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  • - I know my cars, this is a '52 Chevy pickup,

  • with a ram-jet engine, let's go, lift it up.

  • Bring that drill over here!

  • [vocalizing drill noises]

  • All right, let's go!

  • Hi, I'm Nancy Cartwright,

  • and you might not recognize my face

  • but you probably recognize my voice.

  • Hi, I'm Bart Simpson, who the hell are you?

  • [laughing]

  • I do other voices on "the Simpsons",

  • I'm Ralph Wiggum.

  • When I grow up, I wanna be a principal or a caterpillar!

  • Nelson Muntz,

  • the thing about huckleberries is once you've had fresh,

  • you'll never go back to canned!

  • Todd Flanders,

  • I get to anoint their feet.

  • Well, Maggie, there's Maggie!

  • [vocalizing baby noises]

  • I'm also Chuckie, on "Rugrats".

  • I hope there's not any clowns, there aren't any clowns,

  • are there?

  • I don't like clowns!

  • [yelling]

  • Rufus the Naked Mole Rat.

  • [vocalizing rodent noises]

  • I know, I get paid to do that!

  • It's ridiculous!

  • Today, I'm with Vanity Fair and I'm going to be doing some

  • improvisations for some characters

  • that I've never seen before

  • and give them some personality.

  • I mean, the first thing you notice about this li'l gal

  • is that she's messed up.

  • I like to check out, normally it's just checking out

  • kind of the mouth and the jaw,

  • 'cause that helps me in terms of

  • deciding the diction and if he or she has a lisp,

  • stuff like that.

  • She looks like Wednesday from "The Addams Family",

  • you know, gone awry.

  • All those little nails and tacks that are stuck in her nose

  • and her belly button and her neck and ear and head

  • and hair and all that, I think there's,

  • I think it's self-inflicted.

  • She's tough, her eyes are not the same size,

  • her tongue is sticking out, and she look so,

  • I don't know, it'd be sorta hard to talk

  • with a nail, it'd be hard to talk with a nail

  • in your tongue!

  • I don't know how she would shut her mouth!

  • She would have to talk like that,

  • get away from me!

  • [heavy breathing]

  • Did you notice my earring?

  • I do have an earring on!

  • She might sound like that.

  • By the time she's middle age, and I'm just kind of creatin'

  • on this myself, I don't see any hints of any coffee

  • or cigarettes but it'd be kind of hard to smoke a,

  • if she started out like this as a teenager,

  • and she can't quite close her mouth when she's talking

  • by the time she's middle aged she might be a little bit

  • more beaten up and perhaps you'd [coughing]

  • talking a little bit [spitting] slower.

  • The accent just came naturally,

  • sometimes you just have to trust your instincts

  • on these things.

  • Oh, this guy's cute.

  • Right off the bat, I mean, obviously he's a bookworm.

  • You know, don't mean to be stereotypical

  • but he's got a tie on and he's bald

  • so I tend to think that he's a dude.

  • And he's smart, if he's a bookworm,

  • I mean, the idiom means that the guys',

  • whoever's a bookworm is like, really smart.

  • He has, he's got his tongue stickin' out too.

  • Major key, major key is where that tongue is.

  • But he's a little dude,

  • and he's also really smart, but not nerdy smart.

  • He's kinda cute smart, he's a little adorable.

  • So I think he might sorta sound like this,

  • he's got a little bit of a, you know,

  • here's the deal, I just love reading

  • and sometimes I like to look up words in the dictionary

  • so if I look up a word, like, for example

  • this will surprise you.

  • The word nice, when you look up nice, if you look up

  • the etymology, that means the derivation, of course,

  • if you look up the etymology of nice, this is amazing,

  • but nice actually comes from um, somewhere and it actually

  • means foolish or stupid.

  • That is not me, I just am a bookworm,

  • and I like to read, thank you very much.

  • So if he was a professor, I would probably

  • bring his voice down and say, ladies and gentlemen,

  • students of my class, here I go, and you see

  • I just brought the pitch down just a little bit

  • to make him sound a little bit older.

  • May I please have your attention,

  • your attention, all eyes up front!

  • Thank you very much.

  • This is like the baby, this is like the baby

  • on "the Incredibles", right?

  • It's just sort of like Baby Jack, except, like, 2D.

  • And for a baby, this baby looks like,

  • well the blue tends to indicate that it's a boy

  • but it could be a girl and I mean, for a little baby,

  • sounds, it doesn't really matter if it's a boy or a girl.

  • You know and there's a whole universal thing

  • about baby sounds, that [cooing]

  • [gurgling]

  • [laughing]

  • [babbling]

  • Did you hear that, it was a little pony [neighing].

  • If this was a baby on the Rugrats,

  • oh, like a little baby of like, say, Chuckie,

  • say Chuckie has a little baby brother.

  • [raspy cooing]

  • Chuckie, Chuckie!

  • Can't quite say Chuckie.

  • Ducky, ducky, ducky!

  • This is kind of a throwback, to me.

  • I love this art, she's tough, she's kind of like

  • Rosalind Russell, maybe, or she could be Katherine Hepburn.

  • She looks like a leader, the short hair,

  • but I think she's, I think she's really pretty.

  • But she's got a strength about her, look how she's holding

  • her fist, there, she's got,

  • and she's interested in fashion, she's got the necklace on,

  • she's got earrings, she's got a long thumbnail.

  • When I think of her, I kind of, kinda,

  • all right you guys!

  • We've got deadlines, we've gotta hit today!

  • Hey, what are you doin' over there?

  • Put that coffee down when I'm talkin' to you, pay attention!

  • We got heel ten goin' on here!

  • We've gotta hit this by ten o'clock this morning,

  • let's go!

  • She's kind of tough like that.

  • But if she's a glam queen, she might say,

  • see, for me, if I lower my voice a little bit

  • I don't sound so much like a kid,

  • I've got a natural sound of like, a kid!

  • But doing Brenda, I like her name, Brenda.

  • Hi guys, so I'm here, hey listen, so,

  • I was just wondering, can somebody go out and get me coffee

  • before we get started here?

  • And if I just slow her voice down just a little bit

  • and give it a little bit of a breathy quality.

  • I don't mean to bother you, but I was just wondering

  • can you see the holes, I'm not wearing

  • any earrings right now, I was just, can you see

  • the holes in my ears?

  • This is Vanity Fair.

  • That's a pretty dragon.

  • That's a pretty dragon, but, you know,

  • that fire and he flies, and,

  • what I get from this is like,

  • I get like, bad breath, I don't know, like

  • [raspy roar]

  • [hacking]

  • [clearing throat]

  • Wait what, there's no voice.

  • Oh, he doesn't have a voice, sort of like

  • Rufus the Naked Mole Rat?

  • Oh, awesome, okay.

  • I love her.

  • I instantly love her.

  • I think she's very soft-spoken,

  • well, the glasses are kind of a hint,

  • and perhaps stereotypical but she's kind of a subtle geek

  • but I think by the time she's 20,

  • she's gonna be a multi, multi-millionaire.

  • She's probably gonna invent something

  • on the internet or some app or something

  • and, but her mouth is shut and I think she's

  • a little bit mousy?

  • And I think she's sort of like, okay, um, listen,

  • I have an idea and I was wondering, you guys,

  • I know it's like two o'clock in the morning

  • but I would like to stick around and I'm good,

  • I'm good, just give me another coffee.

  • You know what, I just inspired myself,

  • I'm gonna change that.

  • I think this is better, she goes,

  • I'm good, I'm good.

  • You know, I'm gonna stick around here a little bit longer

  • and I know it's two A.M. but you know give me another coffee

  • or something like that because I gotta stay up late,

  • I've got this deadline that I've gotta hit

  • and I've gotta do it by ten o'clock in the morning

  • and if I go home right now I'm never gonna make my deadline

  • thank you!

  • Oh, oo, so yeah, we can twist this,

  • and here she's lookin' really sweet and everything

  • but let's say she's been picked on

  • and she's been a little bit victimized

  • and in order to defend herself,

  • she used to be like, okay, and like, no, no,

  • I've got a lotta things to do, and um,

  • you know, I really don't appreciate when you,

  • when you talk to me like that.

  • You know it's really kind of mean

  • and actually you look really ugly today,

  • leave me alone!

  • This one looks like a challenge to me, too.

  • He's got a cigarette in his mouth

  • and he's also, like, blowing up

  • so he's got somethin' and he's sort of smiling,

  • he's sorta grimacing, and he's, you know,

  • he looks like Edward G. Robinson.

  • He looks like, all right you guys,

  • all right, hear me now, hear me now.

  • Or maybe, soften it, all right you guys,

  • hear me now, listen, has anybody got a light?

  • And I don't mean for my cigarette.

  • He could be sorta tough and look, look when I do this,

  • look what happens when I do this voice, you know?

  • When I do Ralph Wiggum, his eyebrows go way up like this

  • but when I do Nelson Muntz it comes down like that.

  • When I do this atom bomb, all right you guys,

  • listen up, listen up all of ya I need your attention please,

  • somebody light my fire!

  • So, if he was a she,

  • if he was a she,

  • I don't know, I guess I could bring it up

  • a little bit higher, all right you guys!

  • I could also do it like that,

  • make it a little bit more nasal.

  • This is a little bit more nasal!

  • All right, all right, somebody, somebody toss me

  • because I feel a little bit held down here,

  • I'm about ready to blow!

  • I'm about ready blow, I'm ready to blow!

  • All right, this one, this monkey.

  • He's a cute little monkey.

  • He looks like a baby, he kind of looks like

  • he's just a little guy.

  • [intense throaty crying]

  • What's wrong, why you lookin' at me like that?

  • And he surprises you by the way that he talks.

  • He's got teeth, he cries a lot.

  • I don't have a problem!

  • Stop it, somebody, why am I naked!

  • But on the other hand, he's spitting because he's just

  • frustrated and spit's coming out him now,

  • but what if he's laughing

  • because he could be actually really laughing

  • and that's just, it's the same spit comin' out of his mouth.

  • [intense throaty laughter]

  • [coughing]

  • [rasping laughter]

  • You know, as a tip, if you're interested in voiceovers

  • there are few things that you can do to help yourself

  • and one of them is take classes on improvisation

  • because you get hired and the producers

  • are counting on you as a talent to be able to contribute

  • to what it is that you're doing.