An unexpected moment of nostalgia.


Funny, but the thing that affected me most at the ACT Responsible lecture was hearing Lorenzo Music’s voice as “Larry the Crash Test Dummy,” in an Ad Council spot from 15 years ago.

For those of you not raised on American TV, Lorenzo was one of the most popular voice talents of the 1980s, and his slow, laconic delivery defined my childhood. Out of nowhere my head was flooded with memories of the Crash Test Dummies spots, not to mention Garfield the cat, Carlton the doorman from Rhoda, and Peter Venkman (the animated one, not Bill Murray).

Lorenzo died in 2001, but his voice lives on through his work. I can only hope the same will be said of me.

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