Not a fan of a certain version of Harley Quinn? Maybe these performers might nail the role. GET IT? NAIL? HAMMER? Because Harley Quinn used to use a giant mallet as her weapon? Okay never mind.
George Washington is rumoured to almost have said: ‘I never cut down that cherry tree and also I’m not really vibing with the Harley Quinn cartoon because her voice doesn’t really do it for me.’
In honour of Independence Day (the movie franchise), here are a few performers that Washington (not the one mentioned earlier, the character from Welcome Back Kotter) might prefer to hear voicing DC’s popular female anti-hero.
Bitty Schram is probably best known for her role as Sharona Fleming on the classic TV series ‘Monk’. There’s actually a lot of crossover between Sharona and Harley:
– They both work for people with severe mental issues
– They’re both tough independent women
– Sharona is seen near a giant hammer in one episode of Monk (Mr Monk Goes To The Circus)
– They’re both blondes
– Sharona had a son, Harley was apparently pregnant (Batman: Arkham City)
– They both have New Jersey accents
She’s a natural fit and I for one would pay good money to hear her say ‘MISTAH J’ in the exact same tone as she says ‘ADRIAN!’ on Monk.
I would not pay bad money for it, however – bad money has gone rotten which is why it’s called bad money in the first place. This, of course, is the origin of the phrase ‘stinking rich’.
Sarah Silverman is a veteran of the comedy circuit, which is clearly shown by the irony of her surname: She is neither made from silver, nor is she a man.
Perhaps this is because the name ‘Sarah Fleshwoman’ wouldn’t do so well in Hollywood.
Although her voice isn’t as high-pitched as Harley’s voice is, Sarah is a fantastic character actor. I could offer proof of that, but I’m not going to because you’re not my real mom and I don’t have to do anything you say.
Although she doesn’t seem to have a lot in common with Harley, she is loosely connected to her in many ways:
– She shot a pilot with Patti LuPone and Topher Grace
– I think they got away shooting the pilot, because I haven’t read the headline ‘Hollywood stars found guilty of aviation-based murder’ anywhere yet
– Why did you assume the pilot was a male, that was sexist of you
– Sorry about that last point, I was just projecting, that’s on me
– Patty LuPone plays Yellow Diamond in Steven Universe
– Harley Quinn’s original outfit featured a diamond shape
– Topher Grace played Venom in one of the Spider-Man films, I’m not looking up which one, sue me
– Venom is a violent thug with a black outfit, just like Batman
– Sarah Silverman started a comedy group called JASH with other performers, including Michael Cera
– Micheal Cera’s surname is pronounced like Sarah (at least when I say it)
– Michael Cera plays Robin in the Lego Batman movie – he doesn’t play Riddler
– Sarah Silverman also doesn’t play Riddler in the Lego Batman movie
I don’t know about you, but I think I’ve made it pretty clear why Sarah Silverman would be a great Harley Quinn.
I actually think Ken would make a terrible Harley Quinn, but I’m a huge fan and I’d love to see him get more work.
Anyone who knows who she is already agrees with me so I’m not going to bother writing anything about her here. I will, instead, briefly discuss the merits of shaving your legs if you’re a male:
– You can tell people you’re a cyclist
I did say it would be brief.
I’m sure that one of Harley’s traps involved bees, so that’s good enough for me (GET IT?).
Oh and also she could probably do the voice, so that’s nice.
She’s already a villain, so she’s got that going for her. However, based on the charges levelled at her, she’d probably be a better fit for Two-Face.
Frank Welker could do ANY VOICE EVER apart from maybe Winnie-the-Pooh. I mean, he could – he just wouldn’t because Jim Cummings else already has that role and in my head Frank Welker and Jim Cummings are good friends.
More importantly, I want to discuss Winnie-the-Pooh’s name. The character’s name is clearly hyphenated and yet the branding (i.e. the name of the various movies and TV shows) rarely shows this.
GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER, HOLLYWOOD!