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Fun With Food Reviews: Real Actors Read Yelp on YouTube

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(Photo via Joe Plummer on YouTube)
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We never thought we'd see the day when a spoof was as good (if not better) than the F--- You Yelper Tumblr blog. But alas, YouTube's Joe Plummer has created a series where real actors read Yelp reviews, with full reenactments of their melodrama and severity. As one of our Tweeps and fellow newsies said, it's only a matter of time before someone turns these treacherous Yelp reviews into a smash Broadway hit entitled, "Yelp: The Musical."

The first installation features actor Chris Kipiniak, who has been on the Good Wife and Law and Order SVU, solemnly read a one-star review of Stratford Diner in Jersey. The reviewer was deeply disturbed by the fact that the management seemed to be hurrying him off the phone when he called in to chat about his broiled crab cake. Wait, someone working in a restaurant was in a rush? Appalling! In the reenactment, Kipiniak even manages to muster up a few fake tears. Comedy gold.

For the second installation, Joe Plummer gets voice actor Therese Plummer (also of The Good Wife and Law and Order SVU) to read a review of Tamarind in London in Newport Beach, which got 4 stars regardless of the fact that the Indian meal "incinerated everything in my intestines." Plummer goes on to say, "The Tandoori Prawns were cooked beautifully, seasoned to perfection, and tore through me with the awesome fury of the horsemen of the apocalypse. Bravo ... My morning was an unforgettable thrill ride ... turning me into a human flame thrower."

Watch the hilarious clips here:

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