VIDEO – Autostraddle Behind-the-Scenes #5: Julie & Brandy Have Tyra Mail For Nacho


Some pet owners teach their puppies to fetch things, or jump, or sing gospel music. Some pet owners teach their puppy to respond when Tyra Mail arrives.

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  1. Love this! I also like how it looks like Julie is pinching her arm at the end, as if to make sure she’s not dreaming? I am definitely TEAM NACHO.

  2. this was the best minute of my day and it’s 11:33pm so i’ve lived a lot of minutes today

    this was the best minute of my day

      • Why should Triple D get to stomp around like a giant while the rest of us try not to get smushed under her big FEET?

        • Generally I tend to let people who are named/ who have triple D’s do anything they damn well please.

  3. when i had a blackberry my phone used to yell TYYYRAA MAIIILLLLLLL (AHHHHHHHHH!) every time i got a picture message. i miss those days. i wish someone would send me pictures of nacho. i wish someone would give me nachos but then i will have to be a plus side model and miss jay will give me attitude about my signature walk in panel. oh, cute dog.

  4. Coming home from a shitty 5 hour class to Nacho cuteness pretty much made my night. One of my cats yelps like that all the damn time, and it’s not cute at all.

  5. I just fell asleep for like three hours and woke up and watched this. Now I’m going back to sleep immediately and there’s a 78% chance I’ll dream about this dog. I’ll keep you posted.

  6. um ok so i had a chihuahua for not long enough…. i miss and love him. THIS VIDEO WARMS MY HEART AND SOUL


    In other news, now I need to cross “Dog howling in response to Tyra Mail” off the list of possible film thesis ideas. Julie & Brandy are always one step ahead.

  8. I’ve never had a puppy before, but I’ve successfully kept a plant alive for nearly a year, so!

    When I get a puppy I hope it smiles with it’s eyes too. That is a skill that takes you places for sure.

  9. So true story, Autostraddle is blocked at my new job under the filter “mature content” (read: lesbosexy). Coming home to videos and comment threads like this make it all okay. This whole fucking thread is a comment award. Let’s be honest. You all rock.

  10. Oh, um … nevermind the PS I put on the #4 BtS. This video almost made me admit to liking dogs.

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