It is so sad that we have lost Dick Clark. I grew up watching him and always enjoyed it.
Every Saturday morning I watched American Bandstand and I loved that, in my mind as a kid, here was this grown up giving these new artists a chance and I loved that all the teenagers dancing on the show seemed to like him too. And yes, just like so many other kids I wanted to be on American Bandstand when I grew up too.
As a kid my parents would always go out on New Year’s Eve and we had a babysitter. We rang in each new year with Dick Clark on TV. We would watch for the ball to drop and then hoot and holler – but it wasn’t official until Dick Clark’s show had said so!
My family loved (well still does) watching game shows and the Pyramid was one of our favorites. I can never remember if it is $100,000 or $25,000 or whatever – no matter – it was the game that was fun. I loved in the circle at the end who Dick Clark always seem genuinely happy or disappointed for the players. How he leaned over that railing to think of things they could have said. He just seemed like a really nice guy.
Dick Clark was also the first one I remember bringing bloopers shows to TV. He always had that way he shook his head and put one hand up to it with an “oh no” and “watch this”.
Dick Clark you will be missed.
What is your favorite memory of Dick Clark?
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