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BREAKING NEWS: Longtime 'Saturday Night Live' announcer Don Pardo dies at 96
Fox News ^ | 8/19/2014 | Fox News

Posted on 08/18/2014 10:20:59 PM PDT by freedumb2003

Longtime NBC announcer Don Pardo, best known as the often-heard, rarely-seen constant during 38 seasons of constant change at "Saturday Night Live," died late Monday. He was 96.

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KEYWORDS: 2ndthread; donpardo; nbc; obituary; snl
Just dang -- the literal Voice of many generations.

Strange day where I announce the passing of one so great (Mr. Pardo) and one so small (jumpin' jim).

1 posted on 08/18/2014 10:20:59 PM PDT by freedumb2003
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To: freedumb2003

You can hear Pardo’ announcing on some radio shows from the late 40’s and early 50’s.


2 posted on 08/18/2014 10:23:07 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: freedumb2003

Is he still dead?


3 posted on 08/18/2014 10:23:36 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: nickcarraway

>>You can hear Pardo’ announcing on some radio shows from the late 40’s and early 50’s.<<

There was always a lilt in his voice (even in the serious reels) that was welcoming.


4 posted on 08/18/2014 10:24:30 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (AGW "Scientific method:" Draw your lines first, then plot your points)
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To: TigerClaws

>>Is he still dead?<<

That was Genralissimo Fransisco Franco.


5 posted on 08/18/2014 10:25:25 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (AGW "Scientific method:" Draw your lines first, then plot your points)
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To: freedumb2003

96 good years is a heck of a run. RIP.


6 posted on 08/18/2014 10:26:10 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: TigerClaws

He’s as dead as disco.


7 posted on 08/18/2014 10:27:41 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives.)
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To: freedumb2003

It was breaking news the first time around.


8 posted on 08/18/2014 10:29:12 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Cancer sucks. ~ Þ)
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To: freedumb2003

I first remember Don from Jeopardy....

Anyone remember original host

Art....


9 posted on 08/18/2014 10:32:41 PM PDT by wardaddy (Ferguson MO...but i thought blacks went north to escape the racism of mean ol southerners)
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To: BykrBayb

I know search is my friend... sometimes it yields few results.

Abuse this to the mods if it is already posted. It was a few minutes after I got the alert.


10 posted on 08/18/2014 10:34:07 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (AGW "Scientific method:" Draw your lines first, then plot your points)
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To: wardaddy

Art Fleming, For $1000.00!


11 posted on 08/18/2014 10:36:33 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: wardaddy

Art Fleming, for $1000.00.


12 posted on 08/18/2014 10:40:01 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: wardaddy

He was the first host of Jeopardy... Who was Art Fleming? CORRECT :-) I remember Don Pardo from the old TV game shows and the first SNL episodes, always seemed to have a good ense of humor. RIP Mr. Pardo


13 posted on 08/18/2014 10:42:08 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: wardaddy

Art Fleming!


14 posted on 08/18/2014 10:47:49 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: freedumb2003
Don Pardo's career bio
15 posted on 08/18/2014 11:23:38 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Democrats: the Party of slavery to the immensely wealthy for over 200 years.)
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To: Ken H
"96 good years is a heck of a run. RIP."

Yes, SNL will just not be the same without that guy. And imagine, he's been "The Voice" since 1975.

Back when he was a mere pup of 57.

Honestly, I always wondered if he had any clue of who he was announcing.

Did he keep up with the "youngsters"?

Did he really know when he announced: "Musical guests: Toad the Wet Sprocket"?

But I'm sure he got the innuendoes.

"Weekend Update is brought to you by Hershey Highway: the taste that's been turning America over for 50 years!"

One of the few blatantly "dirty" intros that got past the censors.

16 posted on 08/19/2014 12:09:17 AM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: wardaddy

I’m giving up, Don Pardo. Just tell me now what I didn’t win.


17 posted on 08/19/2014 12:14:38 AM PDT by Rastus
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To: freedumb2003

RIP, Don Pardo (said in a big voice!)


18 posted on 08/19/2014 12:42:48 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: freedumb2003

http://youtu.be/BvUZijEuNDQ
“I lost on Jeopardy,” featuring Don Pardo.

Greg Kihn’s original:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeQDS7IHtUA


19 posted on 08/19/2014 12:47:00 AM PDT by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: freedumb2003

Gabriel, please tell our contestant what his parting gifts are.

Mr. Pardo, you’ve won an all expenses paid trip to final judgement, the game show where you stand to win big or lose everything.

Thank you for playing.


20 posted on 08/19/2014 1:23:32 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (We'll know when he's really hit bottom. They'll start referring to him as White.)
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To: boop

Weekend Update is brought to you by Triopenin - the arthritis pain formula in the childproof cap...


21 posted on 08/19/2014 2:41:50 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Every time you say no to a liberal, you make the Baby Barack cry.)
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To: GOYAKLA

Oh,Sorry. You must answer in the form of a question.

Who is Art Fleming?


22 posted on 08/19/2014 6:58:45 AM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: logitech; GOYAKLA; Rummyfan

Whoops. Should have gone to rummyfan


23 posted on 08/19/2014 7:01:57 AM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: freedumb2003
Barukh Dayyan Ha'Emet.

To me he was the original announcer for Art Fleming's "Jeopardy."

24 posted on 08/19/2014 7:09:36 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Throne and Altar! [In Jerusalem!!!])
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To: freedumb2003

Wow he was that old? Wow, damn back when SNL started in the late 70 he must have been already in his 60s.


25 posted on 08/19/2014 7:41:17 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: boop

I haven’t watched that show literally in decades, was he still announcing it in his 90s?


26 posted on 08/19/2014 7:43:12 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: iowamark

Frank Zappa - I’m the Slime
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWA-TXJmeQo


27 posted on 08/19/2014 7:43:22 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: freedumb2003
Lovely voice! He will be missed...


28 posted on 08/19/2014 7:48:40 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("LEX REX." ("The law is the king.") -- Samuel Rutherford)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
back when SNL started in the late 70 he must have been already in his 60s.

He was 58.

29 posted on 08/19/2014 7:51:13 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("LEX REX." ("The law is the king.") -- Samuel Rutherford)
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To: Rummyfan; GOYAKLA; wardaddy

oooh, I’m sorry... you did not phrase your response in the form of a question...


30 posted on 08/19/2014 7:53:52 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: freedumb2003

One of those widely recognizable voices.

RIP, Don!


31 posted on 08/19/2014 8:35:41 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: logitech

Excuse: At that time in AM, I’m usually working AZZBACWARDS.
Looks like we all were.
Have a GREAT day.


32 posted on 08/19/2014 8:40:03 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: freedumb2003

Yes, his voice does echo from my youth... when the show was actually half-way good.


33 posted on 08/19/2014 9:02:18 AM PDT by fwdude (The last time the GOP ran an "extremist," Reagan won 44 states.)
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To: freedumb2003

Who’s going to tell us what we won?

RIP.


34 posted on 08/19/2014 9:04:18 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: freedumb2003

35 posted on 08/19/2014 9:07:49 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Albion Wilde

John Facenda and Don Pardo, two voices that everyone knew but rarely saw the face that housed the voice. There are going to be some great voice-overs in Heaven. Can’t wait to hear that.


36 posted on 08/19/2014 9:18:47 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (You have your fear, which might become reality; and you have Godzilla, which IS reality.)
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To: tumblindice
He’s as dead as disco.

You mean he's coming back as a Broadway musical like 'Mama Mia'?

Somehow I think he might like that! (-:

37 posted on 08/19/2014 10:11:29 AM PDT by MeganC (It took Democrats four hours to deport Elian Gonzalez)
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To: NCC-1701
John Facenda and Don Pardo, two voices that everyone knew but rarely saw the face that housed the voice. There are going to be some great voice-overs in Heaven.

And let us not forget the inimitable Don La Fontaine, the Pavarotti of voice-overs, IMO.

38 posted on 08/19/2014 12:15:52 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("LEX REX." ("The law is the king.") -- Samuel Rutherford)
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