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The 7 - Movies & TV - Don Pardo, voice of many generations, dead at 96
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#1 Posted on 18.8.14 2255.27
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I am sure somehow, Lorne Michaels thought he would live forever. Think of it, Pardo, 96 was 57 when SNL started 39 years ago and announced each season since then (I think except 1 back in some sorry season when Michaels was also gone)

I will miss his voice, miss those times when he would occasionally interact with someone.

The guy started as an announcer in 193Fricking8 for god's sake. 1938 to 2014. That is 76 years of work!

What a legend. I hope it's an internet hoax

edit - can a Mod fix the title? Duh

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#2 Posted on 19.8.14 0115.39
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I know he's also up there in age, but what's Joel Godard doing?
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#3 Posted on 19.8.14 0537.40
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Some of these announcers have been doing things a long time, but really none compare to Pardo. Goddard, 16 years with Conan (he's doing this https://www.youtube.com/user/TurtlewithLemonade) Alan Kalter 19 years with Letterman - but Goddard and Kalter started with Conan/Letterman at about 5 years younger than Don was when he started with SNL and they are 20 and 25 years, respectively, younger than Pardo.
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#4 Posted on 19.8.14 1004.17
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    Originally posted by AWArulz
    except 1 back in some sorry season when Michaels was also gone)


1981-1982. This was the cast:
Brian Doyle-Murray
Robin Duke
Christine Ebersole
Mary Gross
Tim Kazurinsky
Eddie Murphy
Joe Piscopo
Tony Rosato
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#5 Posted on 19.8.14 1335.06
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    Originally posted by Zeruel
      Originally posted by AWArulz
      except 1 back in some sorry season when Michaels was also gone)


    1981-1982. This was the cast:
    Brian Doyle-Murray
    Robin Duke
    Christine Ebersole
    Mary Gross
    Tim Kazurinsky
    Eddie Murphy
    Joe Piscopo
    Tony Rosato



Ediie Murphy - back when he was funny. Mr Robinson's neighborhood and Gumby. And Joe doing the Sinatra thing. Everyone else was pretty forgettable, althoug a couple of them hung on for quite a while. At least it wasn't as bad as the season with Charles Rocket.
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#6 Posted on 19.8.14 1706.34
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    Originally posted by AWArulz

    Ediie Murphy - back when he was funny. Mr Robinson's neighborhood and Gumby.


Don't forget Buckwheat!!!

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#7 Posted on 21.8.14 1603.11
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"lookin pa nub..."
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#8 Posted on 22.8.14 1118.35
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Pardo did some fringe announcing for the WWF's Saturday Night's Main Event. Usually just a quick blurb where he'd say: "Saturday Night Live will not be seen tonight, so we may bring you this special presentation of Saturday Night's Main Event".

I think he also did some commercial bumpers for the first few "Main Event" specials. They've been edited out of the versions on WWE Network since they were usually promos for Burger King and stuff.
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