Jul 5, 2018
Video: Snakes on a Plane (The TV Edit)
The people who do ADR for movies shown on broadcast TV and basic cable (i.e., the guys who dub over the curse words) are underappreciated geniuses. After all, without them, how would we know that Miami is like a great big chicken, just waiting to be plucked? Who else is going to warn us about the dire consequences when you find a stranger in the Alps? And where else would we have learned about the treacherous Mister Falcon?
But recently, the ADR folks really went that extra mile. Not only did they take an idiotic R-rated B movie famous for its internet buzz-worthy title and make it safe for family viewing, but they also allowed one guy with a computer and a TV capture card to cause a minor sensation that swept across the globe, and ultimately inspired a bit on a late night talk show.
Spoiler alert: that guy was me, the idiotic R-rated B movie was Snakes on a Plane, and the talk show was The Colbert Report. Don’t believe me? Read on.