Ian McKellen impersonator recites Fresh Prince

exactly what it says on the tin.
demon_ixsays...

Being Bel-Aired, or Fresh-Princed, is something else. It's when someone posts a looooooong story hoping to catch your attention, and at some point, usually his mother gets scared and sends him to live with his auntie and uncle in Bel-Air. He whistles for a cab, and when it gets near, the license plate says "Fresh" and there's dice in the mirror. If anything, he can say that the cab is rare, but then he forgets and says "Yo homes, to Bel-Air!". He pulls up to a house at around 7 or 8, and he yells to the cabbie "Yo homes, smell you later!". He looks at his kingdom as he's finally there. To sit on his throne, as the Prince of Bel-Air.

>> ^Crake:

>> ^demon_ix:
I think it's a little early to call this a meme

But Fresh Prince is, if I'm not mistaken.

spoco2says...

That was just seven, friggen shades of awesome!

This guy can do the voice... sure, that's impressive.

BUT

His delivery... that was just... well, it was fitting of the great man himself, this guy has acting chops. Get this man on audio books, get this man on... well, something, I was enthralled!

Crakesays...

>> ^bareboards2:

So am I the only one who thinks this guy is lip synching and it really IS Sir Ian's voice?


well in that case Sir Ian Mckellen must at some point have recorded himself reciting the Fresh Prince theme.

Which is more likely?

MilkmanDansays...

There were a couple of brief moments where I thought the voice impersonation wasn't 100% spot on, but for such a long soliloquy recorded as a single take, that was amazing. Hell, I'm probably just being nitpicky and would have found 'flaws' if McKellen himself was reciting it...

bareboards2says...

You don't think Sir Ian has a sense of humor?

I'd bet $5 that is really Sir Ian. Especially if you go to YouTube and look at the original description. Sounds like a lip synch to me.


"well in that case Sir Ian Mckellen must at some point have recorded himself reciting the Fresh Prince theme.
Which is more likely?"

bareboards2says...

From Huffington Post. I don't know where they get their information from. But yeah, I think they are correct.

"http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/20/ian-mckellen-does-dramati_n_583815.html

Okay, this is technically a guy doing Ian McKellen doing "The Fresh Prince." Got that? Sorry. We'll clarify. This is a guy doing Sir Ian McKellen doing "The Fresh Prince." There we go. The impression is pretty remarkable. As is the epic pilgrimage to Bel-Air."

Porksandwichsays...

Kind of a roundabout way of saying a guy doing an impersonation of someone reading/reciting XYZ.

The way it's stated sounds as if they are implying this guy is not using his own voice to create this but lip syncing. If you look at his other videos, he has quite a few and a lot of them are pretty outrageously weird....that I doubt the real McKellen would record and not have the video of him doing so just for the comedic value of watching it.

It's a long the lines of the voice actor who does the Governator and calls into the Howard Stern show to have phone sex with porn stars.

>> ^bareboards2:

From Huffington Post. I don't know where they get their information from. But yeah, I think they are correct.
"http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/20/ian-mckellen-does-dramati_n_583815.html
Okay, this is technically a guy doing Ian McKellen doing "The Fresh Prince." Got that? Sorry. We'll clarify. This is a guy doing Sir Ian McKellen doing "The Fresh Prince." There we go. The impression is pretty remarkable. As is the epic pilgrimage to Bel-Air."

xxovercastxxsays...

If it was the only one, I'd be more suspicious, but he's got like 10 of these. The Popeye one in particular would be rather odd to have prerecorded.

>> ^bareboards2:

You don't think Sir Ian has a sense of humor?
I'd bet $5 that is really Sir Ian. Especially if you go to YouTube and look at the original description. Sounds like a lip synch to me.

"well in that case Sir Ian Mckellen must at some point have recorded himself reciting the Fresh Prince theme.
Which is more likely?"

bareboards2says...

Okay. I'm convinced.

However, I am also convinced that he has manipulated the sound -- all his other videos (when he is not "doing" McKellan) have much better quality -- no blurring as he moves.

Still, kudos to him for figuring out how to sound like Sir Ian, however mechanically assisted.




>> ^xxovercastxx:

If it was the only one, I'd be more suspicious, but he's got like 10 of these. The Popeye one in particular would be rather odd to have prerecorded.

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I'd bet $5 that is really Sir Ian. Especially if you go to YouTube and look at the original description. Sounds like a lip synch to me.

"well in that case Sir Ian Mckellen must at some point have recorded himself reciting the Fresh Prince theme.
Which is more likely?"
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