Don Pardo

'SNL' Season 40: Darrell Hammond to Replace Don Pardo as Announcer

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 18, 2014 @ 8:59 AM
NBC
Of the many changes in store for the 40th season of 'SNL,' none would prove so heartbreaking as the loss of beloved announcer Don Pardo, who passed away earlier this year. No one could ever replace Pardo's distinct intonation announcing every 'SNL' installment, though the new voice of the sketch comedy series will at least be a familiar one, as distinguished alum Darrell Hammond takes the mic.

Don Pardo, Longtime 'SNL' Announcer, Passes Away at 96

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by Britt Hayes August 18, 2014 @ 10:35 PM
NBC
Don Pardo, the man who introduced the 'SNL' lineup every week since 1975, has sadly passed away at the age of 96. Pardo also lent his voice to radio, sports, game shows, and commercials over the course of his incredibly long-running career, but we'll always remember him best for that wonderful phrase: "It's 'Saturday Night Live!'"