One Flag, One Fleet, One Cat
- Nov 12, 2002
I remember the same thing, actually. I don't remember what it actually was, but I do recall watching it specifically because I wanted to see this woman do the Bart voice - seeing is believing, I guess - and being very disappointed when she said she was contractually forbidden from performing it outside "official" Simpsons events.Susan Arendt said:Here's what I'm wondering...is she even allowed to use the voice for anything not Simpsons-approved? I seem to recall her being interviewed on some show, and they asked her to do the voice, and she said she couldn't "be Bart" unless it was official Simpsons stuff. They, for all intents and purposes, own the voice, name, and character. Could be wrong about that, but I could've sworn that was the case.
Maybe a more recent contract negotiation gave the actors greater leeway over what they can do with the voices? Maybe Cartwright feels that as a central character of a cultural phenomenon she's immune to any real repercussions? Maybe she's so wrapped up in Scientology mumbo-jumbo that she just doesn't care? Let's fact it, this is a woman who said - with a straight face, no less - that she's "auditing on a new OT Level Seven." She's out there.