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HUMOR:
'I Won't Cook On Christmas' ...
Reality Parody Of Classic Song


By Natalie Stanfield Thomas
Voice Actor & Audio Producer

One of the fun aspects of being a voice actor / writer / audio producer is getting to do some things for pure entertainment; parody productions are a classic example of that.

During the holiday season, most folks think about all the things they get to eat, while mom is busy thinking of all the things she'll be busy preparing.

I wrote I Won't Cook On Christmas as a tongue-in-cheek answer to that, along with my friend Denny Brownlee, who is also the VO in the background of this song.

Click to enjoy it now ...



You don't know Denny's name but you know the talent. He did the Blue Christmas recording that was done back in 1984 with radio icons John Boy and Billy, produced as a single in 1985 as Seymour Swine and the Squealers.

He's kinda quiet, so only the people who bothered to go digging on The Big Show's FAQ page, or knew him personally would know that about him. Well he's finally coming out of the woodwork and pursuing some VO work full-time.

As we were playing around with the song, it began to take on almost a "protest meets the Bunkers" attitude that seemed to work, so we kept it.

I hope you enjoy it!

To contact Natalie:
Email: natalie@nataliesvoice.com
Web: www.nataliesvoice.com

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Comments (8)
Jack Bair
12/21/2011 at 3:56 PM
Loved it!
Scott Fortney
12/21/2011 at 12:53 PM
Fabulous!! Nice job Natalie and Denny. Good to hear you, Denny. Keep it coming! You're too talented not to come out of the woodwork. Thanks for sharing this, Natalie. You continue to amaze me!
Chuck Davis
12/21/2011 at 12:34 PM
Natalie and Denny...that's a whole mess of holiday fun there! Great job.

BTW - Denny - Seymore is a holiday tradition around my house. I was introduced to him while I was at WAAF (for 18 years worth of Christmas's).

Question - Who is the guy in that recording who's absolutely loosing it in the BG?
John Florian
12/21/2011 at 10:51 AM
Natalie,
I'm listening again and again, and can't let go of you and Denny. Still smiling!
Linda Ristig
12/21/2011 at 10:33 AM
What a hoot! I loved it! Nice job, Natalie and Denny! I'm going to play it for our family while I'm cooking our dinner for Christmas...lol!
Greg Downey
12/21/2011 at 9:52 AM
Natalie, your hope was realized...I thoroughly enjoyed it! Thanks for bringing a smile to this tired face this morning.
Rosi Amador
12/21/2011 at 9:27 AM
Go Natalie! What fun. Needed this today. Don't cook a thing, girl! But I do wish you could come by to my house, as Brian is going to make duck tamales - as long as I don't have to cook it's okay by me ;-)
Denny Brownlee
12/21/2011 at 8:24 AM
Oh what fun it is to hear... that bit was fun - and that Natalie did a fine job singing - but the guy in the background - wow! He was phenomenal - truly one of the finest "background secondary characters" to ever grace my ears, and I'm not just saying that because it was me... okay, well,yes... yes.. i...am...oh dear...oh my... I'm so embarrassed... think I'll go back into the woodwork again.... Nice work Natalie - and thanks for thinking of me.... if you need me I'll be blending in with the paneling...with a bag over my head....
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