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The Next Best Thing: Who Is the Greatest Celebrity Impersonator? 

A competition in which celebrity impersonators face off to see who is the most convincing.


Barry Katz




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Series cast summary:
Michele Merkin ...  Self - Host 8 episodes, 2007
Jeffrey Ross ...  Self - Judge / ... 8 episodes, 2007
Lisa Ann Walter ...  Self - Judge / ... 8 episodes, 2007
Elon Gold ...  Self - Judge / ... 8 episodes, 2007
Denise Vlasis ...  Casting 6 episodes, 2007
Donny Edwards Donny Edwards ...  Elvis Presley 4 episodes, 2007
Cookie Watkins Cookie Watkins ...  Tina Turner 4 episodes, 2007
Sebastian Anzaldo Sebastian Anzaldo ...  Frank Sinatra 3 episodes, 2007
Suzanne LaRusch Suzanne LaRusch ...  Lucille Ball 3 episodes, 2007
Sharon Owens Sharon Owens ...  Barbra Streisand 3 episodes, 2007
Natalie Reid ...  Paris Hilton 3 episodes, 2007
David Born ...  Robin Williams 2 episodes, 2007
Erv Dahl Erv Dahl ...  Rodney Dangerfield 2 episodes, 2007
Julie Ellis Julie Ellis ...  Gloria Estefan 2 episodes, 2007
Marcel Forestieri Marcel Forestieri ...  Jay Leno 2 episodes, 2007
Joe Hanna Joe Hanna ...  Jackie Gleason 2 episodes, 2007
Roger Kabler Roger Kabler ...  Robin Williams 2 episodes, 2007
Kent Kasper ...  Dr. Phil 2 episodes, 2007
Anne Kissel Anne Kissel ...  Roseanne Barr 2 episodes, 2007
Jim Nieb ...  George W Bush / ... 2 episodes, 2007


A competition in which celebrity impersonators face off to see who is the most convincing.

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29 April 2007 (USA) See more »

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I voted for George Bush
21 June 2007 | by Rogue-32See all my reviews

Who doesn't love impressionists? And who doesn't find it interesting to see someone who looks very similar to a famous person? You put those 2 premises together and you've got this very clever show. It's not good enough for the contestants to be able to do a spot-on impression of his/her chosen celebrity, the person has to physically resemble the celebrity as well. I was hooked in the first five minutes of the premiere episode, I think I smiled the entire time, even during the commercial breaks - it was that entertaining. The judges are jerks, but that's par for the course on a show like this; with the exception of Mia Michaels on So You Think You Can Dance, it seems decent judges are just not to be found. But we can vote for our favorites in the finale, and that's another major plus.

7/19 - Wanted to add that I didn't get to vote for my favorites last night because my favorites didn't make it to the finale. The Rodney Dangerfield impressionist was lethally spot-on, but they didn't pick him because they said he didn't LOOK enough like Rodney. But yet they've been swooning weekly over the Sinatra guy, even though he doesn't remotely resemble Ol' Blue Eyes. They said they laxed the rules for him because his vocals were so perfect, which means they must have cotton in their ears because his imitation is passable at best. And the Streisand girl - she sounds and looks nothing like Streisand in my estimation. She got through though, but they didn't pick the Dolly Parton girl, who sounded exactly like her and the visuals were purdy damn realistic as well. Not thrilled with any of the finalists, really. So here's something I never thought I'd be saying - last night, my fellow Americans, I voted for George Bush.

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