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Pop Pop 12/7/17
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Melissa: Oh, yeah.

 

Karla: Drinking first. Okay! Now you can see--

 

Melissa: I can see this is mine because there’s lipstick.

 

Karla: Because she drinks too fast.

 

Melissa: (laughs) I do.

 

Karla: So! You can see our new look!

 

Melissa: Yes! I love it! More energy! Yes.

 

Karla: Right, we don’t have to say “Pop Pop” anymore!

 

Melissa/Karla: Pop Pop Pop!

 

Karla: It’s like the cereal, you know? Pop pop! That. Anyway! You know, a lot of #DeafTalent has been making appearances.

 

Melissa: A lot going on, on Facebook feeds. So many good things going on in our community!

 

Melissa: You know the show called, “Wisdom of the Crowd” on CBS?

 

Deaf actor Raquel McPeek will be on it! The episode is called “Live Stream” and she plays a character named Marissa.

 

The episode will be released on December 10th...

 

Karla: Oh, that’s soon.

 

Melissa: ...at 8pm EST!

 

Karla: That’s soon, I think like that’s four days from now?

 

Melissa: Monday, I think? One, two, I think that’s Monday.

 

Karla: What she said. Monday.

 

Melissa: I have to look at the calendar to make sure, but definitely soon.

 

Karla: Soon! Yay!

 

Melissa: Congratulations, Raquel!!

 

Karla: You know who Russell Harvard and Sandra Mae Frank are, right? They sent out casting calls, looking for Deaf actors for “The Parts You Lose,” right?

 

Melissa: Right, Tru Biz helped out with that. Trying to find the right actor.

 

Karla: Right, exactly. And GUESS what?

 

Melissa: They did it?

 

Karla: Yep! They tru biz found a Deaf little boy actor. Guess who? Wait for it!

 

DANNY MURPHY.

 

Melissa: He tends to do vlogs, right? From England?

 

Karla: England, right!

 

Melissa: Wow! That’s really cool.

 

Karla: Yep, they cast him. I wonder if he’ll be flying over here?

 

Melissa: I guess!

 

Karla: No, wait, I think they may be filming in Canada.

 

Melissa: I guess everyone’s going there?

 

Karla: The important thing is they’re coming to Ameri-- no, wait-- NORTH America.

 

Melissa: Really cool. Congratulations, Danny!

 

Karla: Yay!

 

CLIP OF DANNY MURPHY:

 

Danny Murphy in his living room.

 

Danny: They’re wrong! Deaf can do anything and have a special power! Deaf power!!! Yeahhhhhh!

 

Melissa: You know the show “Strictly Vers”? They tend to do web series. There’s an episode called “Warehouse Party?” and Deaf actor Dickie Hearts made an appearance. So um...it’s interesting.

 

Karla: Yeah...very.

 

Melissa: It’s about two gay friends who go to a leather bar. People who saw the episode were a little disturbed though, because there was some making fun of people who were overweight . And Dickie himself threw up on this guy.

 

Karla: Let’s check out the video.

 

[CLIP]

 

A night club outdoors in the back alley, a bunch of gay men mingling, topless.

 

TOPLESS MAN: What?! Where?!

TOPLESS DICKIE: It was really fun.

TOPLESS MAN: Hey sexy, what’s up?!

 

Dickie vomits on a topless man. Both react in shock.

 

Karla: Ehhhh….I don’t….

 

Melissa: Really...fat shaming is just not cool.

 

Karla: I mean...Dickie...I hope he knows better but I wonder how Dickie felt while he was doing that. Did he know? Or, I mean, ah, you just never know. Right?

 

Melissa: Definitely. I saw a lot of discussion on Facebook about it.

 

Karla: I mean obviously fat shaming is never okay. It doesn’t matter it you’re trying to be funny or not, it’s still not okay.

 

Melissa: I agree. That can really mess with someone.

 

CLIP OF ASL NOOK - Shaylee, 8 years old, wearing a Santa hat and red elf outfit sitting on her couch.

 

Shaylee: During the Holidays, Santa sends me to you. My job is to watch and report to Santa.

 

Karla: Of course you know ASL Nook right?

 

Melissa: Yesss! I saw it! Awww!

 

Karla: SO cute. They released a new video today! Look at ASL Nook’s Facebook and you’ll see Shaylee signing a story as a little Deaf elf performing the book “Elf on the Shelf”! And it is. So. Adorable.

 

Melissa: That girl, I swear. Pure talent. Every Christmas people tend to look forward to seeing

 

which story she’ll do and this year was just too cute.

 

Karla: And this year was a little bit different because she really added her own personality into the story.

 

Melissa: Right! Straight from the heart.

 

Karla: So there was a real connection with the story. Like, she WAS that elf. With her little hands and cute little signs, ah! Adorable and amazing.

 

Melissa: You MUST watch. You MUST! It’s mandatory!

 

Karla: Must, must, must, must, MUST!

 

Melissa: Must, must, must! [laughter]

 

Karla: What are you doing?! Go! GO!

 

CLIP OF ELF SHAYLEE: I’ll fly away to Santa.

 

Melissa: Alright. You know the HBO show, it’s hilarious, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” with the infamous Larry David?

 

Karla: Mhm.

 

Melissa: There are going to be TWO Deaf actors in the season finale! Anthony Natale,

 

Karla: Oh, Anthony, right,

 

Melissa: and Antoinette Abbamonte! They’ll be playing the role of the two Deaf parents of the character, Victor, attending a wedding. It’s a scream. I saw some previews and it was great. So many good one-liners and banter and everything. So funny.

 

Karla: I haven’t watched that. I don’t know what it

 

looks like.


Melissa: You are missing out! It’s funny!

 

Karla: Okay, yeah, I missed the boat on that one.

 

Melissa: Aaaand, get this. Remember Tina and Paul, the hearing couple who signs songs, typically in their car?

 

Karla: Mmmhmmm… yeah. (dryly)

 

Melissa: Yeah, I know. But yeah the woman, Tina Sirimarco has a role in that episode too.

 

Karla: Umm…

 

Melissa: But, I mean, it’s interesting.

 

Karla: AS a Deaf person, or?

 

Melissa: No, as an interpreter.

 

Karla: Hm, interpreter. Okay.

 

Melissa: Definitely give it a watch and let us know what you think of the show.

 

Karla: I’m curious now…

 

Melissa: Yeah I watched the whole thing and hmm!

 

CLIP OF “CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM”

 

Victor introduces his Deaf parents to his crowd of people at a wine party.

 

Victor: Hey, I want to introduce my mom and my dad, Lisa and Paul.

 

Larry: How do you do? Hello.

 

Anthony: Hi. Larry.

 

Antoinette: His name?

 

Woman signs “L” on forehead (as in “Loser”).

 

Anthony signs “L” on forehead.

 

Anthony/Antoinette: Larry. Got it.

 

Larry: Rhymes with “Harry.”

 

Anthony & Antoinette clasp arms and talk to each other.

 

Antoinette: Everything OK?

 

Anthony: Yes. I’ve got an idea. Let’s hire an interpreter for the wedding?

 

Antoinette: That’s a good idea!

 

At the Wedding, Tina Sirimarco dressed in pink is the interpreter and a woman kicks her off.

 

Antoinette looks relieved and happy. Anthony looks stressed.

 

 

Karla: Alright. The time is now.

 

Melissa: Finally!

 

Karla: Yes, finally. You know “This Close”, with Shoshannah Stern and Josh Feldman. It’s a web...well, it’s a series. They finallyyyy announced a release date!

 

Melissa: Yes yes yes!

 

Karla: February...14th!

 

Melissa: Valentine’s Day!

 

Karla: That’s right! So if it’s Valentine’s day, will you be watching it with your sweetie?

 

Melissa: The show IS all about love, there’s a love story in there so it’s the perfect thing to watch with your valentine!

 

Karla: Love it!

 

Karla: So remember, you can find the show on Sundance Now.

 

Melissa: It’s a subscription service right?

 

Karla: Right. First there’s a free trial

 

Melissa: Oh perfect, take advantage of that!

 

Karla: So it’s free for 7 days, and after that it’s $6.99.

 

Melissa: That’s not bad.

 

Karla: No, not bad.

 

Melissa: $6.99 a month right?

 

Karla: Yes, I believe so.

 

Melissa: Really not bad.

 

Karla: Honestly, you’re gonna be fine. That’s like a trip to Starbucks. You can afford it.

 

Melissa: Or a mimosa!

 

Karla: I mean duh!!

 

Melissa: That tends to be MORE than $6.99 so.

 

Karla: You’re buying beer for like $10 okay? You can afford it.

 

Melissa Karla: [unison] Alright/okay!

 

Karla: I think that’s all we’ve got for you today! I’m really looking forward to the show.

 

Melissa: Me too! So, I think that’s all the Pop Pop we’ve got for now.

 

Karla: I’ve hope you’d enjoyed this, especially with our new set up!

 

Melissa: Oh yes!

 

Karla: And our mimosassss. Don’t worry, I’m not drunk okay?

 

Melissa: Cheers!

 

Karla: Cheers!

 

Karla: Alright, see ya later.

 

Melissa: See you tomorrow.

 

PICTURE OF MILLICENT SIMMONDS HAVING CRITICS CHOICE NOMINATION AWARD.

 

Melissa: HEYYYY LOOK LOOK LOOK!

 

[In unison] Millie was nominated!

 

Melissa: By the Critics Choice Awards! In the category…

 

Karla: Nominated for Best Young Actress!

 

Melissa: If she wins, she’ll be the first EVER Deaf winner for that award!

 

Karla: Right.

 

[Improvised chanting, cheering, celebration]

 

Melissa: Rooting for you Millie!!!

 

Karla: We gotchu, girl.

 

Melissa: Yes!!

 





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