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Master storyteller Elyse Myers has people rolling at her 'edible plates' wedding mishap

Elyse Myers tells a story of a wedding she worked where a bride allegedly requested edible serve ware.

If you haven't discovered Elyse Myers' TikTok channel yet, you're in for a treat.

You know a person has some kind of "X factor" when they manage to gather over 5 million followers without being a celebrity first and without taking off their clothes. Elyse Myers definitely has that X factor.

Sometimes she offers snippets of wise life advice, like this:

@elysemyers

You aren’t a game. Tell them to move on. 🤍

Sometimes she shares what it's like to live with ADHD and social anxiety. Sometimes she dances or sings (she has a gorgeous, husky singing voice). Sometimes she's serious, sometimes she's silly, but where she really shines is in her storytelling.

Myers often shares interesting and/or funny stories from her life, many of which come from her time working as a cater waiter. It's hard to describe why, but the way she spins a tale is so engaging. It's not that she's particularly animated—in fact, her low-key verbal delivery is part of the appeal—but her combo of quick talking, illustrative hand gestures and perfectly timed pauses just works. And the cartoon overlays are just a little cherry on top.


All of her stories are great, but one recent saga she shared really takes the cake—or the quiche, as it were.

In response to the question, "What's one of the funniest things that's happened to you as a cater waiter?" Myers describes how she was working a wedding for a bride who requested that all of the service items—plates, bowls, cups, etc.—be edible. Odd request, Myers thought, but she went with it, informing the guests that they could eat their plate right along with their mini quiches. She even tried it herself.

As her caption says, "Turns out, it was as weird as I thought it was."

Just wait for the end:

@elysemyers

Turns out, it was as weird as I thought it was. 🍮 #coffeetalk #ecofriendly

People were dying over the ending.

"The secondhand embarrassment I feel right now hurts, I am so sorry 😭😭😭" wrote one person.

"My steering wheel is covered in coffee. I was not ready. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣," wrote another.

"I CAN'T BREATHE 🤣 I AM WHEEZING SO HARD THAT MY CATS HAVE SCATTERED."

"I AM HOWLINGGGGG."

"Thank you, Elyse. I'm home with covid and I just snort splattered my screen with snot laughing at this." (Ew.)

Someone asked how many people ate the plates, and Myers responded, "At least 7." Can you even imagine?

Definitely go check out her other videos if you haven't already. But just for funsies, here's one more. The "proof" at the end is too much.

@elysemyers

I left it to the professionals after that. #coffeetalk #theadhdway

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1991 blooper clip of Robin Williams and Elmo is a wholesome nugget of comedic genius

Robin Williams is still bringing smiles to faces after all these years.

Robin Williams and Elmo (Kevin Clash) bloopers.

The late Robin Williams could make picking out socks funny, so pairing him with the fuzzy red monster Elmo was bound to be pure wholesome gold. Honestly, how the puppeteer, Kevin Clash, didn’t completely break character and bust out laughing is a miracle. In this short outtake clip, you get to see Williams crack a few jokes in his signature style while Elmo tries desperately to keep it together.

Williams has been a household name since what seems like the beginning of time, and before his death in 2014, he would make frequent appearances on "Sesame Street." The late actor played so many roles that if you were ask 10 different people what their favorite was, you’d likely get 10 different answers. But for the kids who spent their childhoods watching PBS, they got to see him being silly with his favorite monsters and a giant yellow canary. At least I think Big Bird is a canary.

When he stopped by "Sesame Street" for the special “Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake” in 1991, he was there to show Elmo all of the wonderful things you could do with a stick. Williams turns the stick into a hockey stick and a baton before losing his composure and walking off camera. The entire time, Elmo looks enthralled … if puppets can look enthralled. He’s definitely paying attention before slumping over at the realization that Williams goofed a line. But the actor comes back to continue the scene before Elmo slinks down inside his box after getting Williams’ name wrong, which causes his human co-star to take his stick and leave.

The little blooper reel is so cute and pure that it makes you feel good for a few minutes. For an additional boost of serotonin, check out this other (perfectly executed) clip about conflict that Williams did with the two-headed monster. He certainly had a way of engaging his audience, so it makes sense that even after all of these years, he's still greatly missed.

This article originally appeared on 08.21.18


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