Mike: This is the guy from 21 Jump Street. This is the guy that got sucked into a bed and shat out into blood. He's not a real actor.
Jay: Has everyone just been distracted all these years by his silly hats? And he puts on a goofy accent. He even kinda did it in Transcendence... He can't even do a straight role without using a weird voice.
Mike: Johnny Depp is a good performer, he's not a good actor... Johnny Depp's like, "imma scientist (mumble mumble) so I talk like this. (mumble mumble) Oh, I died." I don't give a fuck.
—Half in the Bag on Transcendence
"Hello John, it's Ron Howard. I'm looking at your contract here, and I know I am 'to honor any and all of Mr. Depp' acting choices even if they are poorly motivated or downright effeminately contrarian,' but can we talk about this? Look, I love Shirley Temple as much as the next guy. And I think I figured out a way you can keep the curly wig, but can we lose the 'good ship lollipop' dress? Please? I'm begging you. I mean, this is The Jonas Salk Story. Also, let me know what you think about those 15 scenes that are all in slow motion with violin music."
— Cracked, "Messages from Johnny Depp's Voice Mail"