After watching that penguins movie that Morgan Freeman narrated, I found myself unable to stop saying “some will not survive” in my best Morgan Freeman voice (which isn’t that good). That makes this my favorite election story of the season. By any measure, it has to be best voice-over controversy since the Tom Waits Doritos case.
Here’s a fun last-minute scrap in Campaign 2010. B.J. Lawson, the Republican candidate against North Carolina Democratic Rep. David Price, ran a TV ad that featured a voiceover that sounded like Morgan Freeman. Then the campaign said it was Morgan Freeman — and then Morgan Freeman, who has in the past supported Democratic candidates such as President Obama, made it quite clear that it wasn’t him.
I pride myself on my ability to identify celebrity voice overs, and this definitely would have fooled me.