Doug Funnie
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Doug Funnie

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Doug Funnie with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Doug

Created by Pokejedservo on Apr 16 2011
Doug (1991)
Doug FunnieThomas McHugh
Thomas McHugh
Doug (1991)
Doug FunnieBilly West
Billy West


Today we start the Doug Voice Compare section with the eponymous character of the series... DOUG FUNNIE! We shall of course start with the original Nickelodean episodes of Doug when he was voiced by Billy West. Doug Funnie was not only one of Billy West's first roles and VA performances, his work as Doug is still one of the more renowned aspects of Billy West's career and understandably so. Billy's voice and performance for the role definitely suited Doug's "Sympathetically Dorky" persona rather well. Granted in retrospection Billy's voice for Doug did make him seem a bit older than he was in the Nickelodean episodes but Billy's performance definitely more than made up for it for sure. Basically Billy West's performance as Doug Funnie is still a VERY memorable example of his work.

When Disney took over the show in the mid 90's while the majority of the cast of the Nick episodes did reprise their roles in the Disney episodes Billy West declined the chance to reprise his roles in the Disney episodes so Thomas McHugh got to take over the role. I know that Thomas' voice-work for the show wasn't that well received (much like the show itself) but to be honest I never thought that Thomas' work as Doug (much like the Disney episodes) was all that bad. Thomas' voice and performance still did suit Doug's "Sympathetically Dorky" persona well enough (and ironically enough while the show tried to use puberty as a reason why Doug's voice changed he actually sounds a bit younger). Okay I admit I do agree that Thomas' work as Doug is not as good as Billy West's but its still a good performance nevertheless especially when viewed by its own merits. Overall both of these performances were good but Billy West's work is a bit more classic. 



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said at 10:31 PM on Mon Sep 11 2017
Easily Billy West for me. West performed Doug very well and was one of the better voices on the show. McHugh, eh...too whiny for my tastes.
said at 2:13 AM on Sun Dec 25 2016
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Thomas McHugh's tone and delivery are way too wimpy for Doug: I can tell he's trying to go for a boy's voice, but it's a little bit high.

Billy West is a classic as Doug: his performance was really true to his normally quiet, shy personality, but he was able to bring out more emotions than that without making the character sound weak.
said at 4:06 PM on Mon Mar 28 2016
Billy West for the win!!!!!
said at 7:42 PM on Fri Dec 25 2015
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Obviously Billy West, but McHugh got killed by bad direction, at first he did a good impression of West in "Doug's Last Birthday," before devolving into the squeaky, whiny take here.
said at 12:35 PM on Sun Dec 1 2013
Billy West. There is Definitely no contest here.
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said at 7:42 AM on Wed Oct 23 2013
Billy West. Thomas McHugh is too high pitched and whiny.
said at 3:21 PM on Thu Nov 21 2013
@Element Riser Since when is Billy West's voice NOT whiny?!?!?! (But of course I SO agree with you.)
said at 5:47 PM on Mon Sep 30 2013
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McHugh...really isn't all that good as Doug. He's almost TOO wussy sounding. I'd imagine Doug sounding like Phillip J Fry when he hit puberty, not like THAT. Which is why Billy West gets the vote here.
said at 3:31 AM on Tue Apr 10 2012
Billy West IS Doug.

Thomas McHugh...whatever voice he was doing here, that doesn't sound like at all like it could be a real person. Just a bizarre voice.
said at 12:21 AM on Tue May 1 2012
@JT4949 Agreed, JT. Too bad Billy West didn't come back in "Disney's Doug" to reprise his role as Doug.
said at 8:48 AM on Fri Oct 21 2011
Billy's voice for Doug sounds a bit like his Fry voice, but his performance, of course, is WAY better than Thomas'.
said at 12:32 PM on Wed Apr 20 2011
I'm willing to bet that Billy West was replaced because he had moved from New York to Los Angeles in the interim between the old series and the new one. Since both the Nick and Disney versions were made in New York, I'm assuming that Jinkins and co. chose to recast Billy's characters with N.Y. talent to keep all the voice production close to home, rather than go out to L.A. just to record Billy's characters.
said at 2:01 AM on Thu Oct 20 2011
@TServo2049 All the recording sessions took place in Hollywood, like pretty much every animated series. Billy didn't return because Disney wasn't willing to pay him as much as Nick did.
said at 4:54 AM on Sat Aug 17 2013
@PurpleWarrior13 I thought they took place in New York, where Jumbo Pictures was stationed? West even mentioned that he'd moved to LA when discussing why he didn't sign on for the Disney series.
said at 8:58 AM on Wed Aug 21 2013
@JT4949 My bad, I now know it was recorded in New York. Still, I think they asked Billy West at least but location and payment were probably both factors.
said at 10:06 PM on Tue Apr 19 2011
McHugh is OK, but Billy West is the better actor.
said at 11:09 AM on Mon Apr 18 2011
I'm also going with Billy West here...also there is the Robot Chicken Doug Voiced by Seth Green
said at 6:38 PM on Sun Jul 31 2011
@ajhz spoofs don't count sorry
said at 2:21 PM on Sun Apr 17 2011
Honestly, both are nostalgic to me. I never really noticed the voice switch when I was younger. But when I judge based on the performance alone, Billy West is the better Doug.
said at 11:09 PM on Sat Apr 16 2011
Man, does this show bring back memories... Good ones! I'm definitely going with Billy West! Billy's fry voice from Futurama fits doug so well!
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