Well, students, we’re at our ninth and final lesson,
and this one is called figure manipulation.
I have my own little Jeff Dummy right here.
I want to show a few things with figure manipulation that Peanut can’t really do yet.
He hasn’t practiced enough.
So umm, also umm
my ventriloquial voice for this little guy is gonna be higher than what Peanut shows
because my normal speaking voice is lower.
So, I gonna pick something that’s kinda close to Peanut’s voice.
What do you think?
– I think I should talk kinda like this. – Ok.
Yeah, this is good.
– hahahaha – All right.
Now, if you noticed as I’ve been talking,
little Jeff has been looking around.
He never died.
He never just sat still.
And that’s what figure manipulation is,
keeping the Dummy alive,
making him live by his movements.
So umm, he has moving eyes.
所以 看 他的眼睛在转动
If you have little Jeff, you know he has moving eyes,
he has moving mouth, he has a moving head.
And you use all these different things to bring the Dummy to alive.
You can tilt him, you can lean him just like this,
he can bounce around a little bit on your leg.
And the next another thing. I put my, umm, foot on top of a chair.
And he sits on the knee like that.
This is a traditional way that ventriloquist have operated dummies
and I use to do it this way as well.
Or you can have figure stand that Dummy sits on
like Peanut and Walter and Achmed do.
What else? Little Jeff?
I don’t know. I think this is kind of interesting, I don’t know.
Should I become a ventriloquist myself?
No, I… I think just, me is good.
You can just enjoy being Peanut’s Dummy too.
– Ok, fine. – Yeah.
-噢 好吧 -好
Have you learned anything today?
No, I’ve been in the suitcase the whole time.
But thanks for asking.
– Ok. – Yeah.
We’re gonna come back with Walter in a minute.
– I’m not care. – Ok.
Thanks for talking with us.
– You’re welcome. – Ok.
Silence! I kill you!