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This is just about as Meta as it gets

This is just about as Meta as it gets August 7, 2014

So I’m fond of impressionists, and particularly fond of Jim Meskimen, who you may remember from this

Anyway, some time back I wrote him about something or other and wound up on him mailing list, which is fun because I get things like this from him:

You may have seen the video that went viral last week with “29 celebrity impressions and 1 song”.  It has received about a million views a day since release.  In case you missed it, it’s here:

I had it sent to me by a lot of my friends who were taken in by it; I myself was packing my bags to move to Australia to look for a new career…

Then I got a whisper that maybe it wasn’t quite on the up and up.

I managed to get in contact with the creator, Rob Cantor.

He wrote to me and confessed it was a hoax.

He’s announced it officially in a new video today, which is also of course going viral:

Turns out he used a number of impressionists, some from our very own show, to pull it off.  HOAX!

So…

I thought it would be a good idea if the cast of The Impression Guys created a video that calls out, in a gentle way,  his use of other voice actors for his “impressions” and released it here:

We hope you enjoy it.

Very best,

jim

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