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Question #5686 posted on 05/17/2004 12:01 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

It seems to me that men are better at impersonations and impressions than women. Here are some examples - my friend Muerte can speak/sing uncannily like Elvis, Brak from Space Ghost Coast to Coast, and Bill Cosby (and I'm sure many more, but those are the ones I really remember). Another guy I know is excellent at mimicking the voices of the characters on Homestarrunner.com. My older brother is quite good at the whole thing, too. Is there anything to my theory, or do I just not know enough girls with this talent? If you think there's anything to it, why do you think this is? Could it be something to do with pitch range (like men who have a good falsetto)?

- Saraband, yawning sleepily

A: Dear Saraband-

My hypothesis is that guys are just more likely to demand attention through comic behavior. All that practice makes them better at it. Like an artist. When I watch home videos from when I was a kid, I had a lot of different sounds I could make. Especially when simulating violence with my toys.

-The Franchise (who is not a very violent person)