Nonsense Stories - First 33 Shows

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The following 34 verses (including one we rejected) all have their narration tracks recorded by Ron Hayden, animation key poses were drawn on a whiteboard, and the "celebrity" caricatures were all designed by Bill Crowley. Notes in red and blue indicate animation has been started or completed. Many assignments are still unclaimed and available!

1.2   Whiteboard drawing(s): Artie Romero   Celebrity voice impression: "Pee Wee Herman"
Animation (in progress) by Wayne Sullivan
  "Pee Wee" lip sync animation (completed) by Jieting Chen
 
There was a Young Person of Smyrna,
Whose Grandmother threatened to burn her;
But she seized on the Cat, and said, "Granny, burn that!
You incongruous Old Woman of Smyrna!"

1.8   Whiteboard drawing(s): Anne Hecker   Celebrity voice impression: "Humphrey Bogart"
Released as webisode 5, April 22, 2012
Animation (completed) by Artie Romero, Brittney Owens and Rebekah Failla
"Bogart" lip sync animation (completed) by Frauke Wright
 
There was an Old Man in a tree,
Who was horribly bored by a Bee;
When they said, "Does it buzz?" he replied, "Yes, it does!
It's a regular brute of a Bee."

1.9   Whiteboard drawing(s): Matthew Rebel   Celebrity voice impression: "Jack Nicholson"    
Released as webisode 4, April 15, 2012
Animation (completed) by Kemi Oyebade
"Nicholson" lip sync animation (completed) by Cecelia Schrock
 
There was an Old Lady of Chertsey,
Who made a remarkable curtsey;
She twirled round and round, till she sank underground,
Which distressed all the people of Chertsey.

1.10   Whiteboard drawing(s): Woodrow Martin   Celebrity voice impression: "Edith Bunker"  
Released as webisode 2, April 5, 2012
Animation (completed) by Ahmad Philips
Edith lip sync animation (completed) by Frauke Wright and Artie Romero
 
There was a Young Lady whose chin
Resembled the point of a pin;
So she had it made sharp, and purchased a harp,
And played several tunes with her chin.

1.11   Whiteboard drawing(s): Woodrow Martin   Celebrity voice impression: "John Wayne"
  Animation (in progress) by Julie Christine
"John Wayne" lip sync animation (completed) by Frauke Wright
 
There was an Old Man with a flute,--
A "sarpint" ran into his boot!
But he played day and night, till the "sarpint" took flight,
And avoided that Man with a flute.

1.12   Whiteboard drawing(s): Artie Romero   Celebrity voice impression: "Jimmy Stewart,""Jimmy Stewart" lip sync animation (completed) by Frauke Wright
 
There was a Young Lady of Portugal,
Whose ideas were excessively nautical;
She climbed up a tree to examine the sea,
But declared she would never leave Portugal.

2.1   Whiteboard drawing(s): Woodrow Martin   Celebrity voice impression: "Alfred Hitchcock
Released as webisode 18, July 27, 2012
Animation (completed) by Kristen Pontius
"Hitchcock" lip sync animation (completed) by Frauke Wright
 
There was an Old Man of Vienna,
Who lived upon Tincture of Senna;
When that did not agree, he took Camomile Tea,
That nasty Old Man of Vienna.

2.2   Whiteboard drawing(s): Anne Hecker   Celebrity voice impression: Richard M. Nixon  
Released as webisode 3, April 8, 2012
Animation (completed) by Brittney Owens and Artie Romero
Nixon lip sync animation (completed) by Frauke Wright and Kristen Pontius (eyes, eyebrows)
 
There was an Old Man in a boat,
Who said, "I'm afloat! I'm afloat!"
When they said, "No, you ain't!" he was ready to faint,
That unhappy Old Man in a boat.

2.12   Whiteboard drawing(s): Matt Rebel   Celebrity voice impression: "Jack Nicholson,"
Released as webisode 15, June 25, 2012
Animation (completed) by Brittney Owens
"Nicholson" lip sync animation (completed) by Anne Hecker
 
There was an Old Man who supposed
That the street door was partially closed;
But some very large Rats ate his coats and his hats,
While that futile Old Gentleman dozed.

3.5   Whiteboard drawing(s): Matthew Rebel   Celebrity voice impression: "Shrek",    
Animation (in progress) by Giselle Miranda
"Shrek" lip sync animation (in progress) by Chelsea McCue
 
There was a Young Lady whose nose
Was so long that it reached to her toes;
So she hired an Old Lady, whose conduct was steady,
To carry that wonderful nose.

3.6   Whiteboard drawing(s): Matthew Rebel   Celebrity voice impression: "Mickey"
Animation (in progress) by Cecelia Schrock
"Mickey" lip sync animation (in progress) by Chelsea McCue
 
There was a Young Lady of Norway,
Who casually sat in a doorway;
When the door squeezed her flat, she exclaimed, "What of that?"
This courageous Young Lady of Norway.

3.9   Whiteboard drawing(s): Matthew Rebel   Celebrity voice impression: "Goofy"
Animation (in progress) by Jieting Chen, Andrew Woolnough and Ayla Radies
"Goofy" lip sync animation (in progress) by Andrew Woolnough
"Arnold" aside lip sync animation (completed) by Wayne Sullivan
 
There was a Young Lady of Bute,
Who played on a silver-gilt flute;
She played several jigs to her Uncle's white Pigs:
That amusing Young Lady of Bute.

3.11   Whiteboard drawing(s): Jesse Knyphausen   Celebrity voice impression: "Bill Clinton"
Released as webisode 6, April 26, 2012
Animation (completed) by Jieting Chen
Clinton lip sync animation (completed) by Frauke Wright and Artie Romero
 
There was an Old Man with a poker,
Who painted his face with red ochre.
When they said, "You're a Guy!" he made no reply,
But knocked them all down with his poker.

3.13   Whiteboard drawing(s): Matt Rebel   Celebrity voice impression: "Richard M. Nixon,"  
Released as webisode 14, June 18, 2012
Animation (completed) by Kemi Oyebade, Woodrow Martin and Andrew Woolnough
Nixon lip sync animation (completed) by Artie Romero
 
There was an Old Man of Peru,
Who watched his wife making a stew;
But once, by mistake, in a stove she did bake
That unfortunate Man of Peru.

4.3   Whiteboard drawing(s): Matt Rebel   Celebrity voice impression: "Bill Cosby"
Released as webisode 1, April 1, 2012
Animation (completed) by Jieting Chen
"Cosby" lip sync animation (completed) by Artie Romero and Frauke Wright
 
There was an Old Person of Mold,
Who shrank from sensations of cold;
So he purchased some muffs, some furs, and some fluffs,
And wrapped himself well from the cold.

4.8   Whiteboard drawing(s): Artie Romero   Celebrity voice impression: Barack Obama
Obama lip sync animation (in progress) by Shaye Lampe
 
There was an Old Man of Calcutta,
Who perpetually ate bread and butter;
Till a great bit of muffin, on which he was stuffing,
Choked that horrid Old Man of Calcutta.

4.10   Whiteboard drawing(s): Matt Rebel   Celebrity voice impression: "Rodney Dangerfield," Animation (in progress) by Tom Webster
"Rodney" lip sync animation (completed) by Kadie Miller
 
There was an Old Man of the South,
Who had an immoderate mouth;
But in swallowing a dish that was quite full of Fish,
He was choked, that Old Man of the South.

5.1   Whiteboard drawing(s): Woodrow Martin   Celebrity voice impression: Barney
Released as webisode 12, June 3, 2012
Animation (completed) by Jieting Chen
"Barney" lip sync animation (completed) by Wayne Sullivan
 
There was a Young Lady of Lucca,
Whose lovers completely forsook her;
She ran up a tree, and said "Fiddle-de-dee!"
Which embarrassed the people of Lucca.

5.2   Whiteboard drawing(s): Matthew Rebel   Celebrity voice impression: "Sly Stallone"
Released as webisode 11, May 27, 2012
Animation (completed) by Jieting Chen and Andrew Woolnough
"Sly" lip sync animation (completed) by Andrew Woolnough
"Edith Bunker" comment ("That's very big of you!") animation, completed by Kristen Pontius
 
There was an Old Man of Coblenz,
The length of whose legs was immense;
He went with one prance from Turkey to France,
That surprising Old Man of Coblenz.

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5.8   Whiteboard drawing(s): Woodrow Martin   Celebrity voice impression: "Arnold Schwarzenegger"  
Animation (in progress) by Brandon Cathey
Arnold lip sync animation (completed) by Kristen Pontius and Artie Romero
 
There was an Old Man on some rocks,
Who shut his Wife up in a box:
When she said, "Let me out," he exclaimed, "Without doubt
You will pass all your life in that box."

5.12 - REJECTED 2012.03.27 This is the only episode that has been dropped from the first season because it is offensive, and has few redeeming qualities. The episode count for season one now sits at 33 rather than 34. --AER
Whiteboard drawing(s): Cecelia Schrock   Celebrity voice impression: Jamaican guy, Smiley Wiley
 
There was an Old Man of Jamaica,
Who suddenly married a Quaker;
But she cried out, "Oh, lack! I have married a black!"
Which distressed that Old Man of Jamaica.

6.1   Whiteboard drawing(s): Cecelia Schrock   Celebrity voice impression: "Johnny Carson"  
Animation (in progress) by Michael Salcedo
"Johnny Carson" lip sync animation (completed) by Frauke Wright and Artie Romero
 
There was a Young Lady of Troy,
Whom several large flies did annoy;
Some she killed with a thump, some she drowned at the pump,
And some she took with her to Troy.

6.3   Whiteboard drawing(s): Artie Romero   Celebrity voice impression: "Rodney Dangerfield"
"Dangerfield" lip sync animation (completed) by Frauke Wright
 
There was an Old Person of Dutton,
Whose head was as small as a button;
So to make it look big he purchased a wig,
And rapidly rushed about Dutton.

6.5   Whiteboard drawing(s): Woodrow Martin   Celebrity voice impression: Henry Kissinger
Animation (in progress) by Kadie Miller
"Kissinger" lip sync animation (in progress) by Simmon Keith Barney
 
There was a Young Lady of Russia,
Who screamed so that no one could hush her;
Her screams were extreme--no one heard such a scream
As was screamed by that Lady of Russia.

6.6   Whiteboard drawing(s): Anne Hecker   Celebrity voice impression: "David Letterman"
Released as webisode 7, April 29, 2012
Animation (completed) by Anne Hecker and Andrew Woolnough
"Letterman" lip sync animation (completed) by Ashley Vanstone
 
There was a Young Lady of Tyre,
Who swept the loud chords of a lyre;
At the sound of each sweep she enraptured the deep,
And enchanted the city of Tyre.

6.9   Whiteboard drawing(s): Artie Romero   Celebrity voice impression: "Eddie Murphy
Released as webisode 10, May 20, 2012
Animation (completed) by Andrew Woolnough
"Eddie" lip sync animation (completed) by Andrew Woolnough
 
There was an Old Man of the Coast,
Who placidly sat on a post;
But when it was cold he relinquished his hold,
And called for some hot buttered toast.

7.4   Whiteboard drawing(s): Matthew Rebel   Celebrity voice impression: "Bill Cosby"  
Released as webisode 8, May 7, 2012
Animation (completed) by Kemi Oyebade
"Cosby" lip sync animation (completed) by Frauke Wright
 
There was a Young Lady of Wales,
Who caught a large Fish without scales;
When she lifted her hook, she exclaimed, "Only look!"
That ecstatic Young Lady of Wales.

7.5   Whiteboard drawing(s): Woodrow Martin   Celebrity voice impression: "Rodney Dangerfield"
Released as webisode 16, July 2, 2012
Animation (completed) by Ahmad Philips and Jerimiha Newlon
"Dangerfield" lip sync animation (completed) by Frauke Wright and Artie Romero
 
There was a Young Lady of Welling,
Whose praise all the world was a-telling;
She played on the harp, and caught several Carp,
That accomplished Young Lady of Welling.

7.8   Whiteboard drawing(s): Woodrow Martin   Celebrity voice impression: "Elvis"
Released as webisode 17, July 9, 2012
Animation (completed) by Tracy Deines
"Elvis" lip sync animation (completed) by Jerimiha Newlon
 
There was a Young Lady of Sweden,
Who went by the slow train to Weedon;
When they cried, 'Weedon Station!' she made no observation,
But thought she should go back to Sweden.

8.1   Whiteboard drawing(s): Anne Hecker   Celebrity voice impression: "Robin Leach"
Animation (in progress) by Jennifer Archibeque
"Leach" lip sync animation (completed) by Jerimiha Newlon
 
There was a Young Girl of Majorca,
Whose Aunt was a very fast walker;
She walked seventy miles, and leaped fifteen stiles,
Which astonished that Girl of Majorca.

8.2   Whiteboard drawing(s): Matthew Rebel   Celebrity voice impression: "James Earl Jones"
"Jones" lip sync animation (in progress) by Jerimiha Newlon
 
There was a Young Lady of Poole,
Whose soup was excessively cool;
So she put it to boil by the aid of some oil,
That ingenious Young Lady of Poole.

8.6   Whiteboard drawing(s): Matthew Rebel   Celebrity voice impression: "Phil Hartman"
Released as webisode 13 on Blip.TV, June 11, 2012
Animation (completed) by Andrew Woolnough
"Hartman" lip sync animation (completed) by Wayne Sullivan
 
There was an Old Man on whose nose
Most birds of the air could repose;
But they all flew away at the closing of day,
Which relieved that Old Man and his nose.

9.8   Whiteboard drawing(s): Cecelia Schrock   Celebrity voice impression: George W. Bush
Released as webisode 9, May 13, 2012
Animation (completed) by Artie Romero, Andrew Woolnough and Rebekah Failla
Bush lip sync animation (completed) by Brittney Owens
 
There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said, "It is just as I feared!
Two Owls and a Hen, four Larks and a Wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard."

9.11   Whiteboard drawing(s): Jesse Knyphausen   Celebrity voice impression: "Julia Child"
Animation (completed) by Jieting Chen and Simmon Keith Barney
"Julia" lip sync animation (in progress) by Stephanie Lynn Girard
 
There was a Young Lady whose bonnet
Came untied when the birds sate upon it;
But she said, "I don't care! all the birds in the air
Are welcome to sit on my bonnet!"

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ASIDES by Ron Hayden

Specified character voices:

"Austin Powers"
"Oh, bee hive!"

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold lip sync animation (in progress) by Wayne Sullivan
"I'll be back. To get one of those pigs. No problemo."
"Hasta la vista, baby."

"Pee Wee Herman"
"He's a guy alright! Heh heh!"
"Giant steps! Hee hee! Heh heh!"

"Will Smith"
"Now that's what I'm talkin' about."

"Jerry Seinfeld"
"Yes, that is what I am talking about, as well!"

"Kermit the Frog"
"It's not easy being green. But it's much easier when you're dead!"

"Mike Tyson"
"Personally, I have never laid a finger on her."
"And he was out cold, convulsing on the floor like an infantile retard."

The following asides were each performed in various voices of celebs of Ron Hayden's choice:

"Rodney Dangerfield"
Ooo - hoo - hoo! That's gotta hurt!

"Howard Cosell"
Let's hear it for the lady!

"Austin Powers"
This is really for the birds.

"Eddie Murphy"
Well, SHE's very accommodating.

"Sly Stallone"
Oh no you DIT-uhnt.

3 different: "Austin Powers", Pee Wee and "John Wayne"
Random.

"Sean Connery"
It must be nice.

"Edith Bunker" and others (?)
That's very big of you.
Edith lip sync animation (completed) by Kristen Pontius

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List of All Celebrity Voice Impressions

Alfred Hitchcock
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Austin Powers
Barack Obama
Barney
Bill Clinton
Bill Cosby
David Letterman
Eddie Murphy
Edith Bunker
Elvis
George W. Bush
Goofy
Henry Kissinger
Howard Cosell
Humphrey Bogart
Jack Nicholson
Jamaican guy
James Earl Jones
Jerry Seinfeld
Jimmy Stewart
John Wayne
Johnny Carson
Julia Child
Kermit
Mickey
Mike Tyson
Pee Wee Herman
Phil Hartman
Richard M. Nixon
Robin Leach
Rodney Dangerfield
Sean Connery
Shrek
Sly Stallone
Will Smith

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Released Shows
EpisodeVerseDateNotes
14.32012.04.01Most views (5,955) - Old man of Mold
21.102012.04.05Most comments (226) - The lady whose chin
32.22012.04.08Old man in a boat
41.92012.04.15Old lady of Chertsey
51.82012.04.22Old man in a tree
63.112012.04.26Old man with a poker
76.62012.04.29Young lady of Tyre
87.42012.05.07Young lady of Wales
99.82012.05.13Old man with a beard
106.92012.05.20Longest (2:38) - Hot buttered toast
115.22012.05.27Man of Coblenz
125.12012.06.03Young lady of Lucca
138.62012.06.11Birds nose dance party. Moved to Mondays on Blip.TV
143.132012.06.18Old man of Peru
152.122012.06.25Rats ate his hats
167.52012.07.02Young lady of Welling
177.82012.07.09Young lady of Sweden
182.12012.07.27Shortest (0:55) - Nasty old man of Vienna

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