Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 113 “For Disney, It’s All About The Money”

In our Disney Detective, Nobody Who Wants to Go to Disneyland Can Afford It & A New Version of FastPass coming?

Then in our Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy, Is another Iconic Star Wars Villain Getting A Disney+ Series?? And Gina Carano Returning To Star Wars, But Not How You Expect

And for our Entertainment News, Pink is feeling the love & Bye Zoey (and all the other Shows not coming back next year

And then we’ll finish up with our Insightful Picks of the week….

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[INTRO THEME]

[INTRODUCTIONS] (2-3 minutes)

  • Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 113 “For Disney, It’s All About The Money”
  • My informed and enlightened co-host Michelle Whalen

[SHOW SUMMARY] (2-3 minutes)

Today’s Episode:

  • In our Disney Detective, Nobody Who Wants to Go to Disneyland Can Afford It & A New Version of FastPass coming?
  • Then in our Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy, Is another Iconic Star Wars Villain Getting A Disney+ Series?? And Gina Carano Returning To Star Wars, But Not How You Expect
  • And for our Entertainment News, Pink is feeling the love & Bye Zoey (and all the other Shows not coming back next year
  • And then we’ll finish up with our Insightful Picks of the week….

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[SEGMENT 1: Disney Detective] (8-12 minutes)

  • Nobody Who Wants to Go to Disneyland Can Afford It
  • https://www.fatherly.com/news/disneyland-disneyworld-unaffordable-want-to-go/
  • https://bit.ly/3pHK3Qu 
    • The Disney parks are a family-friendly, family-favorite vacation destination across the United States. 
      • But, per a poll done by Insider, the people who actually want to go to Disney the most are the least likely to be able to afford it.
    • Here’s the deal: 
      • Disney vacations, like everything it seems, have become way more expensive over time. 
      • But the people who want to go to Disney the most (middle-class people and families) haven’t gotten richer alongside them.
    • In fact, people who make less than $75,000 per year are self-reported to be the most interested in going to Disney
      • But those people definitely don’t make enough money to go to Disney 
      • Considering how per the website’s own estimates, it would take about three years of saving $200 a month to save for the cheapest version of a Disney vacation for a family of four.
    • Of nearly 1,100 respondents, those who made between $50,000 and $75,000 dollars a year were the most likely to report wanting to go to Disney
      • Those who earn less than that were the second most likely to report wanting to go to the most magical place on Earth. 
      • Meanwhile, wealthier people, firmly upper-middle-class earners and families were far, far less likely to say they would want to go to Disney.
    • That’s a problem
      • Considering a vacation of four to Disney World can cost thousands of dollars. 
      • Thousands of dollars for a family of four earning less than, or just barely, six figures is not a cheap vacation
      • In fact, those results were echoed in Insider’s survey. 
      • According to them, 32 percent of people with kids said they’d like to go to Disney, but just can’t afford it.
    • And no wonder. 
      • With tickets that cost hundreds of dollars
      • Hotel stays that are steep and expensive
      • The inflated cost of airline flights
      • And the costs of fast passes and foods and snacks at the park, it’s really just not an affordable vacation.
  • Disney may soon charge for something it’s been giving away decades
  • https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2021/06/09/disney-may-soon-charge-for-something-its-been-giving-away-decades
  • https://bit.ly/2Ssdhqn 
    • Since reopening after last year’s pandemic-related closures, Walt Disney World has been without FastPass
      • The skip the line program that’s complimentary for all guests. 
      • However, as other bits of theme park offerings have slowly been restarted, there’s been no indication FastPass+ will be offered any time soon. 
      • That has revived longstanding rumors that the resort is finally looking to scrap the problematic program.
    • FastPass debuted in time for the resort’s Millennial Celebration just over two decades ago. 
      • Since then, the concept of allowing some guests to skip the queue has become standard across the amusement park industry
      • But few have gone to the complimentary route that Disney’s program offered. 
      • Now Disney may be looking to scrap FastPass for a brand new, monetized program.
    • As early as 2007, there were indications that Disney executives were looking at ways to monetize FastPass. 
      • Disney spent billions of dollars on upgrading Walt Disney World’s guest tracking infrastructure via the MyMagic+ initiative
      • Thus the need to monetize FastPass took a backseat as the RFID equipped MagicBands provided a steady stream of improving per capita spending thanks to the newfound ease at purchasing items the credit card linked bracelets provided. 
      • Industry insider Jim Hill has stated that after the rollout of the bracelets improved in-park snack sales alone were enough to pay for the program despite its heavily reported cost overruns.
    • But as mobile ordering has become mainstream and the public becomes familiar with RFID payment systems, Disney has shifted away from MagicBands. 
      • As a result, as of the beginning of this year, on-site hotel guests no longer receive complimentary MagicBands. 
      • Disney has instead begun heavily promoting its mobile app, which offers many of the same benefits as the RFID bracelets.
      • With MagicBand per capita spending increases now mostly tapped, the company is reportedly seeking new ways to increase profits.
    • Brayden Holness of Disney news site Mickey Views shared details on the latest rumors regarding a rumored paid FastPass style program. 
      • According to his reporting, the skip-the-line program will swap out the FastPass name for something new. 
      • In addition, it may include multiple tiers, similar to paid FastPass programs available at some international Disney parks.
      • Holness explained to the Orlando Weekly, the unique situation Disney currently finds itself in may be why they are considering paid passes.
        • “Disney faces a rare moment where they have the ability to establish a ‘new normal’ with their park operations,” he said. 
        • “There currently is no FastPass, so introducing a new or modified system wouldn’t require canceling existing perks as it would have in the past.”
    • FastPass+ wasn’t without its troubles. 
      • The program forced guests to plan their theme park visits months in advance or face hours-long lines at even mediocre attractions. 
      • Things became even more complicated when planning dining reservations, hotel stays, and character meet-and-greets. 
      • Some guests resorted to multicolored spreadsheets and early morning sessions trying to get reservations for their favorite attractions. 
      • Those who weren’t familiar with the complicated system were often left with few options in the way of ride and dining reservations once they arrived at the resort.
    • The current ride reservation system allows Disney to easily predict crowd levels
      • This allows for more accurate labor and supply needs, therefore decreasing certain costs. 
      • The parks now have a park reservation system, which was rolled out as part of the pandemic-related protocols but may remain in place moving forward.
    • The new system, according to Holness, may allow for some of the spontaneity theme park visits once offered.
      • “FastPass+ is an excellent system for the few who work to understand the system and take advantage of it to skip the lines for free. 
      • For the average, high-paying guest Disney is after, they just want something that works,” he said. 
      • “A system that demands you book rides 60 days in advance was bound to leave many dissatisfied. 
      • I think a paid FastPass system has the potential to bring back a degree of spontaneity that MyMagic+ took away in the last decade.”
    • According to Holness’ reporting, the new program will be part of a two-step process to completely overhaul how queues operate with Disney World theme parks. 
      • First, it will be the introduction of the paid skip-the-line program. 
      • It would be similar to other theme parks in allowing access to the benefit without having to reserve the rides in advance. 
      • Second, on select attractions, the standby queues would shift to a virtual queue system requiring guests to use their cellphones to reserve a spot in line once they’re inside the theme park. 
      • In recent years, virtual queues have been used on multiple tentpole attractions, including Rise of the Resistance in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and the recently opened Spider-Man attraction within Disney California Adventure.
      • “In the last decade, Disney was very careful to keep mobile phones as optional as possible. 
      • We are now in a smartphone-dominated marketplace,” explained Holness. 
      • “With virtual queues, Disney can keep guests out of lines completely and let them be engaged by the lands themselves. 
      • While I expect Disney to continue trying to accommodate all guests, there will be clear benefits to those who are tech-savvy. 
      • This will continue to be especially true for those grabbing spots in virtual queues.”
    • Disney is also still moving forward with its own artificial intelligence powered park touring app, Disney Genie
      • This will allow for a more dynamic real-time reservation style queuing system. 
      • However, it’s unclear how the paid skip-the-line program and the virtual queues will interact with Disney Genie.
    • Holness believes the paid FastPass program will have dynamic demand based pricing ranging between $100 and $300 per guest per day. 
      • These prices are slightly above the per-day cost of skip-the-line passes sold at Universal Orlando. 
      • SeaWorld Orlando’s version, bundled with reserved seating at select shows, costs about half of Universal Orlando’s version. 
      • Both feature dynamic pricing that changes per day based on expected crowd levels. 
      • Similar paid queue programs also exist at Six Flags and Cedar Fair parks. 
      • In 2019, another insider, Martin Smith, stated at that time the plan was to implement three different paid FastPass packages.
    • Shanghai Disneyland eliminated all complimentary FastPasses last year when it rolled out paid Disney Premier Access packages. 
      • Those skip-the-line packages are grouped by ride popularity with a package of the least popular attractions going for just under $30 
      • The most expensive package initially cost nearly $70.
    • The updates at WDW come at a time when Disney is looking to pull more revenue from its parks as other segments of the company reorganize to face a rapidly changing reality.
    • Disney CEO Bob Chapek, who took the helm at the onset of last year’s pandemic concerns, hasn’t been shy about his plans to go after higher-spending multi-day guests at the expense of annual passholders. 
      • In August, Chapek explained his thinking on this when he explained to shareholders that “someone who travels and stays for five to seven days is marginally more valuable to the business than someone who comes in on an annual pass and stays a day or two and consumes less.”
    • Disney has used the pandemic as an opportunity to shift many of its longstanding programs, including the annual passholder program at the California resort. 
      • In Florida, annual passholders can still receive their benefits, but new pass sales have been suspended since last spring.
    • Limiting the number of passholders in the parks may also improve guest satisfaction. 
      • Smaller crowds allow Disney Parks to operate with fewer employees and less maintenance, lowering costs while increasing guest satisfaction rates. 
      • Disney filed patent applications for dynamic virtual queues last month. 
      • In the application, Disney notes having guests wait in queues deprives other attractions of potential revenue. 
      • Virtual standby queues would enable guests to spend more time in gift shops and dining, which in theory could improve per guest spending even among those who do not purchase the paid FastPass program
        • “I think the goal of these rumored changes would be to increase per-guest spend,” Holness explained. 
        • “If Disney can increase how much each guest is spending, they could theoretically maintain attendance restrictions while reaching new levels of profits. 
        • Huge crowds were a big guest complaint up until March of last year.”
    • Now, as the pandemic subsides, Disney is at crossroads. 
      • It can return to the way things were, with large crowds and complicated reservation systems, or it may be time for a ‘new normal,’ even if it means monetizing benefits previously offered for free. 
      • No timeline has been given on when the rumored paid program will launch, but the resort expects record crowds during the 50th-anniversary celebration that will launch this fall and last through early 2023.

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[SEGMENT 2: Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy] (8-12 minutes)

  • An Iconic Star Wars Villain Is Getting A Disney+ Series
  • https://www.giantfreakinrobot.com/ent/star-wars-villain-series.html
  • https://bit.ly/3zkBEXO 
    • Over the years, the Star Wars villain has become one of the most celebrated facets of the fantasy franchise. 
      • From Darth Vader in George Lucas’s original trilogy to Darth Sidious (aka Chancellor Palpatine) in the Star Wars prequels, the franchise’s bad guys are some of the most popular evil-doers in pop culture.
    • Darth Maul is another iconic Star Wars villain who quickly became a fan-favorite despite his limited screen-time. 
      • Ever since his cameo appearance at the end of Solo: A Star Wars Story fans have been eager to see him in live-action once more. 
      • The good news is that LucasFilm and Disney+ are rumored to be working on a live-action series featuring Maul, with a story that picks up during the same time frame as the Solo movie.
    • Darth Maul made his Star Wars villain debut in 1999’s Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace as a powerful Zabrak warrior. 
      • He was also the first apprentice Darth Sidious ever had. Although he seemed to be killed by Obi-Wan Kenobi at the end of the film, he returned in the 2008’s animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and 2014’s Star Wars Rebels.
    • Throughout his Star Wars appearances, Maul has been portrayed as a villain and a disgraced Sith Lord who renounced his “Darth” title after it became apparent that Sidious never cared about him. 
      • A powerful crime lord in his own right, Maul is also Obi-Wan’s relentless archenemy.
    • It’s worth noting that nothing about this Star Wars villain series has been made official just yet as Disney is still in the early stages of planning the project. 
      • However, it has been reported that if the series does get the green light, Ray Park may not be returning to the role. 
      • While fans might be a little disappointed at the news, it looks like the studio has valid reasons for dropping the actor and martial artist.
    • Park, who reprised his Star Wars villain role from The Phantom Menace for his cameo in Solo: A Star Wars Story found himself in hot water last year after allegedly sharing a sexually explicit video of himself and a mystery woman on Instagram. 
      • There are lots of theories about who, what, when, and why of it all but as reported by LRM Online, LucasFilm and Disney were forced to respond appropriately. 
      • Given the seriousness of the now-removed video, the studios have supposedly decided to move forward with more Darth Maul stories without Park.
    • Realistically, the move won’t affect the Star Wars villain on screen, as the prosthetics used to create Darth Maul are all-consuming making it easy for another actor to take on the role. 
      • Additionally, the incident has no impact on Sam Witwer who has been voicing the iconic Sith since the prequel movie. 
      • He has also voiced the character on The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. 
      • So it might not be a bad idea to give him a shot at a live-action role too.
    • While we wait for the studio to mull things over there are a few confirmed Star Wars series’ fans can look forward to. 
      • The Book of Boba Fett is set to premiere in December 2021. 
      • Obi-Wan Kenobi is scheduled for release in 2022. 
      • Production will begin on the third season of The Mandalorian in early 2022.
  • Gina Carano Returning To Star Wars, But Not How You Expect
  • https://www.giantfreakinrobot.com/ent/gina-carano-returning-expect.html
  • https://bit.ly/3wkp4pA 
    • Lucasfilm made its views about Gina Carano crystal clear: there’s no Force in the galaxy compelling enough to bring Cara Dune back, whether fans like it or not. 
      • The studio severed ties with the Mandalorian star a while back for what some perceived as transphobia and antisemitism, leading industry pros to believe Season 2 is the last time we’ll be seeing Carano in Star Wars. 
      • But that’s not quite the case where Disney merchandising is concerned.
    • LEGO is still offering minifigures of Gina Carano’s Cara Dune, evidenced by an upcoming bumper pack marketed in a recent Japanese catalog. 
      • The images are fuzzy, but one of the figures’ stocky build and wavy dark hair is unmistakably Dune’s. 
      • The minifigure is part of a LEGO Star Wars set scheduled for release this summer. Set number 75315 — which features Moff Gideon’s gun-toting Light Cruiser front and center — includes an enticing lineup of The Mandalorian minifigures. 
      • Cara Dune is accompanied by Pedro Pascal’s Din Djarin, Grogu, Giancarlo Esposito’s Moff Gideon, Ming-Na Wen’s Fennec Shand, and a Darktrooper.
    • Lucasfilm is one of Disney’s many subsidiaries, so it makes sense for the company to double back and hit the off switch on any prospective Cara Dune action figures, to keep its stance against the actress consistent. 
      • Gina Carano merch seemed down for a while; Hasbro reportedly cancelled any future Black Series Cara Dunes the same week of Carano’s firing. 
      • The action figure was a huge sellout when it hit shelves in 2020, motivating Hasbro to rubber-stamp another production run. 
      • BigBadToyStore told The Hollywood Reporter it was accepting preorders for the action figure when Hasbro aborted the whole line.
    • Fortunately for brick owners, LEGO wasn’t deterred by Carano’s firing in any way and continues to manufacture minifigures related to the character. 
      • The Cara Dune offered in LEGO Star Wars’s newest lineup is the same Cara Dune included in 2019’s 75254 AT-ST Raider, also inspired by The Mandalorian. 
      • The set costs $49.99 from The LEGO Store.
    • In addition to Gina Carano’s Cara Dune, the rest of the summer consumer catalog are all Mandalorian exclusives. 
      • 75312 Slave I has minifigures of Din Djarin and an updated version of Temuera Morrison’s Boba Fett. 
      • The ship is equipped with a functional cockpit and forward-facing artillery for fans to relive fond Mandalorian memories with. 
      • 75316 Mandalorian Fighter has minifigures of fellow Mandalorians Bo Katan and Gar Saxon, voiced by Katee Sackhoff and Ray Stevenson in The Clone Wars, respectively. 
      • 75311 Imperial Troop Transport highlights Greef Karga’s (Carl Weathers) escape from an Imperial base on the volcanic planet of Nevarro. 
      • Two Stormtroopers and a Mortar Stormtrooper also feature. 
      • 75299 The Mandalorian Trouble in Tatooine is set on Luke Skywalker’s home planet and includes minifigures of Din Djarin, Grogu, and a Tusken Raider. 
      • 75310 The Mandalore Throne and Vault recreates Ahsoka’s duel against Darth Maul in The Clone Wars.
    • The remaining offerings are 75314 The Bad Batch Attack Shuttle (includes Bad Batch clones Tech, Echo, Hunter, Wrecker and Crosshair, and a Gonk Droid) and 75296 Darth Vader Meditation Chamber (includes Darth Vader and General Veers). 
    • The whole catalog, including Gina Carano’s figure, should be available online and in toy stores this August.

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[SEGMENT 3: Entertainment News] (8-12 minutes)

  • Pink Pokes Fun at High School Choir Instructor After School Covers Her Song: ‘I’m Overwhelmed’
  • https://people.com/music/pink-pokes-fun-high-school-choir-instructor/?fbclid=IwAR2OeDNVwoq5CJhR4LT4yJh0MaNOOU-t9nlQuddvGFEJvijVfPzAData4W8
  • https://bit.ly/3iAuB7q 
    • Pink is feeling the love!
      • On Monday, the 41-year-old singer shared a clip on Twitter of a performance video made by students of Central Bucks High School West singing her hit “What About Us.”
      • The video, which features students from Doylestown, Pennsylvania is special to the pop singer – whose real name is Alecia Moore – since she also attended that school.
      • Shouting out her high school choir teacher, Dr. Joseph Ohrt, in her post, Pink recalled that the instructor used to have a “famous quote” for her: “Alecia, it’s NOT a solo,” she wrote.
      • “but I ❤️ this and it brought me to tears!!!!!!” she added. “You all sound amazing and I’m totally overwhelmed with love.”
      • Although Pink didn’t graduate from the school, she later earned her GED.
  • ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ Canceled After Two Seasons
  • https://www.etonline.com/zoeys-extraordinary-playlist-canceled-after-two-seasons-167078
  • https://et.tv/3iEzqfN 
    • The music stops here. 
      • Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist has been canceled by NBC after two seasons, ET has confirmed.
    • The musical dramedy, led by Jane Levy, had been on the bubble for a season 3 renewal and according to TVLine, was strongly being considered for an eight-episode pickup by NBCUniversal’s streaming service, Peacock, before a deal failed to come to pass.
    • After the cancellation was made official, creator Austin Winsberg expressed hope on Twitter that there is still a future for the show… somewhere.
      • “The news is out. NBC/Peacock have decided not to go forward with another season. 
      • We can discuss that later. 
      • But right now I refuse to believe the show is dead. 
      • There is too much love and goodwill and the fan base is incredible,” his tweet read in part. 
      • “I believe we can have a real chance somewhere else. 
      • But the more fan support we can throw behind it – the better. 
      • Please tweet #saveZoeysplaylist. 
      • Let’s get it trending and let the powers that be know the appetite is strong. 
      • Also open to any other suggestions to prove the love.”
    • When recently asked about the possibility of a third season, Winsberg was “cautiously optimistic” about the show’s chances for a return.
      • “I am cautiously optimistic [about season 3],” he told ET in mid-May. 
      • “We have a very passionate fanbase and it’s nice to read articles where we’re in talks for award consideration. 
      • It certainly feels like we have a nice momentum, but we still don’t know. 
      • We still don’t have clarity about whether we’re going to come back or not. 
      • I know we have a lot of internal support at NBC and my fingers are crossed that it’ll happen.”
    • The cancellation comes less than one month after the surprising season 2 finale, which aired May 16, as it ended on a bit of an intriguing twist: 
      • Zoey was no longer the only person with the ability to hear people’s innermost heart songs, as Max miraculously received the superpower too. 
        • “From the beginning, I was always interested in the idea of Max getting the powers. 
        • We had really planted seeds in season 1, but really, especially throughout season 2, about the inequality in Zoey and Max’s relationship. 
        • About the fact that she has a window into his brain and into his heart and his heart songs, that he just doesn’t have into her. 
        • And the relationship was always going to be imbalanced and unfair,” Winsberg explained.
        • “I believe that for any relationship in life to be successful, there needs to be some kind of equality in the relationship. 
        • From a perspective of wanting Max and Zoey to work, and wanting them to work going forward, I felt like it would be interesting and important for Max to get the powers and to get that ability, to see what Zoey goes through and to understand that, and to have empathy for that and to realize that struggles, the challenges and the benefits of that,” he continued. 
        • “On top of that, just from a romantic comedy point of view, to be able to have this idea that people can be in a relationship and both know exactly what the other person is thinking at the same time, felt like a ripe area for romantic comedy going forward. 
        • I felt like it’s opened up a lot of story threads, but even more than that, it’s vital for their relationship to succeed that he needed to get the power.”
    • Levy was nominated for a Golden Globe in 2021 for her performance as Zoey Clarke and the series’ lead choreographer, Mandy Moore, won an Emmy in 2020 for Outstanding Choreography for Scripted Programming.

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[SEGMENT 4: Insightful Picks of the Week] (8-12 minutes)

Michelle 

  • Raya and the Last Dragon
  • https://movies.disney.com/raya-and-the-last-dragon
  • https://bit.ly/3zk9Jaa 
    • Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Raya and the Last Dragon travels to the fantasy world of Kumandra, where humans and dragons lived together in harmony long ago. But when an evil force threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, that same evil has returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the legendary last dragon to restore the fractured land and its divided people. However, along her journey, she’ll learn that it’ll take more than a dragon to save the world—it’s going to take trust and teamwork as well. Raya and the Last Dragon features the voices of Kelly Marie Tran as Raya, a warrior whose wit is as sharp as her blade, and Awkwafina as the magical, mythical, self-deprecating dragon named Sisu. Characters also include a street-savvy 10-year-old entrepreneur named Boun, the formidable giant Tong and a thieving toddler Noi with her band of Ongis.

Joe

  • Invincible
  • Amazon Prime
  • https://www.amazon.com/INVINCIBLE-SEASON-1/dp/B08WJMRHYZ 
  • https://amzn.to/3zkBSy8 
    • Invincible is an American adult animated superhero streaming television series 
      • It is based on the Image Comics series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Cory Walker, and Ryan Ottley
      • The series premiered on Amazon Prime Video on March 25, 2021, to critical acclaim for its animation, action sequences, and performances. 
      • The series stars Steven Yeun, Sandra Oh, and J. K. Simmons. 
      • In April 2021, Amazon renewed the series for a second and third season.
    • The series initially revolves around 17-year-old Mark Grayson and his transformation into a superhero under the guidance of his father Omni-Man, the most powerful person on the planet. 
      • Mark Grayson is a normal teenager, except for the fact that his father, Nolan, is the most powerful superhero on the planet. 
      • Shortly after his seventeenth birthday, Mark begins to develop powers of his own and enters into his father’s tutelage.
      • But as Mark develops powers of his own, he discovers his father’s legacy may not be as heroic as it seems.
    • The show is the closest thing to an animated version of another superhero series we’ve showcased on our insightful picks “The Boys”
    • We’re two episodes into the first 8 episodes of season 1 and the show has managed to keep me on the edge of my seat with each episode
    • The complexity of the plots, depth of the characters and “throw caution to the wind” attitude towards storytelling is a refreshing take on a superhero filled entertainment world we live in today
    • What if our superheroes had a dark side?
    • I’m excited to see where the story goes.

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on uh thursday and then

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friday i wasn’t feeling up to it and why

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didn’t we do it on thursday

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on thursday we had a moving up ceremony

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we sure did for our insights into teens

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co-host

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mich madison yeah i’m i’m michelle

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you’re michonne yeah

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our doctor and what is a moving up

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ceremony for those that

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aren’t familiar with that terminology

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isn’t that where you sit around and

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seeing the theme of the jeffersons

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no that’s not it no it was her eighth

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grade

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graduation oh right that i was there for

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it

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yeah you were i even have video of it

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yeah we do but we’re not showing that

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today

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no no no and then friday was loki no i

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mean uh

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friday was just an off night for right

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because we didn’t watch it on wednesday

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because that’s when you guys do insights

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into

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teens so yes so we opted to watch loki

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on friday

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and our schedule’s all off so we’re

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recording on saturday which is what we

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used to do

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correct a while ago so we’re you know

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yeah but don’t worry next week we’ll be

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back on thursday yes

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so now that we’re all over the place

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with what we’re discussing today’s

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episode

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in our disney detective we’ll talk about

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uh nobody who wants to go to disneyland

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can afford it

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which i can sympathize with and we’ll

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also look at a new version of

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fastpass coming to the disney parks

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possibly possibly probably maybe

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knowing disney if they can make a buck

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off of it they will yeah

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then in our tales from the edge of the

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galaxy it’s another iconic star wars

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villain

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getting a disney plus series sure why

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not everyone let’s say

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and you get a show and you get a show i

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think the pit droids from watto’s shop

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are getting their own series now

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they just

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and is gina carano returning to star

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wars

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maybe but not how you expect nope

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no then in our entertainment news

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pink is feeling the love and by

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zoe and all the other shows that are not

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coming back this year

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and then we’ll finish up with our

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insightful picks of the week

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are we ready yes we

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sure are sure before we do get into it

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uh i would

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implore folks to subscribe to the

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thank you have a good day oh no i’m just

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about done already

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oh boy so now let’s get into the fun

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part all righty

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[Applause]

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go for disney detective so our first

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story uh

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comes from fatherly.com and it talks

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about how

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nobody who wants to go to disney can

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actually afford it

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so disney parks are a family-friendly

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family favorite vacation destination

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across the united states

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but a poll that was done by insiders

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showed that the people who actually

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want to go to disney the most are the

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ones who are

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least likely to be able to afford it so

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here’s the deal

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disney vacations like everything it

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seems have become

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way more expensive over time but the

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people who want to go to

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to disney the most who are the middle

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class people with families

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haven’t gotten richer alongside them so

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in fact

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people who make less than 75 thousand

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dollars per year

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are self-reported to be the most

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interested in going to disney

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but most people definitely don’t make

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enough money to go to disney considering

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how per the website’s own estimates it

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would take about

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three years of saving 200 a month

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to save for the cheapest version of a

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disney vacation for a family of four

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so nearly um of nearly 1100 respondents

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those who made between 50 and 75 excuse

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me thousand dollars a year

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were most likely to report wanting to go

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to disney

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those who earn less than that were the

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second most likely

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to report wanting to go to the most

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magical place on earth

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meanwhile wealthier people firmly upper

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middle class earners and families were

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far less likely to say

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they would want to go to disney so

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considering a vacation

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of four to disney world can cost

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thousands of dollars

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thousands of dollars for a family of

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four earning less than

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or just barely six figures it’s not a

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cheap vacation

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in fact those results were echoed in

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insider survey

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and according to them 32 percent of

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people with kids said they’d like to go

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to disney but just can’t afford it

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so no wonder with the tickets costing

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hundreds of dollars

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hotel stays uh that aren’t cheap

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and you have the inflated cost of

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airline flights

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on top of that you have your food and

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other expenses so it does end up

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costing quite a bit for the average

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family

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to go and you know considering how often

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we go

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we can certainly attest to these numbers

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and it seems over the last couple of

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years it’s gotten progressively worse

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right for instance if you were staying

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on disney property before

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there was no charge for parking right

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now the only way you can stay on disney

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property and not pay for parking is if

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you’re staying at a dvc

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using your points right right which is

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outrageous because right they didn’t

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improve parking they didn’t add security

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they didn’t make it more convenient they

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didn’t do

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anything all they did was start charging

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you to park at

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their resort that you’re already paying

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to stay at right which is ridiculous

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um and that problem

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seems to continue especially with the

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pandemic because they’ve cut back

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services they’ve cut back attractions

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right they’ve cut back

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shows yet they didn’t bother to cut back

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the price of the tickets

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right so you’re getting the ticket less

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of an experience

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and paying percent 103

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because i think it went up three percent

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right and and there are lots of people

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who were long time

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[Music]

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disney vacationers who decided to stop

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going because of that because they

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weren’t seeing

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anything extra for their money

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right now granted you know in

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in their defense the average park ticket

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115 roughly maybe if that you know per

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person

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per person per day now if you the more

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days you buy the cheaper it does get

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so there’s that think about when you go

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to a concert

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how much do you pay for a concert venue

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well it depends on who you go to

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anywhere from 50 to 150 bucks

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right and when you go to a concert

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you’re only going for two hours

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right three hours tops so

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if you try and balance it out again not

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taking sides paying 115 dollars for a

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full day

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but at an amusement park but

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i pay a hundred fifteen dollars a ticket

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i go on two rides

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right why am i paying a hundred and

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fifteen absolutely

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and trust me that’s a whole other park

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and then pay to go on the rides that i

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want to go with right and that’s a whole

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other

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you know that’s a major problem i have

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number two

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when i go to a concert i’m getting

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a full-blown experience at that

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absolutely i’m not

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getting crowded in with somebody else

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i’m not waiting in line for four hours

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to get on the

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you know the one concert we had the

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drunk people that were in front of us

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right but security if you if you

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complain to security true

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true right you know when i go to a

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concert i’m not staying at a concerts

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hotel i’m not staying at the venue’s

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hotel so i’m not paying that extra

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hundred and some dollars a night for

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that but you’re also paying

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twenty dollars for a diet coke whereas

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at least at disney you get like

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two well that’s that’s the thing like

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disney’s refreshments

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aren’t any cheaper right and disney is

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trying to sell me

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everything everywhere i go pretzels

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uh turkey legs right balloons

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t-shirts everything it’s all about how

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much money they can milk out of me when

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i walk in the park right

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right so i don’t

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think it’s an it’s a fair comparison

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well

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this is the comparison that disney

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throws out there because it’s in their

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advantage

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right but it’s a completely different

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experience but the other thing too is if

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you look at

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comparable amusement parks

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they’re roughly you know you can’t theme

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parks

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theme parks you can’t you know say

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you know you can’t compare disney to

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knobles

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you know exactly because it is too comp

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you know or dutch wonderland um you know

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they are

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two completely different you know like

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knoebels and dutch wonderland

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you can do a comparison of right you

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know see the problem with disney is

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disney

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pitches itself as the total package oh

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absolutely and

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back in late 80s 90s they tried to go

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for a more affordable vacation you got

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your all-star resorts

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right they introduced the transportation

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systems

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because you had your your magical

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expression the airport

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which they’re taking they’ve taken that

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away well it will be

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they’re taking next year it’ll be gone

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they’re right and we’re going to talk

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about in the next story about fast fest

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they’re taking that away from free

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service

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you know the problem that i have is that

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they they’re like drug dealers okay

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they give you the first hit for free

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right and then and they get you hooked

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right and then they

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then they rake you over the coast right

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and it’s it’s deceptive practices

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right and they’re getting enough money

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disney has more money than god

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they don’t need to find more ways to

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milk me from well

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and and that’s the thing because like

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you were saying disney

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always was that you know back in the

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you know the 70s the 80s it was that

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dream

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vacation that once in a lifetime

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trip and then they started realizing

0:13:19.200,0:13:23.519
okay everybody’s been here once how do

0:13:22.320,0:13:27.279
we get them back

0:13:23.519,0:13:30.639
oh let’s do a dvc now you can

0:13:27.279,0:13:33.519
own part of disney and come here

0:13:30.639,0:13:34.000
once a year well then like you said they

0:13:33.519,0:13:36.000
made

0:13:34.000,0:13:37.839
you know affordable hotels because back

0:13:36.000,0:13:39.600
in the day there weren’t a

0:13:37.839,0:13:41.600
you know if you wanted an affordable

0:13:39.600,0:13:44.800
hotel or a night hotel minimum

0:13:41.600,0:13:46.240
right if you wanted a affordable hotel

0:13:44.800,0:13:48.240
you stayed off property

0:13:46.240,0:13:49.839
and you know so they got their guests

0:13:48.240,0:13:52.240
that way but when they wanted

0:13:49.839,0:13:53.360
realized hey if we build hotels people

0:13:52.240,0:13:55.839
will stay here

0:13:53.360,0:13:57.839
well let’s do different tiers because

0:13:55.839,0:14:00.399
obviously not everybody can

0:13:57.839,0:14:02.399
stay at the grand floridian you know

0:14:00.399,0:14:03.040
let’s do our moderate and let’s do our

0:14:02.399,0:14:05.199
value

0:14:03.040,0:14:07.040
and you know so then they started

0:14:05.199,0:14:08.000
realizing now all these people are

0:14:07.040,0:14:11.199
coming now we

0:14:08.000,0:14:14.079
we’re building all these other parks now

0:14:11.199,0:14:15.360
they’re almost kind of stepping back

0:14:14.079,0:14:18.560
from the

0:14:15.360,0:14:19.279
hey let’s do a disney vacation once

0:14:18.560,0:14:22.720
every

0:14:19.279,0:14:25.279
two years or once a year to the point of

0:14:22.720,0:14:26.399
now it’s a once in a lifetime again

0:14:25.279,0:14:28.320
because you can

0:14:26.399,0:14:30.160
do a philosophy right it’s a failed

0:14:28.320,0:14:33.360
philosophy to begin with right

0:14:30.160,0:14:35.680
and what they’re doing now is completely

0:14:33.360,0:14:36.399
contrary to the vision that walt disney

0:14:35.680,0:14:39.120
had

0:14:36.399,0:14:41.040
it’s a slap in the face to what walt

0:14:39.120,0:14:41.760
disney wanted he wanted an affordable

0:14:41.040,0:14:43.600
place

0:14:41.760,0:14:44.880
that families could go right it was

0:14:43.600,0:14:47.120
clean safe

0:14:44.880,0:14:49.279
and fun right and what disney is doing

0:14:47.120,0:14:52.160
is the exact opposite of that

0:14:49.279,0:14:53.440
well and and remember you know we we

0:14:52.160,0:14:55.839
have a

0:14:53.440,0:14:57.040
week’s vacation coming up we were trying

0:14:55.839,0:14:59.839
to figure out what to

0:14:57.040,0:15:01.760
to do and on a whim we were you know and

0:14:59.839,0:15:02.320
as we’ve mentioned before we’re dvc

0:15:01.760,0:15:03.519
members

0:15:02.320,0:15:06.079
we’re like all right let’s see if we can

0:15:03.519,0:15:07.680
book something and of course short term

0:15:06.079,0:15:09.040
kind of hard to book something but it

0:15:07.680,0:15:10.959
was like all right well we can kind of

0:15:09.040,0:15:14.320
piece together this this and this

0:15:10.959,0:15:15.920
we couldn’t even get park reservations

0:15:14.320,0:15:17.360
this short out but then it was like oh

0:15:15.920,0:15:20.320
well if you have

0:15:17.360,0:15:22.800
um annual passes you could like that

0:15:20.320,0:15:24.959
seemed to be the only thing available

0:15:22.800,0:15:27.680
you can’t buy a new annual pass right

0:15:24.959,0:15:30.720
now because they have that block so if

0:15:27.680,0:15:32.560
we had renewed our annual passes

0:15:30.720,0:15:34.880
from a couple of years back when we

0:15:32.560,0:15:37.279
actually had annual passes and kept them

0:15:34.880,0:15:39.199
those would that would be the only way

0:15:37.279,0:15:40.079
that you could buy a current annual pass

0:15:39.199,0:15:42.560
so right now

0:15:40.079,0:15:43.759
they’re not even letting new annual pass

0:15:42.560,0:15:45.920
people

0:15:43.759,0:15:47.279
get passed that’s another point even how

0:15:45.920,0:15:50.160
they’re dealing with their annual

0:15:47.279,0:15:51.519
passes they’re not satisfied with the

0:15:50.160,0:15:52.000
recurring revenue that they’re getting

0:15:51.519,0:15:54.880
right

0:15:52.000,0:15:57.839
because they think the people that have

0:15:54.880,0:16:00.399
annual passes that are coming

0:15:57.839,0:16:01.839
multiple times a year they’re just not

0:16:00.399,0:16:03.199
getting enough money out of them right

0:16:01.839,0:16:05.519
so they’re going to do away or they’re

0:16:03.199,0:16:07.759
going to restructure their annual passes

0:16:05.519,0:16:10.240
so that the people that come once a year

0:16:07.759,0:16:11.839
who are more likely to spend more money

0:16:10.240,0:16:14.000
right are going to be the more likely

0:16:11.839,0:16:17.279
candidates to come in it’s just

0:16:14.000,0:16:19.040
it just smacks of greed you know for a

0:16:17.279,0:16:20.880
company that has the kind of money that

0:16:19.040,0:16:23.839
they have and they’re bringing you

0:16:20.880,0:16:25.360
from so many different sources the fact

0:16:23.839,0:16:26.480
that they’re that greedy and they want

0:16:25.360,0:16:28.480
to ruin

0:16:26.480,0:16:30.560
really what was a wonderful thing a

0:16:28.480,0:16:31.199
wonderful concept that walt disney came

0:16:30.560,0:16:32.959
up with

0:16:31.199,0:16:35.440
and they’re going to ruin it just out of

0:16:32.959,0:16:38.880
greed and we’re disney stockholders

0:16:35.440,0:16:42.320
so in a way we do benefit when they

0:16:38.880,0:16:44.720
find new revenue streams right right

0:16:42.320,0:16:46.959
but even as disney stockholders i think

0:16:44.720,0:16:50.160
what they’re doing is absolutely wrong

0:16:46.959,0:16:51.759
right so let’s talk about the next thing

0:16:50.160,0:16:56.079
that you’re doing wrong

0:16:51.759,0:16:57.839
so now i i will kind of

0:16:56.079,0:17:00.240
once we talk about the our our next

0:16:57.839,0:17:03.600
topic i i have a little bit of an

0:17:00.240,0:17:07.439
update um so it might not be as bad

0:17:03.600,0:17:10.720
so this came from the orlando weekly

0:17:07.439,0:17:12.480
talking about how disney may soon change

0:17:10.720,0:17:14.720
something that they’ve been giving away

0:17:12.480,0:17:15.360
for decades as we were kind of hinting

0:17:14.720,0:17:19.520
about

0:17:15.360,0:17:22.000
so since reopening last last year after

0:17:19.520,0:17:24.400
uh the pandemic related closure walt

0:17:22.000,0:17:26.559
disney world has been without the fast

0:17:24.400,0:17:28.559
pass system

0:17:26.559,0:17:30.799
so for those of you who have never been

0:17:28.559,0:17:33.840
to disney or or know what it is

0:17:30.799,0:17:37.360
disney offers a

0:17:33.840,0:17:40.160
free skip the line

0:17:37.360,0:17:41.600
program so if you happen to be staying

0:17:40.160,0:17:44.080
on disney property

0:17:41.600,0:17:44.880
you are able to make these fast pass

0:17:44.080,0:17:48.960
quote unquote

0:17:44.880,0:17:52.160
reservations uh 60 days out

0:17:48.960,0:17:54.640
if you are not staying on property

0:17:52.160,0:17:55.520
um and you have a park ticket you can

0:17:54.640,0:17:58.880
make these

0:17:55.520,0:18:01.919
reservations uh 30 days out i believe

0:17:58.880,0:18:02.720
um and what it is is that you basically

0:18:01.919,0:18:05.120
go online

0:18:02.720,0:18:06.080
you tell it what park and what day

0:18:05.120,0:18:09.440
you’re gonna go

0:18:06.080,0:18:10.960
and you pick certain rides and depending

0:18:09.440,0:18:13.520
on the park it’s either

0:18:10.960,0:18:14.880
you know kind of tiered where it’s like

0:18:13.520,0:18:18.320
you choose one from column

0:18:14.880,0:18:20.400
a and one from column b or others it’s

0:18:18.320,0:18:22.640
you know other various rides and they

0:18:20.400,0:18:25.919
give you times and things like that

0:18:22.640,0:18:30.080
but the biggest thing is again if you

0:18:25.919,0:18:32.640
aren’t an experienced disney planner or

0:18:30.080,0:18:33.679
get help from somebody it can be very

0:18:32.640,0:18:36.000
confusing

0:18:33.679,0:18:37.360
because basically you have to kind of

0:18:36.000,0:18:39.919
map out

0:18:37.360,0:18:42.480
your day you have to know exactly what

0:18:39.919,0:18:45.760
park you’re going on what day

0:18:42.480,0:18:47.919
and if you have dining reservations or

0:18:45.760,0:18:51.200
if you want to do dining or something

0:18:47.919,0:18:55.120
you kind of have to make sure that

0:18:51.200,0:18:59.200
your day kind of all fits together um

0:18:55.120,0:19:02.400
it’s it’s very much a military operation

0:18:59.200,0:19:04.640
there are people that spend hours and

0:19:02.400,0:19:06.080
weeks planning things out and putting

0:19:04.640,0:19:09.600
spreadsheets together

0:19:06.080,0:19:12.880
to try and you know maximize uh

0:19:09.600,0:19:15.200
the most of of their fast passes

0:19:12.880,0:19:16.559
and again it was something that was free

0:19:15.200,0:19:18.960
they actually started it

0:19:16.559,0:19:20.960
almost 20 years ago so the fastpass

0:19:18.960,0:19:21.760
systems almost been around for for 20

0:19:20.960,0:19:24.960
years

0:19:21.760,0:19:28.559
and it has its hiccups

0:19:24.960,0:19:31.200
um but for the most part you know it

0:19:28.559,0:19:32.320
it it works if you know how to to use

0:19:31.200,0:19:35.919
the system

0:19:32.320,0:19:38.559
um but again when the pandemic hit

0:19:35.919,0:19:40.320
and when the park reopened because of

0:19:38.559,0:19:44.240
limited capacity

0:19:40.320,0:19:47.039
they put fast pass on hold

0:19:44.240,0:19:49.039
uh so basically everything was you just

0:19:47.039,0:19:51.039
waited in in regular lines

0:19:49.039,0:19:52.160
so what this article talks about and

0:19:51.039,0:19:55.360
this is something

0:19:52.160,0:19:55.679
that’s been rumored uh for many years

0:19:55.360,0:19:57.840
now

0:19:55.679,0:19:59.039
is that they were talking about getting

0:19:57.840,0:20:02.880
rid of

0:19:59.039,0:20:05.039
the fastpass system altogether so

0:20:02.880,0:20:07.840
it seems that it was actually as early

0:20:05.039,0:20:09.679
as 2007 there were indications that

0:20:07.840,0:20:12.480
disney executives were looking

0:20:09.679,0:20:13.200
for ways to obviously monetize oh

0:20:12.480,0:20:15.760
surprise

0:20:13.200,0:20:16.799
the fastpass system so disney had spent

0:20:15.760,0:20:18.799
billions of dollars

0:20:16.799,0:20:20.559
upgrading walt disney world’s guest

0:20:18.799,0:20:24.480
tracking infrastructure

0:20:20.559,0:20:27.200
via the my magic plus initiative

0:20:24.480,0:20:27.520
and that’s why they were looking to kind

0:20:27.200,0:20:30.240
of

0:20:27.520,0:20:31.600
monetize the fast pass but that kind of

0:20:30.240,0:20:33.919
took a back seat

0:20:31.600,0:20:35.280
when they were updating everything for

0:20:33.919,0:20:37.360
the magic band system

0:20:35.280,0:20:39.120
because the fastpass system if you

0:20:37.360,0:20:39.919
remember were actually just little

0:20:39.120,0:20:42.799
tickets

0:20:39.919,0:20:43.360
you basically went up to the ride and

0:20:42.799,0:20:45.679
actually

0:20:43.360,0:20:46.880
back then when the original fastpass

0:20:45.679,0:20:48.880
system happened

0:20:46.880,0:20:50.880
you couldn’t get a fast pass until you

0:20:48.880,0:20:52.320
got to the park that day

0:20:50.880,0:20:55.120
and what you would do is you would go up

0:20:52.320,0:20:57.440
to the ride and it would say

0:20:55.120,0:20:59.919
it had a 40 minute wait but then you

0:20:57.440,0:21:00.559
could get a fast pass and the idea was

0:20:59.919,0:21:03.360
that

0:21:00.559,0:21:04.240
the fast pass would be roughly about the

0:21:03.360,0:21:07.200
same

0:21:04.240,0:21:08.960
or a little bit more than the wait time

0:21:07.200,0:21:10.320
for the ride so that this way you didn’t

0:21:08.960,0:21:12.799
have to wait on the queue

0:21:10.320,0:21:14.559
you’d scan your park ticket you’d push a

0:21:12.799,0:21:15.440
button and you’d get your little hard

0:21:14.559,0:21:18.000
copy

0:21:15.440,0:21:19.840
well they advanced it over the years as

0:21:18.000,0:21:23.520
they started doing everything

0:21:19.840,0:21:27.360
with the magic bands to make these

0:21:23.520,0:21:29.760
fast pass reservations ahead of time

0:21:27.360,0:21:30.960
so there would be some that would be

0:21:29.760,0:21:34.640
available

0:21:30.960,0:21:36.240
that day for people who just decided to

0:21:34.640,0:21:37.200
go to the park that day or hadn’t

0:21:36.240,0:21:39.520
planned anything

0:21:37.200,0:21:41.520
but for the most part most fast passes

0:21:39.520,0:21:44.640
would already be gone especially for the

0:21:41.520,0:21:47.679
the big rides that day

0:21:44.640,0:21:50.960
so in this article it talks about how

0:21:47.679,0:21:52.159
now the rumors are that disney because

0:21:50.960,0:21:54.480
they haven’t

0:21:52.159,0:21:56.320
started doing the fast passes again that

0:21:54.480,0:21:59.520
they’re going to turn it into

0:21:56.320,0:22:01.919
some sort of monetized system which

0:21:59.520,0:22:05.120
other theme parks actually already do

0:22:01.919,0:22:08.159
that and have been doing that for years

0:22:05.120,0:22:11.120
as an example universal offers

0:22:08.159,0:22:12.000
their skip the line pass and it’s based

0:22:11.120,0:22:15.919
on it’s on a

0:22:12.000,0:22:19.039
tier system so you can either get a

0:22:15.919,0:22:20.720
skip the line where it would allow you i

0:22:19.039,0:22:21.840
don’t know how many rods but you’d only

0:22:20.720,0:22:25.360
be able to go on

0:22:21.840,0:22:27.679
that certain ride like one time or

0:22:25.360,0:22:28.640
you could get the unlimited pass which

0:22:27.679,0:22:32.159
was like

0:22:28.640,0:22:34.159
15 more where you could go on

0:22:32.159,0:22:36.559
multiple rides basically skipping the

0:22:34.159,0:22:38.640
line multiple times so

0:22:36.559,0:22:40.000
you know whatever the harry potter ride

0:22:38.640,0:22:44.159
is you could go

0:22:40.000,0:22:45.520
multiple times with disney’s fastpass

0:22:44.159,0:22:47.280
system that they currently have it’s

0:22:45.520,0:22:51.520
just a one-time

0:22:47.280,0:22:54.159
ride now you get three to start

0:22:51.520,0:22:55.679
and then once you use up all those three

0:22:54.159,0:22:59.440
for that day

0:22:55.679,0:23:01.520
then you can get additional ones

0:22:59.440,0:23:03.520
if there are anything available so it’s

0:23:01.520,0:23:04.159
a little bit of a different system i

0:23:03.520,0:23:06.880
know

0:23:04.159,0:23:08.159
the six flag parks do the same thing

0:23:06.880,0:23:10.400
where you can do

0:23:08.159,0:23:12.159
um it’s like for i think just their

0:23:10.400,0:23:14.960
roller coasters or something you can do

0:23:12.159,0:23:18.000
a skip the line thing so

0:23:14.960,0:23:18.320
you know so now again the rumors are

0:23:18.000,0:23:20.640
that

0:23:18.320,0:23:21.679
disney is looking to maybe do some sort

0:23:20.640,0:23:24.960
of a tiered

0:23:21.679,0:23:28.559
thing they did talk about how shanghai

0:23:24.960,0:23:32.400
disneyland shanghai had started doing

0:23:28.559,0:23:35.120
a paid system but again their

0:23:32.400,0:23:36.559
shanghai disney isn’t run by disney they

0:23:35.120,0:23:39.280
just lease the

0:23:36.559,0:23:40.799
the name and whatnot um but the

0:23:39.280,0:23:43.120
interesting thing

0:23:40.799,0:23:44.720
with this is there was another article

0:23:43.120,0:23:48.240
that just came out today

0:23:44.720,0:23:51.440
talking about possibly fastpass

0:23:48.240,0:23:54.640
was coming back because they noticed on

0:23:51.440,0:23:55.840
the uh my disney experience app for the

0:23:54.640,0:23:59.039
wait times

0:23:55.840,0:24:01.600
it said standby wait time

0:23:59.039,0:24:02.960
with whatever and that terminology was

0:24:01.600,0:24:06.720
always used

0:24:02.960,0:24:08.400
when there was standby back for free

0:24:06.720,0:24:10.320
right it doesn’t mean it’s coming back

0:24:08.400,0:24:13.600
but at least

0:24:10.320,0:24:17.760
it it sounds like they’re updating the

0:24:13.600,0:24:19.919
the app at least because before

0:24:17.760,0:24:21.440
yesterday or before i guess it was

0:24:19.919,0:24:23.440
yesterday uh

0:24:21.440,0:24:25.120
it was just the standard wait time it

0:24:23.440,0:24:29.120
didn’t have standby

0:24:25.120,0:24:31.600
so again until something comes out

0:24:29.120,0:24:32.159
everything is really kind of up in the

0:24:31.600,0:24:35.440
air

0:24:32.159,0:24:38.640
so problem number one with this is

0:24:35.440,0:24:41.039
fast pass came out to solve a problem

0:24:38.640,0:24:41.919
disney had right that was overcrowding

0:24:41.039,0:24:44.000
right

0:24:41.919,0:24:45.760
disney has never made an attempt to

0:24:44.000,0:24:46.720
address the actual problem of

0:24:45.760,0:24:50.000
overcrowding

0:24:46.720,0:24:51.440
except for rise of the resistance with

0:24:50.000,0:24:53.840
the virtual cue

0:24:51.440,0:24:56.000
and the dumbo ride with putting a second

0:24:53.840,0:24:57.279
ride in and then having the play area

0:24:56.000,0:25:00.480
for the kids to wait

0:24:57.279,0:25:03.600
for their turn right now i believe the

0:25:00.480,0:25:06.880
super uh this not the superman

0:25:03.600,0:25:07.520
wrong one the spider-man ride is virtual

0:25:06.880,0:25:11.039
cue as well

0:25:07.520,0:25:14.240
it is virtual cue so so let’s

0:25:11.039,0:25:15.120
dispel the room disney’s giving you some

0:25:14.240,0:25:16.960
kind of

0:25:15.120,0:25:18.640
free service out of the goodness of

0:25:16.960,0:25:21.679
their heart with fast pass they’re

0:25:18.640,0:25:23.360
not all they’re trying to do is to

0:25:21.679,0:25:24.559
compensate for the fact that they’re

0:25:23.360,0:25:26.960
trying to cram as

0:25:24.559,0:25:28.240
many asses in the seats as possible

0:25:26.960,0:25:30.640
these rides

0:25:28.240,0:25:33.120
and they’re inconveniencing people by

0:25:30.640,0:25:33.440
having a 45 minute constant wait to get

0:25:33.120,0:25:37.120
on

0:25:33.440,0:25:39.840
a 30 you know a two minute ride maybe

0:25:37.120,0:25:42.320
like peter pan right it’s poor planning

0:25:39.840,0:25:43.520
on their part that required fast pass in

0:25:42.320,0:25:45.840
the first part

0:25:43.520,0:25:47.760
it was a partial fix to a problem that

0:25:45.840,0:25:50.400
they themselves created

0:25:47.760,0:25:52.400
now they’re going to ask people to pay

0:25:50.400,0:25:55.760
for that service well i’m already

0:25:52.400,0:25:56.559
paying 120 to be in here to go on these

0:25:55.760,0:25:58.640
rides

0:25:56.559,0:26:00.080
and there’s a very good chance that if i

0:25:58.640,0:26:01.440
don’t have fast pass

0:26:00.080,0:26:03.120
i won’t be able to go on the rides that

0:26:01.440,0:26:05.120
i want to go on despite the fact that

0:26:03.120,0:26:07.120
i’ve paid 120

0:26:05.120,0:26:08.400
plus whatever else i paid to stay in the

0:26:07.120,0:26:11.520
park and eat and

0:26:08.400,0:26:11.919
everything else that’s per person mind

0:26:11.520,0:26:13.760
you

0:26:11.919,0:26:15.520
right so when they do this they’re going

0:26:13.760,0:26:18.720
to charge you per person for

0:26:15.520,0:26:19.200
absolutely the other problem that i have

0:26:18.720,0:26:22.080
is this

0:26:19.200,0:26:23.600
logic of oh well the other the other

0:26:22.080,0:26:24.000
theme parks have been doing this for

0:26:23.600,0:26:26.799
years

0:26:24.000,0:26:28.799
now that’s really not a good excuse

0:26:26.799,0:26:30.480
right if every other theme park you got

0:26:28.799,0:26:32.400
punched in the face when you walked in

0:26:30.480,0:26:34.000
does that justify disney punching you in

0:26:32.400,0:26:36.720
the face ring you walk in

0:26:34.000,0:26:37.039
no it’s an idiotic premise right right

0:26:36.720,0:26:39.360
so

0:26:37.039,0:26:40.960
to say that other theme parks are doing

0:26:39.360,0:26:43.600
it wrong so we’re going to do it wrong

0:26:40.960,0:26:46.080
is really not the way to set the bar

0:26:43.600,0:26:48.320
the problem that i have here is disney

0:26:46.080,0:26:50.080
has a solution for this problem and it

0:26:48.320,0:26:52.159
is virtual cues

0:26:50.080,0:26:53.840
they’ve already successfully implemented

0:26:52.159,0:26:55.840
it they’ve already

0:26:53.840,0:26:57.600
updated their technology to get to the

0:26:55.840,0:27:00.159
point that you could do it

0:26:57.600,0:27:02.400
and they’re already milking everything

0:27:00.159,0:27:02.880
else out of me that they can possibly

0:27:02.400,0:27:05.200
get

0:27:02.880,0:27:07.520
when we go to the park to begin with

0:27:05.200,0:27:09.679
stop trying to find new ways to reach

0:27:07.520,0:27:12.400
into my pocket and take money out you’re

0:27:09.679,0:27:15.520
already taking enough out as it is

0:27:12.400,0:27:17.360
this is just extortion at this point why

0:27:15.520,0:27:19.039
am i going to go to the park

0:27:17.360,0:27:22.399
pay as much as i do to get in the park

0:27:19.039,0:27:26.480
to go on two rides maybe three rides

0:27:22.399,0:27:27.840
then pay more to not wait in a queue

0:27:26.480,0:27:29.760
because let’s take a look at what

0:27:27.840,0:27:31.279
disney’s cue management techniques have

0:27:29.760,0:27:34.080
been over the past

0:27:31.279,0:27:35.120
instead of making the queue shorter or

0:27:34.080,0:27:37.679
adding

0:27:35.120,0:27:39.360
more rides like they did with dumbo to

0:27:37.679,0:27:40.640
lessen the queue or make the cues move

0:27:39.360,0:27:42.240
faster

0:27:40.640,0:27:44.559
they’ve turned the cues into an

0:27:42.240,0:27:45.919
attraction oh you can play

0:27:44.559,0:27:47.520
games while you’re waiting in line

0:27:45.919,0:27:49.200
that’s great so that makes that 45

0:27:47.520,0:27:51.360
minute wait so much better because i

0:27:49.200,0:27:54.159
consider him push buttons

0:27:51.360,0:27:55.520
in the queue while i’m waiting like that

0:27:54.159,0:27:58.480
or you play games on

0:27:55.520,0:28:00.480
the disney play app right like right

0:27:58.480,0:28:02.399
it’s all about trying to distract you

0:28:00.480,0:28:02.880
from the fact that disney is trying to

0:28:02.399,0:28:05.919
cram

0:28:02.880,0:28:08.399
people into a line and and make you wait

0:28:05.919,0:28:10.640
right like disney is one big giant

0:28:08.399,0:28:12.720
weight when you go to the parks

0:28:10.640,0:28:14.159
because they have no concept of well

0:28:12.720,0:28:16.720
let’s limit the number of people in the

0:28:14.159,0:28:19.200
park the only limitations they have

0:28:16.720,0:28:20.960
are ones that are imposed on them by

0:28:19.200,0:28:21.760
local ordinances for how many people can

0:28:20.960,0:28:23.919
be in the park

0:28:21.760,0:28:26.320
right they don’t have any courtesy

0:28:23.919,0:28:28.000
whatsoever to say okay you know what

0:28:26.320,0:28:29.760
we’ve got too many people on this road

0:28:28.000,0:28:31.440
let’s shut this right down for right now

0:28:29.760,0:28:32.000
let’s not even try to get people in the

0:28:31.440,0:28:35.120
queue no

0:28:32.000,0:28:37.520
what they do and you you see it with

0:28:35.120,0:28:39.279
pirates of the caribbean they’ll just

0:28:37.520,0:28:40.159
keep extending the line they’ll put you

0:28:39.279,0:28:42.559
in the cattle

0:28:40.159,0:28:44.640
corral and they’ll have you walk back

0:28:42.559,0:28:46.799
and forth for an hour and a half while

0:28:44.640,0:28:50.320
you try to get on a three-minute ride

0:28:46.799,0:28:52.399
right it’s a terrible user experience

0:28:50.320,0:28:54.159
it’s a disservice to your customers that

0:28:52.399,0:28:56.799
you’re trying to get money from

0:28:54.159,0:28:58.240
right and it’s overall it ruins the

0:28:56.799,0:29:00.640
vacation experience

0:28:58.240,0:29:01.919
well and i think that’s you know and one

0:29:00.640,0:29:02.799
of the things we talked about a couple

0:29:01.919,0:29:06.640
of weeks ago

0:29:02.799,0:29:09.840
is the patent for the upgraded

0:29:06.640,0:29:12.960
virtual cue

0:29:09.840,0:29:14.240
coming into play so you know and and

0:29:12.960,0:29:17.679
they basically said

0:29:14.240,0:29:20.240
if people are waiting in a queue again

0:29:17.679,0:29:22.640
they’re not spending money on drinks or

0:29:20.240,0:29:26.000
refreshments or something like that

0:29:22.640,0:29:29.440
so for them don’t make us

0:29:26.000,0:29:32.080
pay for a virtual cue because

0:29:29.440,0:29:33.600
if you’re not having us wait we’re gonna

0:29:32.080,0:29:34.000
go get something to eat and something to

0:29:33.600,0:29:36.799
drink

0:29:34.000,0:29:38.720
and you’re gonna don’t penalize me right

0:29:36.799,0:29:39.039
i’d rather sporting more money out of me

0:29:38.720,0:29:43.200
right

0:29:39.039,0:29:46.399
i rather pay for a refreshment

0:29:43.200,0:29:49.760
for a thing of popcorn for a drink than

0:29:46.399,0:29:52.080
have to pay to not

0:29:49.760,0:29:55.120
wait on a lot absolutely don’t extort

0:29:52.080,0:29:57.840
the money out of me

0:29:55.120,0:30:00.000
incentivize me to spend my money so i

0:29:57.840,0:30:01.919
get some kind of benefit from right

0:30:00.000,0:30:04.159
and and it sounds like you have two

0:30:01.919,0:30:06.799
competing philosophies here

0:30:04.159,0:30:08.640
that are going to clash right you know

0:30:06.799,0:30:09.679
the more stories i hear like this that

0:30:08.640,0:30:11.919
come out the less

0:30:09.679,0:30:14.559
and less interested i am going to disney

0:30:11.919,0:30:16.320
and give me my money i know

0:30:14.559,0:30:18.399
now this goes back to the big giant

0:30:16.320,0:30:19.200
sinkhole you know that is what disney is

0:30:18.399,0:30:22.000
it’s a big

0:30:19.200,0:30:23.919
giant sinkhole that people just show up

0:30:22.000,0:30:25.760
they back their cars up and they just

0:30:23.919,0:30:27.279
unload the trunk with money into the big

0:30:25.760,0:30:30.399
sinkhole yeah so

0:30:27.279,0:30:33.440
you know again it sounds like

0:30:30.399,0:30:34.799
you know something is coming something’s

0:30:33.440,0:30:36.240
brewing

0:30:34.799,0:30:38.640
you know is it something that’s going to

0:30:36.240,0:30:39.919
happen right away is it something you

0:30:38.640,0:30:42.960
know because the other thing too

0:30:39.919,0:30:46.080
is now capacity limits

0:30:42.960,0:30:49.120
have been you know lifted so

0:30:46.080,0:30:50.640
the wait times are going up you know

0:30:49.120,0:30:52.720
that was one of the things

0:30:50.640,0:30:54.240
you know if we had decided to go you

0:30:52.720,0:30:56.880
know last august

0:30:54.240,0:30:58.960
when you know the park first opened we

0:30:56.880,0:31:00.399
would have had the run of the park

0:30:58.960,0:31:02.240
you know we could have done everything

0:31:00.399,0:31:05.600
like five times

0:31:02.240,0:31:08.000
but you know it was a big wonder

0:31:05.600,0:31:09.360
i have to wonder what this fundamental

0:31:08.000,0:31:11.919
change of philosophy

0:31:09.360,0:31:12.960
is to go from the standard disney money

0:31:11.919,0:31:14.480
grab to this

0:31:12.960,0:31:16.320
let’s shake them down when they walk in

0:31:14.480,0:31:17.039
the park money grab is it the change of

0:31:16.320,0:31:20.720
management

0:31:17.039,0:31:22.799
yeah is that demand from shareholders

0:31:20.720,0:31:24.080
like what is it it’s not there hasn’t

0:31:22.799,0:31:26.720
been some industry

0:31:24.080,0:31:27.840
fundamental change in industry styling

0:31:26.720,0:31:30.320
that would have done

0:31:27.840,0:31:31.600
and that’s the thing too is everything

0:31:30.320,0:31:35.519
is

0:31:31.600,0:31:36.559
just starting to come back slowly in in

0:31:35.519,0:31:39.919
certain areas yes

0:31:36.559,0:31:41.120
the the disney parks you know orlando

0:31:39.919,0:31:44.840
has almost been

0:31:41.120,0:31:46.000
reopened now for a year you just had

0:31:44.840,0:31:49.200
california

0:31:46.000,0:31:51.120
you know open up not that long ago

0:31:49.200,0:31:53.440
other places still haven’t even opened

0:31:51.120,0:31:54.880
up why would you

0:31:53.440,0:31:56.159
you know there are still people that are

0:31:54.880,0:31:57.679
out of work there are still people that

0:31:56.159,0:32:00.559
have been out of work

0:31:57.679,0:32:02.080
you know why would you try you know if

0:32:00.559,0:32:04.799
anything

0:32:02.080,0:32:05.679
you know do a discounted rate do

0:32:04.799,0:32:07.600
something

0:32:05.679,0:32:09.360
well and it’s almost you know disney’s

0:32:07.600,0:32:10.559
like oh well we lost so much money over

0:32:09.360,0:32:11.840
the last year we need to make it all

0:32:10.559,0:32:14.240
back now

0:32:11.840,0:32:16.000
i got news for you everybody did right

0:32:14.240,0:32:16.720
you you’ve got people that were out of

0:32:16.000,0:32:18.559
work you’ve got

0:32:16.720,0:32:20.159
businesses that closed down you’ve got a

0:32:18.559,0:32:22.159
lot of people a lot of

0:32:20.159,0:32:23.360
businesses that took a loss last year

0:32:22.159,0:32:25.840
because of the pandemic

0:32:23.360,0:32:27.840
right they’re not trying to rake their

0:32:25.840,0:32:28.320
customers over the coals to make it all

0:32:27.840,0:32:31.919
up in

0:32:28.320,0:32:33.679
in a month right right disney needs to

0:32:31.919,0:32:35.120
back off and realize that

0:32:33.679,0:32:37.840
they’re supposed to be offering you a

0:32:35.120,0:32:39.440
value proposition you cannot expect to

0:32:37.840,0:32:41.120
get more money out of people if you’re

0:32:39.440,0:32:43.440
not going to give them something back

0:32:41.120,0:32:45.279
yep and unfortunately that’s been the

0:32:43.440,0:32:46.640
disney philosophy the last 10 years

0:32:45.279,0:32:48.880
every year they raised their ticket

0:32:46.640,0:32:49.600
prices whether or not they had anything

0:32:48.880,0:32:51.679
new to the park

0:32:49.600,0:32:52.880
right and they’re already ridiculously

0:32:51.679,0:32:56.480
overpriced

0:32:52.880,0:32:59.840
so do you feel better now

0:32:56.480,0:33:03.440
anyway okay let’s have a moment of zen

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oh glad i got that off my chest

0:33:03.440,0:33:08.080
we’re going to take a quick break while

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i take my blood pressure medication and

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we’ll be back with our uh tales from the

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so

0:34:31.760,0:34:35.440
hey guess what another disney villain

0:34:34.879,0:34:39.280
might be

0:34:35.440,0:34:40.159
getting his own disney plus series who

0:34:39.280,0:34:43.280
might that be

0:34:40.159,0:34:46.800
i don’t know that guy

0:34:43.280,0:34:49.119
uh he’s half the man who used to be

0:34:46.800,0:34:51.359
what a dad joke that was so over the

0:34:49.119,0:34:53.839
years the star wars villain

0:34:51.359,0:34:55.200
has become one of the most celebrated

0:34:53.839,0:34:58.800
facets of the

0:34:55.200,0:35:01.760
uh fantasy franchise from darth vader

0:34:58.800,0:35:04.400
in george lucas’s original trilogy to

0:35:01.760,0:35:07.760
darth sidious

0:35:04.400,0:35:09.839
in the star wars prequels the franchise

0:35:07.760,0:35:12.320
bad guys are some of the most popular

0:35:09.839,0:35:15.280
evil doers in pop culture

0:35:12.320,0:35:16.160
i i can’t imagine anybody that would

0:35:15.280,0:35:19.520
like

0:35:16.160,0:35:22.079
any villain what you’re talking about

0:35:19.520,0:35:24.960
yeah let’s see how many darth vader

0:35:22.079,0:35:27.040
can’t see him for this time right now

0:35:24.960,0:35:28.720
if you change it to your side let’s see

0:35:27.040,0:35:32.400
how many darth vaders are there

0:35:28.720,0:35:35.119
anyway so it seems that darth maul

0:35:32.400,0:35:36.240
is another iconic star wars villain who

0:35:35.119,0:35:38.480
has quickly become

0:35:36.240,0:35:39.599
a fan favorite despite his limited

0:35:38.480,0:35:42.000
screen time

0:35:39.599,0:35:44.079
um he had a cameo appearance at the end

0:35:42.000,0:35:47.359
of one of your favorite star wars

0:35:44.079,0:35:48.000
movies solo a star wars story i would be

0:35:47.359,0:35:50.240
a pilot

0:35:48.000,0:35:51.040
did you see the eye roll i did why i

0:35:50.240,0:35:53.280
said that

0:35:51.040,0:35:54.079
um so obviously fans have been eager to

0:35:53.280,0:35:56.800
see him in

0:35:54.079,0:35:57.359
a live in something live action once

0:35:56.800,0:35:59.280
more

0:35:57.359,0:36:01.119
so the good news is that it seems

0:35:59.280,0:36:03.359
lucasfilms and disney

0:36:01.119,0:36:05.680
are rumored to be working on a live

0:36:03.359,0:36:09.520
action series featuring maul

0:36:05.680,0:36:12.800
um with a story that picks up sometime

0:36:09.520,0:36:13.599
during the time frame of uh the same as

0:36:12.800,0:36:16.640
the solo

0:36:13.599,0:36:20.320
movie uh darth maul made his

0:36:16.640,0:36:22.400
star wars villain debut in 1999’s god

0:36:20.320,0:36:23.440
that was a long time ago star wars

0:36:22.400,0:36:26.720
episode one

0:36:23.440,0:36:29.599
the phantom menace um and

0:36:26.720,0:36:31.119
that was also the first appearance of

0:36:29.599,0:36:34.400
darth sidious

0:36:31.119,0:36:36.640
um and although he

0:36:34.400,0:36:37.760
seemed to have been killed by obi-wan at

0:36:36.640,0:36:41.520
the end of the film

0:36:37.760,0:36:44.480
he returned in 2008’s animated series

0:36:41.520,0:36:46.160
star wars the clone wars and in 2014

0:36:44.480,0:36:48.160
star wars rebels

0:36:46.160,0:36:50.480
so throughout his star wars appearance

0:36:48.160,0:36:53.520
maul has been portrayed as a villain

0:36:50.480,0:36:56.400
and a disgraced sith lord who

0:36:53.520,0:36:58.480
renounced his darth status after it

0:36:56.400,0:37:02.320
became apparent that sidious

0:36:58.480,0:37:02.320
never cared about him

0:37:03.839,0:37:11.280
poor sith lord

0:37:07.200,0:37:15.119
i must feel you’ll feel bad for him now

0:37:11.280,0:37:17.520
not really um

0:37:15.119,0:37:18.160
so a powerful crime lord in his own

0:37:17.520,0:37:21.599
right

0:37:18.160,0:37:24.880
maul is also obi-wan’s relentless arch

0:37:21.599,0:37:26.720
nemesis you know

0:37:24.880,0:37:29.200
that would kind of be interesting if he

0:37:26.720,0:37:32.079
shows up well i don’t know he

0:37:29.200,0:37:32.560
is he still really dead by the time obi

0:37:32.079,0:37:35.440
won

0:37:32.560,0:37:37.520
no he’s still alive okay so he could

0:37:35.440,0:37:40.640
maybe make an appearance in the ob1

0:37:37.520,0:37:43.040
series sure maybe so so

0:37:40.640,0:37:44.800
you know obviously it’s worth mentioning

0:37:43.040,0:37:48.720
that everything is still

0:37:44.800,0:37:50.320
in the early st you know planning stages

0:37:48.720,0:37:52.320
you know as we talked i guess it was

0:37:50.320,0:37:55.760
last week of all the different

0:37:52.320,0:37:58.000
uh star wars uh things that are

0:37:55.760,0:38:00.000
um projects that are in the works this

0:37:58.000,0:38:01.680
is not one of them so this is kind of

0:38:00.000,0:38:03.520
one of those hey we got rid of that one

0:38:01.680,0:38:06.880
look we have a free spot we can

0:38:03.520,0:38:07.839
you know do this one um however it does

0:38:06.880,0:38:12.160
seem

0:38:07.839,0:38:15.359
that um ray parks who

0:38:12.160,0:38:18.240
was the actor who’s been in these live

0:38:15.359,0:38:22.000
action roles it seems that he uh

0:38:18.240,0:38:23.920
probably won’t be making the return as

0:38:22.000,0:38:27.119
darth maul because he got into some

0:38:23.920,0:38:30.079
hot water after some videos uh

0:38:27.119,0:38:31.280
got posted on instagram of him and a

0:38:30.079,0:38:36.240
mysterious woman

0:38:31.280,0:38:39.200
doing some not so mysterious things

0:38:36.240,0:38:40.320
um so now you know fans are trying to

0:38:39.200,0:38:43.599
figure who would

0:38:40.320,0:38:46.800
replace the live-action version uh

0:38:43.599,0:38:47.040
of of darth maul but obviously looking

0:38:46.800,0:38:49.440
at

0:38:47.040,0:38:51.599
it you could almost put anybody in it

0:38:49.440,0:38:54.400
because it’s full makeup and

0:38:51.599,0:38:55.680
the horns and everything so it really

0:38:54.400,0:38:59.119
kind of doesn’t matter

0:38:55.680,0:39:01.040
who is playing him you know

0:38:59.119,0:39:02.560
with all the the made it makeup and

0:39:01.040,0:39:05.520
prosthetics you could

0:39:02.560,0:39:06.640
probably make anybody uh look like darth

0:39:05.520,0:39:09.040
maul so

0:39:06.640,0:39:11.200
it’ll be interesting to to see if it

0:39:09.040,0:39:14.560
comes to light and who

0:39:11.200,0:39:17.119
you know takes the the role uh

0:39:14.560,0:39:18.079
so you know does it happen or does it

0:39:17.119,0:39:20.800
get

0:39:18.079,0:39:22.240
thrown you know to the wayside well i do

0:39:20.800,0:39:24.640
love the fact that they had

0:39:22.240,0:39:25.359
postulated that sam whitwer who’s done

0:39:24.640,0:39:28.400
the voice

0:39:25.359,0:39:30.160
since true phantom menace for them

0:39:28.400,0:39:31.520
might be one of the candidates because

0:39:30.160,0:39:34.320
his face

0:39:31.520,0:39:36.240
is very well known in star wars as the

0:39:34.320,0:39:39.839
character of vader’s apprentice

0:39:36.240,0:39:42.079
right from one of the video games

0:39:39.839,0:39:43.760
but the voice is definitely something

0:39:42.079,0:39:47.119
everyone’s going to relate to

0:39:43.760,0:39:49.440
right the fact that

0:39:47.119,0:39:50.720
they can chop the guy in half and he

0:39:49.440,0:39:52.560
still comes back

0:39:50.720,0:39:54.480
well i love the i love the line earlier

0:39:52.560,0:39:57.760
in the article about people have been

0:39:54.480,0:40:01.599
have been anxious to see him in a live

0:39:57.760,0:40:05.520
action sequence after he got chopped

0:40:01.599,0:40:07.520
chopped in half so yeah okay i mean

0:40:05.520,0:40:09.920
i think lucas realized a mistake that he

0:40:07.520,0:40:11.280
made later on he even acknowledged that

0:40:09.920,0:40:12.480
you know he had a great villain on his

0:40:11.280,0:40:14.240
hands and

0:40:12.480,0:40:16.079
kind of wasted that opportunity and then

0:40:14.240,0:40:18.960
we wound up getting

0:40:16.079,0:40:19.680
the geriatric sith lord and christopher

0:40:18.960,0:40:21.040
lee

0:40:19.680,0:40:24.160
not to take anything away from

0:40:21.040,0:40:26.640
christopher lee he was a fantastic actor

0:40:24.160,0:40:27.839
he portrayed some of the greatest horror

0:40:26.640,0:40:30.240
villains of all time

0:40:27.839,0:40:32.240
yeah but by the time he took on the role

0:40:30.240,0:40:35.680
of count dooku

0:40:32.240,0:40:38.400
he was like 90 and not even

0:40:35.680,0:40:39.200
convincing in the role as someone who

0:40:38.400,0:40:41.920
could

0:40:39.200,0:40:42.560
best a jedi or something right right um

0:40:41.920,0:40:44.880
so

0:40:42.560,0:40:46.160
i i i don’t think they need any more

0:40:44.880,0:40:49.200
shows at this point in time

0:40:46.160,0:40:51.680
right right um but if they are going to

0:40:49.200,0:40:52.800
you know cancel rangers of the republic

0:40:51.680,0:40:55.440
because

0:40:52.800,0:40:56.319
of another controversial disney star

0:40:55.440,0:40:58.800
then

0:40:56.319,0:41:01.200
i wouldn’t object to darth maul getting

0:40:58.800,0:41:03.760
his own series

0:41:01.200,0:41:04.800
as long as they don’t have solo in there

0:41:03.760,0:41:06.640
i don’t want to hear

0:41:04.800,0:41:08.400
any more i want to be a pilot i’m a

0:41:06.640,0:41:09.760
pilot that’s just

0:41:08.400,0:41:12.400
just don’t put that in there and we

0:41:09.760,0:41:16.079
should be good to go okay

0:41:12.400,0:41:17.839
speaking of gina carano always seems to

0:41:16.079,0:41:21.040
be in the news let’s talk about that

0:41:17.839,0:41:24.240
so lucasfilm has made its view

0:41:21.040,0:41:24.560
on about gina carano crystal clear there

0:41:24.240,0:41:27.680
is

0:41:24.560,0:41:30.880
no force in the galaxy compelling enough

0:41:27.680,0:41:33.040
of course i like that to bring back

0:41:30.880,0:41:35.520
cara dune back whether the fans like it

0:41:33.040,0:41:38.160
or not the studio has several ties with

0:41:35.520,0:41:40.400
the mandalorian star a while back

0:41:38.160,0:41:43.119
and we all know why because we’ve talked

0:41:40.400,0:41:45.839
about it multiple times

0:41:43.119,0:41:48.160
and but it seems that not it’s not quite

0:41:45.839,0:41:51.680
the case where disney merchandising

0:41:48.160,0:41:55.599
is concerned so lego is still offering

0:41:51.680,0:41:56.319
many figures of cara gina carano’s cara

0:41:55.599,0:41:58.800
dune

0:41:56.319,0:42:00.480
evident by an upcoming bumper pack

0:41:58.800,0:42:03.280
marketed in a recent

0:42:00.480,0:42:04.160
japanese catalog so the images were kind

0:42:03.280,0:42:06.640
of fuzzy

0:42:04.160,0:42:07.359
but the one figure stocky build and wavy

0:42:06.640,0:42:10.960
dark hair

0:42:07.359,0:42:11.599
is unmistakably dune the minifigure is

0:42:10.960,0:42:15.119
part of

0:42:11.599,0:42:16.160
a lego star wars set that is scheduled

0:42:15.119,0:42:19.760
for release this

0:42:16.160,0:42:20.560
summer the set also features uh moff

0:42:19.760,0:42:22.960
gideon’s

0:42:20.560,0:42:23.680
gun touting light cruiser front and

0:42:22.960,0:42:26.240
center

0:42:23.680,0:42:27.920
uh including in the lineup of

0:42:26.240,0:42:30.960
mandalorian figures

0:42:27.920,0:42:32.160
so cara dune is accompanied by the

0:42:30.960,0:42:35.280
mandalorian

0:42:32.160,0:42:37.839
grogu moff gideon uh

0:42:35.280,0:42:39.599
fennick and a dark trooper so it’s a

0:42:37.839,0:42:42.800
whole bunch of different characters

0:42:39.599,0:42:44.400
with it um lucasfilm is one of disney’s

0:42:42.800,0:42:46.880
many subsidiary

0:42:44.400,0:42:48.480
subsidiaries so it makes sense for the

0:42:46.880,0:42:51.200
company to double back and

0:42:48.480,0:42:52.000
hit off the switch on any prospective

0:42:51.200,0:42:54.560
cara dune

0:42:52.000,0:42:55.680
action figures to keep its distance from

0:42:54.560,0:42:59.040
the act

0:42:55.680,0:43:01.599
from the actress um but

0:42:59.040,0:43:02.480
obviously certain things kind of were

0:43:01.599,0:43:05.520
already in

0:43:02.480,0:43:07.520
in production when things happened um

0:43:05.520,0:43:10.880
hasbro reportedly cancelled

0:43:07.520,0:43:13.680
any future black series uh cara dunes

0:43:10.880,0:43:16.079
the same week that she was fired the

0:43:13.680,0:43:18.240
action figure was a huge sell out when

0:43:16.079,0:43:22.000
it hit the shelves in 2020

0:43:18.240,0:43:24.079
motivating hasbro to uh rubber stamp

0:43:22.000,0:43:26.800
another production rung

0:43:24.079,0:43:28.160
then you had big bad toy store who told

0:43:26.800,0:43:30.240
the hollywood reporter

0:43:28.160,0:43:31.359
that it was accepting pre-orders for the

0:43:30.240,0:43:34.240
action figures

0:43:31.359,0:43:36.000
when hasbro had aborted the whole line

0:43:34.240,0:43:37.680
and that was something like ebay was

0:43:36.000,0:43:38.880
going crazy for a little while with

0:43:37.680,0:43:42.400
people that were

0:43:38.880,0:43:44.319
uh you know selling it you know

0:43:42.400,0:43:45.839
for crazy amount of money because you

0:43:44.319,0:43:50.000
couldn’t get them anymore

0:43:45.839,0:43:53.280
um so but fortunately the brick owners

0:43:50.000,0:43:55.359
lego wasn’t deterred by her firing in

0:43:53.280,0:43:58.000
any way and continues to manufacture

0:43:55.359,0:43:59.119
the minifigures related to the character

0:43:58.000,0:44:02.160
um

0:43:59.119,0:44:05.359
so she’s also going to be part of

0:44:02.160,0:44:08.079
a atst raider set uh

0:44:05.359,0:44:09.599
that’s inspired by the mandalorian then

0:44:08.079,0:44:12.079
there’s a couple of other

0:44:09.599,0:44:13.440
different uh sets like four or five

0:44:12.079,0:44:14.880
different sets where

0:44:13.440,0:44:17.440
she’ll be one of the the different

0:44:14.880,0:44:20.480
characters that that comes with it

0:44:17.440,0:44:21.280
now i don’t know if these are only going

0:44:20.480,0:44:23.520
to be in

0:44:21.280,0:44:25.839
japan or if they’re going to be coming

0:44:23.520,0:44:28.400
to the u.s

0:44:25.839,0:44:29.520
but it looks like it might be available

0:44:28.400,0:44:32.000
online

0:44:29.520,0:44:32.720
possibly in in august so it’ll be

0:44:32.000,0:44:35.040
interesting

0:44:32.720,0:44:36.960
you know are you going to see the same

0:44:35.040,0:44:39.280
kind of flood of people

0:44:36.960,0:44:40.560
going and buying it just because oh you

0:44:39.280,0:44:43.520
can’t get it

0:44:40.560,0:44:45.119
but if technically like lego is still

0:44:43.520,0:44:47.200
making them

0:44:45.119,0:44:49.200
and they’re just coming out they’re

0:44:47.200,0:44:51.040
probably i’m guessing won’t be that

0:44:49.200,0:44:52.079
whole you’re probably not going to have

0:44:51.040,0:44:53.599
that rush because you’re not going to

0:44:52.079,0:44:55.839
have that limited availability

0:44:53.599,0:44:57.839
right and you kind of can get away with

0:44:55.839,0:44:59.119
it by having it in lego because none of

0:44:57.839,0:45:02.400
the lego stuff is really

0:44:59.119,0:45:04.240
canon right true so you know you can use

0:45:02.400,0:45:06.000
that as you’re out for the most part

0:45:04.240,0:45:07.359
yeah yeah as long as she doesn’t that

0:45:06.000,0:45:08.960
character doesn’t start showing up in

0:45:07.359,0:45:09.839
some of the lego shorts so they do you

0:45:08.960,0:45:11.280
should be okay

0:45:09.839,0:45:12.880
right she kind of stays in the

0:45:11.280,0:45:14.800
background yeah yeah and

0:45:12.880,0:45:16.720
you know the problem that you run into

0:45:14.800,0:45:17.599
and this is why they should have recast

0:45:16.720,0:45:19.520
the part

0:45:17.599,0:45:21.040
the problem that you run into is that

0:45:19.520,0:45:24.160
you’ve put

0:45:21.040,0:45:26.800
this significant character

0:45:24.160,0:45:28.800
out there yeah and you can’t just ignore

0:45:26.800,0:45:30.800
the character now because they played

0:45:28.800,0:45:32.560
such a significant role in two seasons

0:45:30.800,0:45:36.160
of the mandalorian

0:45:32.560,0:45:39.359
so it would have been logically

0:45:36.160,0:45:40.880
more sensible to recast the part

0:45:39.359,0:45:42.400
if you’re going to blacklist the actors

0:45:40.880,0:45:44.720
right than to

0:45:42.400,0:45:45.680
just pretend the character never existed

0:45:44.720,0:45:47.839
that’s a mistake

0:45:45.680,0:45:48.960
that’s going to screw up your continuity

0:45:47.839,0:45:50.960
yeah and

0:45:48.960,0:45:52.240
you’ve kind of got a character gap now

0:45:50.960,0:45:53.920
in your storyline

0:45:52.240,0:45:55.280
okay how are you going to explain where

0:45:53.920,0:45:58.400
she’s at now right

0:45:55.280,0:46:00.400
oh she went for coffee right right

0:45:58.400,0:46:01.839
i haven’t seen her since you know do you

0:46:00.400,0:46:05.119
just not go

0:46:01.839,0:46:05.359
back to that planet where she was or do

0:46:05.119,0:46:08.160
you

0:46:05.359,0:46:09.359
kill the character off you know me means

0:46:08.160,0:46:12.079
it doesn’t require you to have

0:46:09.359,0:46:13.680
yeah like like the five first five

0:46:12.079,0:46:15.680
seconds of the show you see a ship and

0:46:13.680,0:46:18.640
it blows up like

0:46:15.680,0:46:20.720
dude wasn’t she on that yeah and that’s

0:46:18.640,0:46:23.280
that’s sort of been a very popular

0:46:20.720,0:46:25.359
technique you know they did it back in

0:46:23.280,0:46:26.960
star trek the next generation when uh

0:46:25.359,0:46:28.079
denise crosby decided that she didn’t

0:46:26.960,0:46:29.520
want to be on the

0:46:28.079,0:46:31.040
right the show anymore because she

0:46:29.520,0:46:32.480
didn’t like the role that that her

0:46:31.040,0:46:33.440
character the direction her character

0:46:32.480,0:46:35.200
was going right

0:46:33.440,0:46:37.839
so roddenberry just killed the character

0:46:35.200,0:46:40.079
off in like this really lame death scene

0:46:37.839,0:46:43.280
right so you never had questions about

0:46:40.079,0:46:45.680
it so you you either need to recast it

0:46:43.280,0:46:48.880
or you need to kill the character to

0:46:45.680,0:46:50.640
to finish that story arc for right so

0:46:48.880,0:46:52.079
but i doubt that this is going to do

0:46:50.640,0:46:55.359
either of those things

0:46:52.079,0:46:58.240
i guess we shall see we shall see

0:46:55.359,0:46:59.920
uh and that was all we had for our uh uh

0:46:58.240,0:47:00.880
what was that our tales at the end of my

0:46:59.920,0:47:03.760
sanity right

0:47:00.880,0:47:04.079
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go for entertainment news uh so

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pink is feeling the love so on monday

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the 41 year old singer

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shared a clip on twitter of a

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performance video made by students

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of central bucks high school west

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singing her hit

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what about us the video which features

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students from doyle’s town pennsylvania

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is special to the pop star whose real

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name is alicia moore

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since she also attended that school

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shouting out to her high school choir

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teacher in her post

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pink recalled that the instructor used

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the famous quote to her

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alicia is not a solo

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she’s wrote but i love this and it

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brought me to tears she added

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all you all sound amazing and i’m

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totally overwhelmed with love

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although pink didn’t actually graduate

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from the school she later

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uh earned her ge day so this was a

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really sweet story

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and the video was very well done

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um by the the choir

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singing uh one of her hit songs uh

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every now and then they kind of threw in

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pictures of

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her from high school uh and so it was a

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really touching tribute and it was

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really sweet that she

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uh posted it so that other people uh

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could could see it as well

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you know it’s funny because when we sat

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through the moving up ceremony on

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thursday

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seeing all those kids there hearing the

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one girl sing the national anthem i

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couldn’t help but think how many kids

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from

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from this class are going to be famous

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someday

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you know and it was funny because i had

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never uh it was after i had edited the

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notes

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for the show i had never really thought

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of that at

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any other graduation before and like

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nowadays it’s such a

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likelihood that you could make it as a

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pop star a youtube star or like there’s

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so many different apps and that’s the

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thing is there’s so many

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things that are available not even you

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know

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the the american idols or or things like

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that

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just the people that are finding some

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sort of notoriety

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on tick tock or youtube or things like

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that

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and how creative you know these kids are

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or

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how talented they are it is

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it’s astonishing so you know it was

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sweet that

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her you know alma mater was paying

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tribute to her and that she in turn

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you know gave them you know how much

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inspiration does that serve to those

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kids in the high school

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yeah to to go out and excel now and to

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see that as an example i think that’s a

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that’s a great story what’s next

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so this was sad news for for me and i’m

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sure

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you know millions of other people um

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you know this is that time of year where

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you know

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uh the the upfronts happen for the

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different

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uh networks and shows

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get cancelled and shows get renewed uh

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so

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it seemed that earlier this week uh

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zoe’s extraordinary playlist

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has now been cancelled after two seasons

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uh

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it was uh just confirmed earlier uh

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this week uh it was something where it

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was kind of

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back and forth they weren’t sure if it

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was gonna happen or not

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they were actually hoping that if nbc

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didn’t pick it up

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that uh nbc’s streaming service

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uh peacock was actually going to pick it

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up because

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there was an article that i saw a couple

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weeks ago that talked about

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um the viewership had gone down

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for watching the show live but that for

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streaming

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the show had been doing really well so

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they thought okay well maybe if

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um you know nbc doesn’t pick it up

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peacock will pick it up and it can still

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continue streaming but

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unfortunately um we have to say

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you know goodbye to to zoe it was uh

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for me i’ve always been you know a

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musical kind of

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gal so you know musicals

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uh you know movies and tv shows i always

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liked i was

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a huge fan of glee um so this was kind

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of

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the next step it was the um

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you know older version i guess of glee

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in a way

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uh it was an interesting concept that um

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you know all these people would start

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singing these musical numbers

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but yet they didn’t know that they were

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singing the musical numbers because

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you know zoe kind of had this special

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power

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uh type thing uh that happened so it

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would have been interesting to kind of

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see where the story went along but

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obviously

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you know at this point it looks like it

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won’t be happening

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and of course this kind of goes along

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with

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you know a bunch of other shows that

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we’ve really enjoyed for the past couple

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of years

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that um you know

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it’s funny when you when you look at the

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list of shows that

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didn’t get renewed it’s actually kind of

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small there was one article that listed

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you know by

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network here are all the shows that are

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returning and here’s like the three

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shows that aren’t coming back

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and it was like of the shows that

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weren’t coming back

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they were the ones that we really

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enjoyed zoe being one of them

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prodigal son um which was another one

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and then obviously netflix is a whole

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you know different animal with

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their shows that um you know seem to do

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really really well

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and then all of a sudden get cancelled

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now again

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is it because of the you know

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the after effects of the pandemic

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you know not really sure um you know

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what it is but it

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you know kind of sad to to see them

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see them go i just want it to be noted

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on the record

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i did not watch this show right so i

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cannot be held responsible for this one

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right absolutely right because

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and to kind of give everybody an uh

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a backstory on that what always seems to

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happen is if it’s a show that the two of

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us

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both watch and we both like

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after a year or two it gets cancelled so

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there have been shows where

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i watched all on my own and the show was

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doing fine

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and all of a sudden you start watching

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it and it gets canceled and within a

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year and a half

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it gets cancelled so and we do the same

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thing to restaurants too right

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right right we try not to eat out very

0:55:08.079,0:55:10.000
often unless there’s a restaurant we

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don’t like

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right right so yes zoe was not a show

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that that you watch so not my

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responsibility no this one

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yeah so so that was all we had for

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entertainment news we’ll be right back

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with our insightful picks

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[Applause]

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go for your insightful pick so last

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weekend

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yeah last weekend we finally got around

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to having some

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family movie time and we finally were

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able to watch

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uh reya and the last dragon um

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this is streaming on disney plus it’s

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actually also

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still in the theaters i believe in in

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some cases

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so it’s walt disney’s animation studios

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reya and

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raya i think actually raya and the last

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dragon travels to the fantasy world

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of kumandra where humans and dragons

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lived together in harmony long ago

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but then an evil force threatened the

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land the dragons sacrificed themselves

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to humanity

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now 500 years later the same evil has

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returned

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and it’s up to a lone warrior raya

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to track down the legendary last dragon

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to restore the fractured land

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and its divided people however along her

0:56:25.920,0:56:30.720
journey she’s learned that it’ll take

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more than a dragon to save the world

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it’s going to

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take trust and teamwork as well as well

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raya and the last dragon features the

0:56:37.280,0:56:42.880
voices of kelly marie tron

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as raya the warrior whose wit

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is as sharp as her blade and aquafina

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as the magical mythical self-deprecating

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dragon named

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uh sisu uh characters also include a

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street savvy 10 year old

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entrepreneur um and the formidable

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giant tongue with the thieving little

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toddler and her band of

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orgies um little monkeys i don’t know

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that they they were probably the the

0:57:08.640,0:57:13.359
cute ones of the

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the group so it’s a very interesting

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hey we need to work together as a team

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kind of uh movie um

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we all enjoyed it uh there were

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definitely some

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humorous moments there were you know

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some teary moments

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as well but overall i think we we all

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really

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uh really enjoyed it yep good pick thank

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you

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my pick this week much to most people’s

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surprise is not a documentary oh my god

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are you feeling okay

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this one i have to credit uh my son sam

0:57:49.599,0:57:54.240
for uh this is invincible on amazon

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prime

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invincible is an american adult animated

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superhero streaming television series

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it’s based on the image comic series of

0:58:02.799,0:58:08.000
the same name by robert kirkman

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cory walker and ryan otley

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the series premiered on amazon prime uh

0:58:10.559,0:58:16.000
video on march 25th of 2021

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to critical acclaim for its animation

0:58:16.000,0:58:20.480
action sequences

0:58:17.200,0:58:20.960
and performances the series stars kevin

0:58:20.480,0:58:24.319
ewen

0:58:20.960,0:58:26.720
sandra oh and jk simmons in april of

0:58:24.319,0:58:27.599
2021 amazon actually renewed the series

0:58:26.720,0:58:29.920
for a second

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and third season which should give you a

0:58:29.920,0:58:35.680
hint as to how good this show is

0:58:32.960,0:58:37.040
the series initially revolves around 17

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year old mark grayson

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and his transformation into a superhero

0:58:40.000,0:58:44.880
under the guidance of his father

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omniman the most powerful person

0:58:44.880,0:58:49.359
on the planet mark grayson is a normal

0:58:47.440,0:58:50.400
teenager except for the fact that his

0:58:49.359,0:58:52.720
father nolan

0:58:50.400,0:58:54.000
is the most powerful superhero on the

0:58:52.720,0:58:56.400
planet

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shortly after his 17th birthday mark

0:58:56.400,0:59:01.599
begins to develop powers of his own

0:58:58.720,0:59:03.599
and enters into his father’s tutelage

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but as mark develops powers on his own

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he discovers his father’s legacy

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may not be as heroic as it seems

0:59:08.799,0:59:12.880
this shows the closest thing to an

0:59:10.799,0:59:14.880
animated version of another superhero

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series we’ve showcased on our insightful

0:59:14.880,0:59:19.920
picks the boys

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we’re two episodes into the first eight

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episodes of season one and the shows

0:59:21.839,0:59:25.680
managed to keep me on the edge of my

0:59:23.520,0:59:27.920
seat with each episode

0:59:25.680,0:59:28.720
the complexity of the plots depth of the

0:59:27.920,0:59:30.720
characters

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and the throw caution to the wind

0:59:30.720,0:59:35.440
attitude towards storytelling

0:59:32.960,0:59:36.000
is a refreshing take on a superhero

0:59:35.440,0:59:40.000
filled

0:59:36.000,0:59:42.799
entertainment world we live in today

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what if our superheroes had a dark side

0:59:42.799,0:59:47.040
that’s a question that they seem to be

0:59:44.400,0:59:48.960
asking a lot these days in these shows

0:59:47.040,0:59:52.240
i’m excited to see where the story goes

0:59:48.960,0:59:54.960
uh episode one

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was very interesting it was

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exceptionally graphic

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probably not a show that you want to

0:59:57.839,1:00:03.040
have the kids watching definitely not

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a show you want kids to watch

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i think we both agree that the animation

1:00:05.599,1:00:09.680
is kind of rough at times to get

1:00:07.520,1:00:10.559
through because storytelling i think is

1:00:09.680,1:00:13.680
spot on

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right uh there’s humor in there there’s

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uh

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i don’t think we’ve seen too many

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touching moments

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not touching in a good way

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oh look at that head explode you know it

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was touching usually

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revolves around someone’s head exploding

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or coming off or something

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yeah yeah it is a uh

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it is a very graphic show invincible

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on amazon prime streaming now we’ll be

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right back

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[Applause]

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i think that’s it this week uh we didn’t

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have any afterthoughts

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we don’t have anything that we’re we’re

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doing this weekend to highlight

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no highlight reels to run unless you

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wanted to show the graduation which i

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don’t think anybody else would really

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care about

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and i didn’t i didn’t prep it

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unfortunately it was a very shaky camera

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too because it was zoomed in a lot

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right right so i don’t want to give

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anybody emotions

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that’s my job so before we go i would

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once again

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this weekend we’ll have profile pictures

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we might we might there’s rumors there’s

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finally going up because you know if

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go to our main website at uh

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i think that’s it another one of the

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books have a good week everyone

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bye bye

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you

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