, but I,

Chelsey Donn:

Well, the thing about these doctor's appointments, which I think Stacy was bringing up,

Chelsey Donn:

Months.

Chelsey Donn:

So like I had, it didn't matter what time I wanted to go.

Chelsey Donn:

Like I was going whenever there was an appointment available.

Trey Gerrald:

Well, I was thinking that too specifically, it's like a double Complaint

Trey Gerrald:

So Stacy has to, and now we're in this, you know, disease time of her lives, where

Trey Gerrald:

So Stacy has to sit in the car.

Trey Gerrald:

So that's another half hour of sitting doing nothing on top of the appointment.

Trey Gerrald:

Like, I definitely hear that.

Trey Gerrald:

That's definitely frustrating.

Trey Gerrald:

I am someone who is always afraid of being late, so I'm always early.

Trey Gerrald:

So I don't know.

Trey Gerrald:

It doesn't really bother me that much.

Trey Gerrald:

The half hour.

Trey Gerrald:

I love having some quiet time to myself, but if it was at seven 30, I

Chelsey Donn:

think it's the, I also think it's the kids factor.

Chelsey Donn:

You know what I mean?

Chelsey Donn:

Like getting children out of the house.

Trey Gerrald:

That's tough.

Trey Gerrald:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

To just have a 30 minute buffer is

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

And then like, you're schlepping them and you're, they're complaining and you're dealing with

Chelsey Donn:

You know what I mean?

Chelsey Donn:

Like, cuz kids are just, I'm sorry, I'm not projecting onto your children, Stacy.

Chelsey Donn:

I'm sure your kids are lovely, but kids do like to Kvetch, you know?

Trey Gerrald:

That is tough.

Trey Gerrald:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

Their whole, yeah, that's tough.

Trey Gerrald:

I mean, I wonder how many people are late for the half hour buffer, cuz if it was a 15 minute

Trey Gerrald:

I feel like people would just disregard that to me.

Trey Gerrald:

The idea of coming half an hour early is like a big

Chelsey Donn:

there very well might be a psychological component, but I think that

Chelsey Donn:

But that they had this appointment, like months out.

Chelsey Donn:

And then the day before they were like, by the way, remember when you like planned

Trey Gerrald:

need you to

Chelsey Donn:

Actually we need you at seven 30, which like, that's just annoying when

Chelsey Donn:

So Stacy, I hear you.

Chelsey Donn:

I'm all fired up with you.

Chelsey Donn:

I Donn don't like last minute changes, period.

Chelsey Donn:

You

Trey Gerrald:

That's really frustrating.

Chelsey Donn:

know, great Complaint,

Trey Gerrald:

Stacy.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

I mean, listeners be like Stacy, if you're in the car and like you're having a real time

Chelsey Donn:

1 8, 5, 0 review, zero.

Chelsey Donn:

Do whatever you want, complain about whatever you want.

Trey Gerrald:

Well, that's the biggest takeaway there.

Trey Gerrald:

I love that Stacy filled that half hour by calling the review Queens.

Trey Gerrald:

I think you all should do that the next time.

Trey Gerrald:

You're just waiting.

Trey Gerrald:

Call us.

Chelsey Donn:

Everybody likes to be able to Kvetch sometimes.

Chelsey Donn:

And this is a voicemail that you can literally just call it a Kvetch.

Chelsey Donn:

So please take advantage.

Chelsey Donn:

And speaking of kvetching,

Trey Gerrald:

Ooh, should we do it?

Trey Gerrald:

Should we jump into some online reviews?

Chelsey Donn:

think we should.

Trey Gerrald:

Let's go.

VOICEOVER:

Review That Review.

Chelsey Donn:

As you know, we are your trustee review Queens.

Chelsey Donn:

We bring in reviews from the internet that we feel need to be inspected.

Trey Gerrald:

We read you a review, then we break it down and we rate the impact of the

Trey Gerrald:

This is a very Regal process that we call.

Chelsey Donn:

That's right.

Chelsey Donn:

So, Trey, what have you got for us today?

Trey Gerrald:

Hold on.

Trey Gerrald:

I really have, I have to pee really bad.

Trey Gerrald:

Hold on.

Trey Gerrald:

Okay.

Trey Gerrald:

Wait, is that okay?

Trey Gerrald:

Hold on.

Chelsey Donn:

Oh, yes.

Chelsey Donn:

Pee before.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

I'm trying to think if I have a story for you guys.

Chelsey Donn:

Oh, my God, he's a witch.

Chelsey Donn:

What happened?

Chelsey Donn:

Oh my God.

Chelsey Donn:

It's wicked.

Chelsey Donn:

Was that why you were singing for good?

Chelsey Donn:

Oh my God.

Chelsey Donn:

Trey is stressed.

Chelsey Donn:

Like from wicked.

Chelsey Donn:

He has green hands.

Chelsey Donn:

Oh my God.

Chelsey Donn:

I'm a little, you know, that I'm afraid of like everything.

Trey Gerrald:

Woo

Chelsey Donn:

Wow.

Trey Gerrald:

ChelseyBD Chelsey today.

Trey Gerrald:

I have a One-Star-Zinger Yelp

Chelsey Donn:

okay.

Trey Gerrald:

for wicked the musical on Broadway.

Chelsey Donn:

my

Trey Gerrald:

Woo.

Trey Gerrald:

I didn't have to pee.

Trey Gerrald:

I was putting on this costume.

Chelsey Donn:

Wow.

Chelsey Donn:

Trey, you've out done yourself.

Chelsey Donn:

I love it.

Chelsey Donn:

I mean, I love that you brought it in, in the beginning and I had no

Chelsey Donn:

We had that Kristin Chenoweth chat moment.

Chelsey Donn:

Really impressive.

Trey Gerrald:

you can't even see the top of the hat.

Trey Gerrald:

Okay.

Trey Gerrald:

That's better.

Chelsey Donn:

Trey.

Chelsey Donn:

Like how are these like wicked gloves that are like so nice with the nails?

Trey Gerrald:

made the, this was our Halloween costume a couple of years ago.

Chelsey Donn:

Oh, That's right.

Chelsey Donn:

That's right.

Trey Gerrald:

Um, this is I'm wearing my earphone upside down.

Trey Gerrald:

these are nailed, uh, gloves that I

Chelsey Donn:

Oh my God.

Trey Gerrald:

I dyed them green to match the Mac Chrome, a cake makeup

Chelsey Donn:

Wow.

Trey Gerrald:

anyway, back to the point.

Trey Gerrald:

Okay.

Trey Gerrald:

So today I'm gonna share with you this, uh, review from Valerie w for the musical wicked.

Trey Gerrald:

Now Valerie wrote.

Trey Gerrald:

Over 10 years ago.

Chelsey Donn:

All right.

Chelsey Donn:

I, I probably, I saw it when it first came out, so I definitely look, I've seen that cast probably.

Trey Gerrald:

So if anyone doesn't know what wicked the musical is, It's been

Trey Gerrald:

Yes.

Trey Gerrald:

I think it opened in October of 2003 and it's basically a prequel to the wizard of Oz.

Trey Gerrald:

So it's imagining that the wicked witch of the west is the protagonist and actually isn't evil.

Trey Gerrald:

So it's their tagline, I think for many years was what happened before

Trey Gerrald:

Okay.

Trey Gerrald:

So here we go.

Trey Gerrald:

This is Valerie W's One-Star-Zinger Yelp review for the musical wicked, who knew that

Chelsey Donn:

Wow.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah, I didn't, I think this is my first Yelp Broadway show review.

Chelsey Donn:

I can't wait.

Trey Gerrald:

Here we go.

Chelsey Donn:

I alright.

Trey Gerrald:

I would like to stress something.

Trey Gerrald:

This show did caps not receive good reviews when it first opened, it was

Trey Gerrald:

It also did not win the Tony award for best musical and for good reason, it's

Trey Gerrald:

But as a piece of musical theater, it's garbage,

Chelsey Donn:

What.

Trey Gerrald:

the music is in my opinion, pretty awful.

Trey Gerrald:

The songs, mostly the green witches are over belted to the point of being shrieky.

Trey Gerrald:

I felt like I was being yelled at the entire time.

Trey Gerrald:

It's a primarily pop score, but not nearly on the same level of

Trey Gerrald:

Or even some of Andrew Lloyd Weber's work the lyrics range from amusingly clever parentheses,

Trey Gerrald:

I'm not that girl dancing through life.

Trey Gerrald:

The humor consists of snappy one liners, some of which are cringeworthy parenthesis.

Trey Gerrald:

Wands, do they need a point Hardy har har you'll probably get some laughs.

Trey Gerrald:

However, I expect more from a drama than laughs.

Trey Gerrald:

That's not satisfying to me, especially when everything else is pretty bland.

Trey Gerrald:

The show takes itself so seriously while trying to be funny at the same time.

Trey Gerrald:

Pick a tone, please.

Trey Gerrald:

The story is poorly written.

Trey Gerrald:

Their friendship is not well developed.

Trey Gerrald:

They sing about how they're best friends and how they've supposedly been changed

Trey Gerrald:

See it.

Trey Gerrald:

They bond over two or three scenes and that's it.

Trey Gerrald:

The rest of the drama is based on a horrible love triangle.

Trey Gerrald:

If the friendship is supposed to be the heart of the show and it's not developed

Trey Gerrald:

Also.

Trey Gerrald:

I didn't find the quote unquote twists.

Trey Gerrald:

Particularly clever.

Trey Gerrald:

It felt like most of them were cop outs.

Trey Gerrald:

Parentheses.

Trey Gerrald:

That didn't happen.

Trey Gerrald:

This happened when they should have been more cleverly woven into the

Trey Gerrald:

In fact, some of them are total plot holes.

Trey Gerrald:

But I won't spoil anything.

Trey Gerrald:

Dot, dot, dot.do do, do dot what can I say?

Trey Gerrald:

You'll probably go see it because everyone's seeing it.

Trey Gerrald:

Sometimes.

Trey Gerrald:

It's good to experience certain shows once just to be in the loop, but Donn

Chelsey Donn:

Wow.

Chelsey Donn:

Trey way to hit the note.

Chelsey Donn:

Valerie.

Trey Gerrald:

Valerie did not like it.

Chelsey Donn:

I, I very much disagree.

Chelsey Donn:

I think I've seen wicked probably like 10 times.

Trey Gerrald:

mm-hmm really.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah, because I, I started NYU in 2004 and it was, yes,

Chelsey Donn:

And so anytime anyone came to visit, they wanted to see wicked.

Chelsey Donn:

So I did the lottery all the time and I really like it.

Chelsey Donn:

I think it's a great show.

Chelsey Donn:

I Donn don't remember.

Chelsey Donn:

Maybe you now try.

Chelsey Donn:

So it is based on a book called wicked, right?

Trey Gerrald:

by Gregory and McGuire the life and times of the wicked witch of the west.

Trey Gerrald:

I think

Chelsey Donn:

So like a lot of, I mean, I didn't read the book, so I can't really speak

Chelsey Donn:

So it's like, it sounds like Valerie wants the story itself to be focused in

Chelsey Donn:

But the reality is at the end of the day, this is an adaptation of another work,

Trey Gerrald:

correct.

Chelsey Donn:

right?

Chelsey Donn:

So that's like one place where I feel.

Chelsey Donn:

I don't know, Valerie, I don't really know.

Chelsey Donn:

I, I just, I'm curious what Valerie's expectations were going in.

Chelsey Donn:

I also, maybe again, could be me, but I don't think of lay MIS as being a pop score, nor

Trey Gerrald:

Well, they were pop

Chelsey Donn:

back.

Chelsey Donn:

But this is like a more, much more modern pop.

Chelsey Donn:

Wouldn't you say, especially in terms of like the belting and all of that that's going on,

Chelsey Donn:

That was like the whole Shick

Trey Gerrald:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

I mean, I, I think one could make a point that we couldn't have gotten too wicked

Chelsey Donn:

A hundred percent agree.

Chelsey Donn:

I mean, that's the, I think, yes, we couldn't have had any modern musical

Chelsey Donn:

However, we're not comparing apples to apples here when we're bringing.

Chelsey Donn:

When we're bringing up angel Lloyd Weber, like, I don't know.

Chelsey Donn:

It just really makes me wonder what Valerie was expecting.

Chelsey Donn:

And also just like, if I didn't know what the, so it's 10 years ago and I decided to

Chelsey Donn:

Is there a lot of value here?

Chelsey Donn:

It does feel very complainy, you know,

Trey Gerrald:

Well, it's interesting to me because I think Valerie opening

Chelsey Donn:

mm-hmm,

Trey Gerrald:

with this anger that it did not win best musical and that it

Trey Gerrald:

I think that Valerie already has an opinion, um, about the cultural phenomenon versus what

Chelsey Donn:

What they're saying?

Trey Gerrald:

Masterful musical theater.

Trey Gerrald:

Art

Chelsey Donn:

Do you recall that being the case

Trey Gerrald:

Yes.

Chelsey Donn:

you do that it didn't get great reviews in the.

Trey Gerrald:

Oh yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

I mean, it was like very famously, not a hit, but then it became a hit.

Trey Gerrald:

Well, it was like a hit, but yeah, it was very much panned by many critics over.

Chelsey Donn:

Cause I loved it.

Chelsey Donn:

And I think again, where Valerie lost me is there are so many things about

Chelsey Donn:

Like for example, areas where they did win the Tony, I believe costumes stunning.

Trey Gerrald:

Mm-hmm

Chelsey Donn:

The talent was like really great.

Chelsey Donn:

The singing I'm sure.

Chelsey Donn:

Even 10 years ago, like anytime I've ever seen the show, the singing has always been amazing.

Chelsey Donn:

I just tend to believe you less when you're just on a Complaint, train for something

Chelsey Donn:

Like obviously people.

Chelsey Donn:

All agree with you.

Chelsey Donn:

Otherwise the show wouldn't still be, you know, showing on Broadway.

Chelsey Donn:

Like it doesn't make any sense that you're going so hard on wicked when it's

Chelsey Donn:

So leave a little bit of space for that.

Chelsey Donn:

You know, like,

Trey Gerrald:

Well, it's funny to me because here, so wicked actually

Trey Gerrald:

It got 10 Tony nominations.

Trey Gerrald:

It only won for best actress in a musical best

Chelsey Donn:

Kristen or, or Adena.

Trey Gerrald:

ad Manzel, but they were both nominated and, and leading actress.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

Eugene Lee won for best scenic design and then Susan

Chelsey Donn:

Right.

Chelsey Donn:

There are just things to compliment also.

Chelsey Donn:

Is it a drama?

Chelsey Donn:

I, I don't know if you could say it's a drama.

Chelsey Donn:

Songs like popular.

Chelsey Donn:

So, you know, like there are a lot of songs that are much more musical theater

Chelsey Donn:

I mean, I'm just, I'm a little confused with the expectation here.

Chelsey Donn:

I think you're right.

Chelsey Donn:

And that Valerie went in a little bit sour because it's not, not bad.

Trey Gerrald:

So I'm very intrigued by this review because I remember when wicked came out

Trey Gerrald:

I did see wicked, like in the week that Broadway returned post COVID and.

Trey Gerrald:

It is interesting to see cuz I do think, I, I remember there is, uh, there was a storyline

Trey Gerrald:

And there was a big conversation about that because this was like a new score.

Trey Gerrald:

It was like sorta, I mean, it's like a new story.

Trey Gerrald:

It's not based on a movie per se, but it is kind of based on a.

Trey Gerrald:

Film, but it's its own original concept.

Trey Gerrald:

It's not like Footloose the musical.

Trey Gerrald:

So there was a lot of back and forth about what will Broadway become now that

Trey Gerrald:

So then I think people had some opinions and anytime an art form is going through an evolution.

Trey Gerrald:

I think it happened.

Trey Gerrald:

Rent which Edina Menzel was also in, it also happened recently with Hamilton where people are

Trey Gerrald:

I think people that are purists are gonna be upset.

Trey Gerrald:

And I think that the point about a pop score belated, I think people are gonna hate on

Chelsey Donn:

So,

Trey Gerrald:

That perhaps it is over belted.

Trey Gerrald:

Why, why is everything?

Trey Gerrald:

So belty why I don't know it's thrilling.

Trey Gerrald:

So I love it.

Trey Gerrald:

I've watched, I've sat in the seats three times, but I have watched wicked on

Trey Gerrald:

Myself in a mirror, like I have consumed wicked so much.

Trey Gerrald:

Do I think it's a masterpiece in theater?

Trey Gerrald:

No.

Trey Gerrald:

Do I think it's offensive?

Trey Gerrald:

No, I did think it was offensive in 2003, cuz I

Chelsey Donn:

you did.

Trey Gerrald:

purist, but also it's sort of like who cares?

Chelsey Donn:

write this?

Trey Gerrald:

I'm Valerie

Chelsey Donn:

Are you Valerie?

Trey Gerrald:

I'm Valerie, as I'm dressed up as.

Trey Gerrald:

There is a conceit.

Trey Gerrald:

And I think that Valerie probably has the opinion that if this is not a masterpiece

Trey Gerrald:

And I would imagine if you're looking up reviews on Yelp, you might not be

Trey Gerrald:

And so like, it is interesting that she's come here to say, people think

Chelsey Donn:

Right.

Trey Gerrald:

but it.

Chelsey Donn:

Is it the right forum?

Trey Gerrald:

And that she's so resigned at the end that it's like,

Chelsey Donn:

I know, you know what I was just thinking, as you were talking about sort of

Chelsey Donn:

Era, you know what I mean?

Chelsey Donn:

And there was something very exciting about being able to see someone live,

Chelsey Donn:

See these like incredible vocal talents, just slaying eight shows a week, which is hat

Chelsey Donn:

And I do think that.

Chelsey Donn:

Was a big part of the spectacle.

Chelsey Donn:

This show is a Broadway spectacle through and through from the sets to the costumes,

Trey Gerrald:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

And it's interesting on this American idol conversation, because when we just saw it,

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

we saw the main actress for act one.

Trey Gerrald:

And then during intermission, she could not continue with the show.

Trey Gerrald:

So then we saw another person playing alphabet in act two, which in itself is thrilling, but

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

yeah, I think your point here is sort of like what's wrong about bringing people

Trey Gerrald:

I mean, I'd much rather see wicked than.

Trey Gerrald:

Minions the musical or something, you know?

Trey Gerrald:

And then this whole thing about like the friendship.

Trey Gerrald:

I remember when the revival of miss Saigon happened, like, I was like, wait, like they

Trey Gerrald:

Like.

Trey Gerrald:

That's so unbelievable, but it's also like they have to become friends in order to get the

Chelsey Donn:

of disbelief.

Trey Gerrald:

The story has to continue.

Trey Gerrald:

Like we can't spend three hours on them becoming friends.

Trey Gerrald:

You have to just like buy into it.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah, and I, yeah, I agree.

Chelsey Donn:

And I, I don't really agree with all the, the holes.

Chelsey Donn:

I, I think we can't be there all day.

Chelsey Donn:

You know what I mean?

Chelsey Donn:

We see, we see that like Glenda anda meet each other and they're like immediately, like they hate

Chelsey Donn:

You know, so I Donn know, I, I think I'm just really struggling here because I've seen this

Chelsey Donn:

I just Donn don't.

Chelsey Donn:

I think that it's very off putting, so I'm trying to.

Chelsey Donn:

See if I'm being too biased.

Chelsey Donn:

And if there's anything I can put aside here to Assess some sort of value in this review.

Trey Gerrald:

Well, speaking of value, I I'm curious if Valerie doesn't like the show and

Trey Gerrald:

So Valerie, instead of saying, in my opinion, it's garbage.

Trey Gerrald:

I just want you to know that the consensus, when this first came out

Trey Gerrald:

So it's not just my opinion.

Trey Gerrald:

People also thought that it did not win best musical avenue Q won at win it.

Trey Gerrald:

So like, this is bad,

Chelsey Donn:

But I'm very allergic to that kind of

Trey Gerrald:

Well, we all know that awards, even the Oscars, it's all political.

Trey Gerrald:

None of it's real.

Trey Gerrald:

None of it makes sense.

Trey Gerrald:

Like they, it doesn't

Chelsey Donn:

yeah, I do think it's a little bit of like, okay, cool.

Chelsey Donn:

So like, you wanna be like my opinion matters and it matters because it's in line with the Tony's.

Trey Gerrald:

Right.

Trey Gerrald:

I Donn don't know.

Trey Gerrald:

I feel like if I saw that, I, I, I do think that Valerie's coming armed with information.

Trey Gerrald:

I mean, like if you were gonna go and you wanted to know what won the Olivia.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah,

Trey Gerrald:

Then, like, maybe it is interesting to know this was not accepted or this was

Trey Gerrald:

And I'm a tourist, but it feels to me.

Trey Gerrald:

Phantom or cats, like back in the day, it's like the lion king, like when you

Chelsey Donn:

You just see

Trey Gerrald:

time that represent Broadway.

Trey Gerrald:

And I think that wicked still is that I think wicked is the new

Trey Gerrald:

It's like, you know, you want to go see That's because it's.

Trey Gerrald:

Become transcendent of the genre.

Trey Gerrald:

So this is an interesting point of view.

Trey Gerrald:

I think there's value to hearing that someone really thinks it's garbage.

Trey Gerrald:

You know, I don't know.

Trey Gerrald:

Every review is an opinion.

Trey Gerrald:

So like

Chelsey Donn:

it's true.

Trey Gerrald:

as far as spelling and grammar, it's pretty great.

Trey Gerrald:

There's not really any dings there.

Trey Gerrald:

The truthful shady, I mean, it's hard

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

cuz I think there's aspects of both.

Trey Gerrald:

I

Chelsey Donn:

I think that they're obviously telling their truth.

Chelsey Donn:

Their truth just is shady,

Trey Gerrald:

Well, they're gathering truth from the past and sprinkling it, it in with,

Trey Gerrald:

Just don't expect a masterpiece.

Trey Gerrald:

Like you could read that as being shady, or you could read that as sort of being kind to

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

That's a, yeah, that's a good.

Trey Gerrald:

But the overall feeling of this review from Valerie does feel a little shady.

Trey Gerrald:

Like if you don't like it that much.

Trey Gerrald:

Great.

Trey Gerrald:

You know,

Chelsey Donn:

Right.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

It feels a little heavy handed.

Trey Gerrald:

it's also interesting to me, there is no suggestion for what to see in

Chelsey Donn:

right.

Chelsey Donn:

And that's where, that's what I meant when I was saying, like, in terms of the

Chelsey Donn:

I don't know if I will feel the same way, but I know that Valerie felt this way.

Trey Gerrald:

So do you think that there's humor here?

Trey Gerrald:

Like, was it entertaining?

Trey Gerrald:

I had a couple of chuckles.

Chelsey Donn:

Um, I chuckled, but I didn't, I think it was more because I was looking at

Chelsey Donn:

I really, I think that Valerie was like angry and, and took to Yelp.

Trey Gerrald:

All right.

Trey Gerrald:

So should we talk about impact in our crown.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

I think I'm ready to crown Valerie.

Trey Gerrald:

Oh, I think I am too.

Trey Gerrald:

All right.

Trey Gerrald:

So Chelsey and I each have our own set of zero to five Chrome cards.

Trey Gerrald:

in an effort to be fair, not influenced by one another.

Trey Gerrald:

We will sign simultaneously reveal our raving.

Chelsey Donn:

We're off to see the wizard.

VOICEOVER:

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Trey Gerrald:

hold on.

Trey Gerrald:

It's hard with my nails.

Trey Gerrald:

Okay.

Chelsey Donn:

Trey is holding up three and a half crowns.

Chelsey Donn:

I am holding up two crowns.

Chelsey Donn:

I Donn Donn two crowns, cuz mostly because I vastly disagree with Valerie.

Chelsey Donn:

And I don't know that she's doing, you know, justice to the consumer of the review, which

Chelsey Donn:

I think we were a little bit.

Chelsey Donn:

Blinded by our own style, our own taste, which is valid, you know, which is,

Chelsey Donn:

The reason why I went with the two crowns or awarded the two crowns,

Chelsey Donn:

But it was a point you kind of made towards the end.

Chelsey Donn:

So, you know, when, like there's a movie.

Chelsey Donn:

It's out or something like that, or a show for that matter.

Chelsey Donn:

And everyone's like, oh my God, you have to see this.

Chelsey Donn:

You have to see this.

Chelsey Donn:

You have to see this.

Chelsey Donn:

Sometimes it's good to have somebody that's like, eh, it wasn't that good.

Chelsey Donn:

Cuz it kind of like takes it down a peg so that when you see it, you

Chelsey Donn:

I feel like.

Chelsey Donn:

Maybe Valerie w is like a little bit of like an Alchemist, um, in terms of

Chelsey Donn:

So maybe if I was reading through reviews that were raving, raving, raving, and then I read

Chelsey Donn:

Expectation head space when I was going to see the show.

Chelsey Donn:

So I think maybe that's worth two crowns and, and that was where they came from for me.

Chelsey Donn:

Why three and a half from you?

Trey Gerrald:

So I went with three and a half because

Trey Gerrald:

I, I, I'm not sure what the intention was for Valerie.

Trey Gerrald:

or the audience Valerie's intending to reach because it's like so random for me to imagine

Trey Gerrald:

Like when I found this, like, I don't even remember how I found it.

Trey Gerrald:

It's so random.

Chelsey Donn:

were there other reviews?

Trey Gerrald:

Yes actually.

Trey Gerrald:

And a couple of other ones I considered reading, but I thought that this was

Trey Gerrald:

And part of the three and a half here for me is that Valerie came with a cultural understanding

Trey Gerrald:

It's not just like, this is stupid.

Trey Gerrald:

You know, there was like a little bit of intentionality around being articulate

Trey Gerrald:

But on a personal level, I feel like maybe the test of time.

Trey Gerrald:

Has proven that like perhaps the Tony award doesn't really matter, but also I think

Trey Gerrald:

Emmy television specials and people feel this way about Grammy award artists.

Trey Gerrald:

It's like people get very passionate about art forms that they consume.

Trey Gerrald:

And I think ultimately at the end of the day, I think American idol has really had an impact on

Trey Gerrald:

But at least this is a book musical that characters go through journeys and.

Trey Gerrald:

It's thrilling.

Trey Gerrald:

I mean, at the end of the day, you're gonna see a very talented person doing

Trey Gerrald:

And the story is fascinating.

Trey Gerrald:

And I think it's fun to see a spectacle.

Trey Gerrald:

Of course, we wanna see a spectacle, like spend money and see C That's on Broadway rather than

Trey Gerrald:

You know?

Trey Gerrald:

So I say three and a half, because I think it's interesting to see.

Trey Gerrald:

This could be someone's first step into Broadway musical theater.

Trey Gerrald:

And then you can have a little context, like, oh, I really liked this cuz

Chelsey Donn:

Maybe there's other, yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

that I can explore as I get older and I want to develop this passion in life, or

Trey Gerrald:

Like I think there's something beautiful to being a gateway musical.

Trey Gerrald:

So I said three and a half because I think it's just showing everyone has a subjective opinion.

Trey Gerrald:

Objective subjective, everyone.

Trey Gerrald:

It doesn't matter.

Trey Gerrald:

It's a musical go support.

Trey Gerrald:

Musical theater, go support artists.

Trey Gerrald:

And Valerie w you're funny.

Chelsey Donn:

you funny, Valerie,

Trey Gerrald:

funny girl, you were so upset about

Chelsey Donn:

you are so upset.

Trey Gerrald:

That's a girl in green face paint girl.

Trey Gerrald:

It ain't that deep.

Trey Gerrald:

You so mad.

Trey Gerrald:

You went home and you started writing on

Chelsey Donn:

oh my goodness.

Trey Gerrald:

and that person just she's washing green out of her hair.

Trey Gerrald:

Use silly goose.

Trey Gerrald:

She's got green in her

Chelsey Donn:

The dedication to the green paint.

Trey Gerrald:

That's a lot.

Chelsey Donn:

It's a lot.

Chelsey Donn:

We should really thank all the S out there.

Trey Gerrald:

if you've played, thank you.

Trey Gerrald:

If you've auditioned many times fora, thank you to you too.

Trey Gerrald:

I hope your voice is okay.

Trey Gerrald:

And we're all very excited for the wicked movie out in the

Chelsey Donn:

yes, indeed.

Trey Gerrald:

first time I feel my kid.

Trey Gerrald:

That was a very wicked turn here on this show.

Trey Gerrald:

Why Donn don't we take some of this Valerie w evil energy and flip it around because we've

Trey Gerrald:

Chelsey.

Trey Gerrald:

Who are you inducting today for?

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Chelsey Donn:

It's sort of funny to me cuz Trey and I, we really don't talk about

Chelsey Donn:

So I had no idea that Trey was gonna bring in wicked today

Trey Gerrald:

Are you doing Mullan Rouge?

Trey Gerrald:

Because

Chelsey Donn:

No, I am not, it's not VLANs chill.

Chelsey Donn:

So I lived in New York for a while.

Chelsey Donn:

I went to NYU, as we know, and it stayed a few years after.

Chelsey Donn:

So I was there seven years and admittedly, there's not like too much

Chelsey Donn:

But the things that I miss are Broadway.

Trey Gerrald:

Mm-hmm

Chelsey Donn:

bagels and pizza.

Chelsey Donn:

And I have a really hard time finding like good New York style pizza in LA.

Chelsey Donn:

In fact, when I went back east, I was like, I gotta get great pizza and I didn't even make

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Chelsey Donn:

But then I was at my friend Steph's house and we ordered in pizza from this place called Mona Lisa.

Chelsey Donn:

Kitchen and it's in Los Angeles.

Chelsey Donn:

And Steph had told me like, this is good New York style pizza.

Chelsey Donn:

And I was like, I'll believe it when I try it.

Chelsey Donn:

And I tried it and it was delicious.

Chelsey Donn:

It was so good.

Chelsey Donn:

Mona Lisa kitchen, finally, a place in LA where I can get New York style pizza.

Chelsey Donn:

Ugh.

Chelsey Donn:

I've been here for a decade and I've yet to find a place until very recently.

Chelsey Donn:

And so I, along with the Deum, my friend Steph and her husband, Chris, wanna nominate

Chelsey Donn:

And I just wanted to take a quick second to read actually a short review that Steph wrote on Yelp

Chelsey Donn:

So.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah, right.

Chelsey Donn:

So Stephanie D said stopped by here Sunday for some pizza while I was walking down Melrose, I

Chelsey Donn:

I'm an east coaster and I've struggled to find New York style pizza in LA.

Chelsey Donn:

This place did not disappoint will absolutely be back again.

Chelsey Donn:

And again, and she just posted this already.

Chelsey Donn:

Two usefuls and one.

Chelsey Donn:

Cool.

Chelsey Donn:

So

Trey Gerrald:

Wow.

Chelsey Donn:

other people are out here in LA craving this New York style pizza.

Chelsey Donn:

And finally, thanks to Mona Lisa.

Chelsey Donn:

Kitchen who has nearly all five stars.

Chelsey Donn:

We finally have it.

Chelsey Donn:

So thank you, Mona Lisa kitchen.

Chelsey Donn:

I'm I'm already deciding when I'm gonna go back and get more, cuz I, I just, I love it.

Chelsey Donn:

And you're great.

Chelsey Donn:

And I'm inducting Mona Lisa kitchen, along with step and Chris as my Royal Highness this week.

Chelsey Donn:

Yes.

Trey Gerrald:

that must be like the highest compliment, especially if

Trey Gerrald:

Can you imagine the impact of that?

Chelsey Donn:

I hope so.

Chelsey Donn:

I hope that they appreciate.

Trey Gerrald:

what do you think distinguishes like New York pizza over anything else?

Trey Gerrald:

Like what is the quality.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Chelsey Donn:

Oh God.

Chelsey Donn:

So many things.

Chelsey Donn:

So the first of all, it's the crust and like the bread.

Chelsey Donn:

It can't be, we don't a thin like brick oven.

Chelsey Donn:

That's more of a California pizza, which I like a thin brick oven moment.

Chelsey Donn:

I'm not like saying I Donn don't, but it's not new New York pizza.

Chelsey Donn:

New York pizza.

Chelsey Donn:

The crust is still thin.

Chelsey Donn:

It can't be too thick.

Chelsey Donn:

Gotta have that.

Chelsey Donn:

Perfect fold.

Chelsey Donn:

Gotta fold

Trey Gerrald:

yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

In half.

Trey Gerrald:

Yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

Right.

Chelsey Donn:

So it can't be too thick.

Chelsey Donn:

Cuz then you're getting too big of a bite and it has to have the right ratio of sauce to cheese.

Trey Gerrald:

Mm,

Chelsey Donn:

Right.

Chelsey Donn:

Gotta have that right.

Chelsey Donn:

Not too much sauce.

Chelsey Donn:

Not too little.

Chelsey Donn:

Generally speaking, I'd say you can't have too much cheese, but this the ratio of sauce to

Chelsey Donn:

Ugh.

Chelsey Donn:

Just perfect run.

Chelsey Donn:

Don't walk to Mona Lisa kitchen guys.

Trey Gerrald:

sounds the same to me as bagels too.

Trey Gerrald:

Cause I know it's like the

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

with which the.

Trey Gerrald:

Bagel, uh, like bread is made is like what makes the difference between

Chelsey Donn:

Oh my God.

Chelsey Donn:

I got a bad bagel in LA.

Chelsey Donn:

The other day.

Chelsey Donn:

You guys are not gonna put anyone a blast, but O.

Trey Gerrald:

Well, I think that it's time now that we're speaking of Royal highnesses ChelseyBD

Chelsey Donn:

I would be honored.

Chelsey Donn:

Would you happily do the drum roll please?

Chelsey Donn:

The winner is.

Chelsey Donn:

James Donn again, better known as at James Donna Graham, which is a pretty clever Instagram name.

Chelsey Donn:

He did an excellent job.

Chelsey Donn:

Check out our Instagram.

Chelsey Donn:

We will repost James' entry and James, we got some merch.

Chelsey Donn:

We got some special gifts.

Chelsey Donn:

We got lots of stuff coming towards you.

Chelsey Donn:

Thank.

Chelsey Donn:

Everyone who submitted an, an entry.

Chelsey Donn:

We, we had some tough contenders there, but at the end of the day, James D you pulled

Chelsey Donn:

So thank you for indulging us in this fun

Trey Gerrald:

Yes, and I cannot wait actually for the Birch cause it's so funny.

Trey Gerrald:

Oh my

Chelsey Donn:

I'm so excited.

Trey Gerrald:

Congratulations.

Trey Gerrald:

And thank you for

Chelsey Donn:

Yes.

Chelsey Donn:

Congratulations, James.

Trey Gerrald:

We really do appreciate it.

Chelsey Donn:

Yes.

Trey Gerrald:

right, Queen.

Trey Gerrald:

Well, we did it.

Trey Gerrald:

That is another.

Trey Gerrald:

Round on the, are you a Ferris wheel of the Gershwin?

Chelsey Donn:

thank you for joining us today.

Chelsey Donn:

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It's so easy peasy, and we even put a super cute little link in our show notes below my pretty's.

Chelsey Donn:

Easy peasy, lemon squeezy, but that doesn't go with wicked to

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I'm not really.

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No.

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Chelsey Donn:

Ooh.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Chelsey Donn:

So on today's after show podcast, keeping with the theme of Mona Lisa kitchen, I thought

Chelsey Donn:

So we are gonna be reading a one.review from TripAdvisor of the Lou museum

Trey Gerrald:

I was literally wait.

Trey Gerrald:

I was literally like, Why, and then I remembered Muta Lisa lives.

Trey Gerrald:

Didn't get

Chelsey Donn:

So the connection.

Trey Gerrald:

it's live in Oz.

Trey Gerrald:

I Donn know anything about America.

Trey Gerrald:

That's

Chelsey Donn:

my God.

Chelsey Donn:

oh, Trey,

Trey Gerrald:

ah,

Chelsey Donn:

to find out what made Trey say.

Trey Gerrald:

Maybe Mona Lisa was watching wicked.

Trey Gerrald:

She's sort of like, Hmm, this wasn't that good.

Trey Gerrald:

When it first came out and to find out what made Chelsey say.

Chelsey Donn:

I'm back

Trey Gerrald:

Then become a member of our Patreon.

Trey Gerrald:

You know, you wanna see me in my alphabet costume, you know, you want to, and you're

Trey Gerrald:

So you can hear our weekly after show companion podcast and see me in my green.

Trey Gerrald:

Okay.

Chelsey Donn:

AKA

Trey Gerrald:

Now, remember.

Chelsey Donn:

ignore the haters.

Chelsey Donn:

You're a Queen

Trey Gerrald:

Gender non-specific witch Queen.

Trey Gerrald:

Oh, that's good.

Chelsey Donn:

thanks.

Trey Gerrald:

Toto.

Trey Gerrald:

I don't think we're in Kansas anymore.

Chelsey Donn:

There's no place like home.

Chelsey Donn:

There's no place like home.

Chelsey Donn:

Bye.

Trey Gerrald:

I'm not that

Chelsey Donn:

that is a low.

Trey Gerrald:

mm-hmm.

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Review That Review.

VOICEOVER:

Independent podcast, certain names have been redacted or changed to protect the guilty

VOICEOVER:

Our cover art was designed by LogoVora and a theme song was written by Joe

Chelsey Donn:

Fetching through life angry and angry and hurting.

Chelsey Donn:

Why does Valerie hate me so much?

Chelsey Donn:

Oh my Valerie, please come and see it.

Chelsey Donn:

Maybe one more time.

Chelsey Donn:

I don't know.

Trey Gerrald:

Did you do you now recognize that I have green lights in the back?

Chelsey Donn:

I did.

Chelsey Donn:

I recognized that earlier, you really did.

Chelsey Donn:

All of a sudden, the whole scene was set.

Chelsey Donn:

When you entered in costume,

Trey Gerrald:

Something has changed within you.

Chelsey Donn:

something is not the same.

Chelsey Donn:

We could

Trey Gerrald:

All right,

Chelsey Donn:

literally, literally all

Trey Gerrald:

we're gonna sing more on the after show.

Trey Gerrald:

So go join us on Patreon.

Trey Gerrald:

Bye.

Chelsey Donn:

Oh, karaoke, Wiki, karaoke after show.

Chelsey Donn:

Bye.

Trey Gerrald:

Wait, should we do that?

About the Podcast

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Review That Review with Chelsey Donn & Trey Gerrald
A comedy podcast dedicated to reviewing pedestrian online reviews!

About your hosts

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Trey Gerrald

Actor | Writer | Human-Person
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Chelsey Donn

Actress | Comedian | Writer
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