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September 16, 2014

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Don Pardo says "It's Saturday Night Live" for the last time

by Danny Gallagher, posted May 18th 2009 2:02PM
SNL announcer Don PardoFox may have lost Mad TV last Saturday, but Saturday Night Live lost something worth much, much more to the world of television than Mad TV. And no, I don't mean that the SNL writing staff lost their snack machine.

Announcer Don Pardo, 91, announced in his induction speech to the Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame that last Saturday's show will be his last.

Pardo has been the voice of the show since it hit the airwaves in 1975, minus the 7th season in '81 and '82. He has also been an announcer in a number of game shows, movies, commercials and news shows, and holds the distinction of being the first person on television to announce the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

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The Five: Voices

by Adam Finley, posted Mar 13th 2006 5:33PM

Gary OwensOkay, kids, for this addition of "The Five" we're going to talk about those voices we love so much. I'm going to focus entirely on television announcers, but I'm expanding the topic to include anyone whose job in television is (or was) centered around their vocal cords. That's why you won't see Mel Blanc or Daws Butler on my list, though they most certainly would have been on it otherwise. Everyone on board? Okay, let's do it:

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Four things Dick Enberg said during the Patriots-Panthers game that sound vaguely erotic

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 19th 2005 11:29AM
  • "They'll be giving it to him in the locker room."
  • "It's long...it's good!"
  • "There are a lot of things for you to enjoy in The Fantasy Room."
  • "Oh my!"

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