Christopher Walken Reads Things

Chris Higgins

It recently came to my attention that Christopher Walken has a history of doing spoken-word pieces, just reading stuff that sounds weird when he reads it (perhaps everything sounds weird when Walkenized...). The most recent Walken buzz blowing up on the web is a video of his reading of Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" (see below on this post). But I thought I'd take us back a few years to some of his earlier performances. Enjoy!

"Three Little Pigs"

"Hello children. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin."

What an incredible sweater he's wearing.

"The Raven"

This one isn't silly -- kinda creepy, in fact.

"Goodnight Moon"

Update: thanks, commenters Stephanie and Shaun -- apparently this is a Jay Mohr impression of Walken, not the real deal.

From The Simpsons.

"Poker Face" - Lady Gaga

On Jonathan Ross's BBC One Friday Night chat show.