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Pitt Clemens

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« on: 09-12-2004 23:55 »

"Three actors in the room means three Zoidbergs in the room."

-DXC

When Billy West created the voice of Dr. John Zoidberg he, I believe unwittingly, designed one of the most emulated voices in the series, and there beyond.  In every commentary some actor seems to do some Zoidberg impression.  Also, Dave Herman's decapodian voices were obviously designed to be close to what Billy had masterminded.   What is it about this Voice that so many impersonate it?
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #1 on: 09-13-2004 07:50 »

Eh, it's a cool voice. Whenever I quote the fella, I always put on a shody Zoidberg voice. It doesn't really sound like him, but you can tell who I'm trying to be.
Hedonism Bot

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« Reply #2 on: 09-13-2004 11:44 »

It might be that the voice is so distinctive, even a bad impression can sound like him.
Gambit

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« Reply #3 on: 09-13-2004 12:07 »

i dunno, my bad impression sounds very little like him, however, to blow my own trumpet, my professor voice isnt bad, quite recognizable, even if not perfect

You read it, you cant unread it!
ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #4 on: 09-13-2004 18:36 »

I have no idea, if my Zoidberg impression is on target, so I don't even try.
boognish

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« Reply #5 on: 09-14-2004 14:33 »

i'm terrible with zoidberg, but when it comes to zap brannigan, baby it'll blow your mind.
Jaswahhihi

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« Reply #6 on: 09-15-2004 11:49 »

I dont know anyone who can do a have decent zoidberg imitation, and especially not his woop,woops, but i reckon im ok at the Kif voice.
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #7 on: 09-15-2004 13:19 »

Well, I've been here two weeks, guess I get to start welcoming.

So, welcome to PEEL, boognish.  And might I say, excellent first post (if this was your first...it's one of your first 5 anyway.)
Foot_Knight

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« Reply #8 on: 09-18-2004 04:47 »

You have to remember that the people doing the Zoidberg voices on the commentaries are famous voice actors...
Gambit

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« Reply #9 on: 09-20-2004 16:53 »
« Last Edit on: 09-20-2004 16:53 »

 
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Originally posted by Foot_Knight:
You have to remember that the people doing the Zoidberg voices on the commentaries are famous voice actors...

unfortunatly for this scum hole place we live the word famous doesnt really apply to people who are many many cartoon characters voices, if you ask someone on the street, they don't know who Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, or John Dimaggio are, these people who can manipulate their voices in astounding ways, while everyone has heard of people like christina applegate. sad i know, id say Billy, John, maurice e.t.c. are Quasi- Famous or something


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Ttomalss
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« Reply #10 on: 09-21-2004 13:39 »

Say, would somebody that can do a good Zoidberg mind to post a few tips on how they do it here?  I know mine is god-awful, and my usual method of learning new voices (repeated listenings) doesn't seem to work here.
Jicannon

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« Reply #11 on: 09-21-2004 13:47 »

Billy West said in the commentary for "My Three Suns" that it was partly based on someone who he thought sounded like he had a potato in his throat. So cram a potato down there and see how you do.
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