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RLDavies
852067.  Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:28 am Reply with quote

When the "Nobody Knows" joker is played (or when it's introduced), a male voice intones the words "nobody knows".

I think it's Alan's voice, but it's such a short clip I can't be sure. Can someone confirm or deny?

 
gruff5
852075.  Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:42 am Reply with quote

"nobody knows"

(sorry, predictable & tedious)

 
Sylvia
852078.  Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:08 am Reply with quote

There's a trumpet fanfare that accompanies the voice as well. It sounds like a recording of Wynton Marsalis playing the trumpet, but I can't be sure. Does anybody know?

Okay, nobody knows. Fine.

 
MPPelli
858863.  Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:19 pm Reply with quote

I've always thought it's QI supremo John Lloyd himself (not the trumpet, the voice), deepening his normal voice. There's certainly a similar timbre.

 
Jenny
858882.  Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:58 pm Reply with quote

Doesn't sound like it to me, but welcome to the QI forums, MPPelli :-)

 
stger
863715.  Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:07 am Reply with quote

RLDavies wrote:
I think it's Alan's voice, but it's such a short clip I can't be sure. Can someone confirm or deny?

That's exactly what I was thinking as well, first time I heard it.

 
Zebra57
863842.  Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:12 pm Reply with quote

Welcome MPPelli and stger. Maybe one of the elves could provide an answer?

 
RLDavies
883680.  Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:10 am Reply with quote

...So, nobody still knows? None of the elves? Anybody?

 
CB27
883709.  Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:16 pm Reply with quote

I'd have expected eggshaped or Jumping Jack to know, but they're keeping strangely quiet on the matter... :)

 
Jenny
883718.  Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:34 pm Reply with quote

It doesn't sound like eggshaped's voice either.

 
zomgmouse
883846.  Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:44 pm Reply with quote

I think CB27 meant that those two literally would know whose voice it is rather than hinting that it was one of them.

 
CB27
883852.  Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:05 pm Reply with quote

Yeah, that's what I meant, though I think some people have guessed in the past it might have been JJ.

 
eggshaped
888090.  Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:54 am Reply with quote

Sorry about taking so long on this. It was JumpingJack, he confirmed in the pub on Monday night when I remembered to ask him.

 
Sadurian Mike
888094.  Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:57 am Reply with quote

Does he get extra royalties for every time it's used?

 
eggshaped
888097.  Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:01 am Reply with quote

He didn't get royalties the first time, so no.

Recording the sounds and that kind of thing is part of our job really; almost everyone involved with the show has been part of a buzzer, or a piece of VT or something. The eyes and ears at the start of that E-series show are all belonging to members of the crew, for instance.

 

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