‘Big Bang’s Parsons to Voice Jeep on Syfy’s ‘Eureka’

by | July 25, 2011 at 3:28 PM | TV News

By John Sellers

NEW YORK (TheWrap) – “Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons will provide the voice for a Jeep on an ambitious animated holiday-themed episode of Syfy’s hit dramatic comedy “Eureka” to air this December.

Yes, a Jeep.

That’s the vehicle driven by Sheriff Carter (series star Colin Ferguson) in the normal, non-animated episodes. Ordinarily, the Jeep doesn’t have a voice, which isn’t necessarily intuitive given that this is a comedic series on Syfy.

The episode, titled “Do You See What I See,” finds Sheriff Carter and Allison Blake (Salli Richardson-Whitfield) planning a holiday surprise for their kids, until a generator designed to create a fake winter in downtown Eureka malfunctions and renders the town and its inhabitants animated — even insentient objects.

Edward James Olmos, of “Miami Vice” and “Battlestar Galactica” fame, will voice the leader of a pack of sled dogs.

SNL” vet Chris Parnell will reprise his role as Dr. Noah Drummer, who appeared on a live-action Christmas-themed episode last December.

NBC’s “Community” tried an animated holiday special last season by turning its characters into stop-motion figures voiced by the regular cast.

The “Eureka” episode will be put together by Curious Pictures using anime, claymation, “Looney Tunes“-style animation and CGI.

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