2 Episode results for "Ellen Allison"
Ellen throws a scary prank, Cate Blanchett, Simon Cowell and Beth Behrs
"Hi, it's Ellen Degeneres. Welcome to my podcast. We're gonna listen to some of the best moments from the show, and it's going to be hosted by four executive producers that I love happy listening, welcome to another episode of. I'm having to start. I don't want it. Head start. Go, go ahead. Go ahead. Another episode of Ellen on the go. I'm your host Andy last nerve and joining me today. Are you kidding me? Friends, Mary Connolly. Ed, glavin and Kevin Leman. Who helped me out putting this show together. All right. You're fired. You want, what do we have on the show today? Kevin, Cate Blanche's go teach us about truffle, hunting and cursing. Simon cowl discusses how fatherhood has changed him and Ellen set up a scare that is very, very elaborate and hilarious. We'll tell you all about so over the weekend last weekend, Andy sends Ellen a video that he saw of two snakes that had fallen out of a ceiling in mid fight onto the floor of a home in Australia. And yes. And the reason I send it to Ellen is because one of our writers are women and ballion is petrified. Petrified. Petrified of snakes and Ellen likes to send her snake videos. And so what I did was I saw this horrifying snake video as described to like pythons that fell through the event of a home, how how long were they? Do? You figure seven, eight feet near fight. So just picture yourself in your home. Home and suddenly to snakes fall from the ceiling in a fight serpentine or whatever. That was almost looked like one snake with two heads. Yeah, it was together are fine. So so I send it tell in like at seven AM on a Saturday morning and go, I'm gonna let you send this to Alison, right? So Ellen didn't send it to Allison, but we showed it in one of the writers meetings and then that gave Kevin Kevin and Ellen an idea. Well, yeah, the minute we walked out another one of our writers Troy notice that there's a tiled ceiling Ellen's office and said, we've got to put snakes above Allison. So here's, here's the one thing you need to know is that for the last sixteen years, essentially everybody has a signed seats in the meeting. Everybody sits in the same place, not assign. Yeah, but we all have our seats. The same seat like Andy sits as close to Elena's. He can get. Yes. I'm also in charge. So, yeah. Oh my God. So everybody has the same seats. Everybody sits in the same seats. So Ellen wants us to the Warner Brothers, special effects team involved, and we get a motor put above the ceiling the night. This is all happening while we're also making. Why would you tell any of us about? I wouldn't because big mouths, the only person I told her glavin of course. So we get all the wheels in motion. We have special effects with a ladder, and I'm petrified because there's expensive art all over the office, but we get all rigged up, get to rubber snakes in the thing right above Ellen Allison, right, Rev Alison. Sorry. And then they have to run a cable through the ceiling tile around a window down the side of a wall through the carpet under Ellen's chair. And then they give her a little trigger button right in her seat so that she has control of when these draw stakes are going to drop on Alison. We had go pros all over the room, a hidden microphone. We built a binder that hell the hidden camera. We wouldn't like we spent twenty four thousand dollars. To do stupid prank. Probably not approved. And the other are just finding out about that now, and I apologize in advance. But it was well worth it by not telling anyone else except for that. It was happening. All the reaction was a reaction from every single person. It was produced this podcast and you'll who runs our entire digital department. The way that he fell off his stool and was crawling on the ground, screaming at a fishing did not know, was achievable by him was interesting. This an Andy dart out of the room like they are run a fine, save yourself. Yeah. Out of the room. Yeah. So fast Alison had across the entire room to get out of the room the way that neither of them fought it necessary to protect the host right now. Not. I'm the guy who steps over my kids to get out of situations. I think people at home watching, probably think it must be so much fun to work at the Ellen show. 'em Mike, truthfully, it is a ton of work to do an hour show every single day, but there are moments like that that we all get to laugh together. It is so much fun and just like pulling off a stunt like that. It's so fun. Have the resources to do it and, oh gosh, what's great is we'll put that into a show so you can listen to it here and then see it later on the Ellen show. I'm sure if you missed it. Picking out presence is hard, and this is Kevin from Ellen on the go. It's important to support artists in developing countries. 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Slash box coupon code. Ellen g l. o. b. I n. dot com. Slash box coupon code Ellen. So let's talk for a minute about Beth bears. Absolutely love adore bet. She's a, she's a fun girl. We first met Beth bears when she was the star of show called to brokers. That's right. That's what the show was called to brokers and they were roommates. Beth bears character and cat Demings. Yeah, and it was a fun show that was on CBS for a few years and she did our show and it was her first appearance on our show was just one of those magical first appearances where she loved Ellen and she loved the show. I had to my game. You have changed since you got married. Wow, thank you. Yeah, congratulations. Thank you. So where did you do it? I saw pictures. It looked beautiful, thank you. It was the best day of my life truly is. There was a horse involved to Ellen. There were so many animals like honestly, just been excited to tell Ellen about the animal part because I got married on this ranch right outside of Jackson Hawaii Ming. And in the morning, it started with horses. I had breakfast with them by myself at six in the morning. And then when we were taking the photos of the national park, a herd of buffalo just crossed the national park while we were there. I Jackson Hole like eight times never seen one buffalo herd on our wedding morning. Then a hummingbird came like literally right in my face is my mom was putting on my. Just not part of the thing called. I don't know the part of the dress that I wore that was beautiful. And then I rolled up in a cherry red vintage pickup truck with my dad and b. I have these at home and be like on my as I walked down the aisle, and then I wrote lack UD, Bareback and bit list in my wedding. Two. It makes amazing photographer was like, are you going to get on yet? Give me a leg and I was like in my dress, and then I had horse hair the whole night and dirt on my dress. He dancing and it was awesome. That is amazing. That's something that that really would have been Porsches ideal wedding as well right with both of animal, I know, but she really loves the way you do and and whenever she comes back from the barn, I don't let her near me, but she kisses them all the time and she smells like a horse and it's my, it's horrible people. I know you want like a Campbell of it for my dressing room at work because I missed, oh my God, Barnes. So that's amazing. And you're already planning your first anniversary party? Yeah. Well, so for honeymoon, I really wanted to go on safari because I've always wanted to go to Africa, and I've always like wanted to see wildlife in their wild form, and but my husband read this Ernest Hemingway story about a couple that goes to Africa and spy on their honeymoon and the wife kills the husband. So he said he couldn't go for the honeymoon. So I was like, okay, do you think I'm gonna kill you? But I was like, come on. So we're going to go, I think on our first anniversary you need to and you've got to talk to me 'cause I will get you the best the whole place where you should you have to go see Morillas guerrillas. Yeah, video young made me cry. You look so happy there and you're saving them and you're like the new chain coudl. Yeah. Diane, Fossey. Jane Goodall. Does chimp Diane Fossey. Yeah, yes, I, she was my hero when I was growing up, but you have to go see the gorillas and and the Seren Getty you have to go the Seren Getty and you did the giraffe. Did your f- manner he out of your mouth a no. Well, I didn't want the meeting out of my mouth. Didn't they? Cues you can put them the, but I didn't do that. I just gave them my hand. Yes, I'd give them I did. I know a lot of people are doing that. Yeah, this would explain what happened at the end of best. There's I act. Andy was scared on the show today. And I think he's still red. Scared by by a guy. In a bee costume. That guy was Kevin who is referring to himself as a big Gabi. You're saying you have bees, and you did a serious for us on our digital for a b. kind. I'd say it was amazing. They had me dress in as a be at Galveston and teach people that saving by the way, if you ever want to know what crazy people feel like go to dress as a b and like pretend to pollinate flowers and produce that people are buying. Although I did get a lot of sort of date opportunity layering that out by wearing that outfit. I was like, screw Tinder. Like if I was not married, this would be a great. This man was like, let me show you a picture, my son, and it was like following us around the store. This other man was like, can I get your number? And I was like, I gotta dress like a be more often. Yeah, I don't know what that's about. It really was amazing because I saw it with Andy. And you had Andy dress like a b. and you had right, let we're Doraville as a being. Better than idea entity. Yeah. Look at that. And you, you actually learn. What did you, what did you throw down some? What was that Andy broken guys? He's broke as put together by those bowls. We got to go to break. No, we don't. He think Andy's going to be in therapy forever. This show? No, I think is his sons will. That's their daddy. Average handy is their daddy. His son sing that average Andy fem- song to him all the time. All right. Do you think we should go to break or. No? Break, please. Andy through something cursed stomped. It was through you slam Cy withholding. Holding. I was holding a screw with some nuts. Washer and here's the thing about ten minutes later, Andy came up to me and went, I gotta tell you when when you scare me, it takes me a little bit to recover. Yeah. So he was not only taking blame for the thing that had gone wrong. He actually then was going, it's not my fault. You guys scared me. And so and then I had to explain I candidate Mary at in Kevin's full. I always do. It's a lot with the scaring. I'm just going to say that especially with Halloween coming up with the high blood pressure. It's a lot and people are constantly asking me, are you really getting that scared? And the answer is, yes, I am getting that stunned and I have to always explain what the Halloween thing. I'm not scared of goblins. I don't believe in monsters. It's the suddenness of all of it. So if I just went through a haunted house and it was just regular people jumping out, it'd be just as horrible to me. It's not about the fact that I'm scared of zombies. I just wanted to make that clear. A lot of people think that I am. K plan should always a good guest. I love my gosh. Yeah, just hilarious. Earning questions with her. Yeah. And man, she has no filter. Part of your spouse's is your favorite. His risks. That's a lie. They say. Yeah, no, she's just fantastic. Blanchard has a little bit of a filthy side to she works out. She barks at all, put together, you think, oh, here she is sort of this proper Australian and then happy to tell you what ever pops into her head. I've never met her and all the times that she's been here because I'm in the troll. Well, we owe everyone who doesn't know how the show works, et works in the control room. Right? Because guests of asked that he not be near the rest of us interact with the guests and often go out to dinner with them after the show. And we just tell Ed, we're going home to our families. We don't. Do they ever he's not good? No, no, no. You're not around celebrity. But yes, she's, she's this brilliant Oscar winning actress, like brilliant. And she comes out here and her and Ellen had this chemistry where they're just naughty. And we're so many actresses would wanna like be reserved and hold it together and not sort of show their silly side. You know, just to because they wouldn't wanna be embarrassing. She to me is so much more endearing because she is willing to be a little naughty and unfiltered. So every time here here, things come out of your mouth that I regret that you regret and we love. And so I just want the first thing that comes to mind. I'm going to read a sentence and you're gonna fill in the blank. It's a game that we're calling fill in the Blanchet. Works my suit. Yeah, it does. That's sexy, music. All right. So I'll read a sentence and then you have to just I'm comparing the just complete the sentence with the first thing that pops in your head. This morning. I got out of bed and thought, oh. Oh, no. Sandra Bullock once told me. I can't repeat. All right. Diamonds aren't a girl's best. Friend blank are blank. Roller coasters. Rollercoaster girl's best friend. Yeah. All right. If you wearing underwear. Partic- talk. We went when we were filming the house with a clock in its walls in Atlanta, Jack, and I went to six flags, and everyone stands underneath the roller coaster going. My going to go on that and do not wearing underwear. We know that everyone's looking at yet. All right toes. You know, I guess that's, that's interesting. That's what I mean. We'll remind go. All right. It seemed like a good idea, but I really regret this. I knew you're going to say that the greatest invention of all time is that suit? That's sweet. I would trade my Oscars for. Ooh. I don't know some Emmys. Get a TV show. You'll get some imitate. Yes, yes. Speak to someone. Yes, I'll produce one for you. Okay. All right. One, it'd be about anything or was it just about two people sitting at all. Nothing. Nothing. Whenever someone asked me what my most embarassing moment is I really wanna tell them, oh, to poop, poop off hoop op every day, make time for. Take time to a Blute. I'm sorry, a Blute put. Is that just a Blute? What is it's a polite way of saying? Just do you things in the morning, take time to do it. You know, I know you're really now, but those are not words. I'm married to an Australian and as a lure is not a word I'm going to ask her when I get home. Okay. Today I went on Ellen show, and boy was it. Embarrassing. You're always a fun. It was fun. I talking about my movie. Why. You tend you interested because I could go on? Yes. Yes, I'm genuinely needed. Went hunting for truffles. Oh, yes. Wigs with mutton. No, this is the thing. If you go hunting for troubles, do not do not use pigs because they will take your fingers off because the pig actually wants the truffle. Yes. Where did we go with a dog dogs hate truffles. They want the treat, I say. So if you're going truffle, hunting, all of you, I'm sure every single person. The on has been a wants to go hunting patrols. Right? But that's what I did in my son. A lot of people are doing that now, is it fun? It is. It's incredible. They're so pungent. If you put a truffle into a seal jaw with eggs and lifted overnight, it infuses the shell and you have traveled, scrambled eggs. The next morning if you like Trump if you like truffles, oh, you stick coffin nob- into a bottle of vodka, and then that's Lipton both a knob with a knob. With? No, a, no. Ab- is a, it was a slang term for an idiot. Or can you say to say to some television. Could you say that until a vision? Why would you put that in a what? No, no. I know I'm like a novel butter. Don't you use that in? Did you just curse in my ear. That's not what you meant and you just decided to curse my air. Are you sitting here with you? To me, it's got nothing to do with this entire story. I'm in cal- Kevin. Simon cow by frigging AG ADT. I love your show. Simon Callow came by same shirts, same jeans and a flare. There's a flare if the bottom of those genes like the bell bottom Jean, what Mary I'm not about to. I'm not about to criticize his words. I'm not. I'm not criticizing. I'm just saying it's amazing to me, but I said he's got a gene that's he is found a look and he's sticking with its unbelievable forever. He's probably worth one hundred million dollars depending. But he's cut. I mean, like flared, but can we talk about what's changed about him? What's changed about him? He gets choked up like he just more gun. He got emotional. He says, because now that he has a young son, he gets emotional about things and he seems appalled by it. And it's interesting to see a different side of Simon thought, maybe a motion or watching that, well, it makes everyone emotional to see you cry is like a rare thing. I don't. I don't -magine. You cry often. I think three times in my life. Is that true or not, but. Something about that guy that night where it just it just hit me. Yeah. Well, it was sweet. I mean, I think everybody. I mean, everyone knows that you're really a sweet guy and you were just brutally honest. But so I think it was just kind of it was great to see that this guy we're talking about Michael, his story is like he's adopted all these kids and he's a nurse and he works with young kids. I mean, just when you think he denies he gets nice just hit me in that moment what it would mean to him to do what in the show? Yeah, and he's doing well, he's doing when he's still there. He's in the final tonight and he's gonna show? Yeah. Do you think do you think you know who the winner is and then this year on the sleet? I think this five people who could win it. Yeah, you have a lot of people. We've got some really good people go. This British go, Courtney, who is incredible. Nineteen years old. She's like possessed by Janice Joplin. Yes. Yeah. I mean, seriously, Michael, we've got this group because Zuccaro which is about one hundred kids who'll do some of those in there. I mean, it is thank gold. Yeah of, yeah. You just when you think that you can't like every year there's there are people that are just crazy talented where we stayed in each other's talent at the moment. You and I. Yes, we are. Yeah, I been dislike who gets there first you will make. We're. We're trying like trust me. I know there was someone that that we actually wanted and somehow didn't get to you. And I'm curious about just do a deal and we share them. We should. Let's do that. All right. All right. So you know, you haven't been here in five years on the way down in the car. I said to Lauren, I'm trying to remember the last time I came on the Ellen show, and I said, I think it was two years ago and then I found that it was five years ago. Yes, thanks for the invite your son, your son. I was not born yet. We gave him a little a car. Oh yeah. We gave him a toy Gotti. Which does he drive it new? Yes. He's a little bit too big for it, but I just can't believe how quickly time goes. Yeah, he is precious. I mean, that is an adorable kid yet. You know what? He's sweet. I remember teaching him how to share what he was one and a half because he had a bowl of milk. And I said, let me have some milk and he was like, once on what trust me sharing gets you more. And I told him please, and thank you and he's not like I was sometimes when I told Eric, what did he you've done? I'd be twenty times worse. I get it and that's how we communicate. But he's a sweet up. Yeah, and he's got good style to does. He dress himself. We have arguments about who's the most handsome, he can. I sit, it's made, but we live to go to the point now where I'm ordering pajamas. Now has to wear the same as me. That's a door. Yeah. I mean, he really has changed you, you know that right? One hundred percent and how it's changed me is that you look at life hopefully to his eyes. So whereas before I would watch the news or just something miserable, you kinda shy away from that because you want to see everything through his eyes. So you want to be happy. So I watched the Simpsons in the morning. I work funny movies like slobber in the evening and and a pump just him being here. It is giving me a different outlook and he's very good. When I watched the shows back, you know who he likes, he's could taste really so well. Yeah, that would be a great show for him to watch. Now, does he have any talent yet? Do you have you seen anything that will he worked mind me saying this, but he's done is terrible. I said to you all the worst downside in the world which encourage you to do these way downsizes in fact, last week and we had some friends around and him and his three friends poodles some performance as if they were doing ADT am. I said that's not going to get you the golden buzzer yet, but I, he was my size of the test than the other side of the desk. So maybe he'll do that then maybe he'll become like a producer or something. But yeah. Yeah. All right. 'cause we can't sign him. So. We, we both just agree. We both right where so I'm gonna trust you on that. But I wouldn't still like to see him dance just in case you may be wrong because you're very strict. Let's do actually. Yeah. We talk about dinner for a second. Yes, Kevin is mealtime a challenge for families through busy families. It's hard with busy schedules to get home and put a fresh nutritious meal on the table pointed out. Yup, it is true. We eat out a lot and it's honestly, it's not that great you, it's not don't know what any of the food and it's just not healthy. I would cook more if things came to me sort of ready to go. Yeah, Chris and I tried a couple, but there's like so many ingredients that it takes forever to do no easier than just trying gobble just heard about this Kevin, there's a solution. Actually, I have friends gone. Yeah, that's so cool get. 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When we started this show, we were maybe producers we produced a TV show and we had one person who was responsible for the quote unquote website, like, what are we going to do on our website? And our website was pretty much had to get tickets to the show. Now, sixteen years in there's this whole new world that was basically created while we've been television producers. And now we're like doing all this digital stuff because of this podcast we are now using ZipRecruiter. Yeah. Why are we using ZipRecruiter Kevin other tons of job sites that send you all the wrong resumes? Not ZipRecruiter. It's just not smart to go through a bunch of bad ones. So they do the smart way you go to ZipRecruiter dot com, slash Ellen to hire the right person. They don't depend on candidates vying you. They actually find them and send them right to you. 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Qtine Snack Dorkout w Alison Leiby - 618
"Welcome to the Dork Forest Jack Smiles. Whenever Boris Shameless confessions about our obsession with sponge laugh and smile. So let's explore the Dork Forest indoor and outdoor. Hi, it's Jackie kashian. And you took a listening to the Dork Forest the websites Jackie kashian, the Dork Forest, if you like a determiner, let's do the credits Patrick Brady is going to fix this audio and video film else works on Jackie kashian, and my krickeberg sang the song with his wife Sarah. He composed it and he will sing his version of the Mexican hat dance at the end of this show. Thank you so much for listening to the Dark Forest. Here's the Scoop. I'm doing stand-up online. A lot of Zoom shows will eventually go back on the road sign up for my email list. It's easy to get off. It's harder to get on than it is to get off. And no harm. No foul. If ever bored Jackie case you sign up for the email list. You'll find out about my weekly Zoom shows and stand up on the road. Eventually. 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But Allison y b is over there in the east coast. Welcome to the program Allison Levy. Thank you for having me. I'm so happy to be here right great anywhere anywhere just talking to another human face. Yeah always nice connection is, it's worth having a directly and I will say this is that I had your co-host of the the the horror Rueda horror movie podcast. Holly hiebert song called ruined and we had a lovely talk was probably two episodes go down and the best that's so great. I'm so glad you like I used to have a coast on the Dork Forest Back in Town. Mm 6 to like mm. Wow, eight. I think 2009 it's it's hard to imagine that period of time like 6 if you like so wage, it sounds so long ago. What is a long time ago fifteen years ago now for right now, it's just so long ago. Yeah. Wow, it's banana land but he was a good egg. And when he decided to leave there are some of our friends it was early days. It was the wild west of broadcasting and had broken up their friendships and I and we decided not to die that the Dork Forest didn't make enough money for us to break friendship Dover. Yeah. We're It was just a podcast. So it was fine. And yeah and as much as podcast and I love doing it and and I like doing it but he wanted to kind of do his own thing. And I was like, well, I'm just going to keep doing it back here in about people's work times. Yeah, by the way, it's Allison Lobby. Usually yes, Levy and Allison does 1 L. And you spelled l e i b y. So I will be in the notes folks follower check out the podcast. It sounds hilarious. I like the idea of ruining a hold of fun Slumber real slumber party Vibe kind of the two of us hanging out Halles scaring the crap out of me. I enjoy that a great deal. Yes, so I asked for a list of your dog tums. Yes, and I have to say the thing that popped out was otters. Oh man how long you can talk about otters, but I don't know anything about otters. They're not peers. That's what I am. They're not beavers I so for my phone number. Day this year which happened it was in the winter. So like we were all deep in the pandemic sure knew that everything was virtual at this point a group of my friends got together and one of the Aquaria the Shedd Aquarium was doing these virtual otter meet and greets. And so we like we all were on zoom and like met we met an honor that sounds epic if I want that to happen forever now is so much fun. It was like mostly children's birthday part like cuz like, you know, there were like twenty people zooming in or whatever. It was mostly you know, a kid having a birthday party and then I was like, it's also a birthday. I'm thirty seven and I just think that they're great. Yeah. Yeah. It was actually learned a lot. They are. I just love watching them. I feel like they're so there's a human but then also so not like a like how they hold hands and like I was good looks like please elaborate on the humidity of otters. They hold hands in the when they're sleeping and they're floating so that they do Float away from each other, which is very sweet. Are they freshwater? I think there are both I think there's river otters and then sea otters and sea otters are like the bigger furry ones City Mouse country mouse. Yes, they really are. I learned a piece of information on my my daughter's room, which was that a square inch of an otters fur. Yeah, like a square inch of an otter on its body. It has the same amount of fur as an entire German Shepherd named. Oh my gosh, super deaths. I know so that's how they stay warm in the cold water cuz they're like a cold water Critter there cold water Critter. We we believe them to be both kinds of of salt and fresh Waters Edge and the where did you go? The shed shed S H I think and I think maybe a cargo. Okay. Yeah, I think that's the Chicago aquarium, but I could be wrong and that would be a terrible. I'm like I had no idea where this honor was. It's like someone's house. It was only fans. So the crazy thing is is Jake. Can I could just Google Shedd Aquarium and it will tell me and I am see if they still have that because I think they do. Yeah, my birthday's in July. We don't know we're still be doing this damage no idea. So I have penguin 1/2. They got a couple of different animals there you can you can visit for an animal's. Yeah, so we picked otters cuz I was like, they're just so cute. They look so silly. They do look silly them there but I keep picturing a beaver. What do otters do the world. I mean beavers sadly died made us all much warmer. I don't think he was wearing otter pelts worthy. I don't think so. I don't I don't think that their fur is like desirable for like people to where I mean, I don't human monsters to I don't I don't I also don't think that any animal people should be wearing I don't think like I don't think that it's like soft. Okay, look at it strikes me having not been able to actually pet the Otters because this is all digital dog. It feels like it would be very oily for some reason. Okay, you know, that's the vibe. I get from otters like that. They're all they're struggling with a combination like dry and oily skin took another reason. I think I connect Gina you guys thought about getting yourself a promotion. Well, the thing that cracks me up is that I think we've we've exhausted honors God. Yeah, I think we talked a lot. I mean there's not a lot to say about them know somebody somebody has follow daughters. Like, you know, there's been some honours talking in someone else's life you yes or a casual on Thursday over. Yeah. I just think they're neat. You're not real Marge Simpson quote. They're neat. I gotta it's okay. So I'm going to go to. One last just because I do think that you'll be able to expound on this for at least seven years, but let's try is no shortage of of time. I could spend talking about that topic right? We'll get they're going to snatch. Plates I did an entire episode once about charcuterie what you're talking about. I'm more like I'm a snack meal person. So like I just like at home which like has been such a wonderful not wonderful. Nothing about the pandemic has been wonderful but make lemon Italian all my meals at home. So I get to pick what I'm eating right a lot more easily and I like to have just like a plate where I'm like, I want some chips and I also want some carrots and celery but I also want some cheese and I want like some leftover chicken like I would like to just like I like having a little bit of everything. You've got your best way to me. It's sort of like yes, I received Buffet a personal I would like a tiny bit. I'm going to try the Cabbage to Thursday. It's yes, sometimes it's stand-up comedy you work in a casino. That'll have a free yes free buffet and that's great on a Tuesday my Saturday you've actually witness wage. Happening. Yeah, and the prime rib is turned into stroganoff and you're like I'm kind of done. Yeah, like it's the same food reconstituted as as long as we can legally provide make sure this is a left over situation. But the good thing is is you do get to try a little bit of everything. So I do like eating that way I'm someone who just really wants a little taste of it. Like when I eat at a like if a group of people is ever able to all go to dinner together again, which I have my fingers crossed that that's a reality for at least twenty twenty four. Am I'm like, okay. Well that's all order different things so we can all share everything and people don't know I just like order my dish and I'm like, I'm like sharing. Yeah, which is fair. Yeah. That's why I go in being like I would like to have a snack meal here. So everyone else. Let me ask meal. Let me take a deep dive cuz this is the interview style of the door. Correct, which is what what kind of chips what are your what are your three favorite kinds of chips? I gotta say there are no there are few things as enjoyable job. On Earth as a fresh bag of Ruffles right potato chip Ruffles the potato chip. It's a classic they don't you know, they right it's hard to beat like happening a fresh bag of those and having like, you know, you know, the bottom is all shards. But yeah, like top ones are still like perfect round, right so salt they're so salty. I love a very salty chip. Oh you're in Georgia you ever get to start yet occur you ever get like a salt and vinegar. I can't eat a ton of them. Which again is great for a snack life because you're only having a little bit of freedom. I live a snack life and I like girls like life snack life is is a valid. It's valid existence. So here's my next question. What's a cheese you like? What kind of cheese is do you enjoy? You know, if I'm doing a full on a fancy like I'm going to you know, mimicked a charcuterie meat and cheese situation now like explore the world's of like a to Leggio a comp day. Wow, maybe get like a funk. Yep. Blue in there may be some like soft, you know some soft cheeses if I'm just putting together like a little standard lunch snack plate for me and also potato chips have come into the mix. I like just a real basic grocery store Cheddar's, cheddar but the issue is sharp the two cheeses you mentioned earlier with the hell. Are those cheeses where Johnson I've never heard of such a yes there until gios Italian, I believe it's French. Okay a sharp. Are they a mild soft or hard? So Talisha was kind of soft. It's it's between it's not soft Life free, right but it is softer than like a cheddar or Greer. Okay. And yeah, so it's kind of like no where near as hard as a Parmesan. No not even close. There we go. So it's kind of like but it's not like, you know, you're going to end up just kind of like spreading it. It's not a spread. It's a slice interesting. It's an in-betweener from me, which I find it to be in because I like I like hard cheese like I like something that I could cut off. Do I can bite into? Yeah, I'm Pro Shop spreadable cheese. Yeah, me too. It's hard to beat a sharp cheddar. It's the it's the Ruffles of cheese. Right? Right Swiss. I like a Swiss. Do you like Swiss have like a Swiss? It's just it's nice. You know, I like a breed too though. Occasionally. It's not issue occasional cheese for bait. I feel like Brie. I only want if I'm having it with like with the specific kind of a couch ramal like where I'm like certain kinds of crackers like so I just have like this is a scam or something. This is like something is planned out several thousand parts of a meal. Yeah. There's going to be a cheese plate. Yeah, exactly. Right. I want there to be like a little bit of Honey or some kind of like most our door jam or you know, I want to be able to like kind of assemblage real flavor explosion for Bri. You know, what unfortunate the think I'm about to say, which is that the episode I did about your Coterie. I can't remember who I did it with all I remember, is that correct? Recommended an Instagram about charcuterie that I now currently follow so I don't know that I'm following her the great person who talked to me about your cutery, but the one that we both like is off too proud to Meg m e g g proud to believe her name is Meg. I don't know a lot about it. I've always liked Janet. I've only seen her hands so because she just time lapse to us craziness. So yeah. Okay. So we got we got Jesus. Where do you stand on a baby carrot bag of or regular sized carrot? You know, I like both. Okay, I think like I I think at the end of the day what I prefer regular sized carrot that I've peeled and cut up like yeah, I think they have more flavor. Yeah, but I'm also off lazy person and I want to open up a bag and just start eating right and somebody I don't know who gave me a bag of baby carrots, but I'm like, well I'm in now. And I don't eat that many carrots. So I go in I find all almost everything. I eat I go in waves like I do a month of like I'm having yogurt for breakfast. It's yogurt and granola with coffee every day. That's what I'm eating. And then like one day I'll wake up and be like if I have to see a thing of yoghurt right now, I'm going to punch a wall. Like I need I need to move on to cereal and I think that carrots for me kind of like come in and out of my life tough. I learned how to make yogurt here in quarantine quickly followed by be learning that I don't eat a lot of yogurt. So when you make yogurt does it is it like is it a huge quantity name? Is it only worth doing if you're going to make a lot know cuz you could make what I would make, you know, I not the individual size ones but like sort of the quart sized ones that you get at the store. I usually end up making and they edit last four weeks. Oh, yeah. I mean yogurt stays good. It's not it's like it shouldn't right and it isn't as thick as store-bought. I probably a wait. I mean, I know my grandmother used to be very proud of how thick her yogurt was. Sure. I can find you gotta find your self-esteem where you can and often but but it wasn't hard. It was fiddling to begin with and then it then you're like, oh I get it. Okay. I've never I thought that in the pandemic that maybe I would be someone who starts making some things from scratch that normally I like, you know, I think about homicide I'm like hummus is actually quite easy to make and I don't understand I I it would be nice to have like fresh good hummus, but like I can control a little bit and then I just never did it. Then you just brought Lamas again. Then I I live down the street from like one of the best Middle Eastern places in my opinion in Brooklyn. And so I'm like, why would I am right? Why fight that like they're going to do it better every single time right? I have that feeling about a lot of Armenian food, which is available here in Los Angeles anytime you might want to dead. So the thing is like if I if I'm craving that food, I want the best version of it and it's never going to be me that that made it as good as I get it making things. I'm never going to be as good as a rest took that literally makes money selling that thing. So now that we've talked a little bit about well, I don't know I cuz wait a minute what about all apps every ever you ever put it on down there a pull a poem Rising thing about me as I don't love olives. I know I know it's like am I going to get canceled? Yes. I'm ready. I'll take it. I'll stand behind this. I'll apologize later, but I don't polarize I feel polarized I I get it but I I feel like people really especially people who are snacky and like like eating a lot of foods. I like, you know, love olives and and I like I like the flavor of olives and I just struggle a bit with the texture and let me tell you something. How about pickles? I love pickles you love a pen a pickle say apps a bright green half sour cream. Call a bright green half-sour pickle is just super garlicky. Oh really? Crunchy. Oh see I can't. Yeah, I don't like a soft pickle. Yeah, some people like a bread and butter sauce or a sweet pickle. That is for me. Yes, we're back. We've yes Rangers. We we were full circle. We finally I do love I do love pickles. I almost always have them in my fridge and like what about other things that are pickled? So a few years ago actually many years ago. I was recapping Top Chef. I was part of the television recap or cottage industry wage. Yeah, that was a hell of an industry for a she really was just like you could just make money watching T and your grades I am on board. Yeah. I wish to read the hell out of them too. So all of them wage a show I watched I was like there better be a recap I can read and I'm like what was my life? Cuz I don't know why but the writing was delightful. It was it was nice really annoyed. Yeah. You got your personality and job. A bit but also there are some structure you don't have to like become a writer who has to have like thoughts and opinions you get to be like this is what happened in the elimination challenge. And also I'm eating snacks like I you know, I'm more another jumpsuit. Why does she get to look so great, you know all those things. Yeah and one of the contestants who was then on if you were a Top Chef person, which I am. Yep, Melissa King Kong as a she just won Top Chef All-Stars, but when she was on her first season, I was recapping it and you know, we followed each other on Twitter and she was like, Hey, I hope this isn't weird. I'd love to like send you just a little like snack box and I was like, well, you're already speaking my language right? I'm like I was like this is cuz she was I think a personal chef or private chef at the time and she was like, I just have some like things that I like. She made her own granola. She made it, you know a nice jar of like Spicy Pumpkin Soup. She gave me some spiced nuts and she gave me a small jar of these super spicy pickled garden vegetable juice. It was like little carrots little onions maybe radish just like other just like yeah, it was super crunchy and there was like there was a spice but there's like a hint of they were some of the best pickled anything I've ever had. It sounds amazing. I you know, that was maybe my first encounter or like first time really liking Pickled things that weren't traditional pickles there is something in the implication is that it's Armenian and maybe it is I don't even speak Armenian. I can do church and food which is why I've never seen that this food makes me slightly suspicious but also unmoved because here's the thing there is a chicken fast food chicken restaurant in Los Angeles called Zankou Chicken Shack familiar and they have a a beautiful garlic butter side. That is a delight. But whatever you order anything whether it's a chicken sandwich or just do whatever you worry. Yeah, you get a side of pickled turnips and pepperoncinis and pickled turnips yours thing about pickled turnips. I want to I want to strip down I'm done and they've given me 30 because turnips are free. And so I end up throwing a boy and they're like, well, you could keep them in a jar and I was like, no the next time I go home. Go chicken, which will be sooner than me hunting around looking for a pickled turnip. Truly. I think in general like things like pickled vegetables and stuff. Like I'm like, I only really again, I I'm a snack but I think like some things you only want in a small quantity. I want a couple bites to like get that like crisp like, you know, it's nice to balance out like a greasy meal or like chicken or like dead but I want just like a bite or two. I don't need it's not a side dish. Right? Right. This isn't I know it's a vegetable but it isn't my vegetable. Yeah, and I feel that I really feel that. Yeah, and I think that there's a better way to pickle turnips probably has and because I think you're right about pickled vegetables is that it's a skill and and I've had really good ones and I've also had super mediocre ones that took jars that people were proud of and were willing to charge me $7 for and that's a lot down and yeah a bit of a drag so, okay. So what else sit down? Chicken. Yeah, I have to I have to admit do you do you cook your own chicken or do you end up buying a little rotisserie? I mean, I love a grocery store rotisserie chicken. May I just think like they're easy they feed you for several day. I'm a single person there like 6 or so. Yeah. It's like $7 for a whole chicken that is seasoned and cooked better than like, I'd say a few times a year. I'll roast a chicken. Okay, you're like, you know, like roast a full chicken and be like, all right. Now I'll just kind of like pick up this like a raccoon for a week, which is how Elite yes. I mean I cook like I mean I cook a lot of like I'll have like, I'll make steak all like, you know, maybe other bunch of I'll make a bunch of like chicken breasts or thighs or something like that. So I'll have that around. I also I am a chicken tender Aficionado. I'll have a chicken tender. I love a chicken finger. I think that like they are absolutely a great food weight even from McDonald's. So not I don't do fast food chicken or meat and you're smart to not do it cuz I mean not because it doesn't taste good. But like I I just you know, there are certain age has their arbitrary lines that they're like, I'm not going to eat this that I'm a certain age and I'm tracking my health in a certain way. And this is the thing I won't even though like I will eat an entire Pizza by myself like but that little wine by a person. Yep, exactly sort of a fast food pizza and yeah, but I love but I love and I keep and like chicken nuggets chicken. Like I just I love fried chicken. I just everything in that world. It's delicious wage. Like I keep frozen these very fancy. Like they're like all hormone-free white meat in like organic bread crumbs, like what I like chicken nuggets that are for I guess rich kids and Ireland and my I keep them in my freezer and adult you get to what get to what's the brand name on that. They are Earth's birth. Okay. Well, they're not screwing around now. They are they are they come in a blue bag or box and they are I will take out like four or five of them. There's a low-calorie cuz their four children so like yeah, they're meant to be healthier. Right and I will coat them in Old Bay because I am from Maryland and I put Old Bay on a what is Old Bay Old Bay is the best sees it is the seasoning that most people associate with crabs and shellfish. Okay. It's like very spicy sauce. Salty. Yeah. It's a seasoning mix. It comes in like a little yellow and blue and red. I've seen it in at least you've seen it in a grocery store in the seafood section A just kind of like in Maryland like you could buy it at 7-Eleven. Okay. It's just it's just everywhere in and it's to me the best rate of salt people are like I'm just going to put some Old Bay. I'll just sprinkle some older. I put it all off. Popcorn I put it on eggs. I put it on everything but I put it on these chicken nuggets and like all heat those up and also have like three or four little chicken nuggets on my snack plate with like the chips and the pickle and the cheese of the carrots off just a little low protein little treat. You gotta you gotta treat it up here is we're now let's backpedal. I always I'm always curious about this you're ordering you're in a restaurant think back to 2019. You're in a restaurant. You're having a personal pan pizza. What do you get on it? Oh man now it's just a personal size a personal Pizza. I guess it depends on what the restaurant is off. Like if it's a like nice Italian place that really has that like knows what they're doing. I would be more adventurous. Oh and he like that to find maybe do like, you know, if there's like a shootout in arugula kind of Scituate like I would do that certain restaurant or just tell you about standard pizza place. I am a No-Frills like I like a plain cheese pizza a lot of the time Just like that's New York. Yeah, that's the New York four strokes. You're just like I don't know what is happening over here. But that cheese pizza just came out of the oven. I just want to refresh me see slice. Yeah, that's what I like. But I also I'm a big peppers and onions person bell pepper onion. Yeah Green. Yeah green bell pepper fresh, you know some onion, right and at certain places all go pepperoni, which most places I want. I don't like a big thin pepperoni like the large that are like silver dollar sized. I like I like a little ones that get crispy. Right? Right and they also are tiny receptacles of Grease oil. Yes. Yes a little grease cups. Yeah. I Carl has calls them Savory gushers, which I think is a great combination same thing as with this inadvertently designed my Christmas card because he took an amazing picture of palm trees that were on fire here in Los Angeles. And so I printed that picture dead. Give photo credit then wrote. Happy holidays over it. So perfect curl. Half's what here's here's my thing about pizza. I will eat of course. The thing with pizza is that you will eat whatever Pizza there is because it is in front of me. I will eat it. Yes, and and so if someone else has ordered pizza and it's weird or it has something out of that. I don't like I'm like, well, I guess I'll figure that out around. Yeah the eating at this pizza. Yes, but wet alone in a personal pan pizza. The only things that I will order on a pizza our mushroom black olive and onion home. I like mushrooms, too. Yeah, and it's a good but now I'm I'm in a relationship and the person that I am in a relationship with enjoys meat balls or some sort of other meat on a pizza and me. A pizza makes a pizza a little too greasy for me sometimes a lot for me too, but I've gotten used to it cuz he's willing to do mushrooms and black olives and onions as well. All right, so some compromise their wage Pizza pieces often about compromise earliest I have to write that down pizza pizza is often about compromise like even like I already said I don't like olives. Yeah, but like if there was pizza add olives, I would either just eat it or like would happily will just pick off the olives and eat it and have no problem or is there other Foods where if I don't like something I guess like they come off easily right like pizza topping inherently as easy to remove. Right? Right. I actually there was a bad there was a bad couple of years where there were too many green bell peppers in my life. So sometimes I'm overwhelmed by green bell peppers and other times I just eat them and go. Oh, yeah, remember those years. Yeah. And so they gotta you know again, it's all Ebbs and flows with food. Yeah. I'm not going to fight that fight some days. So that's not the hell. I'm dying on Thursday. So okay, so What about cracker? She ever do a cracker instead of a chip? I love crackers actually if I've got some cheese right cracker. I like cheese cracker grape. That's like a go to for me or apple. That is nice. That is like that that's a nice and I love Triscuits. I love everything that Triscuit is doing I also you know, they've got that they like Triscuit. I feel like fifteen years ago was like What if we made a thousand flavors? Yeah, none of them made sense and everybody was like, yeah, we're going to buy those like I'm going to put like there was one I tried and I don't even use like a salty-sweet mix. Like I just said I like, you know a grape with my cheese or an apple but like I don't love over like they had one flavor and it was like fig and olive oil and I was like, how would this be good just no way. It's going to be good and I had it with a little bit of like a Tangy cheese and I was like, well, this is maybe one of the best things I've ever like. I was like you guys you got me Triscuit you'll win right wrist could win here. I'm sort of at that with Oreo. Yes Oreos are doing some weird not enough. Like I'm not a huge cookie person. So I am here's what I want them to have all year long that I couldn't even find him at all. This year was the peppermint bark peppermint. Bark Oreos. Yeah. I love a mint chocolate, Yeah. I think that there are a few things. This is something highly and I have disagreed on many times. She does not like she I think that meant is a great like, I love a mint Milano cookie like sounds delightful. It's great. Yeah, let's just refreshing and Andes mint. That's a that's a tiny little candy bar. That's a tiny little kitty bar. That is quite obviously made out of that weird plastic chocolate. Yeah and easement and those donuts. I have to be in a certain mood to have such a cuz it's plastic eat chocolate there a specific tape like craving. We're it's like but like sometimes I'm like wow. I had one of those right now. Yeah, right, like well hit a gas tank often. But yes, you'll hit a gas station or like is today that day. Yeah most days. It has not what's up guys. It's a glorious dead. It's just going to hit you when you're like, this is it and I have to follow my truth, which is meeting. Let's make chocolate right a plastic nut. Sometimes when I'm on the road and he will get the big ones from engines. I'm sure and I was like, there's like six full size Donuts there and he's also very thin and he likes to run theirs all things. What what I am saying is I've won the lottery as far as healthy and handsome. He is and doesn't accelerate or do any of that so but it's but at least I don't bring a box of. Yes. That's where that's where I I feel like I've grown as a person. Yeah. There you go. Yeah, I feel when I was younger and my we were a snack food Pham. Like our house was the house that had the Chips Ahoy the Ruffles. Okay, I'll you know, we my parents like snack food too and and they're like, you know relatively like everything we eat salads, vegetables with every right dinner like we were healthy ish, but like definitely also still like I mean to this day if I showed up at my parents house and there was not a bag of Hershey Kisses in the fridge. I I'd be like something happened to Mom don't know where she got what have you done was to rectify this? Yeah. And when I was younger, I would be like unable to control myself around like especially the sweet stuff like cook like I could eat a sleeve of Chips Ahoy and like not think about it. Right as I've gotten older. I've been like, well, I want to buy cookies or candy in my house, but I get anxious. I'm like am I just going to eat it all and I've like learn that like, oh actually like don't like eating squash right. Actually eating all of the things that makes you appreciate the one that you ate. So exactly. Yeah. I don't find myself. I mean there are certain things where I'm like, this is a dangerous slope for me in this home. And chips or you know, certainly more in that category it but you know, I can keep candy around and it's not a crisis level event. Right? Well and I also have tricked myself into thinking that all the candy and kokage the house are and he's and that's nice when I was going to try sign ownership. Yes, and when I was a child, you couldn't eat other people's food like cuz there'd be treats that other people would buy kind of I'm the youngest of six months or so and so there had to be there had to be a there to be a line there. So if I if I just go well those that isn't mine. It's a you don't get that great exercise, right? Because my problem is not and I and I do genuinely think I have a food issue but it's it's just to know what surprised but the but I think it's not what I'm eating. It's literally how much I'm eating. It's just quantity rather than quality and it's I I use it as a tool to you know, sort of keep the voices at Birth. Sometimes and loot Lee and here's something that he does that I don't do though. I have to find a couple of things that I do it turns out that that I do better life interesting. That's what a relationship is. I'm finding the things that you do better than your partner. Let's split this and is that he eats standing up do you eat standing up cuz of her neck plate thing might encourage it I do graze in my kitchen because my kitchen is like full of snacks, right? I can kind of stand in the kitchen and just just and go or like no home and now assembled half the plate and I'm waiting for the chicken nuggets to continue heating up at the oven. I'll start you know, I'm like I can have a celery I can have a little piece of cheese like, you know, I I could I forget like in life. I used to eat standing up so much more than I do now. Oh, there you go. Yeah, like now I'm like I could be sitting there's no reason not to be sitting I've been sitting down. Day, I'm going to sit all night, right? I guess I my house I stood I have lost children a year. Yes. Exactly. And oh my God and God, I just took I just took some paperwork in mid-april cuz oh wow, so I got the first shot sighting. That's great. That's great. Yeah, so I'm like excited for you know this next phase. Well, I'm off is so weird cuz I was so annoyed solenoid so chomping at the bit chomping at the bit. And now that I've gotten the first I'm like no I'm used to being going nowhere and staying in my house and and off early, you know, just not standing anywhere near anyone and just leaving a tip underneath the coaster outside my door when people deliver things and and now I have to rejoin, you know, Society. Yes and not just unzoom so it's going to be an interesting few months as everybody kind of like recalibrates. Yeah. We gotta recalibrate wage. Speaking. So where you're inside the whole year inside and one of your dark tones was the house plans. House plans I'd have to have you ever had a house plants before the pandemic. Yeah, but the pandemic as I said, I am a single person who lives alone so them are all of the engagement that I had for the year. It's just I had I even like I felt like I knew when I lost it early in the pandemic which was when my on my Instagram stories come down to water all my plants all the time and started doing videos of like them watering them and being like girl, you're so drunk just acted like we were like going out and like, you know, and then I was like, I guess this is with me, you know, losing my mind but also like needing the outlet of like writing some jokes and like make performing it's cool and just coping getting through the day but I now have thought many cuz I I just moved to a new apartment but my previous apartment which was five blocks away was above a plant store. And so wow coming home. I would come home from work and I'd be like Want to see if they got anything just a little just a little buddy. I'll just get a little thing to bring and like also and I blinked I was like, why do I have 14 houseplants? Like so many they outnumber me in a way where they could eat off be a mutiny and it would be over like I would be gone right or any of the Venus flytraps know I won't I won't play with the ones that eat living thing. Yeah. Yeah. Well that I that's good and poorly wage talk about it talk about ruined talk about a horror film that's going to end badly. You're going to want vegan plants. Yeah the way I should probably tell people that who I'm talking to cuz we're we're off 35 minutes. So so Lobby is Comic and has a podcast called ruined and it is about ruining horror movies for her birthday. Sally Kiefer loves them and has gotten to watch them. So you get both sides of watching a horrible. Yes, if you're a scaredy-cat like me like great job. Never have to see that movie and you get to know what happens in it, which is like all I've ever wanted as somebody who doesn't like horror is to be like but just like tell me what the twisty edit that's it and I want to know so if you if you're like that and if you love horror movies has Halle is an amazing, you know re Canter of you have all of the Gory, you know, twists and details and she's very funny. So we have a great time. Do you ever get people listening? And then go I have you seen this one or that one to her so she can oh, yeah. Yeah people definitely right in and they're like do this one. I won't see it. Please like people like recommend also like obviously there's so many quarters of the horror genre but like there's always people who are like I read the description of this and it's so messed up I could never watch it. Could you please watch it and tell me what happens? Yes. Yeah. It's doing the public service. Really you really are you really are. So what so are you doing a fern with the plants? What are you doing? So, you know, I had a fern and it was so beautiful. It was very delicate and they wage. Choir, you know, I'm still like kind of learning like which ones I can handle. It's like I had a I bought a cactus this like huge Cactus. I like had a bit that I used to do about it about it took a stand up when that existed. Yep, right bought this like I got you know in the in the joke. I like it's a $300 Cactus. But of course, I was given a gift card to a fancy Cactus store. And that's the only reason I could afford or decided to spend that kind of money cuz it wasn't my money and it died like three weeks after I got it and then like it's a cactus to like even just getting it out of the pot was like a nightmare cuz it's so sharp a scary and and you want to kill pot. Yeah, the pot was also part of the $300 experience so you're not going to lose it. So now I have a big like Peace Lily and and it feels like the antithesis of that entire experience. So I've got a big peace lily. They don't need a lot of sun so you can put it anywhere in your apartment. That's great. I like I like a pothos cuz they get all their the ones that are they're very hard to kill off. Okay, and they they're just I guess if I had to describe them, I would be like they're kind of plane like they're the they're the model for just plants lower-case P. Like that's you know, if you're like watching a plan you're like this it would be like on like a flash card if it was a vocabulary word would be a pothos like they're just leafy green plants that are pretty hard to kill and they they're Vines grow really long so you can kind of oh, okay that you know, you've definitely the most people don't know they have one in their house. They're seeing right? Isn't that yes. Yes. That's it. I've totally seen that. Yeah, either eggs are the easy-care Yep. They're like for people who can't take care of anything. It's like get a path. Oh so you can put it wherever it doesn't need a ton of anything and hilariously. I typed in the words of Apophis and it's actually Pothos places right? It's actually a pothos is the name of the elf is the the album It's the name of the name of the plant. So you've got you've got a couple of those or one of those or got a I got a couple of those I've got I have a snake plant. I have to snake plants. Actually. They are also would be very familiar to you or anyone listening if you're like what the what the hell is that? Like they're just kind of the tall leave. It's just kind of like Spike my friend described it when I bought one is like she was like, it looks like the hair of someone like a cartoon on Nickelodeon like, yep. Yep and their conversational plants because they kind of look like but they look like at all like a like a look like a bunch of snakes standing around. Yeah. They also are pretty hard to kill ice and can be and what you know, you don't need water them much right? And then I've got a pet. I I've got a pencil Cactus, okay. They're just it looks it looks like a lot of green pencils all glued together. They'll put in with their many. Yeah. Okay, many many many sticks. Okay, and it's another great plant that like as long as you got some sunlight you can forget to water it for. Yep. For weeks at a time and it'll just YouTube you guys because you're getting me holding the phone up and perfect. I won't set a bonsai tree. Have you ever thought of you ever done any reading cuz I haven't ever had one. I feel like I wanted one when I was young cuz I remember there was a bonsai kiosk in arm off like I want one of those and my mom would be like what your ten you can't I'm not buying you a plant. Like I think I was Thirty and I killed it in a week and yeah, they see him delegate Jewell. Yeah. Yes. I'm very and but very pretty it was it was gorgeous and sadly kind of like I feel like when I see them and maybe this is because I only associate them with the kiosk in the mall selling a very specific job. Laughter style but like it almost felt like they had a whole scene to them. Like well the pot like it looks like like that one side umbrella kind of situation where the world shirt where the truck is on one side and then they've they've they've curved it to make it look like sort of a shade or an audit. Yes, and I guess I don't know what kind of tree it was. All I know is the guy who made it home and he gifted it to me. I killed it immediately and I felt really bad about it. He was like, that's all right. I do I make a lot of them and I was like, okay right off. And so what is there one that you would get that if you Like do you end up reading about houseplants? Do you end up or yeah, I like I follow a couple of different. I mean maybe like five or more plants Instagram accounts. Some of them being just like a look at these pretty plants and some of them being like nurseries and Gardens that you can shop at but there's one in Chelsea here in New York in particular Chelsea Garden Center has showed up to them a great Instagram account cuz they do these I want like a tree like I want a big like avoid it indoor tree. I don't have the like set up or space for that but she looks okay. Like it looks like a fleet tall enough, but I feel like it would need to be near a window and my like Window and Door situation is like already full of plastic off, but they do these reveals like they they they figured out the drama of an Instagram video and they a lot of the plants come like wrapped in brown paper bag. A brown paper bag kind of like yeah that kind of paper and they come like wrapped up in that because like when you're transporting them you obviously need to protect them and they do these reveals where like they'll pull it off and like off all of the you know, a lot of the plants are wider than they are when they're wrapped up. So then they like explicit like, oh there's certain ways the unboxing. Yes, exactly. They're really fun to watch and I just woke up like watching hours of so sometimes I'm like, wow, you need to just go outside. These are there like you could go to the park and to see some of these there are trees and that's so funny. But that yeah, there's whenever I get into stuff. I'm just like why should I should get a book I should watch an Instagram. I would you go to the Garden Center. Do you end up just kind of browsing and then oh, yeah. Do you have a relationship with your plant people? So I do at the plant store five blocks away five blocks away slash below my old building and Thursday. Are you know so I you know, I'd be like well, I you know, I'm north-facing and I'm on the third floor. So I get this much light and you know, this is how much room I have and they're like, oh you want this one and they're very good at like pigs like what goes and what pot which I really I like that kind of artistic Adventure. Okay, cuz of how it will grow and then how once it's tall in that pot. Yes, cuz like some of them when you buy them or you know, or one thing, you know, they're like, oh well, it's like a young and like as they like a pothos for example, you know, you could buy it and it's just like I'm some leaves and like I have one that I've got like four years that like is now vines that reached the floor, right? So I had to like get a pot that like allowed for that kind of gross. So you've repotted it. Yeah, I do them reporting. I have a pretty good vacuum now, but now I have a terrorist. Oh I could do it outside if I want but it's nice can't hear you garbage truck go by my house my apartment my my garage wherever I am. Good for me. I did not hear that. Right? Well, it's it's loud. So I've been getting some comments about how that audio has changed a little bit around the and so I'm a little a little wear and then my my old apartment I lived across from an Islamic Center and then a mosque and which was like five times a day off five times a day and it would like and I actually found it kind of soothing. Well, you know, I think it's like it doesn't line up with a specific time of day. So it's not like you're like, oh it's noon like you're like, oh absolutely suck. It's a page search Bells. Yeah, exactly. So it's like not they're like, they're like, we're not doing this to measure time for you, which I'm like rude but happened. I found it. I found it very soothing every time I would like I stopped home like I lived there for years and like I stopped cheering at a certain point but like when we were recording our podcast from home when I was still living there a few months ago like we'd be like, all right, we have to hold for prayer right? Click. Wait well, Here's a nice thing though. Is that what how great would it be if it just reminded you to sort of get in the moment? Yes, how beautiful I have been I feel like it did like it takes you out of like TJ a little bit, but you know, it's yeah. Yeah, I I miss I like I was like, oh it's so weird living in my building now is just much I lived on a very busy street in a very old building. So it was just a loud place to live and now I'm in a newer building off the street a little bit and I feel like oh this is what it's like to not have to live in the den of the city, which is like part of why I live here, but I'm also like it's nice to just sleep through the night. I'm just kidding. I haven't done that in years. I'm so sorry to hear that. I will say I live in in Van Nuys in Los Angeles in the valley and there is a constant. I'm essentially in between two hospitals a police department and two airports. So allow me to bring for audio. It's the helicopter. It's a it's a golden age of being ahead. After a pilot is what I'm saying. It'd be nice and good for them. So so you want a tree but here's the thing about an indoor tree. Will it stop growing when it hits the ceiling? Will it work or school? I think it depends. I feel like they know how much space they have. You know, I feel like they must they must yeah. Well, they stop throwing. Yeah. Yeah, when they run out of sort of nutrients or space. Yeah like space or if they're not getting enough light, you know, like a jungle you could get like a like I want that. That's what that's what my end goal for this apart. I like joked early in the early in the pandemic where I was like my apartment is like full of plants and I eat all my meals here. Like I think I just live at the Rainforest Cafe. It's got to be good for circulation of air. I think I tell myself that every time I drop like fifty dollars at a plant store. I'm like, this is an air purifier off. Purchase, I have an air-purifying purchase that Laurie kilmartin suggested I do and my electric bill has been crazy the last three months. Yeah, cuz I have three of them and they've been going down. And so two days ago, I turned them all off because I got the bill and make sense and then done that with a space heater before and I've been coughing for a month or so in other words. It's I think they work. Yeah. It's upsetting to learn that they work. Yeah, you're like, oh this wasn't just like this was just some psychological thing that I write to him as a real backed off a real event. Now here's this is not going to be fair to you Alison Livvie because we only have about 10 more minutes. It's okay, but I never liked that show. I I respect like I I respect anyone's taste and not liking anything me too. And and I think like them. Like like like wait, I think that spending fifty minutes talking about these other things was kind of fascinating and I love it. Yes, and so Allison Allison Libby tell me about the television show Seinfeld. I mean it just I understand why some people don't like it I get that what I think they're what what is there to like what I mean? It's very it's it's well written. I think it's very well written and I think except for Jerry Seinfeld the performances are incredible. That's true too likewise Alexander and am Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Michael Richards for all of his many other, you know problems. Well, they start branding yeah are great comedic actors like no question and they're given a lot of like fun to have right and I think that like they're great and Jerry Seinfeld got better. Yes, and like I think like to me his bad acting is funny. Okay, he's so bad at it. Like I just like when someone is really good at some things and bad at other stuff off. It's refreshing to remember like people aren't just you know, I feel like now especially like in entertainment. Everyone has to be like writer actor off stand-up editor like yeah editor, you know host like all these things and it's like back then it was just like very clear that that was not the case. Yeah. It's like yeah, I don't know like I'm a great stand-up and a great writer, you know, if that's something you believe I don't hear you. But like he's clearly very good at both of those things and then just a terrible actor and it was like well can't win them all. Yeah, what else Seinfeld and off and heat but the show itself is it's this thing. I think I was talking to Haley about it is that there's was sitcoms themselves that there is this communication problem. That most things could be resolved in horror films and in sitcoms if someone would have a conversation right just one quick phone call or one like oh wait, that's not what I meant. Oh, okay. Never mind that we're done on minute three. There's no episode. That's just like, oh I didn't say I wanted a salad. I wanted a sandwich. Oh, okay. I'll just change your order. Like that's it. That's the whole plot like God. Yeah, I do agree with that and it does feel you know, I think like so much modern comedy is like trying to be more grounded in realism and like Seinfeld. I mean, it's Neil Simon play. It's a it's a play. It's a performance. Yeah. It's like it's a they're a comedy of errors. Right? It's it's it feels contrived because it is contrived and it it is contrived purpose. Yes, and it goes to its furthest lengths like I wrote a spec script for Seinfeld when I thought I wanted to do that and Ed. The spec script was literally. George was on a bus and he thought the bus driver didn't like him and the bus driver had a very large belt buckle. So he George thought that he would bond with this guy off my also wearing a large bill. So he buys an absurdly large belt buckle and where's it on my spectrum? And so and the guy thinks it's George's making fun of him by having the large belt buckle and it's perfect and then George also has to wear the belt buckle so that we could all see it and laugh and Seinfeld and Julia Louis-Dreyfus get live laugh at it. Anyway. Yes, it's so much but that's like like I'm like, yeah that could easily be an episode of that show. Like that's all yeah what I feel like oh, what are your faves? I I I mean the pain episode where it all takes and there's no there's no George and that entire episode which I find like I find that character to be so funny. And Jason Alexander such a good actor and he's not in it at all. And it's still like probably my favorite episode which that's where Jerry and Elaine go down to Florida and like I am Jewish I grew up with a Jewish Family Life my grandparents like I would go to New Jersey and visit them with my mother and like I watch Seinfeld and I'm like, this is a documentary like this is like this is exactly what it was like to do with absolutely out of their mind crazy people who are living life like they're not yet just out just outrageously George's like and George's knowledge in this one. He it's Jerry and Elaine go down to Florida. They visit his parents and his parents are like too real to me like they're so it's like what I latched onto I was like, oh, I've seen this before in life and Jerry ends up one of their Jack klompus one of their parents his parents friends comes over in his like bragging about this pain. He got that like the astronauts use cuz it's not effective yet. Right upside down right right the gravity thing but & Jerry's like Debbie so great. I write so many, you know, I wake up in the middle of the night. I write in bed and I feel like the pain I'm always like it's always going out because I'm like kind of laying down like take it and he's like, no I couldn't he's now take it take the pain Cherry take that and it's like Jeremy. Elick. I don't want it. Like I'm not entirely like fine. I'll take it and then like it becomes this like huge crisis to the Seinfeld but all of their neighbors at everybody's talking about like Jerry took the pen and I'm just like this is real like as contrived and stupidest Seinfeld is I'm like, but that is real like every dog in the neighborhood talking about this like tiny little like interaction between two people right being a whole episode. I'm like that's like very funny to me that okay that I'm That Kind of sums. I mean the thing is if you could relate to that and it doesn't trigger you wanting to never leave your home again, because sometimes sometimes I'll watch a sitcom and I'm like dead. Now, I know that that that's exactly that and that genuinely hurt my feelings or made me scared or did some other damn thing where I'm like I'm out about yeah, but but the I do remember I worked in college I worked for a couple of days Sid and Sophie sweet and said said sweet sweet THC was a t-shirt company. I sold tee shirts for him my entire family worked for his entire family essentially and and he used to bitch about his first cousin and thought he was bitching about his first cousin to be once and rubber. I'm nineteen and he was born literally in his seventies. He lived to be like ninety nine years old and he had to be his boss except for he wasn't he had to be his fifties, but he looked like he was in the seventies and and he worked harder than anyone like from from pre-dawn till way end of the night and so long But he's bitching about his cousin and I was like, who are you talking about? And he's like I talk about her all the time. You don't know who I'm talking about. I said I can't tell you how much she doesn't affect my life and how I don't care about your cousin. Yes, and and he it kind of blew his mind. He literally that you don't care. I don't care. I don't want to like get into it and Mark sweet his son who he was merciless to to tell him the story about how I didn't care about their their cousin, Jessie or whatever the hell her name was and he was like God. She that's that makes sense. She shouldn't care right I should care. It was this whole With all of that kind of behavior, like I find very funny on screen but also like because I grew up very like comfortable around that like I feel but I get why people are like soap like there are so many people were like, I can't watch anything that Larry David does because like it makes me uncomfortable. Oh see him stuff even more horse way more than Seinfeld Seinfeld and like whatever I get a first and people's version. But like I was talking with Josh gondelman about Seinfeld. He's another fan of it and we were just we talked about it often, right and we were just like we were both like but the sign the New York of Seinfeld actually like the New York. I live in okay supposed to like any other like it was like, you know friends. I moved to New York to set for sex in the city and it's like, okay. Well that's terrifying right by my goal is to make sure that yes, yes, but like there's so many like, you know movie New York's or television New York's that people, you know seek out when they move here or find themselves living and for me like it's Seinfeld like dead. It's we've decided that like Seinfeld is just you just want to hang out with your friends and every day, you're just kind of like getting annoyed by colossal morons. And I was like, yeah, that's what it's like to live here. And so like I find it a very accurately reflected in a show from like thirty years ago. Right? Right, and and I used to I have a friend Jim Worcester who said that there are two kinds of people people who like Seinfeld off the people who like friends and I was like like friends because my I'm so sorry to hear that and and puts the friends is also full of narcissists who yeah have nothing to give to society except for that's also reflective of New York and Humanity different way. They are all so self-absorbed and but better-looking sort of yes. Yeah because the right kind are not like offended that they're having sex but on Seinfeld it's so little offensive that any of them so you're just like your The whole concept YouTube or dating these attractive women, you're just regular people now that feels real with with male comics and but it's it's a real Jewish or else this analogy of that that people who like old Albert Brooks versus people who like new Albert Brooks and the people who live off old Albert Brooks like lost in America and at all that versus Defending Your Life and mother or the difference between people who like Seinfeld and friends and I was like, I think you've taken a LG. I mean I'm fine with it, but a little far. Yeah, it's but it's but I I just I want I I've always wanted to like Seinfeld just because I know that it's dead. But I but I always think okay, we'll just be be just tell her just tell her you don't want to be engaged and like right right. There's a lot of that where you're like, why didn't you just say you bought salad? Like why didn't you just give the pain back? Like there's so many like things where it's like this is so easily resolved in real life. But also like I have watched those scenarios spin out in real life and I'm like, oh everybody's crazy. Everybody's just holding on for dear life to some strip like anything right? It's a but I wonder if I always wonder I was talking to Haley about her love of horror movies and that's because I had my truck Iran and he was talking about how he deals with anxiety. It kind of says him. I forget who it was with any way people with anxiety in different ways. And one of the ways is to watch horror movies and watch things get played out and not be there for them and I wonder ye The love of certain sitcoms you're like this is a way to it could be a way to teach people to Define boundaries. Yes, cuz absolutely steady, steady sitcom ever. Yeah, there are no boundaries location. There's no power. He's nothing. It's a hellscape socially I do think I may have talked about anxiety and horror movies before and like but seeing it play all the way out can feel like some kind of resolution like when there's resolution. There's some like Comfort to that and I do think that like Rome it calms provide that as well. There's such a like beginning. Here's the problem here. Is it getting worse? Here's it getting resolved like you finish an episode. You're like, okay, that's over, right, you know how long they solved that problem. At least you don't have that issue again, and that's so funny Allison Lobby. I thank you so much for being on the Dork Forest. This was so much fun. I loved All all of all of the topics were super follow the topic and we got to kind of meander around just things that you love good. That's that's what I like. I just like liking stuff. Yeah me too. Me too. That's it's such a dork Forest moment. So, thank you so much. Everybody. 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