The “Voice of God” has spoken on the departure of Tom Brady. Kind of.
Frank Caliendo has long been known for his football impressions, with Jon Gruden and John Madden being the standouts, while most recently adding Tony Romo to his lexicon of impersonations. But Caliendo also does a pretty bang-up job mimicking Morgan Freeman’s velvety pipes, too.
Caliendo’s talents were on full display after Tom Brady’s announcement that he would be taking his talents elsewhere, with Caliendo’s Freeman impression taking center stage.
A full transcript of the soliloquy:
“Sometimes, it makes me sad, though. The thought of Tommy possibly being gone. I have to remind myself that some birds aren’t meant to be caged. Their feathers, no matter how old, are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up, does rejoice. But still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they’re gone. I guess I just worry about the possibility of missing my friend Tom.”
The music, the ominous photo, the blending of Freeman’s voice at the beginning, it’s just too good.
If that sounds or reads familiar, it’s because the narration is a play on Ellis “Red” Redding at the end of the classic film “The Shawshank Redemption.” Here’s the original monologue, for comparison’s sake.
Still, there are probably many who feel the way Caliendo’s Freeman does, losing their friend Tom.
(Brooks was here.)
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