Despite having severely damaged the ole vocal cords with over a decade of chain-smoking and boozing, I can talk Towelie, Mackey, Butters, Timmy, Jimmy, Nibblet and Kitty. And most obviously, Ned - by far the easiest voice on the show.
No chance of doing a Cartman voice without a pitch and timbre changer, which is seemingly used for most voices on the show.
Incidentally, Matt once said that he and Trey had initially wanted to do Chef's voice themselves (by lowering the pitch), but Comedy Central disagreed:
Matt Stone, from a transcript of "Fresh Air" (date: 10/24/04)
Actually with Chef--Trey and I were doing all the voices, and we actually--me or Trey wanted to do that voice. We were going to be like, 'Hey, what's going on, children?' and just kind of do that voice ourselves. And we were going to pitch it down, so it was really, really low, like an older black man's voice, how they can just be really, really low. And we wanted to do it ourselves. At the time Comedy Central was like, 'You can't do that.' And it's kind of true in a lot of Disney cartoons and a lot of other cartoons, they won't let their gender--Their gender?--race specific with the voiceover; they won't allow a white person to do a black person's voiceover. They probably don't care the other way. But at the time they were like, 'You know, you need to have a black person do this.' And we were like, `Well, you know, we have this character who sings all these soul songs.' I was like, 'Why don't we get ...?'
So we had a really short list. It was--Isaac Hayes was our first choice. Then I think we had Lou Rawls on there. And what's the other guy? Barry White. And so we sent out tapes to them to them. I don't think we ever heard from Lou Rawls. Barry White respectfully declined because he's a very Christian man, and he thought it didn't reach his standards. We sent out 'The Spirit of Christmas.' And Isaac Hayes called back and said, 'Sure, I'll do it.'
So Trey and I flew to New York to record Isaac Hayes. We were so freaked out. You know, we'd never even worked with anybody except for our own friends in Colorado, and here we are doing Isaac Hayes. So then Isaac Hayes--he shows up, and he has no idea what he's going to do. So now we're sitting in the studio. He goes, 'All right, what's going on?' And his agent had basically just said, 'Yeah, you know, he's into it. He wants to do it.' But Isaac really was, like, just going to a gig to do a voiceover. And so we had to sit there and explain to him, 'Well, you're this big, fat black guy that lives in this little town in Colorado. You're the only black person there, and you sing soul songs.' And he was, like, 'OK. That sounds good.' So we were, like, 'All right.'
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KennyStanWendyFan wrote:Oh yeah, I can do Mr. Jefferson's voice pretty good. That's even scarier than being able to do Mr. Garrison and Mr. Slave, actually.
You can do Mr.Slave's voice? I can also do Saddam. I can also do Cartman when he wines. And I'm starting to do Tweek's voice. The best overall (in my opinion) is Wendy.
EDIT: Terrance & Phillip and a pretty sh*tty Kyle voice.
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