"In this case it's a really freaking major problem. It's their spoons"

The latest video from the excellent "Real Actors Read Yelp" series: a reading of a Daniel B Yelp review complaining about the spoons at Dante's Frozen Yogurt in Troy.

Broadway actress Erin Felgar really gives Daniel's plight the treatment it deserves.

Comment from Daniel at YouTube:

This is awesome! I am totally honored. Thank you.
Yes, this is a first world problem. For´╗┐ what it's worth, after this review the yogurt shop changed their spoons. Now they are fantastic.

(Thanks, Daniel Nester!)


I wonder if Daniel ever considered that maybe it wasn't the spoons but the shape of his mouth? No one else seemed to have a problem.

This actress perfectly conveys the ridiculous self-importance and culinary pettiness that characterizes most of Daniel B's reviews that I've read, whether they are on Yelp, on this website, or elsewhere around the web. She's playing it straight, it seems to me.

There is one essential lesson to be learned by those who, like me and like Daniel B, have moved to the Capital District from places where they would rather be: love this place for what is has, not for what we used to have.

"I laughed. I cried. It became a part of me."

As soon as I read his review I said to myself, "Man, this deserves one of those Actors Read Yelp reviews"! Don't know how they picked up on this particular review, but they did it justice!

And for the record, I think Dante's is the best!!

That has to be the funniest thing I've seen all week.

i am so proud of daniel b. for making it to the big time.

So proud that Daniel B made it big.

One could say that the entire concept of food reviews is an evolution of a First World Problem. So carry on with the pettiness and we'll continue to laugh and enjoy.

"Real Actors Read Yelp #14"!?!?!?! Now I don't want to work at all this afternoon and instead catch up on the 13 bits of hilarity I have missed!

If that were my review I would be mortified to have my unparalleled bitchiness paraded in front of millions for ridicule. It figures that he is "honored."

Thank you.

For the record, I totally considered that it was the shape of my mouth. I also was accused of user error. Todd at Adventure in Food turns his spoon upside down and licks the contents out of the bowl.

If you read the full review, I caveat the spoon rant as something befitting a "petulant primadonna". In the past I've despised yelpers who complain about squeaking doors, uneven floors or other insignificant minutiae.

But I couldn't wrap my head around the idea that of all the possible spoons the owners could have chosen for their establishment, they went with the ones with freakishly deep bowls.

Anyway, as a fan of this series, I'm thrilled to have a review picked for the full RARY treatment.

You should have Daniel B. and Duncan Crary/Groundskeeper Willy do a podcast together about who can be more insufferable. Then they can start a YouTube series of real actors reading the transcript and see how long it takes for their heads to explode.

Who is Daniel B & why is everyone talking about his spoons?


The locals say Troy stands for Tell Right On You. So be convivial and say "Hi" to Willie next time you're visiting our Small American City. There are a few other bearded gingers kicking around the place, too. But that's no reason to get a case of the Willies. ;)

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