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Every SNL actor that had the honor of having his or her name announced by Don Pardo – the Don Pardo! – on the night of their very first show, will tell you: it remains the “Pinch Me” moment for us all. And the thrill of it went way beyond the first show. Don Pardo IS the voice of SNL and by this I mean from the time I would watch as a kid, staying up too late for the very first season, to the time I found myself lucky enough to be on the show hearing that voice saying my name.

Don Pardo, who died Monday at the age of 96, was the consummate professional, lending his trademark voice to the show well into his 90’s. But beyond that, he was a sweet man who provided a positive aura even if you just walked by him in the hallway during that pre-show frenzy. He was happy to share anecdotes about the old days. Once I asked him if he was from Boston because I thought I heard a little somethin’ in one of his words, and he laughingly said “Oh no! Did you hear it? I spent years trying to get rid of that!” “Really?” “Oh sure! Years! In broadcasting you had to have no accent whatsoever!”

I just read that Lorne brought him on as a straight-laced counterpoint (because of his “serious announcer” voice) as the perfect complement to the wackiness of the show. I had never thought of it that way but it’s true. His voice had a way of representing the grown-up in the living room while the kids were goofing off in the basement. But rather than yelling “You kids keep it down!” his voice seemed to be yelling down the basement stairs “You kids keep it up! I love it!”

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— Rachel Dratch on Don Pardo (x)

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John Krasinski’s Ice Bucket Challenge (off-screen cameo from Emily Blunt)

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yummyfallon:

The name you know of
A little bit of change, now your boy done blown up
And I’m throwin thangs just to get exposed
Stuntin ain’t a thing to me
And it’s obvious it’s plain to see
That you gon’ make us both
Get into some thangs that is for grown folks
And they might even say you should leave me alone
But don’t be scared… you need to get like me

yummyfallon:

The name you know of
A little bit of change, now your boy done blown up
And I’m throwin thangs just to get exposed
Stuntin ain’t a thing to me
And it’s obvious it’s plain to see
That you gon’ make us both
Get into some thangs that is for grown folks
And they might even say you should leave me alone
But don’t be scared… you need to get like me

haezelsgus:

"I’m telling you," Isaac continued, “Augustus Waters talked so much that he’d interrupt you at his own funeral. And he was pretentious: Sweet Jesus Christ, that kid never took a piss without pondering the abundant metaphorical resonances of human waste production. And he was vain: I do not believe I have ever met a more physically attractive person who was more acutely aware of his own physical attractiveness.”

rosewolfy:

Endless list of favorite movies: X-MenFirst Class (2011)

↳ Never forget - mutant and proud!

methpool:

angry road trips and lonely sun sets
methpool:

angry road trips and lonely sun sets

methpool:

angry road trips and lonely sun sets

Deputy Jordan Parrish in 4.09

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