Did you know?

Did you know...the voice of Brain from Pinky and the Brain is also the voice of Toucan Sam? It's true! You may already know that Brain is voiced by the effortless and talented Maurice LaMarche, but did you also know that:
1. He is also the voice of a billion other characters, such as Kif, Morbo, and my personal favourite, Hedonism Bot on Futurama, Fred Flintstone, Apache Chief, and tons others on Harvey Birdman, Alec Baldwin in Team America: World Police, etc etc etc. This guy's Wikipedia is as long as the entry for the Lincoln assasination.
2. Maurice LaMarche is Canadian? Weird, right?
3. He's the voice of Orson Welles in...everything they need the voice of Orson Welles. Like in Ed Wood; Orson Welles was the body and face of Vincent D'Onofrio and dubbed-over voice of Maurice LaMarche. If you want to watch something truly funny, watch this:

Did you know...that Freddie Mercury was Indian? Weird but true! Freddie Mercury was born Farrokh Bulsara in Zanzibar (which also happens to be a popular strip club in Toronto. Zanzibar, that is, not Farrokh Bulsara). Anyways, he went to boarding school in Mumbai and had a younger sister named Kashmira. His parents are Bomi and Jer. I swear to god, I had to look this up about 10 times because seriously - have you ever seen a guy you were more sure was named Freddie Mercury at birth?

Did you know...Winona Ryder was nominated for an Academy Award? Yes, star of such Awards-show fodder as Mr. Deeds, Alien Resurrection, and Boys (see how I didn't mention Heathers? Because DOYE Heathers rules my life) was once considered a good enough actress that she should possibly, maybe get an award for it. In 1993, Winona Ryder was nominated for her role as May Welland in The Age of Innocence, but lost out to Anna SOOKEH Paquin for her role as an adorable moppet in The Piano. I'm going to guess it was a mistake on the part of the voting academy because - also nominated that year? Rosie Perez. I KNOW! What the hell was up with '93?

Did you know...that badass Homicide detective Lennie Briscoe is the voice of Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast? This shocked the hell out of me, since there was no one more no-nonsense and cool than Jerry Orbach; heck, just hearing his voice made me ground myself for a week with no TV. And yet, in 1991 Jerry Orbach recorded the voice of Lumiere, the bi-curious sex addict/candelabra. AND sung all of Lumiere's songs too. Here's a funny thought: imagine Sam Waterston voicing Lumiere; it's hilarious, right?

Did you know...
that the star of the Smashing Pumpkin's Tonight, Tonight is Spongebob Squarepants? Well, not Spongebob himself, obviously, but his voice - Tom Kenny. And if you're too old to know Spongebob, then you know Kenny from Mr. Show, or...uh...well, if you have kids, he's a pretty big deal. If you look at his Wiki page, you'll see that even though he is rolling in Krusty Krab dollars (they smell like chum) he STILL works. He doesn't have to work another day in his life, and yet he's still auditioning and voicing cartoons (well, any cartoon that needs a very high, squealy voice). Oh, also in Tonight, Tonight? Kenny's real-life wife Jill Talley, who he's been married to for 17 years. Adorable!!!! Watch the video and swoon:

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