Amy Poehler Remembers Late ‘SNL’ Announcer Don Pardo

The 96-year-old baritone passed away on Monday

Amy Poehler has joined the chorus of “SNL” alumni singing the praises of the sketch show’s beloved late announcer, Don Pardo.

“My whole life changed once Don Pardo said my name,” Poehler, who was on the show from 2001-08 (and had a particularly funny moment with Pardo during “Weekend Update”), said in a statement sent to TheWrap. “I will really miss that kind and talented man.”

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Pardo passed away on Monday at the age of 96. The program’s announcer from the start, his deep baritone called out some of the most legendary names in comedy, often at the earliest points in their rise to stardom. A longtime NBC employee — he retired in 2004 but continued to work on “SNL,” where he announced all but one season — Pardo was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 2010.

In addition to “SNL,” he provided the voice for “The Price Is Right,” “Jeopardy,” “Jackpot,” “Three on a Match,” as well as “NBC Nightly News” and the network’s coverage of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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Many past and present “SNL” cast members took to Twitter on Monday night and Tuesday morning to mourn the man whose voice announced their membership in an exclusive club.