Bill Walton and Frank Caliendo were on the very same broadcast Thursday night. Yeah, it was as complicated as you ‘d anticipate.
Caliendo flaunted his Walton impression throughout ESPN’s broadcast of Oregon-Arizona State in Tempe, with Walton playing along. Play-by-play man/straight male Dave Pasch, as typical, simply went with the circulation.
That’s your fundamental Bill Walton X2 + Pac-12 Hoops After Dark. (Oh, yeah, basketball: The host Sun Devils knocked off the No. 14 Ducks 77-72)
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Caliendo’s best work Thursday perhaps wasn’t his Walton things. Take a look at how he nails Charles Barkley’s voice as Pasch leads him into a bit to commemorate Sir Charles’ 57 th birthday.
For those keeping score at home:
That’s Bill Walton as Bill Walton.
Then Frank Caliendo as Bill Walton.
Then Dave Pasch as Dave Pasch.
Then Frank Caliendo as Charles Barkley.
All in a matter of seconds. pic.twitter.com/da5haeulfC
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If Bill ever wishes to avoid a game to go river rafting or mountain climbing or whatever, then Frank must move in, do the first half as the big redhead and the second half as Chuck, simply to mess with individuals.