Introduction: Minutes 0 to 4:00
We were off last week as I was sick. I’m watching 911: Lone Star and The Last of Us. Chandra saw Aftersun, which seemed like a student film. She loved The Fabelmans and Wakanda Forever. You can listen below!
Royals: Minutes 4:00 to 22:00
Kate tried to counter one of Meghan’s really mild points about her in the Netflix documentary and in Harry’s book – that Kate didn’t hug her. Instead of owning that she’s not a hugger, Kate has been hugging people. In case we didn’t get the message, there was an article with a quote from former Brexit leader Nigel Farage that Kate didn’t hug Meghan because she “only hugs people she likes.” There was also a story that Kate hiring a new private secretary was “revenge on Meghan.” Meghan has never said that Kate’s staff is incompetent but these stories are giving that message.
Last weekend we had the BAFTAs, which Kate attended in a boring white chiffon gown. She had Jenny Packham alter the McQueen gown she wore to the 2019 BAFTAs and paired it with black opera gloves and gaudy earrings from Zara. We wondered why she didn’t wear some of the royal jewelry. Her glove designer gave an interview to People Magazine in which she called opera gloves “iconic” and “transformative.” I play a segment from Zoom where we talked about Kate’s fashion.
Kate wore a classic Meghan look when she went to a senior center on Fat Tuesday to make pancakes. A photo of Kate flipping a lumpy pancake went viral, but it likely wasn’t her fault and may have been due to the burner or batter.
Last week South Park ran an episode featuring the Sussexes. The British press was like “Americans hate Harry and Meghan!” but many of us were surprised it’s still running. After the Sussex episode was met with glee, people pointed out that South Park skewered Will and Kate too after their wedding. The British press kept running stories about how upset Meghan was at South Park and how the Sussexes wanted to sue them. Their spokesperson finally shut it down with a simple statement.
The British press is doing the most to bait Harry into coming to the coronation on May 6th. We’ve heard that Charles just won’t have the time to meet with Harry, that Harry is still deciding whether to come and The Daily Mail is saying that it won’t matter whether Harry and Meghan come or not because they can’t win either way. I play a segment from Zoom where we talked about whether Harry will go to the Chubbly. Chandra thinks the Sussexes are still deciding whether to go and if Harry goes he’ll bring Meghan and the children. She mentions a story from last week where Harry wouldn’t come to the Chubbly if he thought it would be as toxic as his grandmother’s funeral.
Comments of the Week: Minutes 22:00 to end
My comment of the week is from Fuzzy Crocodile on Peridot’s post about Lil Nas X adopting kittens.
Chandra’s comment of the week is from StLuGal on the post where Evangeline Lilly revealed what an a-hole she is.
Thanks for listening bitches!
I didn’t know either.
Fun fact: my husband’s aunt spoke like Cartwright at every family event for years. It was as annoying as it sounds.
As one of the very few South Park defenders here, I still say that the fact that episode with Harry & Meghan WAS so underwhelming and so not funny, just tells us that the creators/writers do NOT feel strongly about Harry and Meghan one way or the other. If they truly disliked the couple, it would have been MUCH more scathing (like the Paris Hilton ‘Stupid Spoiled Whore’ episode, for example)
I too didn’t realize that South Park was still on; living in Canada where the streamers are vastly different from the US means I don’t even know who airs it anymore! (so that is a win? )
Also, I was so happy to see the podcast notification on my phone Saturday morning – Thanks Ladies for the great listen!
They were new and different in the 90s and I would watch occasionally. They also ripped into Gwyneth Paltrow when one of the South Park boys dressed like Gwyneth paltrow in her pink Oscar’s dress. I didn’t realize how misogynistic they were back then.
Glad you’re feeling better, Celebitchy!
The creators of South Park are currently the highest earning entertainers, and here you are saying that nobody watches it. LOL
@Sandra- right???? South Park has been on for TWENTY-FIVE YEARS. And the writers/creators just signed a $900 million contract with Comedy Central. CLEARLY people are watching it. I can’t help but think that the commenters claiming that “they didn’t even know it was still on”, wouldn’t be saying that had it not been for the H&M episode. I guess NONE of them have ever scrolled through the channel guide watching TV. 🙄 Also, those that claim to never having seen it, who then went on to disparage it……..how do you know you think it sucks if you’ve never seen it???
MANY people don’t have cable anymore, so they aren’t “Scrolling through the channel guide” when watching TV. Hell we have cable and I can’t remember the last time we scrolled like we did growing up, lol.
I know South Park is still on – my husband watches it occasionally – so does that mean that I can say it sucks? Something can appeal to a large group of people and still be crappy.
The south park defending (I’m starting to call it “south park-splaining) has been something for the past few weeks.
South Park is hilarious. Yes, it uses potty humor and could be described as low brow, but IT’S SATIRE. It definitely has a place in our culture and mediascape, and it’s not going anywhere.