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Script Genres > English Adult > Commercial > Dialogue

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    A Beginner's First Voiceover

    Script:

    This... is my voice.

    There is no music, and there are no sound effects... only the pure, clear sound, recorded for your ears.

    I am a beginner voice over artist, a voice actor, a voice talent, and I can convey my message in many ways, in many tones and with many emotions.

    I can speak in a very light whisper, to share an intimate message with you. Or my voice can boom deeply, demanding respect from those who are listening. My voice can express sympathy to someone who has just experienced a great loss, or it can reflect the happiness one feels after having accomplished something great!

    I sit (or stand) before this tube constructed of metals, of plastics, of wires and of silicon, which listens patiently to me, as if it were alive, like a mistress, hour after hour, day after day, and night after night. It never judges me, however it is a reflection of me... one which is neither vengeful, nor forgiving.

    I am a voice actor...and this is my voice.

    107 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear ReidMode's recording

    I am not using my studio microphone, so you may notice some buzz. I have never done a voiceover before, and I did not know if I had talent or not, so I am submitting this. I am 19yrs old. I have always been deeply interested in the field. Thank you, all!

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-10260/script-recording-70998.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    For one thing, I have to applaud you for plowing through this thing in one take - I observed no dropouts or editing glitches, so I assumed you read it straight through. (And you added a word in the last line.)

    I didn't detect a "buzz" but there was a hollow, echo-y sound to the recording.

    As for the read: That's what it sounded like, reading. Your voice (what I could detect of it through the poor recording quality) is pleasant. However, there are many more aspects to voiceover than just having a nice voice and the ability to read out loud into a mic.

    I'm also detecting some regionalism. Examples:
    "are" sounded more like "er" than "R"
    "pure" sounded like "pyerr" rather than a more formal "peyour"
    "your" was "yer"
    "can" was "cn"
    "many" was almost "mini"
    "feels" was "fills"
    "to" was "ta"

    This is a tough script to tackle for your first one. It's loaded with (voice) acting choices that can be troublesome, even for an experienced voiceover artist. I would suggest tackling something with a simpler (shorter) message using your studio mic.

    Peer Feedback:

    Your comfort behind the mic is terrific. And then you've picked a tough script which speaks to your courage to just go for it--and not everyone would do that! There's beginner stuff to work through, but you have plenty going for you, too. Edge is a terrific place to get training, and you could take their evaluation/introduction class to dip your toe in the water. There are people who train at a slower pace as they juggle work or family or school, and there are people who dive into the deep end. Lots of ways to get started. Will look forward to hearing more from you.

    Tonia

    Peer Feedback:

    Congratulations. This was a great first voice over. I am jealous that you have such a good microphone with little background noise where you can record straight through.

    All I would say is to monitor volume control. You sound like you are far away when you don't mean to be and when you mean to whisper you actually get a little louder, ironically. These are just minor things and I liked it overall.

    Peer Feedback:

    That was Fantastic!! I can only hope to sound as good as this some day. Very nice. It sounds like you have been doing this for quite some time, so good job!

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    A Time For Everything

    Script:

    There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:
    2 a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,
    3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to build,
    4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn and a time to dance,
    5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
    a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
    6 a time to search and a time to give up,
    a time to keep and a time to throw away,
    7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
    a time to be silent and a time to speak,
    8 a time to love and a time to hate,
    a time for war and a time for peace.

    95 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear YoungTeen's recording

    These are verses from the Bible. Please give me feedback!

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    Peer Feedback:

    By the way, I am 13 and new to voice overs.

    Peer Feedback:

    Not exactly sure what you were going for here. Still going for Morgan Freeman?

    It's a good character voice, but is it appropriate for this text?

    The reading is monotonous. Just sounds like you're "reading" line after line with little to no meaning, connection to the text or context. Very difficult to listen to the entire thing, which, sorry to say, I didn't. I could only get 20 seconds in and had to stop.

    IMHO, you should be tackling copy that is more "you". We haven't heard that yet, so we don't really know who "you" are or how "you" interpret copy as "you", a 13-year-old.

    There are plenty of VO opportunities for guys your age. Let us hear what YoungTeen is all about.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you James Romick for the advice.

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    Amoco Certicare Service While You Sleep 1

    Script:

    Anncr: Amoco knows how busy you are ...
    Wmn: I ... am the busiest person in the world.
    Anncr: We know there’s never enough time in your day.
    Wmn: I make instant oatmeal in the microwave ...
    Anncr: We know it’s not always convenient to get your car repaired.
    Wmn: I have mastered the art of being in 2 places at the same time ...
    Anncr: So, Certicare will now fix your car at night -- while you’re asleep.
    Wmn: My last vacation was a nap.
    Anncr: New, “Service While You Sleep.” Just call 1-800-4-REPAIR. That’s 1-800-4-REPAIR. Certicare’s “Service While You Sleep.” Only at participating Amoco dealers.

    47 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear lilydesmond08's recording

    First time using this mic setup! I would like comments about the recording quality, my own performance of trying two different characters, diction tips, and anything else you hear. Thank you!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Seems like nothing got uploaded. If you used any special characters (#$%&) in your file name it will not play because there's a glitch in the software that Edge uses for the Forum does not recognize those characters, thus it doesn't recognize the file, thus it will not play.

    Peer Feedback:

    Yep. Nothing uploaded. Make sure of the special character thing James mentions...also make sure you're uploading an mp3 and no other format.

    Peer Feedback:

    Oh gosh I'm sorry, I thought I had fixed it... I will post it again and hopefully this time it'll work.

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    At a busy NYC Restaurant

    Script:

    "Yes waiter, could you tell me if the vegetables are autochthonous?"
    "Autochthonous vegetables, just a moment sir."
    "Hey Harry, is the endive autochthonous?"
    "That's right Jim, 100% autochthonous on the endive"
    "Why yes, they are autochthonous"
    "I always buy autochthonous products when I can"

    50 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear TedVoInSpain's recording

    I got a script recently with "Autochthonous" in it. First of all, I had to verify it was in fact a word and how would you get your tongue around that one. It was very important to the director of the script that this be conversational, and when this word pops up in a sentence it must roll off conversationally. SO I made up a little silly script to practice. NOTE- Not practicing character voices... just breaking up the monotony. First and last voice would be me. Feel free to comment on it's silliness. TVO

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-8990/script-recording-60276.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Ted, thanks for teaching me how to say "autochthonous!" It sounds like your practice paid off...well-done.

    Peer Feedback:

    Maybe we should start an autochthonous revolution MT! hehehe, I do laugh though to myself. I gave another member here a script and it's not for the faint of heart. I did the script, almost 7 pages of it in about 2 maybe 3 hours. It was about refining and natural gas fracturation and debutanizers and depropanizers and polybutylpropoline, MIND NUMBING. I was a little like a very weird Porky Pig ba dee ba deep after the 3rd hour. I want to see how my pal does it, it will be filled with new words, I can assure you!
    And thanks Carol! Nice to hear some of your recent stuff too

    Peer Feedback:

    Ted --
    Hillarious! it was positively autochthonous!
    I like the spread of characters....really cool.

    cheers!
    DS.

    Peer Feedback:

    Ha ha..........that was funny. I got lost listening to this. I was so anxious to see what the waiter would come back and say. You tone is very amusing for this part.

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    102 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear DanPiv123's recording

    Hi everyone - this is from my new basement studio on a budget (6 hanging moving blankets, at2020 mic, presonus audiobox with presonus preamp DI. I'm just looking for any brass to nuts feedback on the quality of the recording to my performance. I'm new to this field, and I do appreciate any feedback. Be honest, I can take it. :) Dan

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    Peer Feedback:

    The blankets are doing their job. There doesn't seem to be any reflection or echo to my aged ears. But there is a kind of "hollowness" to the overall sound of the VO - like you've filtered too much of the lower frequencies out and left your voice without much "body" to it. Maybe you've set your EQ high-pass filter at too high a frequency. For a male voice, somewhere between 60Hz & 100Hz should do.

    If that's not the case, then you may be working a bit too far from the mic, because you have a good mic/interface setup, so it's not coming from there. Your space may be swallowing up the lower harmonics of your natural voice. Gotta find that sweet spot distance.

    Delivery wise: It's a little read-y, lacking a certain personal connection to the overall message. And somewhat metronomic, in that you punch or hit every fourth or fifth syllable - lacking a certain (say it with me) "conversational" tone.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you James, that is exactly the kind of feedback I was looking for! My noise floor is about -50, so I used a noise reduction to get it above -60, and with the combination of a eq drop off at 100 hz it did affect my voice. Back to the drawing board.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Jerikokai's recording

    Just looking to hone my character acting. Its a short clip, hopefully im not infringing on any licensing :o

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    Peer Feedback:

    The recording volume is very low.

    Mimicking is a good start in creating characters. (I wanted to be Mel Blanc when I was a kid.)

    The Batman character sounds a lot like almost any deep throated villain. The character is good. But could you maintain that character for a long recording session? If you can, great! Give him a name, personality and his own catch phrase for you to "get into character" as we say in the threatre.

    Figure in that Ben Affleck's voice was electronically manipulated for the movie's Batman character. The same for Robbie Benson in "Beauty and the Beast".

    One of the more prolific voice-over character actors that I have had the pleasure of working and studying with uses a combination of different character characteristics to create unique characters all his own. For instance, he'll take Howie Mandel's "Bobby" character and give him a harder, nastier edge like Cartman from South Park and mold it something that no one has heard before. Gets him a lot of work.

    Peer Feedback:

    The part of superman seems a bit flat. Try a more, "I'm warning you" tone. And as for batman..... there doesn't seem to be enough anger in it...."Do you bleed?......You will!!"
    I think there should be a little more anger. Anger cuz who is this alien think he is, saving people, having all kinds of "powers"? So, the bat wants to know if he bleeds? cuz he is going to upload a ton of hurt on the goody too-shoes with the red cape and if he bleeds, he will find out!! But, keep working on it. I wanna be Batman someday!!

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    88 people have played this

    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear jerry lino's recording

    Casting notes stated they were looking for a competent , self assured squad leader type. Not an over the top drill instructor. It's for a video game tutorial.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I think "competent" and "self assured" are difficult to pull off. The voice quality is amazing. At the same time, it almost sounded a slight bit too nice for what I would think of as a squad leader-but at the same time, they didn't want over the top drill instructor, so if you were any less nice, it would probably come across that way. (Maybe I just tend to think of drill leaders as over the top automatically.) Anyway, I think you did as good a job as anyone could under these seemingly paradoxical conditions. The bass voice really works well in this role and helps you sound like an authority.

    Peer Feedback:

    Well, I love the voice, But I would say that my first impresstion is that of an announcer type voice, not an actor. I don't feel this character would be speaking like this in a real situation. Although, I would love to be able to sound like this myself! Just wouldn't apply it to this particular script.

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    Demo' Script

    Script:

    Hello. My name is Windsor Rasmussen. I had an evualuation with you back on Oct 21, 2016, just for your information.
    This recording is 90 minutes long, however you need just listen to the first two.
    1. Millions have seen the awe-inspriring pictures. They have seen and read the firsthand accounts. They know how amazing the Grand Canyon can be.However until they stand on it's precipice, they simply can't understand. It truly is one of the most incrediible places on earth.

    2.How did a guy named "Humphrey Bogart" the come to be known as the greatest tough guy in Hollywood History? A wartime scuffle and a facial scar sure didn't hurt.It happened while "Bogart" was in the "Navy" during World War One. He was escorting a handcuffed prisoner when the POW smashed "Bogie" in the face. "Bogie" was left with a scar that would define his tough-guy "Sam-Spade appearance.

    81 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear windycity's recording

    Sibilance?

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    Peer Feedback:

    Yeah, kinda.

    Sounds a bit overproduced.

    Would help to know what your setup is and what your FX chain is like.

    A few elocution things:
    "pitchers" for "pictures".
    "stanoniss" for "stand on its"
    Missed a solid T sound on "can't".
    "Whirl War One" for "World War One".
    Missed the "ed" on "smashed".
    "defyniz" instead of "define his".
    "Bakinee ole days".
    "music puhdooser" for "music producer".
    "You c'necord" for "You can record".
    "instaments" for "instruments".
    Kinda missed the V-R on "Everyone knew..."

    Recording quality is generally pretty good. A few plosives here and there.

    Peer Feedback:

    Generally a good "read."
    I would have liked to have heard more "awe" in your voice when describing what the Grand Canyon looks like when standing out on its precipice. Make me "feel" and "see" by your spoken word.

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    77 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear marysboy1's recording

    let me know if it sounds like stereo or mono?

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-100612/script-recording-79769.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Mono, all to the right. What are you recording in?

    Peer Feedback:

    I agree with bean420, the mono works well with that particular copy. Good job!

    Peer Feedback:

    I record using Adobe Audition software. I checked the settings to make sure it says stereo. I'll check again thanks for the feedback!

    Peer Feedback:

    Hmm sorry, I dont know anything about that software. Good luck!

    Peer Feedback:

    Don't know what version of Adobe Audition you are using, but hopefully this will help.

    On the track you are recording to, there is an input -> (which will be from your USB interface or mic) and an output <- (to your computer's sound card/speakers/headphones). There is a little solid arrow (>) to the right of the of the text of your input device. If you click on that arrow, it gives you a choice to record the track in stereo or mono. Select mono. (There's really no need to record VO in stereo. In fact, ACX/Audible specifies to submit recordings in mono,) Also make sure that your stereo pan button is at 0.

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    Epipheo Sample VO Script

    Script:

    Hi, I’m Tracy. I'm a voiceover artist with Epipheo. I’m your voiceover artist… …because your message needs to be delivered the right way. The right tone of voice, the right level of energy, the right emotion. My voiceover read will have clarity, so your audience will understand. My voiceover read will have personality, so your audience will relate. My voiceover read will have passion, so your audience will care. My voiceover read will deliver. It’s that simple. I'm your voiceover artist.

    11 people have played this

    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear Tracy Lindley's recording

    Client says they can hear distortion and I need to clear this up before I can join their talent roster. I currently use a Rode NT1-A mic with Presonus Audiobox and my Asus SonicMaster laptop is in the sound-treated room with me but not next to the mic. My studio is a converted storage closet with 2" acoustic panels on 3 walls (not behind me) and 4" panel hanging above the mic area. Foam acoustic pads in front 2 corners of studio.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-94537/script-recording-79666.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Tracy, I think it sounds great and very clear. You emphasize the right words too, keep up the good work.

    Peer Feedback:

    There IS a little "fuzz" that's hearable with decent headphones on. I can hear it through Sennheiser HD-280 Pro cans and through AKG K240 Studio cans. The fuzz is hearable while you're speaking. Another little glitch you'll want to explore is the shallow breathing evident immediately before you start speaking...between phrases...it's noticeable.

    Your clip is mastered at 0db. Norm is -3db so you can make certain to not clip...though there's only one clipped sample. Your mastering to 0db only let one spike actually clip.

    You COULD slow down your speed a little and come across a little more personable...as to not run through the self-introduction you're producing here. On that last sentence...do you want to key on "I'm" or "your"...I'd go with "your" over the other personally. Annnnnd....last nitpik: watch out for "yer" for "your".

    Peer Feedback:

    OK, your levels are too high. If you're recording at this level and haven't normalized, then you're going to get clipping. Typically, when you record you want to be peaking around -12dB and then if you do normalize the final product, either normalize so it peaks around -3dB (not 0dB, which this does), or to whatever RMS range the client specifies.

    It's a bit sibilant. You might want to try a de-esser.

    There's quite a bit of mouth noise, which might be taken as distortion. Little clicks that I'll indicate with a '.'

    Right at the beginning: ".Hi"
    a tiny click in "tracy . I'm a voiceover"
    (btw, you should probably hit the T harder on "artist" here)
    Minor tick at end of "Epipheo."
    minor tick in "your. message"
    ".The right tone of voice"
    "..the right emotion"
    ".clarity"
    ".My voiceover read will deliver"
    "..It's that simple"

    Also, there's some fuzz in "of voice", what sounds like an edit at "have clarity" and what sounds like an exhale after "passion" almost making it sound like "passioned" (if that's even a word).

    Peer Feedback:

    I will concur with what TxTom and sundance kid have said. It's recorded too "hot" which is amplifying the "fuzz", it is a bit sibilant, and the delivery is a bit brisk.

    From an acting standpoint, when there is a repeated phrase - in this case, "My voiceover read..." - to avoid monotony, it's important to switch it up a little. If you isolated those four phrases and played them back to back to back to back, they sound nearly identical in tone, pitch and inflection. (The third one is slightly different as it starts on a lower pitch and dynamic level, but the rhythm is the same.)

    Peer Feedback:

    Tracy, Great enthusiasm ! But like the others comments, Your sentences ended the same way, instead of switching up to down, just to mix it up.

    Peer Feedback:

    Well I'm new to this, but I was reading along with you as you spoke and it sounded fair to me. In fact, I think I would have read it pretty close to the same way. Again, I'm a newbie. So, reading other's feedback here will probably help me too.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks everyone for the feedback! I ended up buying some Mogami Gold xlr cables to replace the ones that came with my Rode microphone, and that did wonders! I would recommend these cables to EVERYONE as they are the best in the industry, now that I've researched them a bit more and talked to some other more seasoned VO's than myself. Anyway, thanks for all the comments and good luck to everyone!
    Tracy

    Peer Feedback:

    I think you are approaching a very competitive level of work. Good job! Love your voice...you have what it takes! Minor touches indeed, as others have suggested.

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    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear jerry lino's recording

    Any comments welcomed. Thanks.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-3696/script-recording-81093.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    I thought it was much more conversational -better acted, but you tend to go up, up, up, up, up for every point you make. It's always the same note, maybe a half note down, and same beat, making it pretty sing songy overall and taking away from the acting.

    Just a little more variation there will bring it home.

    Peer Feedback:

    Whoa, love that ending. Very nice. Conversational with enough little ad-libbing with the breath that really worked for me. I didn't get the sing-song thing that bean says, but I did hear you closing out phrases pretty hard instead of carrying some of the thoughts through. It doesn't trouble me at first, but it starts to here:

    Most of the time I can manage pretty well, but every once in a while .... At that point there are some hard glottal stops and pitching down to close out some of the thoughts when they could be carried through. Sets up a rhythm in a few spots that makes me want to tune out.

    So I'd say strong start and finish, but some middle muddles, if I can steal that phrase from the novelists.

    Processing a touch hot for my ears, a little sharp, but I have some issues with loud sounds and it might be more me.

    HTH.

    T

    Peer Feedback:

    Well done like others have said maybe a tad more variation in your reading perhaps?

    Peer Feedback:

    Lino -
    I like the "blue-collar" sound. just a guy talking...that's actually pretty hard to do convincingly.
    and, of course, you got skills.

    cheers,
    DS.

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    I am a voice over artist

    Script:

    This... is my voice.

    There is no music, and there are no sound effects... only the pure, clear sound, recorded for your ears.

    I am a voice over artist, a voice actor, a voice talent, and I can convey my message in many ways, in many tones and with many emotions.

    I can speak in a very light whisper, to share an intimate message with you. Or my voice can boom deeply, demanding respect from those who are listening. My voice can express sympathy to someone who has just experienced a great loss, or it can reflect the happiness one feels after having accomplished something great!

    I sit (or stand) before this tube constructed of metals, of plastics, of wires and of silicon, which listens patiently to me, as if it were alive, like a mistress, hour after hour, day after day, and night after night. It never judges me, however it is a reflection of me... one which is neither vengeful, nor forgiving.

    I am a voice actor...and this is my voice.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear worldjeep's recording

    This a cold read with minimal editing, perhaps ten words. See if you can find them. Also I would like to hear anything else you may want to offer. Thanks for listening, Franco

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-98251/script-recording-88581.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi i guess I can critique myself as well. "Message" should replace "Moment" also I left an "and" out. Anything else you can offer would be great. Thanks. Franco

    Peer Feedback:

    When I hear a good VO take it makes me think of what I need to work on. You were clear. I like how you take your time with your words, and the emotions. Great job! Have a good one Inobe

    Peer Feedback:

    That sounds like a great mic. Also, great voice. Smooth. I caught "and of silicone" but I'm not expert enough to hear much else of your edits.

    Peer Feedback:

    I would cut off that extra silence in the beginning. And this felt read-y. I'm not sure I really got a feel for who YOU are, or your acting choices. Or maybe I did...but I think you can shake it up a bit more!

    Sound quality was great, and your enunciation, for whatever the missed copy, is fantastic, at least to me. I can hear a little nasal, but not quite an accent. So it has a unique yet clear sound, imo.

    Peer Feedback:

    I like your voice but your read of the part about your voice booming was lacking and the emotional side I felt was lacking. 30 seconds after I listened I had to scroll back up because I couldn't remember what the read was. I am not trying to be mean just honest.Quality was very good.

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    New York's Upper East Side Guided Tour

    Script:

    Let's begin our tour here, by the statue of William Tecumseh Sherman on Fifty-Ninth Street and Fifth Avenue.
    You are standing in the midst of the Upper East Side - justifiably considered New York's "Gold Coast" with Fifth Avenue it's "Millionaires' Row".

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Toad in the hole's recording

    Twas fun trying to emulate a New York accent. Some words failed, sounded English. And no I didn't travel 3,000 miles to downtown Manhattan to record. Magic of sound bites. Let me know how you did on the contest. Jack Sparrow knows... Toad

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Toad! Congratulations for giving it a go - I didn't even attempt it! For me, the accent detracted from what you were trying to communicate to your tourists, I think you were so focused on that (which was part of the director's notes) that I didn't get a sense of the sites you were trying to show me and the emotions you felt about them. Also, 'New York' lost the 'N' and 'Row' was very quick. Hope that helps? Niki

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for taking your time to comment. Others may be to reluctant because this was for fun and may not be taken seriously.. And yes I did over emphasize the accent, following several Utube vids viewed and then wrighting the script out phonetically.

    Should have upped the backround MB, there's a siren, children talking, a car horn. Just to add some real NY noises.

    I did submit this in "Toads voice only" for the contest, ran outta time again, (should plan better than 60 minutes to deadline. Then added MB and posted here.

    BTW, see if you can guess which was my "real" submission. Toad is a non de plume.

    Peer Feedback:

    Ooo, a challenge! Well I heard your 'Toad' entry, but are you also......drum roll.......Mike Martin?! She crosses her fingers and crosses her toes and hopes, to the challenge, she triumphantly rose! Please don't be offended if I got this wrong as I'm not very good at this sort of thing! Good luck for the contest! Niki

    Peer Feedback:

    You may be right, I'll confer with Mike about this. Ribbit.

    Love your English accent, I've been trying to copy Jake Wood for Geico. You could probably stand in for him when his time runs out. :^)

    This contest will be a tough one for Edge to figure out, barely half did any kind of accent at all.

    Best of luck to you in this challenging field.

    Toad

    Peer Feedback:

    Yay! She hops around the room ,very pleased with herself!

    I trained with Jake Wood, ( one year Meisner course), a long time go now, I doubt he would remember who I was! Amazing actor, great to work with. I love accents. I can't do an American accent but maybe, when I'm feeling brave, I'll attempt one and then you can advise me where I am going wrong.

    I look forward to hearing your 'Geico'!

    The best of luck to you too! Niki

    Peer Feedback:

    this was something of a different level ... good one.

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    I haven't heard this one for a while, thought I'd give it a shot. Very good practice script with the change of emotions. I changed the script slightly, thought it sounded better. Any comments welcome, thanks, Voice On!

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    Your mic picked up your voice very nicely. I didn't hear any feedback, hollowness, or even echoes. Interesting take on the script. I sensed a bit of animation. The ending of that script is a hard one; left up to interpretation of the reader. Because your read had a bit of animation to it, I thought you handled the ending well. Nice job
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    A Voice Actor's Voice

    Script:

    Notes: I wrote this script kind of as a tribute to voice actors, but also to allow the person reading it to use some different intonation in his read. ** Please note: This script is meant to be read 'dry' with no music or sound effects... just use your voice, and speak naturally with a somewhat relaxed pace. :)

    - Ron Jaffe (Muddyshoes)

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    This... is my voice.

    There is no music, and there are no sound effects... only the pure, clear sound, recorded for your ears.

    I am a voice over artist, a voice actor, a voice talent, and I can convey my message in many ways, in many tones and with many emotions.

    I can speak in a very light whisper, to share an intimate message with you. Or my voice can boom deeply, demanding respect from those who are listening. My voice can express sympathy to someone who has just experienced a great loss, or it can reflect the happiness one feels after having accomplished something great!

    I sit (or stand) before this tube constructed of metals, of plastics, of wires and of silicon, which listens patiently to me, as if it were alive, like a mistress, hour after hour, day after day, and night after night. It never judges me, however it is a reflection of me... one which is neither vengeful, nor forgiving.

    I am a voice actor...and this is my voice.

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    A-1 Steak Sauce

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    Jerry: No A-1 for my hamburger???? Miss ... some A-1 please? Imagine, a great place like this without A-1 on the table!

    Man: Yeah!

    Jerry: Nothing like it on hamburgers ...

    Man: You bet.

    Jerry: After all, what’s hamburger? It’s chopped steak! And what’s better on steak than A-1? That’s why I have it at home all the time.

    Man: So why didn’t you ask for it?

    Jerry: Guess outta sight, outta mind. Miss ... some A-1 please?

    Man: Ask for it!

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    Alexander Lumber

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    Bill: Ahh man, split another board

    Earl: Bill where'd you get this lumber from?

    Bill: The discount lumber yard.

    Earl: Well go figure. I wouldn't use this wood to build a dog house. Bill, our reputation is on the line. You know what I suggest you do?

    Bill: Build a bonfire?

    Earl: Well yeah, that's a start. But you need to go to Alexander Lumber. Quality lumber is their business, and our business depends on it.

    Announcer: Whether you're a professional, or a do it yourselfer, Alexander Lumber has everything you need. Alexander Lumber.

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    Allied Rentals

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    Arnie: Hey Jerry ... you mind if I borrow your hammer for a couple of hours tonight?

    Jerry: Uh, sure, Arnie. Go ahead.

    Arnie: Jerry, how was your weekend?

    Jerry: It was fine. How was yours?

    Arnie: Great, great. Say Jerry, we have a guest coming in tonight. Mind if I borrow that roll-away bed you’ve got?

    Jerry: Borrow the bed? Well, I suppose, but only if you bring it back in the ...

    Arnie: Jerry, I never heard a stereo with sound as good as yours. Would you mind if I borrowed it to show my cousin?

    Jerry: The stereo, oh I don’t know ...

    Arnie: It’s only for one night. I promise to bring it back tomorrow.

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    Amoco Certicare "Service While You Sleep" 2

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    Interviewer: So. I understand you’re pretty busy.

    Wmn: Really busy. Will this take long?

    Int: No. It’s just a sixty second commercial.

    Wmn: Good. Because, I’m --

    Int: Busy. I know. Well, is there any time you’re not busy?

    Wmn: Well, there’s always while I sleep.

    Int: Well Certicare just introduced a program called “Service While You Sleep.”

    Wmn: Why do they call it that?

    Int: Because they service your car while you sleep.

    Wmn: Catchy name.

    Int: Glad you like it.. Just call 4-REPAIR. Certicare does the rest.

    Interviewer: So. I understand you’re pretty busy.

    Wmn: Really busy. Will this take long?

    Int: No. It’s just a sixty second commercial.

    Wmn: Good. Because, I’m --

    Int: Busy. I know. Well, is there any time you’re not busy?

    Wmn: Well, there’s always while I sleep.

    Int: Well Certicare just introduced a program called “Service While You Sleep.”

    Wmn: Why do they call it that?

    Int: Because they service your car while you sleep.

    Wmn: Catchy name.

    Int: Glad you like it.. Just call 4-REPAIR. Certicare does the rest.

    Wmn: 4-REPAIR. Got it. Will the call take long?

    Int: No. Why?

    Wmn: Because I’m ...

    Int: Really busy.

    Wmn: Got it.

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    Amoco Certicare Service While You Sleep 1

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    Anncr: Amoco knows how busy you are ...
    Wmn: I ... am the busiest person in the world.
    Anncr: We know there’s never enough time in your day.
    Wmn: I make instant oatmeal in the microwave ...
    Anncr: We know it’s not always convenient to get your car repaired.
    Wmn: I have mastered the art of being in 2 places at the same time ...
    Anncr: So, Certicare will now fix your car at night -- while you’re asleep.
    Wmn: My last vacation was a nap.
    Anncr: New, “Service While You Sleep.” Just call 1-800-4-REPAIR. That’s 1-800-4-REPAIR. Certicare’s “Service While You Sleep.” Only at participating Amoco dealers.

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    Amoco Certicare Service While You Sleep 1

    Script:

    Anncr: Amoco knows how busy you are ...

    Wmn: I ... am the busiest person in the world.

    Anncr: We know there’s never enough time in your day.

    Wmn: I make instant oatmeal in the microwave ...

    Anncr: We know it’s not always convenient to get your car repaired.

    Wmn: I have mastered the art of being in 2 places at the same time ...

    Anncr: So, Certicare will now fix your car at night -- while you’re asleep.

    Wmn: My last vacation was a nap.

    Anncr: New, “Service While You Sleep.” Just call 1-800-4-REPAIR. That’s 1-800-4-REPAIR. Certicare’s “Service While You Sleep.” Only at participating Amoco dealers.

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    At a busy NYC Restaurant

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    "Yes waiter, could you tell me if the vegetables are autochthonous?"
    "Autochthonous vegetables, just a moment sir."
    "Hey Harry, is the endive autochthonous?"
    "That's right Jim, 100% autochthonous on the endive"
    "Why yes, they are autochthonous"
    "I always buy autochthonous products when I can"

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    Bartenders Professional Training Institute

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    (edgy rock music. A and B are same voice, one is a little more “echoed” than the other)

    A: Who said work can’t be fun?

    B: Train now at the Bartenders Professional Training Institute in Rochester.

    A: And you could be bartending in just four short weeks.

    B: The work’s fun.

    A: The pay’s great.

    B: And you meet some fabulous people.

    A: Professional Bartending Schools of America.

    B: Go to PBSA.com for details.

    A: That’s PBSA.com

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    Better Made Chips

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    Girl: Hey Dad, have you seen my bag of Barbeque Better Made Chips?

    Dad: No

    Girl: Hmm, I left them right here on the counter

    Dad: Nope I haven’t seen anything

    Girl: Hey, what’s this on your shirt? These are crumbs! Chip crumbs! You ate my

    Better Made Chips!!!

    Dad: Nuh-uh.

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    Bullfrog Buddies...

    Script:

    (Note: This 'Muddyshoes Original' is a 3-Part script. Just wanted to write something quick with some emotion and sound effect challenges for the wonderfully talented folks here.. :)

    Scene: 2 big, fat bullfrogs on a log, 'bout near sunset in a swamp down near Pigsuckle Holler... Wearin' straw hats if'n you imagine 'em to:

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    Bub: Hey, Luther?

    Luther: Yeah Bub...

    Bub: Uh, Don't look now but Betty-Lou's comin' this a-way.

    Luther: (Distressed) Uh oh ... she smilin' or scowlin'?

    Bub: Oh, she's a scowlin, like a hound dog that ain't had no supper. Better go hide under that patch o' cat tails.

    (Splashing noise)

    Betty-Lou: LUTHERRRRRRRRRRR! Where you at you ole bug-eyed toad!?

    Bub: I ain't seem 'em Betty Lou,

    Betty-Lou: Well I don't 'spose you'd tell me if you did now, would you?

    Bub: You know me, Betty-Lou, I don't like to mix with no family squabbles.

    Betty-Lou: Well you tell 'em when you see 'em that I had to go to momma's, and i'll be back 'round midnight ... you hear?

    Bub: Alright, Betty-Lou, I'll let 'em know.

    (flopping noises from a jumping frog moving away)

    Luther: (whispers) She gone? I hope she don't hear me.

    Betty-Lou: (From a distance) LUTHERRRRR!!!!!, I knew you was there, I'm gonna tan your hide!

    Luther: Uh Oh... (Splash and fast swimming noises...going away from mic.)

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    Car Cash

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    Man: OK! You’re ready to sell your car. Right?

    Woman: Right.

    Man: Nothing’s wrong with it. You’re just ready for a change. You want the highest cash price.

    Woman: Absolutely.

    Man: But you’ve worked hard all day. Taken about forty phone calls. Worked with some pretty tough customers.

    Woman: Ah. You’ve said it.

    Man: The last thing you need is more hassle, right?

    Woman: Right!

    Man: So talk to Car Cash. Since 1977, Car Cash has been Americas biggest and most experienced car buying service. Don’t sell your car for less than true value. Or, spend hours with strangers who have no cash. Thousands of satisfied owners have sold their cars to Car Cash.

    Woman: Perfect.

    Man: So just call 1-800-Car Cash.

    Woman: Hmmm...Car Cash...It’s the only way to go.

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    Cellular South

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    SFX: Telephone ring, entire conversation takes place over the phone.

    Mother: Hello?

    Son: Hey, Mom.

    Mother: Oh, hi sweetie.

    Son: I’m at the police station -

    Mother: What?! What happened?

    Son: Nothing really.

    Mother: You’re at the police station.

    Son: Okay, well, it all started at the tattoo parlor...

    Mother: Tattoo parlor?

    Son: It’s no big deal. We all got one. Even Krystal.

    Mother: Who’s Krystal?

    Son: She’s a dancer at the club.

    Mother: Club? But you’re 15 years old.

    Son: It’s okay. Krystal’s 22 and she’s totally cool.

    Mother: I thought you were going to a movie.

    Son: We were but plans changed. I would’ve called but you wouldn’t let me have a cell phone.

    Mother: Oh dear…

    Annc: Well, that’s one way to convince your parents to get you a cell phone. You could also try being rational with them. Y’know, point out how Cellular South lets you talk all month for a flat-rate of $39.99. And gives your parents the peace of mind that moms and dads tend to want.

    Son: Hey, mom? How old do you have to be to get married?

    Annc: Sign up now and text all you want for a flat rate of just $5 a month. Move to the Cellular South. Stop by the store nearest you, visit cellularsouth.com, or call 877-CSOUTH1. Certain restrictions may apply.

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    Chickenman

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    Narrator: The office of the Police Commissioner of Midland City.
    Commissioner: Yes, come in.
    Benton Harbor: Ah, Commissioner?
    Commissioner: What? Oh, yes I am.
    Benton Harbor: My name is Benton Harbor.
    Narrator: He carries in his right hand, a large suitcase.
    Commissioner: Put down your large suitcase Mr. Harbor, and tell me what I can do for you.
    Benton Harbor: Monday through Friday Commissioner, I am regularly employed as a shoe salesman for a large downtown department store.
    Commissioner: Yes.
    Benton Harbor: However, my weekends will be free and therefore I will be available to you as the most fantastic crime fighter the world has ever known.
    Commissioner: And you will be known as?
    Benton Harbor: I will be known as Chickenman.
    Commissioner: Miss Hellfinger, please bring your notepad and pencil and
    come into my office immediately.
    Miss Hellfinger: Yes sir.
    (Door)
    Commissioner: Thank you for coming so quickly. Miss Hellfinger this is Mr. Benton Harbor.
    Benton Harbor: Hello Miss Harbor.
    Miss Hellfinger: No, I’m Miss Hellfinger, you’re Mr. Harbor.
    Benton Harbor: Oh yes, how do you do?
    Commissioner: Please take a note Miss Hellfinger that Mr. Harbor will be available on weekends to fight crime as….
    Miss Hellfinger: Yes
    Commissioner: Chickenman.
    Miss Hellfinger: Chickenman?
    Benton Harbor: Chickenman.
    Narrator: Benton Harbor opens the large suitcase. He removes from it a strange costume covered with tiny feathers immediately he begins climbing into it.
    Benton Harbor: Would eh somebody give me a hand, please.
    Miss Hellfinger: Of course.
    Commissioner: Certainly.
    Benton Harbor: Just hold up the left wing, please, that’s it fine, there you go.
    Commissioner: Miss Hellfinger we’ll need to know how to get in touch with Mr. Harbor.
    Benton Harbor: Now the right wing.
    Miss Hellfinger: May I have your phone number Mr. Harbor?
    Benton Harbor: Of course, watch the feathers please. My phone number is
    Narrator: Wellllll, born this day in midland city, the white winged warrior,
    who will strike terr-or into the hearts of criminals everywhere
    Benton Harbor: Would somebody want to get my zipper back there please?
    Miss Hellfinger: Yes, of course.
    Benton Harbor: oop, watch it back there.

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    Cinderella's Princess Court

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    Jersey Girl: I saw her up on 5th and 55th street...She’s such a princess

    Cabbie: I was about to pick her up but then this fancy horse-drawn carriage came along from outta nowhere. I was like: Hey! Is that thing street legal???

    Jazz Musician: I like to call her Cindy Rell. Sweetest thing ya ever seen! We was warming up and she struts in with her gown and the crown and the glass on the feet an all that jazz! So we’s ask her to sit in on a session and she says yes, so we’s lights it up. And we wuz swinging and sliding and sizzlin bacon fat wiggling and giggling... Jigglin like some marshmallows on a slow open fire... Cookin baby cookin! That Cindy Rell sure can groove in those glass slippers of hers!

    Cabbie: If I had to sum her up in one word, it would be enchanting! I mean... call me prince charming, man... I am in LOVE!

    Jersey Girl: So then I run into her in this cafe... and we started talkin... I was like: I’ve got two evil step sisters too!

    Uptown Woman: All these little girls are walking around, looking like her... little crowns and everything, So well behaved. so darling!

    Fashion Designer: Ever since she got here, all I’m hearing is glass slipper this and glass slippers that... I’ve got so many back orders. I have got to get in touch with this fairy godmother of hers!

    Announcer: Manhattan may never be the same again. Join Cinderella and her princess court for a one of a kind experience, available only at the World of Disney store on 5th avenue. Here your little girl will enter into an extraordinary kingdom of magic and wonder where songs and games ignite her imagination. She’ll be crowned in a special princess ceremony and become part of an enchanted world that only dreams are made of. Cinderella’s Princess Court, an immersive entertainment experience now open for all princesses at the World of Disney store.

    Announcer 2: A spot is specially reserved for Disney’s Visa Card members at every Cinderella’s Princess Court show on a first come first served basis. To learn more, or apply for the card, visit worldofdisney.com or call 1-877-669-0638. Disney’s Visa Card available to U. S. Residents, 18 or older, and are subject to credit approval.

    Cinderella: Now the city that never sleeps has even more reason to dream. Don’t miss the grand opening of the World of Disney store on October 5th at 5t avenue and 55th street.

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    Citi Dividend Platinum Select Card For College Students

    Script:

    Daughter: Mom, could we talk about getting me a credit card?

    Mom: No way. Too many college students get themselves in debt that way.

    Daughter: Yeah, but I’m talking about the Citi Dividend Platinum Select Card just for

    students. It’ll give me up to 5% cash back on purchases, so its like I’m actually earning money! Plus they’re giving me 0% APR for the first 6 months.

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    Columbus Blue Jackets

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    Wife: Hey honey, let’s check out that new partners website you’ve been talking about

    Husband: Really?? Are...are you sure?

    Wife: Yeah! I know how much you want to, so, what the heck...let’s do it!

    Husband: Alright! Let me just pull up the website...

    Wife: You already have it book marked?

    Husband: Umm... Guilty

    Okay, let’s try... Columbus area couple seeks partners to share their...passion. Need a commitment for at least 10 to 20 times a year...

    Wife: Sounds good! Do you think we’ll get a response?

    Husband: We should! It’s the hottest thing in Columbus...

    Announcer: Columbus, are you ready for some fast, hard hitting action? Then check out the Columbus Blue Jackets’ new Personal Seat License Partner Program. We’ll find you a partner who loves the Blue Jackets as much as you do, but doesn’t want to... or can’t commit to... a full season’s worth of games or the full cost of a PSL. To find your partner, visit www.columbusbluejackets.com, or call 1-800-NHL-COLS today. But you better hurry - once these seats are gone, they’re gone for good. The Columbus Blue Jackets. Your team!

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    David Goldberg Critiques Hal

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    There is no script for this read. It is a collection of various contest critiques of David Goldberg and applied to how he might assess Hal (the computer from 2001 A Space Odyssey). All in good fun.

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    Dragon Age - Inquisition

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    Dragon Age – Inquisition
    This is a voice over competition that’s open to everyone. (legal residents of, Australia, Canada (excluding Quebec), New Zealand, United Kingdom and the United States (including the District of Columbia). Bioware and Dragon Age franchise has put a call out to voice over talents to voice a character in Dragon Age Inquisition. Depending on which script you pick you’ll either be playing the the part of the Villager or Seneschal. The contest closes on March 24, 2014.
    For scripts, notes and full details on how to enter go to http://blog.bioware.com/2014/02/25/take-your-place-in-the-inquisition/

    Scene One: A villager confronts the Inquisitor, who is passing through the area.
    You are playing the part of the Villager
    Villager: Oh. If it isn’t the Inquisitor. What do you want with us?
    Inquisitor: I want nothing from you. Has there been trouble in the area?
    Villager: Trouble? (Laughs) I’ve lost two sons and a sister to this war. Everyone around here’s lost someone. Is that trouble enough for you, your Worship?
    Inquisitor: I’m sorry. Is there anything I can do?
    Villager: You can turn right around and leave the way you came.
    Inquisitor: I didn’t start this war. I’m trying to stop it.
    Villager: Does it matter? I know you. I know people like you, playing your games, sending my boys to fight your battles.
    Villager: When it’s all over, do you think it makes a whit of difference who wins? Gaspard or Celene… all the same to us, down here in the dirt.
    Inquisitor: It’ll make a difference. I’ll make sure things get better.
    Villager: Just words. It’ll be better when the dead come home, and not even the Maker can do that.

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    Energy Star

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    MUSIC: Police theme type music

    ENERGY STAR: This is the city. There are a million appliances here. Most are hardworking. Occasionally, however, one goes bad - wasting energy and running up utility costs. That's where I come in. I wear a star. The Energy Star. I was working the day shift when the call came in.

    DISPATCHER: Energy Star, clothes washer wasting family money!

    ENERGY STAR: We arrived just in time!

    WOMAN: Thank goodness you're here! Our clothes washer....

    WASHER: Give me more juice! More Juice!

    ENERGY STAR: Is he always this agitated?

    WOMAN: He's going through a bad cycle.

    WASHER: Hey! Why can't we go for a little spin?

    ENERGY STAR: Ma'am, it's time for and Energy Star qualified clothes washer.

    WOMAN: Just because he's in hot water?

    WASHER: I want more juice!

    ENERGY STAR: Ma'am, and Energy Star qualified washer can save your family nearly $650 over the life of your washer depending on your usage.

    WOMAN: Six hundred and fifty dollars????

    ENERGY STAR: Yes, ma'am.

    WOMAN: Take him away! Oh, wait, let me get my stockings out first....

    WASHER: Hey You! Get your filthy hands off me! I want my lawyer!

    ENERGY STAR: The figures you have just heard are true. Look for Energy Star lighting appliances wherever appliances are sold.

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    Energy Star

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    Script:

    ENERGY STAR: This is the city. There are a million appliances here. Most are hardworking. Occasionally, however, one goes bad - wasting energy and running up utility costs. That's where I come in. I wear a star. The Energy Star. I was working the day shift when the call came in.

    DISPATCHER: Energy Star, clothes washer wasting family money!

    ENERGY STAR: We arrived just in time!

    WOMAN: Thank goodness you're here! Our clothes washer....

    WASHER: Give me more juice! More Juice!

    ENERGY STAR: Is he always this agitated?

    WOMAN: He's going through a bad cycle.

    WASHER: Hey! Why can't we go for a little spin?

    ENERGY STAR: Ma'am, it's time for and Energy Star qualified clothes washer.

    WOMAN: Just because he's in hot water?

    WASHER: I want more juice!

    ENERGY STAR: Ma'am, and Energy Star qualified washer can save your family nearly $650 over the life of your washer depending on your usage.

    WOMAN: Six hundred and fifty dollars????

    ENERGY STAR: Yes, ma'am.

    WOMAN: Take him away! Oh, wait, let me get my stockings out first....

    WASHER: Hey You! Get your filthy hands off me! I want my lawyer!

    ENERGY STAR: The figures you have just heard are true. Look for Energy Star lighting appliances wherever appliances are sold.

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    Ethan Allen

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    Man: Honey?

    Woman: Yea?

    Man: If you could have just one thing on a desert island, what would it be?

    Woman: You!

    Man: You’ve already got me, what else?

    Woman: A sale.

    Man: What good is a sail without a boat?

    Woman: Not that kind of a sale. The Ethan Allen Essential Sale.

    Man: Come on.

    Woman: I’m serious. You see, that way all the essentials will be covered.

    From sofas to dining sets to entertainment units to home accessories. We’d have everything we’d ever need.

    Man: Well you know what they say?

    Woman: What?

    Man: All you need is loooove.

    Woman: Did I mention the bedroom stuff?

    Man: Hmmm, now you’re talking. Just the two of us. In our island paradise, lounging on beautiful Ethan Allen furniture. When do we leave?

    Woman: Right now. The sale’s about to end.

    Man: What happened to the island?

    Woman: Well, I figure with the right furniture, we’ll make our own little paradise right here. Now we have to hurry. The Essential Sale’s almost over.

    Anncr: Come in and discover the many items on sale at the Ethan Allen store nearest you, in New Jersey and New York. Hurry in. The sale ends April 6th.

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    Geico Don Lafontaine Spot

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    Geico Don LaFontaine Spot

    Anncr: Paula Sayla is a real Geico customer. Not an actor…So to help tell her story, we hired that announcer guy from the movies...

    Paula: When the storm hit, both our cars were totally
    Underwater

    Don : In a world where both of our cars were totally underwater

    Paula: We thought it would take forever to get some help

    Don : But a new wind was about to blow!

    Paula: With Geico we had our check in two days

    Don : Payback…This time it’s for real!!

    Anncr: Geico, real service…real savings (

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    Hectic Mom

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    Mom: As a mom, life can get pretty hectic.
    Son: Mom Buddy's drinking out of the toilet again!
    Mom: What! Where's all the water?
    Son: Your standing in it!
    Mom: What! Oh My Gosh! That's why I use Milton's Meatloaf it's fast, easy, and no mess. I wish life could be that easy.
    Son: Oh, Oh
    Mom: Tommy!!

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    I Will

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    Man: Will you embrace the timelessness of now,
    before it disappears into the world?
    Woman: I will
    Man: Before this moment melts into tomorrow.
    Woman: I will
    Man: Will you hold me?
    Woman: Yes
    Man: Will you?
    Woman: Yes
    Man: Stay here inside our love lined with arms that won't let go,
    Woman: You know I will.
    Man: With you in between the risk of letting go and the firm hold of forever.
    Woman: I will
    Man: Will you talk with me?
    Woman: Yes
    Man: Will you?
    Woman: Yes
    Man: Can you kiss my lips while we speak of nothing that needs to be said,
    Woman: Yes
    Man: everything we will.
    Woman:Yes we will.
    Man: Will you stay?
    Woman: Yes
    Man:Will you?
    Woman: I will

    BC Bumpus written Nov. 2010

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    Joe Pesci - With Honors

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    Pesci:
    You asked a question sir
    Let me answer it.
    The genius of the Constitution
    Is that it can always be changed.
    The genius of the Constitution
    Is that it makes no permanent rule
    Other than its faith
    In the wisdom of ordinary people
    to govern themselves.

    Vidal:
    Faith in the wisdom of the people
    Is exactly what makes the constitution
    Incomplete and crude.

    Pesci:
    Crude?
    No sir,
    Our founding parents were
    Pompous middle aged white farmers.
    But they were also great men.
    Because they knew one thing
    that all great men should know.
    That they didn’t know everything.
    They knew they were going to make mistakes.
    But they made sure to leave a way to correct them.
    They didn’t think of themselves as leaders.
    They wanted a government of citizens.
    Not royalty.
    A government of listeners.
    Not lecturers.
    A government that could change not stand still.
    The President isn’t an elected King.
    No matter how many bombs he can drop.
    Because the crude Constitution doesn’t
    Trust him.
    He’s a servant of the people.
    He’s a Bum.
    OK, Mister Pitcannon.
    He’s just a bum.
    The only bliss that he is searching for is freedom.
    And justice.

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    Kelly's Heroes

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    Oddball:
    You see now we like to feel that we can get outa trouble,
    Quicker than we got into it.

    Oddball:
    We got a loud speaker here and when we go into battle
    We play music VERY LOUD.
    It kind of
    Calms us down.

    Moriarity:
    Suppose the Bridge ain’t there.

    Oddball:
    Huh, oh man, don’t hit me with those negative waves so early in the mornin’
    Think that bridge will be there,
    And it’ll be there.

    Oddball:
    It’s a mother beautiful bridge and it’s going to be there.
    OK.

    Moriarity:
    Oh, OK chief.

    Oddball:
    No it ain’t. See what sendin’ out those negative waves did Moriarity?

    Moriarity:
    Hey, It ain’t my fault oddball.
    I’ve done nothing but have good thoughts about that damn bridge,
    Ever since we left.

    Oddball:
    It looks like we’re gonna find ourselves another bridge.

    Moriarity:
    And where we gonna come up with another bridge?

    Oddball:
    There you go, more negative waves,
    Have a little faith, baby.
    Have a little faith.

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    Kinko’s

    Script:

    Man 1: Hello, Kinko’s, the Copy Center. More stores than you think. How may we help?

    Man 2: Do you copy shirts?

    Man 1: What do you mean “Do you copy shirts?”

    Man 2: See, I started this new job ...

    Man 1: Yeah ...?

    Man 2: And they want me to wear white shirts every day.

    Man 1: I’m with you so far.

    Man 2: I thought since you guys copy anything, I could bring in one white shirt – my only white shirt -- and I could walk out of Kinko’s with say, 100 clean shirt-copies.

    Man 1: Look. Kinko’s is very big on savings, and very big on copies, but

    Man 2: Great! I’ll be right down to one of your many convenient locations, and

    Man 1: Hold it! Stop the copiers, fella, this is ridiculous. We can’t copy your shirt or you. I mean, we could, but of course you’d only get shirt fronts, and of course the copies would be on paper.

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    L'oreal Glam Shine

    Script:

    (sexy R&B-type disco music)

    Girl: Transform your lips with mirror shine.

    Announcer: New Glam Shine from L'Oreal Paris. It's unique. The new heart-shaped wand bursts with moisturizing gloss. It smoothes and sweeps on liquid crystal shine. Glamorous, moisturized, mirror-shine. Indulge in the new Crystals Collection. New glam shine from L'Oreal with a unique heart-shaped wand.

    Girl: Ready to make the world shine? Because you're worth it.

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    Laser Image Sculpting

    Script:

    Eyes: Yo! It’s your eyes talking. Looked in the mirror lately? Of course you have. Hey, face, you trying to imitate a prune? Too many trips to Cancun, huh? Well, maybe it’s time to improve your image.

    Anncr: At Laser Image Sculpting, we not only offer the latest cosmetic laser technology, we offer extremely bright, highly experienced doctors. After all, the laser is a miracle, in the right hands.

    Eyes: Hands? Yeah --- we see liver spots. Always hated liver.

    Anncr: Laser Sculpting can also vaporize birthmarks and skin discolorations.

    Eyes: Speaking of discolorations -- Brain, what were you thinking with the tattoo?

    Anncr: Spider veins gone in a flash.

    Eyes: Spider veins? Eek, makes our skin crawl.

    Anncr: Acne scars smoothed in seconds.

    Eyes: Scars? Like when your brother tripped you. We gonna have to look at that scar forever or what?

    Anncr: You’d be amazed how fast and easy today’s cosmetic solutions can be – when performed by the best laser doctors. Call toll free, 1-800-2-IMAGE.

    Eyes: Hey Brain, free! 1-800-2-IMAGE.

    Anncr: LASER IMAGE SCULPTING. Our doctors make our lasers smarter.

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    Let's Go To The Park

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    KID: HEY GRANDPA, I’M BORED; DO YOU WANNA GO TO THE PARK?

    GRANDPA: WHAT? YOU HAVE TO FART? WELL THEN GET AWAY FROM ME!

    KID: NO, THE PARK. DO YOU WANT TO GO TO THE PARK?

    GRANDPA: OH, THE PARK. YEAH, LET’S SEE IF OUR FRIENDS WANNA GO TOO. GRANDMA YOU WANNA GO TO THE PARK?

    GRANDMA: WHAT? YA SAY YOU GOTTA FART?

    GRANDPA: NO, THE PARK. DO YOU WANT TO TAKE THE KID TO THE PARK?

    GRANDMA: OH, YES THAT SOUNDS FUN! LET’S ASK THE MAID IF SHE WANTS TO GO TOO.

    MAID: WHY YES! THAT SOUNDS UTTERLY DELIGHTFUL! DO YOU MIND IF I BRING A FRIEND OR TWO?

    KID: YEAH, BRING WHOEVER YOU WANT IT’LL BE FUN!

    MAID: CINDY, WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO TO THE PARK WITH US ON THIS BEAUTIFUL DAY?

    CINDY: O.M.G.! I WOULD LIKE TOTALLY LOVE TO GO! WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? DO I NEED MAKE-UP? AM I BREAKING OUT? ARE THERE GONNA BE ANY CUTE BOYS?

    KID: YOU LOOK FINE. BUT I’M BRINGING SOME OF MY FOREIGN EXCHANGE STUDENT FRIENDS YOU MIGHT LIKE.

    CINDY: OH REALLY? I HOPE THEY’RE HOT…

    INDIAN: HOT AS A TAMALE IN THE SAHARA DESERT! BUT NOT AS HOT AS YOU, PRETTY MAMA. RIGHT, FERNANDO?

    FERNANDO: YES, SHE IS SO GORGEOUS. THE WAY THE LIGHT TWINKLES IN HER EYE JUST TAKES MY BREATH AWAY…

    CINDY: HAHAHA OH STOP! YOU’RE LIKE MAKING ME BLUSH!

    KID: NOW THAT EVERYONE KNOWS EACH OTHER, YOU GUYS READY TO GO HAVE SOME FUN?

    GRANDPA: YOU KNOW IT!

    GRANDMA: SOUNDS PEACHY!

    MAID: OH YES!

    CINDY: LIKE TOTALLY!

    INDIAN: YOU BETCHA!

    FERNANDO: COUNT ME IN!

    KID: AWESOME!

    EVERYONE: LET’S GO TO THE PARK!

    CINDY: WHATEVER! LIKE I DIDN’T FART!

    EVERYONE: LAUGHING

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    Lifeguard Insurance

    Script:

    Harry: Oh, Janet, what do you say we go skiing this weekend?

    Janet: Harry, I’m afraid to go skiing.

    Harry: Janet, then how about something really different, like hot air ballooning?

    Janet: Harry, I’m afraid of heights.

    Harry: Well then, Janet, let’s check out that new Indian restaurant down the street?

    Janet: Harry, I’m afraid of spicy foods.

    Harry: Janet, what do you say we get some health insurance?

    Janet: Harry, that’s a great idea.

    Harry: With Lifeguard Insurance, I know you’ll be ready to tackle anything. So Janet, after we get our Lifeguard Insurance policy, let’s go deep sea skin-diving.

    Janet: Harry, how about a nice movie?

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    Monkey Business

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    Intro music –

    MC- Well hello everybody, and welcome to mental-peace theater.

    Monkey- Hey, how ya' doing... good to see everybody.

    Audience – Ahhhh ( surprise)

    MC- Today we have a very special guest in the theater, the captain of the flying monkey... Hello sir and how are you today?

    Monkey- I dont know why everybody always so surprised that we talk,, I mean,, you weren’t that surprised when we flew in the movies so why the surprise now,, but anyway,,, I'm here representing the flying monkeys from the Wizard of OZ. You know the Lion, the Scarecrow , the Tin man,,, even the dog they all had big press coverage,, but the flying monkeys nothing and we were the working stiffs of the crew.

    MC- So tell us, what was your motivation to become a flying monkeys ??

    Monkey- Well you know when you live in the magical world, it's not a good idea to stand next to the Wicked Witch of the west , and say “When monkeys fly out my Butt” , I don’t think I need to say any more,,,, but I'll tell ya,,, that Lion , couldn’t walk for a month. but you know it's not like us Monkeys to just sit around and Nit pick,,,, well actually its sorta fun,, you sorta dig underneath the fur there,,, well,, never mind...

    MC-So are you working for more work now? Or just drawing on the royalties of your past work?

    Monkey- We're just glad to be back together, and like to see some of the old gang again. unfortunately as you know, the Witch is all washed up now. But the rest of the gang and I still enjoy old times. We're always looking for a new a new gig,, you know me and some of the guys have been doing some birthday parties, a couple of stripper nights , ,,, I hear Louie even did a , “When Monkeys go wild” video,,, but ,, I shouldn’t bring that up now...

    MC- Well,,, This has been most entertaining, but unfortunately it's time for us to go ....

    Monkey-Yeah, time flies,,and so do Mokeys!

    MC- Oh, my... well , Thank you very much and see you next time.

    Exit Music,, Fade in -( intro music played backwards)

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    Newsday Advertising

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    Man: Honey? What’s all our stuff doing in the driveway?

    Women: It’s a Newsday spring cleanup sale. For only $19.95 we can put a two-line classified ad in Newsday for seven days. And with over two million readers...we’ll get results fast.

    Man: Two lines, all additions, for only $19.95? That’s more than 50% savings off their regular rate. But if Newsday is having a clean-up sale, why does our driveway look like a flea market?

    Women: Because there’s never been a better time for us to turn the things we don’t use into cash we can use.

    Man: You mean appliances, jewelry, furniture, exercise equipment?

    Women: Even your old guitar.

    Man: Two lines, all additions, for only $19.95...are you sure?

    Women: Of course I’m sure. I called Rudy.

    Man: Who’s Rudy?

    Women: He’s a classified Newsday sales consultant. He was really nice, and helpful.

    Man: More than 50% off, and friendly service? Newsday really does have all we need.

    Women: Cleanup with Newsday. Call us at 516-843-3000. That’s 516-843-3000.

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    Pinky and the Brain

    Script:

    Gee Brain,
    What do you want to do tonight?

    The same thing we do every night Pinky.
    Try to take over the world.

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    Pizza Delivery Scene from Home Alone

    Script:

    Pizza Delivery Scene from Home Alone
    Johnny has a tough guy gangster voice. Delivery guy is an 18 year old kid.
    Scene Starts with delivery guy pulling up to house (car sound) and walking up to door.
    Guy knocks on door.

    Johnny: Who is it ?

    Del. Guy: Its Little Nero's Sir. I have your pizza.

    Johnny : Leave it on the doorstep and get the hell outta here.

    Del. Guy: OK, Um well what about the money?

    Johnny: What money?

    Del. Guy: Well you have to pay for the pizza sir!

    Johnny: Is that a fact? How much do I owe ya?

    Del. Guy: Um that'll be eleven eighty, sir

    Johnny: Keep the change ya filthy animal.

    Del. Guy: twelve bucks ! Cheapskate!

    Johnny: Hey, I’m gonna give you to the count of ten, to get your, ugly, yella, no good keester off my property, before I pump your guts fulla lead. 1-2-10 (Machine gun fires, with Johnny laughing maniacally, as delivery guy runs away to his car and speeds off)

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    Any and all comments welcomed

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    Peer Feedback:

    Great job...not an expert; but you had my attention.

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    All comments welcomed.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Jerry
    Haven't heard anything from you in a while. Sounds pro as usual.
    BillH

    Peer Feedback:

    Agree with Bil-Bo. Real pro stuff. Was this just practice or a pseudo-audition?

    I listened to this a couple of dozen times to formulate a critique. I'm really going to get down in the weeds.

    Without the script, it's difficult to know how colloquially it is written or intended to be. What I mean is is that it sounds fairly "conversational" with some words not quite fully formed - the way people would say them in normal conversation. Examples: the "ta's", "an's", "ya's" and "yer's"; and clipping the hard consonants off the end of words like "hand", "swift", and "legend". Whereas in other places the articulation is just a little more deliberate, like all of the "-ing" words. Don't get me wrong, I understood all of it perfectly fine, ta's, ya's and yer's fit this as a casual conversation. My ears wanted just a bit of the tapped ending on those other words, but not overtly deliberate. Just me, I guess.

    There were also a couple phrases that landed pretty much the same way, downward inflection and on the same ending pitch. And maybe a couple of spaces between some phrases could have been tightened up just a touch to relate them as a single concept rather than two fragments of that single concept. An example is the story of the chewing gum. It seemed like three separate stages of the same concept because the pauses chopped it up a little.

    Again, I'm being hyper-critical and getting really down and dirty - and it is only my 2c, so take it for what it's worth. This spot is certainly broadcast quality, and the message and storytelling are all there, warm and friendly and with a smile - and you're not "selling" me. I like and relate to this guy. And as an audition, if it didn't get you the job, it would certainly make you a top contender.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks guys. This is an audition piece. As for the script I had a glitch on my PC and lost it. The direction called for it to be informative but with a sense of fun , put a little " wink " in it. The lax articulation is intentional. I wanted it to be very loose yet knowing.
    The input everyone supplies here is invaluable. Thanks again and cross your fingers for me lol Take care

    Peer Feedback:

    Hey, Jerry, great sounding clip. I'm with James on some of the casual bits (the 'ta's" and such) but to me it adds to the casual tone you go for. The thing that DOESN'T quite get the casual vibe is the speed. I read that you didn't have the script...so did you re-write it? Was it meant to be a minute? That's a lot of words for a minute in a casual tone IMO. Just seems to me. Aside from that very minor point on the speed, I really liked the clip.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thought that this might be an audition. Good luck, man!

    Like I stated before, this should, at the very least, put you in contention if not win you the job outright. All of that other stuff I mentioned, of course, will (or may not) come up in the actual session (whether you're in-studio or being directed remotely), even the timing issue that Tom mentioned. And, I'm sure you're flexible enough that you can give 'em what they want. If they aren't relying on you to produce the spot, any engineer worth his or her salt (yourself included) would be able to manipulate it into a result to the client's liking.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Tom,
    Yeah , they wanted the auditions to come in under :60 with a little time to spare. I clocked in at :55 I think. Thanks again guys.

    Peer Feedback:

    One of the things that drives me...and I'm sure so many other VOs crazy is "direction" for the audition. "We need a Mike Rowe sound who can bring an effeminate texture to a video spot about knee replacement options."

    I honestly don't think most of those people who write those directions could act their way out of a wet sack...(enter your choice of insult here).

    This audition stuff is insanely random, subject to critique of an underling listening and passing their favs through, and then victim to some fairly arbitrary points of view.

    And that's why the pay2play sites exist.

    Peer Feedback:

    Tom has a point. Specs can be a frustrating thing to decipher.

    I have a working (Union) VO friend, let's call him Jack (someone that you've regularly heard on many, many National spots), who completely ignores the specs when he gets the script. He tells his agent and casting people, "I don't do Mike Rowe, but I'll give you the best Jack (insert last name) that I can."

    That's one quality I have noticed in all of my working and successful VO friends; the abundance of confidence, but not arrogantly so.

    Peer Feedback:

    Jerry - smooth delivery at a great pace. Absolute professional quality !

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    I am always inspired when I listen to Muddyshoes. I thought maybe the Compaq spot needed a bit more vibrato.

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    ROFLMAO ...

    You...complete me. :)

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    Peer Feedback:

    Color me confused.
    lol

    Peer Feedback:

    That was a perfect interpretation!

    Peer Feedback:

    Morning Muddy,

    You nailed that one...It worked for me...but, as I have said before 'Control your Breathing' possibly this might come over to some people as asthmatic!!!

    Regards
    Steve

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    Richard Nixon: A Fantasy

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    Winchell: Our story begins on June 17th, 1972. A band of trained political saboteurs, the feared plumbers squad, entered Presidential Campaign Headquarters at the Watergate hotel. Seven men were arrested, however, one escaped.

    Nixon: Pat! Pat! Lock the door!

    Winchell: Feeling trapped in desperate betrayal on all sides, Nixon needed help, so on a grey Tuesday morning the Presidential limousine arrived at a fortress family like compound on Long Island, where a secret meeting was to take place.

    Brando: Why didn’t you come to see me before? If you had come to see me before, the scum, the scum that devastated your daughter.... you wouldn’t be suffering this very day.

    Nixon: You don’t understand, Godfather, my daughter is fine. I’m the one who’s suffering.

    Brando: Then why did you come to see me, huh? What service may I do for you?

    Nixon: I have to get out of the Watergate mess, quickly, so quickly you wouldn’t believe it.

    Brando: Do you want justice?

    Nixon: Not necessarily.....

    Winchell: Nixon was now called before a federal grand jury to answer some questions. Entering the court room Richard Nixon was himself bugged by one reporter he did not want to talk to.

    Cosell: This is Howard Cosell reporting. Mr. Nixon just a few words, please! You’ve been counted out before in ‘60 and ‘62... but you’ve always managed to resuscitate yourself. And now you face a most serious crisis. Probably the most serious crisis in the history of your career.

    Nixon: Go away, Howard! Go away!

    Cosell: Ladies and gentlemen, the word: Impeachment, the man: Richard Milhouse Nixon!

    Nixon: The word: OBNOXIOUS!, the man: Howard Cosell!

    Cosell: Well, fans, you’ve heard the spunk left in this game fighter. He’s entering the court room, now, back to the action.

    Judge: Order in the court! Order in the court! Silence! Or I’ll clear the room! Bailiff! Call the next witness!

    Bailiff: Richard Nixon please take the stand. Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help you God? Well?

    Nixon: I’m thinking....

    Judge: Mr. Perry Mason, please begin the cross examination.

    Burr: Mr. Nixon, isn’t it true that you ordered the Watergate bugging?

    Nixon: I went to China, I went to Russia..... I wasn’t in town....

    Burr: Isn’t it true, Mr. Nixon, that you not only ordered but planned and participated in the Watergate bugging?

    Nixon: I am not now, nor have I ever been, mechanically inclined!

    Burr: Isn’t it true, Mr. Nixon hat you hate Democrats? Isn’t it true that you’ve always hated Democrats? Isn’t it true that as a young girl, your wife Pat, was bothered by a democrat.... who attempted to force her to change her voters registration in the back seat of a buick? Isn’t it true, Mr. Nixon? Isn’t it true?

    Nixon: All right I’ll admit it! I’ll tell everything! Just get these damn jowls off my head! It’s true, I did it! I had to do it. I’d do it again! I had to stop the Democrats! They’re all a bunch of pinkos! Muskie was a Democrat, he didn’t know that! So was McGovern and Joe Stalin, too! (Shifts to Bogart in “Mutiny on the Bounty”)They plotted against me! They fought me at every turn! I tried to reason with them, but they wouldn’t listen to me! They had the keys to the food locker and strawberries! All my staff! Ehrlichman! Haldeman! Dean! Ah, Dean! Dean had more than HIS share of strawberries, he had cool whip on top of them! I knew it! I tried to fight them, but the wouldn’t listen to me!

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    Riddle

    Script:

    RIDDLE (a Parody on Sherlock Holmes)
    Frank Muir & Denis Norden

    ….....After a moment of restless pacing he suddenly said, “I have just been given tea by Her Majesty's Foreign Secretary-”
    'Earl Grey?'
    'No,' he said . 'A fairly ordinary Darjeeling. Grown, I rather fancy, on that South-facing hill just above the handbag factory. He gave me very worrying news.'
    Holmes paced the room again. The cat was sitting asleep on his chair an Holmes bent to tickle it behind an ear.
    'Watson, my violin if you please.'
    I handed it to him and with a forehand drive worthy of the great Dr. Grace himself, he batted the cat out of the chair and onto the floor. He settled himself comfortably into the chair.
    ' I am informed, Watson, that there is in this country an important Balkan Princeling, here under the protection of her Britannic Majesty. He has travelled from his own squalid little country to Britain in order to undergo an operation at which our British Surgeons lead the world. The removal of an ingrowing toe-nail.'
    'Just so. What we medical men call a “Piggyectomy”.'
    'Would you mind shutting up while I'm talking.'
    I nodded assent.

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    Sahara Casino

    Script:

    Bob: I’ve been waiting for Barb to get in the mood...seems like 30 years now! That’s one helluva dry spell, let me tell ya.

    Jerry: Why don’t you just give her a little TLC - talk her into a weekend of rollin’ at the Sahara?

    Bob: TLC? I’m Totally Lost and Confused! Rollin’? What you talkin’ about, Jerry?

    Jerry: At our age, what other kind of rollin’ is there? And at the Sahara, my Jenny’s the best roller this side of the Mississippi, FYI!

    Bob: FYI? You’n yer damn ackermins. You mean Jen’s been rollin’ ya?

    Jerry: Huh! Craps’s the only rollin’ she’s done since she turned sixty nine. (laughs) LOL, Bob!

    Bob: What the hell is LOL?

    ANNOUNCER: (stage whisper: “Laughing out loud, Bob!”) The Sahara Casino, the most fun you can have outside your hotel room.

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    Sam's Speech - Worth Fighting For

    Script:

    Frodo : I can't do this, Sam.

    Sam : I know.
    It's all wrong
    By rights we shouldn't even be here.
    But we are.
    It's like in the great stories Mr. Frodo.
    The ones that really mattered.
    Full of darkness and danger they were,
    and sometimes you didn't want to know the end.
    Because how could the end be happy.
    How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad happened.
    But in the end, it's only a passing thing, this shadow.
    Even darkness must pass.
    A new day will come.
    And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer.
    Those were the stories that stayed with you.
    That meant something.
    Even if you were too small to understand why.
    But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand.
    I know now.
    Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back only they didn’t.
    Because they were holding on to something.

    Frodo : What are we holding on to, Sam?

    Sam : That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it’s worth fighting for.

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    SanDiego.org

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    San Diego "Happiness Calling"
    Happiness (male or female) Not smokey, rough or overtly nasal. larger than life but still earnest.Authentic.
    Erin nice, regular gal caught off guard. good understanding of comedic timing.
    Anncr: Male or Female Warm, friendly smile to voice. It's anncr role, but still
    want approachable, non salesy tone. Conversational.
    Anncr 2: Knowledgeable, smooth, not as fast as disclaimer, but friendly upbeat, faster pace

    Erin Hello?
    Happiness Hi!
    Erin: Uh, hey how's it going?
    Happiness: Oh, it's going like rainbow sprinkles in the boudoir.
    Erin: Wait, what?
    Happiness I said rainbow sprinkles in the...
    Erin I'm sorry, who is this?
    Happiness It's me, happiness..
    Erin: Happiness?
    sfx harp sounds, birds tweet, waves crash...
    Happiness: Happiness!
    Erik: Are you serious?
    Happiness: No, never...hey, aren't puppies the best?
    Erin : Yea, they're cool...
    Happiness: And roller coasters, hanging out with your best friend, and boogie
    boarding, boogies a funny word...Oh! And the sun in your face, and sandy bare
    feet?
    Erin: Yea, those are all pretty awesome.
    Happiness: I know Dave, that's why I'm calling you.
    Erin: Wait, who's Dave? My name's Erik.
    Happiness: Oh geez, whoops. Wrong number. Lalala (Click)
    Erin: Hello? Happiness?
    Anncr: Happiness is calling.
    Answer the call and get your free ringtone at sandiego.org
    Annc 2r: Sign up before October 1st and receive a set of three ringtones free, just
    for signing up. Some restrictions apply. Go to sandiego.org for details.

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    Star Wars: Luke meets Yoda

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    LUKE: Look, I'm sure it's delicious. I just don't understand why we can't see Yoda now.

    CREATURE: Patience! For the Jedi it is time to eat as well. Eat, eat. Hot. Good food, hm? Good, hmm?

    LUKE: How far away is Yoda? Will it take us long to get there?

    CREATURE: Not far. Yoda not far. Patience. Soon you will be with him. (tasting food from the pot) Rootleaf, I cook. Why wish you become Jedi? Hm?

    LUKE: Mostly because of my father, I guess.

    CREATURE: Ah, your father. Powerful Jedi was he, powerful Jedi, mmm.

    LUKE: (a little angry) Oh, come on. How could you know my father? You don't even know who I am. (fed up) Oh, I don't even know what I'm doing here. We're wasting our time.

    CREATURE: (irritated) I cannot teach him. The boy has no patience.

    BEN'S VOICE: He will learn patience.

    YODA: Hmmm. Much anger in him, like his father.

    BEN'S VOICE: Was I any different when you taught me?

    YODA: Hah. He is not ready.

    LUKE: Yoda! I am ready. I...Ben! I can be a Jedi. Ben, tell him I'm ready!

    YODA: Ready, are you? What know you of ready? For eight hundred years have I trained Jedi. My own counsel will I keep on who is to be trained! A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind. (to the invisible Ben, indicating Luke) This one a long time have I watched. All his life has he looked away! To the future! To the horizon! Never his mind on where he was. Hmm? What he was doing. Hmph. Adventure. Heh! Excitement. Heh! A Jedi craves not these things. (turning to Luke) You are reckless!

    BEN'S VOICE: So was I, if you'll remember.

    YODA: He is too old. Yes, too old to begin the training.

    LUKE: But I've learned so much.

    YODA: (sighs) Will he finished what he begins?

    LUKE: I won't fail you -- I'm not afraid.

    YODA: (turns slowly toward him) Oh, you will be. You will be.

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    Star Wars: Palpatine Becomes Darth Sidious

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    Star Wars: Palpatine becomes Darth Sidious

    The scene takes place after Darth Sidious (Palpatine) along with Anakin kills Mace Windu
    ( Samuel L. Jackson)

    Anakin: What have I done ????

    Darth Sidious: Your fufilling your destiny... Anakin. Become My Apprentice. Learn to use the dark side of the force.

    Anakin: I will do what you...you ask

    Darth Sidious: Gooood !!!!

    Anakin: Just help me save Padmae's life.... I cant live without her.

    Darth Sidious: To cheat death is the power only one has achieved. But if we work together.....I know we can discover the secret.

    Anakin: I pledge myself to your teachings.

    Darth Sidious: Gooood ! ....yes... The force is Strong with you. A powerful sith you will become Hence forth you shall be known as Darth ...Vader.

    Anakin: Thank you .....my Master.

    Darth Sidious: Once more the sith's will rule the galaxy !!!!!!

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    Taco Bell

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    Friend 1: Hey, I got you one of those new Cantinas Tacos from Taco Bell.

    Friend 2: Thanks man. Oh, hey what's with the lime?

    Lime: I see my name precedes me. Do not be alarmed by my presence in your Taco Bell Cantina Taco.
    It is true ..I am the lime.
    And within this corn tortilla lies a world all of it's own.
    It is the VIP room of authentic flavor.

    Friend 2: Looking pretty tasty.

    Lime: Brace yourself, my friend for inside you will be greeted by marinated steak, diced onions and fresh cilantro.
    And it is my pleasure ..no..no, my duty...to introduce worthy guests such as yourself to such flavors..because I AM THE LIME !
    And I connect the fabulous with the fabulous.
    It is well understood that...ohhhh....you are squeezing...I thought we could talk more,but...I see you got the idea..!
    It is our finest taco ever. The new Cantina Taco from Taco Bell - think outside the bun.

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    Taco Bell

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    Interviewer: So you’re applying for the job of teacher?

    Burrito: That is correct.

    Interviewer: Now we are an equal opportunity employer, but I have to be honest, you are a burrito.

    Burrito: Actually, I’m a Chicken Enchilada Grilled Stuft Burrito from Taco Bell.

    Interviewer: Uh huh, fine. Well, now that I’ve straightened that out, do you have any qualifications?

    Burrito: Well, I am cheesy and saucy.

    Interviewer: (pause) That’s not exactly what I am looking for.

    Burrito: I’m everything you love about a savory, chickeny enchilada, neatly wrapped in a grilled flour tortilla. See how snug that is? Now that holds in the flavor.

    Interviewer: Let me make this easy for you. Do you have any teaching experience, whatsoever?

    Burrito: Mmmmmmmmmmmm. No.

    Interviewer: Okay, that’s a wrinkle.

    Burrito: But everybody loves me!

    Interviewer: Uh huh.

    Burrito: And I can make them more fuller.

    Interviewer: See, now that’s not even proper English.

    Burrito: Did I mention I am cheesy and saucy?

    SFX: BONG!

    Anncr: Slow-simmered savory enchilada sauce, all white meat chicken, and melted cheese wrapped in a flour tortilla and grilled to go. The Chicken Enchilada Grilled Stuft Burrito from Taco Bell. For the great taste of chicken enchiladas, think outside the bun.

    For a limited time at participating locations. All white meat chicken available in the US only.

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    TELEVISION SCRIPT - Tootsie Roll Pop - 1970s

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    One of my favorite commercials growing up. Enjoy!

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    BOY: Mr. Turtle, how many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?

    MR TURTLE: I never made it without biting... ask Mr. Owl.

    BOY: Mr. Owl, how many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?

    MR OWL: Let's find out... One.. Two...Three

    *CRUNCH NOISE*

    MR OWL: Three

    ANNOUNCER: How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?

    *CRUNCH NOISE*

    ANNOUNCER: The world may never know.

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    Testimonials

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    Here’s what others say about I CAN DO ALL THINGS:

    I LOVE this program! As an educator, I see this as cutting-edge teaching! In a world where our children are constantly influenced by negative media, every school should incorporate this life-empowering, success-driven curriculum

    “No parent or school on the planet will want to be without this! ”

    “FINALLY! a FUN learning tool to help support our family and teachers with lessons touching on morals, discipline, respect, compassion and just plain ole kindness. I LOVE THIS!”

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    The Big Lebowski

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    Dude: Hey Man

    The Stranger: How do you do Dude?

    Dude: I wondered if I’d see you again.

    The Stranger: I wouldn’t miss the semi’s. How’s it be going?

    Dude: Oh, you know, strikes and gutters, ups and downs.

    The Stranger: I’m sure I gotcha.

    Dude: Yeah. Thanks Gary. Well, take care man gotta get back.

    The Stranger: Sure. Take it easy Dude.

    Dude: Oh yeah.

    The Stranger: I know that you will.

    Dude: Yeah, well, the Dude abides.

    The Stranger: The Dude abides. I don’t know about you, but I take comfort in that.
    It’s good knowin he’s out there. The Dude. Takin’ her easy for all us sinners.
    Sush. I sure hope he makes the finals. Well that about does her. Wraps her all up
    Things seem to have worked out pretty good for the Dude and Walter. And it was a pretty good story. Don’tcha think? Made me laugh to beat the band.
    Parts anyway.
    I didn’t like seein’ Donny go. But then I happen know that there’s a little Lebowski on the way. I guess that’s how the whole dern human comedy keeps perpetuatin’ itself down through the generations. Westward the wagons across the sands of time until we….
    Oh, look at me I’m ramblin’ again. Well I hope you folks enjoyed yourselves. Catch ya later on down the trail. Say friend, you got anymore of that good sasparilla?

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    Tongue Twisters

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    Tongue Twisters
    Powerful and persuasive voices require precise pronunciation.
    Learn to articulate properly. It is simple and interesting. Tongue twisters are excellent for sharpening enunciation. They make your lips, jaw and tongue exercise and help people understand what you are saying.
    Practice these continually. Concentrate on your particular articulation problems.
    Tongue Twisters for B, P, M and W
    These consonants demand active lips. Say "Boom." Explode that b. Bring those lips down hard, quickly and sharply for B, P, M. For the W, pucker the lips.
    For B: A big black bug bit a big black bear, made a big black bear bleed.
    For P: Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, where is the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?
    For M: Military malarkey makes monstrous madmen into maligned martyrs.
    For W:If a woodchuck would chuck wood, how much wood would a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck would chuck wood?
    Th (thing) and TH (that)
    Touch the tip of the tongue to the rim of the upper teeth. The tongue tip should protrude ever so slightly.
    For Th: Theophilus Thistle, the thistle sifter, sifted a sieve of unsifted thistles. If Theophilus the thistle sifter sifted a sieve of unsifted thistles, where is the sieve of sifted thistles Theophilus the thistle sifter sifted?
    For TH: What dost thou think of those that go thither?
    S, Z and WH
    These sounds require coordination. To pronounce S you raise your tongue, groove it and arch it toward the hard palate. Force the breath through the narrow fissure between your teeth. The same for the Z – except it is vocalized.
    For Sh and Zh the fissure is broader. For Wh purse the lips as you blow through the opening.
    For S: The sixth sick sheik's sheep's sick.
    Suzy Schell sells sea shells on the seashore.
    For Z: Moses supposes his toes are roses, but Moses supposes amiss. For Moses knows his toes aren't roses as Moses supposes.
    For WH: What whim led Whitey White to whittle near a wharf where a whale might wheel and whirl?
    T, D, N, L and R
    A lazy tongue will get you in trouble with these twisters. The first four of these consonants are made alike. On the first two, your tongue should snap as a whip. The tip of your tongue should touch the hard palate just above the upper teeth.
    On the R, the tongue arches itself along the roof of the mouth without touching it.
    For T: Thomas Tattertoot took taut twine to tie ten twigs to two tall trees.
    For D: Double-bubble gum bubbles double. Dud double-bubble gum doesn't bubble double.
    For N: A snifter of snuff is enough snuff for a sniff for the snuff-sniffer.
    For L: Likable Lillian loves lovely luminous aluminum linoleum.
    For R: Around the rugged rock the ragged rascal ran.
    F and V
    Both F and V are formed by pressing the upper teeth lightly on the lower inside lip. The word fife is an example.
    F is unvocalized and the breath is merely allowed to escape. But V is vocalized.
    For F: I never felt felt feel flat like that felt felt.
    For V: Vern Verve is well versed in very wordy verb verse.
    H, K, NG, SK and Q

    H is simply made by breathing out through the mouth.
    K requires the back of the tongue to touch the soft palate. The breath is then released sharply. G is the vocalized form of this sound.
    When sounding NG (sing), arch the tongue, but force the voice through the nasal passage.
    For H: Harry Hugh hid the heel behind the high hill. If Harry Hugh hid the heel behind the high hill, where is the heel Harry Hugh hid?
    For K: Cass Cash can catch a check casher to cash his uncashed check.
    For NG: The ringing, swinging, singing singers sang winning songs.
    For SK: Ask an Alaskan skier to ski askew his skis.
    For Q: Quigley Quagmire requested sequentially created quite quick quality crackers.

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    Two Towers Sam and Frodo

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    FRODO
    I can’t do this, Sam.
    SAM
    I know. It’s all wrong. By rights we shouldn’t even be here.
    SAM stumbles to his feet and leans against a wall.
    But we are.

    It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo.
    The ones that really mattered.
    Full of darkness and danger they were.
    And sometimes you didn’t want to know
    the end.
    Because how could the end be happy?

    How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened?
    But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow.
    Even darkness must pass. A new day will come.
    And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer.
    Those were the stories that stayed
    with you, that meant something.

    Even if you were too small to understand why.
    But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now.
    Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back only they didn’t.
    They kept going because they were holding on to something.

    FRODO
    What are we holding on to, Sam?

    SAM
    There’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo.
    And it’s worth fighting for.

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    Verizon Wireless Mobile Phone

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    1st person: Okay, sales are lagging, so let’s call twenty clients today, now here’s the plan.

    2nd person: OK.

    1st person: You call half and I’ll call half.

    2nd person: Oh. I can’t take half.

    1st person: What do you mean you can’t take half?

    2nd person: Oh. I can’t. You see...I bought a new digital wireless phone from one of those PCS companies, and it only works in a couple of places.

    1st person: What!

    2nd person: Yeah, but by the end of the summer they said I should be able to call from almost anywhere.

    1st person: What about from the highway?

    2nd person: Oh, that depends.

    1st person: On what?

    2nd person: Is it spring of ‘2003 yet?

    Announcer: Don’t get stuck with a digital wireless phone that doesn’t work everywhere. Use Verizon Wireless mobile digital choice service. We go further, so your phone can too. For wireless service that you can depend on, call Verizon Wireless.

    1st person: So, it looks like I’m making all twenty calls.

    2nd person: Well, what do you want me to do?

    1st person: Call Verizon Wireless at 1-800-255 BELL.

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    Washington Mutual

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    Banker: Hello, and welcome to First Universal Federal Bilk, I mean bank.

    Customer: Yes, I'd like to close my checking account

    Banker: Well, let's take a look. Oh, you have our interest checking. What seems to be the problem?

    Customer: I earned two cents last month.

    Banker: Well, too bad.

    Customer: I want more.

    Banker: Well, baby can't have dessert until he eats his vegetables

    Customer: What?

    Banker: Maybe you should lock up your money in one of our CDs

    Customer: No, I want interest, but I still wanna spend my money

    Banker: Well, you know I wish I could fly. I wish clouds were made of ice cream. I wish I didn't have issues with my mother. I wish...

    Customer: Just give me my money....please!

    Announcer: Make your money work harder with Washington Mutual's Platinum Checking Account. It offers one of the best interest rates around and unlimited access to your money. To open your Platinum account, visit any Washington Mutual Financial center today.

    Banker: I wish chocolate didn't go straight to my hips. I wish Fluffy hadn't run away.

    Announcer: Washington Mutual. More human interest. Restrictions apply. Ask for details. FDIC insured.

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