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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Jim Gaffigan...

...equals HUGE disappointment.
The talented Suz from Alive in Wonderland introduced us to Jim Gaffigan through this hysterical bacon post.
After reading her post, we headed on over to YouTube and watched his other bits... AWESOME.
For the next couple of weeks, would watch Gaffigan on Hot Hubby's iPhone before snuggling up to bed. We laughed till we cried! His camping bit (no longer on YouTube) describes Hot Hubby's "love" for camping (as seen here and here) perfectly!
Anyway, we saw Jimmy Boy was coming to town. We got all dolled up (proof from the picture taken by our babysitter before we left, below), shelled out $50 a ticket to see him at The Grove of Anaheim (where I happened to work for 4 years), hired a sitter, and budgeted a dinner out.
(Total side note: I spent 30 minutes curling my hair per the request of Hot Hubby and burned the H%!* out of my neck. Looks like I have a huge hickey!)

We went to El Torito for dinner where I got a cheap dinner salad and ate about 30 free tortillas with gobs of that lovely honey butter slathered on top.
It was good.
Really good. Excited as can be, we moseyed to the Grove and anxiously waited in our seats.
Packed house.
Show starts.
Wait a minute... we've heard that joke before.
"He must just be doing some of his old stuff to warm up." (We reassure each other.)
Another old joke.

That whole bit was the same. WORD FOR WORD! Same EXACT voice inflections.
Hot Hubby and I begin to recite the lines before he says them.
We can't even fake laugh.
He is doing the same show he did in 2005, verbatim!
It was so fresh in our minds because we watched it before the show to get pumped up.
Show is over.
We get 31 Flavors.
The Peanut Butter Chocolate makes me feel a bit better.
Dear Jim Gaffigan,
You owe us...
$100 for two tickets to a show you did 4 years ago (which can be downloaded for free on Netflix!)
$30 for our El Torito dinner
$50 for the babysitter
$250 Emotional damages for the curling iron burn on my neck that looks like a hickey.
I won't charge you for the 31 Flavors ice cream (you're welcome).


Angela @ Nine More Months said...

He did the same exact show? That is outrageous! I hope his PR people see this post, haha. )

junglewife said...

That IS outrageous! I guess at this point, all you can do is laugh about it, huh?! Sorry for the disappointing show - sounds like the rest of your evening was fun!

The Glamorous Life Association said...

Awesome post.

I love how your 'rant' is still sweet and gentle.

Hot hubby said...

I second that emotion! Pretty hyped up night for a pretty disappointing show. At least I got to take a totally hot girl on a date...and let me tell you, she was smokin' hot!!!!

Kristin said...

thats a bummer. i love him, ive seen him perform at least 3 times now. there are a few other comics ive seen that sprinkle in old stuff during their new show. but to have everything is a no no. im sorry it was a crappy experience :(

Suz Broughton said...

Oh, man! That stinks. I think he is flippin 'ilarious, but come on, you're not U2? We're not dying to hear "I will follow." We need the new stuff.
I hope he send you a big check--with at least a funny (original) joke.

Paige said...

Oh I heart Jim! What a bummer for sure...although his bacon rant is amazing!!!! Hearing it live might have been fun. Also your jacket is too cute!

Aracely--Daytrippingmom said...

"hot pockets"

rachael said...

aw, dang. you guys look GOOD though! (small consolation, I know)

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