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This Is Glorious: Our Favorite Voice Actors Do A Comical Table Read Of Star Wars

By 05.28.12

This seemed like a better idea when I started photoshopping it.

At Emerald City ComiCon on March 31st of this year, seven of the best voice actors in the business — Kevin Conroy, John DiMaggio, Billy West, Jess Harnell, Tara Strong, Maurice LaMarche, and Rob Paulsen — did a table read of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. What makes it glorious is that they read the parts as a variety of their famous characters and celebrity impersonations, all while Kevin Conroy narrated the stage directions as Batman.

Here’s just a small selection of some of the characters voiced that day:

Darth Vader:

  • Bubbles (Tara Strong)
  • Yosemite Sam (Maurice LaMarche)

Stormtroopers:

  • Pinky (Rob Paulsen)
  • Bender (John DiMaggio)

C-3PO:

  • William Shatner (Maurice LaMarche)
  • George Takei (Rob Paulsen)
  • Johnny Carson (John DiMaggio)
  • Fry from Futurama (Billy West)
  • Dudley Moore (Maurice LaMarche)
  • Zapp Brannigan (Billy West)

R2-D2:

  • Jess Harnell doing impersonations of Christopher Walken, Ozzy Osbourne, and Bill Cosby
  • Harley Quinn (Tara Strong)

Uncle Owen Lars:

  • Stimpy (Billy West)
  • Aquaman (John DiMaggio)

Aunt Beru Whitesun Lars:

  • Ironhide from Transformers (Jess Harnell)
  • Twilight Sparkle from My Little Pony (Tara Strong)

Luke Skywalker:

  • Toot from Drawn Together (Tara Strong)
  • Bender (John DiMaggio)
  • Christopher Walken (Rob Paulsen)
  • Pinky (Rob Paulsen)
  • Zoidberg (Billy West)
  • Professor Farnsworth (Billy West)
  • Rodney Dangerfield (Jess Harnell)
  • William Shatner (Maurice LaMarche)

Obi-Wan Kenobi:

  • Tracy Morgan (John DiMaggio) [SO GOOD I’M GONNA BE PREGNANT.]
  • Cartman (Jess Harnell)
  • Porky Pig (Billy West)
  • Inspector Gadget (Maurice LaMarche)

Princess Leia:

  • Jay Leno (Billy West)
  • Vincent Price (Maurice LaMarche)
  • The Brain (Maurice LaMarche)
  • Rosie Perez (Tara Strong)
  • Bender (John DiMaggio)

Han Solo:

  • Kif from Futurama (Maurice LaMarche)
  • Christopher Walken (Rob Paulsen)

And John DiMaggio voicing Dr. Evazen Wuher in the Cantina scene as, of course, Paul Lynde. YES PLEASE.

If you can’t watch all 80 minutes — FIND THE TIME, YOU DEGENERATE — we’ll recommend the part at the 21 minute mark where Bender (John DiMaggio) swears up a storm and insults Star Wars. Also noteworthy was Zoidberg (Billy West) and Aquaman (John DiMaggio) bantering 31 minutes in. At 52 minutes in, Billy West voices Porky Pig as Obi-Wan and John DiMaggio voices a Bender Stormtrooper in the “droids you’re looking for” scene. The Mos Eisley scene at The Chalmun’s Cantina starts at 58:40.

I want to build some sort of Tauntaun carcass out of this video and live inside it forever.

(The read starts at 5:30, after the cast introduction)

[H/T: ToplessRobot]


TOPICS#Star Wars
TAGSBilly WestEMERALD CITY COMICONJESS HARNELLJOHN DIMAGGIOKevin ConroyMaurice LaMarcheROB PAULSENTARA STRONGVOICE ACTING

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