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Top bites from 'Shark Tank': Yes to the dress(es)!

Season 6 | Episode 21 | “Coco Jack, BedRyder, Frill Clothing, Twin Z Pillow” | Aired Mar 6, 2015

The Sharks: Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Barbara Corcoran, and Kevin O’Leary

Friday’s episode of Shark Tank featured products all made in the good ol’ USA. Let’s check out the top bites:

Bite 1: And the Sharks get sharky

When the Sharks aggressively compete against each other for a deal, it makes for great television. We see this as they bid for Twin Z Pillow, a pillow made for twins, which could be used for purposes such as breastfeeding and bottle feeding. Robert, Kevin, Lori, and Barbara all make offers to founders Michelle and Jason Barsosky. The negotiations are so fierce that Kevin and Rob unite to try to lock down the deal (and using the always controversial royalty stipulation). Lori and Barbara consider uniting but don’t; instead, they focus on how much they’ll work with Michelle and Jason to make sure the product succeeds.

Barbara drops her equity requirement from 20 percent to 15 percent (for $75,000), per Michelle and Jason’s request. Barbara has been honing in on this deal the whole time, and it feels like things are coming to a close.

But wait! At the last possible second, Lori matches Barbara’s offer. Snap-alicious!

Michelle and Jason pick Lori. Thus ends Barbara’s plans for twin pillow domination.

Bite 2: Where’s the inventor?

One of the great things about Shark Tank is the premise that entrepreneurs believe in their idea so much, they’re willing to take on the Sharks and the possibility of getting brutally criticized.

So as George Conway introduces us to BedRyder, a removable seating system made for the back of a pickup truck, we should be able to assume that he’s the guy who created this. His presentation is quite funny as he tells us how he has crash-tested his product “by accident.”

Company BedRyder on Shark Tank

But George tells us that he’s not the inventor of the product. The inventor, who’s an 85 percent owner of the company, handles the operations, while George does the sales. The inventor not being in the Tank certainly doesn’t help George’s case at all. Despite the charismatic presentation, George doesn’t get any offers. We’re left to wonder what might have been if the inventor were present.

Bite 3: Robert is smited

Frill Clothing is a company that makes custom dresses for sororities and bridesmaids. Kate Steadman and Sharon Bui give us a nice presentation that includes a doowop jingle, and they just flat out bring a positive vibe to the tank.

While Kevin and Barbara make an offer and seem like they’re interested, Robert makes no bones about it: He wants to seal a deal. He praises Kate and Sharon on their company and their general business awareness, and then offers exactly what they asked for ($100,000 for 20 percent). He follows this up with a quick-close attempt. Lori even vouches for him.

Ahh—but Kevin and Barbara unite on another offer ($100,000 for 33 percent). Oh my. Would you go with two Sharks while giving up more equity?

Kate and Sharon ask Kevin and Barbara if they would go down to 30 percent, and they agree! The deal is done. Robert, ladies and gentleman, has been smited.

Bite 4: When cracking open coconuts, think of Mr. Wonderful

Dave Goodman presents the Coco Jack, made to ease the struggle of cracking open a coconut to get the water inside (and the meat). It’s one of those things that you don’t know you need until you see it, and then you’re like, “Ohhhh, why didn’t I think of that?”

Anyway, Robert and Mark try out the product, which means banging a mallet on a grip tool that cracks open the coconut. Mark proceeds to hammer the coconut while yelling, “Damn Kevin!” Of course this gets a good laugh out of everyone. Such a nice joke. It is a joke, right, Mark?

Anyway, perhaps that was a sign of good things to come for Dave: He ends up landing a deal with Mark.

Shark Tank airs Fridays at 9/8C on ABC.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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