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Poll: How will you remember Dick Clark most?
  • 32.7% - American Bandstand, of course. 686
  • 17.8% - As America’s Oldest Teenager. Seriously, the man never aged! 373
  • 36.3% - New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. I watched every year. 761
  • 9.3% - Game show. Egyptians. The $10,000 Pyramid! 195
  • 4% - His cameo in Police Squad. 84
2099 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?

zikzak


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You just know he's going to turn up next New Year's Eve...
...as a "hologram."

BigZ7337


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Sadly, I'll only be able to remember him as he was in his last years after the stroke. I don't know why he insisted on still doing the New Years celebrations, it kind of ruined my mental image of him.

jbatts53


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I wonder if it will still be called rose bud clark's rockin new years eve. maybe they will change the name to ryan seacrest's new years bash. who doesn't want to bash ryan seacrest?

jbatts53


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rosebud that's awesome.....

bblhed


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All those things, lets face it, the man was an icon.

olcubmaster


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I'll remember him best for one of his seemingly forgotten shows, "Where the Action Is". It came on ABC right before (or after?) "Dark Shadows" and the opening theme was by Freddie "Boom Boom" Cannon. It launched the career of Paul Revere and the Raiders who became a sort of house band for the show.

The list of guests was long and impressive but all I remember are The 4 Season, Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs (Little Red Riding Hood) and Gary Lewis and the Playboys (Who Wants to Buy).

Sugar 'em up and send 'em home

epicsatyr


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meh.

galatz


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I will always remember him as the man who was forced to continue to count down new years even though he couldnt do it. He would miss numbers and say "Happy Do Year"

Thats how I remember him

RWoodward


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Standing next to Ed McMahon commenting on the bloopers.

The standout being when George Foreman introduced his first grill, they did about 50 takes where he kept calling saying "hamburger" at random points during the name of the product.

Finally, Clark turns to the camera and explains, "The word 'hamburger' isn't even in the script."

RWoodward


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BigZ7337 wrote:Sadly, I'll only be able to remember him as he was in his last years after the stroke. I don't know why he insisted on still doing the New Years celebrations, it kind of ruined my mental image of him.



Clark had said that continuing to be part of the annual celebration after his stroke was the highlight of what had become a very difficult life, and that he greatly looked forward to it each year.

jjfahey


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Helping lock him in the "library" at the Syracuse DKE house ~1978

swanssy


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No mention of TV's Bloopers/Practical Jokes? That's the thing I always remember.

FenStar


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Some guy that did some tv something, and then he died and people talked about it. Last year was the first I had heard of him.

Still single, can't imagine why.

IrishLass622


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FenStar wrote:Some guy that did some tv something, and then he died and people talked about it. Last year was the first I had heard of him.



What a sad life you must have...

RDiver83


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Never heard of him.

dontwantaname


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FenStar wrote:Some guy that did some tv something, and then he died and people talked about it. Last year was the first I had heard of him.




//snack

Were you living under a rock?

WE LURV YOU TOO! Dork!!!
No greater love is lost than that not shared.

PocketBrain


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Bloopers and Practical Jokes. With Ed McMahon.

But I said Police Squad because I really loved that and the Naked Gun movies.

Centinel


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Whenever I think of rose bud Clark, I always think of when PiL appeared on American Bandstand. I'm sure he was pissed at the time when Johnny Lydon went his usual nutso, but I'll give him credit for putting it in the top ten appearances on AB.

hikerjohnd


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Who?

spicedrum


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I can't vote because he was everywhere and did everything, and I can't pick just one.

bogus


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BigZ7337 wrote:Sadly, I'll only be able to remember him as he was in his last years after the stroke. I don't know why he insisted on still doing the New Years celebrations, it kind of ruined my mental image of him.



Same here. I, like most people born after 1980, only really know him as that doddering old guy that does one of the New Years shows.

rlj1010


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I will remember him this way:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8BE0Gq8_Xo

lyricmezzosoprano


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RDiver83 wrote:Never heard of him.



This.

mopsatj


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America's Funniest Bloopers! C'mon people! Don't forget the bloopers!

marymcg


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None of the above.

I was a contestant on a short-lived game show in the early 90's, called "The Challengers." rose bud Clark was the host. He was nothing but gracious and kind to us contestants. However...at one point he made an error (called an answer wrong when it was right) and they had to roll the tape back and re-record from that point. Then there was a glitch of some kind, and it took them 15 minutes or more to get it fixed. He started fuming over the delay, and finally he yelled "You've lost the procreate*ing audience, and now you're losing the procreate*ing host!!" and stormed off the set. When they finally got ready to tape again, somebody went and got him, and he was perfectly pleasant again as we finished the show. But I know now that he wasn't always that smooth, cheerful guy we saw on TV!

MaryMcG

"Espresso est, ergo cogito."

mtexter


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galatz wrote:I will always remember him as the man who was forced to continue to count down new years even though he couldnt do it. He would miss numbers and say "Happy Do Year"

Thats how I remember him



exactly what i was gonna say. a stroke's no joke :P

bobhodges


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His whole body of work is how I will remember him. He is an icon of the development of television.

I was also remember him as a guy my mother dated at Syracuse. She and DC went on double dates with her best friend and Jerry Stiller.

Cool trivia!

xdavex


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rose bud Clark died in a year when the Mayans say there won't be a New Year...