Thanks to that lovable time vampire YouTube, getting your nostalgia fix is more accessible and addictive than ever. One day you’re the billionaire CEO of a Fortune 500 company and the next you’re in a shared bachelor apartment re-watching the time Violent Femmes were on Sabrina the Teenage Witch. DAMN YOUR IRON GRIP, WARM POP CULTURE MEMORIES!
If you’re a soft touch for that sort of thing, you’ll be spellbound by this new video churned out by master impressionist (the Rich Little kind, not the Edgar Degas kind) Brock Baker. And if you’re not? You’re still likely to be bowled over by the dude’s remarkable vocal range. The YouTube offering “’90s Nickelodeon Impressions” serves up exactly what it says on the tin. Baker provides 23 impressions from Nickelodeon cartoons of yore, channeling familiar voices from programs like Ren & Stimpy, Doug and Rocko’s Modern Life. It’s a highlight reel of voice acting versatility that goes beyond the initial novelty gimmick thanks to Baker approaching the whole thing with charm, self-deprecation and an actual point of view beyond “’90z lulz!”
“Oh hey, Doug!” says Brock in an eerily accurate Skeeter Valentine voice. “I took a glance at your journal the other day and it’s nothing but squiggly lines. I’m concerned about you, Doug. We all are. HONK HONK!”
See? Good fun for all. Who knows? If this video builds serious momentum, we could be one step away from an effort featuring all the voices in ABC Saturday Morning bumpers.