TLDR: #43 - Hey Ladies
January 20, 2015 7:48 PM - Subscribe

If you've ever been a bridesmaid, in a sorority, or just been friends with two or more women, you have probably received an off-the-wall planning email or two. Caroline Moss and Michelle Markowitz have been parodying these chains for The Toast since August 2013, in a series called Hey Ladies. This week on TLDR, the cast of Hey Ladies Live comes together to show us how much effort goes into organizing one, simple St. Patrick's Day on the town. Thanks for listening. You can find Caroline and Michelle on Twitter, as well as the rest of the cast. If you like our show, please subscribe and review us on iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts. You can also follow Meredith and TLDR on Twitter.
posted by bq (8 comments total)
Although this was a departure from the typical TLDR format, I loved it. The voices were perfect, and the email signature quotes were spot-on. And it reminded me that I'm really glad I was never in a sorority and that despite my red hair I rarely celebrate St. Pat's!

I wasn't familiar with this series before but I'm checking out more of them on The Toast. They seem to have some display issues but I'm able to read some like Friendsgiving and Autumnal Shower, both of which really should be longer and include more signature quotes like "'There’s no place I’d rather be' – Clever Bandit" because that's like, so deep.
posted by radioamy at 8:41 PM on January 20, 2015

This drove me up the wall. I've enjoyed most of the TLDR segments that were abbreviated recaps of a newsworthy internet happening. This, though, was nothing short of The Most Annoying Thing of the Week in my book. Between the editing, the delivery, and the jokes, I had to turn it off halfway through.
posted by conradjones at 9:51 PM on January 20, 2015

conradjones I wonder if that's because you're a guy and have never received these types of emails? I don't mean that pejoratively, I just mean that women and men are socialized differently and that women are more likely to have experienced these types of exchanges. I thought this satire was really on point but as a girl I know these types of girls and types of emails.
posted by radioamy at 10:10 PM on January 20, 2015

I looved it. Hilarious.
posted by bq at 10:41 AM on January 21, 2015

I thought it was hilarious, but I also love the series on The Toast and am a 27 year old white middle class lady. Flashbacks to bridesmaiding. Oy.
posted by ChuraChura at 5:09 PM on January 21, 2015

I've seen these linked to on The Toast, but for some reason hearing them acted out was funnier to me. I loved this show, it was silly fun.
posted by mathowie at 7:39 PM on January 21, 2015

radioamy - that is entirely possible. Some brands of humor are more difficult to fully appreciate for different people, and this could be one of those for me. I'll certainly keep coming back to TLDR, but this small taste wasn't enough to send me scurrying over to subscribe to the Toast.
posted by conradjones at 9:03 PM on January 21, 2015

This post reminded me of the existence of Hey Ladies (I'd missed Friendsgiving), so I'm glad this was here! I listened to this episode with a few others of TLDR today and really enjoyed it. Having the voices was an improvement of something I already found funny.

(I don't tend to get these e-mails myself, but I hear about similar stuff from other women in my book group, especially in relation to being a bridesmaid and shopping for wedding dresses. That territory is fraught with very strange danger.)
posted by minsies at 8:05 AM on February 1, 2015

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