A Look Back at 'SNL' Announcer Don Pardo's Work

Kimberly Potts
Yahoo TVAugust 21, 2014

There's no word yet from Saturday Night Live powers that be — i.e. Lorne Michaels — about who will take over announcing duties in the new season, following the Aug. 18 death of Don Pardo.

And that's because Pardo, as heard in the compilation clip above, is irreplaceable. The iconic voice, which introduced cast members from Bill Murray and Chevy Chase to Billy Crystal and Julia Louis-Dreyfus through Tina Fey and Andy Samberg, was the announcer for every season of SNL except Season 7 (meaning 38 seasons in all).

"Every year the new cast couldn't wait to hear their name said by him," SNL creator Michaels told the New York Times.