Yeardley Smith Talks Podcast And 30 Years Of Voicing Lisa Simpson | TODAY

Yeardley Smith Talks Podcast And 30 Years Of Voicing Lisa Simpson | TODAY


>>>WELCOME BACK, YEARDLEY SMITH>>>WELCOME BACK, YEARDLEY SMITH HAS BEEN DOING VOICEOVER WORK HAS BEEN DOING VOICEOVER WORK FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS. FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS.>>IT’S NOT THE ACTING CAREER>>IT’S NOT THE ACTING CAREER SHE ORIGINALLY INTENDED, BUT NOW SHE ORIGINALLY INTENDED, BUT NOW HER VOICE IS SYNONYMOUS WITH ONE HER VOICE IS SYNONYMOUS WITH ONE OF THE MOEGSST ICONIC CHARACTERS OF THE MOEGSST ICONIC CHARACTERS TELEVISION HISTORY. TELEVISION HISTORY.>>I REMEMBER HOW HARD IT WAS TO>>I REMEMBER HOW HARD IT WAS TO BE AN OUTSIDER YEARDLEY SMITH BE AN OUTSIDER YEARDLEY SMITH HAS ONE OF THE MOST RECOGNIZABLE HAS ONE OF THE MOST RECOGNIZABLE VOICES IN SHOW BUSINESS. VOICES IN SHOW BUSINESS. SHE IS LISA SIMPSON ON THE SHE IS LISA SIMPSON ON THE LONGEST RUNNING AMERICAN SITCOM LONGEST RUNNING AMERICAN SITCOM IN HISTORY. IN HISTORY. CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF THAT CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF THAT SIGNATURE SAXOPHONE, AND FIGHTS SIGNATURE SAXOPHONE, AND FIGHTS WITH HER BROTHER BART. WITH HER BROTHER BART. YOU’VE SEEN HER ON SCREEN AS YOU’VE SEEN HER ON SCREEN AS WELL IN MADMEN. WELL IN MADMEN.>>NOW, I APOLOGIZE, BUT WE NEED>>NOW, I APOLOGIZE, BUT WE NEED YOUR PERMISSION. YOUR PERMISSION.>>THE BIG BANG THEORY.>>THE BIG BANG THEORY.>>THANK YOU FOR NOTICING.>>THANK YOU FOR NOTICING.>>AND BLOCKBUSTER FILMS LIKE AS>>AND BLOCKBUSTER FILMS LIKE AS GOOD AS IT GETS. GOOD AS IT GETS.>>DIDN’T GET EMOTIONAL AND>>DIDN’T GET EMOTIONAL AND TRIED NOT TO TERRIFY YOU. TRIED NOT TO TERRIFY YOU.>>WE’RE FASCINATED BY TRUE>>WE’RE FASCINATED BY TRUE CRIME. CRIME.>>NOW SHE’S PRODUCING AND>>NOW SHE’S PRODUCING AND CO-HOSTING A POPULAR TRUE CRIME CO-HOSTING A POPULAR TRUE CRIME PODCAST “SMALL TOWN DICKS” PODCAST “SMALL TOWN DICKS” FEATURING THE DETECTIVES IN FEATURING THE DETECTIVES IN SMALL TOWN USA BREAKING BIG SMALL TOWN USA BREAKING BIG CASES. CASES.>>YEARDLEY SMITH, IT IS SUCH A>>YEARDLEY SMITH, IT IS SUCH A THRILL TO HAVE YOU BACK AGAIN. THRILL TO HAVE YOU BACK AGAIN. WHY DID YOU MAKE THIS WHY DID YOU MAKE THIS TRANSITION? TRANSITION? OBVIOUSLY YOU’VE GOT THE OBVIOUSLY YOU’VE GOT THE NIGHTTIME GIG, BUT WHAT NIGHTTIME GIG, BUT WHAT INTERESTED YOU IN SMALL TOWN INTERESTED YOU IN SMALL TOWN VIOLENT CRIME? VIOLENT CRIME?>>I’VE ALWAYS BEEN A RULE>>I’VE ALWAYS BEEN A RULE FOLLOWER, SO I WAS ALSO ALWAYS FOLLOWER, SO I WAS ALSO ALWAYS FASCINATED BY PEOPLE WHO DON’T FASCINATED BY PEOPLE WHO DON’T VALUE THE SAME THINGS THAT WE VALUE THE SAME THINGS THAT WE VALUE IN ORDER FOR SOCIETY TO VALUE IN ORDER FOR SOCIETY TO FUNCTION WELL, SO WHO ARE THOSE FUNCTION WELL, SO WHO ARE THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE WILLING TO BREAK PEOPLE WHO ARE WILLING TO BREAK THAT TRUST, AND I’M A PERSON WHO THAT TRUST, AND I’M A PERSON WHO LIKES THE GOOD GUYS TO WIN, SO I LIKES THE GOOD GUYS TO WIN, SO I ALSO WANT TO KNOW THAT THERE ARE ALSO WANT TO KNOW THAT THERE ARE FORCES OF GOOD OUT THERE THAT FORCES OF GOOD OUT THERE THAT CAN SET THE TRAIN BACK ON THE CAN SET THE TRAIN BACK ON THE TRACKS. TRACKS.>>PEOPLE ARE SO INTO TRUE CRIME>>PEOPLE ARE SO INTO TRUE CRIME THESE DAYS. THESE DAYS. WHAT DO YOU THINK IT IS? WHAT DO YOU THINK IT IS? TELL ME ABOUT THIS PODCAST, WHY TELL ME ABOUT THIS PODCAST, WHY PEOPLE LOVE IT SO MUCH. PEOPLE LOVE IT SO MUCH.>>I CO-HOST THIS PODCAST WITH>>I CO-HOST THIS PODCAST WITH MY COCREATOR AND BEST FRIEND, MY COCREATOR AND BEST FRIEND, AND TWO IDENTIFIABLE TWIN AND TWO IDENTIFIABLE TWIN DETECTIVES DAN AND DAVE. DETECTIVES DAN AND DAVE.>>WHOSE IDENTITY IS NOT>>WHOSE IDENTITY IS NOT REVEALED. REVEALED.>>WE CHANGE ALL THE NAMES OF>>WE CHANGE ALL THE NAMES OF OUR VICTIMS AND NEVER TELL YOU OUR VICTIMS AND NEVER TELL YOU WHERE THE CRIMES TAKE PLACE, AND WHERE THE CRIMES TAKE PLACE, AND IT IS OUT OF RESPECT FOR THE VP IT IS OUT OF RESPECT FOR THE VP VICTIMS. VICTIMS. IT’S NOT ABOUT WHO THE CRIME IT’S NOT ABOUT WHO THE CRIME HAPPENED TO, IT’S ABOUT HOW HAPPENED TO, IT’S ABOUT HOW JUSTICE WAS SERVED. JUSTICE WAS SERVED. THE CASES REALLY ARE THE STAR. THE CASES REALLY ARE THE STAR. ALL OF OUR CASES ARE TOLD BY THE ALL OF OUR CASES ARE TOLD BY THE DETECTIVES WHO BROKE THE CASE. DETECTIVES WHO BROKE THE CASE. ZIBBY AND I ALMOST DO NONE OF ZIBBY AND I ALMOST DO NONE OF THE TALKING. THE TALKING. WE ARE THE AUDIENCE. WE ARE THE AUDIENCE. WE’RE YOU WHO WOULD ASK ALL THE WE’RE YOU WHO WOULD ASK ALL THE QUESTIONS YOU WOULD IF YOU HAD QUESTIONS YOU WOULD IF YOU HAD THE OPPORTUNITY OR THE GUTS. THE OPPORTUNITY OR THE GUTS.>>I LIKE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE>>I LIKE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WORLDWIDE, I’M A HUGE SIMPSON’S WORLDWIDE, I’M A HUGE SIMPSON’S FAN, BEEN WATCHING THEM SINCE FAN, BEEN WATCHING THEM SINCE THEY WERE IN SHORTS ON THE TRACY THEY WERE IN SHORTS ON THE TRACY ULMAN SHOW. ULMAN SHOW. LISA SIMPSON, HAS SHE CHANGED LISA SIMPSON, HAS SHE CHANGED OVER THE YEARS? OVER THE YEARS? HAS SHE EVOLVED? HAS SHE EVOLVED? THERE’S THIS CONSTANT DEBATE THERE’S THIS CONSTANT DEBATE ABOUT THE CHARACTERS AND WHETHER ABOUT THE CHARACTERS AND WHETHER THEY ARE THE SAME NOW AS THEY THEY ARE THE SAME NOW AS THEY WERE 30 YEARS AGO OR WHETHER WERE 30 YEARS AGO OR WHETHER THESE CHARACTERS ACTUALLY LIKE THESE CHARACTERS ACTUALLY LIKE MOST REAL LIFE CHARACTERS, MOST REAL LIFE CHARACTERS, WHETHER THEY DO GROW? WHETHER THEY DO GROW?>>ABSOLUTELY THEY GROW.>>ABSOLUTELY THEY GROW. ALTHOUGH THE FUNNY THING IS LISA ALTHOUGH THE FUNNY THING IS LISA SIMPSON IS 8, AND EVERY TIME SHE SIMPSON IS 8, AND EVERY TIME SHE HAS A BIRTHDAY SHE TURNS 8. HAS A BIRTHDAY SHE TURNS 8. WE TALK ABOUT THAT, WHAT, WHAT’S WE TALK ABOUT THAT, WHAT, WHAT’S THE PROBLEM WITH THAT? THE PROBLEM WITH THAT? LISA SIMPSON, YOU KNOW, ONE OF LISA SIMPSON, YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE THINGS I LOVE ABOUT HER MOST THE THINGS I LOVE ABOUT HER MOST IS HER RESILIENCE BECAUSE THEY IS HER RESILIENCE BECAUSE THEY PUT THAT GIRL THROUGH SO MUCH. PUT THAT GIRL THROUGH SO MUCH. EVERY TIME THEY GIVE HER EVERY TIME THEY GIVE HER SOMETHING, SHE NEVER GETS TO SOMETHING, SHE NEVER GETS TO KEEP IT. KEEP IT. 22 MINUTES LATER SHE DOESN’T 22 MINUTES LATER SHE DOESN’T HAVE IT ANYMORE, WHETHER IT’S A HAVE IT ANYMORE, WHETHER IT’S A FRIEND OR A PONY OR ANYTHING. FRIEND OR A PONY OR ANYTHING. THE FACT THAT THAT GIRL STILL THE FACT THAT THAT GIRL STILL FEELS LIKE THE GLASS IS HALF FEELS LIKE THE GLASS IS HALF FULL IS EXTRAORDINARY TO ME. FULL IS EXTRAORDINARY TO ME.>>IT ALMOST SEEMS LIKE IT’S>>IT ALMOST SEEMS LIKE IT’S COME FULL CIRCLE IN THAT LISA COME FULL CIRCLE IN THAT LISA WOULD BE THE PERSON WHO WOULD WOULD BE THE PERSON WHO WOULD INVESTIGATE CHIEF HIBBARD. INVESTIGATE CHIEF HIBBARD.>>THAT’S WELL SAID, AL.>>THAT’S WELL SAID, AL.>>THAT’S WHY HE’S AL.>>THAT’S WHY HE’S AL.>>IF HE WAS LOOKING AT SMALL>>IF HE WAS LOOKING AT SMALL TOWN CRIME IN SPRINGFIELD. TOWN CRIME IN SPRINGFIELD.>>SHE WOULD AND WITH ENORMOUS>>SHE WOULD AND WITH ENORMOUS EMPATHY. EMPATHY.>>YES.>>YES.>>ONE OF THE THINGS WE REALLY>>ONE OF THE THINGS WE REALLY WANTED TO DO WITH THIS PODCAST, WANTED TO DO WITH THIS PODCAST, IT’S AN ARTIFACT OF DOING IT IT’S AN ARTIFACT OF DOING IT WITH THE DETECTIVES THAT BROKE WITH THE DETECTIVES THAT BROKE THE CASES, WE WANTED TO SHOW THE CASES, WE WANTED TO SHOW THAT REALLY FINE POLICE WORK IS THAT REALLY FINE POLICE WORK IS BEING DONE WITH THESE INCREDIBLE BEING DONE WITH THESE INCREDIBLE CRIMES IN SMALL TOWNS. CRIMES IN SMALL TOWNS. LIKE, PEOPLE THINK SMALL TOWN LIKE, PEOPLE THINK SMALL TOWN DETECTIVES, WHAT DO YOU DO JUST DETECTIVES, WHAT DO YOU DO JUST RESCUE A CAT OUT OF A TREE? RESCUE A CAT OUT OF A TREE? BUT IN FACT THEY’RE DEALING WITH BUT IN FACT THEY’RE DEALING WITH THE SAME LEVEL OF DEPRAVITY AND THE SAME LEVEL OF DEPRAVITY AND RECKLESSNESS AND DISREGARD FOR RECKLESSNESS AND DISREGARD FOR HUMAN LIFE AS POLICEMEN IN BIG HUMAN LIFE AS POLICEMEN IN BIG CITIES. CITIES. AND YET, IF YOU’RE PART OF A AND YET, IF YOU’RE PART OF A SMALL AGENCY YOU HAVE TO WEAR SMALL AGENCY YOU HAVE TO WEAR MULTIPLE HATS. MULTIPLE HATS. THEY JUST DON’T HAVE THE PERSON THEY JUST DON’T HAVE THE PERSON POWER FOR THERE TO BE A SEPARATE POWER FOR THERE TO BE A SEPARATE S.W.A.T. TEAM. S.W.A.T. TEAM. YOU KEEP ALL THAT STUFF IN YOUR YOU KEEP ALL THAT STUFF IN YOUR TRUNK. TRUNK. WHILE THERE IS A WORTHY WHILE THERE IS A WORTHY CONVERSATION CERTAINLY ACROSS CONVERSATION CERTAINLY ACROSS THE NATION ABOUT THE BAD ACTORS THE NATION ABOUT THE BAD ACTORS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, FOR US WE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, FOR US WE REALLY BELIEVE THAT 99% OF THE REALLY BELIEVE THAT 99% OF THE TIME PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO DO THE TIME PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO DO THE VERY BEST JOB THEY CAN, DOING IT VERY BEST JOB THEY CAN, DOING IT WELL WITH INCREDIBLE INTEGRITY. WELL WITH INCREDIBLE INTEGRITY.>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. WELL SAID, AND TWITTER DON’T GET WELL SAID, AND TWITTER DON’T GET UPSET. UPSET. IT’S CHIEF WIGGINS. IT’S CHIEF WIGGINS.>>WIGGAM.>>WIGGAM.>>LAY OFF AL.>>LAY OFF AL.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. YOU HEARD IT FROM YEARDLEY YOU HEARD IT FROM YEARDLEY SMITH. SMITH. THANK YOU SO MUCH. THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.>>THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.>>THE PODCAST AVAILABLE>>THE PODCAST AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE, AND OF COURSE COULD EVERYWHERE, AND OF COURSE COULD LISA MAYBE TAKE US OUT? LISA MAYBE TAKE US OUT?>>YES, YES.>>YES, YES. AND YOU CAN WATCH THE SIMPSONS AND YOU CAN WATCH THE SIMPSONS SUNDAY NIGHTS ON FOX.

7 thoughts on “Yeardley Smith Talks Podcast And 30 Years Of Voicing Lisa Simpson | TODAY

  1. Anyone else think that Yeardly Smith looks sorta like June Allyson? She's got the same kind of smile, same style and light colored hair, and those similar squinty eyes.

  2. She plays as a voice of Lisa Simpson on "The Simpsons" is Yeardley Smith and as for her, Lisa plays her saxophone!

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