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Day 242: Billy West

Brian and I went to Meta Con today, a convention for nerds. We saw Billy West who does the voices for Philip J. Fry, Zoidberg, Professor Farnsworth and a bunch of other voices on Futurama. He also did the voices for Ren & Stimpy, Elmer Fudd (in a Geico commercial), Bugs Bunny (in the movie Space Jam) as well as Doug. Basically, I grew up listening to this guy's voice.


The best part was listening to him parse out the elements of the voices he does. For example, Zoidberg is a combination of a vaudville comedian, an actor from the early 1950s and silly noises. Billy West takes all of the things he hears and combines them to create the personalities of animated characters he gives voice to.

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