Iconic rapper and long-time Law and Order: Special Victims Unit veteran Ice-T swung by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon for a quick chat with the comedian and host. And if you thought you knew everything about Ice-T from his Twitter account and his former reality show Ice loves Coco, then get ready for a big surprise.
It turns out that the man responsible for one of the first major rap-heavy metal acts once also had an esteemed career as a voice-over artist ... sort of. (More on the "sort-of" part as we continue, you'll see what I mean.)
At the beginning of the segment, Fallon waxed on about how Ice-T (whose real name is Tracy Marrow) did a lot of voice work for cartoons during the '80s.
"People didn't know my voice then, now they know my voice so now when you see the cartoons you can recognize my voice," explained Ice-T, going along with Fallon.
The duo then decided to run a few clips of Ice-T's cartoon voice-over "reel." If you haven't gotten the gist yet, here's where it gets good.
The first clip Fallon played was a scene from an adaptation of the beloved comic strip Peanuts, which featured Charlie Brown and the gang around a campfire. In the scene Charlie Brown, ever the grade school existentialist, looks up at the night sky and says, "Wow, look at all those stars. Boy, I'll bet they're having a good time up there tonight. It looks like they're really living it up."
Another member of the Peanut Gang turns to Linus and says, "Yo, my man, Charlie Brown is straight-up baked."
If you haven't guessed: yes, it's a dub, yes, it's Ice-T, and yes, it's hilarious.
From there, we get some other snippets, like Hanna-Barbera's Super Friends featuring Batman and Robin and a few good seconds of SpongeBob SquarePants
Best part? Ice-T dubbing Uncle Scrooge from DuckTales, actually saying the words "my Tinder date's on the way, and we gonna Netflix and chill."
In reality, Ice-T does have a couple of voice-over credits to his name. The O.G.: Original Gangster rapper voiced the role of Taanzi in a few episodes of the adult animated sitcom Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man, which ran from 1994-1997 on USA. Ice also provided the bullish grunts for Dr. Cuvier's minotaur-like supervillain minion on the superhero series Batman Forever in the episode "Spliced," which aired in 1999. It might not be Peanuts, but like the versatile Ice-T's name suggests, it's still pretty chill.
Check out Ice-T and Jimmy Fallon and their (dubbed) R-rated retrospective in the video clip below. (Warning: there is some swearing in the clip, so it might be NSFW — while it's hilarious, watch at your discretion, or just not at the office.)