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South Park: The 5 Best (And 5 Worst) Guest Stars | ScreenRant

South Park’s success lies in the show’s sharp wit mixed with potty humor. Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s ability to lacerate pop culture, big issues and current events is also a big part of its popularity. It definitely doesn’t need celebrity guests to carry it, but the inclusion of cameo performances is often a fun part of the show.

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Many cameos were so perfectly done that they didn’t feel gratuitous at all, while some guest stars didn’t add much to the show, remaining in the background. Fans have their favorites, but some guest stars were clearly more well-received and executed than others.

10 Best: Radiohead As Themselves

Many of the best celebrity cameos on South Park are held by musicians. Radiohead starred in one of the most brutal episodes ever, season five’s “Scott Tenorman Must Die.” It’s such a South Park episode: they take a common trope, in this case, a bully playing a gross prank on Cartman, and turn it into an over-the-top revenge story.

When Cartman elaborately slays Scott’s parents and feeds them to him in a chili cook-off, he adds to the humiliation and disgust of the situation by ensuring that Radiohead is there to watch. They mock Tenorman and call him a crybaby while he sobs over his parents.

9 Worst: George Clooney As Sparky

In season one’s fourth episode, “Big Gay Al’s Big Gay Boat Ride,” George Clooney lends his vocal talents to… Sparky, the Marsh family dog. While the episode began as an offensive foray into dog behavior, it ended with more tolerance in a lesson about gay acceptance, even if it was still questionably delivered. It was a milestone for Comedy Central, but Sparky’s voice, which was just a few barks, really wasn’t all that impressive or important and had we not known, we never would have guessed Clooney was even involved.

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Clooney was much funnier in South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut as Dr. Gouache, a parody of his ER character, Dr. Douglas Ross. He replaced Kenny’s heart with a potato, giving him yet another death and proving what an incompetent doctor Gouache really was. So they blamed Canada, of course.

8 Best: Ozzy Osbourne As Himself

In season two’s 14th episode, “Chef Aid,” Ozzy Osbourne joined several other performers, including Ween, Primus, Elton John, Rancid, Devo, Rick James, DMX, Joe Strummer, and Meat Loaf, as guest stars in a concert to benefit the boys’ beloved Chef. The benefit itself was funny, including Chef’s own part in the fundraising, but Ozzy clearly had the best cameo.

Ozzy poked fun at his own trademark speech, claiming that he and Chef went way back, when Chef told him to “buy a pompadour hat” and he mistook it for “bite the head off a bat.” He then bit Kenny’s head off, giving the kid one of his best ever deaths.

7 Worst: Jay Leno As Mr. Kitty K

In season one, episode 13 dealt with Cartman’s mother and her personal life, which of course comes into play again later in the show. Jay Leno gave a lackluster and forgettable appearance as Cartman’s cat, Mr. Kitty. Like Clooney, Leno is sort of funny here because he’s a big name giving vocal talent to a few “mews,” but if you didn’t pay attention to the casting you wouldn’t even know he’s in the episode.

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Leno was much better as himself in “City on the Edge of Forever,” in which Mrs. Crabtree, the bus driver, unintentionally beats Carrot Top at his own game and becomes a comedic sensation.

6 Best: Robert Smith, Himself

One of the least embarrassing guest roles in the history of South Park went to Robert Smith of The Cure. Barbara Streisand fans may have not liked the first season’s 12th episode, “Mecha-Streisand,” but the hilarious episode broke both South Park and Comedy Central records.

Robert Smith plays the only beast in the Kaiju film parody who can defeat her, a giant moth who flings her into outer space. His fans loved the role, especially his young nieces and nephews, who consider it his highest achievement. As Smith leaves, with the sun setting in true heroic mode, Kyle calls out, “Disintegration is the best album ever!”

5 Worst: Richard Belzer As Loogie

In the first episode of season four, “The Tooth Fairy Tats 2000,” Richard Belzer starred Loogie, the leader of an organized crime ring centered around lost teeth. The show took a funny take on the tooth fairy myth and how the minds of children work when it comes to money, but Belzer, a great comedian, could have easily been used in a more suitable setting for his talents, even if the tooth fairy could be considered a great conspiracy.

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It’s not even that Belzer was a terrible guest, but that there were so many guest roles on the show used in better capacities. Belzer would be a fantastic addition to the show as a regular who comes up with conspiracy theories.

4 Best: Malcolm McDowell, Narrator

In season four, episode 14, Parker and Stone decide to mock the classic novel Great Expectations with an episode called, “Pip.” None of the regular boys were featured in the episode, which starred the titular character. Stone dubbed it one of their worst episodes, even though many fans appreciated the parody.

Malcolm McDowell was the narrator of the episode, but he was listed as “British Person.” He was incredibly funny and did a beautiful job, but fans can’t help but wish he’d also been cast in a more nefarious role in another episode of the show, given his previous villainous characters.

3 Worst: Norman Lear As Benjamin Franklin

Season seven’s fourth episode, “I’m A Little Bit Country,” was also the show’s 100th episode, and it took on the Iraq War, pitting citizens in the town for and against it against one another to the point where they, too, are at war. Cartman meets Ben Franklin while in a coma and asks him his own opinion.

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Franklin is voiced by Norman Lear, actor and founder of People for the American Way, and he diplomatically gave Cartman advice that pretty much sounded like having your cake and eating it, too, suggesting that America go to war but also allow protest, as both are necessary.

2 Best: Korn As Themselves

The best South Park Halloween episode, and one of the show’s best episodes ever, “Korn’s Groovy Pirate Ghost Mystery” dealt with a missing corpse used as a puppet, pirate ghosts (ghost pirates), and the best celebrities featured on the show: Korn!

The band was given enough lines to actually mean something in the episode, sure, but they were also fantastic lines that juxtaposed against Korn’s nu metal image and performance on the show, making them sound like a wholesome game of super sleuths a la Scooby Doo. They even had a goofy creature sidekick, “Niblet,” who played the part of Scooby.

1 Worst: Bill Hader As Farmer #2

Actor Bill Hader voiced a farmer in the seventh episode of South Park’s 15th season, “You’re Getting Old.” The cynical episode was a good one, but Hader was a bit wasted as a farmer after Randy’s underwear. It was funny, but Hader’s such a comedic genius that he really needed a bigger role to work with.

Stone and Parker had to know that Hader had much more potential, because not only did he guest star several more times, but he gave a great performance in season 17’s first episode, “Let Go, Let Gov,” as Alec Baldwin, which is the honorable mention for the best of this list. He’s been many other characters since.

NEXT: South Park: The 10 Worst Things Cartman Has Ever Done


2019-07-11 04:07:46

Sara Schmidt

Watch Avengers: Endgame Stars Play MCU Pictionary

The (other) artistic talents of the Avengers: Endgame cast were put to test by directors Anthony and Joe Russo in a Marvel themed Pictionary game. With just a couple more days (or hours, depending on the country) to go before the release of Avengers: Endgame, the studio is hard at work reminding fans to not spoil the film and sharing the last bits from the promo tour.

Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame is the culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we have come to know it, though not the end of Phase 3 as it was believed. The last Avengers film will also be a goodbye to heroes like Thor, Iron Man, and Captain America – for contractual reasons, that is. The story will not only be an emotional ride for fans but also for the cast, especially the original Avengers, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have fun on their last press tour together.

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Marvel Entertainment shared a fun video with the stars of Avengers: Endgame playing a quick round of Pictionary – Marvel themed, of course. Appropriately named “Avengers: Endgames,” directors Anthony and Joe Russo served as moderators while the original Avengers – Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, and Jeremy Renner – showed their drawing skills. Their real talent, however, is guessing what their co-star is drawing. You can watch the video below.

The first time we saw this group together on the big screen was in 2012 in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, and they have been working closely ever since, regrouping in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War (minus Thor and Hulk), and Avengers: Infinity War. After the events in Infinity War, the surviving heroes in the MCU are Rocket Raccoon, Scott Lang/Ant-Man, Nebula, Okoye, War Machine, M’Baku, Captain Marvel, and the original Avengers roster. Avengers: Endgame will see the combined efforts of these characters to bring back those who didn’t make it after the snap and defeat Thanos once and for all.

The cast’s chemistry has been undeniable since the beginning, both on and off screen, and they have shown that they truly have become a family after all these years. It’s heartwarming watching them have fun on their last promo tour together, and whatever happens to their characters in Avengers: Endgame and beyond, they will all have a special place in the lives of many Marvel fans all over the world as the team that went through thick and thin together, and the cast that had the most fun outside the set.

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Source: Marvel Entertainment


2019-04-24 03:04:42

Adrienne Tyler

Roman Reigns & More Stars Move to SmackDown in WWE’s Superstar Shakeup

WWE concluded its annual Superstar Shakeup event tonight, and here’s a list of all the wrestlers newly headed to Tuesday nights for SmackDown. For all the time WWE has had a brand extension, part of the fun has always been when wrestlers jump between shows, whether as a surprise or as part of a scheduled event. While nothing will ever be as captivating for fans as when stars from the WWF, WCW, and ECW hopped between promotions in the 1990s, the brand extension allows WWE to at least create a sense of division between the rosters that makes it (at least in theory) special when somebody crosses over.

Last night on Raw, WWE began its 2019 edition of the Superstar Shakeup, in which people from Raw, SmackDown, developmental brand NXT, and cruiserweight show 205 Live end up finding new homes within the company. Raw’s biggest acquisition was no doubt multi-time WWE champion AJ Styles,  although they also scored top tag team The Usos, and legendary high flyer Rey Mysterio. We covered the full list of wrestlers to jump to Raw last night, and now it’s time to do the same for SmackDown.

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As with Styles’ move to Raw, SmackDown came away with a clear front runner for biggest acquisition, that being Roman Reigns, a multi-time WWE champion in his own right. Reigns returned to WWE shortly before March’s Fastlane pay-per-view, after an extended absence due to a battle with leukemia. “The Big Dog” is now back at 100%, and will presumably remain a top player going forward on SmackDown. Before that, he’ll have one final match alongside his Shield teammates Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose on a WWE Network special this Sunday.

Aside from Roman Reigns, SmackDown also gained a rising star in guitar-playing heel Elias, who Reigns ended up attacking before the episode was over. Reigns also knocked out WWE boss Vince McMahon, but it’s not his first time doing that, and probably won’t be the last. On the women’s side, Bayley made the leap to SmackDown, after being on Raw since the brand split was reinstated in 2016. Asuka also gained a new partner in former NXT women’s champion Kairi Sane, while a recently returned from injury Ember Moon also jumped to SmackDown. Oddly enough, Lars Sullivan is also now part of SmackDown, after being announced as part of Raw last night, while Apollo Crews also hopped brands.

In one of the most surprising Raw to SmackDown jumps of the night, Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor made the move, despite U.S. Champion Samoa Joe also still being on the show. One of those titles will move back to Raw at some point soon, one assumes. Elsewhere, cruiserweight star Buddy Murphy moved from 205 Live to SmackDown, and Chad Gable is headed to Smackdown without tag team partner Bobby Roode. Also losing her partners is Riott Squad member Liv Morgan, sent to SmackDown without Ruby Riott and Sarah Logan. Last but not least, future Hall of Famer Mickie James has joined SmackDown’s increasingly interesting women’s division.

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2019-04-16 08:04:23

Michael Kennedy

5 Actors Who Regretted Being Disney Channel Stars (And 15 Who Adored It)

Ah, Disney Channel. Whether giving us teen idols to admire, stellar cartoons that rival the likes of Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network, or quality films that can’t be found in theaters, the network has been a hit for decades and doesn’t seem to be slowing down today. So, being one of the main forces behind our childhoods, surely Disney Channel has been a great place to work for all of its up-and-coming actors, right? Well,…that depends on who you ask.

Disney Channel is no doubt one of the most influential platforms for younger audiences. If a person didn’t grow up watching Kim Possible, Lizzie McGuire, or The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, they’ve no doubt heard of them before. Plus, audiences today are frequently exposed to many actors and singers who gained worldwide fame thanks to the network, including Zac Efron (High School Musical), the Jonas Brothers (Jonas), and Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana).

Unfortunately, like several Hollywood actors, Disney Channel celebs haven’t always kept up the wholesome image they were known for on the network. Because of this, following Disney Channel stars’ “graduation,” audiences are waiting to see what they will do once they’re outside of Disney’s radar. Today we look at the simple reasons why ex-Disney Channel stars loved or disliked their time with Disney.

So, get ready to see which of these shows and stars helped make up your childhood (or that of someone you know) as we look at 5 Actors Who Regretted Being Disney Channel Stars (And 15 Who Adored It).

20 Regretted: Cole Sprouse

For six years, we watched real-life twins Dylan and Cole Sprouse portray the troublesome-but-well-meaning brothers Zack and Cody Martin across two different shows before the twin actors headed off to college. However, while we weren’t prepared to see them go, it seems like Cole was all-too-ready for a break.

While attending an EW and People Upfronts Party in 2016, Sprouse discussed his time with the Disney shows as “a feeling of machination,” going as far as to say that he could “enjoy” acting from then on out.

“I needed a dose of reality and I needed to see myself in a more objective point of view,” he said.

Let’s hope Sprouse has finally found said “dose of reality” with Jughead Jones in Riverdale.

19 Adored: Zendaya

One of the finest examples of a Disney-Channel-star-turned-super-celebrity, Zendaya Coleman is making a big name for herself in Hollywood. However, from 2010 to 2018, she was already making waves in two Disney Channel shows.

Whether dancing alongside Bella Thorne (more on her later) in Shake It Up or utilizing spy skills in K.C. Undercover, Zendaya will never forget her original fame with younger audiences, as evidenced by her tweets following K.C.‘s end. One read, “The end of an era. On to the next. Thank you for continuing to grow with me,” while the other read, “Relax…there’s still re-runs.”

While her career is only just beginning, Zendaya has already accomplished so much, including a Billboard-charting album, a published book, and a steady movie career in films such as The Greatest Showman and the Spider-Man series.

18 Adored: Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff has stayed busier than most people are aware following her departure from Disney Channel, with several albums, a book series, and two People’s Choice Award nominations for Favorite Cable TV Actress on TV Land’s Younger. But to us, she will always be teen idol Lizzie McGuire, a klutzy-but-caring girl with an animated alter-ego.

Holding a special place in many teenage girls’ (and guys’) hearts, it’s no wonder Lizzie McGuire (which ran for two seasons and spawned a theatrical movie) ranks in the top Disney shows we believe deserve a remake. And, while we’re unsure if Duff will get to revisit the character, she certainly feels the same way as fans do about her.

“I’m really appreciative for that role, and I loved her, too,” Duff told PopSugar. “She was me.”

17 Adored: Aly Michalka

While known by modern audiences as Peyton Charles on iZombie, we remember the days when Aly Michalka was a Disney Channel star. And while her roles in Disney Channel Original Movies Cow Belles and Now You See It… are memorable, we’d rather take a time machine to her days on Phil of the Future any day.

Michalka shared the spotlight with futuristic teen Phil Diffy as Keely Teslow, Phil’s energetic best friend from this era, a role she seems to like enough to consider revisiting in the future.

“There’s this newfound love and appreciation for old things of the past – kind of now more than ever, and I think that’s great,” Michalka told myNewOrleans.com. “I think that embracing that is actually really cool, especially when it was a place that kind of brought you to where you are now.”

16 Regretted: Shia LaBeouf

It’s not very often that an actor wins an Emmy Award for a Disney Channel show, but Shia LaBeouf did just that with Even Stevens. Honestly, it isn’t hard to see why, with LaBeouf being the perfect choice to play the youngest and most mischievous sibling of the Stevens family.

However, LaBeouf wanted to set himself free from his Disney persona and try darker things, according to his interview with MTV.

“I never really felt like I fit in there,” he said. “From the moment I got there, all my friends were [making fun of me], like, ‘Dude, you’re at the Disney Channel!’ It was kind of embarrassing.”

Looks like LaBeouf got his wish, as he has since headlined several blockbusters and showed the world new forms of mischief with his unpredictable personality.

15  Adored: Alyson Stoner

It’s hard to deny that Alyson Stoner was one of the most involved actors on Disney Channel. Whether co-hosting Mike’s Super Short Show, competing on The Disney Channel Games, or acting on Phineas and Ferb and in the Camp Rock films, Stoner established herself as a Disney Channel icon (yes, we are aware she retains her Disney voice work in Milo Murphy’s Law, but that’s on Disney XD).

While Stoner continues voice acting, she has also become a strong advocate, expressing her wishes to Seventeen.com that Disney Channel further progresses in its representation. However, she made it clear that she has no ill will toward the channel.

“I remember doing the Disney promos where everyone was invited, and that felt like I got to be at the Oscars,” Stoner said. “I think those were some of my favorite times…”

14 Adored: Maria Canals-Barrera

Another Camp Rock alumnae, Maria Canals-Barrera played Connie Torres, the mother of Demi Lovato’s character, Mitchie. However, she was more widely known for playing another famous Disney Channel mother: Theresa Russo on Wizards of Waverly Place. This Emmy-winning show (which spawned an Emmy-winning movie) also starred Selena Gomez and David Henrie. However, since Canals-Barrera portrayed the only non-magical person in a family of wizards, she was bound to be a scene-stealer (and she was).

When it came time for the series’ finale (which still ranks among the highest-watched Disney Channel finales of all time), Canals-Barrera was quick to discuss her time on the show, and she had nothing but good things to say about it.

“It was a tremendous blessing,” she told HuffPost. “I just can’t believe that it happened.”

13 Adored: Will Friedle

When we saw our first episode of Kim Possible and realized the sheer genius of having Kim’s sidekick named “Ron Stoppable,” we knew we had something special. Casting the actor behind Boy Meets World‘s Eric Matthews and Batman Beyond‘s Terry McGinnis only sweetened the deal.

Through four seasons and two TV movies, we watched Ron evolve from Kim’s awkward childhood friend to Kim’s awkward boyfriend, all while dealing with the dangers of worldwide missions and high school. While Will Friedle didn’t appear in this year’s live-action reboot film, he revealed to Page Six that he was offered a cameo but turned it down.

“…It’s one of those things where Kim Possible was very important to me,” he said. “It really is a very important show in my past, and I hope they do it justice.”

Booyah, Ron!

12 Regretted: Bella Thorne

Zendaya may be grateful for her time on Disney Channel, but Bella Thorne (her co-star in Shake It Up and the Disney Channel Original Movie Frenemies) seems to have happily moved on.

In an interview with Nylon (via Seventeen.com), the actress and singer said that after finishing her time with Disney Channel, she “stopped listening to people telling me that I needed to be this and that.”

“I literally would talk with a higher voice in interviews because that was the whole innocent Disney appeal,” she added.

Currently working on her debut rap album and starring in theatrical films, Thorne definitely looks like she’s making more of her own decisions and enjoying it, too.

11 Adored: David Henrie

Disney has a long line of goody-two-shoes characters, and Justin Russo from Wizards of Waverly Place certainly ranks among the top. However, while he may get into his fair share of siblings quarrels with his sister Alex, he deeply cares for her and is driven to do better with his wizarding abilities. This makes Justin one of the show’s prime reasons for success, which actor David Henrie is no doubt aware of.

“…Our chemistry was good together, and the creators were very enabling in allowing us to find freedom within the characters and to identify with them,” he told Smashing Interviews Magazine. “It was just a great environment.”

Thankfully, Henrie hasn’t left Disney completely, as he portrayed Warner Bros. and MGM animation studios co-founder Rudy Ising in the 2015 Walt Disney biographical drama Walt Before Mickey.

10 Adored: Stefanie Scott

Playing a narcissist may not be the most desirable job for actors (even though many actors have held successful careers by playing villains), but Stefanie Scott definitely went all-out on Disney Channel’s A.N.T. Farm, which saw her portray the rival of China Anne McClain’s musically gifted lead character, Chyna Parks. And she is “nothing but thankful” for her time on the hit show.

“I’m especially forever grateful for the fans of that show, who have and also now play such an even more important role in my life and career,” she told Just Jared.

Scott has since got to expand her acting career with lead roles in 2015’s Insidious: Chapter 3 and Jem and the Holograms.

9 Adored: Shane Harper

If Disney Channel fans decided to make a list of the channel’s sweetest shows, many would no doubt have Good Luck Charlie listed somewhere. Centering on teenager Teddy Duncan and her production of video diaries for her younger sister Charlie to look back on, the show focused less on silly escapades (like some shows do) and more on meaningful situations relatable for both kids and adults. And, while Shane Harper’s Spencer Walsh was only a recurring character on the show (Teddy’s on-again, off-again boyfriend), he was happy to be involved in whatever capacity he could.

“I loved working for Disney,” he told My Devotional Thoughts. “It’s always a very positive environment on set. I’m grateful for all the exposure and the amazing fans that came from working for Disney.”

8 Regretted: The Jonas Brothers

Many people probably weren’t expecting the Jonas Brothers to get back together this year, considering the brother’s separate career paths since their breakup. However, it’s happened, and many Disney fans are rejoicing due to their fond memories of the brothers’ time on Disney Channel. Unfortunately, the brothers don’t feel the same way.

While appearing on The Late Late Show with James Corden, the band discussed Disney’s control over them, which gave new meaning to the purity rings they wore.

“I took pride in it, until I watched those interviews back years later and was like, ‘I sound like a robot,'” Nick Jonas told Corden.

Judging by the band’s new chart-topper “Sucker,” it looks like they can expect a bright future, even without Disney’s help.

7 Adored: Cameron Boyce

One of Disney Channel’s latest franchises is Descendants, which centers on the teenage children of popular Disney villains. And while Cameron Boyce is best known for playing “ladies man” Luke Ross on Jessie, he has proven great as Carlos, son of Cruella de Vil. He is expected to take his final bow in this year’s Descendants 3, and he is definitely ready for something different.

“I want to find my breaking point and what I’m made of,” he told DuJour in 2017. “Whatever I do next will probably be very [alarming] for the people that follow me.”

However, Boyce remains grateful for his Disney career.

“…The fact that the first movie came out two years ago and our faces are still in the store—it’s crazy,” he said. “It’s exciting to have that kind of impact on a global fan base.”

6 Adored: Calum Worthy

Dubbed the “pint-sized” version of Entourage, Disney Channel’s Austin & Ally centered on the relationship between two different musicians, outgoing singer Austin Moon and introverted singer-songwriter Ally Dawson.

Actor Calum Worthy, who is expected to star as Speedball in Marvel’s New Warriors (despite its questionable future), co-starred as Austin’s dim-witted best friend and music video director Dez. He may have got the gang in all sorts of sticky situations, but he nonetheless proved an enjoyable character to watch. And, based on Worthy’s interview with Just Jared Jr., we can tell he had the time of his life with the series.

Austin & Ally was such an incredible experience for everybody, and it really changed our lives,” he said. “I am so thankful (for) every single fan that helped us get the fourth and final season. It meant the world to me.”

5 Adored: Monique Coleman

Arguably Disney Channel’s most popular film series, High School Musical not only propelled the careers of actors like Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, but also gave us a likable collection of colorful characters and unforgettable songs. However, while an announcement was made for a fourth film (not counting Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure), nothing has been said about it for a while.

Thankfully, actress Monique Coleman, who played Taylor McKessie, is up for it if it ever happens.

“Honestly, I would do that movie!” she told AfterBuzz TV when discussing a fake HSM 4 trailer that surfaced online.

Coleman further proved her dancing skills on Dancing with the Stars in 2006, finishing in fourth place. With the announcement of a HSM TV series, perhaps Coleman can journey back to East High School to show new Wildcats how it’s done.

4 Regretted: Billy Ray Cyrus

Country music star Billy Ray Cyrus probably never expected to be a Disney star alongside his daughter (who’s had her own thoughts on her Disney past). However, those who have talked to him post-Disney Channel will tell you that he wishes his family was never involved with them.

In an interview with GQ, Cyrus described the show as the thing that “destroyed my family” (in reference to Miley’s change in behavior following the abandonment of her good-girl persona).

“I’d take it back in a second,” he said. “For my family to be here and just be everybody okay, safe and sound and happy and normal, would have been fantastic.”

Talk about having an “achy breaky heart.”

3 Adored: Kimberly J. Brown

“Halloween is cool.” Those were the words spoken by Marnie Piper in Halloweentown, and today, after three sequels and 20 Halloweens past, they still ring true. Unfortunately, Kimberly J. Brown, who originated the role of Marnie, was not brought back for the fourth and (so far) final film, 2006’s Return to Halloweentown, and Brown is always quick to say she would’ve been down for it without question.

“I was disappointed for the fans,” she told Seventeen.com. “And I guess a little disappointed in general just because I love Marnie and love the series and just would always love to continue to play her.”

Brown also admitted that she would be down for a fifth film or even a reboot, which further proves her adoration of the character and the Halloweentown universe all these years later.

2 Adored: Kevin Quinn

After seeing him as a contestant on American Idol in 2013, fans were probably expecting Kevin Quinn to start making music (which he later did). And, while Quinn did end up a star, it was from being a main cast member on Disney Channel’s Bunk’d.

A talented musician and head counselor of Camp Kikiwaka’s Cabin Grizzly, Quinn’s character Xander becomes the love interest of main character Emma Ross. And, while Quinn left the show after two seasons, he has nothing but good things to say about his time with Disney.

“Honestly, I can’t speak highly enough of (Disney), they were great to work for, and it ended up giving me a solid foundation for a career,” he told Blended.

1 Adored: Steven Anthony Lawrence

While Shia LaBeouf’s Louis Stevens was the star of Even Stevens, a certain recurring character tended to steal the spotlight from him from time to time, annoying the Stevens family and winning over fans. Yep, we’re talking about Bernard “Beans” Aranguren, the Stevens’ bacon-obsessed neighbor who was known for coming over unannounced. And, while actor Steven Anthony Lawrence has since moved on to teaching, people still recognize him for his beloved role, not that he has a problem with that.

“(Even Stevens) was so fun,” Lawrence told HuffPost. “Every day, it honestly was. It was like a family.”

He also admitted that he cried when the show ended (something Beans probably never would’ve owned up to) but that a reunion show isn’t necessarily out of the cards. Here’s hoping Disney Channel puts “Beans” back on the menu in the future.


2019-04-15 07:04:22

Tyler Hargett

The 10 Best Guest Stars On Modern Family

With Modern Family soon to be entering its twelfth and final season, it’s hard not to get nostalgic about everything the beloved, award-winning sitcom has accomplished in its over 250 episodes. We’ve watched the eccentric Pritchett-Dunphy-Delgado-Tucker family grow and mature over time, from the new addition of Fulgencio Joe Delgado-Pritchett to multiple high school graduations and college acceptances to the reveal that Haley was pregnant via her high school sweetheart Dylan.

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Relationships have come and gone, characters have passed away, and guest stars – ranging from current A-listers to previously unknown talent – have contributed in large part to what has made the series so great. While the series has stumbled in recent years, with some characters and plots almost unbearable to watch anymore, the caliber of guest talent that Modern Family continue to pull in is nothing short of impressive.

Sometimes, the main family members can be a little too much. That’s where the endless list of guest stars come in to shake things up, and make the series all the better as a result.

10 Winston Duke (Dwight)

Before he was stealing scenes as M’Baku in Black Panther, or leading a family against doppelgangers in Us, Winston Duke appeared in a few episodes of Modern Family‘s eighth season as Dwight. The star football player on the team that Cameron coached, Dwight stayed with Mitchell and Cameron for a while after his home life became unstable and would have required him moving before the end of the football season.

In addition, Dwight also briefly dated younger Dunphy daughter, Alex. He was an adorable addition to the series, gelling well with both storylines he took part in. But after only a few episodes, Dwight disappeared without another word – and Winston Duke would go on to become the rising star in Hollywood that he is now.

9 Chris Geere (Professor Arvin Fennerman)

Chris Geere is perhaps best known for his role of Jimmy in the cult hit cable comedy You’re The Worst. But for seven episodes across seasons nine and ten, Geere recurred on Modern Family as Dr. Arvin Fennerman. An esteemed professor of astrophysics at Caltech, Arvin is adorably geeky and awkward, and amazingly humble despite his impressive achievements. Alex Dunphy also has a clear crush on her instructor, and Dr. Fennerman does wind up becoming romantically involved with one of the Dunphy sisters…

…but not Alex. He dates dim-witted Haley on and off throughout the tenth season, and seems really invested in their relationship, despite the intelligence deficit between the two of them. Eventually, Haley chooses to once again date her former high school love, Dylan, and after she and Arvin break up, he’s never seen again.

8 Stephanie Beatriz (Sonia Delgado)

Before she was winning hearts with her badass performance as Detective Rosa Diaz on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Stephanie Beatriz briefly appeared on Modern Family as Gloria Delgado Pritchett’s younger sister, Sonia. Visiting from Colombia, Sonia was initially quiet, mousy, and withdrawn, totally the opposite of her vibrant older sister. But all of that changed when it was revealed that Sonia was the woman Jay Pritchett was initially interested in.

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Learning that her sister got the life that should have been hers, Sonia turns vindictive and vengeful, attempting to kill her sister and seduce her brother in law. Every performance that Beatriz turns in is over the top and hilarious, showing off her impressive comic range along the way.

7 Jon Polito (Earl Chambers)

For most of the series, Jay Pritchett and daughter Claire Dunphy have helped a closet sales business, Pritchett Closets. Apparently, the closet industry is a pretty cutthroat one, as Pritchett Closets has always been at war with fellow sales company Closets, Closets, Closests, Closets. And for Jay, this rivalry was truly personal, as Closets, Closets, Closets, Closets was run by his traitorous former partner, Earl Chambers, played by the character actor legend Jon Polito.

Prior to Polito’s tragic passing in 2016, Earl was a force to be reckoned with in the series, though his appearances were few and far between. He and Jay often went head to head and toe to toe, with even Jay’s children getting sucked into the middle of their fights on more than one occasion. After Polito’s death, Earl Chambers was briefly recast with another actor, but it just wasn’t the same.

6 Kevin Hart (Andre)

Long before Kevin Hart was one of the world’s most famous comedians, and even longer before the Oscars controversy involving him, he had a brief guest-starring role in the third season of Modern Family as Andre, the Dunphy family’s neighbor and Phil’s new friend. Phil and Andre bonded over their likewise quirky senses of humor, with one particular scene finding them trying to make a song out of the phrase “brother from another mother” in order to describe the sudden closeness of their friendship.

Andre wasn’t around very much, only appearing in the episodes “Treehouse” and “Planes, Trains, and Cars,” but his friendship with Phil led to some truly hilarious adventures, such as when he managed to convince the impulsive Phil to buy a much fancier car than he needed.

5 Kevin Daniels (Longinus)

In the early seasons of the series, Cam and Mitch’s circle of close gay friends provided some of the show’s most hilarious and instantly iconic moments. One of the best of these beloved characters was Kevin Daniels’ Longinus, a larger than life character who would have been promoted to sitcom icon status based on his name alone. Longinus worked as a cologne salesman in the early season, resulting in various hilarious mall mishaps, including when he and Phil got into a spraying war, spraying each other with cologne directly in the face.

Longinus hasn’t been used much in the later seasons of the series, which is a real shame, considering his contributions of dry witty remarks and larger than life physical humor made the early seasons really special. He has appeared occasionally at events that Cam and Mitch have thrown, including their wedding, but nothing has compared to the early years.

4 Shelley Long (DeDe Pritchett)

With a sitcom icon like Married… with Children‘s Ed O’Neill assuming the role of family patriarch Jay Pritchett, Modern Family really needed to deliver someone of the same caliber when they chose the actress to play the Pritchett matriarch – and boy, did they deliver. Over the course of the series’ first ten seasons, sitcom legend Shelley Long, best known as Cheers‘ Diane, recurred as the bohemian, loudly opinionated DeDe Pritchett.

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Although she only appeared in eight episodes of Modern Family, Long’s DeDe was always guaranteed to inject some drama and hilarity into each and every episode she took part in. Whether physically fighting with Gloria, engaging in a screaming match with ex-husband Jay, or sarcastically commenting on the lives of her children, DeDe was unarguably one of the series’ secret weapons.

3 Fred Willard (Frank Dunphy)

The Pritchett children aren’t the only ones who have comedy icons for parents, however. Phil Dunphy’s lovably loony and optimistic father, Frank Dunphy, is played by comedy legend Fred Willard, known for his appearances in works such as This Is Spinal Tap and Everybody Loves Raymond. Phil is often thought of as a total nerd, with pie in the sky dreams – and as soon as you see his father, it’s not hard to see how the apple didn’t fall very far from the tree at all.

Most of Frank’s appearances in the series consist of him showing up unexpectedly, which forces the Dunphy clan to figure out how to deal with him and his frankness – both literal and metaphorical. Later in the series, he remarries, and it just so happens to be to a woman that was once Phil’s babysitter – and Phil’s first crush. Occasionally, Frank also Skypes in for family events, via a rolling tablet.

2 Reid Ewing (Dylan Marshall)

From the moment that Dylan Stardust Marshall appeared in the Modern Family pilot, it was clear that the series had found something truly special in his adorable portrayer, Reid Ewing. Over the years, Dylan has remained just as adorably dimwitted as ever, proving time and again that he’s the only man to have ever really understood Haley. While they were once ditzy high school sweethearts, who got into trouble more than they ever got out of it, Dylan and Haley have both grown up over time.

And now, in the series’ eleventh season, they’re married, with twin babies on the way. And all the while, Ewing’s performance has been one of the few constantly hilarious parts of the series. He never misses a comedic beat, whether in line delivery or in the sheer amount of physical humor the series requires his lanky self to endure. Dylan is one of Modern Family‘s best, and most unique, creations – but none of it would have been possible without Reid Ewing.

1 Nathan Lane (Pepper Saltzman)

It’s truly impossible to think of any other guest star topping this list. You almost don’t need to know anything about Pepper Saltzman. Once Nathan Lane is guest starring in a comedy series, it’s clear that no other guest actor could ever top his performance. It certainly doesn’t hurt that Pepper is far and away the most hilarious character in the entire series. Larger than life, despite his diminutive stature, Sherman “Pepper” Saltzman is one of Cameron and Mitchell’s oldest – and gayest – friends, a wedding planner with a flair for all aspects of life.

Given his line of work, he’s far more dramatic than any of the other characters in the series – even the overly wrought Cameron. But not once are his dramatics tiring, or eyeroll inducing. If anything, his histrionics are infectious, leading viewers to give into fits of hysterical laughter as he moves from one zany moment to the next. His relationships with his husband Ronaldo, as well as Jay and Phil, have especially been highlights of Lane’s tenure on the series.

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2019-04-15 03:04:46

Katerina Daley

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order Stars Gotham’s Cameron Monaghan

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order will star Cameron Monaghan of Gotham and Shameless. Monaghan was unveiled at Star Wars Celebration 2019, with the team from developer Respawn Entertainment finally revealing some finite details about this long-anticipated video game.

This Star Wars game has been in the pipeline for some time, but was initially announced during E3 2018 with Respawn Entertainment’s Vince Zampella giving scant details. For Star Wars Celebration, though, Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order took center stage with an in-depth discussion from the studio alongside the much-wanted initial trailer for the title.

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Among the details given was the announcement that Cameron Monaghan would star as Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order‘s main character. Monaghan’s turn as Jeremiah Valeska in Gotham has been a fascinating one for DC fans, particularly that recent creepy look at the Joker, but next up he will be swapping the comic book world for the one of the Force.

In Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, Monaghan will play Cal Ketsis. Set after the events of Revenge of the Sith, Cal is a Jedi Padawan who escaped Order 66, the event which led to the near-eradication of the Jedi. His survival is based on hiding his powers from the world, but when he is found out he is pursued by the Inquisitors, who Star Wars fans may recognise from Star Wars Rebels. The chief antagonist is the Second Sister of the Inquisitors, so players will face a new and likely formidable challenge.

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order certainly looks to contain a lot that will keep players happy. For a long time, the video game community has been calling for a single player Star Wars game, particularly after the two Star Wars: Battlefront titles and the struggles with sales and loot box backlash. With Respawn promising no microtransactions and a single player focus, it ticks plenty of boxes for those after a game that follows the Star Wars classics of old.

That said, until gameplay footage proper is finally revealed some may still remain cautious about exactly how Jedi Fallen Order is shaping up. Respawn promised that the story trailer included in-game assets, and talked well about the thoughtful combat system in the game, but a game such as Jedi Fallen Order will live or die on its gameplay. At the very least, having a talented lead actor for the project suggests the narrative elements are being taken very seriously.

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2019-04-13 01:04:57

Rob Gordon

Avengers: Endgame Stars Appearing On Jimmy Kimmel Live All This Week

The main cast of Avengers: Endgame will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live every night throughout this week. The press tour for the highly anticipated Avengers: Endgame has officially begun, with the cast and crew holding a press conference this week, and some cast members already appearing in some interviews.

With the press tour come a bunch of appearances on TV shows, podcasts, and online media, giving fans a chance to know more about the story (but not too much) and get to know the cast a bit more. It’s also a good opportunity for the cast to let loose and have fun, as not every appearance or interview has to be serious business. Such is the case with late night shows, and there’s one that has become a must for superhero film cast appearances.

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Jimmy Kimmel Live will welcome the cast of Avengers: Endgame all week, beginning today with a reading about the events of Avengers: Infinity War, titled “Twas The Mad Titan Thanos”, by Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Chris Hemsworth, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, and Chris Evans. The show will feature cast members from the film each night, so don’t worry if your favourite doesn’t show up today, they will eventually.

Of course, that’s only for the heroes that survived Thanos’ snap in Infinity War. While some heroes such as Spider-Man are confirmed to come back, those who vanished are not taking part in the press tour, with the crew even leaving empty seats for them at the press conference. If you were hoping for Tom Holland to let some details slip during the press tour, that will not happen.

Avengers: Endgame will be the epic conclusion to the narrative that has been building up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Iron Man, back in 2008. Plot details remain unknown, but there are a bunch of theories floating around on how the fallen superheroes will come back, how the surviving ones will make that happen, and what the future of the original Avengers will be. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has teased that the ending of Endgame is unlike anything we have seen before, with directors Joe and Anthony Russo hyping the epic conclusion to this shared universe.

Taking into account Marvel’s now legendary level of secrecy, we can’t expect the cast and crew to start dropping details on the plot during the press tour, but we can surely expect some fun moments and features with their many appearances these coming weeks, especially this week-long visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live. Who knows, they could even share one more look at Avengers: Endgame in the shape of a TV spot or short scene.

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Source: Deadline


2019-04-08 11:04:50

Adrienne Tyler

Kit Harington’s Game of Thrones Co-Stars Crash SNL Monologue, Demand Spoilers

Kit Harington’s Game of Thrones co-stars crashed his monologue looking for spoilers in a hilarious bit from last night’s SNL. Heading into its eighth and final season, Game of Thrones is arguably a bigger pop culture sensation than it’s ever been before. The hype is definitely sky high for the HBO fantasy series as the last six episodes get set to drop beginning on April 14th.

Among the many questions left over from the end of Game of Thrones season 7, none are bigger than those surrounding the fates of Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and his new queen, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke). Fans were of course stunned when the two became lovers last season, especially as it was previously revealed that Jon Snow is actually the son of Rhaegar Targaryen, making Daenerys his aunt. It’s expected that, at some point in the new season, Jon and Daenerys’ family connection will be revealed to them (likely by the well-read Samwell Tarly), which will no doubt lead to some high drama.

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Of course, no one in the outside world knows yet what actually happens in Game of Thrones season 8, as all spoilers are being kept under lock down. HBO’s obsession with secrecy is well known by now, and actually provided the fodder for a bit on last night’s SNL, which was hosted by none other than Jon Snow himself, Kit Harington. In the show’s monologue, Harington found himself being questioned by random people in the audience about Game of Thrones spoilers, which he is of course not at liberty to reveal. Things escalated however when Harington’s own Game of Thrones co-stars began standing up to grill him for spoilers. See the clip below:

Harington definitely does a good job playing the awkwardness of the situation as his co-stars begin appearing in the crowd, starting with his on-screen lover Emilia Clarke, who jokes about needing to be reminded what happens on the show because it’s been so long since last season. Clarke then jokes about the sex scene they filmed in season 7 (note, thought, that she commits a little gaffe by accidentally saying “season 6“). After a little joke about Harry Potter fans getting mixed up with Game of Thrones fans, Samwell Tarly actor John Bradley next stands up to pump Harington. He wants spoilers too because, even though he’s on the show, he only knows his own lines and has no idea what else happens. If the ensuing joke is accurate, Samwell will be eaten by a dragon (an unlikely result indeed).

An already weird bit then gets even weirder when none other than The Night King shows up, played by Pete Davidson in some very impressive makeup. The Night King doesn’t want spoilers, he just wants to know if people hate him. Sadly, Kit has to explain that yes, people hate him because everyone he touches turns into an ice zombie. For the grand finale, Kit then fields a question from his own former co-star and current wife Rose Leslie, who doesn’t care about spoilers but just wants to know what they’re going to do for money with his gig on the show ending and them wasting all their cash getting Uber Eats every night.

All-in-all, it’s a funny monologue with a fun premise and some great cameos. Kit Harington may not be known for comedy, having played the very dramatic Jon Snow on Game of Thrones for all these years, but by the evidence of this one appearance he may have a future in doing more comedic work.

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Source: SNL


2019-04-07 10:04:12

Dan Zinski

10 Disney Stars That Didn’t Sing Their Iconic Songs

Whether two or forty-two, a Disney fanatic, can’t help but sing along when ‘I Just Can’t Wait To Be King’ comes on. There are a handful of songs that could be labeled as “iconic” Disney songs given that they remain permanently engrained into our minds, despite the number of years that have gone by. Singers and voice actors from Idina Menzel (Elsa in Frozen) to Jodi Benson (Ariel in The Little Mermaid) are generally the culprits behind these catchy songs, as they have lent their voice to some of today’s most legendary Disney characters.

However, it’s amazing to see just how many people contributed to the voices of famous Disney characters. Some of those who are remembered as the voice behind Disney princesses or heroes didn’t even actually sing the iconic songs that their characters are known for. There is a sea of actors who only committed to voicing these Disney characters, with the theatrical singing being handed to someone entirely different.

Want to know who said it and who sang it? Check out these 10 Disney stars who didn’t sing their iconic songs.

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10 Jasmine – Linda Larkin

Linda Larkin is idolized for providing the soft, sweet voice of the beloved Princess Jasmine in the 1992 film, Aladdin. Her character only contributes to one song during the film; the iconic duet between Jasmine and Aladdin in “A Whole New World.”

Well, it may surprise you that Larkin’s beautiful voice acting was not the one the providing the singing voice for Jasmine in the song we all remember. Instead, Jasmine’s duet was performed by Lea Salonga. Salonga was offered the role as the singing voice of Jasmine after she performed in Miss Saigon. She has since lent her voice as Jasmine throughout the years for TV series or short Disney princess videos.

9 Simba – Matthew Broderick

Acclaimed actor, Matthew Broderick, made his way into the Disney voice acting scene by portraying the voice of adult Simba in The Lion King. “Hakuna Matata” and “ Can You Feel The Love Tonight” are the only two songs that adult Simba doles out a tune. And while his lines are short and simple, Broderick didn’t actually perform them himself.

The singing voice for grown-up Simba was performed by a man named Joseph Williams, who has an uncredited singing voice in the film. Williams’ musical talent is often most credited to arrangements in films such as Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi and Pitch Perfect.

8 Mulan – Ming-Na Wen

Ming-Na Wen is the talented voice actress behind Disney’s infamous Mulan. She has provided the voice of this strong female lead from the original 1998 film all the way until her recent reprisal as Mulan in Ralph Breaks the Internet. However, classic songs such as “Reflection” were performed by none other than Lea Salonga.

That’s right — Salonga holds the title of being the singing voice behind two title Disney characters. She continued to contribute as Mulan in Mulan 2, the TV series Sofia the First, and in various other TV spotlights.

A version of “Reflection” is also recorded by pop artist, Christina Aguilera, which is played during the end credits in the film.

7 Young Hercules – Josh Keaton

Josh Keaton holds the prized title of contributing his voice to that of young Hercules in the 1997 titled film. Alongside Tate Donovan who voices an older Hercules, who would have thought there would be a third contributor for this one character?

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Well in fact — there was. Roger Bart is the singing voice behind young Hercules for the beautiful ballad, “Go the Distance”. Bart is a seasoned actor who is best known for his roles in The Producers and American Gangster.

6 Pocahontas – Irene Bedard

“Colors of the Wind” written by famous Disney vet, Alan Menken, was so well received in the 1995 animated film, Pocahontas, that it earned an Academy Award, a Grammy, and a Golden Globe award for Best Original Song. The story of Pocahontas was told with the voice talents of Irene Bedard, who holds the official title for the Disney princess. However, the award-winning songs were performed by Judy Kuhn.

Kuhn is a Broadway singer and actress. She also provided the voice to Pocahontas in Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World for the Disney princess song, “If You Can Dream“.

5 Aladdin – Scott Weinger

While Full House star Scott Weinger has the glory of holding the official voicing talents of Aladdin, the street rat’s singing voice is credited elsewhere. Brad Kane is listed as the uncredited singing voice of Aladdin. From the short “One Jump Ahead” to the beautiful duet with Jasmine in “A Whole New World,” the voice you’ve been humming along to is not that of Weinger, but Mr. Kane.

Kane has lent his voice to Aladdin a few times since the film’s debut including singing live for The 65th Annual Academy Awards alongside Lea Salonga.

4 Shang – BD Wong

BD Wong plays the love interest and warrior in the 1998 film Mulan. Wong is a highly experienced actor, having appeared as Dr. Wu in almost every Jurrasic Park film and has appeared in recent popular spots such as American Horror Story, Gotham, and even Bird Box. However, the catchy song, “I’ll Make a Man Out of You,” was performed by Donny Osmond.

This was the second time the famous Osmond brother auditioned to be the singing voice of a Disney character. He tried out to be the singing voice of Hercules but was ultimately turned down because his voice sounded too old. He was cast as the singing voice of Captain Li Shang for Mulan owing to the fact that his voice was similar to BD Wong’s voice.

3 Young Simba – Johnathan Taylor Thomas

“I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” was written by Tim Rice and musically cultivated by the celebrated Elton John. With legends at the helm of these tunes, it’s a no wonder this song can still get stuck in our heads more than twenty years after The Lion King debuted. The ‘90s teenage heartthrob, Johnathan Taylor Thomas, was cast as the voice of young Simba, though it’s not his voice you hear when you hear that delightful solo in “Hakuna Matata.”

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The singing talents of young Simba is uncredited to a boy named Jason Weaver. Weaver has been acting sing 1990, with many of his acting credits going to TV movies. He most notably played a young Michael Jackson in The Jacksons: An American Dream and made guests appearances on Sister, Sister, Smart Guy, and more recently in Black-ish. Weaver also provided his voice as Simba in Mickey’s PhilharMagic.

2 Esmerelda- Demi Moore

It may come as no surprise that iconic actress Demi Moore didn’t sing Emerelda’s booming melody in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The 1996 film cast Moore as the voicing talents behind the gypsy and love-interest to Quasimodo. The incredible single, “God Help the Outcasts” was performed by newbie voice actress, Heidi Mollenhauer.

Mollenhauer was a singer in a local night bar when she was discovered by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise, who were looking for someone to provide the singing voice for Esmeralda. Since then, Mollenhauer has not appeared in a single movie, TV show, or theatre performance.

1 Jack Skellington – Chris Sarandon

What’s this? Chris Sarandon didn’t sing the classic songs held notoriously by Disney’s iconic film The Nightmare Before Christmas? Sarandon is known for his acting roles in The Princess Bride, Child’s Play, and most recently in the television show, Orange Is The New Black. However, the tunes from this 1993 animated classic are perpetually stuck in our heads forever because of one man.

While Sarandon is indeed the voice behind our favorite ghoulish creature, the singing arrangements were performed by Danny Elfman. Elfman has composed numerous works for popular films such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Men in Black, and Corpse Bride. So hopefully now that you know, you’ll think of Mr. Elfman every time you hear “This is Halloween,” “Oogie Boogie’s Song,” or “Jack’s Obsession.”

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2019-04-07 09:04:36

Tiffani Daniel

The 10 Best Guest Stars On The Big Bang Theory

As one of the most successful and longest-running sitcoms in television history, CBS’ The Big Bang Theory is able to boast about some pretty impressive things. Recently, it surpassed the iconic sitcom Cheers as the longest running multi-camera sitcom in television history. It has won countless awards and racked up a truly absurd amount of nominations beyond that. Its starring cast have skyrocketed to A-list fame, regardless of whether they were known or unknown prior to the series’ premiere.

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But it isn’t just the main cast of characters that includes some pretty well-known names. Over the course of twelve seasons and nearly 300 episodes, The Big Bang Theory has had an endless parade of A-listers appear in roles of varying significance. Whether science fiction icons, television legends, or real life scientific geniuses, the guest stars on The Big Bang Theory are nothing short of out of this world. We take a look back at the ten best of them all.

10 Bill Nye the Science Guy (Himself)

You’d be hard pressed to find any scientist – whether on television or otherwise – who made a bigger impression on more children than the legend himself, Bill Nye the Science Guy. So it only made sense, really, that Nye would appear in an episode featuring The Big Bang Theory‘s equivalent of himself – Arthur Jeffries, also known as TV personality Professor Proton.

Bill Nye’s appearance on the series is the result of one of Sheldon’s many harebrained schemes for getting revenge for what he feels is a wrong that has been done to him. But in the end, rather than make friends with a new television icon, Sheldon only winds up with yet another restraining order from a prominent public figure.

9 Stephen Hawking (Himself)

Many of the guest stars on this list find themselves inadvertently pulled into the world of The Big Bang Theory because of Sheldon’s larger-than-life personality and boundless ego. But very few of these characters and their corresponding actors can claim to have found themselves in a war of the minds with Dr. Sheldon Cooper.

The most significant of these so-called rivals was, without question, the legendary genius Stephen Hawking himself. The back and forth barbs exchanged between the scientific geniuses would span multiple seasons, mostly consisting in the form of exchanged voicemails, though Hawking did appear as himself on multiple occasions. Following his passing in 2018, the series also included a touching tribute to the one of a kind genius.

8 Carrie Fisher (Herself)

It wouldn’t be a show about real nerds with impressive nerd street cred if they weren’t obsessed with Star WarsStar Trek, or both. The Big Bang Theory gang are, naturally, obsessed with both iconic pieces of science fiction media (among many others) and the series has reflected their very strong opinions by trying to feature as many guest stars from these beloved franchises as possible.

An all too brief, but instantly iconic cameo came in the form of the late Princess Leia herself, Carrie Fisher. Fisher appeared at the very end of an episode which found Sheldon embarking on a crazy adventure with another of Fisher’s own Star Wars castmates, James Earl Jones. Jones and Sheldon attempted to ding dong ditch Fisher’s home, leading to her running outside armed with a baseball bat.

7 Wil Wheaton (Himself)

Speaking of iconic science fiction stars, Star Trek cast member Wil Wheaton has long recurred on The Big Bang Theory as an over the top version of himself – who becomes Sheldon’s seemingly eternal nemesis. Whether they’re fighting on dueling bowling teams or warring over who should become television’s new Professor Proton, Wil and Sheldon have almost always been at each other’s throats.

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On a few occasions, it seemed like these two were finally going to be able to let bygones be bygones. But who are we kidding? The rivalry between these polar opposites is one of the best things the series has ever done. Any time Sheldon angrily screams “Wheaton,” it’s clear things are about to get really good.

6 Laurie Metcalf (Mary Cooper)

It’s not just science fiction icons that have popped up on The Big Bang Theory over the years. Longtime television and theatre icon Laurie Metcalf has had a recurring role on the series from almost the very beginning as Sheldon’s incredibly religious, conservative, old fashioned mother, Mary Cooper.

Sheldon and his mother are almost always at odds in terms of their beliefs and opinions regarding, well, basically everything. But Mary loves her son more than anything, and she will go to whatever lengths necessary to ensure that he knows this, and that he is happy. Their tender relationship is likewise further explored in the prequel series Young Sheldon, which finds Metcalf’s own daughter, Zoe Perry, taking on the role of Mary.

5 Levar Burton (Himself)

While Levar Burton may be best known for his roles as Geordi LaForge in Star Trek: The Next Generation, or Kunta Kinte in Roots, or even as the host of the beloved series Reading Rainbow, LeVar Burton has also made some truly invaluable and hilarious contributions to The Big Bang Theory over the years. None of his guest appearances have been all that long, but every time he appears on the series, something goes horribly – and hilariously – wrong.

On one occasion, he shows up at Sheldon’s apartment after a Twitter invite, only to find drunk and half-naked guys singing karaoke. On two other occasions, he appears on Sheldon’s Fun with Flags webseries, only to find himself in increasingly uncomfortable situations, due to Sheldon’s total obliviousness regarding social protocols. Thankfully, Burton is nothing if not a game comedic performer, and each appearance allows him to make the most amusing facial expressions as a result.

4 Stan Lee (Himself)

Sometimes, when people meet their idols, things go exactly as planned. Other times… that person in question is Sheldon Cooper, and nothing ever goes according to his plan. When Sheldon learned that the father of Marvel himself, Stan Lee, was going to be visiting Stuart’s comic book shop, and he would be missing out on it, he was understandably totally beside himself. But Penny, ever a good friend, managed to do some digging and found out where Stan Lee lived, and brought Sheldon for a visit as a surprise.

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As if that weren’t creepy enough, Sheldon invites himself into Stan Lee’s home, and winds up with yet another restraining order to add to his collection. Despite the brief length of the comic book icon’s cameo in the series, Stan Lee was, unarguably, one of The Big Bang Theory‘s biggest gets in terms of star power – and certainly made a lasting impression on Sheldon, and Penny, too.

3 Mark Hamill (Himself)

Mark Hamill may not have been the first member of the Star Wars cast to make a guest appearance on The Big Bang Theory, but he, without question, had the most meaningful appearance, in terms of what he contributed to the series. After Howard meets Hamill while returning a lost dog he found that turned out to be Hamill’s, Mark Hamill offered Howard a favor as a show of gratitude for him returning his beloved pet to him.

The favor Howard requested, as we all know, turned out to be that Hamill would consider officiating Sheldon and Amy’s wedding. Of course, all along, Wil Wheaton had been readying to do just that, which only furthered the dissension between Sheldon and Wheaton – especially given the Star Wars vs. Star Trek tension. But Hamill turned out to be just the right man for the job, even getting emotionally invested multiple times during the ceremony.

2 James Earl Jones (Himself)

It’s often the most fun when a celebrity appears in a guest starring role as a heightened version of themselves – because at that point, there’s truly almost nothing that’s off limits. In season seven, Darth Vader himself, James Earl Jones, appeared in an episode that feels like nothing short of a fever dream, it’s so hysterically hard to believe. After Sheldon runs into James Earl Jones while dining out, the two embark on a bizarre, giddy adventure throughout the city.

Along the way, they visit a carnival, ride a ferris wheel together, pig out on ice cream, sing “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” at a karaoke night, take in a steam bath at a sauna, attempt to prank Carrie Fisher, and more. It’s one of the series’ most hilarious episodes ever, and none of it would have been possible without James Earl Jones’ total commitment to the bit.

1 Bob Newhart (Arthur Jeffries aka Professor Proton)

Few guest stars have contributed more meaningfully to the series overall than the comedy legend Bob Newhart. When Newhart first appeared on the series, he was merely the elderly former children’s television show host Professor Proton, or Arthur Jeffries – the man who inspired Sheldon to become a scientist, and now found himself the unlikely object of Sheldon’s interrogative devotion during their first meeting.

Over time, however, Newhart’s role as Arthur deepened, and became something so very much more meaningful. After Arthur’s passing in the series, Newhart would continue to recur as a new version of the character: Force Ghost Arthur, who visits Sheldon in his dreams a la Obi Wan Kenobi, whenever Sheldon is in need of some moral support. No other actor could have made this character, and this recurring gag, so entertaining. Newhart’s halting, skeptical, quizzical delivery simply seals the deal each and every time.

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Katerina Daley