Nancy Cartwright

Nancy Cartwright is an American voice actress, best known for providing the voices of Bart Simpson and other famous characters on The Simpsons. She also plays Chuckie Finster on the children’s television series Rugrats.

Nancy Cartwright is an American voice actress, best known for providing the voices of Bart Simpson and other famous characters on The Simpsons. She also plays Chuckie Finster on the children’s television series Rugrats.

Interview conducted 28th January 2004

Questions to Nancy Cartwright

  1. The Simpsons started 17 years ago, and fourteen years ago they got their own series. Do you still get excited with every recording you make, or has it become a bit mundane now?
  2. Do you do the script reading one day, and record the next?
  3. You originally auditioned for the character of Lisa, why didn’t you get that?
  4. Did you ask to audition for Bart, or did they suggest that to you?
  5. Was there one voice straight away that you thought this is it, or did you come up with many ideas for a different sound of Bart Simpson?
  6. Does the future of the Simpsons rely on the voice actors? So if you were to quit, would the show fall apart and finish, or do you think they would get someone else in to do the voice?
  7. I read that a couple of years ago the cast threatened to go on strike unless you got a pay rise. Now you get around 50 grand a show. Does this say that you are purely in it for the money or are you here for the love and fun of providing entertainment for others?
  8. How much is your voice insured for?
  9. Knowing Bart inside out now do you get involved with writing or making up lines for the character?
  10. Cartoon wise you’ve also been in Rugrats and My Little Pony you have also featured in TV programmes such as ‘Cheers’, ‘Fame’, ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel Air’, ‘Baywatch Nights’ and films like ‘Godzilla’. Do you ever crave for a big TV or film role?
  11. Do you wish that when you go out in public you get recognised more?
  12. You did have a number one hit with ‘Do the Bartman’. Can you sing any of that for us?
  13. One of the charities you help with is ‘Famous Fone Friends’. This is a charity that organises famous people, or in your case characters, to phone and speak to sick children. What sort of stuff do you say to the child on the other end of the phone?
  14. If a celebrity could phone you to talk to you, just like ‘Famous Fone Friends’, which celebrity would you like to talk to?
  15. Knowing Bart really well, at what age do you think Bart Simpson will lose his virginity?
  16. Do your children Lucy and Jack find it bizarre to hear their mother on TV, or can they comprehend that what they are seeing is Bart Simpson, and not mum?
  17. We constantly see Homer at Barts throat. As a mother do you condone this sort of behaviour?
  18. When the ex President George Bush said they should be “More like the Waltons and less like the Simpsons”, do you think he just hadn’t watched an episode?
  19. I was wondering if you could record a voice mail for my phone?
  20. You’re intending to come to Edinburgh this year to perform a one-woman show. What’s it called?
  21. Is it true you once said “I don’t use the voice of Bart when I’m making love to my husband, but Marge’s voice turns him on a little”?
  22. How would you say you’ve contributed to the good of mankind?

Larry Kenney

Larry Kenney is an American radio personality who was a regular on Imus In The Morning. He is most famous in the States for being the voice of Sonny the Cuckoo Bird and worldwide as Lion-O from the cartoon Thundercats.

Larry Kenney is an American radio personality who was a regular on Imus In The Morning. He is most famous in the States for being the voice of Sonny the Cuckoo Bird and worldwide as Lion-O from the cartoon Thundercats.

Interview conducted 1st September 2002

Questions to Larry Kenney

  1. Larry you’ve been in the entertainment business for 40 years, what would you say has been the happiest point in your career?
  2. I’ve heard that you do Elvis Presley impressions. Can you sing like him as well?
  3. How big is Thundercats in the USA?
  4. There was so much merchandise ‘back then’. Did you collect any of it?
  5. When you sign autographs do you sign pictures of yourself or Lion-O?
  6. Thundercats often had morals to each programme as they were trying to teach children as well as entertain them. Due to this there were a lot of cheesy lines. Did you ever look at the script and go “What the hell…”?
  7. Being morally and therefore politically correct, there must have been a gay Thundercat. Which one was it?
  8. Do you come to Britain often?
  9. If the creators wanted to bring back Thundercats and they once again approached you to do Lion-O, would you?
  10. What happens if they wanted to re-invent it and, like so many nostalgic things, do an X rated episode. Would you be prepared to take part?
  11. Did Cheetara ever give you the horn?
  12. Was the actress who played Cheetara, sexy in real life?
  13. Do you ever go out and get recognised by your voice?
  14. If you’re feeling down one day do you go out and put on one your famous voices to get attention?
  15. When did you meet your wife?
  16. When your son was younger did you ever used to show him Thundercats?
  17. How does it feel to walk down the street or for someone to say your name and not be known, however the character you play to be a celebrity in his own right?
  18. How did you find out that you had this talent for creating all your voices?
  19. What’s the most bizarre thing you’ve done to get a job?
  20. Famously around the Internet there are outtakes from the Thundercats recording sessions – THUNDERCATS OUTTAKES ARE PLAYED – We hear you lose your temper in these, so did you ever loose your temper with the cast? Did you hit anyone?
  21. Have you ever dressed up in a life size Lion-O costume for your wife?
  22. Can you sing the Thundercats theme tune?
  23. How do you relax?
  24. What do you see yourself doing this time in 10 years time?
  25. How did you get inside the mind of Lion-O and Jackleman? Did you analyse them?
  26. If there was to be a fight between He-Man and Lion-O, who do you think would win and why?
  27. How would you say you’ve contributed to the good of mankind?
  28. Can you please record an answering machine message for me?

Sir Bruce Forsyth

Sir Bruce Forsyth was an award-winning British showman and entertainer who became a household name in the UK, with television shows such as The Generation Game, Play Your Cards Right, The Price Is Right and Strictly Come Dancing.

Sir Bruce Forsyth was an award-winning British showman and entertainer who became a household name in the UK, with television shows such as The Generation Game, Play Your Cards Right, The Price Is Right and Strictly Come Dancing. Bruce sadly passed away in August 2017.

Interview conducted 31st August 2005

Questions to Sir Bruce Forsyth

  1. It’s been 47 years since you debuted your talents to the world. So many things that you are famous for, for instance comedy, dancing etc… has changed dramatically over the years, especially in Britain. Do you say to yourself “I’m proud of what I’ve achieved and now I can just relax”, or do you feel there’s still a lot more to do?
  2. You’ve unfairly been typecast as a game show host in Britain. Do you regret going down that path now?
  3. You’re still in the public eye, most recently with ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, which I believe is coming back again this autumn. It seems to really get your name in the news today you have to do some sort of reality TV. What do you think of that genre?
  4. Do you, or did you ever get stage nerves?
  5. Before a show do you ever talk to yourself in the mirror?
  6. If you could repeat one moment in your life again be it professional or personal, what would it be?
  7. Who would you say could be the next Bruce Forsyth?
  8. What advice can u give to all the men out there who like myself are embarrassed to dance and therefore don’t do anything on the dance floor?
  9. What size feet do you have?
  10. As a skilled dancer and host of Strictly Come Dancing, what are your views on pole dancing, Art or Fart?
  11. Have you ever tried to Poll Dance?
  12. In 1986 you tried to break through in America by having your own show over there called Bruce Forsyth’s Hot Streak. That only ran for 3 months; what do you think was your biggest obstacle?
  13. Moving onto your famous catchphrases, what were your inspirations behind them? Did you set out to make a catchphrase?
  14. Do you now feel pressured when you make a public appearance to use all these catchphrases?
  15. If you had to pick a famous person’s catchphrase that you wish you had thought of, which one would it be?
  16. Russ Abbott blatantly ripped off your ‘strong man’ arm gesture when you enter the studio, so who do you think would win an arm wrestle. You or Abbott?
  17. Did you ever have a few too many, and then try to play snap with those giant cards after filming ‘Play Your Cards Right?
  18. What made you decide to do that ‘strong man’ pose?
  19. What is your golf handicap?
  20. How did you meet your wife?
  21. Being a Miss World, not you…your wife; were you nervous?
  22. What was the chat up line you used on your wife?
  23. Do you ever go into the bedroom at night and do the ‘strong man’ pose?
  24. How would you say you’ve contributed to the good of mankind?

Dennis Haskins

Dennis Haskins is an American actor known for his role as principal Mr. Belding in the teen sitcom Saved by the Bell, which ran from 1989 to 1993 on NBC. He then went on to star in Saved by the Bell: The New Class.

Dennis Haskins is an American actor known for his role as principal Mr. Belding in the teen sitcom Saved by the Bell, which ran from 1989 to 1993 on NBC. He then went on to star in Saved by the Bell: The New Class.

Interview conducted 25th January 2003

Questions to Dennis Haskins

  1. Were you the manager of Tom Jones?
  2. What was Tom Jones like? Do you have anything bad to say about him?
  3. Before pursuing a career in entertainment what did you do?
  4. Saved By The Bell was originally called Good Morning Miss Bliss. What did you have to do in your audition to get the part of Mr. Belding?
  5. Between 1987 and 1989 (when it was re-named Saved By The Bell), did your character change much?
  6. What would you say you have in common with Mr. Belding?
  7. If in real life you were a principal of a school, what would be your five school rules?
  8. You once said that “Mr. Belding always put the kids first, and for this reason they loved him”. Surely that’s stretching the truth a bit, because actually Mr. Belding didn’t really act as the principal for the entire school, but only for the main characters. If he talked to any of the other students it was usually to tell them to get lost, as he was too busy telling Slater he needed a father figure. It seems that Mr. Belding had no loyalty to anyone that didn’t have a spot in the opening credits. Do you agree with this?
  9. What do you think made Saved By The Bell so successful and run as long as it did, which was 11 seasons and shown in over 85 countries. Let’s face it every story line was the same, it was the same people getting into trouble, there was always the same kiss and make up ending. So why was it so successful? Why do you think people didn’t get bored with it?
  10. You’re obviously very proud of Mr. Belding and of Saved By The Bell. Do you have them all on video?
  11. Out of the 11 years, which class members, did you prefer? The New Class or the Originals?
  12. I went onto a website the other day called whowouldyoukill.com and they asked people to vote for who they would kill off in a show. As it stood earlier today there were 65,749 people who had voted for killing certain characters from Saved By The Bell. Who do you think got the most votes? Where do you think Mr. Belding was in line for the killing? If you could kill anybody from Saved By The Bell, who would it be?
  13. Was there any jealousy between Screech and you, ’cause Screech was obviously a comedy genius. Did you every think “Couldn’t I have had some of his lines?”
  14. In a fight with the Bayside crew and the California Dreams crew. Who do you think would win?
  15. What do you think about ex-students who have gone on to other things like Elizabeth Burkley, who played Jessie, and stripped in the film Showgirls. Were you ashamed?
  16. Of all the episodes of Saved By The Bell, which was your favourite?
  17. If you could have a student to headmaster fling with any of the 3 chicks from the original series, which one would it be?
  18. Can you sing the theme tune for us?
  19. What do you love and hate about the character Mr. Belding?
  20. Can you explain how Screech became Assistant Principal?
  21. Now that Saved By The Bell is finished, at the age of 52, what do you see yourself doing?
  22. You wrote a book called ‘Rating The Agents’. How good is your agent?
  23. Were Zack and that little Minx Kelly Kapowski going out in real life?
  24. There have been loads of rumors that Mark-Paul Gosselaar, who played Zack, died in real life. Can you clarify this?
  25. What would you say has been the lowest point in your career, or something you regret doing?
  26. Your ex-wife Diane was an educational psychologist and you were playing a principal on TV, so both of you knowing a fair bit about education, did you ever come home and play school games together. Like the headmaster and the kinky school girl?
  27. I heard you were a contestant on the game show Scrabble. Is this true? Did you win?
  28. As Mr. Belding, which would you say was your favourite pupil?
  29. As yourself, Dennis Haskins, which one is your favourite character out of the pupils?
  30. How would you say you’ve contributed to the good of mankind?

Roy Skelton

Roy Skelton was a British actor and the voice for the original Daleks in Doctor Who. He’s also know for being the famous voice behind Zippy and George from the UK’s children’s show Rainbow. Roy sadly passed away in June 2011.

Roy Skelton was a British actor and the voice for the original Daleks in Doctor Who. He’s also know for being the famous voice behind Zippy and George from the UK’s children’s show Rainbow. Roy sadly passed away in June 2011.

Interview conducted 5th May 2004

Questions to Roy Skelton

  1. When you were younger you trained at drama school and you had a successful time performing in the West End as well as rep theatre like Bristol Old Vic. Looking back on it all now, over forty years later, are you happy with the career decisions you’ve made? You followed the path of TV and voice acting, but do you regret not carrying on with stage work?
  2. You wrote many of the scripts for Rainbow. Due to the immense success of the show has it not tempted you two write for other children shows? You obviously have a gift for it.
  3. What do you think of children’s programmes today, do you think could have a touch of Roy Skelton to them?
  4. When you started Rainbow you had already been working on Dr. Who. So to start at the beginning, what did you have to do for your audition as a Dalek?
  5. How did you come up with the voice for the Dalek? Did you voice go through a computer system?
  6. In reference to your career, in years to come what would you most like to be remembered for? The voice that entertained kids for generations, or the voice that scared basically the crap out of everyone? Which one are you most proud of?
  7. Which one would you say you’re more like, Zippy or George?
  8. You never did any puppeteering throughout your time in Rainbow, but didn’t you ever want to have your hand up where the sun don’t shine?
  9. Did you ever want to jump inside a Dalek?
  10. If there is one famous person you could put a zip on the mouth of, who would it be and why?
  11. George, what’s the deal? There’s been a lot of speculation about this pink hippo. Is he camp, gay, bi?
  12. Obviously you can’t do both voices at the same time, but can we get a sort of duet from Zippy and George singing the Rainbow theme tune?
  13. Daleks are supposed to be one of the ultimate baddies in TV history. But why didn’t Doctor Who just go up a flight of stairs, surely Daleks can’t go upstairs? Can you do an impression of a Dalek trying to get upstairs?
  14. Was there one recording you did of the word ‘exterminate’ that was used over and over again?
  15. What do you think about Christopher Eccleston being the new Doctor? Are you going to be a part of the new series?
  16. The sound of a Dalek is a scratchy rough voice, and is fairly similar to Zippy’s. Did you ever get a bad throat?
  17. There’s the infamous episode that has been leaked on the Internet where you all talk about your twangers and you sing the plucking song. For the listeners that have not heard it, I’ve made a compilation of it. Here it is – RAINBOW INNUENDO COMPILATION IS PLAYED – Now this cleverly made episode was actually intended for a competition of outtakes, am I right in saying that? Did you write it?
  18. Zippy was involved a couple of years back in the big Marmite advertising campaign. Do you like Marmite?
  19. Being over seventy years of age, you haven’t officially retired yet, as a matter of fact only two years ago you released your first pop song. Did you enjoy recording that?
  20. Are you still in contact with Geoffrey’s. What did you think of his idea of making an adult version of Rainbow?
  21. They brought back Rainbow in the mid 90’s. You weren’t a part of that, were you approached for it?
  22. Is the voice registered and copyrighted to you?
  23. How would you say you’ve contributed to the good of mankind?
  24. My programme controller at the radio station would like you to say a line for his show, his name is David Reece, is that okay?

Uri Geller

Uri Geller is famous around the world for his psychic and mind-bending abilities. He has led a unique life shrouded in debate and controversy. He’s also incredibly well known for being able to bend spoons with just the power of his mind.

Uri Geller is famous around the world for his psychic and mind-bending abilities. He has led a unique life shrouded in debate and controversy. He’s also incredibly well known for being able to bend spoons with just the power of his mind.

Interview conducted 28th March 2002

Questions to Uri Geller

  1. When did you write your first book?
  2. You’re on tour at the moment. On your tour exactly what do you do? Because people that don’t know much about you might say, “Isn’t the show over after you’ve bent one spoon”?
  3. What do you say to all those professors and other scholars who criticize your work saying it is mere psychology and not a ‘gift’?
  4. Sometimes your powers fail you. What do you say to the people that witness you fail?
  5. Can you predict when you’re going to have a bad day?
  6. Does anyone else in your family have the gift to bend metal?
  7. So how did you break the news to your family that your were going to become a spoon bender come psychic, rather than a doctor or a lawyer?
  8. Were you scared when you first discovered your powers of bending spoons?
  9. Your mother thought you might have inherited your powers from Sigmund Freud as you are distantly related to him. Now unless I’m wrong, or you can give me an exclusive here… Freud could never bend spoons or read minds!?!? So what power could have you inherited from him?
  10. Do you feel that your work is spiritual, or in some way influenced by God?
  11. Which is your favourite Spice Girl?
  12. Michael Jackson last year was your best man at your wedding. Explain when you met Michael for the first time and what it was like.
  13. When did you last speak to him [Michael Jackson]?
  14. What was the last thing you saw at the cinema?
  15. Were you credited for the spoon bending scene in ‘The Matrix’
  16. I’ve got a spoon with me. Would you be able to bend it over the telephone?
  17. Can you bend liquids as well as solids?
  18. Who’s mind would you like to read and why?
  19. Can you play the spoons?
  20. How much money do you spend every year on cutlery?
  21. Do you have a special discount deal with a shop that sells spoons?
  22. Teaspoons and Tablespoons, or to put it in other words lighter objects, heavier objects. Is there a difference when you’re bending them? Or is that because you’re not using physical strength it doesn’t matter?
  23. What’s a ‘Minnie-Geller’?
  24. How would you say you’ve contributed to the good of mankind?

Timmy Mallett

Timmy Mallett is a TV presenter and broadcaster who achieved cult status in the UK as the host of 1980’s TV show ‘Wacaday’. Timmy’s well known for his striking visual style, involving loud shirts, comedy glasses and a giant pink foam mallet.

Timmy Mallett is a TV presenter and broadcaster who achieved cult status in the UK as the host of 1980’s TV show ‘Wacaday’. Timmy’s well known for his striking visual style, involving loud shirts, comedy glasses and a giant pink foam mallet.

Interview conducted 31st December 2000

Questions to Timmy Mallett

  1. If a film were to be made about life, who would you most like to play you?
  2. Where do you shop to get your wacky clothes from?
  3. Out of the following, which puppet would you most like to be and why?
    – Miss. Piggy
    – Kermit The Frog
    – Gordon The Gopher
    – Ed The Duck
    – Basil Brush
    – Big Bird
    – Sooty
    – Zippy
  4. What came first: the chicken or the egg?
  5. Who is the most famous person in your mobile phone? And can we have their number?
  6. The glasses: Who came first, Dame Edna or you?
  7. Can you please repeat, at the same old speed the instructions for Mallett’s Mallet?
  8. Apparently ‘Wacaday’ was created within one week to quickly replace Roland Rat. Now, because of this, the title music tells you nothing about the show, because the creators didn’t know what ‘Wacaday’ was going to be about – WACADAY THEME MUSIC IS PLAYED – Now then, ‘Wacaday’ started in 1985, and finished in 1992. Within seven years, surely you knew what it was all about. So why didn’t you change the theme tune?
  9. Pinky Punky always used to say “Mr. Mallett, Mr. Mallett, can I go to the toilet?”. Now what was that all about?
  10. Who would you most like to work with?
  11. If you had the opportunity to go back in time and change one thing in your life, what would that one thing be?
  12. What would you like to be re-incarnated as?
  13. Can you speak any other language? If so which one?
  14. Mayonnaise or Salad Dressing?
  15. Jessica Rabbit or Minnie Mouse?
  16. What did you think of Cliff Richard’s ‘Millennium Prayer’?
  17. When you have a free minute, or you are bored…what do you most like to do?
  18. Do you ever watch the good old days of ‘Wacaday’ on video and cry?
  19. Have you ever used your mallet in a rage of anger or just to shut up an annoying kid on your show?
  20. How would you say you’ve contributed to the good of mankind?

Michael Ninn

Michael Ninn is an adult film director who uses cutting-edge technology in his films that are on par with big budget movies. He has won high profile awards and sold the rights to his name and production company to Spearmint Rhino.

Michael Ninn is an adult film director who uses cutting-edge technology in his films that are on par with big budget movies. He has won high profile awards and sold the rights to his name and production company to Spearmint Rhino.

Interview conducted 2nd December 2003

Questions to Michael Ninn

  1. Michael what you have done for pornography in your career is what the Beatles did for music, what George Lucas did for sci-fi and what Delia Smith did for cooking. You are the Steven Spielberg of the porn world. How does it feel?
  2. Having a fairly successful business in adverts and music videos, why in 1992 did you decide to move onto porn?
  3. You’ve been doing adult movies for 10 years now. Have you celebrated your 10th Anniversary in anyway way or are you planning to?
  4. What do you get your kick out of?
  5. How much do you look to spend on one of your movies?
  6. Do you get the most satisfaction knowing that people get sexually aroused by your movies? Or do the awards and the money turn you on more?
  7. Do you ever sit down and watch one of your own movies and get turned on?
  8. Don’t you get turned on when you’re directing? Do you have to take an absurd amount of trips to the boy’s room?
  9. When they’re older, how are you going to tell your young children what you do for a job?
  10. Do you ever sit back and think, “How perverted am I????”
  11. Do you personally, have a healthy sex life?
  12. What happened to your first marriage? Did the porn get in the way? Did you ask her to be in one of your movies?
  13. Have you ever had a threesome?
  14. In your film ‘Sex’ we see an actor Gerry Pike. Were you happy with his performance?
  15. If you could get any Hollywood actor to star in one of your movies, which one would it be and why? Pick a male and a female.
  16. The emails and letters you get from women…are they mainly lesbians or heterosexuals?
  17. 10 years ago you just started making adult movies. Where do you see yourself in another 10 years time? Do you still see yourself in adult movies, or digressing somewhere else?
  18. Is there any other aspect of the entertainment world you would like to go into?
  19. Have you ever thought of doing a cartoon movie of porn?
  20. What’s been your biggest challenge so far in your career?
  21. How did you tell your mates that you were going into porn?
  22. Have you ever tried to get a celebrity into one of your movies?
  23. Obviously your children are quite young still, but would you like them to go into the same sort of line of work that you do?
  24. What do you look for when you cast your movies?
  25. Due to your movies being quite actor based, do you ask them to bring a monologue with them to the audition and sing a show song?
  26. What happens if you get a really stunning woman auditioning for you, but she is an incredibly bad actress?
  27. We’ve talked about the casting, so what I was wondering is whether you would like a handsome young Brit in your movies? If so…is there a part for me?
  28. How would you say you’ve contributed to the good of mankind?