Hank Azaria Gave ‘Simpsons’ Voices To ‘The Wizard Of Oz’


MY FIRST GUEST THIS EVENING IS A
SIX-TIME EMMY AWARD WINNER WHO STARS AS A FOUL-MOUTHED BASEBALL
ANNOUNCER IN “BROCKMIRE,” NOW IN ITS THIRD SEASON. PLEASE WELCOME BACK TO “THE LATE
SHOW” HANK AZARIA! ♪ ♪ ♪
( APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: HOW ARE YOU?>>HELLO, THERE!>>Stephen: NICE TO SEE YOU
AGAIN.>>NICE TO BE SEEN, THANK YOU.>>Stephen: IT’S BEEN TOO
LONG, IT’S BEEN TOO LONG.>>QUITE A WHILE. A MONTH OF SUNDAYS AS MY AUNT
USED TO SAY.>>Stephen: YOU ARE, I THINK
IT’S GENERALLY AGREED A VERY FUNNY PERSON.>>I THOUGHT YOU WERE GOING TO
SAY HANDSOME, BUT THAT’S ALL RIGHT.>>Stephen: YOU ARE. THAT IS PART OF THE PROBLEM WITH
HANK AZARIA. I DON’T KNOW IF I HAVE SAID THIS
TO YOU BEFORE. IF I HAVE SAID THIS TO YOU
BEFORE I DON’T CARE. ARE YOU AWARE THERE IS A
CONTROVERSY AROUND YOU IN THE COMEDY COMMUNITY?>>WHAT NOW, GOD.>>Stephen: IT’S THAT YOU ARE
PHYSICALLY FIT. THIS IS NOT WHAT A COMEDIAN IS
SUPPOSED TO LOOK LIKE WHEN HIS SHIRT IS OFF. THAT IS NOT IT. THERE ARE A LOT OF LOOKS COMED
RANS SUPPOSED TO HAVE. THIS ISN’T ONE. YOU AND JOEL McKALE, BOTH
FUNNY, BOTH WITH FIZEEKS. I DON’T LIKE IT.( LAUGHTER )
>>WELL –>>Stephen: ANSWER FOR
YOURSELF.>>THE WAY I FILLED OUT THE
LITTLE BATHE SUIT WAS KIND OF FUNNY.>>Stephen: THAT WAS VERY
NICE.>>YEAH, THAT WAS “ALONG CAME
PAULEY.” THAT WAS MANY YEARS AGO.>>Stephen: SURE, YOU USED TO
GO TO THE GYM.>>YES, I WENT– NOTHING SCARES
YOU INTO THE GYM LIKE KNOWING YOU’RE GOING TO BE NAKED, OR
EVEN WORSE, IN A SPEEDO, IN A MOVIE.>>Stephen: DO YOU DO THAT
OFTEN? HAVE YOU BEEN NAKED RECENTLY?>>AT HOME, SURE.>>Stephen: REALLY. HOW DARING.>>THEY OFTEN ASK ME TO TAKE OFF
MY CLOTHES IN MOVIES, AND EACH TIME THAT THEY DO, I RUN TO THE
GYM LIKE A NUT. BUT NOW I– I LIKE WORK OUT. IT KEEPS ME KIND OF SANE AND
HAPPY.>>Stephen: SURE.>>WORK OUT A LOT.>>Stephen: I HEAR GREAT
THINGS.>>THANKS A LOT. DO YOU NOT WORK UP ON THE?>>I KIND OF DO. FOUR DAYS A WEEK I DO. I GET UP IN THE MORNING TO DO
IT, BUT MY HEART’S NEVER REALLY IN IT.>>BUT DO YOU ACTUALLY —
>>Stephen: I ACTUALLY WORK OUT, I ACTUALLY WORK OUT, YEAH,
YEAH.>>I TRY TO DO IT EVERY DAY. THERE ARE SOME DAYS EYE CALL
THEM “NOPE DAYS.”>>Stephen: NOPE DAYS?>>WHERE I DO MY BEST TO GET
THERE, MUSIC ON, TREADMILL, HIT THE BUTTON, ONE, TWO, STEPS–
NOPE. AND OFF I GO.>>Stephen: IS THIS A PRIVATE
GYM OR ARE THERE OTHER PEOPLE THERE?>>I RECENTLY DID IT RIGHT IN
PUBLIC. WE WERE ACTUALLY VACATIONING IN
LOVELY KEY BISCAYNE, FLORIDA, AND I GOT TO BE FRIENDLY WITH
THE– THE GUY WHO RUNS THE PLACE THERE, BECAUSE THEY KNOW I WORK
OUT A LOT, STEPHEN, AS YOU POINTED OUT TO YOUR AUDIENCE. I DID ONE OF THOSE “NOPE”
THINGS. ONE, TWO, NOPE, OFF I GO. AND HE WAS LAUGHING AT ME. WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU! THAT’S MY IMPRESSION OF THAT
GUY. THE NEXT DAY I CAME BACK WITH MY
WIFE, CAME BACK TO THE GYM WITH MY WIFE, WHO IS ONLY SEVEN YEARS
YOUNGER THAN I AM, I MIGHT ADD, AS WE’RE SIGNING IN HE SAYS TO
HER, “OH, MRS. AZARIA, YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN YOUR DAD
YESTERDAY!”( LAUGHTER )
I SWEAR TO GOD THAT’S TRUE.>>Stephen: OW!>>I KNOW.>>Stephen: OW!>>TO WHICH SHE SAID, WHAT?”
“YOUR DAD, YOUR DAD. TWO STEPS ON THE MACHINE AND
THEN HE GOT OFF.” I SAID, DO YOU THINK THAT I AM
HER FATHER?” AND HE SAW THE LOOK ON MY FACE
AND HE SAID, “I WAS KIDDING! I WAS KIDDING.” SO HOW GOOD CAN I LOOK? I WISH I HAD THAT PICTURE. I COULD HAVE SHOWN IT TO HIM.>>Stephen: CARRY IT AROUND
WHEREVER YOU GO. NOW, YOU’RE IN THE 30th
SEASON OF THE LONGEST RUNNING SHOW EVER ON TELEVISION, “THE
SIMPSONS.”>>CORRECT.>>Stephen: YOU’VE BEEN IN
EVERY SINGLE ONE.>>EVERY SINGLE ONE. CHEAPER CHOPPER.>>Stephen: 658 OR SOMETHING
LIKE THAT, SOMETHING LIKE THAT.>>SOMETHING IN THE MID-600s. AND YOU HAVE HAD SOME AMAZING
GUEST STARS OVER THE YEARS. DO YOU GET TO BE WITH THEM. I GOT TO DO ONE SMALL PART. AND I WAS IN A BOOTH IN NEW YORK
AND IT GOT SAT LIGHT OUT THERE. DO YOU GET TO BE WITH THE GUEST
SHOWS.>>USUALLY NOT. I CAN ONE HAND THE PEOPLE WHO
WERE WITH US. MEL GIBSON WAS AT THE TABLE
READ. STEPHEN HAWKING CAME TO THE
TABLE READ. I KNOW, APPARENTLY, HE WAS A
HUGE FAN OF THE SHOW. AND HE DID THE SHOW. HE EVEN RECORDUDE KNOW, HE SPOKE
THROUGH AN ELECTRONIC VOICE BOX. HE ACTUALLY DID THAT HIMSELF AND
THEY ANIMATED TO THAT. BUT THE DAY HE CAME, HE WAS
SUPER LATE, LIKE, 10 MINUTES, 20 MINUTES, 30 MINUTES —
>>Stephen: AND YOU GUYS WERE ALL WAITING AROUND THE TABLE.>>WE’RE ALL WAITING, REALLY,
LIKE, 80 OF US GATHERED. AND THERE’S A THING IN HOLLYWOOD
IF A LUMINARY IS LATE PEOPLE START WHISPERING, “WHAT DO WE
DO? DO WE START? DO WE NOT START?”
THIS BECAME AN OPEN CONVERSATION. AND THIS IS THE FUNNIEST WORD BY
A HUMAN BEING. AND HARRY SHEARER WHO PLAYS A
LOT OF THE VOICES ON “THE SIMPSONS” WITHOUT LOOKING UP
FROM HIS NEWSPAPER SAID, “DOES THE MAN HAVE NO CONCEPT OF
TIME?”( LAUGHTER )
>>Stephen: THAT’S PRETTY GREAT.>>PRETTY GOOD.>>Stephen: THAT’S PRETTY
FANTASTIC.>>NOT BAD.>>Stephen: NOW, YOU HAVE A
10-YEAR-OLD SON.>>HE’LL BE 10 IN JUNE.>>Stephen: 10 IN JUNE, HAPPY
BIRTHDAY.>>THANK YOU.>>Stephen: AND IS HE– IS HE
IMPRESSED WITH YOUR ABILITY TO DO VOICES? BECAUSE, HOW MANY VOICES DO YOU
DO, LIKE, 100 OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT?>>I’VE DONE OVER 100 ON THE
“THE SIMPSONS.” I’VE WAY LOST COUNT. HE IS NOW. WHEN– MY AFORMENTIONED WIFE
WHEN SHE WAS PREGNANT, WE RAN INTO THE LATE AND LOVELY ROBYN
WILLIAMS, WHO I KNOW A BIT, I’VE WORKED WAY COUPLE OF TIMES. AND HE WARNED ME, HE SAID, YOU
KNOW, YOUR KID WHEN HE’S LITTLE WON’T LET YOU DO ANY VOICE. HE WON’T ALLOW IT.”>>Stephen: WON’T ALLOW IT.>>HE SAID, “ALL MY KIDS HATED
IT WHEN THEY WERE LITTLE.” AND HE WAS RIGHT, MY SON COULD
NOT STAND IF I READ A STORY,” AND THEN THE LAMB WALKED…” DAD, PLEASE, LET THE TEXT
BREATHE. LET THE WORDS LIVE. DON’T…>>Stephen: YOU’RE PUSHING,
YOU’RE PUSHING.>>YEAH, YOU’RE OVER THE TOP. BUT THEN AFTER A– THEN I HAD TO
AUDITION VOICES FOR HIM. BECAUSE IT WOULD SCARE HIM. LIKE A BEAR– “WELL, THE BEAR”–
DAD, NO, NO, NO.>>Stephen: TOO SCARY.>>SO BEARS HAD TO BE NERDY. I READ HEM THE ENTIRE FRANK BAUM
“WIZARD OF OZ” BOOKS, AND I CAST THEM ALL AS “SIMPSON” CHARACTER
S.>>Stephen: BUT HE DIDN’T
KNOW THAT.>>HE DOES NOT KNOW THAT. HE HASN’T SEEN THE SHOW YET.>>Stephen: WHO DID YOU CAST?>>I BELIEVE I HAD MO AS THE
SCARECROW. I FELT LIKE GOOD CASTING TO ME. HE HAD A LITTLE BIT OF AN EDGE,
YOU KNOW. THE SCARECROW– WHAT? THE SCARECROW DON’T HAVE NO
BRAIN.>>Stephen: NO BRAIN.>>SO THAT FIGURED MO. MO IS KIND OF A BRAINLESS GUY. “KEEP AWAY FROM ME WITH THAT
FIRE, ARE YOU NUTS? I MIGHT HAVE NO BRAIN, BUT YOU
HAVE NO BRAIN PAL.” AND CHIEF WIGGIN WAS THE
COWARDLY LION. THAT’S EASY. “I’M SCARED! I DON’T WANT TO GO IN THERE.” SO MY SON SOME DAY IS GOING TO
SEE “THE SIMPSONS” AND THINK IT WAS ALL RIPPED OFF FROM “THE
WIZARD OF OZ.”>>Stephen: WELL, WE’RE BACK
IN SEASON, WHAT, THREE, OF “BROCKMIRE.”>>THREE, ABOUT TO PREMIERE,
TOMORROW NIGHT. I DON’T KNOW WHAT NIGHT —
>>Stephen: TONIGHT IS FRIDAY.>>OH, THEN IT PREMIERED TWO
DAYS AGO.>>Stephen: ON WEDNESDAY, THE
SEASON REMERE OF “BROCKMIRE.” SHHH! NO ONE TELL.( LAUGHTER )
SHOW BUSINESS. ONE THING THAT HASN’T CHANGED
ABOUT “BROCKMIRE,” IS HIS JACKET.>>OH, YES.>>Stephen: AND I’M QUITE
HONORED THAT YOU BROUGHT THE ORIGINAL JACKET HERE TONIGHT. THERE GU. THAT IS– THIS IS ACTUALLY–
THIS IS NOT A TEST PATTERN. THIS IS ACTUALLY HIS JACKET. WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF THE
JACKET? WHERE DID YOU GET THIS?>>THIS JACKET– IT IS THE
ACTUAL JACKET I WEAR ON THE SHOW, KIDS. AND I– IT STARTED AS A SHORT ON
“FUNNY OR DIABETES,” ABOUT 12 YEARS AGO. THE NIGHT BEFORE WE SHOT “THE
SHORT,” I SAID IT SHOULD BE A LOUD PLAID LIKE THE BASEBALL
ANNOUNCERS I REMEMBER. AND I WALKED INTO A THRIFT STORE
ON LE BRAYA AND FOUND THIS JACKET ON THE RACK FOR 12 BUCKS. IT’S PROVEN TO BE IRREPLACEABLE. LIKE, WE TRIED TO COPY THE
PLAID. IT’S UNCOPIABLE FOR SOME REASON. I’M NOT KIDDING OPINION THEY
COULDN’T RECREATE IT. THEY CAME BACK AND SAID, “WE
CAN’T COPY THE JACKET.” I SAID, “DOES THIS SOMEHOW DEFY
SCIENCE? WHY NOT.” THEY COULDN’T DO IT.>>Stephen: I’M SURE IT SMELLS
HORRIBLE.>>Stephen: MMMM, THRIFT
STORE.>>100%, NATURAL POLYESTER.>>Stephen: SURE. THIS COAT WASN’T WOVEN. IT WAS EXTRUDED.>>IT’S INDESTRUCTIBLE. I’M NOT KIDDING IT’S
INDESTRUCTIBLE. YOU CAN’T WRINKLE WITH IT. I HAD TO TRAVEL WITH IT. I HAD TO STUFF IT INTO A
BACKPACK. AND I THOUGHT THE THING IS GOING
TO BE RUINED AND I HAVE TO WEAR IT. IT CAME OUT COMPLETELY PRISTINE.>>Stephen: YOU CAN’T WRINKLE
THIS.>>HERE, LET’S SIT ON IT. DO YOU WANT TO SIT ON IT, OR
REMEMBER I?>>Stephen: YOU SIT IT. THE CUSHIONS DON’T LIFT. CHECK BACK WITH ME AT THE END OF
THE INTERVIEW, YOU’LL SEE, THE JACKET, NOTHING WILL HAVE
HAPPENED TO THE JAX.( LAUGHTER )
YOU CAN’T HURT IT. AND IT’S PRICELESS TO ME. IT’S A SENTIMENTAL VALUE.>>Stephen: WHY WAS IT IN A
BACKPACK. WHY WERE YOU BACKPACKING WITH
THAT JACKET, HANK AZARIA?>>I WASN’T THROUGH THE WOODS.>>Stephen: YOU WERE
BACKPACKING ON THE LOTS OF HOLLYWOOD.>>I WAS ON MY MERRY WAY.>>Stephen: YOU NEVER KNOW
WHEN YOU’RE GOING TO A COCKTAIL PARTY. I HAVE AN IMPORTANT QUESTION.>>SURE.>>Stephen: CAN I SEE THE
JACKET NOW?>>OH, YES. LET’S CHECK IN ON THE JACKET. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE JIM
BROCKMIRE JACKET HAS BEEN HORRIBLY WRINKLED, RIGHT? HORRIBLY. COMPLETELY PRISTINE! ABSOLUTELY NOT A WRINKLE ON IT! THE MIRACLE OF POLYESTER!>>Stephen: SCIENCE! SCIENCE! “BROCKMIRE” AIRS WEDNESDAY
NIGHTS ON IFC. HANK AZARIA, EVERYBODY! WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH HENRY
LOUIS GATES, JR.

100 thoughts on “Hank Azaria Gave ‘Simpsons’ Voices To ‘The Wizard Of Oz’

  1. I love that they couldn't copy the pattern. I mean how? How could they not copy it lol

  2. That Hawking joke. I have to learn to swallow my drink earlier lol

  3. Hey, so this whole bit where Hank talks about utilizing the Simpsons characters in the Wizard of Oz…that takes up about a MINUTE of this entire 11 minute clip…so let's use THAT in the title for this video…

    Seems legit.

  4. Who would you pick as the Tin Man in Wizard of Oz. Thinking Kirk Van Houston (Can I borrow a Feeling) or Snake (Dude)( something about the Tin man having a Californian accent seems funny to me.)

  5. "just wait right here and ill be right back to cut your foreskins"

  6. Only thing i knew this guy from before i connected his voice to the simpsons was godzilla lol. The one with matthew broderick.

  7. Gotta say brockmire is an amazing comedy this guy is unbelievable

  8. He should do a SOLO rifftrax episode of the Simpsons voice overs on wizard of oz

  9. I always did voices when reading to my kids. My favorite voice to do was Captain Haddock in Tintin. In my opinion it would be boring to read all characters with the same voice.

  10. Almost as fawning as Stephen's interview(s) with Michael Avenatti!

  11. I wish Stephen could of asked about all the predictions of the future that the Simpsons made….

  12. Pretty sure Dr Who which started in 1963 is the longest running show on TV…

  13. Meet the press is thee longest running television show. I wish people would stop saying that. SNL, WWE, Simpsons, ext…

  14. "Does the man have no concept of time?!" – This wins the internet! 😀

  15. I once sang a version of "The Muffin Man" to my daughters as Arnold Schwarzenegger. To this day, they refer to The Running Man Governator Kindergarten Cop as "The Muffin Man".

  16. He also could do a brilliant Boris Karloff should they ever need one

  17. I would have loved to see this guy play jafar in the new Aladdin movie.

  18. Ironically when he stepped up to sit down, I saw he was "packing" and look Colbert gave me proof that he's "well endowed"! Huh… 👀👀👀😉😉

  19. 3:08 I've been assumed to be my wife's father and she's only 2½ years younger than me. It was after my beard and hair had gone quite gray – that's my excuse. She cheats slightly on her hair color and has no beard. The experience had both negative (looking older) and positive (having a young-looking wife) aspects.

  20. What can be said about Azaria other than … he is a most amazingly talented man.

  21. I only know him from Godzilla and his comic timing is so great!

  22. I knew he looked familiar but could never place it in Along Came Polly, Good things.

  23. Same thing happened to my boyfriend and I at the gym, the instructor said to me your Dad lifts alot of weights..

  24. Hmm, never noticed before that there are facial and mannerism similarities between Azaria and Robert Downey Jr.
    Radically different voices, though.

  25. That bathing suits feels like he’s wearing nothing at all nothing at all nothing at all

  26. So, Hank's son will be binge watching like 1000 Simpsons episodes when he turns 21?

  27. Re: the Brockmire jacket.
    Curt Gowdy. Has to be Curt Gowdy. Game of the week. And Tony Kubek should be sitting next to him in one that's every bit as ugly, but not as colorful. (My god I'm old)
    As I remember it:

    Gowdy: Great stop by Rico Petrocelli!
    Kubek: Mmmph!  (Color man of few words)  Followed by a Casey Stengel anecdote

  28. Brockmire is some of the most brilliant TV out there.

  29. I love his Chad Busby voice on The Simpsons…a take on Bob Fosse…spot on.

  30. His gay Cuban hair stylist character…Chazz Busby, a take on Broadway legend Bob Fosse…Cletus…are my favs

  31. The jacket looks like the one Rodney Dangerfield wore in Caddy Shack.

  32. Hate to break it to some people but The Simpsons is not the longest running TV show, WWE Monday Night Raw is the longest running TV show

  33. Why do people continue to praise and worship Stephen Hawkins?  Its nauseating.

  34. "Does the man have no concept of time?"
    Other than being one of the great theoretical physicist, Dr Hawking wrote a book called "A Brief History of Time."

    I only state this because I feel like that joke went /woosh for a lot of peeps. Cheers.

  35. He needs to do an audio book of the Wizard Oz, but with Simpsons voices. I would but that.

  36. Simpson sums to 33 in gematria. The Simpsons is linked with freemasonry. Check out Zachary Hubbard's channel for more info!

  37. The subtitles had them talking about starting with a sketch on "Funny or Diabetes". That would be a better name.

  38. My kids don’t like my voices either… half the time of which are bad impressions of Hank’s characters

  39. Hank Azaria and Jeremony Irons need to do a film together where they are some how related.

  40. my mum tells me that when i was little whenever she put on a voice when reading a story i used to grumpily say "read it properly".

  41. Look up the film run fat boy run with Hank and Simon Pegg in..its so funny in the locker room scene..check it out.

  42. Uh…what does he mean saying his ten-yr. old son has NEVER seen the 'Simpsons?**Yeah…Hawking did NOT have any true concept of time…he lost himself in an elaborate construct of "What if?" supported by calculus that became more and more convoluted until even he realized "This can't be right"  'Time' is nothing more a 'yard-stick that loops back onto itself' in terms of past/present/future tenses…the reality of the Universe dictates there is only a continuation of 'Now'

  43. I never noticed how much Hank Azaria sounds like Jon Stewart. Close your eyes and they sound the same.

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