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Episode 25: THANKSGIVING SPECIAL! - Donut Cushion / Kleenex
Episode 2524th November 2021 • Review That Review with Chelsey Donn & Trey Gerrald • The Review Queens
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Turkey Sounds! Happy Thanksgiving from The Review Queens! This week the Queens dive into 5 Star Reviews that are ANYTHING BUT(T) 'Rock Hard, Paper-Thin, Pain Inducers!' The Queens inspect & rate Amazon reviews for an Orthopedic Donut Cushion and Kleenex Facial Tissues. Chelsey feels calm, Trey stands up for turkeys, the Queens encounter a horrible, show-halting, never-before-occurring, nearly insurmountable, painful event. Plus the Winner of the Newsletter Raffle is announced!

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(02:13) Raffle Winner! 

(05:46) Lodge a Complaint!

(09:13) Trey's 5 Star Review...

(11:00) Orthopedic Donut Cushion Review

(26:07) Royal Court

(27:00) Exclusive Offer

(28:12) Meryl-Go-Round

(31:11) Kleenex Facial Tissue Review

(44:15) My Royal Highness

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Review That Review is an independent podcast.  Executive Produced by Trey Gerrald and Chelsey Donn with editing and sound design by Trey Gerrald.  Cover art designed by LogoVora, voiceover talents by Eva Kaminsky, and our theme song was written by Joe Kinosian and sung by Natalie Weiss.

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VOICEOVER:

Everybody's got an opinion.

VOICEOVER:

Every Californian and Virginian, it's so hard to tell who to trust and who to ignore.

VOICEOVER:

Someone's gotta settle the score.

VOICEOVER:

Trey and Chelsey will help you choose, who's lose wind, which one's lose,

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Baby it's time to review

VOICEOVER:

that review.x

VOICEOVER:

Hi.

VOICEOVER:

Are

Chelsey Donn:

you a turkey?

Trey Gerrald:

That's my turkey impression.

Chelsey Donn:

[laughs] Good job.

Trey Gerrald:

Hey everyone, welcome to Review that Review.

Trey Gerrald:

The podcast dedicated to reviewing-

Chelsey Donn:

Reviews!

Chelsey Donn:

That's right.

Chelsey Donn:

We're just like Siskel and Ebert, only instead of reviewing cinematic masterpieces, we

Trey Gerrald:

That's Chelsey Donn.

Chelsey Donn:

And that's Trey Gerrald.

Trey Gerrald:

And together, we are-

VOICEOVER:

The Review Queens.

Trey Gerrald:

Happy Thanksgiving, Queen.

Chelsey Donn:

Aw.

Chelsey Donn:

Happy Thanksgiving, Trey.

Trey Gerrald:

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our listeners and-

Chelsey Donn:

Yes.

Trey Gerrald:

In the theme of giving thanks, Chelsey and I are very excited

Chelsey Donn:

Oh my God, yay, the day has come.

Chelsey Donn:

I'm so excited.

Chelsey Donn:

Are we going to do a drum roll?

Trey Gerrald:

Yeah, I can't find the sound cue.

Chelsey Donn:

We could do it ourselves.

Trey Gerrald:

Okay.

Trey Gerrald:

And

Trey Gerrald:

... Chelsey Donn: And the winner is

Trey Gerrald:

... Trey Gerrald: Deb Zoe Laufer!

Chelsey Donn:

Deb Zoe Laufer!

Chelsey Donn:

Woohoo, you are our winner, you are such a loyal queen.

Chelsey Donn:

Thank you for being on the newsletter.

Chelsey Donn:

Can't wait to send you this beautiful water bottle.

Chelsey Donn:

I've been waiting to send this to you, so I'm so excited.

Chelsey Donn:

I mean, we all need to stay hydrated, it's a big topic we talk about it all the time on the

Trey Gerrald:

We're so excited, thank you Deb for being a part of our mailing list, if you are

Trey Gerrald:

Chelsey did tease this last week.

Chelsey Donn:

I did.

Trey Gerrald:

We're going to be giving away free psychic tarot readings from Chelsey's dog Goldie.

Trey Gerrald:

You can follow on TikTok @thePsychicDog.

Chelsey Donn:

She gives such good readings you guys, I know it sounds crazy but I've

Trey Gerrald:

Look at that.

Chelsey Donn:

It's a good gift, just saying.

Trey Gerrald:

Well, in all of this gratitude-

Chelsey Donn:

Yes.

Trey Gerrald:

I think it's time for us to do a very special themed-

VOICEOVER:

Lodge A Complaint.

Trey Gerrald:

Session.

Chelsey Donn:

Yes.

Trey Gerrald:

Chelsey, you have anything you want to lodge a complaint about?

Chelsey Donn:

Listen, here's the deal, isn't it like Thanksgiving

Chelsey Donn:

... Trey Gerrald: Tomorrow.

Chelsey Donn:

So I feel like I'm not going to lodge a complaint this week.

Chelsey Donn:

Even though we know I have many complaints to lodge.

Chelsey Donn:

But I'm going to have a moment of gratitude instead, is that okay with you?

Trey Gerrald:

Yes, I love this.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay thank you.

Chelsey Donn:

I want to give gratitude to the Calm commercials.

Trey Gerrald:

Hm.

Chelsey Donn:

Do you know those, that Calm app?

Trey Gerrald:

Yes!

Trey Gerrald:

Oh wait-

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

Like on Instagram?

Trey Gerrald:

Like the ads-

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah, like anywhere it's like the ads, exactly.

Chelsey Donn:

Like even if you're like watching a you know, I don't know, a show on Hulu and you don't pay

Trey Gerrald:

Yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

Or whatever it is and it or, and it has this little visual that goes around

Chelsey Donn:

I think it's amazing, it's, genius whoever thought about this, it's so simple

Chelsey Donn:

It's adding to my day, like how many commercials do you watch where you can say

Chelsey Donn:

Like ... Calm app commercials.

Trey Gerrald:

I've actually downloaded the Calm app because of the ads

Chelsey Donn:

That's like, I want to know who was the marketing person that came up

Chelsey Donn:

I feel like we're very aligned in the way that we see the world.

Chelsey Donn:

You did download the app?

Trey Gerrald:

I did.

Trey Gerrald:

I haven't, I haven't paid for the subscription though, but

Trey Gerrald:

... Chelsey Donn: But it's, it's there and like

Trey Gerrald:

So it obviously worked, so kudos-

Trey Gerrald:

Good job.

Chelsey Donn:

To Calm.

Trey Gerrald:

Good job, Calm.

Chelsey Donn:

Hoo, should we all take like a break?

Chelsey Donn:

Should we do [laughs]- do a 15 second breath.

Chelsey Donn:

Maybe not 15 seconds, but ... everybody that's listening just take a deep breath right now.

Chelsey Donn:

I feel better.

Chelsey Donn:

All right Trey, you can complain if you want to, I'm not, I'm not telling you you can't,

Trey Gerrald:

Yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

Whatever.

Trey Gerrald:

Well, I've been saving both this complaint and My Royal Highness

Chelsey Donn:

Yes.

Trey Gerrald:

I want to complain about tryptophan.

Trey Gerrald:

You know that?

Chelsey Donn:

Tryptophan.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah, the sleeping-

Trey Gerrald:

Yes.

Trey Gerrald:

But-

Chelsey Donn:

Element that's in turkey.

Trey Gerrald:

Well this is like a um, wives tale!

Trey Gerrald:

So.

Trey Gerrald:

All the studies have been done that there is no difference of turkey or chicken or any other

Trey Gerrald:

It's just this wives tale that people think that tryptophan in turkey is

Chelsey Donn:

And it's not?

Trey Gerrald:

It's actually like an amino acid situation.

Trey Gerrald:

It's really that you probably are just gorging yourself.

Trey Gerrald:

More so than on a usual different other holiday.

Chelsey Donn:

So are you telling me there's the same amount of tryptophan

Chelsey Donn:

This is blasphemous.

Chelsey Donn:

This can't be.

Trey Gerrald:

This a New York Times article, 'no...

Chelsey Donn:

[gasp]

Trey Gerrald:

The tryptophan in turkey won't make you sleepy.'

Chelsey Donn:

Huh.

Trey Gerrald:

It says tryptophan is an amino acid-

Chelsey Donn:

Interesting.

Trey Gerrald:

And it's associated with healthy sleep.

Trey Gerrald:

But there is no more tryptophan in turkey than in other-

Chelsey Donn:

Huh.

Trey Gerrald:

Common meats like chicken and beef.

Chelsey Donn:

That's amazing.

Trey Gerrald:

Other foods include nuts and cheese.

Trey Gerrald:

While tryptophan could make you drowsy on its own, its effects are limited in the

Chelsey Donn:

Huh.

Trey Gerrald:

Turkey has many.

Chelsey Donn:

Wow.

Trey Gerrald:

My complaint is that this lie that would just, keeps getting perpetuated-

Chelsey Donn:

Lie.

Trey Gerrald:

I mean these poor turkeys.

Trey Gerrald:

They get raised to be slaughtered and eaten on one day out of the year, and now we're judging turkeys

Trey Gerrald:

I don't know.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah I don't like it at all.

Trey Gerrald:

Don't lie to me.

Trey Gerrald:

That's my, that's my complaint.

Chelsey Donn:

That, I mean I'm just so happy that you stood up for the turkeys,

Trey Gerrald:

Stand up for me.

Chelsey Donn:

Stand up for the [laughs] turkeys, it's today.

Trey Gerrald:

I agree.

Chelsey Donn:

And they've been getting a really bad rap.

Chelsey Donn:

When they're sacrificing their entire life for us, let's be honest.

Chelsey Donn:

Amazing.

Chelsey Donn:

Let's give it up for the turkeys.

Trey Gerrald:

I love that we had um, educational complaint and we also had-

Chelsey Donn:

Yes.

Trey Gerrald:

A moment of gratitude, uh I think this is a great launching pad for us to get

Chelsey Donn:

Oh my God Trey, that is such a good idea.

Chelsey Donn:

I don't even know where that came from, but let's do it.

Chelsey Donn:

As you know, we are you trusty Review Queens, we each bring in a review from the

Trey Gerrald:

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

Trey Gerrald:

... VOICEOVER: Assess that kvetch.

Trey Gerrald:

And in honor of this American holiday, Chelsey and I have each picked

Chelsey Donn:

Oh my God, you are right.

Chelsey Donn:

Wow, your correctness deserves five stars Trey.

Chelsey Donn:

You're really just killing it today, all right?

Chelsey Donn:

And on top of that, you're going first.

Chelsey Donn:

Are you ready, RQ?

Trey Gerrald:

Boy am I thankful to go first.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay take it away Trey, let's hear it.

VOICEOVER:

Review that Review.

Trey Gerrald:

So today, I have a five star review.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Trey Gerrald:

From Amazon.com.

Chelsey Donn:

Wait, I thought your five star was from Yelp, my five star was from Amazon.

Trey Gerrald:

I ended up switching it at the last minute.

Chelsey Donn:

I hope we don't have the same one.

Trey Gerrald:

We can both be Amazon.

Trey Gerrald:

Do you have a name for yours?

Chelsey Donn:

Yes.

Trey Gerrald:

Okay, so I don't know the name for this, so I'm ... Okay, here we go.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Trey Gerrald:

Okay.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Trey Gerrald:

Okay, so Today I have a five star review from Amazon.com and this is

Chelsey Donn:

I have one for Kleenex facial tissues too!

Chelsey Donn:

I swear to God.

Trey Gerrald:

Wait, What...is the subject, "a mother's struggle?"

Chelsey Donn:

Yes.

Trey Gerrald:

[GASPS].

Chelsey Donn:

We actually picked the same review.

Chelsey Donn:

[laughs] Wait but what's really weird and extra sus about this Trey, is that I have the same

Trey Gerrald:

Okay, so I don't have, I don't have the name of the reviewer.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah, that's my review.

Trey Gerrald:

What do we do?

Chelsey Donn:

I don't know.

Trey Gerrald:

Um, I could find another one really ... Well, okay, I can do

Chelsey Donn:

That's so funny.

Trey Gerrald:

Okay, all right so I'll, I'll let you do Kleenex, and I will do-

Chelsey Donn:

Okay sorry that was one I had that's why I said Amazon 'cause

Trey Gerrald:

I cannot believe that we just have the same one.

Chelsey Donn:

That's crazy.

Trey Gerrald:

Okay let...

Chelsey Donn:

As soon as you said Kleenex, I was like, "Oh no!"

Chelsey Donn:

Um.

Trey Gerrald:

Wait if the subject is, 'mother's struggle' then why is the reviewer a male-

Chelsey Donn:

Well that's why I wanted to get into it.

Trey Gerrald:

Okay.

Trey Gerrald:

All right, I just found another, I forgot that I found this last night.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Trey Gerrald:

Okay.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

So I have a five star review from Amazon.com.

Trey Gerrald:

This is written by Randy M.

Chelsey Donn:

Randee's my moms name, you know?

Chelsey Donn:

How does this Randy spell it?

Trey Gerrald:

R-A-N-D-Y.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Trey Gerrald:

I have a cousin named Randi that's a female it's spelled it with an I.

Chelsey Donn:

Oh, my mom spells it with two Es.

Trey Gerrald:

Randee!

Chelsey Donn:

Randee.

Trey Gerrald:

Okay, so this is a five star from Randy M-

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Trey Gerrald:

On Amazon.com for an orthopedic donut cushion.

Trey Gerrald:

Here we go.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Trey Gerrald:

The subject is, 'don't believe it!' Exclamation mark.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Trey Gerrald:

Or at least that's what I thought at first.

Trey Gerrald:

Okay, parentheses sigh.

Trey Gerrald:

Bring it on.

Trey Gerrald:

I'll try anything, I guess, dot, dot, dot.

Trey Gerrald:

At this point I was desperate.

Trey Gerrald:

This was the most expensive of several similar looking products, but I figured

Trey Gerrald:

When it arrived, I thought a mistake had been made.

Trey Gerrald:

The box was tiny!

Trey Gerrald:

Not nearly big enough to fit a nice plush seat cushion.

Trey Gerrald:

I opened the box and was sure a mistake had been made.

Trey Gerrald:

It just wasn't thick enough.

Trey Gerrald:

I had been sitting on two seat cushions, one on top of the other and they had been permanently

Trey Gerrald:

Those two cushions were both highly rated, and now they had been reduced

Trey Gerrald:

How is this thin little donut style cushion going to be any different?

Trey Gerrald:

Well, I guess I'll just have to go through the hassle of returning it.

Trey Gerrald:

Then, I put it on my chair and sat down on it.

Trey Gerrald:

Holy moly!

Trey Gerrald:

How could this be?

Trey Gerrald:

For the first time in nearly a year, I didn't feel any pain while sitting.

Trey Gerrald:

After a long, pain free, several hour session at the computer, this

Trey Gerrald:

Surely after several more long sessions at the computer, the orthopedic donut cushion

Trey Gerrald:

It kept bouncing back after supporting my weight parentheses, 235 pounds, for several more hours.

Trey Gerrald:

Same thing the next day.

Trey Gerrald:

Only time will tell if this cushion continues to bounce back, but so far I'm impressed.

Trey Gerrald:

The orthopedic donut cushion by Ergonomic Innovations is simply amazing.

Trey Gerrald:

I was having excruciating tailbone pain and occasional hemorrhoid pain.

Trey Gerrald:

Not anymore!

Trey Gerrald:

The orthopedic donut cushion was obviously different from all other similar products.

Trey Gerrald:

It wasn't like any other, quote unquote, memory foam cushion I had ever tried.

Trey Gerrald:

If you push down hard with your thumb, it doesn't dent nearly as easily

Trey Gerrald:

Either this is a much firmer version of memory foam, or it's not really memory foam

Trey Gerrald:

I don't know how the other similar donut shaped seat cushions on Amazon would have fared.

Trey Gerrald:

But this higher priced donut cushion is well worth the money.

Trey Gerrald:

I wholeheartedly recommend the orthopedic donut cushion by Ergonomic Innovations.

Trey Gerrald:

It simply works brilliantly and lives up to the hype.

Chelsey Donn:

Hm.

Trey Gerrald:

Believe it.

Chelsey Donn:

Wow.

Trey Gerrald:

Oh.

Chelsey Donn:

Randy M, I'm so happy that your, your no longer

Chelsey Donn:

That sounds terrible.

Chelsey Donn:

Not even one hard, rock hard pain inducer, two!

Chelsey Donn:

Two you've been sitting on.

Trey Gerrald:

Mashed down together.

Chelsey Donn:

Ma-, ugh, God.

Trey Gerrald:

Let me tell you what this product is titled.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

So I read you the um-

Chelsey Donn:

The abbreviated.

Trey Gerrald:

Name that's on the box.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay, okay.

Trey Gerrald:

But the actual listing on Amazon is donut pillow tailbone hemorrhoid cushion, donut

Chelsey Donn:

Wow.

Trey Gerrald:

Prostate, coccyx, sciatica, pregnancy, post-natal, ishikolversatitis.

Chelsey Donn:

I don't know.

Trey Gerrald:

Tuberosity by Ergonomic Innovations.

Chelsey Donn:

I mean, I have thoughts about this whole name situation.

Chelsey Donn:

I know this is a little bit of a tangent, but I have thoughts.

Chelsey Donn:

We all come upon products differently, you know, so maybe you're searching for a hemorrhoid

Trey Gerrald:

Yes.

Chelsey Donn:

Somebody can pop in all the key words that they want to pop in to

Trey Gerrald:

Yes, it's like having tags on YouTube videos.

Chelsey Donn:

Exactly.

Trey Gerrald:

Like we can't see what the tags are but it knows.

Chelsey Donn:

Exactly, like why can't people just tag it all these things and then just call it

Chelsey Donn:

And I'm like, "I don't know."

Chelsey Donn:

There's just too many names in these titles.

Chelsey Donn:

Out of control, but that's really a comment to-

Trey Gerrald:

Amazon.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Trey Gerrald:

So, all right, so what are your thoughts on Randy M?

Chelsey Donn:

Okay, so Randy M really took us on a journey here and he took his time.

Chelsey Donn:

He really had me tricked for a second because he was very adamant about talking about his

Chelsey Donn:

Like the fact that it was squished into a small pillow, do you know when you, like

Chelsey Donn:

So like, it does come really, really shrunk up and then when you open it, it expands.

Chelsey Donn:

So I imagine that's what's happening with the very small box, is that it's expanding.

Trey Gerrald:

Mm-hmm [affirmative].

Chelsey Donn:

I'm happy for Randy M, that they seem to finally have

Chelsey Donn:

So that's good.

Chelsey Donn:

I imagine that a lot of people reading these reviews have similar issues to Randy

Chelsey Donn:

I thought both of those things as, you know, a consumer of reviews, were very helpful

Chelsey Donn:

Or maybe I would be searching a certain medical condition, so the fact that Randy M

Chelsey Donn:

I think Randy M was really trying to take us on a journey with him.

Trey Gerrald:

Yes.

Trey Gerrald:

It's surprising to me that Randy has only been suffering from excruciating tailbone pain

Trey Gerrald:

'Cause it seems like this is something that has been like a lifelong problem.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

I mean, either way, even if it was just a really hard year for Randy, I think that Randy's done

Chelsey Donn:

I, I like reviews that don't just paint the rosiest picture, even when they are five stars.

Chelsey Donn:

I like that he setup the expectation of the person buying this like, wait, you're gonna

Chelsey Donn:

And I thought the same thing.

Chelsey Donn:

I mean, there was drama.

Chelsey Donn:

Did you not feel the drama?

Chelsey Donn:

Holy moly!

Trey Gerrald:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

[laughs] I feel like 'holy moly' really like tells you the age too.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah!

Chelsey Donn:

I mean I just thought, that's what I, I guess there was an intentionality, clearly.

Trey Gerrald:

So it sounds to me that Randy M is using this when they're working at their computer.

Chelsey Donn:

Yes.

Trey Gerrald:

What do you think Randy M does at the computer for hours on end?

Chelsey Donn:

That's a great question Trey.

Chelsey Donn:

Gosh.

Chelsey Donn:

I want to say an accountant.

Trey Gerrald:

Yeah, something like uh, clerical like that.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

Something that's like, I thought that as well, it's like-

Chelsey Donn:

Maybe like he does like translations.

Trey Gerrald:

Oh.

Chelsey Donn:

Or they, they do translations, 'cause obviously Randy is a unisex

Chelsey Donn:

... Trey Gerrald: I also thought the whole thing about

Chelsey Donn:

So funny.

Trey Gerrald:

That's like one of those random things that I feel

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

It's not something that like you just necessarily like is

Chelsey Donn:

Well that's-

Trey Gerrald:

And you have to like-

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah!

Trey Gerrald:

Press it.

Chelsey Donn:

That's like, I keep real, like I mean it was as if Randy was

Chelsey Donn:

You know?

Chelsey Donn:

Because we always see the hand pushing down into the uh

Chelsey Donn:

... Trey Gerrald: Yes.

Chelsey Donn:

Memory foam.

Trey Gerrald:

The amount of times, I think it's three maybe four times

Trey Gerrald:

... Chelsey Donn: Mm-hmm [affirmative].

Trey Gerrald:

Randy says the product, I think it's three, says the product's full name.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

The orthopedic donut cushion by Ergonomic Innovations.

Chelsey Donn:

I know.

Trey Gerrald:

Felt a little like-

Chelsey Donn:

It could've been a fake review?

Trey Gerrald:

Well yeah, like it felt a little-

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

Like heavy handed in a way.

Trey Gerrald:

I actually, overall, think this is an authentic, truthful review from Randy.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

But I know what you mean.

Chelsey Donn:

I have that same moment even when at the end when the like last sentence

Chelsey Donn:

... Trey Gerrald: Believe it.

Chelsey Donn:

Believe it.

Chelsey Donn:

You know?

Chelsey Donn:

It felt a little like heavy handed.

Trey Gerrald:

Assuming that I wouldn't believe it.

Chelsey Donn:

Exactly.

Chelsey Donn:

Like, why wouldn't I believe you Randy?

Chelsey Donn:

Do you have something to hide?

Trey Gerrald:

Oh!

Trey Gerrald:

As far as spelling and grammar, all the spelling is really great, there

Chelsey Donn:

Mm-hmm [affirmative].

Trey Gerrald:

And there isn't a space between every paragraph which is interesting.

Trey Gerrald:

But I've never encountered this before.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Trey Gerrald:

Randy uses the subject as the first sentence, because the subject

Trey Gerrald:

And then the first sentence of the review is, or at least that's what I thought at first.

Chelsey Donn:

Some people-

Trey Gerrald:

That's so interesting to me.

Chelsey Donn:

Do that.

Chelsey Donn:

That's a technique.

Chelsey Donn:

My manager randomly does that all the time.

Chelsey Donn:

Every time he sends me-

Trey Gerrald:

Really?

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

Every time he sends me an email, the subject is like the beginning of the

Trey Gerrald:

It's just very jarring to see the word 'or' capitalized.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

Like it, that it's the very first thought.

Chelsey Donn:

Right.

Chelsey Donn:

It is interes-, it is sort of click baity in a little bit, in a little, you know, a little bit

Trey Gerrald:

Yes!

Trey Gerrald:

It really sets, it set me off sort of uneasy.

Trey Gerrald:

Like I wasn't sure, like I-I felt a little unsure of where we were going.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

I wonder what Hammond Cheese would think about this, like, I wonder if HammondCheeseSandWitch

Chelsey Donn:

Or if, if Hammond would agree with us that yeah, I mean it feels a little bit suspicious that they

Chelsey Donn:

And then they ended with believe it.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Chelsey Donn:

I think I need to take that into the consideration with me, but I'm not willing

Trey Gerrald:

No.

Chelsey Donn:

What I, what I might think happened more likely, is, you know when you

Chelsey Donn:

..." Trey Gerrald: Mm-hmm [affirmative], yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

Something like that.

Chelsey Donn:

I wouldn't be shocked if it was that situation maybe.

Trey Gerrald:

Sure.

Chelsey Donn:

But even if that was the case, I still think that, that Randy's being

Trey Gerrald:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

Also, 50 people found this helpful.

Chelsey Donn:

That's good.

Trey Gerrald:

Do we think this is a common experience, or a fluke experience?

Trey Gerrald:

I do imagine that everyone would be like, "This looks really small."

Trey Gerrald:

Like that feels like that would be a very common experience when you first open this cushion.

Chelsey Donn:

Yes.

Chelsey Donn:

For sure.

Chelsey Donn:

So yeah, I think that this is a common experience, I believe Randy I think

Chelsey Donn:

I think that they took us through the process of getting the pillow, I think they took

Chelsey Donn:

Like they took us through the process at the beginning, and then I came back the

Chelsey Donn:

So, I would think based on that that if it weren't working, Randy would've

Chelsey Donn:

What do you think?

Trey Gerrald:

Yeah I think.

Trey Gerrald:

Yeah, this is from April of 2020, so there's enough time-

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

To like, it didn't last.

Chelsey Donn:

Exactly.

Chelsey Donn:

I think it's a solid review, Trey.

Trey Gerrald:

Yeah, I think I could crown this.

Chelsey Donn:

All right, let's do it.

Trey Gerrald:

All right, so, Chelsey and I each have our own set of 1-5 crown cards.

Trey Gerrald:

And in an effort to be fair and influenced by one another, we will

VOICEOVER:

The Queens are Tabulating.

Trey Gerrald:

Okay, you ready?

Chelsey Donn:

I'm ready.

VOICEOVER:

Total score.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay, I'm holding up-

Trey Gerrald:

Oh.

Chelsey Donn:

Four crowns, Trey's holding up four crowns.

Chelsey Donn:

This is a unanimous decision.

Chelsey Donn:

I'll go first.

Chelsey Donn:

I really liked Randy, I only took the one crown off because I was a little bit suspicious

Chelsey Donn:

And I feel like Randy had lots of personality, I loved the holy moly and the torture

Chelsey Donn:

And I liked getting to know Randy through this review and I think it's useful,

Chelsey Donn:

thank you Randy, that was great.

Chelsey Donn:

That's why you're getting four crowns from me.

Chelsey Donn:

Trey, why are you giving Randy four crowns?

Trey Gerrald:

I did four 'cause ultimately the impact is positive.

Trey Gerrald:

It just feels a little, uh, long.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

I think uh, Randy could maybe have cut, maybe one, maybe

Trey Gerrald:

But yeah, I, I, ultimately I-I believe that this was a, an experience that

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

And I just took one away because it was a little much, it was little too long.

Chelsey Donn:

A little too long.

Trey Gerrald:

Um, yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

Good job, Randy.

Chelsey Donn:

Good job Randy.

Chelsey Donn:

Well done.

Chelsey Donn:

All right, well with that in mind, let's take a quick break you guys.

Chelsey Donn:

I need to sit back and relax into my aerodynamic pillow cushion.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Chelsey Donn:

When we come back, we're going to get into my review you guys.

Trey Gerrald:

Woo.

Trey Gerrald:

B-R-B.

VOICEOVER:

Hold your crown, we'll be right back.

Trey Gerrald:

Chelsey and I are so excited to share this Exclusive Review

Trey Gerrald:

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Trey Gerrald:

Every month you and your pup will receive a box right to your front door that is loaded

Trey Gerrald:

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Trey Gerrald:

Sign up right now at superchewer.com/queen.

VOICEOVER:

Who let the dogs out?

VOICEOVER:

Who let them out?

Chelsey Donn:

Love that rendition so much.

Trey Gerrald:

I gotta work on my turkey sounds.

Chelsey Donn:

My God.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah, it sounds a little chokey.

Trey Gerrald:

It sounded chokey.

Trey Gerrald:

[laughs]

Trey Gerrald:

Um, it's time for one star zingers, here we go let's take a quick spin on the merry-go-round.

VOICEOVER:

I don't feel like an icon, most of the days I feel like 'I can't.' That's with an A.

VOICEOVER:

Oh Meryl.

Chelsey Donn:

Here's the deal, Trey and I have each picked a Thanksgiving themed

Chelsey Donn:

And with 30 seconds on the clock, we'll take turns trying to recite the zinger

Trey Gerrald:

Just like queen Meryl Streep who does it all.

Chelsey Donn:

Before the clock runs out.

Trey Gerrald:

Okay we better not have the same review.

Chelsey Donn:

I don't imagine we do.

Chelsey Donn:

That would be very-

Trey Gerrald:

I hope not.

Chelsey Donn:

Strange.

Trey Gerrald:

Okay, Chelsey, where's your zinger from today?

Chelsey Donn:

Okay, my zinger is from Google reviews.

Chelsey Donn:

Is yours [laughs] also?

Trey Gerrald:

No.

Trey Gerrald:

[laughs]

Chelsey Donn:

Okay good.

Chelsey Donn:

All right, so, my zinger is from Google reviews, it's reviewed by Howard and it is for the Marie

Chelsey Donn:

I don't know what that's about.

Trey Gerrald:

Ah, all right.

Chelsey Donn:

[laughs] I'll try to incorporate it into the reading, I guess.

Trey Gerrald:

This is gonna be fun.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

All right, and today you're going to be strapped in on a

Chelsey Donn:

Sure, great.

Chelsey Donn:

You know there's prunes in that, apparently.

Trey Gerrald:

Really?

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

That's part of the doctor part, just saying.

Chelsey Donn:

[laughs]

Trey Gerrald:

All right.

Trey Gerrald:

Okay.

Chelsey Donn:

All right.

Trey Gerrald:

Are you ready?

Chelsey Donn:

I'm strapped into my two liter, uh bottle of Doctor Pepper and I am ready.

VOICEOVER:

Three, two, one, go!

VOICEOVER:

Shakespeare.

VOICEOVER:

Overpriced, undeserved, and no flavor!

VOICEOVER:

Disney.

VOICEOVER:

Overpriced, undeserved, and no flavor!

VOICEOVER:

Sports announcer.

VOICEOVER:

Overpriced, undeserved, and no flavor!

VOICEOVER:

Teen drama.

VOICEOVER:

Overpriced, undeserved, and no flavor.

VOICEOVER:

Breaking news.

VOICEOVER:

That's all!

Chelsey Donn:

Overprice- uh, okay, that, that was slow, but that's okay.

Trey Gerrald:

Four!.

Chelsey Donn:

Four, happy Thanksgiving.

Chelsey Donn:

Tell us where your zinger is from.

Trey Gerrald:

Okay today I have a one star zinger from target.com, a new favorite.

Chelsey Donn:

Oh yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

And this is written by Linda J.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Trey Gerrald:

For the Ocean Spray jellied cranberry sauce, 14 ounces.

Chelsey Donn:

Oh my God.

Chelsey Donn:

Are you a jellied cranberry sauce, or a like chunky cranberry sauce kinda guy?

Trey Gerrald:

Both, I love both.

Chelsey Donn:

Oh you like both.

Trey Gerrald:

Equally, my mom makes both.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Trey Gerrald:

My mom presents both at Thanksgiving.

Chelsey Donn:

She presents, okay.

Trey Gerrald:

Okay.

Chelsey Donn:

[laughs]

Trey Gerrald:

Linda's review is, 'sorry I only do the real deal cranberries sauce, I cook

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Chelsey Donn:

[laughs]

Chelsey Donn:

Sorry, I know I don't need to comment long on this is Linda, but like, why,

Trey Gerrald:

Oh.

Trey Gerrald:

But it's funny because you asked me.

Chelsey Donn:

Oh I did, you're right.

Chelsey Donn:

So maybe not an inappropriate?

Chelsey Donn:

Like maybe she's trying to share that it's easy to do, I don't know, but anyway.

Trey Gerrald:

Oh that's her um, one star review for you.

Chelsey Donn:

All right Linda.

Trey Gerrald:

Okay.

Trey Gerrald:

What am I strapped in on?

Chelsey Donn:

Trey, you are strapped into a pumpkin pie.

Trey Gerrald:

Ah!

Chelsey Donn:

So.

Trey Gerrald:

My favorite.

Chelsey Donn:

I know how much you love it.

Chelsey Donn:

Trey actually served me some pumpkin pie when I was at his house, and I don't even love

Chelsey Donn:

So you've earned your-

Trey Gerrald:

Thank you.

Chelsey Donn:

Your pumpkin pie spot on this Meryl-Go-Round, are you ready Trey?

Trey Gerrald:

I am ready.

Chelsey Donn:

Let's do it.

VOICEOVER:

Three, two, one, go!

VOICEOVER:

Musical theater.

VOICEOVER:

Sorry I only do the real deal cranberry sauce [inaudible 00:31:07] make cranberry sauce.

VOICEOVER:

[laughs] Film noir.

VOICEOVER:

Sorry I only do the real deal cranberry sauce, big boy, I cook real

VOICEOVER:

True crime doc.

VOICEOVER:

Sorry I

VOICEOVER:

only do the real deal cranberry sauce, I cook real cranberries to make cranberry sauce.

VOICEOVER:

Soap opera.

VOICEOVER:

Sorry I only do the real deal cranberry sauce, I cook real

VOICEOVER:

cra- ugh.

VOICEOVER:

Three, two, one, go!

VOICEOVER:

That's all.

Chelsey Donn:

[laughs] That's all.

Chelsey Donn:

I think we might've tied again.

Chelsey Donn:

One, ah, we tied!

Trey Gerrald:

That was long.

Chelsey Donn:

4-4, go us.

Trey Gerrald:

Woop, woop!

Chelsey Donn:

We have a tying streak going on right now.

Chelsey Donn:

I'm not mad at it.

Trey Gerrald:

I'm thankful for that.

Chelsey Donn:

I'm thankful for our tie streak.

Chelsey Donn:

That was fun.

VOICEOVER:

Review that Review.

Trey Gerrald:

Okie doke.

Trey Gerrald:

So we're back from that rousing, thankful, game break.

Chelsey Donn:

Yes.

Trey Gerrald:

And Chelsey, it's your turn.

Trey Gerrald:

I'm so curious.

Trey Gerrald:

[laughs]

Trey Gerrald:

What is your [laughs] review for this week?

Chelsey Donn:

Oh my goodness.

Chelsey Donn:

This is so funny.

Chelsey Donn:

[laughs]

Chelsey Donn:

So this review was actually sent to me by a friend, and usually we don't do five star

Chelsey Donn:

So, this is a five star review on Amazon for a Kleenex Trusted Everyday Facial Tissue.

Chelsey Donn:

And it's for a 36 pack.

Chelsey Donn:

This review is written by James.

Chelsey Donn:

James has a middle initial, so I, I don't know what to do here, but I'm gonna say James OT, okay?

Trey Gerrald:

Okay.

Trey Gerrald:

[laughs]

Chelsey Donn:

So James OT.

Chelsey Donn:

This subject is, 'a mother's struggle.' All right, here we go.

Chelsey Donn:

I want to start off by thanking Kleenex for selling these in 36 packs.

Chelsey Donn:

I've put it on subscription, and if they want to start selling a 72 pack, sign me up.

Chelsey Donn:

I have three reasons for needing this much Kleenex, and their

Chelsey Donn:

This is how it goes in this house.

Chelsey Donn:

First, the Kleenex disappears.

Chelsey Donn:

Then, the toilet paper.

Chelsey Donn:

Then, they go for the fabrics and you don't want to go there unless you're ready to

Chelsey Donn:

This used to be a good Christian home.

Chelsey Donn:

But it's not about moral judgment anymore.

Chelsey Donn:

I'm way beyond that.

Chelsey Donn:

I'm in survival mode.

Chelsey Donn:

If I don't supply absorbent paper products, I'm going to find my dish towels hidden

Chelsey Donn:

The other day I almost cut my hand on a sock.

Chelsey Donn:

I'm sorry to speak so frankly, but with three teenage boys?

Chelsey Donn:

A woman has got to be practical.

Chelsey Donn:

The funny part is, they think they're being sneaky with their 45 minute

Chelsey Donn:

As if I'm going to walk in on them journaling?

Chelsey Donn:

They slink around the house like unfixed cats, while I try to announce my location at all times.

Chelsey Donn:

No one needs to ask me to knock anymore.

Chelsey Donn:

I knock on the walls, I practically wear a cow bell!

Chelsey Donn:

I'm not looking to catch anyone by surprise, believe me, I'm just trying to get through this.

Chelsey Donn:

The other day, my husband was watching me unload the groceries and he asks me,

Trey Gerrald:

Hm.

Chelsey Donn:

I about knocked him off his chair.

Chelsey Donn:

[laughs]

Chelsey Donn:

James OT.

Chelsey Donn:

[laughs]

Trey Gerrald:

Oy Gavelt!

Chelsey Donn:

Oh my goodness.

Trey Gerrald:

All right.

Trey Gerrald:

So-

Chelsey Donn:

What do you think, Trey?

Trey Gerrald:

I'm very curious here.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

I wonder if this is one of those jokey reviews that

Chelsey Donn:

I do too.

Chelsey Donn:

That's one of the reasons why I wanted to bring it in today, because it's, it all felt

Chelsey Donn:

Like I said, I have friends send me reviews all the time and a lot of times I won't use them

Chelsey Donn:

But I thought in the spirit of Thanksgiving lightness, we would

Trey Gerrald:

I'm of two minds here, because I do feel ... like it, it

Chelsey Donn:

Mm-hmm [affirmative].

Trey Gerrald:

Identifying as a mother.

Chelsey Donn:

Right.

Trey Gerrald:

Ordering from like an account that is maybe a spouses name, or

Trey Gerrald:

... Chelsey Donn: Right.

Trey Gerrald:

It, it it-

Chelsey Donn:

Or James could be a female name, I think I know a girl named James.

Trey Gerrald:

Sure.

Trey Gerrald:

Yes.

Chelsey Donn:

Could be.

Trey Gerrald:

That is very-

Chelsey Donn:

And the photo-

Trey Gerrald:

Possible.

Chelsey Donn:

The photo, like on the left of the name James, it's like a cartoon, so it

Trey Gerrald:

Interesting.

Chelsey Donn:

It's a cartoon of a, someone skiing with um, a scarf that is

Chelsey Donn:

Just saying.

Trey Gerrald:

Oy!

Trey Gerrald:

But, it is so interesting to me how vividly they communicate what these tissues are

Trey Gerrald:

... Chelsey Donn: Yes.

Trey Gerrald:

Catching.

Trey Gerrald:

Without ever stating what it is.

Chelsey Donn:

I know.

Chelsey Donn:

Well it's sort of like the cherries.

Trey Gerrald:

The cherries.

Chelsey Donn:

Right?

Chelsey Donn:

Because they really skirted around it.

Chelsey Donn:

The first time I read this review, I'm going to be honest, because like I, like, you know, use

Trey Gerrald:

Right.

Chelsey Donn:

So I thought it was that, and then they kept reading and then I saw the

Trey Gerrald:

At first the stiff as aluminum, I was like, "What?"

Trey Gerrald:

I was like, "Wait, what?"

Trey Gerrald:

And then it was like, I almost cut my hand on the sock-

Chelsey Donn:

Yes.

Trey Gerrald:

Sock.

Chelsey Donn:

And it was like, "Oh Jesus."

Trey Gerrald:

Like then it's pretty clear.

Chelsey Donn:

Yes.

Trey Gerrald:

Um, but it's interesting to me because, ugh, I don't know

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

Or when you're crying.

Chelsey Donn:

Sure.

Trey Gerrald:

But I, I recognize you could use it for cleaning up

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

So, but, it is interesting because I don't know how, I don't know if I can judge

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

Could give me a more descriptive assessment of-

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

How valuable the Kleenex is or not.

Trey Gerrald:

But I'm really getting from James OT-

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

Or whoever wrote this as a mother, that they're really going through a lot which

Chelsey Donn:

Right.

Trey Gerrald:

Maybe the Kleenex isn't that strong?

Trey Gerrald:

If you're going through that many boxes.

Chelsey Donn:

I don't know, I think, I think the whole point is that she has teenage

Trey Gerrald:

That's really the-

Chelsey Donn:

You know.

Trey Gerrald:

Star of the review, more so than the Kleenex.

Chelsey Donn:

Yes, oh my God, 100%.

Chelsey Donn:

I think that clearly we're, we're going for humor here, but I liked it, like I

Chelsey Donn:

I liked James OT's, it almost felt like James OT was like I'm part of a secret society- that

Chelsey Donn:

I also think it's funny that the husband is completely oblivious.

Trey Gerrald:

Oh, of course.

Chelsey Donn:

To what's going on, like you know, meanwhile the mom, like behind the

Trey Gerrald:

And that the mom is wearing cowbell.

Chelsey Donn:

Yes.

Chelsey Donn:

The cowbell.

Trey Gerrald:

And then ugh, do you think that this is like a common experience?

Trey Gerrald:

[laughs]

Chelsey Donn:

Um, ugh, it's so hard because I feel like this review is really all in good fun, right?

Chelsey Donn:

Because similar to other-

Trey Gerrald:

I think so too.

Chelsey Donn:

Even when we were talking about the Pepto Bismol, it's like, you're probably

Trey Gerrald:

Right

Chelsey Donn:

You're probably just doing it because you need it.

Chelsey Donn:

So, I don't think it necessarily adds or retracts from somebody's willingness to order this product.

Trey Gerrald:

Correct.

Trey Gerrald:

It is funny to me, Kleenex is one of those brands that just like, has become

Chelsey Donn:

Mm-hmm [affirmative].

Trey Gerrald:

At least I did growing up.

Trey Gerrald:

Or like an ear cotton swab, I grew up calling those Q-Tips, even though

Chelsey Donn:

Right.

Trey Gerrald:

Or like-

Chelsey Donn:

Band-Aid.

Trey Gerrald:

A bandage, a Band-Aid.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

Yes.

Trey Gerrald:

I just wanted to throw that out 'cause Kleenex.

Chelsey Donn:

Kleenex.

Chelsey Donn:

I mean-

Trey Gerrald:

Well.

Chelsey Donn:

Let's, I-I think that what also made me want to bring this review out for Thanksgiving

Trey Gerrald:

Yep.

Chelsey Donn:

For selling these in 36 packs, and I think that really

Chelsey Donn:

It's like, if you don't want to hear my gratitude to Kleenex, then pass me by and don't read.

Chelsey Donn:

But if you want to know why I'm taking this opportunity on a public forum to thank them,

Chelsey Donn:

I mean, again, I don't know how my friend found this review 'cause it was just, it was texted

Chelsey Donn:

I mean-

Trey Gerrald:

Whoa.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

That's absurd.

Chelsey Donn:

My guess is that this was probably on like a Buzzfeed, or a list somewhere because,

Chelsey Donn:

Maybe you can.

Trey Gerrald:

The one I found does not show how many people found it helpful.

Chelsey Donn:

Oh really?

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Chelsey Donn:

Whoever sent this to me sent like a proper, screenshot of the whole um,

Chelsey Donn:

I don't know.

Trey Gerrald:

That's really funny.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

I mean I feel like I can crown this, how about you?

Chelsey Donn:

I think I can crown.

Chelsey Donn:

Let's crown James OT.

VOICEOVER:

The Queens are Tabulating.

Trey Gerrald:

You ready?

Chelsey Donn:

I'm ready.

VOICEOVER:

Total score.

Trey Gerrald:

Okay, I'm holding up three and a half, and Chelsey's holding up three and a half.

Chelsey Donn:

Three and a half!

Trey Gerrald:

Whoa, unams.

Chelsey Donn:

Wow, we did it again, Queen.

Chelsey Donn:

Tell us why you gave James OT three and a half crowns.

Trey Gerrald:

I just did three and a half because it's a little bit more than middle of the road-

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

Because it is very funny.

Trey Gerrald:

But, I don't know that the review is actually useful.

Trey Gerrald:

I think it is sort of like all in good fun and-

Chelsey Donn:

Yes.

Trey Gerrald:

I am a little suspicious of why, it just doesn't seem that the author name doesn't

Chelsey Donn:

Right.

Trey Gerrald:

So for that reason, three and a half 'cause it gave me a good chuckle.

Trey Gerrald:

How about you?

Chelsey Donn:

Agree.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah, I gave it three and half for the chuckle and the entertainment, and that

Chelsey Donn:

And so for that, I'm giving her the three crowns.

Chelsey Donn:

Three and a half, well, I'm giving her three of the crowns, one for

Chelsey Donn:

And then I'm giving her an additional half crown just yeah, for the overall humor,

Trey Gerrald:

Agreed.

Chelsey Donn:

So three and a half for me.

Trey Gerrald:

Very fun.

Trey Gerrald:

All right.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

Well my Queen, here we are.

Trey Gerrald:

At our weekly moment of gratitude.

Trey Gerrald:

Our most regal-

Chelsey Donn:

Yes.

Trey Gerrald:

Portion of the show.

Chelsey Donn:

Everyday is Thanksgiving, or every week is Thanksgiving here.

Trey Gerrald:

That is true.

Chelsey Donn:

At Review that Review.

Trey Gerrald:

An intentionality that was important to us.

Trey Gerrald:

But today-

Chelsey Donn:

Yes, it's true.

Trey Gerrald:

For our Thanksgiving episode, Chelsey, who are you inducting for-

VOICEOVER:

My Royal Highness.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay Trey, I thought you'd never ask.

Chelsey Donn:

So, I'm going to present this Royal Highness and I just need you to sit and

Chelsey Donn:

My Royal Highness today is going to go to you, Trey.

Trey Gerrald:

Ah!

Chelsey Donn:

To Trey Gerrald, my partner in crime.

Chelsey Donn:

I am saying this without an expectation that I receive a nomination in return.

Trey Gerrald:

Pft.

Chelsey Donn:

I am giving this to you because you are the best friend and cohost ever.

Chelsey Donn:

You do so much for this podcast, you guys don't even know.

Chelsey Donn:

Trey is up until absurd hours editing all of our episodes and putting in so much work.

Chelsey Donn:

This podcast would never, ever happen in a million years without you.

Chelsey Donn:

I don't know where we would be if you weren't so amazing and had so many incredible skillsets

Chelsey Donn:

And I would be remiss to not take this Thanksgiving opportunity to express

Chelsey Donn:

And I love you and you are my Royal Highness, Trey.

Trey Gerrald:

Okay.

Trey Gerrald:

It literally did not occur to me at all.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

That this might happen.

Trey Gerrald:

Um, but I'm very touched and um-

Chelsey Donn:

Yes.

Trey Gerrald:

You know, as we always say, "I love that."

Trey Gerrald:

And um-

Chelsey Donn:

[laughs]

Trey Gerrald:

Trey Gerrald is one of a kind and um I concur.

Chelsey Donn:

Yes.

Trey Gerrald:

But thank you, I'm very touched, that's very sweet.

Chelsey Donn:

Aw.

Trey Gerrald:

Thank you.

Chelsey Donn:

It's my honor.

Chelsey Donn:

So tell us Trey, who are you inducting today on this Thanksgiving eve?

Trey Gerrald:

Well, I'm going to induct pumpkin pie.

Chelsey Donn:

Oh my god yes.

Trey Gerrald:

So Chelsey got all real and serious and I straight up wrote down, pumpkin pie.

Chelsey Donn:

But that's okay because last, I think last week I did the robot

Chelsey Donn:

This is what we do.

Trey Gerrald:

Very, it's just very funny that you were very honest and

Chelsey Donn:

No.

Trey Gerrald:

But it was mentioned earlier.

Trey Gerrald:

I love pumpkin pie so fiercely.

Trey Gerrald:

It is something that I really enjoy baking is not really like, I-I have done

Chelsey Donn:

[laughs] 'Once!'

Trey Gerrald:

and like you toast your, all these different nut medley that you

Trey Gerrald:

But then I also will just buy the Libby's canned pumpkin.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

But I also love combining this little spices, you know, you can

Chelsey Donn:

Yes.

Trey Gerrald:

I actually recommend getting the nutmeg, the cinnamon-

Chelsey Donn:

Doing it yourself.

Trey Gerrald:

There's two other ones.

Trey Gerrald:

You can sprinkle them into your coffee.

Chelsey Donn:

Oh.

Trey Gerrald:

Which is so good.

Trey Gerrald:

Anyway.

Chelsey Donn:

That sounds nice.

Trey Gerrald:

I love pumpkin pie, it's one of my favorite things about fall.

Trey Gerrald:

Fall is my favorite season, and so I want to induct pumpkin pie because it

Trey Gerrald:

For that reason, pumpkin pie, you are my Thanksgiving addition, My Royal Highness.

Chelsey Donn:

Guys, Trey also makes a good pumpkin pie, I said it earlier, but I did

Trey Gerrald:

That was very emotional for me, thank you for inducting me, that was very kind.

Chelsey Donn:

Oh my God.

Chelsey Donn:

Of course.

Chelsey Donn:

I've been like waiting for the moment to be able to do this and it just felt like Thanksgiving

Trey Gerrald:

Me too.

Trey Gerrald:

With pumpkin pie.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah, well obviously yes.

Trey Gerrald:

Anyway, well you guys, Happy Thanksgiving.

VOICEOVER:

Listener Voicemail!

Chelsey Donn:

Ah!

Chelsey Donn:

Listener voicemail!

Trey Gerrald:

Dun-da-da-dun-dun.

Chelsey Donn:

Yay, it's been so long.

Chelsey Donn:

I've been waiting for this moment, thank you guys, thank you.

Chelsey Donn:

I can't wait to hear this.

Trey Gerrald:

Okay, so today we have a very unique Listener Voicemail.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Trey Gerrald:

It is someone very close in Chelsey's life.

Chelsey Donn:

Wow.

Trey Gerrald:

And they have so much that it actually is a two part voicemail.

Trey Gerrald:

From Jenny Hoof.

Chelsey Donn:

Oh, it's from Hoof.

Chelsey Donn:

Yay.

Chelsey Donn:

Guys, just so you know, Jenny Hoof was my college roommate and she's awesome,

Chelsey Donn:

Let's hear it.

Trey Gerrald:

Here we go.

Jenny Hoof:

Hi, this is Jenny and I have a complaint to lodge.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Jenny Hoof:

I suppose you could say my largest complaint is with the

Jenny Hoof:

But, I feel like we don't really have time to get into that so, I'll be a little more specific.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Jenny Hoof:

My complaint is with patient portals.

Chelsey Donn:

Oh yeah.

Jenny Hoof:

And online communication between a patient and a doctor.

Jenny Hoof:

Well last week I had doctors appointment and I had to get a referral for that doctors

Jenny Hoof:

Totally fine, you know?

Jenny Hoof:

But then a couple weeks later, I have my appointment.

Jenny Hoof:

When I receive an email from the new doctor explaining that they haven't

Jenny Hoof:

Now why couldn't my primary care physician have just emailed that to the new doctor, why is

Trey Gerrald:

Hm.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Jenny Hoof:

Number two, who has the time to do that?

Jenny Hoof:

So I call back and I say can I print this and bring it in person?

Jenny Hoof:

And they're like, "Here's my email address."

Jenny Hoof:

And I'm like, "I really think it would just be easier to print it and bring it in person."

Jenny Hoof:

Meanwhile, I finally go through the task of another 15 minutes

Jenny Hoof:

After that, I get another email from the new doctor that's asking me to fill out my

Chelsey Donn:

Yes.

Jenny Hoof:

I'm already 45 minutes in the hole and I haven't even gotten any healthcare.

Chelsey Donn:

[laughs]

Jenny Hoof:

So, but I know, in my mind, that I'm going to get there and I'm going to sit

Jenny Hoof:

I've never been to a doctors office where there hasn't been one.

Jenny Hoof:

So doesn't it stand to reason that-

Trey Gerrald:

Ah.

Chelsey Donn:

Oh, she got cut off.

Chelsey Donn:

Hoof can talk, I love Hoof so much.

Chelsey Donn:

She, like, when, the first time I ever called Jenny, because I found out she was my roommate,

Chelsey Donn:

[ laughs]

Jenny Hoof:

This is Jenny, this is part two of my complaint.

Jenny Hoof:

Sorry I have a lot to say.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Jenny Hoof:

So doesn't it stand to reason that I'm sitting in the waiting room for this and in

Jenny Hoof:

I mean that is the time that I've already blocked off in my life to go see-

Chelsey Donn:

Yes.

Jenny Hoof:

The doctor.

Jenny Hoof:

So why do I have to spend another 15 minutes filling out this paper work, or 20 or whatever

Jenny Hoof:

Ugh.

Trey Gerrald:

Mm-hmm [affirmative].

Chelsey Donn:

Hm.

Jenny Hoof:

It just drives me crazy.

Jenny Hoof:

It just doesn't make sense to me.

Jenny Hoof:

It's, can I just talk to the doctor, can I just get in there-

Chelsey Donn:

[laughs]

Jenny Hoof:

And have my appointment, we handle all the details in person, Aside from that, if

Chelsey Donn:

[laughs]

Jenny Hoof:

And I can't even get access to and then I have to reset my, so

Jenny Hoof:

I miss the days of healthcare being simple and in person-

Trey Gerrald:

Hm.

Jenny Hoof:

And personal.

Chelsey Donn:

Mm-hmm [affirmative].

Jenny Hoof:

And doctors taking their time and, like give me a phone call, I mean.

Jenny Hoof:

Ugh, I don't know.

Jenny Hoof:

I don't know how we fix it.

Jenny Hoof:

I don't think it's going to get better anytime soon, but, that's my complaint.

Jenny Hoof:

I stand by it, and I thank you for listening.

Jenny Hoof:

Again, thank you so much for this outlet, um, gosh, American healthcare man, am I right?

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

VOICEOVER:

Lodge A Complaint.

Chelsey Donn:

Complaint lodged Jenny, we hear you girl.

Trey Gerrald:

I have a lot to say on this subject.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

This might bleed over into the Patreon but-

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

I um, recently declared a new primary care physician and um-

Chelsey Donn:

Congratulations, mazel tov.

Trey Gerrald:

Thank you.

Chelsey Donn:

Sure.

Trey Gerrald:

And um, they don't have a portal.

Trey Gerrald:

And that was really shocking to me.

Chelsey Donn:

Was that like, a plus for you?

Trey Gerrald:

Well, it, it occurred to me when the doctor handed me a written prescription.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

That I was like, oh, like you're not going to just like this isn't just gonna-

Chelsey Donn:

Put it in a portal.

Trey Gerrald:

Well it's not just gonna like go to CVS and then I'll go and pick up my thing.

Chelsey Donn:

Oh, oh, oh.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

Like I have to take this piece of paper, that felt very

Chelsey Donn:

Mm-hmm [affirmative].

Trey Gerrald:

But I've also encountered the opposite end where I had probably

Chelsey Donn:

Mm-hmm [affirmative].

Trey Gerrald:

They wouldn't answer phone calls.

Chelsey Donn:

Oh yeah?

Trey Gerrald:

It was all through a live chat on the portal.

Chelsey Donn:

Ugh.

Trey Gerrald:

And it was the most infuriating.

Trey Gerrald:

I lost my mind.

Trey Gerrald:

Like I left that doctor because-

Chelsey Donn:

Because of that.

Trey Gerrald:

Because it was so maddening.

Trey Gerrald:

Because it was literally this to the extreme.

Trey Gerrald:

So-

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

Jenny I totally concur with this complaint.

Trey Gerrald:

I think there is a happy middle here but I-I also understand, you're sitting in the waiting

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

I hear you.

Chelsey Donn:

I just think some of these industries, maybe they should remain analog.

Trey Gerrald:

Yeah I agree.

Chelsey Donn:

I feel for jenny in that regard.

Trey Gerrald:

Thank you for the voicemail Jenny, we appreciate it.

Trey Gerrald:

We concur.

Chelsey Donn:

Yes.

Trey Gerrald:

And um, it's led to a great conversation.

Trey Gerrald:

If you want to be featured on the show, call and leave us a voicemail.

Trey Gerrald:

You can lodge a complaint just like Jenny did, you can also induct someone for My Royal

Trey Gerrald:

Our voicemail is always open and ready for your love.

Chelsey Donn:

So true.

Trey Gerrald:

All right, my queen, we've done it.

Trey Gerrald:

This is another round on the RU a RQ Ferris wheel of Thanksgiving love.

Chelsey Donn:

If you like what you heard, do us a Thanksgiving favor and tell a friend.

Chelsey Donn:

Share with your family over the Thanksgiving table.

Chelsey Donn:

somebody says, are you in a relationship, or asks you one of those questions that you don't

Trey Gerrald:

[laughs]

Chelsey Donn:

Just a thought.

Trey Gerrald:

Oh.

Trey Gerrald:

And if you didn't like what you heard, go ahead and tell an enemy when you're at the

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

Tell her to listen to this podcast as punishment.

Trey Gerrald:

We would also love for you to join our mailing list so you can stay up to date

Trey Gerrald:

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Chelsey Donn:

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Chelsey Donn:

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Trey Gerrald:

And I'm @treygerrald.

Trey Gerrald:

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Chelsey Donn:

And remember, ignore all the haters, you're a queen.

Trey Gerrald:

Gender nonspecific Thanksgiving Queen.

Chelsey Donn:

Don't get fooled by the Tryptophan y'all, eat that turkey.

Trey Gerrald:

Eat it up.

Trey Gerrald:

Bye!

Chelsey Donn:

Bye!

Trey Gerrald:

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Trey Gerrald:

Executive produced by Trey Gerrald and Chelsey Donn with editing and sound design by me!

Trey Gerrald:

With voiceover talents by Eva Kaminsky.

Trey Gerrald:

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