Obligatory: The Michele Bachmann lip-reading clip

posted at 5:25 pm on October 5, 2011 by Allahpundit

Via Political Wire, it’s not the instant classic that the Perry lip-reading video was but it’s plenty good. The missing ingredient, of course, is the vocal impersonation. In the Perry clip, the voice was so spot-on that it ended up elevating a fun gimmick into a surreal goof on how incoherent he’s sounded at times during the debates. In this case, they give Bachmann’s accent the ol’ college try but can’t quite escape the cutesiness of having a guy play her. Someone needs to hire the producer (producers?) and give him a budget for pro voice actors, as there’ll be lots of comedy gold in them thar political hills to be mined over the next year. Maybe Arianna could pony up? Not her usual M.O., I know.

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Oh, that voice! Yikes!

madmonkphotog on October 5, 2011 at 5:29 PM

I think you loaded the actual Bachmann video by mistake.

I hear no difference.

portlandon on October 5, 2011 at 5:29 PM

It’s the voice, portlandon, that’s how you can tell it’s not really her.

Eren on October 5, 2011 at 5:31 PM

“I’m gonna break of a tree trunk in your shrimp.”

ronsfi on October 5, 2011 at 5:32 PM

If you listen to it without watching, it sounds just like Howard Dean in voice and substance.

a capella on October 5, 2011 at 5:34 PM

Bachmann does not save a pretzel for the gas jets.

Christien on October 5, 2011 at 5:34 PM

It’s the voice, portlandon, that’s how you can tell it’s not really her.

Eren on October 5, 2011 at 5:31 PM

Aha. I just thought she had a cold.

portlandon on October 5, 2011 at 5:35 PM

Lol. Now if only they would skewer the libs too, my happiness would be complete. C’mon, there has to be Pelosi, barney Frank, Maxine Waters gold in them there halls!

Fortunata on October 5, 2011 at 5:36 PM

Can’t wait for the Obama rendition of 2011/12, in his leftie appreciated “enraged” state of late.

Schadenfreude on October 5, 2011 at 5:37 PM

Its only a matter of time before someone uses an impersonator and uses half way plausible dialog. I hope someone does that to 0bama first. Or maybe someone already has and it is that guy who is living at 1600 right now?

pedestrian on October 5, 2011 at 5:38 PM

Do it silly lady jackpot silly poopy pants!

batterup on October 5, 2011 at 5:38 PM

Jackpot fishypoopypants, you’re gonna wisht you could buy me a tin cup for all these nickels. I’m gonna get you.

Christien on October 5, 2011 at 5:39 PM

When’s the Megyn Kelly video come out!

Rovin on October 5, 2011 at 5:39 PM

“Obligatory”?

P.U. – this is to political comic-parody what “Friday” is to music (except it won’t be nearly as popular).

whatcat on October 5, 2011 at 5:40 PM

Aha. I just thought she had a cold.

portlandon on October 5, 2011 at 5:35 PM

uhhhh…well, maybe I’m wrong…

Eren on October 5, 2011 at 5:41 PM

Drudge “Dependent States of America

Schadenfreude on October 5, 2011 at 5:41 PM

Besides the voice, the music and whistling in the background need to go. Also, “Cut!” and clapboard detract.

Christien on October 5, 2011 at 5:42 PM

They got Carol Channing to do the voice over?

Vashta.Nerada on October 5, 2011 at 5:44 PM

She’s funny enough without the over-dub.

lexhamfox on October 5, 2011 at 5:46 PM

I’d chip in to hire BLR to do this for Ed, Tina, and the Boss Emeritus. I’m afraid if they did it to AP, it would make perfect sense–that or negative funny times funny still equals negative funny. ;p

Christien on October 5, 2011 at 5:48 PM

Lol. Now if only they would skewer the libs too, my happiness would be complete.

Granted, they’re not as good… but the guys from Rifftrax have you covered:

Hillary Unschooled Babies:
http://youtu.be/-CwunbOURM8

Obama Will Make Change:
http://youtu.be/8f9lWeJQq_Y

Rude on October 5, 2011 at 5:48 PM

They need to stick to the guys. This doesn’t work with that voice.

Dawnsblood on October 5, 2011 at 5:57 PM

I cant wait to see the bad lip-read of Holder testifying.

AverageJoe on October 5, 2011 at 6:01 PM

Does she say N*ggerhead at the 1:30 mark?

carbon_footprint on October 5, 2011 at 6:07 PM

OT/ Sarah Palin is NOT running…

sandee on October 5, 2011 at 6:08 PM

OT: Levin reading statement from Palin. She’s not running.

BardMan on October 5, 2011 at 6:08 PM

Listening to Levin now.

bluefox on October 5, 2011 at 6:09 PM

NOT RUNNING

PappyD61 on October 5, 2011 at 6:10 PM

listening now. wow – making the announcement on levin.

sbvft contributor on October 5, 2011 at 6:13 PM

OT: SARAH IS NOT RUNNING IN 2012

cmsinaz on October 5, 2011 at 6:14 PM

It’s only appropriate that the news the Palin is not running broke on AP’s watch.

Rich, thick, bloggy goodness, ma frens!

Christien on October 5, 2011 at 6:14 PM

need a new thread allah…

cmsinaz on October 5, 2011 at 6:14 PM

This probably wasn’t her time, but she is young and has every chance of running in the future.

sandee on October 5, 2011 at 6:14 PM

Lol. Now if only they would skewer the libs too, my happiness would be complete. C’mon, there has to be Pelosi, barney Frank, Maxine Waters gold in them there halls!

Fortunata on October 5, 2011 at 5:36 PM

Definitely. In the meantime, here’s Bad Lip Reading on Obama: Trick the Bridesmaid

And Bad Lip Reading on Rebecca Black: Gang Fight

Splashman on October 5, 2011 at 6:23 PM

It stops being funny if only conservatives are skewered.

applebutter on October 5, 2011 at 6:39 PM

Okay, it stops being funny if Allahpundit only posts conservatives being skewered.

applebutter on October 5, 2011 at 6:41 PM

Sounds like Carol Channing trying to impersonate Mrs. Bachmann.

uber-con on October 5, 2011 at 7:03 PM

Yeah, I’ll wait for them to do little Bammie.

slickwillie2001 on October 5, 2011 at 7:08 PM

Geesh. At least get a girl to do it.

Barrack on October 5, 2011 at 7:45 PM

The Hispanic piranha prom had one Jew person.

bitsy on October 5, 2011 at 10:17 PM

Awesome.

Aronne on October 5, 2011 at 11:06 PM

I don’t think they were “skewering” her. I think it’s just goofy fun. They did one of Obama that wasn’t nearly as funny.

I can’t wait to see more. :)

Book on October 5, 2011 at 11:37 PM