Celebrity Impressions + Shakespeare = Awesome Sauce

There’s nothing I don’t love about this.

Especially when paired with this:

You’re welcome.

(Oh, and Open Thread…)

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35 replies
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    Buddy Roehmer officially launched his presidential campaign. I’m ecstatic. We need more crazy Republicans on the national stage.

  2. 2
    Ben Cisco says:

    Great videos! I lost it when he channeled Droopy…

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    Violet says:

    Those are both awesome. I love how the first guy even sort of looks like the people he’s doing impressions of, as he switches from one to the other.

    Theo is adorable. “Yeah! That is the question!” Excellent.

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    Ben Cisco says:

    @Southern Beale: You’ve got to be kidding! MORE loony NeoConfederates coming out of the woodwork. Unpossible!

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    lamh34 says:

    Is is sad that I did not realize that Brian Cox was British? Or is that a fake accent?

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    Ol' Dirty DougJ says:

    He doesn’t get the tones right, though, he’s got Morgan Freeman and Tom Brokaw each up an octave from their speaking voices.

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    ABL says:

    Is is sad that I did not realize that Brian Cox was British? Or is that a fake accent?

    He’s British! I don’t think I knew until I saw this video a couple years ago.

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    I do believe the Brian Cox video made my evening. Thanks.

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    Gozer says:

    lamh34 – July 21, 2011 | 8:40 pm · Link

    Aye. The lad is from Dundee in Scotland.

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    tomvox1 says:

    @ 9: Dumb + incoherent = awesome Troll sauce.

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    Guster says:

    ToRWEPsLW: OMG! That so bugs me, too! So you know what I do? Listen close. I only read the blog posts that I want to. Seriously! With a little practice, you can learn this Advanced Reading Technique, too.

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    Montysano says:

    @Tired of Right-Wing-Enabling-Pseudo-Left-Wingers:

    ABL is now an Erik Erikson/Ann Coulter parody of themselves, and while it’s amusing in a ‘when will they go totally Glen Beck’ kind of way, it’s certainly got me thinking less of the other front-page writers for being associated with ABL’s special kind of mean and crazy.

    DougJ? Is that you?

    Loved the impression video. His Dubya is spot on; made me wince.

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    Gozer says:

    Tired of Right-Wing-Enabling-Pseudo-Left-Wingers – July 21, 2011 | 8:59 pm · Link

    I read that second sentence as though ABL has persecuted “marginalized minorities”…

    I can’t say that I ever seen ABL persecute any minorities, let alone marginalized ones.

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    Jennifer says:

    @ 9: You know who ELSE was an Erik Erikson/Ann Coulter parody of themselves?

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    Brother Shotgun of Sweet Reason says:

    @Tired of Right-Wing-Enabling-Pseudo-Left-Wingers: Ahem. “Them” and Their” are plural. ABL is a she, gender is obvious, not unknown, and the correct English would be:

    “ABL is now … a parody of HERSELF”
    “…when will SHE go …”
    “ABL provokes exactly the opposite reaction SHE INTENDS”

    Your writing is like fingernails on a blackboard.

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    Svensker says:

    I’d seen the Brian Cox one a while ago and lurved it. The impressions guy is fantastic. His Woody Allen had me on the floor. After a day when it was supposed to have felt like 125 outside, I needed a laugh.

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    Jennifer says:

    Ahem. I’m pretty sure 9 was a joke. At least it looked like one.

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    artem1s says:

    yes, loved the vid. why does hearing Christopher Walken’s voice come out of someone else mouth make me sooooo happy everytime. Thought his keitel was awesome too.

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    middlewest says:

    I loved the fact that Garrison Keillor was followed closely by Droopy Dawg.

    And, yes, it is time to discuss ABL’s troubling association with Grover Norquist. How much is he paying you, ABL?

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    LTMidnight says:

    @Tired of Right-Wing-Enabling-Pseudo-Left-Wingers

    Seriously, kid, you need a life. It’s kinda sad that you’re constantly thinking about ABL, when I’d bet anything she sure as hell isn’t thinking of you.

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    ABL says:

    Number 9 just went Number 2 errrrrrrywhere.

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    dead existentialist says:

    “older” Balloon-Juice readers?

    From what I can tell most of the readership IS old.
    And yeah, yeah, “help, help, I’m being oppressed, etc.”

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    Joy says:

    thank you so much— funny, intelligent. loved it.

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    KS in MA says:

    OMG, his Brokaw had me in the floor. Thanks, ABL!

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    travis says:

    Jeez you don’t realize how little you laugh out loud until you see a child do Hamlet. Thnx!

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    Number 9 just went Number 2 errrrrrrywhere.

    There you go again ABL with the persecuting marginalized troll minorities schtick. If you keep it up I may suddenly become very concerned about Chapaquidik. Harumpf! I say.

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    Joel says:

    @Ol’ Dirty DougJ: Given the range of voices, I’ll give him some leeway. But yes, he doesn’t nail the bass voices all that well. It would be interesting to see him try (mangle) James Earl Jones.

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    LesGS says:

    I have to say that his choices of which lines to speak in which voice were absolutely brilliant.

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    Steve M. says:

    If you like that first clip, you have to see The Trip.

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    c u n d gulag says:

    If they hadn’t posted it, I’d have thought he was doing Lieberman when he was doing Droopy Dog.

    AS an actor, I thought the impressions were brilliant – not just vocally, but look at his facial impressions.
    He obviously uses some of those to ‘channel’ his characters.

    And the kid was great!

    And thanks, ABL, I needed that!!!

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    keestadoll says:

    love love LOVE!

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    John Weiss says:

    Thanx ABL. You’ve brightened my day.

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    ABL says:

    And the award for troll of the century goes to…

    ::drumroll::

    Tired of Right-Wing-Enabling-Pseudo-Left-Wingers!

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    ABL says:

    Thanx ABL. You’ve brightened my day.

    you’re welcome!

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