Weekend Fun: How “Toast Kaizen” Should Have Ended

I’ve probably seen the “Current Condition” portion of the fantastic “Toast Kaizen” DVD  (from GBMP) more than a hundred times over the past seven years.

At the end, when Bruce learns that his wife wanted raisin toast (when he made white toast), I always thought a sound effect was missing… or the sound would play in my head. I finally, through the power of iMovie, added the appropriate comical sound effects… the losing music from The Price is Right with a variation of a “sad trombone” sound effect.



Maybe this is the beginning of a burgeoning Toast Kaizen industry that could include:

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  • Alternative “director’s cut” endings
  • Fan fiction novels (ala Star Trek and other properties) — what’s the backstory to Toast and the characters?

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Mark Graban's passion is creating a better, safer, more cost effective healthcare system for patients and better workplaces for all. Mark is a consultant, author, and speaker in the "Lean healthcare" methodology. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent project is an book titled Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus.

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7 Comments

  1. Eduardo Osorio says

    Today we literally were wondering how a laugh track would fit right at that moment. We may have seen that video too many times….

  2. Walter Reade says

    I love Toast Kaizen. I’ve shown it to my kids (10 and 15) who not only enjoyed it, but “got” the point!

  3. Walter Reade says

    There are also some places where Yakety Sax Polka would fit well.

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