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The Brain declares today 'International Talk Like William Shatner Day!' - P.S. Happy B-Day Shat!

Hey folks, Harry here... I don't know about you, but I have an eternal love for Maurice LaMarche due to his voice work as THE BRAIN from PINKY AND THE BRAIN. So when I received an email telling me that The Brain was declaring this date "3-22" forever to be INTERNATIONAL TALK LIKE WILLIAM SHATNER day... including his expert advice on how to Talk like William Shatner... well... I had to share. Only 192 people had seen his podcast - and that number needs to go up significantly. I mean... on June 4th you can own Kirk's Captain chair for your very own! And here we have one of the great voice talents training you to become Shatner! AND there's a new Star Trek franchise coming out!!! So jump on this wagon before the mainstream world knows about this holiday - Wear a gold tunic today part your hair differently... make out with weird alien chicks cuz... no matter where in this world you are... and especially if you're on the International Space Station... TODAY is forever deemed INTERNATIONAL TALK LIKE WILLIAM SHATNER DAY!

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  • March 22, 2009, 2:13 a.m. CST


    by MMacKK

  • March 22, 2009, 2:14 a.m. CST

    Carlton Banks from Fresh Prince

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    "WILL-eum SHAT-nerrrr!!"

  • March 22, 2009, 2:16 a.m. CST

    I'd prefer: Wear a Rug Like Willy Shat Day

    by Aloy

    If I had to choose.

  • March 22, 2009, 2:16 a.m. CST

    that's a weird ass looking headrest

    by GibsonUSA Returns

  • March 22, 2009, 2:18 a.m. CST

    Remember when Pinky and the Brain..

    by themasterofnonsense

    ...was relevant? Neither do I.

  • March 22, 2009, 2:24 a.m. CST

    that right there, that is legend

    by oneletter

  • March 22, 2009, 2:27 a.m. CST

    Shatner is so bad hes good

    by Groothewarrior

    actually hes brilliant, and hes playing up the campyness, a master showman like a cross with Adam West and PT Barnum. Boldly go Mister Shatner!

  • March 22, 2009, 2:28 a.m. CST


    by Groothewarrior

  • March 22, 2009, 2:30 a.m. CST

    and the TJ Hooker show

    by Groothewarrior

    Shatner got a casting couch with Locklear when she was foxxy

  • March 22, 2009, 3:44 a.m. CST

    OK....I'mm on board.....with.......that.

    by Gabba-UK

    The Shat is an egotistical, big headed, narcissistic opinionated twat........ but he STILL....kicks ass and is legend.

  • March 22, 2009, 3:50 a.m. CST

    "You can watch it...

    by seppukudkurosawa

    but you can't...unwatch it!"

  • March 22, 2009, 3:51 a.m. CST

    this website just keeps shitting on my face

    by Stengah


  • March 22, 2009, 3:54 a.m. CST

    Wow! A video of two fat guys in a car...

    by NeilF

    Cool news? Really?<br> <br> But still far better than 'Get My Breasts Out For Attention Girl' I guess!

  • March 22, 2009, 4 a.m. CST this...

    by Bones

    This is awesome. Happy Birthday, William Shatner.

  • March 22, 2009, 4 a.m. CST

    Maurice is also the voice of Kip

    by seppukudkurosawa

    Morbo and Calculon from Futurama, by the way. (Not to mention virtually every announcer/narrator part on that show). I just mentioned it because it seems some of you are having trouble placing him.

  • March 22, 2009, 4:03 a.m. CST

    ST TOS was crap.

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    TNG and DS9 FTW!!!

  • March 22, 2009, 4:03 a.m. CST

    Did...I say...Kip?

    by seppukudkurosawa all...those William Shatner...records...must be...slowing brain. I meant..............Kif.

  • March 22, 2009, 4:06 a.m. CST

    Wow, I didn't know he sounded like that

    by seppukudkurosawa

    He must have done all those Futurama commentaries in character, as he sounded NOTHING like that.

  • March 22, 2009, 4:15 a.m. CST

    His Shatner and Welles impressions actually

    by seppukudkurosawa

    aren't that hot. Although I reckon most voice actors stumble across the voices for characters by doing bad impressions. You can still detect a hint of Walter Matthau in Homer's voice.

  • March 22, 2009, 4:36 a.m. CST

    William Shatner performs the Christian Bale Rant

    by codereduk

    KICK. YOUR. FUCKING. ASS. Whatdontyou....FUCK-ing....und er-STAND? Do. you. wantmeto. TRASH? Your FUCKING LIGHTS?

  • March 22, 2009, 4:43 a.m. CST

    Fuckin' hell man..

    by Harold-Sherbort

    This is going to make my job interview today totally awkward. Oh wait..nevermind. I just won't talk like Shatman. Happy Birthday anyway Captain Kirk.

  • March 22, 2009, 4:46 a.m. CST

    Shatner is legend

    by Harold The Great

    They don't make them like they used to. A terrible actor living off only his ridiculous charisma, and doing it so well. Danny Crane!

  • March 22, 2009, 4:51 a.m. CST



  • March 22, 2009, 5:03 a.m. CST

    Watch the road dipshit!

    by dastickboy

  • March 22, 2009, 5:11 a.m. CST

    in the jingle JANGLE mornin'

    by The Amazing G

    I'll come followin' ya!

  • March 22, 2009, 5:16 a.m. CST

    Ha! A great...Idea. But...what about...

    by DerLanghaarige

    ...a talk like...Christian...Bale as Denny Crane.

  • March 22, 2009, 5:20 a.m. CST



    Fuck with the Great White North and we activate the instrument of your doom!!!

  • March 22, 2009, 5:59 a.m. CST

    I remember a Tiny Toons Christmas Special...

    by Kevin Holsinger

    ...with William Shatner doing "Little Drummer Boy". So I guess this was the guy who did the voice. Sweet.<p>"COME...they told the duck. Purumpupupum. Pu-RUM-pu-pu-pu-pu-PUM. Rupupupum. Pu-pum."

  • March 22, 2009, 6:57 a.m. CST

    That was just brilliant! Mr LaMarche, I salute you, sir.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • March 22, 2009, 7:14 a.m. CST

    I'm honoured to share my birthday with 'The Shat'!

    by johnwalanp

    Seriously, it cant get any better to share a birthday with a man who has see more female action than hugh heffner's bedroom, battled more bad guys and saved the universe than I've had hot dinners! ...humbling...

  • March 22, 2009, 7:28 a.m. CST

    Is the pause a cartoon-ish version though...?

    by Kirbymanly

    I think there's a mind cloud between how he really speaks and what the comedy version of Shatener is. It's not always that over the top. A version of his voice was built years ago and has gotten to the point where I think even the man himself parodies it (*see the song "Common People").

  • March 22, 2009, 7:30 a.m. CST


    by Sebilrazen

    WTF is up with "the Beast?"<br /><br /> Seriously, I went to see "Miss March" and a dude behind me kept saying "Tucker's a Beast." I didn't want to ask during the movie, but it seemed like it was a meme the guy was trying to spread like an STD.

  • March 22, 2009, 7:35 a.m. CST


    by Sebilrazen

    Urban Dictionary FTW!<br /><br /> Beast=the best.

  • March 22, 2009, 7:35 a.m. CST

    Happy birthday, johnwalanp!!!

    by Kirbymanly

    A big dork greeting to you, pal! Have fun, stay safe! :)

  • March 22, 2009, 8:04 a.m. CST

    Kevin Pollack does perfectly the Shatner voice

    by ominus

    just watch his star trek stand up comedy in youtube.

  • March 22, 2009, 8:14 a.m. CST

    Another who shares Shatners Birthday

    by nakoalv

    I am proud to share this day with him. Though he is the older one of course.

  • March 22, 2009, 8:25 a.m. CST

    I share Christopher Walken's Birthday.

    by DerLanghaarige

    Does that count?

  • March 22, 2009, 8:33 a.m. CST

    The Shat and I miss by a day! Oh well...

    by ComputerGuy68

    I,,,guess I,,will talk like him,,,,today!

  • March 22, 2009, 8:55 a.m. CST

    well good thing you got that ad in

    by Timahh

    barely related ad placement ftw!

  • March 22, 2009, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Slow weekend, eh?

    by hillvalley

    Funny video though.

  • March 22, 2009, 9:37 a.m. CST



    I don't know? I know I've been using that term for many a year, where was the guy from do you know? It can be used as a compliment as above, or as a way of describing Gary Glitter, also with the cockney twist as in "shit that Michael Jackson is a Walls Feast"

  • March 22, 2009, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Shater IS professional as FUCK! Many more!

    by conspiracy

  • March 22, 2009, 10:22 a.m. CST

    She packed my bags... last night...

    by JackBauer24


  • March 22, 2009, 10:24 a.m. CST

    I think LaMarche does his best work in Futurama

    by Captain Tragedy

    "Windmills do not work that way!!!! Goodnight!!"

  • March 22, 2009, 10:53 a.m. CST

    this was my idea!!

    by m00kiedood

    I'm not kidding, I've been advocating this for a couple years now on other boards... mostly this is great!

  • March 22, 2009, 11:03 a.m. CST

    keith...OLBERMAN- back! AWAY-...FROM!- theDONUTS...!!

    by alice 13

    YYOU- ! ate .. ALL- the GLAZED-! ones.

  • March 22, 2009, 11:13 a.m. CST


    by wash

    I'm going to watch "Impulse" today in honor of the Shat.

  • March 22, 2009, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Was the passengar in the car Gene Parmesan?!

    by Reasonaxe


  • March 22, 2009, 11:53 a.m. CST


    by The Reluctant Austinite

    Mister, youuuu--can't just--talktomelikethat. Youuuuu--belong in the circus, mister--right next tothedogfaceboy.

  • March 22, 2009, 12:19 p.m. CST

    The Passenger was ...


    ... Bill Biggar. Producer/Writer, who did many of the promos for Pinky & The Brain in its primetime WB Network run..

  • March 22, 2009, 12:20 p.m. CST

    To Harry...


    Thanks, man... Big fan of yours as well! Moe

  • March 22, 2009, 12:37 p.m. CST

    This makes me think of Freakazoid

    by Rufferto

    Rock- et MAN!

  • March 22, 2009, 12:50 p.m. CST

    hey Maurice! are you a Farker?

    by m00kiedood

    thread on this over there as well<p>

  • March 22, 2009, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Perfect day to hear Da Shatner Funk

    by RickyRetardo

    Happy B-Day Shat.

  • March 22, 2009, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Last name: Crane. First name: Denny.

    by Acquanetta

    Never lost. Never will.

  • March 22, 2009, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Oooo Uh Tribble!

    by Rufferto


  • March 22, 2009, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Shatner IS The Lord Of Kobol!!!

    by picardsucks

    SHATNER SHATNER SHATNER SHATNER!!!!!!!!! And He could still beat the living shit out of most of you emo punks!!

  • March 22, 2009, 2:07 p.m. CST

    As funny as this is....

    by Jobacca

    The best part for me was hearing about how Shatner is apparently an asshole at taking direction. I've had two different friends in the industry who have crossed paths with the Shat and they both said he was insanely egotistical...far more than even the parodies would have you believe. Now Mr. Lamarche...what shall we do tomorrow?

  • March 22, 2009, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Shatner will always be Kirk.

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    No matter the amount of fucking up the ass JJ Abrams does to Star Trek.

  • March 22, 2009, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Shatner on Rescue 911

    by Spyhunter

    I still laugh at the way Shatner pronounced a parish in Louisiana. The parish is Ouachita (pronounced wash uh taw) and apparently they went out of their way to let him know how to say it. So what did he end up saying? "The 'oh-a-cheetah' deputies sprang into action!"

  • March 22, 2009, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Also, the real Star Trek V

    by Spyhunter

    This would've been much better than what we got:

  • March 22, 2009, 3:09 p.m. CST


    by thelordofhell

  • March 22, 2009, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Talk like William Shatner? Okay...

    by StarWarsRedux


  • March 22, 2009, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Sorry Son- I---- Just Can't Do That

    by Rufferto

  • March 22, 2009, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Not to be mean, but those guys are too big for that car

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    They need to be in like in a Ford Explorer or something.

  • March 22, 2009, 4:22 p.m. CST our...BUSINESS!!!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • March 22, 2009, 5:24 p.m. CST


    by The Reluctant Austinite

    You're an elf. An imp withahyperactivetyhroid--who should be--squating on a mushroom. Your father was a computer--full of--memory banks. And you've the gaul--tomakelove--to that girl!

  • March 22, 2009, 5:26 p.m. CST

    "talk like col. tigh day" would be more fun

    by RaveX

    instruction video: <p>

  • March 22, 2009, 5:28 p.m. CST

    I love you. Maurice, but that sucked. I blame allergies.

    by Snake Foreskin

    Or a cold. He was simply not Shatner in that clip. Perhaps because he was trying not to wreck on the 405. A Mulligan is in order!

  • March 22, 2009, 6:46 p.m. CST

    He was-TOO, William-Shatner. You know it.

    by Sal_Bando

    And there's nothing-nothing you can do aboutit-nothing at all. The Holoboon Hordes-will attack-and are mine-

  • March 22, 2009, 6:53 p.m. CST

    I would prefer a 'talk like Jabba the Hutt day.'

    by I_am_the_ultimate_product

    Ooh hoo hoo hoo. Atcha gootu solo. Ohh hoo hoo hoo

  • March 22, 2009, 7:38 p.m. CST


    by GibsonUSA Returns

    huh?? lol

  • March 22, 2009, 8:44 p.m. CST

    THE SHAT >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> CHRIS PINE

    by J-Dizzle

    And you all fucking know it!!

  • March 22, 2009, 8:55 p.m. CST


    by frank cotton

    for the link to the chair - they also have communicators (etc.), and i've been wanting one for a while. happy birthday CAPTAIN KIRK! all the coolest people were born in march. including me

  • March 22, 2009, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Is Maurice LaMarche the genius behind "Rosebud Peas"???

    by YackBacker

    You know that clip from THE CRITIC: "Rosebud... yes, Rosebud Frozen Peas- full of country goodness and green peaness! Wait that's terrible!"

  • March 22, 2009, 10:22 p.m. CST

    Okay, all of you...

    by Unscripted

    I'm taking you in on a 4-12. You figure it out.

  • March 22, 2009, 10:41 p.m. CST

    oh what luck...

    by The Amazing G

    there's a french fry stuck in my beard

  • March 22, 2009, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Yes, it was LaMarche! I declare him an immortal geek God

    by YackBacker

    Yes, he's too fat for that car, but my God is he talented. He should be driven around on a rickshaw, eating grapes from the bosoms of loose women. This is a class of man we don't deserve. All Hail LaMarche!

  • March 23, 2009, 12:42 a.m. CST

    THIS... was a BETTER Shatner!

    by Bumpasses Dawg

  • March 23, 2009, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Denny Crane!

    by StatelyWayneManor

    Nofi...doesn' it...when full price.

  • March 23, 2009, 11:04 p.m. CST


    by jackofhearts29

    Why? ................................................ Why...... would..... we...... do.................. that?..............................

  • March 24, 2009, 12:45 a.m. CST

    Picture yourself....on a boat....on a RIVER!

    by crankyoldguy

    damn right it's classic

  • March 24, 2009, 1:59 p.m. CST

    ROCKET......MAN!!!!! ROCK...IT...MANNNNNN!!!!

    by MrMysteryGuest

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  • March 26, 2009, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Mr. Tam-bor-REENMANNNN!

    by StatelyWayneManor

    I was HOPING that CHRIS PINE would TALK LIKE THIS in the film.

  • March 29, 2009, 2:27 p.m. CST

    I thought the passenger was Woz

    by batzilla

    Steve Wozniak