Weekend Fun: How “Toast Kaizen” Should Have Ended

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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:

  • 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
Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker, and podcaster with experience in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. Mark's new book is The Mistakes That Make Us: Cultivating a Culture of Learning and Innovation. He is also the author of Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More, the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, and the anthology Practicing Lean. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.

7 COMMENTS

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

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