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  • [Question] Third host for The American Adventure

    During the shows production before EPCOT CENTER opened plans called for a third host to be a spokesperson for the 20th century. Now in the 21st century is it time to choose any suggestions.

    Walt Disney (DUUUHHH)
    Humphrey Bogart (greatest male actor of all time and they already have Will Rogers)
    Babe Ruth
    Irving Berlin
    General Patton or MacArthur (Sorry if I spelled his name wrong)
    Roy Rogers

    Any suggestions.

    trivia: Will Rogers was a candidate for the 20th century spokesman originally.




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  • #2
    Re: Third host for The American Adventure

    I was thinking Will Rogers before I made it to the end of your post!

    I think it would have to be somebody from the earlier part of the century - somebody who wasn't alive in the memory of the guests. But it would also have to be someone instantly recognizable. Eleanor Roosevelt, maybe? Albert Einstein?

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    • #3
      Re: Third host for The American Adventure

      I don't know how many people would recognize Eleanor Roosevelt even if her husband is already there and to me Einstein looks to much like Mr. Twain to me, but thanks at least I'm not the only one to know some of these people existed, maybe Charles Lindbergh edit out the sequence of his arrival in Paris and have him be the third Host .




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      • #4
        Re: Third host for The American Adventure

        To me, the obvious choice is Walt Disney.

        Others that I think would be great would be ...

        Johnny Carson
        Bill Cosby
        Frank Sinatra

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        • #5
          Re: Third host for The American Adventure

          Originally posted by Krack View Post
          To me, the obvious choice is Walt Disney.

          Others that I think would be great would be ...

          Johnny Carson
          Bill Cosby
          Frank Sinatra
          Could it please be Johnny Carson, that would be amazing. That or maybe this is a way to bring Cronkite back to the parks. I'd love to see him standing up and being that constant voice of reason that's always been there for the people through most of the 20th century.

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          • #6
            What about Art Linkletter. He was the spokesman for Disneyland's opening day.

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            • #7
              Re: Third host for The American Adventure

              The most obvious choice is...

              Samuel L. Jackson

              :mob:

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              • #8
                Re: Third host for The American Adventure

                All great choices!

                Art Linkletter
                Walter Cronkite
                Eleanor Roosevelt

                Maybe:
                Buzz Alrin / Neil Armstrong / John Glenn
                John F. Kennedy
                John Wayne
                Dick Clark
                Barbara Walters
                Oprah
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                • #9
                  Re: Third host for The American Adventure

                  Originally posted by EvilQueen View Post
                  All great choices!

                  Art Linkletter
                  Walter Cronkite
                  Eleanor Roosevelt

                  Maybe:
                  Buzz Alrin / Neil Armstrong / John Glenn
                  John F. Kennedy
                  John Wayne
                  Dick Clark
                  Barbara Walters
                  Oprah
                  i think out of whats been said so far: Cronkite, Carson, and maybe Ruth probably have the best chances of being the 3rd narrator (not including figures already in other attractions, and ones that are still alive).

                  might i also add MLK jr., Henry Ford, and Jackie Robinson. It would be nice if the American Adventure could tackle the issue of race and how it has shaped America as it is a huge defining point in the country that is still prevalent to this very day (arguably the only issue that is still present from before the country was founded until now) yet its something that is swept under the rug in many telling's of the american story. It would be a great addition in my opinion for MLK to be the 3rd narrator.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Third host for The American Adventure

                    I agree 100%; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr would be excellent!
                    "I've got the heart of a child..." - I keep it in a box, next to my bed...

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                    • #11
                      Re: Third host for The American Adventure

                      What about Christopher Reeve? He was the most well known Superman. Who is more American than Superman? Plus, his progress in recovery was nothing short of miraculous. He really was worthy of the name Superman.

                      Between the values of Superman, and the unending drive and spirit of Reeve, he is a perfect symbol of America.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Third host for The American Adventure

                        Originally posted by Figment Fan View Post
                        What about Christopher Reeve? He was the most well known Superman. Who is more American than Superman? Plus, his progress in recovery was nothing short of miraculous. He really was worthy of the name Superman.

                        Between the values of Superman, and the unending drive and spirit of Reeve, he is a perfect symbol of America.
                        I just don't think that an actor has the same effect or anywhere near the historical significance of a real true american hero, Dr. King. Christopher Reeve just played a character and went through a tragic accident that was absolutely awful, may he R.I.P. but Dr. King is a keystone of American history and was the hero at the center of one of the biggest hot button issues in 20th century world history let alone just the US. He truly deserves to be the 20th century representative unlike any other American in my opinion.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Third host for The American Adventure

                          Originally posted by aimster View Post
                          The most obvious choice is...

                          Samuel L. Jackson

                          :mob:
                          "Enough is enough! I'm tired of all these Mother Flippin' Anamatronics on this Mother Flippin' stage!"

                          (Snakes on a Plane Reference for those not savvy)


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                          Though in all seriousness, I think a 3rd host would have to be someone who truly moved the discourse, and helped expand the social consciousness like both Benjamin Franklin and Mark Twain did. They should also be universally known, beloved, and no longer with us.

                          So with that in mind, I think:

                          John Steinbeck
                          Arthur Miller
                          Ernest Hemingway
                          Edward Murrow
                          Walter Cronkite (though this is "too soon" in my personal opinion)
                          Johnny Carson (but not as serious as I would want)
                          Arthur C. Clarke (would be nice to have a science perspective)
                          Carl Sagan (again would be nice to have a science perspective)
                          Last edited by KingEric; 09-23-2011, 07:46 AM.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Third host for The American Adventure

                            I hadn't though of John Wayne - that might work really well.

                            Henry Ford had occurred to me, but I don't think many people would recognize him.

                            Cronkite is a great idea. I wonder if there are any voice artists out there who could do him justice.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Third host for The American Adventure

                              accidental post

                              ---------- Post added 09-23-2011 at 08:31 PM ----------

                              Originally posted by ttintagel View Post
                              I hadn't though of John Wayne - that might work really well.

                              Henry Ford had occurred to me, but I don't think many people would recognize him.
                              As for Wayne, as long as it is not Gacy. LOL!
                              As for Ford, I don't think the man whom Adolf Hitler described as "The leader of the growing fascist movement in the United States" and was the only American to receive Nazi Germany's prestigious "Order of the German Eagle" award is a good candidate to represent America.
                              Last edited by HMF; 09-23-2011, 04:32 PM.

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