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Ben Schwartz Plays 'Sonic the Hedgehog 2' While Answering Hard Questions! | Heat Vision

Ben Schwartz Plays 'Sonic the Hedgehog 2' While Answering Hard Questions! | Heat Vision
- Hello friends, this week we are joined by very special guest, Ben

Schwartz

, the star of

Sonic

the

Hedgehog

. - Wow, your voice changes totally when you announce things. - I know, it goes up quite high. - Oh my goodness, that was a shock. - We are playing

Sonic

the

Hedgehog

2. - We sure are,

Sonic

the

Hedgehog

2, both of us, together. We're gonna play a video game and have fun on the Genesis Mini. (upbeat music) We missed the Sega, can I tell a story about something? - Yes, please do,
ben schwartz plays sonic the hedgehog 2 while answering hard questions heat vision
actually, (mumbles). - Oh, I wish I had my phone with me, I could play it for you, but Jeff Fowler, who's a director, and I, were recording many, many times, over and over again, and we thought it'd be funny if it was my voice saying Sega 10 times over and so. - Yeah. - So we recorded it and then it is, of course, not in the movie because it probably sounded terrible. So if anybody wants to take this audio, and do it five times over, it goes Sega - Sega. Okay, so we have a whole bunch of

questions

. They start off very easy and then the

questions

get progressively

hard

er and

hard

er until they're incredibly

hard

. - Okay. (upbeat music) - It starts off easy, what was the first video game that you ever played? - Ooh, it was probably Dig Dug, or Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, or something like that. (laughing) You remember that? Oh, we're in two, so we can spin-dash, can't we? - Yes. - (mumbles). - I'm not going back, sorry. What was your favorite game, growing up? - Of
all time? - Yeah. - It probably would've been, oh, I loved A Link to the Past. I thought Zelda was unbelievable. - Is it your favorite Zelda game? - I don't know, Ocarina of Time was pretty incredible, too. I did just beat Breath of the Wild and Link's Awakening. - Okay, let's talk a little bit about

Sonic

the

Hedgehog

the movie. Famously, this had a bit of a redesign of the character. What did that mean for you, did you have to go back and rerecord more lines? - I can't
tell you how long this is taking you. This is embarrassing. - I am three seconds behind you. - You've got two tails. Two player wins, wait, is it not timed? - No. - Oh, it's score, see, I've never played versus before. So rings, item box, oh okay, everything's gonna change. - That's where I go back that you were trash talking and I actually beat you. - Oh okay, you're right. I've beat this game, but I was by myself, like a lonely boy. By the way, I say lonely boy, it
was a couple weeks ago. (laughing) My biggest thing, why I did that, so we had just finished the movie, right? And we had no idea how many people actually cared, you know what I mean? And we were really hoping that when it came out, people would really respond to it, and when the trailer came out, people would respond to it, and people would be excited, so our hope was like, let's see if anybody cares, and then, when it came out, so many people were so passionate, and so excited and had
their own ideas, and wanted to talk about it, that it made us feel incredible that we had something special that, once we get this out there, and once we tweak it in whatever ways, it could be a really special thing, so. The biggest thing I got from all of that was that all of these people are really excited to see the movie and there were people that really cared about

Sonic

as much as me, Jeff, James, Jim, and all the everybody like. - What did you think of the original design when you first
saw it? - What did you think of the original design? - I was a little bit confused by it. - Oh, very nice answer. - It was a different design, I was not expecting it to look that way. - I am really happy with how it ended up. Oh, you can steal my rings-- - Me, too. - I would (mumbles) the final thing, I was really happy with how it turned out, and I feel like I can get stuff here, I was excited by the kind of way I was playing the voice, very much match with this final design, otherwise, which
I am very excited. - Did you change the voice at all after the redesign? - Yeah, before the redesign, it was this. Hey guys, this is me,

Sonic

the

Hedgehog

, got here first. See, this is what I don't get. I slow down, I didn't do much of anything, and I still win. - I mean, you gotta take it up with the people at

Sonic

. Not me, I didn't make the rules of the game-- - So there you go, let's do it. Oh here, this is a very fun aspect of the game. - Oh, this is one of my favorite
things. This is also, there's a bit, in the movie where this is referenced. - There's a lot of bits in the movie-- - Yes. - There's a lot of little Easter eggs. The bandanas, and we have a Super Smash Brothers reference in it. - I missed that one, what is that? - There's a pose that

Sonic

does that's very Smash-y, and you know when you're on the top of something,

Sonic

kind of tips over like this-- - Yeah. - That is in there as well. And then I have a series of Jim Carrey
references. Not

Sonic

-related. - Okay, I have more

questions

for you. - Yeah, I can't wait. You're doing great, by the way. - Thank you very much, I appreciate that. - No one would ever know this is your first interview. (laughing) - Okay, on your social media, recently. - Yeah. - People showed you this image, and you responded to it. - Yes. - I'm trying to distract you right now. Do you understand this now, and what are your thoughts on this image-- - Can I tell you what I know,
ben schwartz plays sonic the hedgehog 2 while answering hard questions heat vision
and you can tell me how close I am? - Yes, please do. - This is off of a video game. There is a TV show called The Witcher. - Yes. - Correct. And so, The Witcher, it follows, it seems like a-- - A witcher. - Strong guy, what is a witcher? - A warlock, essentially. - Okay, so it's like a mixture of a witch, and what's the er part? - That's him, it's like his pronoun. - Okay, got it, and I heard, I haven't seen the show, this is just me learning from people tweeting at me,
that there's a very annoying guy that sings. (laughing) Is that pretty accurate? - Yeah, man, you're on pace. - Okay, so this is just me reading tweets, and so, or he sings a lot towards the witcher, and so they said that's like Jean-Ralphio, and that's a picture of Jean-Ralphio. - Gotcha. Do you personally affinity for that picture, do you like it? - I think it's great, yeah, it's a great picture. - Who do you look up to-- - Wow, wow, and we're showing the screen in
this, right? - I lost on that one, we'll cut that part out. Who do you look up to and admire, both as an actor and as a comedian? - I think you. - Thanks. - I try to push my days. I saw you do this Mortal Kombat interview, and my life has never been the same. Oh, you know what, when I started UCB, I really looked up to Amy Poehler. She's one of the people who created our t

heat

er, along with Matt Besser, Matt Walsh, Ian Roberts, but that whole group is pretty incredible, and that whole,
Tina Fey and all those people, love Will Ferrell, I love that old school SNL thing, so I feel like everybody likes a version of SNL they grew up with, so mine would be Farley and Adam Sandler, and stuff like that. - You've voiced a turtle, you've voiced a duck, you've voiced a little droid robot named BB-8. - How dare you, yeah. - And now you've also voiced a

hedgehog

. If they all entered the thunderdome together, who would walk out alive? (laughing) - Okay, well, this is the
problem, I don't think anybody could catch up to

Sonic

. How do you beat something you can't catch? - I don't know, I'm asking you the question. - You can't, Dewey's like a adventurer, I think, right? So Leonardo's actually a ninja, but how do you beat something that you can't catch? I think it would probably be

Sonic

. - So you're going for

Sonic

? - Well, yeah, I'm doing press for

Sonic

right now, man. (laughing) So whoever the person, tomorrow it may be my
character from Space Force that I think will win. (laughing) - We'll have you in again tomorrow. BB-8 speaks in beeps. - He sure does. - What does his dialogue look like on a page? - By the way, there was real dialogue, did you know that? - I know, that's my question. - Oh, great question. Thank you for doing research. So, when I did this, J.J. and I went together and we thought of dialogue of what he would say. I don't remember what it was, I remember yelling sometimes and being
really emotional sometimes 'cause the whole idea of what I was doing was, J.J. said we want a character that you could feel when he's happy, you could feel when he's sad. So it's like, I want him to be able to do all those things, so when I did all of those lines, we were tryin' to do all the different emotions and stuff. - So every line for BB-8, then, actually is words written on a page. - Not every line, but for the first couple. Then we gave it to Industrial Light &
Magic, and when we gave it to ILM, when it came back, it felt like you could hear a human saying words, so it was like, eh, maybe this isn't the right way to go, so then we used a synthesizer, then we tried other things, then I went and did a movie and Bill Hader took over, and then I think J.J. just found an app, and that's how it all worked out. I literally think that's what happened in the end. - What is your BB-8 voice? ♪ What is love ♪ Say it again? - Pass the next question.
What is your BB-8 voice sound like? - It was kinda like, it was-- - Can you give me a little taste? - I think it was similar to my voice, just a little bit higher. - Gotcha. - Because I think he wanted it to feel like me talking. - All right, speaking of your relationship with J.J. Abrams, he just signed a very big deal with Warner. Did we die? - Both of us died, do you know what embarrassing that is? - We game over'd, oh my God. - Wow, it's not over though, 'cause the
internet's even

hard

er. It's

hard

to and play a game with someone-- - I know, it's very difficult. - And not worry it, it's not about finishing the round, it's about, oh, okay. - It's about destroying your-- - Oh (mumbles), yes. I'm not very competitive person at all. - Yeah, but you're beating me, so. - Yeah, but also, I want you to win 'cause this is your show. - Yeah, but that makes me feel worse 'cause you are beating me. - Yeah, I guess that makes me
ben schwartz plays sonic the hedgehog 2 while answering hard questions heat vision
feel better. Maybe I am competitive. - Yeah, it seems like it. Your relationship with J.J. Abrams, you wrote some lines for C3PO in-- - Yeah. - The Rise of Skywalker. - I sure did. - You've mentioned a couple, do you have a favorite one-- - I also, do you want me to give you an exclusive? - I do, please do. - Do you want me to give you an exclusive? - Yes, should we get like. - Yeah-- - Lasers and stuff? - I also play Kylo Ren in Rise of the Skywalker. - I never knew that. - Yeah, no, in-- -
See, I thought it was Adam Driver. - Who? - He's some actor. - Is that from Girls? (laughing) - No, in episode seven, I also had a line, isn't that exciting? - It is exciting. Do you have a favorite line that you wrote for C3PO? - Yes, well, in seven, the line that got in was, Han Solo sees Princess Leia for the first time, and they see each other's face, and then C3PO's in between them, and they're obviously just looking at each other, and C3PO goes, "Ah, he probably
doesn't recognize me because of the hand." That was me. - I like that one, with the red arm. - My favorite one from nine was when he goes, "What's the deal with, uh, peanuts?" They're neither a pea nor a nut." No, my favorite line for C3PO in Rise of Skywalker was, they fall down the sand pits. - Yes, yeah, yeah. - And when they fall down, I believe it was Poe, goes, "Finn, Finn, are you okay, Rey, you okay?" And then C3PO comes in the background and he
goes, "You didn't say my name, but I'm okay." - Poor C3PO. - And when I did the line, I did them as a voice note. On my phone, there's all these voice notes of me as C3PO, doing all these weird lines, where only four out of the 25. - I feel like between the Sega recording, and then the C3PO-- - A lot of stuff is on my phone. - Your phone has a lot of stuff, yeah. - Yeah, I also randomly have a lot of pictures of you on my phone. - That is very strange-- - It is strange. -
Because we've never met before, so I'm a bit concerned about that-- - Well, you've never met me. (laughing) - In

Sonic

the

Hedgehog

, you got to work with Jim Carrey. Do you have a relationship with Jim Carrey, ongoing? Do you have Jim Carrey's phone number? - I do not because I wasn't on-set when they were filming. I met him, one day-- - Okay. - During filming, and he was lovely, and I asked him about Ace Ventura. It was a joy of joys. And then, during press, I got to hang
out with him. That's been one of the coolest things about presses. I have these pictures with Jim Carrey that are like, I can't wait. 'Cause it's like, in high school, I was like this, there's all these childhood dream things are happening. He was unbelievable, and when he talks to you, he connects with you, he looks at you in the eyes, and I feel very lucky to have gotten to work with him and James Marsden, and Tika Sumpter, but I mean, Jim was like an idol of mine, growing
up. - Okay, now we get into the really, really

hard

questions

here. - Oh, wow. - If there's an edge of the universe, what do you think is at it? - Well, that's a good question. Tell me, define what the edge of the universe is. You're talking about the entire thing, you're saying it's not all expanding or whatever. It, in fact, ends. - Yes, I'm saying there's a finite amount of universe. - And so, when it ends-- - When I come to that last exit, on the universe freeway,
what is that? - I know what it is. - Okay, tell me. - I researched this. - Really, okay, you've been there? - My major was end of the universe stuff. - Oh okay. - Yeah. - Whoa. - Damn. - Whoa, take a screenshot! Somebody take a screenshot! Someone take a screenshot. I mean, there's not one thing that you even came close with. - That one's really bad, I'm a gaming editor. I just wanna put that out there that this is my job. (laughing) - It's you job? - Yeah. - Oh, I do know
what's there. - Yeah, what's at the end of the universe? - Have you ever seen the end of Lost? - Yes, I did. - It's that, but Jeff Goldbloom's face. - Does he say somethin'? - Well, it goes out far enough where you see the entire. So you come to the edge of the universe-- - Oh, okay, I see what you're saying. - And it's just Jeff Goldbloom. - Yeah. - You look into his eye, and it's a whole 'nother universe, like Men in Black. - Wow. - Yeah, yeah, and then in
that universe, you go in, and it's Gilbert Gottfried's eye, and you go into that, this is gonna blow your mind-- - And it just keeps going with famous-- - No, it goes back to Jeff Goldbloom, and that's how-- - Oh, okay, I see it. - That's how the universe is infinite. - Is that another exclusive, can we exclusive tag that one? - Boosh. (humming) - The last question, it's probably the

hard

est one we have. - This is the last question? - Yeah, I know, I'm sorry. At the end
of Inception, do you think Cobb is still in a dream? - I, no joke, put this in a movie of mine. - Really, okay. - Yes, I just ruined a line in a movie that I wrote. But literally, one of the things that someone says is that they don't understand the end of Inception for that exact reason. I'm gonna just namedrop right now. - Please do. - You heard of the WGA? I'm in the WGA and a part of WGA is they often give me the scripts for movies that are nominated, so when Inception
was nominated, I went to the script to see if the top had fell down or not. - And what did you find there? - I found that they didn't give me a Goddamn answer. - Wow, so Nolan doesn't even know what happened. - I'm sure Christopher Nolan has an idea of what happened in his movie, but I don't think he wanted to tell it. I think it's whatever we wanted. What did you want to happen? - Personally, I like to think that it does fall over and he's not in a dream anymore. - Can
I-- - 'Cause I'm an optimist. - This is gonna be crazy, I actually do know what it means. - Okay. - Do you want me to tell you? - Is it involve Gilbert Gottfried in any way? - No, what are you talking about-- - I don't know, I just-- - Where did that even come from? No, do you wanna know what it's about? - I do. - Okay, this is gonna blow your mind. - I'm ready. - What was the question? - Is Cobb still in a dream at the end of Inception? - Oh, I know the answer. - Okay,
you're taking your time

answering

. - Do you wanna know it? - I do, yes, that's why I asked. - I'm afraid you can't handle it. - I'm putting down the controller. - What was the question again? - The question was, at the end of Inception, 2010 film. It starred Leonardo DiCaprio, it was directed by Christopher Nolan. - Yes. - Is Cobb, the character played by Leonardo DiCaprio, still in a dream? - Okay, I'll tell you the answer. Do you think you can handle it? - I'm
ready. - Okay, the answer is that he wakes up, from the dream, and the whole time it's been his character from Catch Me If You Can. - That's mind-blowing, so it was a long con. - Can I be honest? - Yeah. - Do you want me to tell you how that ends? - I do. - And that's a dream within a dream, of course, 'cause we're in an inception, and so that character wakes up, and it's him dying in Titanic. - A lot of your answers are kind of like a thing that pulls out to be another
thing-- - How dare you. - I feel like. - Look at the screen, tell everybody what you do. - I review video games and I cover video games. - So you play video games, probably, right? - Yeah, a lot. - Look at the screen for a second. This is the second, we call this a Full Monty. Do you see this? - Yeah. - That's 1Ps all the way through. - That's a Full Monty. - That's a Full Monty, we got five 1Ps. - Yeah, I understood the reference, thank you. Can I do my outro now, is that okay with
you, Ben? - I'll do. - All right, please do. - Guys, thank you so much for watching Video Games & Ben, and this is what we do. Look at THR.com for the updates, and subscribe to my channel. Also, I got a vlog, it's PatrickTalks at Gmail, backslash, Tumblr, hyphen, you know what to do with it. - You have been stalking me. - Yep, and also, if you don't mind, I got three cats. They're a real mess, so I'm thinking about writing a whole movie about 'em. One of 'em's
name is Frankie, the other one, his name is Suze, the other one's name is Jhizet. They hang out, they make cupcakes for each other. It's like Cupcake Wars meets cats. Not the movie, mine. Anyway, you can follow me, my soc is zero, four, six, three, nine, five-- - Okay, I'm gonna stop you right there. And also check out

Sonic

the

Hedgehog

in t

heat

ers, a movie that I really enjoyed, Ben

Schwartz

. - Thanks, I really liked it, too. - Yeah, it was a great movie. - I'm in it, and
it's been fun. Oftentimes, you have to do press for everything. - Yeah. - But I really, I'm proud of this movie. I like this movie, I think Jim Carrey's great in it. - I do, too. - I think the script was great, I think Jeff Fowler did a great job. I'm really happy with how

Sonic

looks and the world looks. February 14th, when do you think this is coming out? - Probably that date, so go see that movie. - What? What are you watching this for? And you made it this far in the video?
Go see it, man. (upbeat music)