Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by floplop, Feb 13, 2015.
To put some meat into this thread, Gary Owens, Announcer for "Laugh In" and long-time radio DJ died
He originated the phrase "Beautiful Downtown Burbank" hijacked by some guy named Carson.
love that piece of I- 5 that has the planes sticking up. What is that about
Because the OP needs it socked to him!
Gary Owens, Announcer of ‘Laugh-In’ Fame, Dies at 80
FEBRUARY 13, 2015 | 01:27PM PT
Radio, TV and voiceover performer Gary Owens died on Feb. 12 at his home in the Encino neighborhood of Los Angeles. Owens, who was 80, had been a diabetic since the age of 8.
Owens was probably best known as the announcer on NBC’s “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In” (1968-73), with his trademark hand-over-the-ear announcing style. On the show, John Wayne once imitated Owens announcing. The phrase Gary created on his KMPC radio show, “Beautiful downtown Burbank,” later became a nightly catchphrase on Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show.”