We wrap up funny gals month with one of the most positive and delightful people on the planet, Mel Giedroyc! Leah talks about this Great British Bake Off host is as sweet as a platter of Victoria sandwiches. Get ready for some puns and British references. Also, we talk about the funniest things we’ve seen kids do and why Whoopi Goldberg’s name is Whoopi.
This week’s episode on YouTube has live video.
SHOW NOTES & EXTRAS
- We’re recording on Zoom so that means video!!!!
- The gal-pals this month are Dr. Leah Leah, Bonnie Fillenwarth, Katie Harris and Debbi Sponsler
- We have already talked about Mabel Normand, Lucille Ball, and Gilda Radner.
- Get-to-know-you question: what is the funniest thing you’ve seen a kid do?
- Katie freezes so we talk about her (we don’t.)
- UPDATE Ted Talk about birds & the bees (YouTube link)
- Leah’s 1 Cool Funny Gal is Mel Giedroyc
- Trailer for Mist: Sheepdog Tales
- Mel’s IMDB is much more presenting and guesting on shows that staring in them but she has an awesome resume of work. (IMDB Listing)
- How Mel’s career started
- Language major at Cambridge
- Dog spotting
- Light Lunch/Late Lunch
- The Great British Bake Off
- BONUS if you haven’t watched it here is a great introduction, “Top 10 Unforgettable Great British Bake Off Moments” (YouTube)
- Leah’s coloring book (Amazon Link)
- Why it’s called The Great British Baking Show in America
- Product placement
- How the show is laid out
- How the show makes you want to bake better and be better person!
- The show wasn’t always nice – Sue & Mel almost quit!
- How Mel & Sue protected the contestants with coats and swearing
- Queens of innuendo and puns
- Netflix has a majority of the episodes. As of 2020, there is 10 seasons (not all with Mel & Sue). There are 7 seasons on Netflix under The Great British Baking Show, 1 season under the subheading “The Beginnings”. Netflix also has “The Holidays” and “Masterclass” special episodes.
- Worth searching is the missing seasons not on Netflix as well as the Comic Relief Bake Off episodes.
- Move from BBC to Channel 4. Why Mel, Sue and Mary quit
- Mel is BIG into Eurovision. Here’s a trailer to give you a taste of it (YouTube)
- Mel’s theater work includes; Sound of Music, Rocky Horror, Company, Much Ado About Nothing.
- Podcast! Mel Giedroyc is Quilting (iTunes)
- Mel’s books are From Here to Maternity: One Mother of a Journey and Going Ga Ga: Is There Life After Birth?
- Some selected TV show Leah recommends
- New Mel & Sue Show!!!!
- BONUS: Mel’s father published a memoir. His life is incredible. He survived a soviet gulag! Read the synopsis of his book Crater’s Edge.
- Mel Burps
- Whoopi’s name is because she farted a lot. It’s in the Late Lunch clip above.
- Leah highly recommends watching The Great British Bake Off while under the Stay At Home order.
- Next month is animal month!!
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