Perk up, Prendergast. Profoundly pressing power plant profit projections for Pete Porter in Pasadena. — Smithers
Priority? — Prendergast
Precisely. — Smithers, “Who Shot Mr. Burns? Part One”
That rapid fire Fedex scene that more-or-less opens WSMBPO is based on a truly well-done commercial that even now makes me want to run out and mail something:
“Fast Paced World”, colloquially referred to as the “Federal Express Fast Talker” bit, features more alliteration and wordplay than you can shake a stick at, and likely led more than one starry-eyed youth to the carnival barker/auctioneer circuit.
The star of the show, John Moschitta Jr. — who, according to the Guinness people, has established the high-water mark with the ability to fire off 568 words in a minute — also applied his talents to other commercial endeavors, though I don’t think he’s going at quite the same clip for the Micro Machines people: