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    R.I.P.-Don Pardo (The Voice of SNL)
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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/p...dies/14271641/

    Would never have guessed he was 96 when he died!
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    Iconic part of American culture! RIP.
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    Don't forget the numerous game shows he voiced: "Don Pardo: tell them what they've won!" I actually got to see him at a taping of Jeopardy! about 17 years ago. He was delightfully kind with the audience.
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    I don't associate him w/ SNL at all (probably because other than for a brief time in the '70s I never watched it); rather, as JRM says, with game shows like Jeopardy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    I don't associate him w/ SNL at all (probably because other than for a brief time in the '70s I never watched it)
    Really! Some of the 20th century's greatest comedic talents were cultivated there and cultural touchstones created. It was NEVER worth watching live, but MUST be the most recorded show in history. You can easily watch the whole thing in 20 minutes and pan out the detritus from the solid gold nuggets!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    I don't associate him w/ SNL at all (probably because other than for a brief time in the '70s I never watched it); rather, as JRM says, with game shows like Jeopardy.
    Also, his name recognition is probably more attributable to when game show hosts like Art Fleming would say, "Thank you, Don Pardo!"
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    I have watched SNL sporadically forever.. I thought it was better 20 year ago..(but what wasn't?)..I am/was familiar with the voice introducing the character actors but I don't know that I ever had a name for the voice...my recollection is the voice sounded much younger than Pardo was at the time.
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    SNL gets a new voice for its 40th season, and it's a familiar one.

    To replace a legend that began with the start of “Saturday Night Live” in 1975, Lorne Michaels has reached back to a different era in the show’s history: Darrell Hammond will be the announcer this season of “S.N.L.,” stepping in for the late Don Pardo.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/19/bu...ight-live.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRM View Post
    Darrell Hammond
    I always thought he was a great member of the cast, though he didn't get as much publicity as many of the others. He and Jason Sudeikis were consummate pros.
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