What if Stanley Kubrick had cast “Archer” and “Bob’s Burgers” star H. Jon Benjamin as HAL 9000 in “2001: A Space Odyssey” instead of Douglas Rain? It would have been a very different movie, that’s for sure.
Fans now can have a taste of what that movie could have been thanks to Late Night Basement, a New York City comedy show. The team asked Benjamin to lend his famous voice acting skills to a clip from the movie, and the results are nothing short of amazing.
Whether or not Benjamin is drunk in this clip is up to each viewer to determine, but the idea of a drunk HAL harassing astronaut David Bowman just makes the video better.