Legendary game show and SNL announcer Don Pardo has passed away. For 38 years, he blasted out weekly cast introductions for NBC's Saturday Night Live. On a visit to Louisville in 1981, Mr. Pardo sat for an interview with Ron Clay and me on WLRS-FM. He handed me a scrap of paper (pictured below) that I still carry in my wallet to this very day. Boiled down it means "Keep it brief." Goodnight, Don. It was an amazing ride. Ron Clay & I had a great time introducing you to so many lovely ladies that night at Phoenix Hill and the Toy Tiger. And thanks for letting our city capitalize on your phrase "Fourth Street Liiiiiiiiivvvvveee!" Here's Weird Al's song "I Lost
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Just days before the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, NBC's Saturday Night Live parodied Russia'a anti-gay political structure by offering Heterosexual Figure Skating. Pretty hilarious editorializing, and Papa John's wound up with an inadvertent ad campaign in the show's opening sketch. More on this episode of SNL starring Jonah Hill is here. The opening monologue shown below features a cameo by Leonardo DiCaprio. The oddest offering? A scene involving sensitive hit men.