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"tress mcneil" Discussed on Hit Parade | Music History and Music Trivia
"Mickey was a hit largely fuelled by MTV ATV a song that singer choreographer and video artist Toni. Basil routes specifically to accompany her clip of a drill team of cheerleaders. You leaders it reached number one on the hot one hundred in late. Nineteen eighty two and in weird. AL's hands off. Aw I knew blow. It became an Omarosa Komo. TV's I love Lucy with future simpsons voice actress Tress McNeil playing the part of Lucille Ball and weird al.. Oh doing his best Ricky Ricardo. The video shot mostly in black and white presented a madcap but letter perfect parody of the Lucy show and went into regular rotation on MTV. This exposure finally got out onto the hot one hundred itself. Not just the bubbling under Chart Ricky reached number sixty three in the spring of Nineteen eighty-three less than six months after Toni Basil's original Mickey had topped the chart. A follow up single release of I love rocky road also charted in billboard but missed the hot one hundred bubbling under at number one. Oh six this mixed chart. Performance reflected the specific challenge facing weird Al in the early eighties. AL's skill was parodying being songs that were very recent hits trading on their familiarity and adding not only comical lyrics but hilarious. MTV friendly videos news but even following up hits as big as Joan. Jett's and Toni Basil's in an era of regimented. Top Forty Radio Radio playlists a weird AL parody would have to be truly enormous to make the upper reaches of the hot one hundred remember. You're also that in the seventies what got songs like the streak and convoy to number one was latching onto a major trend or fat in short our would have to parody a positively massive cultural phenomenon to break into the top forty and as one thousand nine hundred eighty three turned to eighty four. That's exactly what he did. Yeah well don't general. That are starting up Pan Weird Al targeted the biggest pop sensation on the planet with eat it a parody of Michael Jackson's beat read it a number one hit in the spring of nineteen eighty-three taken from Jackson's all time bestselling album thriller eat. It was recorded and released. When Jackson Mania was at its absolute apex? It should also be noted that as per his usual policy our reached Out to Jackson himself to secure his approval parodies are protected in US law as fair use but AL insists on receiving leaving the original acts blessing to ensure there are no misunderstandings and to ease the process of apportioning royalties on songs. Owl did not originally right like Doug Feiger of the neck. Most artists are flattered by a weird AL parody but Michael Jackson's seal of approval in one thousand nine hundred. Eighty four proved invaluable. That's because weird Al Not only parodied the song for the first time he parodied and original songs. Video shot for shot shot the edict clip recreated Jackson's iconic beat it video including its warring west side story like gangs and avenue included some dancers from Jackson's original video on MTV it was a smash and on the radio. A weird Al hit was finally too big to ignore Edith reached number twelve on the hot one hundred and went gold because the hot one hundred averages both both sales and airplay those gold record sales helped overcome the handicap novelty songs have on the radio but even on the airwaves wave's eat it received considerable rotations at the height of Jackson Mania. Thank Edith was the lead single on the album weird Al Yankovic in Three D. AL's first LP appea- to crack the top forty like the single. It was certified gold the week in April nineteen eighty-four that it reached its peak of number seventeen seventeen on the album chart in Three D.. Was One position higher than the police's blockbuster nineteen eighty three album. Synchronicity which was ironic because als next single was a parody of the police hit from that album king of pain transformed by owl into the sales. Pitch of a proprietor of cowhide.
"tress mcneil" Discussed on Slate's Culture Gabfest
"Mickey was a hit largely fuelled by MTV ATV a song that singer choreographer and video artist Toni. Basil routes specifically to accompany her clip of a drill team of cheerleaders. You leaders it reached number one on the hot one hundred in late. Nineteen eighty two and in weird. AL's hands off. Aw I knew blow. It became an Omarosa Komo. TV's I love Lucy with future simpsons voice actress Tress McNeil playing the part of Lucille Ball and weird Al Doing his best Ricky Ricardo. The video shot mostly in black and white presented a madcap but letter perfect parody of the Lucy show and went into regular rotation on MTV. This exposure finally got out onto the hot one hundred itself. Not just the bubbling under Chart Ricky reached number sixty three in the spring of Nineteen eighty-three less than six months after Toni Basil's original Mickey had topped the chart. A follow up single release of I love rocky road also charted in billboard but missed the hot one hundred bubbling under at number one. Oh six this mixed chart. Performance reflected the specific challenge facing weird Al in the early eighties. AL's skill was parodying being songs that were very recent hits trading on their familiarity and adding not only comical lyrics but hilarious. MTV friendly videos news but even following up hits as big as Joan. Jett's and Toni Basil's in an era of regimented. Top Forty Radio Radio playlists a weird AL parody would have to be truly enormous to make the upper reaches of the hot one hundred remember. You're also that in the seventies what got songs like the streak and convoy to number one was latching onto a major trend or fat in short our would have to parody a positively massive cultural phenomenon to break into the top forty and as one thousand nine hundred eighty three turned to eighty four. That's exactly what he did. Yeah well don't general that starting up Pan Weird Al targeted the biggest pop sensation on the planet with eat it a parody of Michael Jackson's beat read it a number one hit in the spring of nineteen eighty-three taken from Jackson's all time. bestselling album thriller eat. It was recorded and released. When Jackson Mania was at its absolute apex? It should also be noted that as per his usual policy our reached Out to Jackson himself to secure his approval parodies are protected in US law as fair use but AL insists on receiving leaving the original acts blessing to ensure there are no misunderstandings and to ease the process of apportioning royalties on songs. Owl did not originally right like Doug Feiger of the neck. Most artists are flattered by a weird AL parody but Michael Jackson's seal of approval in one thousand nine hundred. Eighty four proved invaluable. That's because weird Al Not only parodied the song for the first time he parodied and original songs. Video shot for shot shot the edict clip recreated Jackson's iconic beat it video including its warring west side story like gangs and Even included some dancers from Jackson's original video on MTV. It was a smash and on the radio. A weird Al hit was finally too big to ignore Edith reached number twelve on the hot one hundred and went gold because the hot one hundred averages both both sales and airplay those gold record sales helped overcome the handicap novelty songs. have on the radio but even on the airwaves wave's eat. It received considerable rotations at the height of Jackson Mania. Thank Edith was the lead single on the album weird Al Yankovic in Three D. AL's first LP appea- to crack the top forty like the single. It was certified gold the week in April nineteen eighty-four that it reached its peak of number seventeen seventeen on the album chart in Three D.. Was One position higher than the police's blockbuster nineteen eighty three album. Synchronicity which was ironic because als next single was a parody of the police hit from that album king of pain transformed by owl into the sales. Pitch of a proprietor of cowhide.
"tress mcneil" Discussed on Double Toasted
"Been watching as a kid back. My income shadow tank was great. You're the camera guy embodied double right there. You know how is flip flopping from talking to kids is about all these nice characters and then you know having to talk about some of the having having to talk to adult about some of the more mature stuff that you've done well that's another example An opportunity to work. I was twenty seven twenty eight years old in that shot that movie and I I remember going to audition for it was directed by Brian. Depalma Ryan to Paul Mba. It's a big deal. Brian depalma directed scarface directed Oh Gosh the woman Angie Dickinson. Direct directed Kerry original Kerry. I mean Brian. Look Brian Depalma's in that you know in that group that up directors Steven Spielberg and and Francis Ford Coppola. Martin Scorsese film school graduates zinc time so getting to work with Brian Depalma. Whose move just before that was scarface and I went to read? I got home and there was a voice message. Ah John Mind machine from agent saying Bryant. loved you. They're not gonNA use you for the character that additional thing else adds it's two or three days work and off you go and I didn't chair what it was. I knew the kind of outline of the story and I got there and it was this camera man and a porno movie shoot and I was in could I turned it down. Of course what I had. No I had to work and I wanted to work and years years later. It's been a lovely thing about which to chat because I even had an experience which when my son was fifteen or sixteen years old. He had a bunch of buddies over watching TV. I'm sitting sitting in front of where it used to be right now came into our sleeping Were unit movie called body. Double uh-huh and I did that. I did what you're doing now. And he said Oh my God you guys. It was my dad. This is funny. He recognized you young to look man you have to accept the good with the questionable. I own it all and I'm happy to talk about all of it. Yeah Eddie I mean that is being questionable that I liked by the W. No I can use a good movie I mean you know. It's it's Craig Watson and Melanie Griffith. That was remarkable that gentleman who saw me with the in the in that shot their played a really interesting part in in scarface. That actor forgive. Don't remembers numbers name. But he played a chainsaw sort of a mob chain saw murderer in scarfing scarfing. So yeah. He's the one I saw the gun having the best in the bathroom. Yeah John Looking tense scene right so anyway I look we did not know about MVP or youtube or any of this numb at that time and that would come back to heart. Yeah but I look at it that way I look at it as an example of something else that I can talk about. I was grateful for the job. I'm always grateful job every now and then people say Oh my God rob. You're in this thing called dot dot dot. That was. Yeah Bet that you wish you'd never done that. If I took a paycheck and I cash I got nothing to bitter universal universal studios gave me money. They Fed me Brian. Depalma let me in his movie. I was grateful for that opportunity. My son John was coming along. I got to buy baby food. I got to buy diapers cars that months. Are you kidding me man. I'm on everything that I have. Even my life dog food. This toilet paper is paid for with show Biz money money. I earned doing something that I would have done for free if I were a banker and I was living somewhere else and I got to work. You know in theater on the weekends and it's nothing against bankers and just saying I earn every my son's college gas in my cars motorcycles. Golf balls shoes. You know the the the money I spend the heat in my home is paid for with money earned doing something that I love just for the sake of how it makes my soul. Happy Dude. I won the lottery and I know it. There's no pretense here. This is a glorious thing thing that I've gotten to do and then I get to speak with Nice young people like you and the folks watching you and I'm not special. The way I make my living is kind of special official but I know how lucky I am and I'm not I'm not quitting and then I had throat cancer three years ago and I'm okay but now I have an opportunity to talk about throat. Cancer in the context of someone who is the voice of your child and I know that's not hyperbole. There are people yourself herself included. Who would say me Tom? Kenny tress McNeil Nancy Cartwright You Know Maurice Lamarche Marsh Frank welker pure column are hangers area. Harry were all the voices are Bana cash underwear the voices of your childhood on Seth Macfarlane and we really are but now I can talk about throat cancer with authority with with empathy. And I'm still working every day so now I have an opportunity because because of what could have been construed as like who shit while also so what man you guys know people that have cancer. Why not me? And I'm not a hero but but now I can talk about my cancer. Say and I'm back doing all these fantastic shows even after states three so cancer even after lots of radiation even after chemotherapy. All of that stuff so now. I don't know when as a result of your kindness there might be somebody watching this. Who's going to be inspired to get their own ship and everybody has everybody gets deigned? Everybody doesn't get Outta here here without a couple of scratches so it's my turn to tell that story and you're giving me the opportunity so it works out really well for everybody. No no I appreciate that. I appreciate you You know not only your humbleness but just being aware a lot of people they take that for for granted and clearly. You don't think great. Thank you very much for the for for telling me that because I don't and again look. Nobody's perfect the shelf included the differences. I think that I have parrots and a wonderful spouse awesome wonderful son who sent attic people with whom I work. Who all get Maurice? Lamarche is life. This Frank Welker is like this two things happened and let me make sure that I have is two things happen. Real quick one unnoticed. That the computer froze. I don't know what happened. I'm looking at this right now to see where we ended hold on hold on has it. Everybody gets dinged. Everybody doesn't get Outta here off screen so we did. We got most of that. We got most of that interview. Right there Listen what happened was the computer if froze and also rob had to go to work. He's got like he's going to go. Do some voice work if you were watching the interview. I apologize for what happened in fact bring up my bring up the chat here so I can see what you guys are talking about but yeah we Abegg but unfortunately rob is not back but rob said he will be back. This guy is so kind man this guy. Hi So Nice Rob Paulsen. Let me go and pull up where he is right now. This is the interview that we were doing. You don't want to see my face areas right there if you will listen to the interview. This is a voice voice acting legend Rob Paulsen who has done so many voices and I'm sure is a part of all your childhoods out there. There is doing with all the voices that he's done but let me tell you what happened here. Rob Rob said that he would be back. He has to go to work with the computer stopped but he has such a great time talking that he said that he will he. We'll be back. He will return to do another interview. He'll finish this off and I think man. That's that is very cool of to do that. That is that is amazing that he would be even that he would even do that. So what we're going to do is let me see here on my dashboard off a second. Can you guys and let me go ahead and bring up the chat here so I can see you guys talking but yeah. He said he had a great time. And we're going to reschedule. We're GONNA rescheduled for next week. Maybe next week sometime so I'm sorry if I get to your questions. I'm sorry if I wasn't able to finish interviewing cut off some weird space my apologies on that. But he said that he will be back. He said that We'll do a part to we'll have another long discussion and you really enjoyed not only talking to myself but really appreciate it all together and give. That was kind of very conduct..
"tress mcneil" Discussed on Everything's Coming Up Simpsons
"I've done the whole thing just me. I would like to see that one woman show. Are you taking that to the French. I sure it's called Babe Abe runner. ooh I like that. I think that you get a lot of write ups about how like feminists gender bending it is <hes> up time to die especially especially since all the female characters in those bladerunner movies are so disposable opposable wow someone is dressed up as Daryl Hannah several times. I have to differ with you. I meant I meant the by design. They are disposable because they are replicans. We don't need to go into the blade runner. We don't need to have we had should we should naming some as well as I was saying they do this right as retreat where all of the writers go and pitch out essentially all of the stories that are going to be mind for what is the future season of the show and the story goes that Conan had the idea for the monorail episode probably from the start but after talking to Algeria my crease they discouraged him from pitching it to James L. Brooks because they felt like it was a little too out there a little too weird not grounded in the way that the other episodes where that he had pitched like March getting job or like Lisa's rival <hes> and like you know things that are very much in the spirit of Simpson's up until that point yeah I mean that's like at the time of course they could not have understood what history would later to them so it is a very reasonable thing for them to discourage. You know this like crazy out there pitch but good Lord am I glad the world is glad I think that you know taking that big swing and making the monorail episode be what it is. It was a Campbell that paid off and thank God that Conan pitch that because of course now we recognize it as being one of the best episodes of all time and not to be too negative but I wanNA call somebody out for being a little shit about this episode narms getting I but I was very shocked to learn that Yardley Smith said that this was one of the worst of one of their worst episodes and that the entire cast greed yeah. I couldn't believe that I mean I couldn't believe when I read that that like the cast would talk amongst themselves in that way and have of course we've all been on like Shitty weekend digital's web series shoots and we look to each other and go like this kind of socks cabinet. No I mean like generally there has been bad shooters. You just look at each other like you know there's sort of that fighting in the trenches kind of bond that you share with your your coasters in that way but I just couldn't believe that maybe I'm seeing through these rose colored glasses of the simpsons being what they are especially during this time in its history couldn't believe that the cast would even comment that episode would be bad. I frankly don't think they deserve to speak ever unless they're speaking as the characters because their mind prisoners they Dr Davis. You're correct and listen Nancy only person that come on the show that did voice so she's. She's the only one that I really fucking care about. I'm kidding. I let him on adding where I want. I want them. Oh come on yeah. I just love how if we took this last episode of our everything's coming up Simpson's format to just be light it all out our shit be like okay. Pamela Hayden didn't income on the show dead to me dead to me tress McNeil fucking walk into the sea so funny because even as a even as a joke. I can't say that to me about about Traffic Neil. Oh my gosh just so good east. Everybody's good. Everybody's the best yeah and obviously guys were joking yeah. We're just having some some yolks yeah. We're having some riffs. We're having some rafts but come on guys. Why wouldn't you want our podcast now over now so let's just all cry collectively with each other? Let's actually take a break and cry together. I agree. I think that's a good idea <music> hi. I'm Dave Hi. I'm Graham and where to house. D._J.'s who've been trapped.
"tress mcneil" Discussed on Your Brain on Facts
"tress mcneil" Discussed on Your Brain on Facts
"Wouldn't be able to understand him. Site. I could do a whole episode on executives thinking, the average person was sub moronic. Did you ever once have a problem with work Davis accent or anything less clear than Brad Pitt's character and snatch let us know on social media? I have a feeling call it. A hunch. This movie executives were wrong. The transatlantic accent made Americans sound vaguely British, but how can you make British people sound more British lake the maximum amount of Britishness like a Cup of Earl grey tea served with a dry Scone smeared with marmalade and imperialism you teach them received pronunciation received pronunciation, or our P is the instantly recognizable super British accent often described as the queen's English, Oxford English or BBC English RPG's described as the standard form of British English pronunciation. Though, only about two percent of Brits, speak it back when the BBC I launched in nineteen twenty two the first general manager, sir. John wreath insisted the BBC be as formal and quintessentially British as possible, and he created a number of rules one thing he stressed in particular was the newscasters speak, the king's English. He felt it was quote, a style or quality of English that would not be laughed at in any part of the country. He also assumed RPI would be easier for people across the empire to understand versus a regional accent of which the tiny land mass of the UK has dozens if not hundred Reese wanted things to be just so even ordering that any newscaster reading the news after eight pm had to wear a dinner jacket while on the air on the radio where no one could see them the. ABC didn't create received pronunciation though, we can trace its origins back to the secondary schools and universities of nineteenth century Britain making it the accent for a certain social class the one with money their speech patterns based loosely on the local accent of the southeast Midland's, roughly, London, Oxford and Cambridge soon came to be associated with the establishment. Although one of wreaths goals in using our P was to appeal to the widest audience possible. Many listeners still felt alienated by the broadcasts being beamed into their home because of this upper class accent. Despite this newscasters were required to use received pronunciation right up until World War Two. Why change it during a war? Don't you have bigger things to worry about while? The ministry of information was worried about Nazis, hijacking, the radio waves during World War Two Nazi Germany invested a lot of. Time and money to train. It's five and propagandists to speak using perfect received pronunciation, so they could pass his British. If they pulled it off, the Nazis could potentially issue orders over the radio in a thoroughly convincing an official sounding newscaster voice. Therefore, the BBC hired several newscasters possessed of broad regional accents that would be more difficult for the Nazis to perfectly copy. And as a bonus might also appeal better to the common, man. The first person to read the news on the BBC with a regional accent was one Wilfred pickles in nineteen forty one far from being popular his mild Yorkshire accent offended many listeners so much that they wrote into the BBC blaming them for having the audacity to sully the news in this way. Nevertheless, after the end of World War Two the BBC continued to loosen its guidelines and hire more people who spoke with the respective accent of the region in which they were being broadcast that set the BBC does continue to select newscasters with only the most mild accents for international broadcasts. You can't please everyone. But if you can get in good in the voice work industry, you can take on a staggering amount of work. How much here are some examples from the cast of one of my favorite shows futurama, you might say my husband, and I are hardcore fans we had a hypno- towed wedding cake. Billy west the voice of fry professor, Farnsworth and Burke as well as both Ren and stimpy has two hundred forty one acting credits on his IMDB page. Marie SLA, March does calculation more bow and kith and. Is the go-to guy for Orson Welles impressions like brain from animation EAC has three hundred and sixty two roles listed. Tress McNeil who did basically every female who wasn't Amy or Leila as well. As dot on animating axe and Agnes Skinner on the Simpsons has three hundred sixty six rolls to her name benders voice, actor Jon dementia, without whom the gears of war video games wouldn't be the same has worked on some three hundred and seventy seven projects the man who made Hermes Conrad Jamaican and gave a sim ri- Jack filled Amar is the most prolific actor on cast with a whopping four hundred and thirty three credits to his name still. He falls short of the resume of rob Paulsen who did the voice of yak, oh and pinkie on enemy ax and other examples too numerous to list because his IMDB page has five hundred and three voice acting roles listed, and
"tress mcneil" Discussed on Nerd On! The Podcast
"So I used to get the Mike and I used to do God. What would I do like Elvis? Yeah. Save the show distract look over here leaning into it. And I started bringing props you know, expecting. A blonde wig. And Dolly Parton was big at the time, and I used to fill fill the shirt would like pieces of paper that make look like several of our act. Thing here they come again. A real good little sexist, very important question. Their video. Can I watch it? I don't think there is. I don't think there is things that happened and was momentary. And if you miss magic moment. Step down. But but but it was like real show business. It wasn't just like playing music is like I kind of enjoyed these departures right and messing around with comedy onstage McGregor. Well. When I plan stuff when I had written stuff and memorized. It would never go over. It was just like if I went out and didn't have an agenda and just through shit against the wall. See what sticks? I was better off. Yeah. Cool. Yeah. The discipline. Thank you so much for coming on the show. We really appreciate you taking the time and talking to us talking to our audience. Oh, my pleasure. Crazy, and amazing and all the things that we ever could hope for you. Oh, thank you ever. We get into the new season of disenchantment. I'll come back and talk glove. Sisters. Dave Herman Zahn MAURICE Lamarche tress McNeil, John Majuro, you know, a lot of the heavy hitters futurama's or anything right now that you'd like our audience to go check out. I mean doesn't disenchantment if they can watch it and some can watch it on Netflix type. Thank let's see what else have a YouTube channel. I. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Real Billy west links up for you. Yeah. Just my I film these little things of me just like going off with characters and hoping that it could be sort of a tutorial. But I have to do what I know best because I can't teach you how to be successful. I can't teach you instinct instinct could be learned though. Yeah. I think he can earn you. You have it. You know? That's why I say some people have it some people just don't they don't get it and you'll see performer new go. She gets it. Yeah. Yeah. 'cause you just no moral green lights light up. Right. Everything's in alignment. Yeah. But, but yeah, I'm going to just keep putting stuff up on my YouTube channel, I have Billy west podcast dot com. Yeah. Yeah. Ooh. Whereas these old episodes of a podcast that I did..
"tress mcneil" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast
"Do do. You do much. Improvising. Yes. Sadly, it doesn't make it in usually because we're only twenty two minutes show, but I have to say so I can between Dan. And I stand and Nancy Cartwright who does Bart among others, Nelson Carney, and it never gets old. And especially Dan who often has pages of dialogue just with himself different characters. And he doesn't even pause it snows marketable, and I could watch that all day. I've done a very limited amount of voice over for animation. And when I see these dudes that come in and they're just doing two or three. I'm like, that's crazy. Crazy. It's crazy. You do a few. I do I do. Well, I do Lisa. And then I do an old woman named MRs Glick who they've killed off and brought back to life several times. I think just because I do it so badly they're like fucking bad Yardley. We gotta have some more of that. You're entertaining themselves. That's your expense. They can percent. Yeah. So you've seen all these a lot of these writers over the years move on like, I like, I knew I Dana Gould, and he sort of genius. He guy. Yes. And but I also know cone in right people always ask me in what was very light when he was on the show. And I remember him being stoke, quiet. And and I think I think they're Cuming. I when Lorne Michaels picked him out to host. I was like that guy. Are you fucking kidding me? I it was the farthest. He's the last guy in the world I would have chosen, but I gather he was rather different in the writing room. I don't know. I think that if you if left to his his his real nature, he would certainly be a quiet guy sitting there. 'cause like anytime he talks it's a lot of he s to really launch the you know what I mean? It's not it doesn't come easily even if he's just responding. Yes. Or no, yes. Yes. Yes. The come out of himself to do that. But I bet you that's true. But it's funny because his wit the way he thinks is almost seems like it was a Simpson character like he think he thinks that you have to think a certain ways to write the comedy necessary for that show. That's true. Be that smart. And that paste in that, you know, I don't under- I don't it's a marvel marvel, but was this what you were. I guess some people maybe nobody really sets out to be a voice actor do. They get some dude Nancy Nancy Cartwright date. She studied at UCLA with a guy named dodge Butler who was it big force over guy. We also have another woman on the show named tress McNeil, who's absolutely brilliant. And she only ever did voice over and she does MRs Skinner, but she's also been on every other cartoon you've ever heard of. Yeah. And a maniacs. And my little pony and futurama, and you name it. So yeah, there are a few. I think it's I will say I think it's much harder now because you have celebrities doing all these animated films. I'm not a big enough name get a starring role in those animated films. You can't get in one. Now, you haven't gotten in any now, that's we're dick. No, I mean, they really want, and I guess, you know, look living be well, I think my the only thing I truly take exception to this notion that when you're doing that voice over job that you're just you're somehow slumming it, right? As though voice over isn't as much being an actor as being in front of the camera. It's crazy. And I and I think that's inaccurate. I really do..
"tress mcneil" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"And he's even on a singing tour. We're recovery is that he's coming to Seattle with a show. Called Anna maniacs in concert with Randy rogue L, the EMMY winning composer from anime, and he acts with songs voices animation and lots of fun behind the scene stories. You can catch the show at the Fremont abbey on Friday. January eleven and as far as talking about his cancer experience. There is one hope that rob has above extensive, my experience can be helpful or inspirational someone else man, I really really hope that that is the case because I certainly have had many many people inspire me. Wow. Nice job on that piece man that really puts in perspective for you. That is that is the exact word that comes to mind when I hear this is is perspective. Like it. He's got such a great perspective on things and to hear this and all the talk for a half an hour. And I only put like a couple minutes of geeking out so hard time cell number like homeys now. But, but yeah, it's just it's that the attitude and the desire to help other people, and it reminds me like next time, I go through something unfortunate. Hopefully, not cancer knock on wood. I'm going to remember this. I'm going to remember how how important it is to sort of take inventory and have a good perspective and a good attitude. Yeah. I don't. I'm gonna say something here. I don't want to inflate what I went through was nothing. Nothing. Nothing compared to this talking about putting things into perspective about a year ago. Now, you're in a few months ago, I quit smoking. And the reason I quit smoking is. I went to the dentist and the dentist said, you got something on your tongue that we don't like the look, I am like a it'll probably be fine. I kept smoking go back to the dentist. It's not looking better man, you know. And so I I had to go and they ended they biopsy that a couple of times, and they kept taking samples of something called pre cancer. It wasn't cancerous. I was very lucky with the whole thing. Needless to say, I stopped smoking immediately. Adapt. It's amazing how you can still keep on making excuses for yourself to like, oh, well, you know, I don't smoke that much or whatever. But I'll tell you what like listen, I just spent so much time thinking about how lucky I have to have these jobs that I do I was as the listeners will attest. I was never supposed to be on the radio that was never part of the plan for me. I lucked into these jobs. I've always been. Produce done other things I've been so blessed in my life. And then I was like face with this thing is like is there a chance that I'm going to get cancer of my tongue? Like is this gonna be biggest irony ever get these lands on my lap? And then because of a stupid addiction on my part like I'm just going to throw it all away and literally the forces of nature could take my tongue away. Yeah. Yes. So where does this guy rank in the list of all time voice actors? He's definitely up there. I mean, if you if the mount Rushmore debate if you had to narrow down to four an all time that's tricky because you've got your your Mel Blanc's your Billy West's marines. Lamar nerd out about this all day. But he is consistently a part of the discussion top Billy west on the radio, Billy lessons radio guy. And he he used to be sort of the voice guy in the morning show in Boston where I grew up, and he he's a genius total absolute and complete comedy genius. Totally. I just listened to. A podcast with with Billy west is aghast dynamite. It's an interesting field. These people who who just do voice after voice after boys that a second McFarland. Now is he on that list? You know, he's never a part of the discussion. Why not I don't I'm not necessarily a huge fan of family guy or all the things he does. But at this point wouldn't he go onto that list as well? Don't they have to update these things from people that weren't from the sixties seventies? And eighties realized that like all of a sudden there was an explosion in animated series. And that they weren't all just for kids. And that all you got a whole new group of people they probably belong in those animated lists. What about what's her name married with children who does? Oh, Katie Seagal. She's an animated voice over legends. She's fantastic. Tress McNeil does a ton of stuff for like Simpsons and futurama people don't know who she is. But she is one of the most talented voice actors out there that I've ever heard. And you know, I asked I asked rob because I was talking like are you going to get like did you lose work over this? Like were you were you worried about it? What was what was your take on this? And I have a little clip of him. Answering that question, you know, if you're a baseball player, you're a pitcher, and you mess up your rotator cuff, they got a lot of money invested in you. And if you can't throw the ball, they gotta fill in the blank, and it's the same thing with me all of a sudden Jakko or Raphael, or whomever Carl leisure doesn't sound like that anymore. It's a problem. The fact that he got Tommy John surgery is really the thing about this story though. And the crazy thing is he now throws harder than. That's like a rookie of the year situation. I do have a beef with this guy not to get too negative. But I understand that. He would not be on your podcast because he quote unquote, doesn't do podcasts. No, not rob. Oh, that's not true. Okay. Good never mind. No. Rob. That was a rumor I had heard and I don't mind spreading rumors, but we should probably check on the traffic. That's the worst. I've ever heard. And it was really quickly debunked didn't know slopes debunked short shelf-life. That's for darn sure. Let's check on traffic.
"tress mcneil" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"Welcome back to pop culture. Happy hour. It is time for our favorite segment of this week and every week, what is making us happy this week? Stephen Thompson, what is making you happy this week bunny? Well, in the entire remainder of the show, we talked about new fall television. I have been digging into a piece of new summer television disenchantment also on Netflix. Sorry. Now disenchantment is the new show created by Matt graining obviously Simpson's obviously, futurama. This is a ten, epic. Sewed run on that flex with a new cast of characters, albeit a very familiar of very familiar setup. Now, I would describe this show as Byzantine but familiar hard-drinking Princess being played by Abby Jacobson from broad city goes through adventures with an elf. Sidekick played by net Faxon and her personal demon, a little demon played by air. Andre. We talked earlier in this episode about pilot Itis. I think the pilot of this show really takes a while to get off the ground, but I also felt that was truth futurama and what I'm finding with this show as I'm going through it as it gets its legs under it. I'm finding not only ECHO's of futurama a show that I really love a lot of echoes. A lot of echoes, I think more futurama than the Simpsons characters map fairly cleanly between those two shows, but I'm digging into this world a little bit more. The visual imagination of this show. There are jokes tucked into almost every frame of this show, and then that voice cast not only the. Stars, but then all through the margins, you have voices that you've heard so many times on these other Matt grading shows again, especially futurama MAURICE Lamarche tress McNeil. Billy west, John DiMaggio, Sharon Horgan pops up on this show. So I've been digging it more as it goes along, and I'm all for anything that gives me kind of a little bit of that futurama kick. I really think, especially if as this show gets another season and they've kind of established who all the characters are and where they are, it can really take off the way these other shows. The only gave the first seven episodes of that show too critics to review. And I kept wondering why it wasn't more joke, dense and why they were leaning into the story of it so hard. And then the last three episodes, all of the heart that's missing from the early going on. It's a little more caustic this one because it's on Netflix. It can be a little bit more a lot more violent. It can have language. It can just be generally darker and it's in those last week episodes where everything kind of course correct. In a big way. So yeah, I wouldn't necessarily have. I've kept going if I didn't have to, but it's right. That's the thing I think this is show if you're interested in these creators if you're interested in this world, stick with it. All right. Thank you very much. Stephen Thompson, Glenn, wild. And what is making you happy this week, I have become obsessed with a mobile game that is tied.
"tress mcneil" Discussed on Altered Geek
"But yeah i i'm definitely looking forward to seeing some of this stuff come to come to pass and who knows could turn out to be some good things so definitely wanted to touch on that and then matt groening graining however his name has a series coming to net flicks that's very much in the style of like futurama simpsons but it's called disenchantment where i mean it's coming in two thousand eighteen just you know for those at love his stuff just another reason to get net flicks there were there were hitting hopes of having another series similar to the essence of fairy tales it's it's basically going to be about an alcoholic princess named bean who resides in the kremlin medieval kingdom of dreamland and has a pompous elf companion elbow and a personal demon named lucy and being under crew will encounter sprites orders herpes while verses rules imson other horrible b's called humans along the way of course john dimaggio bill wet the league west are going to be any along with maurice lamarche tress mcneil david herman matt airy genie baton rich full cherno fielding and lucy montgomery no filling amar's initiated so anyways groening's de gallery is showing itself here they're going to also have gary guy axe voicing himself in futurama in a few episodes slash movie this i don't know it looks it looks kind of interesting groening says it it's going to be about life death love and sex and how to keep laughing in a world full of suffering in idiots despite what the elders was another jerks tell you so i don't know could could be interesting i may check out a little bit of this i don't know how much i'll stick with this particular series i'll probably stick with the scooby doo one just because i'll like the celebrity aspect.