The ongoing hoopla with Fox New's presidential debate moderator, Megyn Kelly and "The Donald" has reached into Trump Opting Out of the latest Debate! This is not the first time Trump has gone toe-to-toe with a celebrity counter-part.
Back in the 1990's I was fortunate enough to be a regular on MTV's Celebrity DeathMatch animated Claymation series. The show was a comedy that pitted the days Celebrity's against each other in a ring and had them fight it out to the d-e-a-t-h of one of 'em...sometimes both were squished, stabbed, bludgeoned, shot, or any other manner of outlandish demise. It was pretty popular at the time and is still a favorite among today's young set. Figured when we 1st dipped into the archives in August, for a little Throw-Back Thursday, it could've been with the caveat of having Megyn & "The Donald" duke-it-out at some point before the Iowa Caucus.
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I do a pretty convincing Trump "You're Fired". But, now it's 20 years into the future...and the voice is sorta so-so for today's Trump. As a matter-O-fact, there ain't too much out there right now for the 'Stump-Trump' sound. I can't help but think of an old board member's speech I'm reminded of when listening to today's Trump voice. It's a variation of a 'dems and doe's thick New York accent and perhaps a bit of a Yiddish thing going on as well. From the podium, he spoke the same. Whereas, Trump may opt for the stentorian thing. Maybe, it's a wait & see approach.
Here it is 2 1/2 months later and am writing to update and announce the "right stuff" for the Trump Stump sound. It's a Dead-On impression of The Donald...and for that matter, the Bernie Sanders is right there as well. The Stump Trump projection was maybe the key all along. With an almost whispering Nelson Rockerfeller-esque rasp and that halting cartoonish delivery just made it come together perfectly. WoW, hats off to both of these dudes... and of course the writers. My God, I haven't heard set-ups and rat-a-tat deliveries that were as funny and 'snappy' since the early days of SNL.
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By: +Tom Clifford, VoiceOver & Creative Services