This past winter was so toxic it gave us high-grade cabin fever. Because laughter is the best medicine, the Queens-born actor David Krumholtz created Gigi, a kind of Bubbe Doubtfire, to deliver entertaining video shorts nominally about the weather.
Gigi, the most watchable meteorologist since Steve Martin in L.A. Story, uses forecasts as jumping-off points to discuss whatever is on her mind. A recent search for “New York” resulted in her frowning, “No good, I have heartburn,” and launching into a profane tribute to her car, a Jaguar XLK. A query for Topeka, KS, led to reminiscences on her mother, “a sick woman,” while one for Boca Raton, FL, led to a discussion of her sons, one of whom, a well-married lawyer, bought her condo there. The other son has moved to Haiti to “find himself.” (Unfortunately a search for Port-Au-Prince redirects to the same video as Boca—a missed opportunity.) Seek advice on Oslo, Norway, though, and get an earful about borrowing too many ingredients from a neighbor’s kitchen. At least, that was the forecast earlier this week.