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October 27, 2003 8:27 PM   Subscribe

Rod Roddy Dies at 66 Veteran game show announcer known for his work on the Price is Right and Press Your Luck succumbs to breast and colon cancer.
posted by dr_dank (11 comments total)

 
Should read Rod Roddy dead at the believed age of 66.

Did he hail from parts unknown?

He will be missed. I spent many a youthful morning exuberantly displaying my uncanny market knowledge under his guiding hand.
posted by The God Complex at 8:45 PM on October 27, 2003


More.

Says God to Rod: "Come On Up!"
posted by davidmsc at 8:47 PM on October 27, 2003


Oh, he was the narrator for Soap--cool!
posted by amberglow at 8:52 PM on October 27, 2003


soap was cool! what was that show, "______ Tonight", a fake talk show hosted by ???? (accomplished guitarist but not well known as such) and co-hosted by ???? (the same guy who played herb tarlick on WKRP). best tv evar. that show was so great i can't remember a thing about it (which in those days, meant i really enjoyed it).

on preview a dank musty name surfaces from the depths of q's memory: the host was martin mull
posted by quonsar at 9:03 PM on October 27, 2003


Fernwood Tonight. Successor to Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. Both wonderfully bizarre shows. Both products of Norman Lear.
posted by Slithy_Tove at 9:08 PM on October 27, 2003


fred willard and martin mull (they played a gay couple on roseanne together) : >
posted by amberglow at 9:16 PM on October 27, 2003


Roddy, who taped his last show about two months ago, had colon cancer surgery on Sept. 11, 2001,

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Must resist.
posted by The God Complex at 9:17 PM on October 27, 2003


satan: Rod Roddy, come on down!!
posted by suprfli at 9:26 PM on October 27, 2003


Did he hail from parts unknown?

He was single and his only relative, mother, died a few years ago (says the article). Maybe that situation- no living relatives- has caused a bit of confusion.
posted by crazy finger at 3:32 AM on October 28, 2003


I'm so sad. The Price is Right is, like, the quintessential game show, and Rod Roddy was an integral part of the insane, one-of-a-kind atmosphere it had.

It's too bad. I love that show. And those jackets he wore.
posted by rocketman at 9:51 AM on October 28, 2003


I was really mad at Rod Roddy for a long time after he didn't call me down when I went to a taping of the Price is Right. My only regret now is that he died without knowing that I forgave him. He probably didn't know I was mad at him. Actually, yesterday my only regret was that Rod Roddy didn't know how mad at him I was for not calling me down. RIP Rod.
posted by LouieLoco at 10:08 AM on October 28, 2003


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