Edna!

Edna!

Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

September 21st, 2008, 7:59 pm #1

Edna is going to be released in about 2 weeks. She's really different. She's the aunt everyone has...she's the head of the PTA....she's the waitress at that one place.....she's the church lady......she's the librarian.....



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Idea page
http://www.axtell.com/edna.html

Here are some development photos of her in process....







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Joined: September 15th, 2008, 2:00 am

September 22nd, 2008, 3:03 pm #2

Anybody got some ideas and jokes for a Red Hat lady? Need some new ones.
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Neale Bacon
Neale Bacon

September 22nd, 2008, 3:48 pm #3

Edna is going to be released in about 2 weeks. She's really different. She's the aunt everyone has...she's the head of the PTA....she's the waitress at that one place.....she's the church lady......she's the librarian.....



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Idea page
http://www.axtell.com/edna.html

Here are some development photos of her in process....






I could see her as a "tough old bird" waitress from a coffee shop or diner talking about her customers.
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Ron Crowley
Ron Crowley

September 22nd, 2008, 4:10 pm #4

Edna is going to be released in about 2 weeks. She's really different. She's the aunt everyone has...she's the head of the PTA....she's the waitress at that one place.....she's the church lady......she's the librarian.....



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Idea page
http://www.axtell.com/edna.html

Here are some development photos of her in process....






Steve, can women do male vent voices? Obviously, some male vents do female characters. Thanks.
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Edna
Edna

September 22nd, 2008, 5:10 pm #5

COOL!!!

Nina Conti does a great male voice for Monk...



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Tony Borders
Tony Borders

September 22nd, 2008, 6:28 pm #6

I did a search for red hat jokes and the site that came up saying red hat joke book immediately started trying to download something onto my computer. It also had a pop up window that said it was from Microsoft and I had a virus, etc. I didn't trust it at all, so I closed and that took several efforts. Just a warning for those searching for red hat jokes.
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

September 22nd, 2008, 6:50 pm #7

COOL!!!

Nina Conti does a great male voice for Monk...


I would give Edna a very low voice like a smoker... like Chris Farley did with this character...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s78jCcLL ... re=related

perhaps an eastern or Jewish accent to add edge....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzK0G3WYqUE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztCU7kun ... re=related

There's also the Church Lady voices like Dana Carvey...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvpRjv4ywjk
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Tony Borders
Tony Borders

September 22nd, 2008, 9:18 pm #8

I would have her shoosh the audience if they get too loud. A habit she picked up during her 38 years as a librarian.

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Tony Borders
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September 22nd, 2008, 11:44 pm #9

Old lady jokes by Tony Borders (Nina’s are below):

G: That reminds me of my late husband.
T: When did he die?
G: He hasn’t died yet. He’s just always late. Come to think of it, he’s late for that too!

OR
G: I buried my husband last winter.
T: Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't know. I hadn't heard that he died.
G: I never said he died.

T: To what do you owe your long life?
G: I owe most of it to the mortgage company, and the doctor, and the bank…

G: I made out my will the other day. And I can tell you, you’re not in it!
T: That’s fine. I have everything I need.
G: How are you going to take care of yourself?
T: What do you mean?
G: You’re a grown man and you still play with dolls. What are you going to do for a living?
T: I’m a ventriloquist!
G: That doesn’t answer the question! (pause) Who’s going to support you when I’m gone?
T: Who do you think is supporting YOU?
G: (Looks at feet.) My stockings!

G: I have a doctor’s appointment. I need a prescription for high blood pressure.
T: Do you have high blood pressure?
G: No, I NEED it. Look at these arms. They just kind of hang there. (slow motion efforts to move them. Shaking of head to show strain, etc.) The other day I was knitting a shawl. I dropped a stitch and couldn’t pick it up!

G: Do you go to church?
T: Yes. I go to church religiously.
G: (Pause.) Is there any other way?
T: Why do you ask?
G: There’s something I do every week at church and I was wondering if you could take my place this week.
T: Sure. Glad to help. What do you do every week?
G: I pay my tithes. Thank you for volunteering!

G: Do you recycle?
T: Yes, I do. It’s very important.
G: Well, when it’s my time to go I want you to recycle me.
T: Anything particular in mind?
G: I want to come back as a Barbie doll!
T: Did you know that you’ve already been recycled?
G: I have?
T: Yes.
G: What was I before?
T: You were an old pillow.
G: That’s me! An old softie!

G: I’m a lot like old cheese.
T: You mean that you get better with age?
G: No. I’m a little hard around the edges.


FROM NINA COOPER:
Gpa "You know, I feel absolutely awful, but I can't for the life of
me remember your name."

Gma "Well, don't feel so bad" replied the other, "I can't remember it
myself half the time."

One Saturday, as I was finishing the dinner dishes, Grandpa stepped up
behind me. "Would you like to go out, girl?" he asked.

Not even turning around, I quickly replied, "Oh, yes, I'd love
to!"

His question had actually been directed to the family dog,
lying near my feet on the kitchen floor.

Cop that pulled you over for speeding...

He said, when he first saw you....75 at least...

-Well I told him he was wrong....it was just the hat I was wearing that
made me look old.

"Old" is when your friends compliment you on your new
alligator shoes...and you're barefoot.

"Old" is when your doctor doesn't give you x-rays
anymore but just holds you up to the light.

What did GOD say after HE created man? - I can do better than
this.

You know you're getting old when:

When you do the "Hokey Pokey" you put your left hip out ... and
it stays out.

You look both ways before crossing a room

-I heard the Wendles are splitting up after 27 years of marriage...What
would drive them to do that?

- 27 years of marriage....

from E. Sweeny (CC's navy friend)

I want to go back to the time when.....................

Decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-mo."
Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, "do over!"
"Race issue" meant arguing about who ran the fastest.
Money issues were handled by whoever was the banker in "Monopoly."
Catching the fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening.
Being old, referred to anyone over 30.

The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was cooties.
It was magic when dad would "remove" his thumb.
Having a weapon in school, meant being caught with a slingshot.
Nobody was prettier than Mom.
Scrapes and bruises were kissed and made better.
It was a big deal to finally be tall enough to ride the "big
people"
rides at the amusement park.

Getting a foot of snow was a dream come true.
Abilities were discovered because of a "double-dog-dare."
Saturday morning cartoons weren't 30-minute ads for action figures.
No shopping trip was complete, unless a new toy was brought home.
"Oly-oly-oxen-free" made perfect sense.
Spinning around, getting dizzy and falling down was cause for
giggles.

The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team.
War was a card game.
Water balloons were the ultimate weapon.
Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a
motorcycle.

Taking drugs meant orange-flavored chewable aspirin.
Ice cream was considered a basic food group.
Older siblings were the worst tormentors, but also the fiercest
protectors.



--
Nina Cooper xo
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Joined: September 15th, 2008, 2:00 am

September 23rd, 2008, 1:49 am #10

The voice I use now for my Red Hat lady is a cross between Julia Childs and Mrs. Doubtfire. It is easy for me to do and clear sounding. I like the idea of the lower smoker's voice. I heard a lady that had such a voice at a yard sale yesterday.I'm going to play with it and see what happens.
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