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3rd Feb '13 12:07:38 PM MarkLungo
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[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dick_clark_4045.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:300:For now, Dick Clark... so long.]] ->"'''Dick Clark''' is the most important man on the planet. Without his intervention each New Year's Rockin' Eve, the calendar would be unable to turn from December 31 to January 1, and time would become stuck at midnight." --> - ''The Dick Clark [[http://web.archive.org/web/20090105172941/http://teeveepedia.teevee.org/index.php/Dick_Clark page]] at [=TeeVeePedia=]'' Dick Clark (1929-2012) was an American TV and radio personality who was affectionately known as [[CoolOldGuy "America's Oldest Teenager"]]. ---- !!Programs hosted by Dick Clark: [[index]] * ''Series/AmericanBandstand'' * ''TheChallengers'' * ''New Year's Rockin' Eve'' * ''{{Pyramid}}'' (every incarnation, save [[BillCullen one]], from 1973-1988) * ''Series/{{Scattergories}}'' * ''[[TvsBloopersAndPracticalJokes TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes]]'' * ''WinningLines'' !!Programs created and/or produced by Dick Clark: * ''Series/{{Greed}}'' * ''Series/TheWeirdAlShow'' * ''The American Music Awards'' [[/index]] ---- !!Tropes invoked by Dick Clark * AuthorExistenceFailure: ''New Year's Rockin' Eve'' just won't be the same without him. * {{Blooper}}: Any time Dick messed up on one of his shows, hilarity often followed. ** From ''Pyramid'': *** On two occasions, while describing two cars as Mystery 7 prizes on ''Pyramid'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzsOYtGNHtk he bungled the descriptions by mixing each car's year models]]. *** Although Dick often gave great clues to subjects missed by Winner's Circle contestants, he wasn't immune to slipping up. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGc6CKq6pA8 Here's one such occasion]]. * ChannelHop: An interesting case, in which Dick actually hosted three concurrently running series -- one on each of the three major networks -- during the 1980s: ** ''Series/AmericanBandstand'' aired Saturdays on Creator/{{ABC}}. ** ''[[{{Pyramid}} The $25,000 Pyramid]]'' aired on weekday mornings on Creator/{{CBS}} ** ''[[TvsBloopersAndPracticalJokes TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes]]'' aired weekly on Creator/{{NBC}} during primetime hours. ** In addition, he also hosted ''[[{{Pyramid}} The $100,000 Pyramid]]'', [[{{Syndication}} which ran in syndication]]. * CoolOldGuy: Easily one of the coolest old guys of all time. * GameShowHost: See above. * GoodWithNumbers: Averted. This was something of a running gag on ''Pyramid'', where Dick's troubles with math were often on public display. * [[LongRunners Long Runner]]: He spent six decades in the field of entertainment. * [[OlderThanTheyLook Older Than He Looked]]: Part of the reason he was known as America's oldest teenager. * TheCameo: Dick appeared as himself in several shows, including: ** ''[[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air]]'' ** ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' [[spoiler: -- he rings in the year 3000 in the show's pilot]] ** ''PoliceSquad'' ** ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' ** ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' * SelfParody: Dick would occasionally play along with humor that was related to how young he looked, despite his age. ** This was taken to an unusual extreme in a quick sketch shown during Jay Leno's original ''[[TheTonightShow Tonight Show]]'' run, in which Dick, wearing Egyptian garb, hosted ''[[AffectionateParody The 25,000-Year-Old Pyramid]]''. * SigningOffCatchPhrase: "For now, Dick Clark... ''[[[MilitarySalute salutes]]]'' ...so long." * SophisticatedAsHell ----
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[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dick_clark_4045.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:300:For now, Dick Clark... so long.]] ->"'''Dick Clark''' is the most important man on the planet. Without his intervention each New Year's Rockin' Eve, the calendar would be unable to turn from December 31 to January 1, and time would become stuck at midnight." --> - ''The Dick Clark [[http://web.archive.org/web/20090105172941/http://teeveepedia.teevee.org/index.php/Dick_Clark page]] at [=TeeVeePedia=]'' Dick Clark (1929-2012) was an American TV and radio personality who was affectionately known as [[CoolOldGuy "America's Oldest Teenager"]]. ---- !!Programs hosted by Dick Clark: [[index]] * ''Series/AmericanBandstand'' * ''TheChallengers'' * ''New Year's Rockin' Eve'' * ''{{Pyramid}}'' (every incarnation, save [[BillCullen one]], from 1973-1988) * ''Series/{{Scattergories}}'' * ''[[TvsBloopersAndPracticalJokes TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes]]'' * ''WinningLines'' !!Programs created and/or produced by Dick Clark: * ''Series/{{Greed}}'' * ''Series/TheWeirdAlShow'' * ''The American Music Awards'' [[/index]] ---- !!Tropes invoked by Dick Clark * AuthorExistenceFailure: ''New Year's Rockin' Eve'' just won't be the same without him. * {{Blooper}}: Any time Dick messed up on one of his shows, hilarity often followed. ** From ''Pyramid'': *** On two occasions, while describing two cars as Mystery 7 prizes on ''Pyramid'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzsOYtGNHtk he bungled the descriptions by mixing each car's year models]]. *** Although Dick often gave great clues to subjects missed by Winner's Circle contestants, he wasn't immune to slipping up. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGc6CKq6pA8 Here's one such occasion]]. * ChannelHop: An interesting case, in which Dick actually hosted three concurrently running series -- one on each of the three major networks -- during the 1980s: ** ''Series/AmericanBandstand'' aired Saturdays on Creator/{{ABC}}. ** ''[[{{Pyramid}} The $25,000 Pyramid]]'' aired on weekday mornings on Creator/{{CBS}} ** ''[[TvsBloopersAndPracticalJokes TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes]]'' aired weekly on Creator/{{NBC}} during primetime hours. ** In addition, he also hosted ''[[{{Pyramid}} The $100,000 Pyramid]]'', [[{{Syndication}} which ran in syndication]]. * CoolOldGuy: Easily one of the coolest old guys of all time. * GameShowHost: See above. * GoodWithNumbers: Averted. This was something of a running gag on ''Pyramid'', where Dick's troubles with math were often on public display. * [[LongRunners Long Runner]]: He spent six decades in the field of entertainment. * [[OlderThanTheyLook Older Than He Looked]]: Part of the reason he was known as America's oldest teenager. * TheCameo: Dick appeared as himself in several shows, including: ** ''[[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air]]'' ** ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' [[spoiler: -- he rings in the year 3000 in the show's pilot]] ** ''PoliceSquad'' ** ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' ** ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' * SelfParody: Dick would occasionally play along with humor that was related to how young he looked, despite his age. ** This was taken to an unusual extreme in a quick sketch shown during Jay Leno's original ''[[TheTonightShow Tonight Show]]'' run, in which Dick, wearing Egyptian garb, hosted ''[[AffectionateParody The 25,000-Year-Old Pyramid]]''. * SigningOffCatchPhrase: "For now, Dick Clark... ''[[[MilitarySalute salutes]]]'' ...so long." * SophisticatedAsHell ----[[redirect:Creator/DickClark]]
3rd Feb '13 12:03:32 PM MarkLungo
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* ''AmericanBandstand''
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* ''AmericanBandstand''''Series/AmericanBandstand''

** ''AmericanBandstand'' aired Saturdays on Creator/{{ABC}}.
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** ''AmericanBandstand'' ''Series/AmericanBandstand'' aired Saturdays on Creator/{{ABC}}.
19th Jan '13 9:28:07 PM AshSpin
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** ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''
8th Jan '13 7:08:47 AM jayharrison
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[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dick_clark_4045.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:300:For now, Dick Clark... so long.]]
10th Oct '12 12:15:20 AM classicforreal
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* AuthorExistenceFailure: ''New Year's Rockin' Eve'' just won't be the same without him.
1st Sep '12 1:59:12 PM IlGreven
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* ''The American Music Awards''
28th Aug '12 9:33:33 PM Xtifr
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25th Aug '12 2:34:52 AM FELH2
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* ''[[{{Series/Scattergories}} Scattergories]]''
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* ''[[{{Series/Scattergories}} Scattergories]]''''Series/{{Scattergories}}''

* ''[[{{Series/Greed}} Greed]]'' * ''[[{{Series/TheWeirdAlShow}} The Weird Al Show]]''
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* ''[[{{Series/Greed}} Greed]]'' ''Series/{{Greed}}'' * ''[[{{Series/TheWeirdAlShow}} The Weird Al Show]]''''Series/TheWeirdAlShow''

** ''AmericanBandstand'' aired Saturdays on {{ABC}}. ** ''[[{{Pyramid}} The $25,000 Pyramid]]'' aired on weekday mornings on {{CBS}} ** ''[[TvsBloopersAndPracticalJokes TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes]]'' aired weekly on [[{{Creator/NBC}} NBC]] during primetime hours.
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** ''AmericanBandstand'' aired Saturdays on {{ABC}}. Creator/{{ABC}}. ** ''[[{{Pyramid}} The $25,000 Pyramid]]'' aired on weekday mornings on {{CBS}} Creator/{{CBS}} ** ''[[TvsBloopersAndPracticalJokes TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes]]'' aired weekly on [[{{Creator/NBC}} NBC]] Creator/{{NBC}} during primetime hours.

** ''[[{{Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir}} The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air]]'' ** ''[[{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}} Futurama]]'' [[spoiler: -- he rings in the year 3000 in the show's pilot]]
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** ''[[{{Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir}} ''[[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air]]'' ** ''[[{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}} Futurama]]'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' [[spoiler: -- he rings in the year 3000 in the show's pilot]] pilot]]

** ''[[{{WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons}} The Simpsons]]''
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** ''[[{{WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons}} The Simpsons]]''''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
20th Aug '12 1:36:12 PM Twentington
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* HeReallyCanAct: Although acting gigs were rare -- dramatic roles even moreso -- he actually had a pretty good performance in the ''PerryMason'' episode, "The Case of the Final Fade-Out". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zJP7I0sp6U Here's the ending of said episode]].
9th Aug '12 8:23:31 PM jayharrison
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* HeCanReallyAct: Although acting gigs were rare -- dramatic roles even moreso -- he actually had a role in the ''PerryMason'' episode "The Case of the Final Fade-Out". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zJP7I0sp6U Here's the ending of said episode]].
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* HeCanReallyAct: HeReallyCanAct: Although acting gigs were rare -- dramatic roles even moreso -- he actually had a role pretty good performance in the ''PerryMason'' episode episode, "The Case of the Final Fade-Out". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zJP7I0sp6U Here's the ending of said episode]].
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