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Vin Scully will record your voicemail message for $299

Oct 8, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

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From now until October 13 you can get various celebrities to record your outgoing voicemail message for $299 and all the money goes to the Autism Speaks charity.

Morgan Freeman is one of the choices, which would be tough to pass up, and some other names include Cher, Bryan Cranston, Peter Dinklage, Mark Hamill, and Jim Parsons. And a bunch of other recognizable names too.

But here’s the name that got me thinking about actually shelling out the $299: Vin Scully.

Seriously, how great would it be when someone called my phone, went to voicemail, and heard: “Hello, this is Vin Scully. You’ve reached Aaron, but there’s zero chance he wants to talk to you, or anyone, on the phone. Seriously, just text him. But leave a message anyway, I guess.”

  1. jarathen - Oct 8, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    In my day you just had to win an NPR quiz show to get a celebrity to record a voicemail for you.

    • jcmeyer10 - Oct 8, 2013 at 1:27 PM

      I would pay 299 for Carl Castle to record my voice mail.

      • leerosenthall - Oct 9, 2013 at 1:19 PM


      • leerosenthall - Oct 9, 2013 at 1:22 PM


      • jcmeyer10 - Oct 9, 2013 at 1:48 PM

        C’mon man, I come from the Kevin Towers school of retaliations. You corrected me therefor I will throw at you next time you are up to bat.

    • km9000 - Oct 8, 2013 at 1:30 PM

      “You’re watching Dodgers baseball on Fox Sports Rhyme Ticket.”

      • jcmeyer10 - Oct 8, 2013 at 3:38 PM

        I saw them tape an episode live and the extra 40 minutes they cut out to make the show was worth the hassle of first come first serve seating.

  2. dondada10 - Oct 8, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    Wait, and it’s for a good cause? I’m legitimately going to do this.

  3. mt99808 - Oct 8, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    +1 …. this would be awesome except like you anyone who i actually want to talk to would text me and the only people that would hear it are my wife, parents and telemarketers.

    • jcmeyer10 - Oct 8, 2013 at 12:06 PM

      And if that telemarketer was a Giants fan, you would be in trouble.

  4. historiophiliac - Oct 8, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    If Derek Jeter answered my phone, people might think I got a basket.

  5. frank433 - Oct 8, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    Mark Hamill would be my choice, but only if he would do it as The Joker. He’s a great voice actor.

    • Francisco (FC) - Oct 8, 2013 at 12:23 PM

      I’m pretty sure that 99% of the people purchasing Mark Hamill’s voicemail service are demanding he do it as the Joker.

      • moogro - Oct 8, 2013 at 6:20 PM

        No way. I’d have him say, “I’ll never call you! Never!!”

    • km9000 - Oct 8, 2013 at 1:36 PM

      “___ can’t answer your call right now. He’s too busy at Tosche Station picking up power converters!”

    • scoutsaysweitersisabust - Oct 8, 2013 at 1:52 PM

      I came here to say the exact same thing. I’m pretty sure it’s a damn value at $299.

  6. rickdobrydney - Oct 8, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Ummmmmm, no thanks ….

  7. skids003 - Oct 8, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    Who would pick Cher? ? No way.

    • 4d3fect - Oct 8, 2013 at 8:32 PM

      Any of the guys I worked with waiting tables in LA in the ’80s.

  8. yahmule - Oct 8, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    The pricing uniformity is interesting. Does Zachary Quinto explain who is when he answers? “Hi, this is Zachary Quinto, you know, the kid who played Spock in the new Star Trek movies…”

    • sdelmonte - Oct 8, 2013 at 1:01 PM

      He could do his most sinister Sylar voice.

      Or his current character in The Glass Menagerie.

    • historiophiliac - Oct 8, 2013 at 1:12 PM

      Depressingly, I bet a number of people who call me wouldn’t know who Vin Scully is.

      • jarathen - Oct 9, 2013 at 7:38 AM

        I wish this was an option 15 years ago, so Chick Hearn could have done it.

  9. Reflex - Oct 8, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    I’m mixed on this. Autism Speaks has a pretty spotty record and spent a huge amount of their funds on long discredited research in the field even long after that research was discredited. They are not well rated on Charity Navigator, and financial mismanagement is the main culprit. There are several other, better rated Autism charities out there.

  10. notsofast10 - Oct 8, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    Too Late, Vin Scully’s VM is sold out!!!

  11. bigyankeemike - Oct 8, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    As noted above, Scully is the first one sold out.

    I went with my boyhood idol, Adam West.

  12. moogro - Oct 8, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    Aaron’s script is spot on.

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