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Most viewed - The Announcers
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754 viewsRod Roddy and a great shot of his announce desk. Why isn't he looking at us?
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750 viewsThere he is, in a great tuxedo, the first prize in the Showcase!
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725 viewsBurton Richardson, veteran of the old nighttime show, helps out when Rod is unable to do his thing in 2001.
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684 viewsHere's a great shot for two reasons. First, it shows the legendary Johnny Olson, TPIR's first announcer, about to transform himself into superhero 'Captain Klutz.' But as he walked from his lecturn to the main stage, we got a glimpse of the way the credits were made. Just behind him, you can see the "crawl drum," a small device that contains the credits on a long roll of black paper. A motor operates the drum and the paper rolls the credits past the camera lens. To the left is the "short credits" crawl.
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677 viewsAn audience member surprised Rod by bringing her yearbook to the show! It turns out she was a classmate of Rod way back when. When it was time for Rod's cameo, Bob had him hold up the yearbook photo and complemented Rod on how little he'd aged after all those years.
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649 viewsThis episode was from Johnny Olson's final Christmas week with the show. Here, he and Holly are sporting tennis outfits. It's interesting to note that director Marc Breslow often used wipe patterns as borders to showcase certain prizes. This episode aired in December, 1985, two months after Johnny's death.
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630 viewsMarch 1988: Bob let Rod Roddy make an inspiration putt because "a grown man started to cry" when Bob talked about how all the models had putted.
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628 viewsRod Roddy is about to call a lucky contestant to "Come on down" on the first show of the 15th year of "The Price is Right." This also marked the start of Rod's first full season as announcer on the show.
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622 viewsRod Roddy, having officially become Johnny Olson's permanent replacement at the mic.
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612 viewsThe good old days when Rod's jackets were just one color not commonly found in nature.
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574 viewsHe's been called one of the greatest announcers in the business. The late Johnny Olson made 'Come on Down' a part of Americana. He was the voice of the show from its premiere in 1972 until his death in October, 1985.
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565 viewsJohnny Olson, TPIR's first announcer, about to transform himself into superhero 'Captain Klutz.' Just over his shoulder is the crawl board that shows the "short credits," the "MGBT" logo, the Television City credit, and the show logo. And just to the left is the tall board used to display the promotional consideration credits. Note its shape: by being curved inward it prevented the individual lines from being distorted, an effect known as "keystoning." A camera would tilt down each board, which would make the information "roll" up the screen.
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