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Old 11-04-2015, 09:10 PM   #1
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Default BGT 2015 - Wendy the Talking/Singing Dog!

I've just seen Wendy the talking Dog & her French owner.

So I thought I'd start a thread on how it's being done.

My thoughts:

What stuck out to me immediately was that the jaw/mouth isn't real, watching it back on YouTube a short moment ago confirmed it, the jaw is extremely unnatural in how it opens, the tongue never moves and isn't coloured very well.

Next I tried to see how it was being operated, I don't think he's doing it at least not with his hands, I'm pretty sure there is somebody offstage, the dog starts offstage which is unusual in its own right, as it really doesn't serve anything to the act, so I'd imagine the second person is holding the dog.

Anybody else have any ideas? Please feel free to counter me but be constructive, don't just call me wrong without providing your own theory.

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Old 11-04-2015, 09:31 PM   #2
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I thought it was a thing put over its mouth but maybe the dog was taught to open its mouth at those times?? idk
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Old 11-04-2015, 09:33 PM   #3
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There's a trick in there for sure, but i love the act anyway.
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Old 12-04-2015, 12:08 AM   #4
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Clearly ventriloquism, but not sure how the mouth was controlled. Though I did think as it walked of stage that there did seem unusual wavey hair around the mouth area, as if masking something. I also thought I saw someone reach for the dog as it got off stage, but that person was mainly obscured by Dec. I suspect it's one of those mouth things that appears on the Keith Lemon show every so often.

It is clear ventriloquism, and the judges appear to have been fooled into thinking otherwise.

But was funny !!

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Old 12-04-2015, 12:11 AM   #5
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Clearly ventriquilism, but not sure how the mouth was controlled. Though I did think as it walked of stage that there did seem unusual wavey hair around the mouth area, as if masking something. I also thought I saw someone reach for the dog as it got of stage, but that person was mainly obscured by Dec. I suspect it's one one those mouth things that appears on the Keith Lemon show every so often.

It is clear ventriquilism, and the judges appear to have been fooled into thinking othwise.

But was funny !!
You're right, he is doing the voice, I can't see how he's controlling it though.
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Old 12-04-2015, 03:39 AM   #6
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He gets asked what breed of dog it is and he bypasses the question with a joke (Rottweiler). I think that he didn't want to reveal the breed because it is in fact a breed with a flatter muzzle and it has a false muzzle secured on top. He could be wirelessly controlling it via a discrete button.
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Old 12-04-2015, 08:39 AM   #7
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I loved the dog but was actually far from impressed with the act,I actually laughed at and enjoyed more the dog that kept chasing Ant to be honest.
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It was fairly obvious that it had a fake fury bottom half of its face and it was a electronic mouth that opened and shut operated by the man.

As it ran off you could see it well
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I suspect it's one of those mouth things that appears on the Keith Lemon show every so often.
You must be talking about Celebrity Juice,as there is a Keith Lemon sketch show and Celebrity Juice,
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the problem with the dog is whey would anyone want to see it again?

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I really want to know how it worked.
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I have read the thread. It's just speculation though. I want FACT.
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He gets asked what breed of dog it is and he bypasses the question with a joke (Rottweiler). I think that he didn't want to reveal the breed because it is in fact a breed with a flatter muzzle and it has a false muzzle secured on top. He could be wirelessly controlling it via a discrete button.
she is a Coton De Tulear breed I have 2 of them ..
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I am more than certain that he had a foot pedal disguised in the base of the pedestal which held up the dog. There were then electronics in the pedestal which wirelessly transmitted a signal to the dog's fake muzzle type attachment.

However, there could just be a wire from the foot pedal and a connection point. The connection is then disconnected when the dog goes off stage Notice how the dog never "talks" while it is not on the pedestal.
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