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Dick Clark (1929-2012) was an American TV and radio personality who was affectionately known as "America's Oldest Teenager".
Programs hosted by Dick Clark:
- American Bandstand
- The Challengers
- New Year's Rockin' Eve
- Pyramid (several versions)
- TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes
- Winning Lines
Programs created and/or produced by Dick Clark:
Tropes invoked by Dick Clark
- Channel Hop: Dick actually hosted three concurrently running series -- one on each of the three major networks -- during the 1980s: American Bandstand aired Saturdays on ABC; The $25,000 Pyramid aired on weekday mornings on CBS; and TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes aired weekly on NBC during primetime hours. In addition, he concurrently hosted The $100,000 Pyramid, which ran in syndication.
- Cool Old Guy
- Game Show Host
- Good with Numbers: Averted, especially on Pyramid, where Dick's troubles with numbers were frequently on public display.
- On two occasions, while describing two cars as Mystery 7 prizes on Pyramid, he bungled the descriptions by mixing each car's year models.
- Long Runner: He spent six decades in entertainment.
- Older Than He Looks
- The Cameo: Dick appeared as himself in several shows, including:
- Self-Parody: Dick would occasionally play along with humor that was related to how young he looked, despite his age.
"For now, this is Dick Clark. So long."
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