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"SNL" Cast Members And Alumni Remember Announcer Don Pardo

Saturday nights will never be the same.

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Current cast members mourned.

one of the greatest joys of my life was hearing don pardo call my name for the first time. this is a great article: http://t.co/h2ity6YpyF

Aidy Bryant@aidybryant

one of the greatest joys of my life was hearing don pardo call my name for the first time. this is a great article: http://t.co/h2ity6YpyF

1:17 AM - 19 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

RIP the amazing Don Pardo. My favorite was when Andy Samberg made him say very un-Pardo things like this: https://t.co/m79pifuuSZ

Colin Jost@TheColinJost

RIP the amazing Don Pardo.

My favorite was when Andy Samberg made him say very un-Pardo things like this: https://t.co/m79pifuuSZ

9:25 AM - 19 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

R.I.P to Don Pardo... #snl #legend — feeling sad

Jay Pharoah@JayPharoah

R.I.P to Don Pardo... #snl #legend — feeling sad

1:44 AM - 19 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

On Sept 13th 2008 I heard Don Pardo say my name for the first time. I cried until the 16th. Thanks Don. I owe you a coffee.

Bobby Moynihan@bibbymoynihan

On Sept 13th 2008 I heard Don Pardo say my name for the first time. I cried until the 16th. Thanks Don. I owe you a coffee.

1:47 AM - 19 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

So did the writers.

I would be lying if I said I didn't dream of hearing him say my name one day. Goodbye, Don Pardo.

Katie Rich@katiemaryrich

I would be lying if I said I didn't dream of hearing him say my name one day. Goodbye, Don Pardo.

12:35 AM - 19 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

St. Peter is probably keeping Don Pardo at the gates, making him say "Saint Peter" over and over.

Alex Baze@bazecraze

St. Peter is probably keeping Don Pardo at the gates, making him say "Saint Peter" over and over.

2:25 AM - 19 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

So sad to hear about Don Pardo. He'll be missed. Every time I heard his voice growing up, I knew my very favorite thing was about to start.

Chris Kelly@imchriskelly

So sad to hear about Don Pardo. He'll be missed. Every time I heard his voice growing up, I knew my very favorite thing was about to start.

10:01 AM - 19 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

God bless Don Pardo's sweet and legendary voice and soul. He will be deeply missed.

Paula Pell@perlapell

God bless Don Pardo's sweet and legendary voice and soul. He will be deeply missed.

11:28 PM - 18 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And those in the music department.

@TheColinJost My 1st year at SNL, I entered elevator to hear Don recommend a tuna sandwich. Never has tuna sounded more important #DonPardo

Martin Brumbach @mbbach

@TheColinJost My 1st year at SNL, I entered elevator to hear Don recommend a tuna sandwich. Never has tuna sounded more important #DonPardo

9:38 AM - 19 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And producers.

It was surreal talking to Don Pardo & hearing his voice in person. He was kind & always game to read whatever ridiculousness we asked him to

Scott Weinstein@WeinsteinScott

It was surreal talking to Don Pardo & hearing his voice in person. He was kind & always game to read whatever ridiculousness we asked him to

9:57 AM - 19 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Staffers who'd recently left the show also shared kind words about Pardo.

Goodbye Don Pardo. You worked from World War II until this May. You were cool as hell. I'm very lucky I got to talk to you those few times.

John Mulaney@mulaney

Goodbye Don Pardo. You worked from World War II until this May. You were cool as hell. I'm very lucky I got to talk to you those few times.

12:44 AM - 19 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

RIP Don Pardo. A voice that meant so much. http://t.co/X4q9TeHVbO

Seth Meyers@sethmeyers

RIP Don Pardo. A voice that meant so much. http://t.co/X4q9TeHVbO

1:45 AM - 19 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And some older alumni as well.

The greatest sound I ever heard was the voice of #DonPardo You will be missed. #SNL #ItsSaturdayNightLive #Legend

Chris Kattan@ChrisKattan

The greatest sound I ever heard was the voice of #DonPardo You will be missed. #SNL #ItsSaturdayNightLive #Legend

7:20 AM - 19 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

.#RIPDonPardo - a model of talent, discipline and craftsmanship - your assuring voice will truly be missed

Ana Gasteyer@AnaGasteyer

.#RIPDonPardo - a model of talent, discipline and craftsmanship - your assuring voice will truly be missed

10:11 AM - 19 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Any SNL actor will tell u:the ultimate moment of your career was hearing Don Pardo say your name. Each week he represented a dream come true

Rachel Dratch@TheRealDratch

Any SNL actor will tell u:the ultimate moment of your career was hearing Don Pardo say your name. Each week he represented a dream come true

8:49 AM - 19 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

For most of my 22 SNL years, Pardo did the announce live from a booth under the seats, swinging his arms like a conductor & giving it life.

Mike Shoemaker@shoemakermike

For most of my 22 SNL years, Pardo did the announce live from a booth under the seats, swinging his arms like a conductor & giving it life.

2:06 AM - 19 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

RIP Don Pardo. God got his voice back.

I got to meet Don Pardo when I was an intern on SNL. Even waiting in line for ice cream he sounded like the King of Earth. I think he was.

Mike Drucker@MikeDrucker

I got to meet Don Pardo when I was an intern on SNL. Even waiting in line for ice cream he sounded like the King of Earth. I think he was.

7:03 AM - 19 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

RIP Don Pardo. Thanks for 60 years of Saturday nights.