'Shark Tank' fans slam David Schwimmer for failing to support his friend's business
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: 'Shark Tank' Season 14, Episode 10 became a star-studded event during Long Table founder Samuel Taylor's maiden business pitch. To help him with his company, his actor pal from 'Friends', David Schwimmer appeared on the show. The sharks, including "Guest Shark" Gwyneth Paltrow, were taken aback by his appearance since they didn't anticipate a prominent TV celebrity to walk the stage. Fans, on the other hand, were unimpressed, questioning the actor's role with the company and why he couldn't help his fellow buddy, himself.
During the pandemic, his theatrical company almost went out of business. After a few months, he reunited with Samuel to see if the pandemic had impacted him as well. David had discovered Long Table at the time and was fascinated with Samuel's company. David said in episode 10 that he was the one who persuaded Samuel to go on 'Shark Tank'. The well-known actor expressed his admiration for the show. He left the tank to Samuel to discuss numbers with the sharks after promoting his friend's business.
The founder of Long Table entered the tank with a $1,40,000 offer for 15% shares in his firm. He stated that he sells the pancake/waffle ingredients for $11.25 and makes them for roughly $3. While the sharks enjoyed the taste of the pancakes and waffles, they were not convinced by Samuel's presentation, especially after he admitted that he was not strong at social media marketing.
Shark Lori Greiner, who disliked pancakes, enjoyed Long Table's version. However, she opted not to invest in the firm since she was uninterested in pancakes. Shark Barbara Corcoran, too, stepped down, citing "slowness in the trajectory of the business." When opting not to invest in Long Table, Shark Mark Cuban made a reasonable point. He added that Samuel began the company with a goal and that he was still pursuing the objective of placing the product second. According to Mark, emphasizing the objective of manufacturing popcorn-based pancakes over product quality/variety would have an impact on the business. Shark Kevin O'Leary was out owing to a lack of social media promotion, and "Guest Shark" Gwyneth Paltrow said the company was too tiny for her to invest in. Despite an outstanding presentation, Samuel's Long Table did not receive a deal on 'Shark Tank'.
Confused at how the pitch went, Redditors had a lot to comment on. One person wrote, "Acrobatics and David Schwimmer? What is this pitch lol. *shark tank jumping the shark with this pitch lol." Seeing the theatrics of it, another Redditor quipped, "America’s Got Entrepreneurs." Baffled just like the Sharks, another Redditor asked, "How does this dude have a celebrity that loves his products and is not on social media at all?" Commenting on David's cameo, a person asked, "So we're doing celebrity endorsements now?"
One Redditor even asked, why David couldn't help his friend by giving him the required funding, "This is so dumb, i'm sure schwimmer has royalties from friends in like a month that would pay for this guy's entire ask." Another person added, "Schwimmer makes ~$30,000,000/yr from residentials Edit: residuals lmao. I think he can help his friend." Slamming the product for its price, another person wrote, "Uhmm $12 for a bag of pancakes? Not in this economy." One viewer also noticed, "This is perhaps the longest edited pitch we will ever see on Shark Tank."
'Shark Tank' Season 14 airs every Friday at 8/7c on ABC.
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