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S2 - E2 - My Texan Sodastream (feat. Dan Fox)

September 25, 2023 Jack Jenkins and Henry Patterson Season 2 Episode 2
S2 - E2 - My Texan Sodastream (feat. Dan Fox)
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S2 - E2 - My Texan Sodastream (feat. Dan Fox)
Sep 25, 2023 Season 2 Episode 2
Jack Jenkins and Henry Patterson

Ever thought about the friendship between guinea pigs? Well, today, we're unpacking a Swiss law that insists these cuddly creatures aren't left solo. Can we learn a thing or two about companionship from our furry friends? We're also discussing an uncanny alien discovery in Mexico that happens to resemble one of our hosts, and laugh about a hilarious afternoon tea experience in Norwich.

Adding flavour to our conversation, we invite Dan Fox from the Potters Resorts Five Lakes theatre company. We chat about the rumoured casting of Timothy Chalamet and Hugh Grant in a potentially thrilling Umpa-Lumpas movie. Who knew the theatre could spark such a debate? And, ever wondered what a theatre legend drinks at an All Exclusive All Inclusive? We have got the juicy details. Hint: it's not what you'd expect!

But, the surprises don't end there. Ever thought a Pepsi Points campaign could lead to a five-year legal battle? We're sharing the outrageous story of a young man who tried trading in 7 million Pepsi points for a Harrier jet. Dan Fox also takes us down memory lane, revealing his early career as a commercial prop, and his close shave with becoming the face of Heinz Baked Beans. We also indulge in some mystery with an exploration of Mystery Island and its surprising Scooby-Doo connection. So sit back, relax, and let's embark on this journey of unusual tales, lively debates, and unforgettable insights.

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Ever thought about the friendship between guinea pigs? Well, today, we're unpacking a Swiss law that insists these cuddly creatures aren't left solo. Can we learn a thing or two about companionship from our furry friends? We're also discussing an uncanny alien discovery in Mexico that happens to resemble one of our hosts, and laugh about a hilarious afternoon tea experience in Norwich.

Adding flavour to our conversation, we invite Dan Fox from the Potters Resorts Five Lakes theatre company. We chat about the rumoured casting of Timothy Chalamet and Hugh Grant in a potentially thrilling Umpa-Lumpas movie. Who knew the theatre could spark such a debate? And, ever wondered what a theatre legend drinks at an All Exclusive All Inclusive? We have got the juicy details. Hint: it's not what you'd expect!

But, the surprises don't end there. Ever thought a Pepsi Points campaign could lead to a five-year legal battle? We're sharing the outrageous story of a young man who tried trading in 7 million Pepsi points for a Harrier jet. Dan Fox also takes us down memory lane, revealing his early career as a commercial prop, and his close shave with becoming the face of Heinz Baked Beans. We also indulge in some mystery with an exploration of Mystery Island and its surprising Scooby-Doo connection. So sit back, relax, and let's embark on this journey of unusual tales, lively debates, and unforgettable insights.

Support the Show.

Speaker 1:

I've just found out something very lovely, jack. Have you Henry. Yeah, what's that? I just found out that in Switzerland it's actually illegal to only own one guinea pig, because they get so lonely.

Speaker 2:

Wow.

Speaker 1:

And I think that's a little bit like here.

Speaker 2:

I think you're using this for a metaphor for yourself. Yeah, do you get a little bit lonely?

Speaker 1:

No, you're my second, because we touched on this obviously last episode. No, what I mean is you are my second guinea pig.

Speaker 2:

No, no, no, Well, yeah, well, that's my point, like we touched on this before, because obviously now I'm obviously in a very serious relationship with Rosie Mann and you've been a little bit upset that I've been spending time with her and not you?

Speaker 1:

Well, no, because I still get to see you at work. That's what I mean. So this is the Swiss law.

Speaker 2:

This is the law. I do feel like I'm sort of a guinea pig held against my will every time I've spent time with you. Good, have you seen the pictures of the alien discovered in Mexico?

Speaker 1:

I've seen the pictures, but I don't know where was the alien discovered.

Speaker 2:

I don't actually know. That's what I'm sort of looking up now. I don't think I look like the alien. You just have a similar shaped head.

Speaker 1:

Well, what Head shaped.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I think if you were to take away your hair, who's to say that your head isn't that shape?

Speaker 1:

But the same could be said for anyone.

Speaker 2:

Wow. No, not necessarily I could say the same, because you've got quite a bushy head.

Speaker 1:

No, I've got hair. No, but yours is quite bushy. No, my hair is bushy, not my head itself. That's what I said. It's a bushy head.

Speaker 2:

Well, yes, because it protrudes out.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, but how do? Nobody knows how much it protrudes in.

Speaker 2:

They do because they could feel my head. Well, nobody if we were looking at it. We're not feeling.

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 2:

Because they did tests, didn't they? Have they discovered whether it's the modified specimens was displayed in a glass case? It's part of an official unveiling at Mexico's Congress.

Speaker 1:

That's really weird, isn't it? Yeah Well, we went for afternoon tea yesterday, didn't we?

Speaker 2:

Jack, we did. We want to delight that much.

Speaker 1:

Me, you, Mark, Brewer and Sky also turned up.

Speaker 2:

She turned up at the end there to finish off Mark's final scone.

Speaker 1:

Yes, nice cheese scone. Yeah, we went to the assembly house in Norwich.

Speaker 3:

Huge that place.

Speaker 1:

If anyone has heard our stories from, basically every After the end of every summer of fun, Mark Jack and myself go and have afternoon tea to celebrate the end. I mean, you say it like we've done it a thousand times, we've done it twice, that's a second time, but that's still everyone that we've done together, yeah, so last year we went to another establishment and, as some of you may know, we had problems because the tea never arrived. It was afternoon tea.

Speaker 2:

And it was the afternoon. We got all of our food and they just didn't bring us tea. They were all quite shocked that we asked for tea.

Speaker 1:

Yeah they couldn't believe what we were asking for. So we went yesterday I took Celia Potter's recommendation, by the way, and I had a lap sang sous chong.

Speaker 2:

All you kept going on about for the whole afternoon was. This is very smoky.

Speaker 1:

No, it's not, no smell this.

Speaker 2:

This is smokier than normal. I can't believe it. Do you like Boris Johnson sound like?

Speaker 1:

that. No, it was lovely. I've had a lap sang sous chong before, but it wasn't as smoky as that one.

Speaker 3:

It smelled smoky.

Speaker 1:

It was really lovely, though I could imagine it, by a kind of bramble bush on a cold, misty day. It was lovely. What tea did you go for?

Speaker 2:

I went for a green tea with lemon. How was that? It was really nice. Good, I like it.

Speaker 1:

Mark's went for a regular kind of afternoon blend. But no, there were a few things.

Speaker 2:

How did you feel about it? How did that make you feel?

Speaker 1:

Henry. Well, mark's tea choice, yeah, fine, but no problem with his tea choice. It's more how he made the tea, which was the issue. What?

Speaker 2:

was wrong with that.

Speaker 1:

Well, it was like he was in a children's orchestra, jack. He was clinking the cups around.

Speaker 2:

He was clinking his spoon, rather he then we both did that just to annoy you, because we know how much, because you make such a big deal of oh no, you can't possibly tap the teaspoon anywhere near the side of the tea cup.

Speaker 1:

It's just not. That isn't the formal way in after you neticut that you're meant to stir tea. It's just Well. You should have said that to Doris in the next table over from us. Well, I wasn't going to get involved with Doris, but the company that I was in, things I'd told you before.

Speaker 2:

No, and then that's why we deliberately did it.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, so we had our waitress who was taking our order.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

But then she wasn't the one who brought the food out or the tea out.

Speaker 2:

Okay, this is part of the story that actually sounds fairly interesting. It was an interesting fellow who he came out to describe what was on the Tea stand, what, do you call that Was? It just a stand, that surely?

Speaker 1:

you should have a more elegant name.

Speaker 2:

It is called a cake stand, but and I think we could understand about 50% of what he was on about. Well, he would.

Speaker 1:

So, for example, the bottom tray was sandwiches and he would say I don't want to order the cheese, and they would just give me a cucumber and an egg crest, and I would like a.

Speaker 2:

He wasn't from like Southern America.

Speaker 1:

No, that I know of Well, who knows where he was from, because I understood about two words.

Speaker 2:

It was quite remarkable because he said a lot, but he didn't say anything at the same time, but he spoke for so long and all we were getting was the odd word.

Speaker 1:

So some words were really clear, but it was like the stuff that was really obvious.

Speaker 2:

It was one of those moments when you had to hold in the laugh as well, because I was like this is just the most surreal experience and we were all sort of staring at him like what is happening right now.

Speaker 1:

But it's also like I can see what's on the cake stand.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

Like I can actually see what these things are. And then he recommended that we start with something.

Speaker 2:

I understood something warm, which we pointed to the middle layer of the middle tier, which makes sense because you didn't want to let it get cold.

Speaker 1:

But he recommended a specific item to start with and I was like, well, they're all warm.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, you didn't sound too impressed.

Speaker 1:

After our last episode so the season two premiere I had a message from Linda Gibson.

Speaker 2:

Wow.

Speaker 1:

Who said, henry, you owe Joe a point in the ABC quiz. That's right. The controversy has started again.

Speaker 2:

Already, already, you have messed up. You have one job in the ABC quiz and that is to score the points.

Speaker 1:

And she said purple is not a color of the rainbow. And that's true and I owe her a point.

Speaker 2:

I think you also owe her an apology.

Speaker 1:

So Joe now has 14 points for the ABC quiz. Joanna Ben-Casus and Linda Gibson. I'm sorry.

Speaker 2:

So, Henry, the big thing that people want to know about. Obviously you've survived the driving lesson.

Speaker 1:

I did, I did. It was a moment, jack, it was an absolute moment. I thought manual was going to be really hard to learn because of the stick, because of the stick. Yeah, and it turns out that the stick actually makes more sense than people think it does, and it does actually have a reason.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, because you were quite worried about the stick.

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 2:

You kept saying, no, I need to learn in an automatic car.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, so I did that, and then it was really windy to start with. Then it was also raining, so I had to learn how to turn on the windscreen wipers as well. But yeah, I had a bit of a talk at the beginning, a talk through what everything does. I didn't pay attention to a lot of it because a lot of it was quite boring, so just learned the bits I had to learn.

Speaker 2:

What did you learn?

Speaker 1:

Just about how to be safe.

Speaker 2:

No, I'm asking you specifically what did you learn?

Speaker 1:

Oh, to keep my head rest in the right part of my skull, in case someone crashed into the back of me, anyway. So we took off, yeah, and then I just drove Again. Apparently I'm not allowed to cross my hands when I'm steering, because if the airbag comes out, it comes out at 200 miles per hour and it could break my hand, to which I think. If the airbag's coming out anyway, I think I've got bigger problems than breaking my hand.

Speaker 2:

Well, that's true, but I suppose if your bigger problems then involve you needing to get out of the car and you've broken both your wrists Think of the etiquette and I never stalled either.

Speaker 1:

Wow, so I was a natural, basically, thank you. Thank you very much. Well done, henry. You know we're getting a new studio Jack.

Speaker 2:

We are getting a new studio. The broom cupboard studio is moving.

Speaker 1:

It certainly is above the international arena.

Speaker 2:

It's a smaller room?

Speaker 1:

Yes, it is, but it's a darker room. It's a damper room, yeah, but I was in there with it's a funny smell, and I was in there with Celia Potter, jack, because we were finding out what we need to put in it.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, hopefully decorating it. We were working on taking the girls from one side to the other, mike, just ordering our phone panels.

Speaker 1:

It's going to be gorgeous. We'll post photos later, but we're very excited for that and we're very grateful for that. But there are a few other things that we're grateful for. Jack isn't that right?

Speaker 2:

Yeah, definitely.

Speaker 1:

And it leads us on to the segment that we like to call Gratitude Corner Gratitude.

Speaker 2:

Corner this week. Sherry, who is staying on Resort with us at the moment, bought us both a little gift of a double decker.

Speaker 1:

A multi-pack.

Speaker 2:

It's going to say not just the one double decker, a multi-pack of double deckers. We tried to make a Each.

Speaker 1:

An A truplet An.

Speaker 2:

What are you trying to?

Speaker 1:

say An, an octagonal decker.

Speaker 2:

Doesn't, because they're not all stacked together. They're double deckers, but there might be four of them at a time. A big old thank you to all of our board members, our listeners out there, for listening to episode one of season two of the All Exclusive Podcast, one of our highest.

Speaker 1:

On the day of release it wasn't even 24 hours.

Speaker 2:

Over a thousand of you listened to last week's episode, so I am grateful for the board members. Oh, grateful for you. Actually, I'm also grateful for Donna, your driving instructor, for teaching you the proper road safety etiquette.

Speaker 1:

To keep me alive, yeah.

Speaker 2:

Well, not so much that, just to keep the rest of us alive. Donna, I'm grateful for you.

Speaker 1:

Thank you, jacques. This week, jacques, I'm grateful for Claire Brewer, who yesterday, when we visited her in John Lewis in Norwich, she gave me a tester of a rehydrating toner spray, a facial toner, and it was very rehydrating and I will now have to order a bottle. So, claire Brewer, I'm grateful for you.

Speaker 2:

We're so grateful for you.

Speaker 1:

Well, anyway, jacques, this week, as we previously said, we're speaking to Dan Fox.

Speaker 2:

We are speaking to Dan Fox of the theatre company at Five Lakes. This is our first trip down to Five Lakes this season, jacques, our first interview and it was, yeah, our first trip down to Five Lakes, and what a bit of an ordeal it was. I know we talk about it in a later episode and a later interview oh goodness.

Speaker 2:

But what a nightmare we had when we got there. I mean, I have to say a big old thank you to everybody down at Five Lakes because they were all so friendly, so welcoming, couldn't do enough for us, really really lovely. Especially a big thank you to Dan, one of the bar supervisors, because as soon as we got there we got there quite late at night because obviously I was doing the pre-show at Hopton on scenes Certainly were, and then we drove down afterwards. So we arrived quite late and had to set up our studio at Five Lakes on lakes, and Dan, the bar supervisor he couldn't do enough for us, got us some drinks?

Speaker 1:

No, he bought us drinks. Set us up in the trophy room.

Speaker 2:

Food, which was very lovely.

Speaker 1:

Very lovely food. And it was nice we set our studio up, had some of the late nights Took us quite a while to set the studio up as well, because it's quite a bit of equipment.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, and we obviously had to get things right and move things around, and then we went to bed.

Speaker 1:

I then ended up heading to Five Lakes quite early on in the morning to go and just get this studio ready, and as I was prepping the final things for the studio, this sound came on and we quickly realized that our studio had been placed above a building site.

Speaker 2:

It was quite surprising. Yes, the sound of an angle grinder isn't necessarily something we wanted as a background sort of ambience for our podcast.

Speaker 1:

No, so we had to basically pick up all of our stuff, move it to the Vista Suite, which is about afternoon tea is consumed at Five Lakes. So, jack, this is the interview that followed the moving of the studio into the Vista Suite. In our first Five Lakes interview of the All-Exclusive.

Speaker 3:

Podcast press play there's a new film coming out, isn't there?

Speaker 2:

They're doing like a Freakwam.

Speaker 3:

Timothy.

Speaker 1:

Chalamet.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, you have quite a Timothy Chalamet look to you.

Speaker 1:

I think that's a huge compliment. Yeah, you like him don't you, you could.

Speaker 3:

I'm a fan of Timothy Chalamet. You could step in as Wonka at some point. I could.

Speaker 1:

While you're here, I could do that, is it?

Speaker 2:

Hugh Grant as the unblember yeah. Yeah, I don't mean to say the obvious. Who would make a good unblember?

Speaker 3:

It's just like Are you asking me no, no, no, well, either of you. Oh, in general, in like famous people, no, I'm talking Johnny Mack.

Speaker 2:

That's where I go with that, because we had him on the podcast and most of the conversation was about his height and I just think maybe there is a trick mist, if in lights come action, johnny Mack is not featuring as an unblember, oh wow.

Speaker 1:

Attribute to the smurfs all the borrowers.

Speaker 3:

I'm just so sad that I've missed this opportunity to make an unblember.

Speaker 2:

I just feel like maybe that should have Attribute to Gulliver's Travels.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, none of those are in it.

Speaker 1:

No.

Speaker 3:

Umpa-lumpas are our only chance. Yeah, I would also say, while we're on the topic of umpa-lumpas, if you're going for a famous person, I know Hugh Grant is a great option, but I think Danny DeVito would make a great umpa-lumpa, danny DeVito.

Speaker 2:

I'm surprised he hasn't been an umpa-lumpa. That's no, because generally he'll go for a lot of those parts, but yeah.

Speaker 1:

I know she's become quite a regular feature, Joanna Lumley.

Speaker 3:

Joanna Lumley should be quite a posh umpa-lumpa. She's a great umpa-lumpa.

Speaker 2:

I'd like to see that. I'd like to see more about the cultures, yeah, so she could do the travels around umpa-lumpa land.

Speaker 3:

It could be a movie about the umpa-lumpas. I thought it was called umpa-lumpa land.

Speaker 2:

Maybe it is. So we asked everybody about what drink they'd like. Anything from the all-exclusive all-inclusive. When you've done it.

Speaker 1:

I've done it the opposite way. I've ever done it which I've never done before.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, because a lot of people call this podcast the all-inclusive podcast.

Speaker 1:

We don't like those people. It's the all-exclusive podcast.

Speaker 3:

Yes.

Speaker 2:

On the other way.

Speaker 3:

You've chosen the herbal tea I have. I've gone for a ginger tea. Just because it's good for the old voce.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

That's true. Yeah, I don't know if I've ever been able to get my head around herbal tea, which makes me surprised a lot of people. Yeah, because I drink a lot of teas, various teas, various petals I can do that, which some would say. What petals are we? A rose-puchon tea, wow.

Speaker 2:

I don't think I've ever heard of that. You don't want to, because who will now go on about it. I did a video on.

Speaker 1:

Facebook. If you've not seen that, I encourage you to.

Speaker 3:

It's very entertaining.

Speaker 2:

I will have a look at the rose-puchon Is this for four hours.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, rose-puchon Fortunes do it in a loose leaf blend. They don't do bags yet, which is frustrating if you don't have a tea strainer to help.

Speaker 3:

But I don't have one.

Speaker 1:

Don't have one when I don't bring my tea strainer.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, it can be embarrassing.

Speaker 2:

If you weren't seeing this evening what drink would you have come for.

Speaker 3:

Are we talking alcoholic beverage? Potentially Beverage. My most recent drink of choice is a Bacardi and soda Cardin soda oh yeah, strange to some, yeah, delicious to this guy.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, yeah, and just for the purposes of the audio he pointed himself there.

Speaker 1:

Yes, there wasn't a double-jack Jenkins.

Speaker 2:

There's not another random guy here Just drinking Bacardi and soda.

Speaker 3:

There is an umbilumper in the corner. There is Danny nice to?

Speaker 2:

see you, but yes anyway. So you love a Bacardi and soda. Bacardi and soda, I would say.

Speaker 3:

How did you find that? I did a allergy test and I found out that I have a slight intolerance to wheat and rye. No-transcript, so lots and barley. I have quite an intolerance to barley, so a lot of things have a lot of alcohols of barley in them.

Speaker 1:

But rum doesn't well, why rum Right? This could be interesting.

Speaker 2:

Oh, okay, he had a weird reaction the other evening, did you Right? He drank multiple drinks, so all of them alcoholic.

Speaker 1:

I had seven double spiced rum and coax in the space of an hour. Right, that was a mistake. Yeah, I admit that I hold up my hands.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, but he suddenly he's still muted alcohol.

Speaker 1:

I broke out only for half an hour, limited time only. Oh, a rash on my arm and a flushed face, very flushed. I'm either dying or I have an intolerance.

Speaker 3:

That's a sign of analogy, so yeah. I think we have to test this.

Speaker 1:

So we have to do just half an hour. Is that likely? Yeah?

Speaker 3:

I guess, because then maybe the alcohol of processed and the For bonus episode.

Speaker 1:

I think we need to go and get me tested. An analogy to test how did you do that?

Speaker 3:

How did you? Oh, I just went online, typed in allergy tests and you can.

Speaker 2:

There's quite a few.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, there's quite a lot. Is it a fingerprint?

Speaker 3:

So, because I can't do fingerprints, no, a little strand of hair in a.

Speaker 1:

No way. What if it turns out like that scene in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets? That's, that I turn into a cat, you may?

Speaker 3:

No, no, that's a risk you had to take.

Speaker 2:

You're taking the hair from you. You're not taking it off someone else. I'm just a conical yeah.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, yeah, it wasn't professional. No, it's Professor Filch.

Speaker 2:

It was Filch is cat. No, it was because she tried to take it from another student but that student had been home and got a cat.

Speaker 1:

Oh, I thought it was no it wasn't Filch is cat, I thought it was.

Speaker 2:

I've just recently rewatched all the films. Did you spot me, oh?

Speaker 3:

no, where were you? Where were you in the films? I was in number four and number five.

Speaker 2:

The better way.

Speaker 3:

What else were you in? I was in Slytherin, ok.

Speaker 2:

I didn't want to say yeah, you do look like a Slytherin, yeah, I'll point that out. So how they talk, yeah, talk us through that then. So you were just sort of.

Speaker 3:

I was in like a childhood agency and then I got offered to do just loads of extra work in it and I did a couple of different scenes and then I was really chatty with all the people there and I kept joking with them like, oh, am I going to get a speaking line, Am I going to get someone else? And then one day they needed somebody to do like a stunt, effectively. And they were like oh, Dan seems confident, let's ask him. So they hooked me up on some wires and I walked up the wall with sticky boots in the Weezy Twins joke shop. Ah yes.

Speaker 2:

I am walking sideways up the wall Really cool.

Speaker 3:

Dan is pretty cool, my shoes are at Harry Potter World, which I'm going to go in a couple of months to see.

Speaker 1:

Because a couple of my friends.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, they're bright. Yellow and pink shoes made specifically for these feet when they were 13.

Speaker 1:

Dan is the chosen. Dan Vox is pointing to his own feet, not these feet, not Danny DeVito's feet.

Speaker 2:

And so did you work with the other characters? Because I was watching the Reunion episode thing not so long ago and they just said that all the kids had so much fun on those filming. Yeah, a lot of.

Speaker 3:

I got to meet pretty much all of the main kid characters, and Rupert Grint was a bit shy. Daniel Radcliffe was great, just really friendly. Bubbly Emma was a bit like do you want to speak to anyone? Yeah, but she probably got a lot of attention.

Speaker 2:

So I completely understand it. What and did you have any stories from when the cameras weren't rolling then, and what did you? Do in the in-between takes.

Speaker 1:

We don't have the budget to be sued for. Liable.

Speaker 3:

I don't have a story from Harry Potter. Do you have the budget for Finding Neverland? Yeah, that wasn't a high budget yeah it wasn't as big of a thing. Dustin Hoffman was in that and we got to speak to him and the first thing as we went up to say, hi, dustin, he barked at us like a dog and then just didn't say anything. Yeah, so that's an experience.

Speaker 1:

This is a cucumber celebrity gossip column. Yeah, it has. Yeah, this is I don't really know what this podcast has become.

Speaker 2:

It's just what's natural.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, I mean that's. I had a very interesting childhood.

Speaker 1:

What ever happened to a soda stream?

Speaker 3:

Yeah, they don't really advertise. They don't want to do anything. They were big years ago.

Speaker 1:

They were big. I remember in some of my friends' houses they used to have one. I was always really jealous they had their time. Yeah, they might have rebranded.

Speaker 2:

They may have other hungry items True. Yeah, but with that brand name you could only really do your pretty much not, they could become a streaming website. Yes, yeah, what sort of programs would you think would be on soda stream and through?

Speaker 1:

Netflix Pepsi, where's my Jet? Yeah, that was a really good documentary.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I've heard about that have you watched Pepsi, where's my Jet?

Speaker 1:

Never Even heard of it. It's about in the 90s when Pepsi ran this campaign where they were giving away. So they ran this basically Pepsi Points campaign where the more Pepsi you buy you get Pepsi points on the back of Pepsi cans. And on the advert they showed oh, the Pepsi t-shirt is 20 Pepsi points, the Pepsi hoodie is 40 Pepsi points, and at the end, as a joke, they put a Harrier jet is 7 million Pepsi points. Somebody got 7 million. Well, they didn't add any small print onto the advert, nothing.

Speaker 1:

And anyway this guy did some digging just this random kid in the US and managed to get a backer to write him a check for $700,000. And because a Harrier jet's worth like 30 something million. So it was actually a very good business opportunity. And they found a way of cheating the system and they sent this thing to Pepsi and Pepsi basically thought it was a joke. Then they were like no, we're going to press legal action if we don't get this jet. Pepsi then offered to buy them out, give them both a million dollars. This is like some 20-year-old kid from the US. And he refused the deal. He said no, I want a jet. And it started this five-year-long legal battle.

Speaker 2:

You don't need to watch it now, but it's coming to Soda Stream. It's coming to Soda.

Speaker 1:

Stream soon. Yeah, the outcome was he lost the legal battle and he should have taken a million dollars.

Speaker 3:

He should have taken a million. Yeah, you can't really beat.

Speaker 1:

Pepsi there can you, he was very close, was he Very, very close? It's now used in many law schools as a false advertising investigation.

Speaker 2:

Oh well, see, this podcast is educational, it is MUSIC. But how did your career start then? What was your first sort of introduction?

Speaker 3:

to this profession. I was on stage as a baby, so technically I was kind of being used as a prop when I was an infant. Like fairy liquid. Like fairy liquid. Yeah, I was the baby for a show, you mean like fairy liquid. There's a baby on fairy liquid, isn't there Fairy liquid, yeah Baby. It took me a second to realise as well.

Speaker 1:

I was like fairy liquid.

Speaker 3:

But yeah, there's a baby on fairy liquid isn't there. Did you ever have to do adverts? I did one advert, but again just all background stuff. You'd never really spot me.

Speaker 1:

You'd always be like, oh, there's that. Well, I'm about to drop a bombshell. Have you done an advert? Nearly, you are looking at what could have been the face of Heinz Baked Beans.

Speaker 2:

No, he's talking about himself.

Speaker 1:

Yes, yes, not Dan Fox, yeah, or Danny DeVito or Jack Jenkins. When I was four or five, I had white, blonde, curly hair, luscious locks.

Speaker 2:

And it all went wrong, thank you.

Speaker 1:

And there was an advert that Heinz did, very emotional advert of three decades, and I had to ride this tricycle down the streets of London and I booked the job. I got the job, so we're filming all day and they needed one more shot of the day, one more shot of me. We're going to go one more time and I could have kept the bike and had a small wage, so I guess as well. And I refused to do it. I was too tired, so bring in the other blonde child.

Speaker 2:

And he's kept up that sort of work ethic ever since.

Speaker 3:

So doing everything apart from the last bit, Actually no.

Speaker 2:

Sort of just refusing to do things.

Speaker 1:

Just refusing to do anything.

Speaker 3:

Unless there's a bike involved. Unless there's a bike, a nice tricycle.

Speaker 1:

They gave me the horn. The director. What a there we go Wow, that was my first and last time.

Speaker 3:

In hindsight, you probably should have done it. Oh wow, sorry, I probably should have warned you. I'm a dad joker, yeah.

Speaker 1:

We've established that now. Yeah.

Speaker 2:

That's all that matters. Where did that lead on to? So you went in to sort of train to college as well.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, I did a BTEC in performing arts and then I did audition for a drama school. Didn't get it and then just decided I'll try and do some auditions instead for work. And then I went and worked up in North Yorkshire at a resort as an entertainer and doing the shows in the evening at a place called Flamingo Land. And then I went off and did some auditions again and went and worked in Mallorca, Spain. Any stories from Spain? What sort of what happens in Spain stays in Spain. Yeah, I think that's the rule, isn't it? Is that the place? And got picked up by a cruise ship, Carnival Cruise Lines? Yes, I can't, Did Carnival for two and a half years and then I got to Australia as well.

Speaker 2:

They're very good like sort of party ships, aren't they Some?

Speaker 3:

of them, yeah, some of them, the short ones can be very much just party cruises.

Speaker 2:

Where's your favourite place you went to on the cruise ships? Where is?

Speaker 3:

that. Where is my favourite place I went to on the cruise ships? I would say probably somewhere in Australia. Off the coast of Australia, there's a place called Mystery Island that used to be known for cannibalism Right, so they've got a big shrine to like cannibalism.

Speaker 2:

Is that not where they go to in Scooby-Doo? I think it may be, yeah.

Speaker 3:

Really, I never even put two and two together. That may genuinely be the place where they go to.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, so it was full of cannibals, or no? There used to be cannibals, used to be cannibals. I can't. What's there now on Mystery Island? Now there's a lot of tourism.

Speaker 3:

There's just a big cooking pot in the middle. There's also a lot A big cooking pot yeah, big cooking pot in the middle, that's the shrine. That's the tourist shrine like come and stand in the pot and get your picture taken like you're being cooked. Do they do food? Yes, they did.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, yeah, I didn't. Surely they'd have to, but again, you'd think about that sort of thing. What sort of cuisine was on offer on Mystery Island, I think?

Speaker 3:

I only ever had a coconut.

Speaker 2:

I didn't trust it. Play it safe there. Yeah, play it safe, play it safe, make sure you go sort of vegan.

Speaker 3:

Yeah Well.

Speaker 1:

I am vegan, so you're the first vegan we've had on the podcast. Really, yeah.

Speaker 3:

Oh yeah.

Speaker 2:

Maybe no, not maybe yeah. Have you seen the new Mario film?

Speaker 3:

Yes, no, I watched it on the flight back A week ago.

Speaker 1:

That's right, because you've spent on a road trip, haven't you?

Speaker 3:

I did. Yeah, yeah, I was, I did, I was. Well, tell us where you went. I went to the USA and then I came back here and then opened Born in the USA.

Speaker 1:

Wow, yeah, so you were born in the USA, yeah.

Speaker 3:

I wasn't born, I was reborn.

Speaker 1:

You were reborn in the USA.

Speaker 3:

That's what we should have called this show.

Speaker 2:

Did you know the show. So you said did you come back for rehearsals or?

Speaker 3:

something. I learned a majority of the bits before I left. Yeah, in 2019. In 2019.

Speaker 2:

My point is like did you go on this road trip and as you were going, you were still learning the show? Because that would have? What an experience that would have been yes, yes, I was.

Speaker 3:

I mean that's a no then. Yes, I'm a professional and I was learning it as I went. Where did you go?

Speaker 2:

Where was your top?

Speaker 3:

place I Tinnerary Wise. I started in Miami. I went up to Orlando to do Disney, of course, and then we went to Texas. We went to Houston, austin, dallas, fort Worth. Dallas is a place I would really recommend. That place was amazing. It was really cool. It was a very authentically old school cowboy American feel.

Speaker 2:

Did you? We were in like a saloon.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, Proper little saloon, it was packed line dancing everything.

Speaker 2:

So just let's set the scene so walk through the doors. Did have that or more soundscaping, yeah, no it didn't.

Speaker 3:

It didn't have the saloon doors. Unfortunately, I think they've had to up the security since Automatic doors and describe the scene Was there like an oldie man playing the piano in the corner. There was a band playing on like a very small little dance floor Right and then a bar just to the right and a little seating area just past that. It was a very small bar, but there was about maybe a hundred people in there. Yeah.

Speaker 1:

It was packed.

Speaker 3:

It was great. And did you say I'll have a cardigan soda please? I did actually, yeah.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, can we just have an impression of that, because this is going to be like a radio play. So can you just howdy? Sir, can I take your order please?

Speaker 3:

Oh hi, yeah, yeah. Can I get a? I'll have a white rum please. Can I get a Picardi and a soda please?

Speaker 1:

Is that for my soda stream?

Speaker 3:

No, you know like you can get the soda, just a soda. I actually maybe soda stream. I can make it in my soda stream. Yeah Well, go with the soda stream. Yeah, whatever you suggest, I'm interested to watch. I bought it. It is sale.

Speaker 2:

And scene.

Speaker 3:

And scene Well done. That was a pretty good text. You don't have to be nice to him.

Speaker 2:

He wasn't from text, he was mediocre. He was from text, so we like to play a bit of a game with all of our guests right on the order. Excuse us podcast. It's become quite a hit Actually. Yeah, in season one it's called the ABC quiz. Okay, abc standing for anything but correct, correct.

Speaker 2:

We're going to ask you a series of questions. You have 48 seconds on the clock. You you've got to just ask, answer a question, but it's got to be an incorrect answer every single time. For example, if we were to ask you what color is the sky brown.

Speaker 1:

You yeah Right.

Speaker 3:

Yeah.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

Unless it was heavily polluted.

Speaker 3:

Yes, that's why you're a vegan. Yes, right, yeah, yeah, to stop this guy from the stop.

Speaker 2:

Here we go then. So we're going to start the clock and you've got 48 seconds to answer as many questions incorrectly as possible. You can't repeat any answers and they have to sort of stay in the same sort of ballpark. I mean give bonus points for that particularly good. Okay, just to let you know about that. No pressure, okay, no pressure, here we go. Time starts now. Name the film free.

Speaker 3:

People.

Speaker 2:

What color is grass Brown? What do you brush your teeth with?

Speaker 3:

And iron.

Speaker 2:

Name a musical instrument. A door Name a vegetable.

Speaker 3:

A candle.

Speaker 2:

Name a mode of transport. A hippopotamus main ingredient in a chocolate mousse.

Speaker 3:

For Luffle.

Speaker 2:

The best thing since sliced. What, dan? What noise does a duck make? Kaka? What is a young cat called?

Speaker 3:

a set me. No, you carry a stump.

Speaker 2:

And final question KFC stands for Kentucky. Fried what children? Oh, very dark.

Speaker 1:

God, you answer 10 questions Right Now. I have a small discrepancy with two of them.

Speaker 2:

Oh, here we go.

Speaker 1:

Brown grass. I have seen a lot of brown grass in my life, that's true. Unkept lawns. Yes, very true, now hippo is a mode of transport. As far as I'm aware, the ancient Egyptians no, they didn't ever ride a hippo. I'm not saying they rode one. They have carted things using a hippo. No, they're too.

Speaker 2:

I'm going to give him the point, because I can't see anything about hippo being used.

Speaker 1:

As far as bonus points go, I will give you a bonus point for Kentucky fried children. Thank you. It's really dark, though I think I accidentally.

Speaker 2:

I think we have used that question before and somebody else said children.

Speaker 3:

Did they? It's the it's the cannibal. It's the cannibal. No again the can.

Speaker 2:

Oh no, that was yeah, it was, you're right.

Speaker 1:

That means Dan Fox. You end the ABC quiz with 10 points Fantastic.

Speaker 2:

Scores on the doors for the ABC quiz, season two. In second place, dan Fox 10 points. First place for season two. So far, joe B 14 points. Bum, bum, bum, bum bum. Do you think that's fair, henry? What? Well, obviously we gave Joe an opportunity to boost up our scores with a few sound effects.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, of course it's fair.

Speaker 2:

If you were to spend some time at Potter's Resorts five legs as a guest, what would your typical day look?

Speaker 3:

like, so I I love the activities stuff, especially the carts, so, provided it was good weather for it. Yeah, and it was out that day I'd be on the carts. Yeah, all day, all day, all day, all day. Maybe do a round of archery between, a little bit shooting, then back on the carts. So this is an active day, this is a very active day, and then to fuel that, I would go into the restaurant Just order a bunch of desserts. Just dessert, just desserts.

Speaker 2:

You're a dessert man.

Speaker 3:

I yeah, and they've got quite a good Vegan dessert menu here. They have a chocolate and coconut tart I think it is yeah, with a bit of ice, vegan ice cream on the side and Anything chocolatey. Yeah like I said before, chocolate, vegan chocolate, vegan chocolate.

Speaker 2:

Have you ever taken part in here the activities, because you mentioned that, but I have. Have you won any medals? Have?

Speaker 3:

you won a medal. Which one did I win the buggies. I got a pretty good time. I got the best time that day, yeah, so I didn't get a medal, though you were robbed, then I was robbed, but I think if I was a guest I would have got a medal. I think it was just to To be kind to the guests, yeah, yeah, this insider had come in and just yeah, rigged to the well that was like we did.

Speaker 1:

We had our first garden party yesterday. Yes, and yeah, I was told off by Jack. Yeah, because I nearly won the screen quiz, right, because I was joining in and I get very competitive in this type of situation. I wanted to win. I Think that's very enough and I was answering first every single time you were.

Speaker 2:

Annoyingly quick on it, and good at it.

Speaker 3:

Were you good at it? Because you know some of the answers from doing.

Speaker 2:

No, none of us knew the answers, not even people hosting it. Oh oh yeah, well, that's yeah, that's some questions on them.

Speaker 1:

I see, but I almost won and then almost. Well, I then just stopped answering. Yeah you did a good thing, because I thought this is gonna be embarrassing.

Speaker 2:

It would have been embarrassing. I would have had to have gone up and get the prize. I would have made it embarrassing for you, and you know that. Yeah, what? So you talk about all the amazing entertainment if you had to pick one show that you're gonna go in and watch of an evening, one part of state, a company show?

Speaker 3:

what show would you like to watch? See, this is so difficult to me now because I really enjoy all the shows To watch. Simply the best yeah because it is just simply the best it's great everything. Yeah, it's got everything for everyone. It always gets a great crowd reaction. Yeah, simply, the best is probably the one I would go see.

Speaker 2:

We're getting it to the main body of the and this is doesn't mean this, we're not, we've not started yet, but which is the main body of the Interview. Yeah, for the, for the open position, we are gonna ask you a couple of quick fire questions. Don't have to answer them in a quick fire manner, it's just whatever the first thing comes into your head and we can sort of go from there. What is the last thing you impulse?

Speaker 3:

bought. The last thing I impulse bought would have been something while I was away, and I think it would have been a top. It was a. It was a t-shirt from a thrift store for $2 I think, and it was an. I don't even know what sport it's for, but it says Mustang on it. My, the Mustangs. Yeah, it has a Mustang thing and I thought that was a really cool like the car Like the car and I had a picture of my car with my Mustang.

Speaker 1:

that was the last impulse buy because I was like I need that that would go great with my car, yeah if you were stuck on a desert island and you could only pick one pot as team member to go with you?

Speaker 3:

Who would you choose? I'm not going for friendship here, I'm going for survival. The the the most useful survival person and, I think, the best person To survive with. I don't know, do I want somebody that's good at surviving, because then it's gonna be competition. Know that you could help each other depends on if they like. Yeah, one of the techies.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 3:

And I'm gonna go for Lawrence. Lawrence, yeah, I think he might know some things.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I think I can see that If you were given an elephant and you weren't, you couldn't sell it or give it away. What would you do with it?

Speaker 3:

I Would teach it to paint, because I've seen some videos of elephants painting and I think that's super cool. Yeah, I teach him things, I train him. I train him like a, like a pet.

Speaker 2:

What, what else would you teach the elephant other than painting?

Speaker 3:

It's quite niche. I would teach him. I Teach him how to lasso things like with his trunk. Hold the lasso, hold the lasso. I'll bless you with the trunk, with the trunk, no long truck, hold the lasso with his trunk and Then throw the lasso, yeah and obviously, if he's close to things he can just sort of things. Would you want the elephant to last suit? I Would set up a little like a salt course and have little things up for you to lasso and he's got a test is accuracy.

Speaker 3:

I would also teach him how to how to play video games yeah because then I'd have a friend, a partner. Yeah, I'd have a friend a very sad episode suddenly thanks for giving me a friend.

Speaker 2:

It's all been quite sad, to be honest now we have one more question for you.

Speaker 1:

It's quite, it's the the most important question. Yeah okay, I know you've you've only known you've only known us for a short period of time, mm-hmm, but You're going on holiday. Who would you rather take on holiday with you, me or Jack?

Speaker 3:

I'm gonna think about this from a perspective of what we've spoken about today. Yeah, and if you have an uncle in, in to show an uncle in Fort Worth Dallas, yeah, you have an uncle already there, so we've got accommodation sorted. Yeah you've got a posher British accent, so the girls are gonna give us more attention. There might be more.

Speaker 2:

I've never seen you look this happy Henry.

Speaker 3:

Henry, I'm gonna, I'm gonna choose you.

Speaker 1:

Do you know why I like that. You'd have reason, yeah.

Speaker 3:

I have a reason, and this is the first one.

Speaker 1:

It was a really good reason.

Speaker 2:

No, no, because every time someone has chosen Henry, so far they haven't had a reason. It's only have pity it sadly is not wrong.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, but Dan Fox, I am Elated for a trip.

Speaker 2:

I'm looking forward to seeing the photos.

Speaker 1:

But you've now used up all your holiday for this year, you know yeah, I've got a couple of days.

Speaker 3:

I'll do you we could do a short trip, a very short trip. That's great. We can do that in the flights.

Speaker 1:

Well, the time has come for us to reveal what job Position we have.

Speaker 2:

We've put it into AI be, on AI. I'm here at the all-exclusive podcast and the sorting hat with years a bit like the sorting hat. We put you into your department, yeah, and into your new profession, not into your house, right and the, the AI computer has decided that your best fit is duck Coordinator duck coordinator.

Speaker 1:

We have at Hopton on C and at Five Lakes many ducks yeah come see them all the time. Yeah, be ducks and they need coordinating. We were thinking because of course you're vegan, so you care about the planet and the ducks.

Speaker 3:

I'm gonna look after those ducks. I'm gonna do a ducking good job.

Speaker 1:

You've coordinated your way through many feature films. You've coordinated an entire road trip of the United States of America.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

And now you're going to coordinate ducks which might scare them, because, of course, your last name is a predator of the duck.

Speaker 3:

Yes, but I think after a while a bridge they're gonna realize they're gonna have a quacking time.

Speaker 2:

I wanted to hear what he would say to the ducks on his first day of induction induction well, done.

Speaker 3:

I that was an unintentional one, wasn't it?

Speaker 2:

Yeah, you saw my lies like as I was saying going.

Speaker 3:

I Would say to them this isn't my normal job, but I'm gonna fit the bill. I'm gonna wing it at times, but we are gonna be like birds of a feather by the end of this.

Speaker 1:

Your mind works in an extraordinary way. Thank you.

Speaker 3:

I've got a very big head. I've got an extra like partition for Processing jokes, clearly.

Speaker 2:

There we go, jacques Dan Fox yes, another great chat, first one of From Dan Five Lakes, and I'm looking forward to our future Five Lakes interviews as well very much so, but next week we're not at Five Lakes. I'll be shocked loose.

Speaker 1:

We're back at Hopton on sea, with the man, the myth, the, the medium, as in spiritually yes not clothes size. Brian graves, the Messiah, the missile, he's either Messiah.

Speaker 2:

Don't know, or he's, the, the Pharaoh.

Speaker 1:

Yes, the Pharaoh the narrator the narrator, joseph himself, brian graves. He'll be telling us all about his trip to Vegas recently. Yes, just how he came to be at Potter's. A little bit of his history as well a little bit of his history and Also touching on his very famous creamy coconut dream.

Speaker 2:

Yes, we know how much everybody loves hearing you say the words creamy coconut dream myself especially, but we've ordered that to look forward to it.

Speaker 1:

Maybe we need to have for the intro next week one of Brian's creamy coconut dreams. Just to, just to consume just to consume whilst we do the intro.

Speaker 2:

I think you have got a bit of an alcohol problem because you're now sort of craving it.

Speaker 1:

Well, I'm just saying that it could be fun, could? Be, we have also Just had an email From the British podcast Awards wonderful, so I message them actually happening live. That's literally happening right now. So I message them to Ask them how far down the leaderboard we came for the listeners choice award and they said that they can't tell us the precise number that we came on the list.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

But they can say that they received over 200,000 votes this year. Well for the podcasts, the podcasts so not us.

Speaker 2:

Oh, and they'd not that.

Speaker 1:

I expected this to get 200,000 votes and they did tell us what percentage of those votes we received. We received drumroll. Please 0.3 percent of the votes. Wow For the British podcast Awards. Thank you 23 for the listeners choice, which means we are the point three percent Best podcast in the country. Wow, thank you we share 0.3 percent of that title. Yeah, we'll see you next week for episode three with Lord Brian Graves, back from LAS V EGS, las Vegas.

Speaker 2:

Well done. Thank you for spending that. Bye. Continue to prove you're not a robot. Bye.

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