If you've ever had to memorize words and recite them in front of a crowd or a camera crew, you will likely empathize with Sonja and John Palmer. The Palmers are featured in a commercial for Dysart's Restaurant in Bangor, Maine, but it's not the commercial that has people talking, it's the outtakes.
The viral video is full of bloopers as John makes several attempts to describe the restaurant's chicken pot pie as "baked in a buttery, flaky crust." It sounds simple enough, but John just does not seem able to say the words as they are written. Sonja tries to coach him a bit by repeating the words to him. Sonja starts to get a bit annoyed that her husband cannot get it right.
John seems to get a kick out of the whole shoot and laughs awkwardly when he struggles to nail the take. He instructs whoever is holding the cue cards to make sure they keep the cue cards up for him to see.
When Sonja just can't take it anymore, she says, "You should have had me do that." John agrees, "Oh yeah, she does that good." However, the shoot continues with John not being able to say "flaky" and instead saying "crispy" over and over again. Then, when Sonja is exasperated to the point of yelling at John, it's her turn to try the line.
Her first attempt falls flat, as she also stumbles over the words. John cannot help but laugh, and so does the rest of the commercial's crew.
The outtakes were posted on YouTube by Sutherland Weston Marketing, the company that produced the commercial. People cannot stop cracking up watching the husband and wife flub their lines. The "Baked in a Buttery Flaky Crust" outtakes video has been viewed more than 130,000 times and counting.
By the way, the Palmers did eventually nail their lines. So all is well in Bangor, Maine.