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Sesame Street Character Voice Comparisons

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by Canadian Fan, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. Twisted Tails

    Twisted Tails Well-Known Member

    Ah yes! That's one, one Jerry, ah, ah,ah!

    (Thunder rolls and lightning in background)

    You're so right, FrackleFan! I really grew up with the Count and I really adore his personally that Jerry created. I used to laugh when he just wouldn't stop counting. But, he is the Count, because he loves to Count.
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  2. BuddyBoy600alt

    BuddyBoy600alt Well-Known Member

    Don't forget the voice comparison for the Two-Headed Monster. They were originally performed by Jerry Nelson and Richard Hunt (1970's-1992) and then it was Jerry Nelson and David Rudman (1992-2001) and now Joseph Mazarrio and David Rudman (2001-present) I loved the Two-Headed Monster.
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  3. StevieOpossum

    StevieOpossum Well-Known Member

    I think the Count's and Elmo's Voice Comparisons need to be updated, because of Matt Vogel and Ryan Dillon taking over The Count and Elmo, respectively.
  4. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    I agree with that.
  5. BuddyBoy600alt

    BuddyBoy600alt Well-Known Member

    Yup, Matt Vogel is doing Count Von Count right now:
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  6. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    The person who was putting the voice comparisons hasn't put anything up in over three years. In that time,Ryan Dillon has taken over Elmo,Matt Vogel is The Count, we've heard Eric Jacobson's Oscar; Zoe,Prairie Dawn,Mr. Johnson and Ernie have all been taken over by different performers.

    We also don't have videos for other characters that were recast such as Forgetful Jones, Clementine, Two Headed Monster,Link Hogthrob,Robin the Frog, Pops,etc.
    I think it's time we make more of these videos.
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  7. ChickyBoy37

    ChickyBoy37 Well-Known Member

    Of course before all that I read that in it's debut the Two-Headed Monster
    was performed by Richard Hunt and Peter Friedman
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  8. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    I agree. They really should continue with those or someone should post some new ones. It's definitely time for an update there.
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  9. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    The person who did the comparison voice I think basically quit altogether since he hasn't posted anything new since 2010 maybe.
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  10. Ethan Menaker

    Ethan Menaker Active Member

    I just messaged the person. Doubt they will reply though. Does anyone want to make a new series of videos that are updated?
  11. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Well it definitely won't be me, I don't have the editing tools or skills to make them.
  12. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    I would try to make one of Ernie when I have some time.
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  13. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Yeah. I was just thinking about the fact that Billy isn't included in the Ernie voice comparison, so I'd like to hear some more comments on that one. Kee hee hee hee!
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    A while back ToughPigs was at a ToyFair( Toy Fair 2010 to be exact) and mentioned there was a selection of read-a-long CD's with cheap sound-a-like voice actors (punctuated with a joke about Abby's "smoker's cough"). Now, I've never seen or heard anything about these since that article, and I'm to assume these never quite made it to shelves or just were impossible to find. I'm intrigued if anyone actually got their hands on a copy and can rip the audio and post it here to to youtube. That is, if they were released.
  15. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    I'm really curious about what Rosita and Cookie Monster sound like. Rosita's voice seems like it would be pretty hard to imitate as it's fairly close to Carmen's actual voice.
  16. Jared DiCarlo

    Jared DiCarlo Member

    I don't know why, but something about Matt's voice for The Count really bothers me. I guess Jerry's voice has been permanently ingrained in my mind that I can't imagine someone else doing it.
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    The whole thing just raises questions for me. We're they that cheap they'd have to record soundalikes? Though, frankly, it wouldn't have been the first time as older book and recordings couldn't get in all the performers to do their respective voices, for example...

    they had Fran and Carol on hand, Frank, Jerry, and Jim? Not so much. Of course the narrator isn't really trying all that hard to sound like Frank or Jerry's characters here.

    Then there's the question of where these released? I've never heard or seen of them since that TP report. I'd love to hear how bad the soundalikes are.
  18. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    They did that in the 80's with the Super Grover golden book VHS with only Frank, Fran, & Carroll.
  19. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Those Golden Book VHSs often had performers missing. EVERYONE MAKES MISTAKES had Caroll and Fran on hand for Big Bird and Little Bird, but since they didn't have Loretta Long, Susan is renamed Mrs. Washington. Likewise, BIG BIRD BRINGS SPRING TO SESAME STREET has Caroll, Frank, and Fran, and Maria is renamed Delores since they didn't have Sonia Manzano.
  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I swear there was either a Sesame Street or Fraggle Rock Book and recording that didn't have anyone and they just narrated the whole thing with one guy.

    But I assume these are much different cases with these "lost" Child Guidance recordings, where they just didn't bother to get any of the original cast and just got sound-a-likes. I'm wondering if the fact they used unofficial sound a like actors was why these were hard to find, as they wouldn't seem quality. Sounds like that very well could be the case.

    Off topic, there's a Muppet Babies recording that uses Maurice LaMarche as Baby Animal instead of either Dave Coulier or Howie Mandel. I should have put it up on Youtube before I lost Windows Movie Maker. Suffice to say he sounds a tiny bit like Dizzy Devil.

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