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He was a gifted punster with a fondness for WordSaladHumor, which his earnest deadpan delivery made even more hilarious. He often threw a PerfectlyCromulentWord into his radio announcing, dropping such phrases as "We'll be back in just a krenellemuffin" and "I'd like to thank my engineer, Wayne Doo, for creebling at the turntables." As a radio DJ, he urged listeners to send in for "yours", [[ExactWords which turned out to be a postcard form him with the word "Yours" written on it]]. Despite his ability to navigate any amount of silliness with a straight face, he was caught at least once in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0fxtJXJzTk a famous example]] of {{Corpsing}}, breaking up into hysterics upon realizing that the sponsor of the ad he was reading was a hemorrhoid cream.

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He was a gifted punster with a fondness for WordSaladHumor, which his earnest deadpan delivery made even more hilarious. He often threw a PerfectlyCromulentWord into his radio announcing, dropping such phrases as "We'll be back in just a krenellemuffin" and "I'd like to thank my engineer, Wayne Doo, for creebling at the turntables." As a radio DJ, he urged listeners to send in for "yours", [[ExactWords which turned out to be a postcard form from him with the word "Yours" written on it]]. Despite his ability to navigate any amount of silliness with a straight face, he was caught at least once in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0fxtJXJzTk a famous example]] of {{Corpsing}}, breaking up into hysterics upon realizing that the sponsor of the ad he was reading was a hemorrhoid cream.


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His sons Christopher Dane Owens and Scott Owens are a movie producer and production manager respectively.

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His sons Christopher Dane Owens and Scott Owens are a movie producer and production manager respectively.
respectively. The former, in particular, created a [[GuiltyPleasures cheese-tastic]] [[Music/ShineOnMe music video that has to be seen to be believed]].


He was a gifted punster with a fondness for WordSaladHumor, which his earnest deadpan delivery made even more hilarious. He often threw a PerfectlyCromulentWord into his radio announcing, dropping such phrases as "We'll be back in just a krenellemuffin" and "I'd like to thank my engineer, Wayne Doo, for creebling at the turntables." Despite his ability to navigate any amount of silliness with a straight face, he was caught at least once in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0fxtJXJzTk a famous example]] of {{Corpsing}}, breaking up into hysterics upon realizing that the sponsor of the ad he was reading was a hemorrhoid cream.

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He was a gifted punster with a fondness for WordSaladHumor, which his earnest deadpan delivery made even more hilarious. He often threw a PerfectlyCromulentWord into his radio announcing, dropping such phrases as "We'll be back in just a krenellemuffin" and "I'd like to thank my engineer, Wayne Doo, for creebling at the turntables." As a radio DJ, he urged listeners to send in for "yours", [[ExactWords which turned out to be a postcard form him with the word "Yours" written on it]]. Despite his ability to navigate any amount of silliness with a straight face, he was caught at least once in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0fxtJXJzTk a famous example]] of {{Corpsing}}, breaking up into hysterics upon realizing that the sponsor of the ad he was reading was a hemorrhoid cream.



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Gary Owens (born Gary Bernard Altman; May 10, 1934 February 12, 2015) was a disk jockey and voice actor known for his deadpan, baritone voice, his TheComicallySerious roles, his habit of cupping his hand to his ear while announcing[[note]]He did this in homage to early radio announcers, who had to do this to tell how they sounded to the audience. He would often give funny and ridiculous reasons for doing this when asked about it.[[/note]], and his {{Catch Phrase}}s "Beautiful downtown Burbank", "This is Gary Owens, friend of those who want no friends, going places and losing things.", and "Hello, and also hi; but not necessarily in that order." To an extent, another catchphrase was "[[WesternAnimation/SwatKats Bring me chopper backup!]]"

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Gary Owens (born Gary Bernard Altman; May 10, 1934 February 12, 2015) was a disk jockey and voice actor known for his [[PigeonholedVoiceActor deadpan, baritone voice, voice]], his TheComicallySerious roles, his habit of cupping his hand to his ear while announcing[[note]]He did this in homage to early radio announcers, who had to do this to tell how they sounded to the audience. He would often give funny and ridiculous reasons for doing this when asked about it.[[/note]], and his {{Catch Phrase}}s "Beautiful downtown Burbank", "This is Gary Owens, friend of those who want no friends, going places and losing things.", and "Hello, and also hi; but not necessarily in that order." To an extent, another catchphrase was "[[WesternAnimation/SwatKats Bring me chopper backup!]]"

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He was a gifted punster with a fondness for WordSaladHumor, which his earnest deadpan delivery made even more hilarious. He often threw a PerfectlyCromulentWord into his radio announcing, dropping such phrases as "We'll be back in just a krenellemuffin" and "I'd like to thank my engineer, Wayne Doo, for creebling at the turntables." Despite his ability to navigate any amount of silliness with a straight face, he was caught at least once in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0fxtJXJzTk a famous example]] of {{Corpsing}}, breaking up into hysterics upon realizing that the sponsor of the ad he was reading was a hemorrhoid cream.


Gary Owens (born Gary Bernard Altman; May 10, 1934 February 12, 2015) was a disk jockey and voice actor known for his deadpan, baritone voice, his TheComicallySerious roles, his habit of cupping his hand to his ear while announcing[[note]]He did this in homage to early radio announcers, who had to do this to tell how they sounded to the audience. He would often give funny and ridiculous reasons for doing this when asked about it.[[/note]], and his {{Catch Phrase}}s "Beautiful downtown Burbank", "This is Gary Owens, friend of those who want no friends, going places and losing things.", and "Hello, and also hi; but not necessarily in that order." To an extent, another catchphrase was "[[SwatKats Bring me chopper backup!]]"

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Gary Owens (born Gary Bernard Altman; May 10, 1934 February 12, 2015) was a disk jockey and voice actor known for his deadpan, baritone voice, his TheComicallySerious roles, his habit of cupping his hand to his ear while announcing[[note]]He did this in homage to early radio announcers, who had to do this to tell how they sounded to the audience. He would often give funny and ridiculous reasons for doing this when asked about it.[[/note]], and his {{Catch Phrase}}s "Beautiful downtown Burbank", "This is Gary Owens, friend of those who want no friends, going places and losing things.", and "Hello, and also hi; but not necessarily in that order." To an extent, another catchphrase was "[[SwatKats "[[WesternAnimation/SwatKats Bring me chopper backup!]]"


Gary Owens (born Gary Bernard Altman; May 10, 1934 February 12, 2015) was a disk jockey and voice actor known for his deadpan, baritone voice, his TheComicallySerious roles, his habit of cupping his hand to his ear while announcing[[note]]He did this in homage to early radio announcers, who had to do this to tell how they sounded to the audience. He would often give funny and ridiculous reasons for doing this when asked about it.[[/note]], and his {{Catch Phrase}}s "Beautiful downtown Burbank", "This is Gary Owens, friend of those who want no friends, going places and losing things.", and "Hello, and also hi; but not necessarily in that order."

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Gary Owens (born Gary Bernard Altman; May 10, 1934 February 12, 2015) was a disk jockey and voice actor known for his deadpan, baritone voice, his TheComicallySerious roles, his habit of cupping his hand to his ear while announcing[[note]]He did this in homage to early radio announcers, who had to do this to tell how they sounded to the audience. He would often give funny and ridiculous reasons for doing this when asked about it.[[/note]], and his {{Catch Phrase}}s "Beautiful downtown Burbank", "This is Gary Owens, friend of those who want no friends, going places and losing things.", and "Hello, and also hi; but not necessarily in that order."
" To an extent, another catchphrase was "[[SwatKats Bring me chopper backup!]]"


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Gary Owens (born Gary Bernard Altman; May 10, 1934 February 12, 2015) was a disk jockey and voice actor known for his deadpan, baritone voice and his TheComicallySerious roles.

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Gary Owens (born Gary Bernard Altman; May 10, 1934 February 12, 2015) was a disk jockey and voice actor known for his deadpan, baritone voice and voice, his TheComicallySerious roles.
roles, his habit of cupping his hand to his ear while announcing[[note]]He did this in homage to early radio announcers, who had to do this to tell how they sounded to the audience. He would often give funny and ridiculous reasons for doing this when asked about it.[[/note]], and his {{Catch Phrase}}s "Beautiful downtown Burbank", "This is Gary Owens, friend of those who want no friends, going places and losing things.", and "Hello, and also hi; but not necessarily in that order."

His sons Christopher Dane Owens and Scott Owens are a movie producer and production manager respectively.


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