Does he do the Carlton too?
May 21, 2010 1:24 PM   Subscribe

Friday Fun --- Ian McKellen - Will Smith... the possibilities are endless!!

Josh Robert Thompson

Can we get this guy to the next meetup?
posted by pearlybob (28 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
The Morgan Freeman one is really good!!
posted by pearlybob at 1:25 PM on May 21, 2010

Aw, hell no you shall not pass.
posted by Babblesort at 1:28 PM on May 21, 2010 [2 favorites]

Holy effing cow that was incredible! Once I figured out what the hell was going on. I was waiting for Ian McKellan. I love the eyeball at the end.

This guy is a genius.
posted by Xoebe at 1:34 PM on May 21, 2010 [1 favorite]

Josh Robert Thomas is not the guy doing Ian McKellen. That's Hunter Davis.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 1:40 PM on May 21, 2010

You are totally right monju!! I messed that one up. I was so enamored by the Ian and Morgan impersonations that I didn't even realize it was the wrong guy!! Can a mod clean this up please?
posted by pearlybob at 1:44 PM on May 21, 2010

oh my god this is the greatest thing ever.
posted by shmegegge at 1:47 PM on May 21, 2010

His Charles in Charge is pretty hilarious too.

That being said, there's something about his Fat Cat routine that's just killing me.
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:48 PM on May 21, 2010

There's something odd about his McKellen videos--I think he's pitchshifting the audio.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 1:51 PM on May 21, 2010

Nothing against Josh but Hunter was definitely who merited the FPP. Sorry for the mix up.
posted by pearlybob at 1:55 PM on May 21, 2010

Ian McKellen and Will Smith in Six Degrees of Separation (1993)
posted by puny human at 2:16 PM on May 21, 2010

I would buy him a beer. And I'm cheap.
posted by Joe Beese at 2:17 PM on May 21, 2010

And just for fun: Sir Ian, On Acting.
posted by spec80 at 2:23 PM on May 21, 2010

Hunter Davis has the voice down pretty good, but that mugging is really distracting, even though I can see McKellen in it. My favorite McKellen impersonator is McKellen himself; he played an impersonator when he hosted SNL--IIRC, the "impersonator"'s Gandalf was really good, but his Magneto sucked, although I may be reversing those.
posted by Halloween Jack at 2:42 PM on May 21, 2010

Yes, Halloween Jack, you had it right. And the best part was he was introduced as the local Dr. Who impersonator, and did the whole sketch dressed as Tom Baker, wig and all. When asked how he got into Dr. Who impersonation, he said he was the only local who could do an English accent.
posted by piratebowling at 2:51 PM on May 21, 2010

Oh, you wacky YouTube commenters...

I would literally give my pinky finger to have sex with you, and during coitus´╗┐ you bust out Sir Ian McKellen on me. I could die a happy man.
posted by desjardins at 2:51 PM on May 21, 2010

spec80: "Click this, it makes it better."

Holy shit, it DOES. I can't stop giggling.
posted by brundlefly at 3:08 PM on May 21, 2010 [2 favorites]

Can we get this guy to the next meetup?

Ian McKellen has actually been to a mefi meetup.

Not joking.
posted by empath at 5:40 PM on May 21, 2010

Photo evidence
posted by empath at 5:43 PM on May 21, 2010 [4 favorites]

spec80: Click this, it makes it better.

Good lord, man, brilliant.
posted by WCityMike at 5:58 PM on May 21, 2010

Maybe it's the two or three glasses of wine, but I think this is the best thing I've ever seen, ever<>.
posted by The Lurkers Support Me in Email at 6:24 PM on May 21, 2010

I had somewhat of a crappy day today, the "Click this, it makes it better" has me in tears laughing. Much appreciated!
posted by milnak at 6:33 PM on May 21, 2010

This guy is totally and utterly awesome. I've been writing in my notebook all day Mr. Helmutdog Robert Thompson . Catchy, no? *sigh
posted by helmutdog at 6:53 PM on May 21, 2010

It bothers me that he gets some of the lyrics wrong - the voice impression is pretty good though.
posted by sycophant at 10:35 PM on May 21, 2010

posted by falcon at 11:38 PM on May 21, 2010

I think he is indeed lipsynching to his own prerecorded voice in the videos. Amazing voice, though.
posted by gubo at 7:19 AM on May 22, 2010

also, though it starts slowly, his bit about scientology is funny.
posted by shmegegge at 8:51 AM on May 22, 2010

So, strictly speaking that would be Hunter Davis doing an impression of Sir Ian McKellen playing Gandalf doing an interpretation of Will Smith reading the song he recorded as The Fresh Prince.
And people wonder how a filename could ever run up against the 226 character limit...
posted by PontifexPrimus at 1:15 PM on May 22, 2010

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