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 on Jeopardy” featuring Don Pardo.