Rob Paulsen

You know who’s awesome? This guy’s awesome.

I’ve never met him, but I hope to soon…

His name is Rob Paulsen and he’s a voice actor. More importantly, he is the voice of Yakko Warner.

He’s also the voice of a number of other characters, like Pinky, Dr. ScratchnSniff, Raphael and Donatello, but I will always remember him as Yakko because of this song: The Nations of the World.

I learned this song. I have the Animaniacs CDs and I played this song in my car for three months so that I could learn it by heart. And learn it I did. Then, during one talent show at a church retreat, I performed the song for them.

They were confused.

Why am I bringing up a voice actor on a knitting blog? Because this voice actor is the headlining guest at Con-G. And if you scroll down on that page, you will see another guest at Con-G, Debs & Errol!

You have no idea how excited this makes me. I even made a comic about it because I’m that excited:

Actually, if you’ve seen my videos, you may have an idea about how excited I am.

Thus, I am determined to make Animaniacs finger puppets. See how it turns back to knitting? I went on Ravelry, did a search, and I CAME UP BLANK!

WHAT?! RAVELRY HAS EVERYTHING KNITTED UNDER THE SUN!!! NOOOOOOOOO….

How on earth are there no Yakko Warners on Ravelry? I am not phased! I will make my own! So I searched for finger puppets on Ravelry, but a lot of them were made from books.

So I searched the web, found a book I wanted, and then dragged the family to Chapters. Of course, when it comes to books, there is no dragging required.

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I am so happy to find something

With dogged anticipation, I rushed into the Chapters and after about five minutes of searching, I realized I had no idea where the craft section was.

Seriously, I couldn’t find it for the life of me. I went to the terminal just to see if the book was there. And it wasn’t. But another finger puppet book was, so that was good enough.

But I still couldn’t find the craft section. So I asked my wife. I ask my wife for all sorts of thing. I ask here where the craft section is, where my knitting is, where my underwear’s at.

She found it for me. She always finds things for me.

Anyway, in the end, I purchased two knitting books.

TWO KNITTING BOOKS!

And then I went on google hangouts with Manpans and Kelson to show off my newly purchased goods and knit.

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My first two knitting books! HUZZAH!

Anyway, I bought knitting books because I WILL knit Animaniacs finger puppets. Even if it kills me. I don’t have patterns, but I hope to piecemeal it from the patterns I find in these books. Hopefully this will work.

Wish me luck.

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About Errol

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Posted on January 10, 2013, in knitting and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Good luck!!!!! 😀
    Making your own patterns / stuff is hard… It takes forever! At least for me, it does.

  2. Good luck!! I can’t wait to see ’em when (not if!) you get ’em done and bring them to the con!

  3. Well done you. Knitting finger puppets is brilliant, but if you do them approximately double the size [in real wool] then afterwards you can felt them which makes all the stitches appear to disappear and gives a smoother effect.

  4. I hadn’t realized he plays Carl on Jimmy Neutron too. And you know what? Carl Wheezer loves llamas and he’s even a member of the Llama Love Society! And know what else? Llamas have exquisitely soft fleece! I’m fairly positive I remember seeing Carl knitting on at least one episode but I can’t find a picture of that online.. Still Llama wool is prized by many knitters so the circle back to knitting is complete!

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