Monday, April 28
... as evidenced by this picture of what appears to be a wireless in-ear IFB device of some sort.
IFBs are typically used by newscasters or other live TV hosts to receive audio cues from a producer or director. Musicians also use them in place of traditional floor monitors to hear themselves while performing onstage.
But in Sandra's case, what kind of cues does she need?!?!
Here's what I imagine happens on set:
Sandra: This mochawhippitini is sooooo delicious and so easy to make.
Producer (what Sandra hears in her ear): Okay, Sandy, go get the Cool Whip out of the fridge... no that's the oven, Sandra. Refrigerator. Quick -- make a joke about that!
Sandra: Oh my, I went to the oven! My nephew Brycer once hid the whipped topping in the oven and I went INSANE looking for it.
Producer: Good job. Blame it on the kid. Okay, now open the Cool Whip and put some in that glass.
Sandra: Allllllll you need to do is add a little of this whipped topping to the rim of your martini glass and then pour in some coffee-flavored liquor and some coffee-flavored vodka.
Producer: Okay, good...good. Slow and steady. Wait... why are you drinking out of the bottle, Sandra? Sandra? Will you please stop that? All right... that's a cut. Hose her down, people! We gotta shoot Cocktail Time again!
A pretty accurate guess of what happens, no?
So Aunt Sandy has to wear an in-ear monitor just to get through her recipes. At least I'm pretty sure that's what it is.
Either that or she accidentally put a Sweet Tart in there and forgot.