Panel Round One
PETER SAGAL, HOST:
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ROSIE PEREZ: Oh, my God. I know this, but my mind is blank.
SAGAL: Well, maybe you need something to wake you up, Rosie.
PEREZ: Oh, was it the Starbucks coffee? Yes.
SAGAL: It was the Starbucks coffee.
AMY DICKINSON: Rosie. Wait - will you do me a favor and just say Starbucks coffee one more time?
DICKINSON: That is a thing of beauty.
SAGAL: Until this week, the most expensive drink ever ordered at Starbucks was the latte you had this morning. But this week, Mr. Chifari ordered something he invented and dubbed the Sexagintuple Vanilla Bean Mocha Frappacino. It costs $54.75, breaking the previous record for most extensive Starbucks drink by a few bucks. Andrew is part of this subculture that likes to fill up their Starbucks loyalty cards, gets you a free drink of your choice. And then they come up with the most expensive drink they can think of, right. It's a small, meaningless blow against a global company that probably could have any of us killed anytime they want.
DICKINSON: Now I think I read that that - that drink had how many shots of espresso in it?
SAGAL: I believe 30.
DICKINSON: Oh, geez. So do we know what he does for a living?
SAGAL: I believe he now stays awake for a living.
SAGAL: He spasms. He works as an agitator in a laundry machine.
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