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Bill Farmer interviewed

22 Jul, 2017, 16:48 | Posted by: Jason | Source: Gameranx

Continuing today's accidental theme of Sam's voice actors, Gameranx has an interview with Bill Farmer. Farmer is of course best known as the voice of Goofy for Disney, but Sam & Max gets a mention as well:

Gameranx: You voiced Sam in Sam & Max Hit the Road, whose voice sounds like a more toned-down version of Goofy. Phonetically, how did you make them different?

Bill Farmer: Well Steve Purcell had brilliant dialogue for the game, and I wanted to bring something deadpan but still comedic to the role. So it was a bit of Johnny Carson and more Humphrey Bogart.

Farmer also explains why he did not reprise the role for the television show, which was new to me:

You never know why you don’t get something. They just don’t call. Maybe they forgot I was in the first one, maybe they found somebody they liked better, who knows. That’s part of the business. Like with Sam & Max, they did a cartoon show which was not union. I’m a union actor. They took that to Canada to cast which is why I didn’t do that. And so maybe they got on that non-union bandwagon, and you never know with all the politics. A lot of it’s politics, too. So you just stay grateful for the ones you get, and say, hey I’m available if you need me!

Visit Gamerax to listen to the audio recording of the full interview.

What does everyone else think about this?

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    Comment by: Rum_Rogers | Posted 25 Jul, 2017, 11:24 | Quote

    Bad Asp!

    Rum_Rogers

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    Okay, first off, stop assuming that's all I'm known for.

    And second, I appreciate seeing this interview. Now if only you-know-who would see it, but they're all Walking Dead this, Batman that, Minecraft this, choices that, quick time events this, yadda yadda yadda.



    Sorry mate, just kidding.
    And I couldn't agree more with your vision of Telltale's latest stuff.
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    Comment by: Bad Asp! | Posted 23 Jul, 2017, 22:06 | Quote

    Rum_Rogers

    Bad Asp! showing in 3...2...1...



    Okay, first off, stop assuming that's all I'm known for.

    And second, I appreciate seeing this interview. Now if only you-know-who would see it, but they're all Walking Dead this, Batman that, Minecraft this, choices that, quick time events this, yadda yadda yadda.
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    Comment by: Remi | Posted 23 Jul, 2017, 01:42 | Quote

    Rum_Rogers

    Bad Asp! showing in 3...2...1...



    I mean, how did Harvey Atkin die, anyway?

    Think about THAT.
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    Comment by: Rum_Rogers | Posted 22 Jul, 2017, 21:25 | Quote
    Bad Asp! showing in 3...2...1...

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