A decade-old clip of a Police Academy co-star wowing a talk show with his pitch-perfect Led Zeppelin impersonation is making the rounds again, and it's too cool not to share.
Actor/comedian Michael Winslow, known for his ability to mimic sound effects, rose to prominence in the '80s thanks to appearances in the Police Academy film series and Mel Brooks' Spaceballs. In 2011, he appeared on a Norwegian talk show, Senkveld med Thomas og Harald ("Late Night with Thomas and Harold"), where he duetted with a guitarist on a rendition of Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love." Really, it was more like a quartet: as the guitarist strummed his acoustic, Winslow - armed only with a microphone - imitated Robert Plant's howling vocals, John Bonham's thundering drums and Jimmy Page's feedback-laden electric guitar riffs.
So you remember MICHAEL WINSLOW as the guy from the Police Academy movies right?— Michael Warburton (@mikewarburton) March 15, 2021
Well, he was that for sure.
But he was also a whole lot more.
Just check him out here killing it with Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” on Norwegian TV.
It’ll blow your mind. pic.twitter.com/gImNWOykjw
This week, another actor, Michael Warburton, reposted the clip on Twitter. It's amassed more than 2.5 million views in under 24 hours, thanks to shares by media personalities like director Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Ant-Man) and former basketball player Rex Chapman.
"Led Zepp biopic with Michael Winslow in all roles," Wright suggested.