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« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2007, 02:24:51 PM »
Alright, we shall get started, then. I hope this gets a lot of participation.

Everyone, please e-mail me your top ten announcers:

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« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2007, 02:34:06 PM »
Ernie Anderson *did* do "BTB '76"--at least the syndicated version.  So Chris is not on crack.

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« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2007, 02:44:11 PM »
[quote name=\'uncamark\' post=\'141995\' date=\'Jan 3 2007, 02:34 PM\'] Ernie Anderson *did* do "BTB '76"--at least the syndicated version.  So Chris is not on crack. [/quote]

Wasn't he the guy who did ABC show promos for a while? I remember hearing him announce America's Funniest Home Videos during Saget's run as host.

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« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2007, 02:54:21 PM »
[quote name=\'PYLW\' post=\'141999\' date=\'Jan 3 2007, 01:44 PM\']
[quote name=\'uncamark\' post=\'141995\' date=\'Jan 3 2007, 02:34 PM\'] Ernie Anderson *did* do "BTB '76"--at least the syndicated version.  So Chris is not on crack. [/quote]

Wasn't he the guy who did ABC show promos for a while? I remember hearing him announce America's Funniest Home Videos during Saget's run as host.
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Did he ever.  He was the voice of ABC--and I mean *the* voice of ABC--for a long, long time.

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« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2007, 03:02:56 PM »
[quote name=\'uncamark\' post=\'142001\' date=\'Jan 3 2007, 02:54 PM\']
[quote name=\'PYLW\' post=\'141999\' date=\'Jan 3 2007, 01:44 PM\']
[quote name=\'uncamark\' post=\'141995\' date=\'Jan 3 2007, 02:34 PM\'] Ernie Anderson *did* do "BTB '76"--at least the syndicated version.  So Chris is not on crack. [/quote]

Wasn't he the guy who did ABC show promos for a while? I remember hearing him announce America's Funniest Home Videos during Saget's run as host.
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Did he ever.  He was the voice of ABC--and I mean *the* voice of ABC--for a long, long time.
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Perhaps best-known for "The Luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuv Boat."

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« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2007, 03:14:38 PM »
[quote name=\'uncamark\' post=\'142001\' date=\'Jan 3 2007, 03:54 PM\']
[quote name=\'PYLW\' post=\'141999\' date=\'Jan 3 2007, 01:44 PM\']
[quote name=\'uncamark\' post=\'141995\' date=\'Jan 3 2007, 02:34 PM\'] Ernie Anderson *did* do "BTB '76"--at least the syndicated version.  So Chris is not on crack. [/quote]

Wasn't he the guy who did ABC show promos for a while? I remember hearing him announce America's Funniest Home Videos during Saget's run as host.
[/quote]

Did he ever.  He was the voice of ABC--and I mean *the* voice of ABC--for a long, long time.
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If any here have the first two volumes of Animaniacs on DVD, Ernie Anderson narrates a couple of Bible-based episodes, and even works in a small reference to his ABC work in each one.

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« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2007, 04:00:32 PM »
[quote name=\'Tony\' post=\'142005\' date=\'Jan 3 2007, 03:14 PM\']
[quote name=\'uncamark\' post=\'142001\' date=\'Jan 3 2007, 03:54 PM\']
[quote name=\'PYLW\' post=\'141999\' date=\'Jan 3 2007, 01:44 PM\']
[quote name=\'uncamark\' post=\'141995\' date=\'Jan 3 2007, 02:34 PM\'] Ernie Anderson *did* do "BTB '76"--at least the syndicated version.  So Chris is not on crack. [/quote]

Wasn't he the guy who did ABC show promos for a while? I remember hearing him announce America's Funniest Home Videos during Saget's run as host.
[/quote]

Did he ever.  He was the voice of ABC--and I mean *the* voice of ABC--for a long, long time.
[/quote]
If any here have the first two volumes of Animaniacs on DVD, Ernie Anderson narrates a couple of Bible-based episodes, and even works in a small reference to his ABC work in each one.
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As Don Howard or anyone from the Cleveland area can tell you..Ernie was huge as Horror Show host "Ghoulardi" on WJW-TV 8 in Cleveland from 1963-66..The successor to that show."Houlihan and Big Chuck"/"Big Chuck and Little John" just celebrated 40 years at channel 8 (1966-2006).Chuck Schodowski is set to retire in June 2007..

Back to Ernie, he earlier (1961) hosted a morning movie on channel 8, doing skits  with sidekick Tom (Tim) Conway just before Conway hit it big on the "Steve Allen Show" and "McHale's Navy"
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« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2007, 04:04:03 PM »
[quote name=\'uncamark\' post=\'141995\' date=\'Jan 3 2007, 01:34 PM\']
Ernie Anderson *did* do "BTB '76"--at least the syndicated version.  So Chris is not on crack.
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Yes, but Chris confused Ernie Anderson with Ernie Anastos, who to the best of my recollection did not announce BTB76.
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« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2007, 04:05:10 PM »
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Ernie Anderson *did* do "BTB '76"--at least the syndicated version. So Chris is not on crack.

I'm pretty sure he did the daytime version as well - at least later in the run.  Too bad we don't have video evidence...
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« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2007, 04:06:45 PM »
[quote name=\'aaron sica\' post=\'142003\' date=\'Jan 3 2007, 02:02 PM\']
[quote name=\'uncamark\' post=\'142001\' date=\'Jan 3 2007, 02:54 PM\']
[quote name=\'PYLW\' post=\'141999\' date=\'Jan 3 2007, 01:44 PM\']
[quote name=\'uncamark\' post=\'141995\' date=\'Jan 3 2007, 02:34 PM\'] Ernie Anderson *did* do "BTB '76"--at least the syndicated version.  So Chris is not on crack. [/quote]

Wasn't he the guy who did ABC show promos for a while? I remember hearing him announce America's Funniest Home Videos during Saget's run as host.
[/quote]

Did he ever.  He was the voice of ABC--and I mean *the* voice of ABC--for a long, long time.
[/quote]

Perhaps best-known for "The Luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuv Boat."
[/quote]
What am I--chopped liver?

Ahem.

[quote name=\'SRIV94\' post=\'141929\' date=\'Jan 2 2007, 03:59 PM\']
Wasn't Anastos the news anchor and Anderson (the Luuuuh-ve Boat) the announcer?
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OK, so I had fewer U's.

:-)
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« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2007, 05:26:46 PM »
[quote name=\'SRIV94\' post=\'142012\' date=\'Jan 3 2007, 01:04 PM\']
Yes, but Chris confused Ernie Anderson with Ernie Anastos, who to the best of my recollection did not announce BTB76.
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Correct. So my status of being On Crack is preserved.
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« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2007, 05:28:35 PM »
[quote name=\'SRIV94\' post=\'142014\' date=\'Jan 3 2007, 04:06 PM\']
[quote name=\'aaron sica\' post=\'142003\' date=\'Jan 3 2007, 02:02 PM\']
Perhaps best-known for "The Luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuv Boat."
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What am I--chopped liver?

Ahem.
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Oh my! Mea culpa. :)

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« Reply #27 on: January 03, 2007, 05:45:16 PM »
Anderson was also your "dummy [or whacko] announcer" for The Carol Burnett Show.

/Burnett owned Studio 33 before Barker did.
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« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2007, 06:09:17 PM »
[quote name=\'PYLW\' post=\'141993\' date=\'Jan 3 2007, 02:24 PM\']
Alright, we shall get started, then. I hope this gets a lot of participation.
Everyone, please e-mail me your top ten announcers:
FamicomJL@FamicomWorld.com
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I shall be happy to do so and soon.
What, please, is the deadline by which to submit our entries?
And just to be clear, are people like Bill Barber (Illinois Instant Riches) or Paul King (The Ohio Lottery Show) eligible for consideration?
P.S. on Tim's statement earlier: He was not exaggerating. "Huge" is the perfect word to describe Ernie Anderson's impact during his Cleveland days. And I'm not even from Parma (that's for you, Northern Ohioans). He and Tim Conway and the best announcer in Cleveland TV John FitzGerald made a whale of a team in that broadcasting era.
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« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2007, 06:43:26 PM »
Something that people might overlook (or even might not know) is that Todd Russell announced WDYT for a while between Bill Nimmo and Ed McMahon.
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