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RIP Don Pardo

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Riptide, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member


    The legendary TV voice, gone at 96.

    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  2. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member


    It'll probably come up in later stories, but was he not one of the first people on the air with word JFK had been shot?
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

  4. linotype

    linotype Well-Known Member

    Monday Night Dead.
  5. nietsroob17

    nietsroob17 Active Member

    He had worked continuously for NBC since 1944. That's SEVENTY years.
  6. We went to the same high school (not at the same time). RIP.

    My first memory of him as a child was the voice-over in Weird Al's "I Lost on Jeopardy."
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    That was a parody of the original Jeopardy game show with Art Fleming as host. Interestingly, the modern Trebek version debuted a few months after the Weird Al song (it'll be 30 years next month). I don't know if the song sparked a revival or if it was a coincidence.
  8. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    May favorite line of his on SNL: "Charlie's Angels Catch the Syph will not be seen tonight..."
  9. Morris816

    Morris816 Member

    Fun fact: Pardo was the original announcer for the first incarnation of The Price Is Right.
  10. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Remember reading somewhere - might have been the SNL oral history - that Phil Hartman did such a great Pardo impression that he subbed for Don as the announcer when he couldn't make a few shows and nobody noticed.
  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Always liked hearing his voice when he would do Len Berman's "Spanning the World", with the tag line "See you next time, if there IS a next time."

    Also enjoyed it when he would announce that SNL was pre-emptied for Saturday Night's Main Event.

  12. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    And Jeopardy.

    Edit: D'oh! I see that's already been mentioned. Guess I have to settle for a lovely parting gift.

    Tell him what he's won, Don Pardo!
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