One of my daughter's favorite DVDs is Barbie 12 Dancing Princesses. While I can't stand most of these animated Barbie offerings, this story is adapted from one of my favorite childhood Grimm Bros. fairy tales, Twelve Dancing Princesses, in which assorted princesses would sneak out at night and dance so much that their shoes would be worn to pieces by morning. (I could always relate to sneaking out at night to dance.) Of course there would be hell to pay the next day, but that's to be expected in fairy tales of any kind involving females.
Back to the point... I just love the voice-over work for the evil Duchess Rowena in Barbie 12 Dancing Princesses. (There's always an evil Queen/Duchess/Psychotic Control Freak character in any fairy tale, naturally enough.) Sometimes I wander the house practicing one favorite line, "Don't tell me your King has no monkey!" Ava says I sound exactly like the evil Duchess Rowena. What a compliment!
I finally remembered to look-up just who voiced the fabulous Rowena character, and it's the adored, beloved Catherine O'Hara from all the Christopher Guest comedies! Delightful...
"Don't tell me your King has no monkey!"Rainy day project: Make podcast of me being Catherine O'Hara being Duchess Rowena.