Talk:Billy West, voice of Ren and Stimpy, Futurama, on the rough start that shaped his life

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Lost Interview No. 1[edit]

This interview was conducted back in November 2007 by telephone, Billy West in Los Angeles and David Shankbone in New York. This is one of three interviews that are part of the "Lost Interviews" - a disk they were saved on corrupted and it has taken this long to figure out how to extract them back to create the transcripts. West is the first in three interviews conducted in late 2007 that will be published in the next few weeks. --David Shankbone - (talk) 05:07, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Looks like a great interview, and one - like a road accident - that you can't stop reading. --Brian McNeil / talk 14:46, 13 February 2008 (UTC)
Thanks Brian. It's one of the more compelling interviews I have done for its no-holds barred honesty. Painful honesty, and that makes it fascinating. It's very human. --David Shankbone - (talk) 15:13, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Congratulations on another great interview. I do have one question/concern. It is in regard to this question/statement:

DS: It’s confusing because you look like somebody like Dick Cheney, who has this lesbian daughter, who’s in a gay marriage and now has a baby with her partner, and you just don’t know how the situation exists. It’s hard to comprehend. That Mary Cheney exists in the Republican party, and that she seems to be fine with that existence and even works for it.

Mary Cheney's WP page does not seem to reflect that she is married. Yes, she is in a long-term relationship with Heather Poe, but where do you get that she is in a marriage, whether legal or just ceremonial? I just don't see that anywhere on the interwebs. I hesitate to just remove it, since, afterall, that is what you said in the interview. Should some sort of clarification be made or should it be stricken? Cheers, --SVTCobra 01:44, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

You could be right - I didn't think anything of it and thought I heard they had some kind of ceremony, but it appears they didn't. Perhaps it should be changed to "partnership" - that would be fine with me if you think it will mean something. --David Shankbone - (talk) 01:50, 14 February 2008 (UTC)
Rather than change what you actually said, you can make an editorial correction in brackets with a link to her page (just a suggestion). Great interview! YG - (talk) 08:30, 14 February 2008 (UTC)
Yes, YG's suggestion of editorial brackets is best. -- Zanimum - (talk) 19:47, 14 February 2008 (UTC)
Per the above comments I inserted an editorial note. However, it is not something that I have see done here before, so feel free to revert if it was out of line. --SVTCobra 01:43, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
Oops, sorry, I thought you would have mentioned it here that you had done it already. My bad. --SVTCobra 04:00, 15 February 2008 (UTC)


Ping --David Shankbone - (talk) 19:33, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Cowed mother[edit]

Did Billy West refer to his mother as "cowed" or did the interviewer? Used as an adjective, as to describe the mother, as this article does, is insulting. I know he had a rough childhood, but in the interview he does not speak negatively against his mother. His father was the abuser. 05:03, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

Cowed is defined as "frightened into submission" or "intimidated." To me it seems apt, and non-insulting.--Sketchmoose - 15:41, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

Edit Request - Typos[edit]

I think there are a few typos in this article, unless Norman Mailer really did say that "you must feel the donkey every day." Also, it refers to "Wikiedia" in the same section. --Sketchmoose - 15:41, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

Fixed those two. Thanks for pointing them out. Chris Mann (Say hi!|Stalk me!) 23:15, 22 October 2008 (UTC)
Cool! I have to admit, "feel the donkey" is definitely more amusing, albeit slightly less to the point. Sketchmoose (talk) 13:44, 23 October 2008 (UTC)


'in in' => 'in' (not sure if it should have [sic] added or one 'in' removed). Van der Hoorn (talk) 21:00, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

  • Symbol delete vote.svg Not done — This is not an error, just an odd grammatical practise in English. "He went in in the middle of the night" is equivalent to "He went into the room in the middle of the night". Gopher65talk 02:13, 7 March 2009 (UTC)
Yes, you're correct. :) Van der Hoorn (talk) 11:08, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

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Just added for consideration. --Brian McNeil / talk 21:34, 15 January 2012 (UTC)