Carl's Special FX You've heard Carl Kasell imitate the newsmakers of the week, but did you know he could mimic a ray gun and a vuvuzela? Here's a collection of Carl's Special FX.
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Carl's Special FX

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You've heard Carl Kasell imitate the newsmakers of the week, but did you know he could mimic a ray gun and a vuvuzela? Here's a collection of Carl's Special FX.

CARL KASELL, Host:

From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!, the NPR news quiz. I'm Carl Kasell. And here's your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, Host:

Thank you, Carl.

(SOUNDBITE OF APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Thanks everybody. We have got a special show for you all today. It's our second ever listener request show, in which we asked you, via Twitter and our blog, to tell us what your favorite WAIT WAIT moments were from the last year or so.

KASELL: And since we're nothing if not obedient, and since thinking of our own ideas would delay our vacation, we're happy to serve it up.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: We're going to start this week with none other than Carl himself. Not Carl the serious newsman, not Carl the judge and scorekeeper, not even Carl the skilled impressionist. No, what you folks want is special effects Carl, the man who can make any sound with just his mouth and pure will.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Here he is, in July of 2010, introducing a really big sporting event.

KASELL: GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL.

(SOUNDBITE OF APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Whoa. That was impressive. That was well done. But he wasn't done with the World Cup. Here he is just a week later.

KASELL: BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.

(SOUNDBITE OF APPLAUSE)

AMY DICKINSON: Wow.

TOM BODETT: God, that's annoying.

SAGAL: That was Carl imitating a sound everybody, or at least World Cup soccer fans now know all too well. What is it?

JERUSHA KARRAKER: Oh, it's the South African trumpet.

SAGAL: Yes.

KARRAKER: Well, I don't know how to say it.

SAGAL: Well, that's okay. We'll give it to you. Its called the vuvuzela is what it's called.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

SAGAL: Very good, that's what it is.

(SOUNDBITE OF APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: And here's what a less charitable person might think of as Carl's sound effects Waterloo.

KASELL: Pyoo. Pyoo. Pyoo. Pyoo.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

KASELL: Pyoo. Pyoo, pyoo, pyoo.

SAGAL: All right, Carl, repeat after me.

KASELL: Okay.

SAGAL: Pyoo, pyoo, pyoo, pyoo.

BODETT: Yeah, don't you know, ray...

KASELL: Pyoo, pyoo, pyoo, pyoo.

BODETT: It's a universal ray gun.

KASELL: Pyoo, pyoo, pyoo, pyoo.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

BODETT: That's closer.

KASELL: I just want to say that my ray gun noise wasn't bad. It's that the actual ray guns aren't good.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

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