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October 28th, 2003

Rod Roddy

I’d like to take a moment to mark the passing of Rod Roddy, whose “Come on down!” entertained me for years.

I don’t think the show will be the same without him, really. A few months ago I tuned in, and there was some Generic Announcer Guy on in Rod’s place. It just felt… odd.

TPIR was probably my favorite game show when I was a kid. I used to make a “home version” out of paper, and let my grandmother be my sole contestant. The paper versions of Plinko and the Big Wheel were something else, let me tell you.

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