[video] New Voice Revealed in AFLAC Dancing Duck

Gilbert is on suicide watch right now.

(NEWSER) – After 11 years of being voiced by Gilbert Gottfried, the Aflac duck has a new man behind it: Dan McKeague, a radio ad sales manager from Minnesota. Gottfried was fired last month after making some ill-advised jokes about the Japan earthquake, and McKeague beat 12,500 people to replace the comedian, theMinneapolis Star Tribune reports. “It’s just one word, but you have to give it meaning and emotion and make it sound surprising,” McKeague explains of his technique. “I mean, that’s what I was thinking of when I practiced in the car.”