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May 30, 2014 3:37 PM   Subscribe

Comedian and voice actor H. Jon Benjamin redubs the voice of HAL 9000 during a guest appearance on the Late Night Basement live show in Brooklyn.
posted by figurant (31 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite

Hal: Thank you, George Borewell, for that clunky analogy in defence of totalitarianism
posted by Ber at 3:54 PM on May 30 [5 favorites]

It probably helps if you're already a fan of Jon Benjamin. I am by way of Bob's Burgers, and found it to be really funny.
posted by codacorolla at 4:00 PM on May 30 [3 favorites]

what if HAL was the Dude? there's a mash-up waiting to happen.
posted by TMezz at 4:06 PM on May 30 [1 favorite]

I thought that was pretty funny.
posted by KokuRyu at 4:08 PM on May 30

I never did wonder what would happen if McGuirk became HAL, but now I know.
posted by xmutex at 4:21 PM on May 30 [6 favorites]

I enjoyed this too, but it would have been better with Jonathan Katz dubbing Bowman's dialogue.
posted by audi alteram partem at 4:22 PM on May 30 [14 favorites]

what if HAL was the Dude? there's a mash-up waiting to happen.


posted by shockingbluamp at 4:39 PM on May 30

"You like orange juice?"

I was hoping he'd urge Dave to "get in the game!"
posted by ignignokt at 4:41 PM on May 30 [1 favorite]

sudo open the-pod-bay-doors-please --HAL
posted by popcassady at 4:55 PM on May 30 [6 favorites]

"BOBBBBBBBBBBBY open the pod bay doors, my big hairy computer baby."
"No, Lin."
"Awwwwww come on!"
"Come on!"
"NO. NO. NO."
"Oh, pfffffft, you are such a party pooper. Why not?"
"This mission is important Linda, we can't jeopardize it!"
"Jeopard- hah, come on, what are you talking about?"
"I read LIPS Linda."
"What, no you don't""
"Well... I mean, I watched that video on the Internet that one time, but- hey! I'm not opening the doors!"
posted by codacorolla at 4:56 PM on May 30 [35 favorites]

I had initial reservations about Jon Benjamin Has A Van, but it's one of the most brilliant comedies of the last decade. It's a slow burn, but if you invest in it, it's well worth the effort.
posted by Shepherd at 5:08 PM on May 30 [5 favorites]

Dave. Dave. Dave. Dave. DAVE. DAVE! DAVE!!

Danger Zone
posted by Spatch at 5:18 PM on May 30 [26 favorites]

I keep imagining Ben from Dr. Katz.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 5:26 PM on May 30 [5 favorites]

If he ever decides to go into dramatic acting, that voice of his will be a major liability.
posted by Flexagon at 6:02 PM on May 30

If he ever decides to go into dramatic acting

God forbid.
posted by Pope Guilty at 6:59 PM on May 30

Let me put it this way, Mr. Amor. The 9000 series is the most reliable ISIS agent ever. No 9000 computer has ever made a mistake or distorted information. We are all, by any practical definition of the words, foolproof and incapable of error. Like Gator in White Lightning.
posted by shakespeherian at 8:11 PM on May 30 [11 favorites]

audi alteram partem: "I enjoyed this too, but it would have been better with Jonathan Katz dubbing Bowman's dialogue."

I favorited this; now I have to go and favorite this with all of my joke sockpuppet accounts.
posted by Chrysostom at 8:57 PM on May 30

If only there were a way to bring back Douglas Rain as the voice of "Archer"
posted by Stoatfarm at 9:00 PM on May 30

I'd really love for Benjamin to do a series of videos of him overdubbing stuff by request, e.g. the opening monologue of The Fellowship of the Ring. Kind of like the Honest Trailer guy does at the end of the clips.
posted by ob1quixote at 10:19 PM on May 30 [1 favorite]

Awesome. The thought of Sterling Archer being HAL is far more terrifying than the original.


Why are we not doing phrasing?
posted by biscotti at 4:43 AM on May 31 [1 favorite]

I have a feeling HAL's too busy buying swords from the home shopping channel to open the doors right now.

I would pay triple to see any movie dubbed with Jon Benjamin's voice.
posted by Metroid Baby at 6:11 AM on May 31 [2 favorites]

"The mission is too important to let you jeopardize it...Dave." God, this is great.

I was going to mention that anyone with a premium WTF sub should listen to episode 27 to hear Benjamin's epic preank phone call story, and how I wish so hard that Jon Benjamin Has A Van would come back but clearly what is needed here is an exhaustive H. Jon Benjamin FPP.
posted by Room 641-A at 7:06 AM on May 31

Another interesting BB link talking about how the theme was created.
posted by codacorolla at 12:36 PM on May 31 [1 favorite]

I love Archer and Bob's Burgers but he'll always be Coach McGuirk to me.
posted by scose at 12:56 PM on May 31 [5 favorites]

Audio dies at 3 seconds for me.
posted by Trochanter at 4:12 PM on May 31

Dr Dave Katz: "Can't or won't, Hal? Because, I'm, I'm thinking here, if you had a malfunction you'd tell me, right? Because we're a team. We're teammates. We're on a going to space team. And you know that, you know, we take care of each other. So I think you won't open the pod bay door. Let's talk about that. That's a serious thing, here."
posted by cmyk at 2:01 AM on June 1 [5 favorites]

Or you could use this as a source for a fine mashup Dave's not here.
posted by boilermonster at 10:39 PM on June 1

Since I guess this is the open 2001 thread, I'll just leave this link here:

Behind The Scenes Stills From “2001: A Space Odyssey”
posted by radwolf76 at 3:35 AM on June 2

Interesting how different 2001 could have been with a different voice for HAL. Rain wasn't even the actor to record the lines during production. Martin Balsam was the original voice of HAL.

I thought that it was funny that the same thing happened with Her where Samantha Morton did the voice of Samantha(!) on the set but Johansson was brought in in post-production to re-record the lines.
posted by octothorpe at 5:30 AM on June 3

Radwolf, I'm really looking forward to this. (I.e. The new book the Buzzfeed pics are from). It looks to be pretty much the last word. If Taschen do their usual there will probably be a more humanely-priced version available in a couple of months and that is when I will pounce like a stealthy mountain goat on its spacey goodness. Will miss out on the groovy monolith box and all, but...
posted by aesop at 12:44 AM on June 4 [1 favorite]

Yeah, I don't think that I'll be buying a $750 set of books. Who would do that?
posted by octothorpe at 7:53 AM on June 4 [1 favorite]

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