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Episode 187: Nerdist Podcast
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Nerdist Podcast: Rob Paulsen and Maurice LaMarche

Rob Paulsen and Maurice LaMarche are LEGENDS of the voice over world. Between the two, you’ve heard them in Animaniacs, Ninja Turtles, Jimmy Neutron, The Simpsons, Back at the Barnyard, Justice League, Dexter’s Lab, Ultimate Spiderman, Futurama, Looney Tunes, Toucan Sam, Harvey Birdman, Johnny Bravo, and together as PINKY AND THE BRAIN. I love these guys so much and how they play off one another that I had them on together. “Countries of the World” and Orson Welles are GUARANTEED in this episode. I promise it will make you happy on a deep, deep level. Language alert for tiny ears! There’s a bit of swearing (when is there NOT on this show?) but lots of fun and hugs, too!

Follow @yakkopinky and @mauricelamarche on Twitter and check out Rob’s podcast!

Today’s episode is sponsored by Go to for a free audio book download!

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  1. VR says:

    So glad the Andrea Romano episode got me to go back and find this. It’s pure gold top to bottom.

  2. John says:

    This just might be one of the best episodes of a podcast ever. I felt my childhood flashing before my eyes and it was wonderful. Thank you so much for that. Please please please Chris, bring back more voice actors.

    PS Chris’ Bjork was amazing and I have got to hear it more often. Could easily give Matt Besser a run for this money.

  3. Peter says:

    Luv’d it!! I also was the big guy who got picked on, and from Canadia xD, and did voices back in the day, wishes I chose that path and possibly worked with these amazing guys!! I grew up on Don Adams etc THroat wrecked from meds now, can’t do them all but like Pollack said, some of our heroes are dead and kids these days won’t know them

  4. Graham says:

    Probably listened to this about 50 times. One of my favorite casts!

  5. Christopher says:

    Where is the link to the outtake that Chris was talking about? I’m dying to hear that!!

  6. gridsleep says:

    Never mind. I see you can position the ‘cast cursor, but by clicking, not dragging. Eh.

  7. gridsleep says:

    This is my second post. Which is to emphasize that you need a comment utility like U2b has. You can post a comment on U2b WITHOUT STARTING THE PODCAST FROM THE BEGINNING!!!! It was very annoying a few seconds ago, when I posted my first comment in the ‘cast, and it STARTED THE AUDIO FROM THE BEGINNING!!! And there’s NO WAY TO MOVE THE CURRENT POINT!!! I had to start listening to it from the beginning. It’s not very flattering when the Nerdists are technologically behind U2b.

  8. gridsleep says:

    Great ‘cast. A treat to hear P&B get groady.

    Sorry I can’t support y’all directly, but I don’t like audio books. I don’t like being read to. It’s too slow. I didn’t like it when I was a kid, either. I was reading science fiction when I was 3.

  9. Pete Zarria says:

    Between these two, Frank Welker, Charlie Adler, and Peter Cullen, they pretty much voiced my entire childhood.

  10. Christian says:

    This is by far my favorite episode! Others are great too but I laughed so hard with this episode.

  11. Lacy says:

    I want these two on the Nerdist show on BBC America!

  12. Kelly says:

    I adore this podcast, and I think this is honestly my favorite episode out of all of them. Both guests are hilarious off the cuff, and some of the stories they share are absolutely amazing. It was neat, too, to have that connection of Chris working with Rob.

    Also, Pink & the Brain.. my childhood.

  13. Maetch says:

    Great show. It’s great to know that Rob can still belt off the Nations of the World without missing a beat.

    It would’ve been awesome if Maurice did a bit from his time on The Tick as “The Evil Midnight Bomber (What Bombs At Midnight)”.

  14. Matthew Bernier says:

    My brain has officially exploded This podcast is awesome

  15. miranda says:

    whoa my childhood has just been blown up, but in a good way, that was some funny funny stuff. that’s one to definitely to D/L and listen many more times.

  16. Patty says:

    Holy cheese! This is the funniest podcast, I thought I was going to liss. Can you get these guys their own podcast? I’d pay to listen to them.

  17. Animeexpofans says:

    OMG! THIS IS SO LOL! I love these guys, you sir are a genius!

  18. Duey! says:

    I cannot begin to tell you how fantastic this episode is. When I first saw “Pinky” and “Animaniacs” I felt as if cartoons had gone to a whole other level. Brilliant voices and songs, smart writing. Unsung heroes, indeed. I have just ppout “Pinky” into my Blockbuster queue. CAN’T WAIT.

  19. Toonsmyth says:

    OUTSTANDING! What a fascinating and entertaining podcast! I’m going to edit that clip of Pinky and the Brain cursing and animate it! Keep an eye out for it on my YouTube channel!

  20. Gabster says:

    Best episode so far. Seriously, I thought Casa De Queso was it, but… I have never giggled so much as when I heard Pinky and the Brain curse.
    It was almost like a child’s taboo, like seeing a teacher when you go to the movies, or finding out who that person next to you was in the bathroom; as soon as they started making weird noises you peeked under the stall to see their shoes, and looked for them once you got out.
    This was great.

  21. emiLyQ says:

    Definitely one of the most awesome episodes! The song sent shivers through my body and left a smile pasted on my face. It allowed me to get over my shock after hearing the name John Paragon. John Paragon is my #1 comedy hero. I would love love love LOVE to hear him on The Nerdist podcast. Also, Paul Reubens and Cassandra Petersen. Work on that, k? Thanks.

  22. Jenny says:

    Peed my pants laughing at work.
    Thank you!

  23. Qella says:

    I have now used this episode to introduce like 6 people to the podcast. I have listened numerous times. Some of us have actually gone back to watch Pinky and the Brain. I need to go get Rob’s little podcast. BRILLIANT!!!


  24. croon says:

    %#”&ing… amazing… episode.

  25. SayntMykl says:

    Dani and I enjoyed this immensely! Truly one of the best! I, like Rob, had to pull my car over to laugh. Keep up your good work!

  26. Daws says:

    Best episode of the podcast! I was either grinning ear to ear or laughing! And let me just say, when Paulsen did “Countries of the World”…I actually started to tear up. Memories of me rushing home as a kid to watch Animaniacs came flooding back at that moment. Great episode and those guys are something else.

  27. Even after all the fantastic guests to date this has to be my favourite episode ever.

    I sat in my car once I got to work until it was finished

    Thanks SOOOO much for making it happen!

  28. Phil says:

    Great Ep. Easily one I could relisten to…

  29. Shana Dumblond says:

    You could have these two on every episode and I would be totally okay with it! I have loved Mr. Lamarche since the now infamous 9th Annual Young Comedians Special and hearing Mr. Paulsen call Mr. Hardwick “Chrissy” over and over was aaaaamazing! Needless to say, when they did Pinky and The Brain, I wet myself.
    Thank you for a most excellent episode!!

  30. Stuvius says:

    Please actually make that shirt! “Maurice LaMarche is his own sovereign nation.”

  31. Bubafettt says:

    This is brilliant! One of my favorite episodes of all podcasting. I would love to hear an interview with Tom Kenny. I know he briefly appeared on a live episode, but I’d live to hear more from him.

  32. Sylvia says:

    MIGHTY MAX!!!!

  33. solomon says: