Top 10 Moments of 2012: Number 2
Welcome back to your top ten most memorable moments of 2012. We’ll reveal number one tomorrow as well as the winners of the Wheel of Fortune 30th anniversary app contest. Losing an iconic game show figure it always hard. It’s even more difficult when that figure stretches beyond the genre and has had a major impact on the entire entertainment medium. We lost many important game show icons over the past year, but this was by far the biggest and it’s what you voted as the second most memorable moment of 2012.
NUMBER TWO: DICK CLARK PASSES AWAY
On April 18th, 2012, Dick Clark passed away at the age of 82. Dick Clark was revered in the game show genre for hosting such iconic programs such as Pyramid, The Challengers, Winning Lines, and countless others. His passing hit people all over hard, though, because of how important he was to the entire medium of entertainment. Mr. Clark was famous in the music business ABC’s American Bandstand, which he hosted from 1956 to 1989. Mr. Clark gave musicians and bands like Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Madonna, and countless others exposure they may not have been able to get elsewhere.
We could go on and on about Mr. Clark and how important he was to game shows and to entertainment, but we’d be repeating our already extensive obituary which you can read here. You can also look back at comments others wrote to see what he meant to them. I wrote it when he passed and I’ve said it repeatedly: for my money there is no better and more suspenseful phrase in game show history than Mr. Clark’s declaration: “For $100,000…here is your first subject…Go!”