Gaslight Gatekeep Girlboss

A mix of professional chefs and passionate home cooks compete in a series of creative cooking challenges, earning cash in their bank for every dish that impresses Chef Ludo. But they'll have to avert the meddling of an undercover mole (the "rat") determined to sabotage the dishes and undermine their chances at victory. If the rat avoids detection, he/she wins big money.

The Mole, but with cooking!


We understand that around 10% of staff are striking but production is continuing.

Rats in the production office, scabs on set.


Idea: The Mole, but with a professional sports team. A docu-series that follows a team through a season in which one of the players is a paid saboteur.

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week


25. Ziwe with Adam Pally (Ziwe, S01E06)


Stray Observations

  • "How many of y'all are in my house? Y'all are rolling deep as Adele." (Blindspotting, S01E01)
  • "But a certain amount of fuckery is inevitable with my sister, okay?"
    "Miles, establish a fuckery cap!" (Blindspotting, S01E01)
  • "Ugh, you are letting them change our way of life. We are liberated legs. We are well-ventilated coochie." (Blindspotting, S01E01)
  • "Oh, yeah, I'm definitely using one of those illegally-smuggled butt phones. I braved the dangers of foreign ass to call you and tell you I love you." (Blindspotting, S01E01)
  • Maria Bamford (Flatbush Misdemeanors, S01E04)
  • "Come on. These big old niggas ain't gonna pick themselves."
    "They're begonias. Don't say that at the store." (Flatbush Misdemeanors, S01E04)
  • "Enough with the weed killer, man."
    "Weed killer? No, that's puppy piss, man."
    "Why do you have… You don't even have a dog."
    "I used to! This is old!" (Flatbush Misdemeanors, S01E04)
  • "Kev, look, I like you, but all we do is Fire Stick and fuck." (Flatbush Misdemeanors, S01E04)
  • "Shorty just been lying to me the whole time, talking about she like broke niggas."
    "Nobody likes broke niggas."
    "Exactly! I know! That's why I thought she was different!" (Flatbush Misdemeanors, S01E04)
  • Ziwe Season Grade: C
  • "Some of us need this." (Loki, S01E02)
  • Cyclist Loki (Loki, S01E02)
  • "It's not Asgard, that's my lunch." (Loki, S01E02)
  • Josta and BoKu (Loki, S01E02)
  • "If you think too hard about where any of us came from, who we truly are, it sounds kinda ridiculous. Existence is chaos. Nothing makes any sense, so we try to make some sense of it." (Loki, S01E02)
  • "God, now I understand why Thor found this so annoying." (Loki, S01E02)
  • ♫: "I Took a Shit in Korea" (Dave, S02E01)
  • "I got sucked last night." (Dave, S02E01)
  • "Bro, I ain't trying to get A$AP Rocky'd in Korea." (Dave, S02E01)
  • ♫: Jupither – "I Kissed a Boy" (Genera+ion, S01E09)
  • "We are taking Riley to Delilah's, and then the world is our Din Thai Fung oyster." (Genera+ion, S01E10)
  • "Oh, my God, the '90s were so fucked. What would it be like to have to call people for everything?" (Genera+ion, S01E10)
  • ♫: Jodeci – "Freek'n You" (Betty, S02E02)
  • ♫: Emmalyn – "#FreeTitties" (Betty, S02E02)
  • "Can you spit in his sandwich?"
    "Oh, no, we don't do that anymore now." (Betty, S02E02)

Still the AR™TV World Drama Champion: The Underground Railroad
Still the AR™TV World Comedy Champion: Girls5eva

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

24. "Bashir with the Good Beard" (We Are Lady Parts, S01E02)


Honourable Mention


Stray Observations

  • "I'm getting Pray on those drugs."
    "Well, baby, how we gonna do that?"
    "The only way you ever get white people to do anything: scare 'em." (Pose, S03E07)
  • "I didn't know what to expect, but it kind of reminded me of church. The costumes, theatrics, worshipping. I'm into it."
    "So, when you walking, my man?"
    "Walking? Oh, nah. Nah, that's not my ministry." (Pose, S03E07)
  • "Looks like we aren't the only ones who had the idea for a ladies' lunch."
    "Well, it is the Sex and the City effect."
    "These ladies all came into the city to have sex?" (Pose, S03E08)
  • ♫: Whitney Houston – "My Love Is Your Love" (Pose, S03E08)
  • Pose Season Grade: D
  • "Nigga, you gentrifying too."
    "How? I'm sleeping on a couch."
    "Yeah, but you be at Drip ordering $8 oat milk mochas and shit."
    "Drip is Black-owned."
    "So? Black capitalism is still capitalism."
    "You be on Twitter too much." (Flatbush Misdemeanors, S01E03)
  • "When I was your age, I had my third business. You, you're smoking weed. Is Greta Ton-berg smoking weed?" (Flatbush Misdemeanors, S01E03)


(Ziwe, S01E05)

  • "Dance like Martin would." (Ziwe, S01E05)
  • "My dad is on the board of Goldman Sachs. One call and your whole job is privatized." (Loki, S01E01)
  • "Madam, a god doesn't plead." (Loki, S01E01)
  • "Not big on trust, are you?"
    "Trust is for children and dogs. There's only one person you can trust." (Loki, S01E01)
  • "If looks could kill." (Loki, S01E01)
  • "I can't believe you were D.B. Cooper. Come on!"
    "I was young, and I lost a bet to Thor." (Loki, S01E01)
  • "You weren't born to be king, Loki. You were born to cause pain and suffering and death. That's how it is, that's how it was, that's how it will be. All so that others can achieve their best versions of themselves." (Loki, S01E01)
  • Hacks Season Grade: C
  • "I'm sorry, dear girl. There are certain octaves of the female voice that I am no longer able to hear."
    "I'll take it as a compliment you knew I was a girl." (Mythic Quest, S02E07)
  • "You told Anne I was a fecund literary slut."
    "That was taken out of context. But I also stand by it."
    "You did everything you could to turn her against me!"
    "Oh, was I the one who gave you a face like a fucked ass?" (Mythic Quest, S02E07)
  • "What glowing quotes grace the covers of your books these days?"
    "I'll have you know Harper's called my last book 'unbridled space smut.'" (Mythic Quest, S02E07)
  • "The Longbottoms are notoriously robust of seed." (Mythic Quest, S02E07)
  • "I'm glad you like the food, Carl. It means a lot coming from a man who knows his way around a rotisserie spit. Were you aware that your grandfather hawked chicken at the state fair?"
    "It was the Renaissance fair. And I was the Grand Roast-Master of an award-winning rotisserie chicken victualler's." (Mythic Quest, S02E07)
  • "Well, this chicken man…is gonna shit in your desk, daddio." (Mythic Quest, S02E07)
  • "So, Calpurnia, how long have you been a lesbian?" (Mythic Quest, S02E07)
  • "Loba from Apex Legends." (Betty, S02E01)
  • ♫: Lizzo – "Cuz I Love You" (Lupin, S02E03)
  • Lupin Season Grade: C
  • "No, you know what? We sound worse than wank."
    "What's worse than wank?"
    "Vegan cheese." (We Are Lady Parts, S01E01)
  • "Do you think any self-respecting, God-fearing, Muslim man would want to marry you if he knew you had this old white man on your wall?"
    "That is not a white man. That is Don McLean." (We Are Lady Parts, S01E01)
  • "Cheese bread?"
    "It's a tool of the patriarchy." (We Are Lady Parts, S01E02)
  • "What if I puke? Or worse…what if poo comes?"
    "Poo is not gonna come." (We Are Lady Parts, S01E03)
  • ♫: System of a Down – "Toxicity" (We Are Lady Parts, S01E03)
  • "The real Slim Shady has a foot fetish. [snapping] The real Slim Shady is harbouring feelings of inadequacy." (We Are Lady Parts, S01E04)
  • "The revolution will not be circumcised. [snapping applause]" (We Are Lady Parts, S01E04)
  • "Maybe Saira was right. After all, last night I had performed poetry without excretions of any sort." (We Are Lady Parts, S01E04)
  • ♫: Radiohead – "Creep" (We Are Lady Parts, S01E06)
  • "Since when was Don McLean haram?" (We Are Lady Parts, S01E06)
  • We Are Lady Parts Season Grade: C

Still the AR™TV World Drama Champion: The Underground Railroad
Still the AR™TV World Comedy Champion: Girls5eva

AYO TURN THAT SHIT UP CHARLES

FBoy? What is this, terrestrial morning radio?

Way to neuter a term that is both is fun to say and pleasing to the ear.

What was wrong with F***boy Island? If Netflix and AMC can title shows The End of the F***ing World and Kevin Can F*** Himself

Three women move to a tropical island where they're joined by 24 men — 12 self-proclaimed "nice guys" looking for love, and 12 self-proclaimed "FBoys," there to compete for cold, hard cash.

According to HBO Max, FBoy Island is a social experiment that asks the age-old question: Can FBoys truly reform or do nice guys always finish last?

"We are especially excited for viewers to watch these strong women team together and empower each other to say 'F-Boy, F-Bye,'" added Sarah Aubrey, head of original content. [source]

[pause]

Do– Do they use "eff boy" on the show?

FBoy Abraham.


Later this month, merchandise inspired by the hit series Lupin will feature heavily on the shop and include products like hats, hoodies, throw pillows and side tables.

Lupin throw pillows and side tables.

Don't Do Homework, Just Do Cigarettes

I used Paramount+ for blue because Disney is already represented by Hulu, and Amazon by IMDb TV.

Had Sony not sold Crackle, all the major players except NBCUniversal would be represented.


I ain't forget about Peacock, though.

Red to red, green to green, blue to blue, Xbox is totally Hulu, but PlayStation should probably be Netflix, making Switch…Disney+?

Considering the amount of shovelware in Nintendo's eShop, Prime Video may be a more apt comparison.


Another goose game?!

Beach Plum

There is an unofficial Céline Dion biopic playing out of competition at Cannes where they use her songs but change her name. [source]

So Céline Dion approved use of her songs in the film, but not the film itself?

In addition to directing it and playing the lead in it, Valérie Lemercier also wrote the film.

Her character Aline Dieu's name translates to "Aline God" in French.

A remake of Yesterday in which Valérie Lemercier becomes the only person who remembers Céline Dion's songs.

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

23. "A White Woman's Instagram" (Bo Burnham: Inside)


Honourable Mention

  • ♫: "How the World Works" (Bo Burnham: Inside)
  • Woke Wars (Ziwe, S01E04)

Stray Observations


(Bo Burnham: Inside)

  • ♫: "Welcome to the Internet" (Bo Burnham: Inside)
  • ♫: "Funny Feeling" (Bo Burnham: Inside)
  • Mare of Easttown Season Grade: C
  • "I will not settle for some bullshit commitment ceremony. I have been to my fair share of those ceremonies in sad little community gardens." (Pose, S03E06)
  • "The Black Ranger's the best. His name is Zack, and I can do all his karate moves." (Pose, S03E06)
  • Blooming wedding dress (Pose, S03E06)
  • "Is this brother reciting the lyrics to 'I Swear'?" (Pose, S03E06)
  • "Where that white boy at?"
    "I haven't seen him."
    […]
    "Oh. There you go. He translucent, bro, in the light. It's hard to see him sometimes." (Flatbush Misdemeanors, S01E02)
  • "YouTube Gamer" (MasterChef, S011E01)
  • Paul Felder working with Rob McElhenney's wife (Hacks, S01E07)
  • "Is, is this…?"
    "The "Jurassic Park theme, yes." (Hacks, S01E07)
  • "Oh, babe, you probably just had a sex dream about Deborah because she's fucking hot."
    "Yeah. She is, but… I don't know, maybe this is about power? Or, because we had a really intense bonding experience on that trip we went on. But also, she's mean to me, so am I weirdly into that? Ugh, psychologically, very bad sign. This is exactly how women end up dating men in tech." (Hacks, S01E07)
  • "If Kelly Ripa's day is already over and yours hasn't even started, you're in trouble." (Hacks, S01E08)
  • Grape Lady (Hacks, S01E08)
  • "I ordered the Royal Rumble on pay-per-view."
    "On my TV? I offered to get you cable."
    "Baby, quit acting brand new. You know I'm a cord cutter." (Hacks, S01E08)
  • "And the next time we get together, we're gonna talk about the Bella Twins." (Hacks, S01E08)
  • "I, Deborah Vance, will give Drew $1.69 million so long as he agrees to never set foot on a stage ever again."
    "Can I do a podcast?" (Hacks, S01E08)
  • "Raising your voice doesn't help anything."
    "It helps me." (Sweet Tooth, S01E05)
  • Sweet Tooth Season Grade: C

Still the AR™TV World Drama Champion: The Underground Railroad
Still the AR™TV World Comedy Champion: Girls5eva

Mindful Practice Room

Is the name of this store "White House | Black Market" or "White|Black House Market"?

Either way, bad name.

In 1985, Patricia Smith and Richard Sarmiento opened The White House in Baltimore, Maryland.

The White House only carried women's clothing in shades of white.

Niche!

After a decade of selling exclusively white merchandise, the brand launched a new retail format in 1995 — Black Market.

A few experiments followed, where the founders housed both White House and Black Market under the same roof. Endeavors were successful, and in 1997, the company began converting existing stores to this White House Black Market combination concept. [source]

Women prefer white clothing, it seems.

I think Black Market could have succeeded independently with men's clothing in shades of black rather than women's.

Gray Area: White clothing for women and black clothing for men.

You think investors have pushed for more colours?

White House | Black Market | Red Square | Orange Bowl…

White House | Dollar Tree: Everything is either women's clothing in shades of white or $1.00.

Warner Bros. | Discovery

Apathy's a tragedy and boredom is a crime

Checking in on Los Angeles:

The Hinterhof space in Highland Park isn't staying closed for long.

The all-vegan German beer garden will turn into an all-vegan sports bar this month, operating under the name Put Me In Coach. [source]


Wikipedia » Planet Hollywood » Current locations »

As of February 2020, there are seven restaurants operating:

• Disneyland Paris – Disney Village (Opened July 1996)

• Las Vegas – The Forum Shops at Caesars (Opened July 1994)

• London – Haymarket (Relocated June 2009)

• Los Angeles International Airport – Tom Bradley International Terminal (Opened November 2016)

• New York City – Times Square (Relocated November 2000)

• Walt Disney World – Disney Springs (Opened October 1994; renovation to Planet Hollywood Observatory, opened 2017)

• Bay Street Entertainment Complex – St. Julian's, Malta (Opened June 2019)

A Netflix documentary on the Planet Hollywood restaurant in Malta.

[googles "planet hollywood malta memorabilia"]

I'm surprised that a Planet Hollywood restaurant doesn't exist in the Arabian Peninsula, land of dining outposts. Shit, Guy Fieri has four restaurants in Dubai.

The restaurant industry : Arabian Peninsula :: the film industry : China.

Guy's! Glizzy Joint.

Guy Fieri's Sushi Bar (his first restaurant served sushi).

Pasta Guy!

Epcot Center's World Showcase, but all the pavilions are Guy Fieri joints. Drink around Flavortown.

Guy Fieri's All-Vegan Sports Bar.

Derealization

How did the Oz retrospective book more notable cast members than the Degrassi one?

Drake, I understand, but what are Miriam McDonald and Cassie Steele doing that they can't Zoom in? No one wants to hear from Hazel!

Okay, Daniel Clark is a get, as he wasn't in the "I'm Upset" video.

Ryan Cooley treating Degrassi like Eddie Murphy treated Saturday Night Live after his departure.

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

22. Rank the Riches (Ziwe, S01E03)


Honourable Mention


Stray Observations

  • "Maybe she can give me more than you."
    "Go find the bitch. See if the bitch can get you Smokey Robinson's hair grease." (Master of None, S03E02)
  • "You really went full Hammer. Sold the chains, selling the house."
    "I know. Shit."
    "Now you gotta do the gospel album."
    "I do."
    "We got to pray just to make it today."
    "Come on. We gotta do Behind the Music. The retrospective. I gotta find all those friends I gave loans to." (Master of None, S03E03)
  • Master of None Season Grade: C
  • "If not for pity, your closest proximity to a vagina would have been at your birth." (Pose, S03E05)
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Pose, S03E05)
  • "Horny has no borders." (Pose, S03E05)
  • ♫: Prince – "Kiss" (Pose, S03E05)
  • "Bro, I'm 'bout to be a professional Untitled Goose Game player." (Flatbush Misdemeanors, S01E01)
  • "Do you really think you're not depressed? Dude, you're drunk at three o'clock."
    […]
    "I don't know if New York is for me."
    "That's why I'm pushing therapy. I mean, you can't just keep moving away from your problems."
    "Polanski did."
    "Is this water?"
    "Yeah, I wanted to be dramatic." (Flatbush Misdemeanors, S01E01)


(Ziwe, S01E03)

  • "There's this really great word that I just learned. It's only two syllables and it sounds like 'anus.' Ready? Onus." (Ziwe, S01E03)
  • "You think you're so great 'cause you made one mediocre indie about lesbians in Oakland? Let's see what you do next."
    "I'm actually directing a Marvel movie."
    "Okay, how does that even make sense? You know what? Good luck with that."
    "Kevin loves the direction we're going in, so…"
    "That's great." (Hacks, S01E05)
  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective slot machine (Hacks, S01E05)
  • "If you need anything, anything at all…go to Walmart. They've got everything. The store is incredible." (Marvel's M.O.D.O.K., S01E05)
  • "I've gotta go Saran wrap some manatee genitals before they spoil." (Marvel's M.O.D.O.K., S01E05)
  • "GRUMBL loved those silicone-based humanoid body doubles. Marketing already has a ton of applications for these things – celebrity lookalikes, servants, seat fillers for Marlins games." (Marvel's M.O.D.O.K., S01E05)
  • "The squeak of the mail cart. Oh, it's haunting me! My own telltale cart!" (Marvel's M.O.D.O.K., S01E09)
  • "First we acquired GRUMBL to gain trust, then AIM to gain tech, then AIM, the instant messenger."
    "To cyber with hot babes." (Marvel's M.O.D.O.K., S01E09)
  • "E-excuse me, I have something to say."
    "Is this about the Valpaks? Just throw 'em in the trash!" (Marvel's M.O.D.O.K., S01E09)
  • "What about our lockets? Mine with a picture of you, and yours with a picture of— That ain't me. What is that?"
    "It's a picture of M.O.D.O.K.'s locket." (Marvel's M.O.D.O.K., S01E09)
  • "If he wants to live, Austin has to make like a mid-'70s muscle car and Dodge Dart. Ugh, Gary, why don't you ever say cool stuff like that in front of M.O.D.O.K.?" (Marvel's M.O.D.O.K., S01E09)
  • "One hive mind, but each tendril has a distinct personality."
    "I like pretty faces."
    "I like ugly faces."
    "And I'm an ass maaaan."
    […]
    "I want to eat your dog plain."
    "I want to eat your dog Baja style."
    "See how different we all are?"
    "Now that I heard his order, change mine to Baja style."
    "Me too. Make it threeee Baja style." (Marvel's M.O.D.O.K., S01E09)
  • "Huh. What's it about?"
    "It's four teenage friends who attend a Bar Mitz—"
    "It's Night Court!"
    "Right. It's a Bar Mitzvah meets Night Court."
    "No! Just Night Court. Night Court meets Night Court! With maybe a little ALF? No, no. Just Night Court." (Marvel's M.O.D.O.K., S01E10)
  • "Oh, I haven't seen Lou this miserable since he learned that his outie belly button wasn't actually a back-up wiener."
    "Yeah, that really sent him spiraling last year."
    "What are we gonna do?"
    "What I should have done in the first place – told him we were wrong about back-up wieners." (Marvel's M.O.D.O.K., S01E10)
  • Iron [Man] Throne (Marvel's M.O.D.O.K., S01E10)
  • Marvel's M.O.D.O.K. Season Grade: C

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