Talk:Paul Shanklin

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WikiProject class rating[edit]

This article was automatically assessed because at least one article was rated and this bot brought all the other ratings up to at least that level. BetacommandBot 00:25, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

"Barack the Magic Negro"[edit]

Due to the fact that this is an article about Paul Shanklin, and not about Rush Limbaugh or Chip Saltsman, the long section about "Barack the Magic Negro" constitutes WP: Undue. It also qualifies as WP: Recentism I propose that it be removed.JenWSU (talk) 15:18, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

I agree that it constitutes undue weight at present, but disagree that it ought to be removed entirely. It is relevant to Shanklin's notability, and deserves a line or two in an article of this length. Skomorokh 15:27, 30 December 2008 (UTC)
I could agree to keeping a line or two. I would say to include a link to the main article, but I think that may be deleted eventually. JenWSU (talk) 21:09, 30 December 2008 (UTC)
I concur. The Magic Negro section goes way overboard. SchutteGod (talk) 21:56, 31 December 2008 (UTC)
May I add a dissenting voice? As a result of the RNC controversy and the "Magic Negro" parody, Shanklin became known outside the circle of right-wing talk radio listeners. His actions affect national partisan politics. I agree that the second section should be renamed. Still thinking of a better section heading. Avatar001 (talk) 09:49, 2 January 2009 (UTC) Avatar001
The coverage here seems redundant with that in the article Barack the Magic Negro. Seems like we could have a brief mention with a link to that article using a 'Main article' template. Anyone who is interested could go there. If there is content in this article that is missing from the other one, it could be moved there without any loss to readers. CosineKitty (talk) 02:57, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
I made a careful study of all the references and content in this section of the article, and could find nothing here that was not already covered, using the same references, as in Barack the Magic Negro. I went ahead and replaced the section with a couple of sentences, but left the link to the article about the song, for anyone curious to read more. I think this is a more balanced approach to the Shanklin article.

"Citation needed" for the number of impressions?[edit]

Do we really want to compile a list?

(The album Talk Radio Classics alone contains Impersonations of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Clinton, Hilary Clinton, Ross Perot, Homer Simpson, Bart Simpson, Marge Simpson, Mister Miagi ("Kung Fool" trailer sketch), Al Gore, Tipper Gore, Larry King, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Barney Frank, Ted Kennedy, Robert Byrd, O.J. Simpson and a number of original fictional characters (Mister Miagi ("Kung Fool" trailer sketch), Ted Kaczynski's Neighbor ("Old Ted" song parody), Bad Student ("Wonderful School" Song Parody), Boss and Subordinate ("Diversity PSA" parody), "Mahatma Sandals", "Ali got hismoolah", "I bling Do" ("Your Price is right" Sketch))

Other impersonations he has done include, but are not limited to Kim Jong Il, Alan Greenspan, Barack Obama, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Vladimir Putin, Jimmy Carter, James Carville, Dick Cheny, John McCain, Tom Daschle, Osama Bin Laden, Bing Crosby, Morgan Freeman, Louis Farrakhan, Richard Nixon's Ghost, George Bush Senior, George W. Bush, Ronald Regan, John Edwards, Dick Gephart, and Don LaFontaine.

His vocal impressions are not limited to impersonations of real people. He has created dozens of original and generic characters for various sketches, including but not limited to reporters, neighbors of important figures, "Boris Baikov" (a generic enforcer, used for a number of "Amerika of the future" sketches like "Cowboy boots" and "Fatty Foods"), Taliban members "Blowin' Up Country", "The 11 Days of Ramadan", and others), and others.

Seriously, "Citation needed" could turn into several paragraphs if they really want it that way. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:40, 19 May 2013 (UTC)