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Did you ever wonder what Shatner would sound like as a member of the British aristocracy?

Well.
posted by jaduncan at 12:42 PM on December 8, 2011


"sings", in the best Rex Harrison tradition
posted by briank at 12:44 PM on December 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Where on earth is that place at :35 with all the waterfalls?
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 12:49 PM on December 8, 2011


I was going to say Iguazu Falls, but those in the video look smaller than Iguazu. Could be elsewhere on the Amazon though.
posted by Wulfhere at 1:05 PM on December 8, 2011


lol, frog fail at 1:09
posted by jquinby at 1:16 PM on December 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Broadcast originally yesterday evening after the last episode of Frozen World, the one that won't be broadcast in the US, as it's all about how much damage we've already done to the Polar regions thanks to global warming. It was not unlike hearing "We'll Meet Again" at the end of Dr. Strangelove.
posted by MartinWisse at 1:55 PM on December 8, 2011 [3 favorites]


the one that won't be broadcast in the US

Discovery has changed their minds about that Frozen World episode and will air all of them
posted by briank at 2:00 PM on December 8, 2011 [3 favorites]


Did you ever wonder what Shatner would sound like as a member of the British aristocracy?

posted by jaduncan at 8:42 PM on December 8


Aristocracy? Attenborough? Shurely shome mishtake?
posted by Decani at 2:23 PM on December 8, 2011


And it's a commercial. After your eyes get wet (well, mine did), the words come up, "It's a wonderful world. Watch it with us."

It's a wonderful world. Why the hell are we dismantling and destroying it? (I don't know; I'll never understand people.)
posted by Listener at 2:59 PM on December 8, 2011


Aristocracy? Attenborough?

Well, he is a Sir now. And an OM, CH, CVO, CBE, FRS, FZS, and FSA, whatever the hell those are supposed to be. By the standards of countries that don't do titles of nobility, that's pretty aristo-sounding.

But you know to most Americans all Brits sound alike, or at least one of two camps -- cockney or duke. That's what enables so many of them to get hifalutin speaking jobs here. Most Americans think that Piers Frigging Morgan sounds aristocratic.

Attenborough will always be a VERY high-ranking member of the aristocracy of my heart, though. God, I love his programs. I'm halfway through "Life in the Undergrowth" currently.
posted by Fnarf at 3:44 PM on December 8, 2011


Insanely, as usual, the US broadcast of an Attenborough narrated natural history programme will be narrated by someone else. Alec Baldwin this time. Wonder how that is going to work in the final episode with David appears on screen. Was Baldwin with him on the shoot. Will be be substituted in the relevant shots like the actors in the various regional reshoots of silent films?
posted by feelinglistless at 3:49 PM on December 8, 2011


Insanely, as usual, the US broadcast of an Attenborough narrated natural history programme will be narrated by someone else.

Wait, what? WHAT? That is beyond insane, it's completely criminal. That's like buying the US release of a Beatles album and finding out the vocals have all been overdubbed by Frankie Avalon. What the hell?

I'll stick to the DVDs, thanks!
posted by Fnarf at 4:07 PM on December 8, 2011 [3 favorites]


Somebody mash this up with Satchmo, stat!
posted by goethean at 5:43 PM on December 8, 2011


Aristocracy? Attenborough?

I would gladly have David as king, and I'm a republican.
posted by londonmark at 11:20 PM on December 8, 2011


It made me go all sentimental about the BBC and reassured me that the license fee is for a good cause.
posted by knapah at 4:02 AM on December 9, 2011


David Attenborough encounters the amazing Lyrebird
posted by Deathalicious at 5:57 PM on December 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


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