I always thought that folks who do impersonations well (not me) belong on a stage somewhere. Little did I know they could be anywhere, even in political ads.
I know a lot of people were confused when they heard a guy who sounds just Morgan Freeman slamming one of the candidates in the Wisconsin recall election. Only...
You got it! It's not Morgan Freeman. It's a guy doing an impression of Morgan Freeman. The ethics and such of all that aside, this opens up all kinds of possibilities.
Heck! We could hire somebody who sounds just like Mike Pomeranz or Julie Nelson and they could read all the news that doesn't show them on camera! Maybe they could throw in a slam or two at the competition, eh?
Better yet, we could have that guy or gal do the news at one of the other stations! That would confuse the audience, don't you think?
I think there is already a business somewhere that has fake celebrity voices call up and wish Aunt Millie a happy birthday. Why not have Darth Vader call your boss and threaten to use the Force? Oh, heck, that's probably been done already.
After the stock market disaster, maybe we could have that Morgan Freeman guy, or some other credible, likeable voice call the traders on Wall Street and tell them to buy, buy, BUY!
Why not? As they say, there's one born every minute.
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