Gini Dietrich

A Little Break from PR and Marketing

By: Gini Dietrich | February 2, 2012 | 

It’s Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap)!


I didn’t record a video.

I’m not really sure what happened. Typically I get up long before the sun comes up. This morning, however, Mr. D’s alarm went off at 5:45 and it woke me from the dead.

It means I was a little more than an hour behind.

Which equates to no video. Well, no video from me.

Instead I thought I’d share a video with you that had me laughing so hard, I was crying.

I was on the El, headed to the Loop to have drinks with Danny Brown and some of our social media friends, while I watched this. I was laughing out loud.

Sitting by myself, earphones in, on the train.

Laughing. Out. Loud.

Let’s be real. Ellen, by herself, is hilarious. When you add in Kristin Bell and a sloth, downright gut belly laughing ensues.

I thought it was worth having its own blog post vs. being one of five in Gin and Topics tomorrow.

I hope you find it as hilarious as I did.

If you can’t see it in your Reader or email, click here. Trust me. You want to watch this.

Oh! And go stop by our Facebook page and leave us a question on the wall. That way I’ll feel guilty if I skip the video again.

About Gini Dietrich

Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, an integrated marketing communications firm. She is the author of Spin Sucks, co-author of Marketing in the Round, and co-host of Inside PR. She also is the lead blogger at Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro. Join the Spin Sucks   community!

  • jennimacdonald

    @ginidietrich is it skiing cause that’s what I need right now : )

    • ginidietrich

      @jennimacdonald I WISH I could deliver skiing via Twitter

      • lisagerber

        @ginidietrich @jennimacdonald Did someone say skiing?

        • ginidietrich

          @lisagerber No, no Lisa. You’re in time out for RTFM. No skiing for you. @jennimacdonald

  • Its 10 at night here… I laughed so loud I think I scared my neighbors….

    • ginidietrich

      @Hajra You and I keep meeting in the middle of the night.

      • @ginidietrich You should come out during “my day”! 😉

        • ginidietrich

          @Hajra I value my sleep too much!

  • Kristen is one of the most underrated people on the planet. I saw this the other day and it was hilarious – plus I could totally sympathize to her emotional range. I’ve been a big fan of hers since Veronica Mars (which, BTW, is also underrated and is completely amazing).

    • ginidietrich

      @Maranda Did you notice one of her fingernails is missing nail polish? Molli tells me that’s the trend. I think she’s human and it chipped off and her BF got it on video.

      • @ginidietrich I did notice that. I also noticed how good her nails looked on Ellen show, so she recently had them done before an important event. I’m inclined to agree with you, Gini, because KBell really is the most human of the “famous” people to me. If you do not follow her on Twitter, you should. She’s been periodically sending pictures to update followers on her emotional status. Hilarious!

  • I left a question for you last week – and you ignored me. Jerk. <3

    • ginidietrich

      @jasonkonopinski You did?? I’m going to go look right now.

    • ginidietrich

      @jasonkonopinski Ohhhh! i already answered it. Spin Sucks Pro. Duh.

  • Funny and very honest. Part of me thinks Ms. Bell is very gutsy for sharing that video, but the other part tells me that losing one’s sh*t over a petting zoo critter is just a little this side of weird.

    • ginidietrich

      @BobReed It’s totally weird. But OH SO FUNNY!!

  • Sitting in my office… laughing all by myself. Good stuff! 🙂

    –Tony Gnau

    • ginidietrich

      @T60Productions Funny, right? I was embarrassed at how hard I was laughing on the El.

  • ginidietrich

    @SociallyGenius Funny, right?

    • SociallyGenius

      @ginidietrich oh yeah, had me laughing!

  • ginidietrich

    @MirrorDotMe That made me laugh so hard

    • MirrorDotMe

      @ginidietrich me too. It was very cute!

  • Nice share Gini! That was fun to watch.

  • She’s unbelievably cute!

    • ginidietrich

      @GiseleNMendez Isn’t she? It really makes you love her.

  • I LOVED this video!! I was cracking up at work when i watched it…my cube mates definitely think I’m crazy with my random laughing outbursts. Kristen Bell is adorable, and I especially loved the end where she says “He’s coming for the party?!”

    • ginidietrich

      @Cision So. Freaking. Funny.

  • Loved it. Very shareable.

    • ginidietrich

      @Sean McGinnis Seriously. I saw it posted a few times and then it was on your wall so I thought, “OK OK. I’ll watch it.”

      • @ginidietrich @Sean McGinnis what wall? Are you using binoculars to peak into Sean’s office?

        • ginidietrich

          @HowieSPM @Sean McGinnis Yes, I watch Sean at night. Don’t tell his wife.

  • KenzDawn

    I shared this a few days ago because it absolutely made my day. I was practically crying I was laughing so hard — and because her reactions are so darn cute!

    • ginidietrich

      @KenzDawn I loved how she said her emotional scale is between three and seven. So funny!

  • lulugrimm

    @ginidietrich Pretty incredible. Got a good laugh earlier in the week. Hi by the way:-)

    • ginidietrich

      @lulugrimm Hi!!

      • lulugrimm

        @ginidietrich 🙂

  • suddenlyjamie

    @ginidietrich THANK YOU for the clip of Kristen Bell on Ellen. I almost started crying I laughing so hard. 🙂 Perfect!

    • ginidietrich

      @suddenlyjamie Wasn’t that funny?? I was dying!

      • suddenlyjamie

        @ginidietrich That sloth video WAS too funny. I guess we’re all a little crazy in our own way…and I love when we get to show it. 😉

        • ginidietrich

          @suddenlyjamie I love that she didn’t care they showed the video

        • suddenlyjamie

          @ginidietrich Me, too. I love when people are willing to share their humanity – even if it means looking stupid or ugly or weird.

        • belllindsay

          @suddenlyjamie @ginidietrich All Hail The Dorks!!!! 🙂

  • adamjury

    @suddenlyjamie I <3 Kristen Bell so much.

    • suddenlyjamie

      @adamjury I don’t even know who she is, but I loved the clip. 🙂

      • adamjury

        @suddenlyjamie She’s most well-known for Veronica Mars (amazing teen detective show, SOOOO good.)

        • suddenlyjamie

          @adamjury Sounds like fun. I’m a “Bones” fan myself. 🙂 (And used to be a Buffy/Angel addict)

        • adamjury

          @suddenlyjamie I think if you liked Buffy/Angel you would probably like Veronica Mars.

        • suddenlyjamie

          @adamjury Maybe I’ll check it out one of these days. TKS for the tip! 🙂

  • ariherzog

    @ginidietrich Hah, yeah I saw that the other day through @theellenshow on Facebook. Are you a slothhead?

    • ginidietrich

      @ariherzog I’m not a slothhead, but I love Kristin Bell even more now

      • ariherzog

        @ginidietrich Amusing how it takes @theellenshow for you to love @imkristenbell more than however you loved her before!

  • mjkoehler

    @ginidietrich You laughing at this? Sooooo shocking! Both are adorable.

  • ginidietrich

    @adamtoporek Funny, right?

    • adamtoporek

      @ginidietrich The part with Ellen at the end just made it epic.

      • ginidietrich

        @adamtoporek It would have been even more funny if there had been a sloth

        • adamtoporek

          @ginidietrich I know, but unfortunately I wasn’t invited.

        • ginidietrich

          @adamtoporek Ba da dum

  • That’s the best thing I’ve seen this morning. Thank you.

    p.s. How do you get out of bed before 5 a.m.? That’s impressive.

    • ginidietrich

      @bradmarley It’s when I do all my work…before the day begins. Otherwise I’d never get anything done.

  • John_Trader1

    If a sloth and a hedgehog had a cuteness contest, who would win?

    • @John_Trader1 Hedgehog for me. Sloths are cute but I always think of Ice Age. This makes me think of John Leguizamo and then the hedgehog wins. 🙂

      • ginidietrich

        @Maranda@John_Trader1 I say koala.

  • I bet when people meet bdorman264 or @Sean McGinnis or @jasonkonopinski for the first time they react in the same way. Almost like being tasered but in an uber gleeful kind of way.

    • ginidietrich

      @HowieSPM bdorman264 @Sean McGinnis@jasonkonopinski Um, no. I’ve met them all and I did not cry uncontrollably.

      • @ginidietrich @HowieSPM @Sean McGinnis @jasonkonopinski What? I was a cute sloth too…………..

  • Dammit I’m sitting here crying with laughter. Ellen + Kristen Bell + Sloth = perfect storm of comedy. Seriously, though, people who aren’t afraid to show their “kid-side” are the best. Remember when that director won the Oscar for Life is Beautiful and ran across the tops of the chairs? We all need to tap into that. Thanks for sharing this.

    • ginidietrich

      @rosemaryoneill Funny, right?! We do all need to tap into that. People are much too serious.

  • I LOVE this video. And then, one of my Debbie Downer friends told me to read this: Not that Lainey is a credible source, BUT I wish I wouldn’t have read her post…because Kristen’s video is now a little less funny :/.

    • ginidietrich

      @Katie Gutwein Of course it was produced and pre-planned, you goof. Do you also think the Iron Chefs find out their secret ingredient during the taping and really only have one hour to produce four meals? It’s still hilarious because she allowed her home video to be shown on Ellen. That’s takes some serious huevos, as lisa gerber would say.

      • @ginidietrich @Katie Gutwein lisa gerber HAHAHAHAHA!! You said huevos!!!!!

      • @ginidietrich @Katie Gutweinlisa gerber LOL. Noooo, the way I read Lainey’s take on it was that the WHOLE thing was produced….like, even the “home” video.

        • ginidietrich

          @Katie Gutwein Funny, I didn’t read it that way at all.

  • HeidiMassey

    I so didn’t think I was gonna laugh. Especially when I first started watching it. But when she got up out of bed and was positively joyful about the slot coming to her party, it was hysterical. Reminded me of when my kids were little and had the same sort of reaction. They were about 4 years old at the time.

    • ginidietrich

      @HeidiMassey Yeah, for some reason I can’t see your son having that same kind of reaction anymore. Hilarious!

  • Dood. That was sooooo funny at the end especially. I My havE made myself tired enough to fall asleep just from laughing.

    • ginidietrich

      @Tinu LOL! I hope you had a good weekend!

  • ginidietrich

    @pr_sjs Funny, isn’t it??

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