As you probably know, Gilbert Gottfried was recently shit canned (or, if you want the family friendly version, “poop jarred”) as the voice of the Aflac Duck. The insurance company decided to dump the controversial comedian after he sent several tweets mocking the situation in Japan. Aflac did not take too kindly to the insensitive remarks, which was probably due in no small part to the fact that they do a large amount of business in Japan.
We could sit here all day and debate whether it was right or wrong for the company to fire Gottfried, but it hardly seems appropriate given the circumstances. No, in light of recent events, it’s important to put such frivolous talk aside, and instead, focus on who should be hired as a replacement. Here are nine contenders.
We’ve tried the nasally, screeching voice of Gottfried. Maybe it’s time to go for an angry-old man voice, instead.
Jason Alexander already voiced a duck in the cult classic, “Duckman.” That can only help his chances here.
For those of you who are old enough to remember “The Real Ghostbusters” cartoon, LaMarche played Dr. Egon Spengler. For those of you who aren’t old enough to remember, kiss my ass. Maybe you’ll know him from “Futurama.”
Speaking of “Futurama,” Billy West is always in contention. I can’t help but love the idea of a duck that sounds like Professor Farnsworth.
An Aflac Duck list without Wallace Shawn? Inconceivable!
Chris Rock would be great as the duck. You don’t agree? Why, cause he’s black and the duck is white? Racist!
Christopher Walken would be the perfect replacement, as long as the ads were extended from 30 seconds to two minutes. “Af………lac!”