Or not. I’m just trying to suggest that they are up in your internet right now. :) In other words, notes on the past month or so of episodes, plus a couple of older ones! Listen and enjoy, especially to Episode 27, which for reasons unknown is just FABULOUS. *lalala…* Oh, and the notes for the episode started getting long recently. I don’t know why, I’m serious, but I’m kind of trying to dial it back…
Annie the Robot. Well okay! :D
OOooh! Disney cookin’, Dan style! For the record I have made Boatwright style Sweet Potato Pancakes. They were good but I didn’t do anything special with them so none of my customers paid for them. My customers were my husband and children so I let it slide.
Ticket price increase. From what I have heard on Internet, “to the ire of everyone” is not exactly true. You’ll hear from many people defending Disney’s right to raise their prices by $10 over 2 years if they feel like doin’ it. ;) For me it’s… complicated and like with anything complicated I tend not to express an opinion. Other than the way I put it there, lol.
To relate it to this show though, I love that you guys argue about almost every subject you tackle. Dan and I had a conversation about how in my last post I made it sound like they’re both jerks (okay that’s not what he said *lol*) when I said they are cranky about popular things, but what I really meant about it is that they both hold strong opinions but even when they do the other one usually holds the other opinion. So Annie and Dan get into these awesome debates and usually cover everything I feel PLUS the other perspective. These discussions are great, seriously. I actually find them enlightening.
This is the worst elevator story I’ve ever heard! And I have had times when, not fooling, I’ve been sure that right before my elevator doors closed I would be attacked by the killer in the “Scream” movies. (this has been a fear since 1998, I’m dating myself.)
Big Thunder Oz? D: I agree about the freaking mutiny Annie refers to. There is not a shortage of people ready and willing to go on that ride!
Universal is “New Money” and Disney is the old-fashioned lady saying “I can’t believe she’s drinking in diamonds at lunch time!” –I didn’t come up with that, that was Annie. But I paraphrased a tiny bit hence the partial quotes.
Is this the first time Dan has dropped the F-bomb? LOL probably not, but… it stood out for me ;)
Veiled classism! No actually Robot Annie is making for deep discussion! ;D No but seriously… this person came to hate Disney World so much after working there that they have to sign up onto forums just to tell everyone how awful it really is and they don’t realize it? “I’ve seen the REAL Disney World and it’s not what you think it is!”
Robot Annie is not a science-tist.
I will say I hate leaving the parks at night and having to take the bus back. That specifically is the main reason I prefer to have my car. I’ll take the bus to get there in the mornings, return to the hotel for a break, and then drive back in the aftern oon/evening so I can drive back at close/whenever we leave. I have had the experience the person was complaining about, and it’s hard.
Having said that, I wouldn’t write an entire “I would not stay here again!” post based just around that experience. LOL.
I LOVE Flame Tree Barbeque! Annie you have to go there it’s so good! Ahhhh. :D Funny thing is that I apparently have similar taste in restaurants to Dan. Huh. Not that I dislike the ones Annie is picking but I haven’t been to most of them. Or any, actually.
Though really I haven’t been to ABC Commissary either. I’ve been to Backlot Express and I kind of think they’re the same? (They’re not) But I think they’re similar and I love Backlot Express.
OHHHHH I haven’t been to Yorkshire County Fish Shop. Broke the similarity streak there, Dan. :( You should’ve picked something else.
But we got it back on the Boma/Jiko part. Score. :)
No, Be Our Guest is Counter Service for lunch and Table Service for dinner. So it’s BOTH!
!!! ANNIE! My worst dining experience was at Tony’s too! It was actually quite nice IN the restaurant but my food was weirdly sweet. I don’t know but it was yicky to me.
This episode was like The Distant Future, The Year 2000.
This episode is starting out with some real ol’ country rhythm.
Dan: We’re recording this a little bit in the past…
Annie: We’re recording this in September, that should give you an idea, because you’re going to be like “D*** it’s August!”
–And she immediately starts laughing b/c as she said it she realized what she was saying. XD
By the way, “D***, it’s February!” I think that EVERY episode. ;) [It's now March so... there's that.]
Sometimes… I get this strange impression that Annie, maybe, just maybe, gives Dan a hard time for no reason but to give him a hard time. I don’t know. Maybe I’m imagining it. (Sarcasm is hard to pick up on in a blog so… it’s thick in this statement.)
All this time listening to the show and I’m finally finding out about Dan’s wife Kasmira. Frequently mentioned but rarely in personal detail!
OMG! This episode was before Frozen came out! Annie doesn’t understand why everyone apparently hates it in advance. LOL.
Why does everyone discuss the sexual orientation of the Winnie the Pooh characters? I won’t ask why everyone thinks Rabbit is gay, because well, EVERYONE thinks Rabbit is gay. *shrug* :)
HAHA, Annie’s story about responding to forwards with Snopes.com articles… I do that too and every time I do people seem vaguely offended as if I’m calling them stupid. XD
Annie: “If you are listening to this and you don’t know Would You Rather, then we need to become best friends immediately so I can teach you about everything that’s fun in life.”
That’s actually the kindest thing I’ve ever heard. I usually say “then we aren’t friends” or something like that. LOL, because I’m callous that way.
I LOVE Tom Bergeron! :D
You know, I can’t say “never ever again” to anything. So I pick the limit of SSE to once per trip. Because on my last two trips I’ve only managed to ride it once anyway. :P I’ve only had 2 Dole Whips in my entire life but I like having the option.
I’ll take the Deluxe upgrade on my suite thanks.
OMG the third question is HARD. I have NO idea what I would answer.
Dan, you are so lucky you have never seen any ads or anything of those stupid Buddies movies. Ugh. No. You’re wrong about it, Dan. You’re just WRONG.
Dan: “Secret time, I don’t like kids very much…”
This is the worst-kept secret on earth, Dan. ;) This is even worse-kept than when they used to call the DVC the best-kept secret. XD
And this inspires a great performance from Annie.
“This is Episode 9, can you believe it?”
Life before Twitter… It’s like the Time of Legends!
I have the same reactions to a lot of things as Annie does with Cinderella – yeah, I know I saw this as a kid, but then when I watch it I’m like “OH GEEZ this is burned into my memory now!”
Incidentally the term “burned into my memory” is appropriate with this one; it was never a favourite, but my sister watched it perhaps once a day every day one summer, so I had it kind of memorized. And I don’t like it. I don’t know if it’s because I saw it so many times (even peripherally) at age 10, or if I just think it’s bad, but I’ve shown it to my kids perhaps twice and I just go leave the room. Bleah. Regardless, I KNOW I will remember it well enough to enjoy your discussion. :)
The trailers on Cinderella DVD… Chicken Little, Cinderella 3, Disney Princesses: A Christmas of Enchantment. This is just scraping the bottom of the barrel. :P
You guys actually make me want to watch it again to look at the animation. I haven’t paid too much attention to it since I’m not (notnotNOT) into the mice at all, but the Mary Blair parts make me interested. My memory in the parts that I saw last time were that the animation was just meh. Like it looks like the direct to video stuff in terms of quality.
Frog & Toad? The Fabulous Mr. Frog? LOL.
YES! It is like Tom & Jerry shorts in the start of the movie, BAH. All the reasons I dislike this movie are flashing through my mind. XD
And also, I LOVE Alice in Wonderland. Just in case anyone thinks that, like, I hate fun or something.
This clock segment! Dear God XD
“I don’t think her life was that bad.” Heehee. I’m kind of loving the turn this is taking. XD I never bought Cinderella’s “so kind and loving that she’ll take everyone’s s***” attitude. Something else is up there.
I’m going to go to the Country Bear Jamboree someday! I never have. Ever. But I’m totally going to go! I’ve tried to go the past two trips. LOLOL.
This Cinderella talking to the mice thing is one of the things that has always REALLY bugged me. Well ever since I was like 18 or so. ;)
Oh SWEET! More intermission music! The sad part is I legitimately bop around at my desk while this is going on.
And now I got to the part where the episode title comes from. Douchey nudist chickens. :D The hierarchy of the animals makes no sense. Too much of this movie has no thought in it and makes no sense! There is NO LOGIC! Aaargh, HATE MOVIE!
No no, you guys, the cat’s name is “Lucy Fur”. I’m totally lying. But you could make that claim! Maybe Lucifer is just what Cinderella calls him because she hates him so much.
I do love Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo. I actually totally do. XD
Dan: “You’ve become very antagonistic.”
That dress is not blue. It’s the colour of moonlight thank you.
Your final decision on this movie is much, much kinder than mine would be. There are a handful of good musical moments but I don’t share your liking of Cinderella – I’ll take Snow White over Cindy any day just because Cindy has no real personality. I’m sorry but as much as Snow might be an out of it baby-woman, at least she’s got a personality.
The episode begins with Annie and Dan introducing themselves in NEARLY the same voice! Hmmm. You know – when I was on Skype with them, I could only see Annie. Dan’s video was not showing up for some reason. I am now convinced that Dan is not a real person, just a creation of Annie’s.
And then I brag about my legions of followers who do whatever I say. LOL. That’s so not true. XD
And begin the R. Kelly jokes! Whoop! Never gets old. ;)
I’m going to confess that I was very nervous about having the buzzer. Then I let Annie peer pressure me into using it constantly. Although it does seem that until you buzz Dan, he just keeps going, so I’m not sure WHO was right here.
Dan: “I have an inappropriate thing I want to say. I want it to be clear that I was the first person to ask you to be on a podcast.”
Sadly, not true. :) But he wants it to be, so I think he gets major points for that.
Annie points out my favourite thing to do with these recaps, which is to take some of the funniest things they say and quote them without any context at all! It’s AWESOME. “Teachers are pedophiles all the time!”
And Dan is just sitting there patiently waiting for us to stop talking about bows. XD But he’s not allowed to buzz!
And now somehow we end up on pee stories. See how can you not love a podcast that will spend a good 5 minutes talking about various kinds of pee stories? :D By the way my husband had a ton of follow-up questions on Dan’s story.
I’m not sure what I was buzzing. I mean we weren’t talking about news anymore, just pee, so…
So then I got to firsthand experience how sometimes Annie will just challenge Dan on the news he’s reading as if he invented it and is like “But that’s STUPID! Why are you so stupid?!” in all but the words she uses. And sometimes in the words too. Oh, I love you guys, you’re very amusing. XD
Oh, and by the way, I have no concept of how much Legos actually cost. My “like $100″ price tag is completely realistic and reasonable, thinking back.
Annie wouldn’t want Suri Cruise to be the prototypical rich kid to get her Spaceship Earth Lego set, once developed, because “She’d kick it over!”
I can’t believe how annoyed Dan got over the Tron comparison with Test Track and the announced Shanghai Disney (? was it that or Hong Kong) Tron Roller Coaster. “They’re not comparable. Not comparable!” The mean part of it is that I really did get what he was talking about, but I think Test Track is very Tron-inspired, so I just stuck with that argument. I’m not sure if it counts as trolling if it was done without malice… ;)
Oh here we are. “So R. Kelly, tell us about yourself…” and this is where I get embarrassingly bad here and say “Make something up.” I, augh, I cannot believe I did that. XD Please don’t judge me!
On this podcast I learned that airplanes are just basically like big flying toilets. I mean between the pee stories and now the next discussion that has come up… This was supposed to be a discussion about travel agent stuff and here – I just… Well!
And here comes the Dining Plan discussion. This is probably what you most want to tune in for, guys. Here’s me trying not to encourage either Annie or Dan into arguing, which didn’t work. XD
Annie: “The Dining Plan is worth it if it’s free…”
Dan: “You know what else is worth if it’s free? A lollipop.”
Comparison = apt? You decide, listeners!
Puttin’ me on the spot with questions about what kinds of surprises I’d do for Disney “Experts”, stuff like that… This poor guest sounds so nervous ;)
Oh, how I loved the best resort for a girls’ (adults) trip question.
Annie and Dan are so nice though. Everything I say they’re really nice about. They’re clearly taking pity on me. XD
“If you had to live in a ride like a bum, what ride would it be?” My husband was in the room for this question, and he was like “Well, where else would you live? For all those reasons!”
Anyway… Sigh. :) I can probably be funnier/more interesting on my next appearance. It was awesome. A++ would guest again! Especially for singing, although that would probably go best if I got some liquor in me first. :D
Nice opening music!
So ANNIE is Adele Dazeem. I thought it was me! And I agree… that was just… SO BIZARRE. Hilarious and bizarre.
I was not watching the Oscars, I got my info JUST from Twitter, which was kind of hilarious.
Good point about the Croods – THE CROODS – being nominated over Monsters U. I think it’s politics. Like “Well Pixar just won last year and we’ll look like we’re just nominating it because it’s Pixar. We need another movie!” Pffff. Monsters U was good.
ERNEST SCARED STUPID. :D
St. Patrick’s Festival is ALREADY ON! Dude! It’s been on for 5 days already!!
I agree with Dan, this description sounds like ChumbaWumba. Dropkick Murphy? I haven’t heard of them. Apparently they sing about kicking things, according to Annie. XD
The rule about the 7 days’ worth of reservations in a 60-day window actually isn’t so bad, because it’s a rolling 60-day period rather than a set period. So you can do 7 days of reservations on Monday, then when you’ve used the first day you can go right in and make more if you want.
Why did Annie make me buzz Dan so much last show? She hasn’t buzzed him at all this time. I feel like I was tricked into buzzing the poor guy. XD
OOOH! TWENTY QUESTIONS! Attractions, questions, or resorts. I CAN DO THIS. I sucked at Birnbaum Blitz but that was Mickey Mutineers!
Dan: “See if you can beat us to the knowing.”
Annie: “I bet you can beat Dan.”
Dan: “How dare you.”
I love it when he says that! :D
Annie: “Next week we’re going to play Monopoly.”
Dan: “But we’re not gonna narrate or anything, we’re just gonna play. Quietly. Just the sounds of the dice and the paper money…”
Annie: “And then the sound of me swiping the whole board off the table in a rage… and then the quiet sounds of Dan’s last breath.”
That escalated quickly! :D
I should also mention there is this elevator music in the background and just… lol XD
Are there parades at Epcot?! :P Oh – I thought this was at Epcot. Never miiiind… Annie’s AGONIZING over what she doesn’t like, hahaha. Geez Annie! You gave up early! LOL!
GO DAN! He got it! :D The tension was incredible!
IS IT FORT WILDERNESS? IT IS ISN’T IT? Oh. I’m going to go with Annie’s reaction here. XD “Does the name offend you?” Haha.
Annie gets bored, Annie starts singing her answers.
You guys really mess with me. Did Dan not ask “is it in Hollywood Studios?” Did Annie not say yes? But it wasn’t, it was in Animal Kingdom! So lost over here…
WAIT! I call foul! You can’t ask a question that is not yes or no! Dan you cheater!
Dan: “When did Dumbo come out? Like 1939?”
Annie: “Yeah, what were you, like, 25 when it came out?”
Dan: “Well, more like maybe 30?”
Timeless ride: Yeah it’ll totally be Haunted Mansion, or Pirates, for me.
Least timeless: would that be timeful? Anyway… I think American Idol Experience. That’s my thinkin’. Honestly though anything that ties into something current. I keep praying that in another 5-10 years nobody will be into American Idol anymore. It’s not going to work that way for me. Sigh.
I can’t believe how well the I Dream of Jeannie music fits at the end here. Wow.
That’s it for this time but there are another two recent episodes I’m just not posting my write-ups on yet… I’ll try to have more earlier episodes too :)