Legendary "Saturday Night Live" announcer Don Pardo died last night. He was 96.

Pardo was already a 31-year veteran at NBC when he was tapped to do "SNL" in 1975. He'd been with the show ever since, except for the 1981 - '82 season.

He and Bob Hope were the only two people with lifetime contracts at NBC.

Here's something interesting: Don played the announcer in Weird Al Yankovic's "I Lost on Jeopardy" video!

Check it out...