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As probably the most popular TV show of all time, it’s no surprise that The Simpsons has been translated into basically every language in order to entertain millions around the world.


This short video from Great Big Story introduces us to one of the biggest stars to come out of the business of translating the adventures of the iconic characters to other audiences – Humberto Vélez is the voice of Homer Simpson in the Spanish version of the show, and his emotive portrayal of the character as well as his skill in adapting jokes to a different audience has made Latin America one of The Simpson’s international hotbeds…

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In the interview, Vélez gives us some insight into how he came up with the voice for Homer (or Homero if you’ve been watching his version), and watching him perform it is instantly understandable why his extravagant personality has worked so well with the character. He also talks about the challenges when it comes to adapting a joke that is distinctly North American into something that will make the population of a continent made up of over 20 completely different countries laugh – though it would seem he’s pretty good at it…

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