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Aflac dumps duck voice actor for tasteless tweets (Gilbert Gottfried gets his wings clipped)
Yahoo ^ | 3/14/11 | AP

Posted on 03/14/2011 3:00:13 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

COLUMBUS, Ga.— Aflac has fired Gilbert Gottfried, the comedian who is the voice of the insurer's quacking duck in the U.S. Gottfried, who has voiced the duck in numerous commercials since 2000, posted a string of mocking jokes about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan on Twitter over the weekend.

"I just split up with my girlfriend, but like the Japanese say, 'They'll be another one floating by any minute now," he tweeted Saturday.

(Excerpt) Read more at mercurynews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: actor; aflac; dicegottfriedohhhhhh; dumps; gilbertgottfried; tastelesstweets
Yur f'ar'd.. get the flock out of here..

(btw, isn't being a snarky rascal part of his 'gig'? making)

1 posted on 03/14/2011 3:00:15 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m amazed anyone pays attention to his “tweets.” How lame does your life have to be?


2 posted on 03/14/2011 3:02:42 PM PDT by Huck (Fools make feasts and wise men eat them - Poor Richard)
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What am I doing? I had such a great gig.


WTF?

3 posted on 03/14/2011 3:02:57 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Wow, he seems like such a charmer. I’m surprised his girlfriend broke up with him


4 posted on 03/14/2011 3:06:18 PM PDT by foolscap
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To: NormsRevenge

Too soon?


5 posted on 03/14/2011 3:09:53 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: NormsRevenge

A good ending for the guy that was named the world’s most unsexy man.


6 posted on 03/14/2011 3:10:16 PM PDT by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m sorry..had they not seen any of his work ?


7 posted on 03/14/2011 3:12:41 PM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to...." ;)
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To: NormsRevenge

The funny thing is...it’s not like he’s never, ever, ever made a tasteless joke in his life before. They had to have known this.

[cue Mike McGlone]

“Could switching to Geico really save you 15% or more on car insurance?...Does Gil Gottfried have really bad impulse control?”


8 posted on 03/14/2011 3:13:26 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: NormsRevenge
His version of "The Aristocrats" joke is probably the vilest.

His tweets are in character ... or lack thereof.

9 posted on 03/14/2011 3:14:23 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: NormsRevenge

Shut the duck up.


10 posted on 03/14/2011 3:14:43 PM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: NormsRevenge

See Also:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2688702/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2688731/posts


11 posted on 03/14/2011 3:14:55 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Who?????


12 posted on 03/14/2011 3:16:23 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: NormsRevenge
This point may have had a bit to do with his getting fired.

From the article:

Aflac Inc., which does 75 percent of its business in Japan...
I had no idea that Aflac was so heavily involved in Japan.
13 posted on 03/14/2011 3:16:23 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Keith in Iowa

Cool! Thanks!


14 posted on 03/14/2011 3:21:23 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

never liked him. Shame on him for such insensitive comments. Well, he has to live with himself and better him than me. Some people have no respect, no class and no soul!!! Pity the fool.


15 posted on 03/14/2011 3:21:30 PM PDT by cubreporter (Rush Limbaugh...Man of all the years. Trust Rush he stands for America.)
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To: Bob

Wow, small world, huh? That’s a sizeable chunk of folks.

The Lord only knows how many of their insured cars and trucks they watched get washed away.


16 posted on 03/14/2011 3:24:12 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Huck

Doesn’t matter. No company can have a rep or anyone associated with it make statements such as these and not can them.

You would think people would understand the import of twitter, facebook, etc. by now.


17 posted on 03/14/2011 3:25:45 PM PDT by fightinJAG (I am sick of ppl adding comments to titles in the title box. Thank you.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Very crude, unfunny and disrespectful. He compares well to Obama and his reaction to deaths of thousands and the crippling of a nation, one of our better allies. This a$$hat makes a stupid joke and Obama goes golfing.

Perhaps he’d be a good boyfriend for Pee Wee Herman.

Of course when you look at this moron, it’s possible to conclude that he might not have been joking.


18 posted on 03/14/2011 3:28:32 PM PDT by Gator113 (I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Bob
Well Gilbert could do the honorable thing you know:


19 posted on 03/14/2011 3:34:26 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: NormsRevenge

We had the unfortunate chance of seeing this moron years ago at a comedy club. Before he was a famous azzclown, he opened for the headliner. He got all of about 5 or six laughs and started fighting verbally with some guy in the audience who said he sucked...he got booed off the stage.


20 posted on 03/14/2011 3:43:27 PM PDT by oust the louse (Mr. Obama is a left-wing ideologue who believes in the greatness of Fedzilla.)
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To: NormsRevenge

His goose is cooked.


21 posted on 03/14/2011 4:07:55 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Le Parti du The'. Ne marchez pas sur moi!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Good!

Listening to his voice makes my teeth itch.

Jack.


22 posted on 03/14/2011 4:30:20 PM PDT by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Resident FReeper Kitty Poem /Haiku Guy)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
His version of "The Aristocrats" joke is probably the vilest.

I stumbled onto this atrocity this weekend when watching some comedy routines on YouTube. After watching this, I'm glad that he got fired. That is one sick human being.

23 posted on 03/14/2011 4:56:46 PM PDT by CommerceComet (Governor Romney, why would any conservative vote for the author of the beta version of ObamaCare?)
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To: CommerceComet

I remember him as one of the cast members of the “new SNL” in 1980. I don’t remember him talking like he does now, with the “Aflac” voice. He must have found his schtick later, and it made him rich.


24 posted on 03/14/2011 5:27:34 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: CommerceComet

BTW, I just don’t get the “Aristocrats” joke. OK, I get that you tell as vile a story as possible, I get that it is designed to shock you with vulgarity, but I don’t understand the punchline “What’s the name of your act?” “The Aristocrats”. Supposedly it’s an OLD joke, but I don’t understand it.


25 posted on 03/14/2011 5:31:39 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: windcliff

Gilbert messed up. Everyone knows that ducks don’t Tweet, they Quack.


26 posted on 03/14/2011 5:38:18 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: lonestar
Who?????

Voice actor. If you ever seen those O'Henry candy bar commercials in the 80s, it was him.

Also had a small role in "Beverly Hills Cop." Not sure if it was I or II.

Also was in Disney's Aladdin and is the voice of some PBS cartoon too.

27 posted on 03/14/2011 5:38:41 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Luke ScottWalker - The Force Is With You)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I think he was also in Duckman.


28 posted on 03/14/2011 5:39:39 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Perdogg

Thanks NormsRevenge.
"I just split up with my girlfriend, but like the Japanese say, 'They'll be another one floating by any minute now," he tweeted Saturday.
Well, he's no Emo Phillips.

Or Bobcat Goldthwait.

Of course, all three suck...


29 posted on 03/14/2011 8:42:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: boop

I didn’t get the joke either but I have no intention of listening to it again to see if I can figure it out. I’m ashamed that I listened to it the first time but after having to put up with that filth, I was hoping for a good punchline.


30 posted on 03/14/2011 9:07:08 PM PDT by CommerceComet (Governor Romney, why would any conservative vote for the author of the beta version of ObamaCare?)
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