Dick Clark clip available?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Jasper2k, Jan 1, 2006.

  1. Cocoa Hill

    Cocoa Hill New Member

    Jan 3, 2006


    I agree that the Dick Clark segments looked prerecorded. There was a lot of odd cutting-away to irrelevant outside shots to appear "live," but the timing of his countdown was so off that it certainly seemed taped. As someone else has noted, it also seemed strange that Dick always appeared alone, looking a little bit lonely, even though Seacrest was presumably very close by and could easily have popped up to the studio. Dick is a people person, why would he want to be so isolated on New Year's Eve?

    I can understand why ABC thought it necessary to do this (they probably wanted to give Dick opportunities for rest and re-takes during the taping), but they should have been honest with the public.
  2. slydog75

    slydog75 Not all that sly

    Jul 8, 2004
    Warminster, PA
    Any Pittsburghers around here? This reminds me of the last few times I've seen Myron Cope. Clearly the end of an era and hard to watch.
  3. JFriday

    JFriday "Just The Facts"

    Mar 20, 2002
    Bay Area
    He sounded like Buddy Epson in his later years. I found it sad.
  4. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    I'm pretty sure that Dick Clark was live until 1 a.m. EST, when they handed it off to the Hollywood taped show. As far as being all by himself, Dick has done his stuff alone in the ABC Times Square Studios since they were built several years ago. He hasn't been down with the people since the early 90's at the latest.

    You could definitely tell he was live - by 1:00, he was clearly growing much harder to understand. The effort of being there for the whole show was definitely wearing on him.

    As for the countdown - well, even Carson Daly over on MTV flubbed up the countdown too. It's a problem when the control room is feeding the host the coundown over the earpiece they are wearing, and the control room is off of what they're showing on the air.

    Ryan was up in the Times Square studios as well, but off in a corner of the studio (northeast corner, if I remember what the building looks like) for his segments.
  5. CaffeineBoy

    CaffeineBoy New Member

    Feb 22, 2002
    Waynesboro, VA


    I have a friend that works with stroke victims on speech rehabilitation. She felt inspired by his appearance. She also thought he had made great progress.
  6. forecheck

    forecheck Active Member

    Aug 5, 2000
    Roseville, CA
    I think if it was taped they would have re-shot his countdown. No need to air something that has a blooper when they could just re-shoot it and do it right.
  7. sushikitten

    sushikitten LivingLippy.com

    Jan 27, 2005
    I have to admit I was both a bit disturbed and a bit inspired. It was just really hard to hear that voice coming out of that body--he essentially looked as he's always looked. When the countdown was flubbed, my heart just broke... :(
  8. tecban

    tecban New Member

    Oct 10, 2005
    GR, MI
    What Marc said. I hadn't realized how much a part of our non-party-going New Year's Eves Dick Clark has been, and to realize that era was passing brought back memories of Johnny Carson's last show, knowing an icon of my childhood and well my whole life was moving on.

    Seacrest I can take or leave, but the idea of a handoff was a good one, and I hope he keeps recovering well. I wouldn't want to listen to a Dick Clark daily call-in show, but I don't understand anyone being "disturbed" by his performance on NYE. Yes, he has a disability now. I know we typically only like beautiful people on TV, but there's more to the human experience than that, and for the limited amount he was involved I thought it was inspiring.

    And now that he's disabled, maybe Michael Moore will have better luck ambushing him than he did in Bowling for Columbine.
  9. sushikitten

    sushikitten LivingLippy.com

    Jan 27, 2005
    For me it was disturbing because he looked "normal" and I expected to hear his "normal" voice...which we, of course, didn't.
  10. iceturkee

    iceturkee Member

    May 26, 2005
    monday's countdown with keith olbermann had a clip of dick in times square. at one point in time, he apologizes for his horse voice and stumbling on some of his words. gotta give the guy an a for effort.
  11. vman

    vman Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Vienna, VA
    I give him a big :up: for his perseverence in wanting to be there and do the show. Yes, it was surprising to hear that voice coming out of him, especially since he appears just as he always had, but I thought it was moving. He still seemed mentally sharp, but just had difficulty physically speaking. And it wasn't like he dominated the show -- he was only on 3 or 4 times before midnight, and even then for less than a minute each time.

    What I find incredible is that he really wanted to do the show last year, right after his stroke, but his doctors nixed it. Wonder what kind of condition he was in then.
  12. Wilhite

    Wilhite ...no stinkin' title

    Oct 26, 2003
    From dallasnews.com - reprinted without permission...

  13. Hansky

    Hansky Active Member

    Nov 17, 2005
    I must have completely missed Ashley Simpson. Saw plenty of Hillary Duff. On a similar note, Susanna Hoffs looked great for late 40's. She has aged very well and looks like she did 20 years ago.

    As for Dick, I am watching my 93 year old grandfather decline after a few mini-strokes a couple years ago. His speech is is declining daily (even w/out any more strokes) though his mind is still sharp. If the same hold for Dick and his major stroke, he probably won't get better in speech than he is now. It isn't easy, but it is life.
  14. TiVoJedi

    TiVoJedi Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    Ashley Simpson was not part of the program. Must've meant Hillary Duff.

    Growing up in the 80's I thought Dick Clark was a robot because he never showed any aging. He's mortal like the rest of us and I applaud him for for his courage to get on and tell everyone "this is how it is". I was not 'put-off' at all by his speech impediment. I was impressed he made as much progress as he did. I hope we see him in many years to come.

    Amazingly I predicted on 07-29-2004, 12:41 AM that Ryan Seacrest was taking over Rockin' Eve

    SCARY! Why didn't anyone take my bet? :)
  15. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

    Nov 5, 2003
    I agree. He had a major stroke. I was surprised to see him at all-he looked great. He didn't sound great, and that did strike me a little, but when I think back on it, and knowing a few stroke survivors his age, I'm incredibly admirous (is that a word?) of his progress and hard work.

    I, for one, was awfully glad to see him there.
  16. NJChris

    NJChris Kermie Loves Elmo TCF Club

    May 11, 2001
    I can't believe how much I'm hearing people say that they shouldn't have had him on because it made them uncomfortable or feel bad or that they wouldn't be able to remember him the way he was before.

    I say, too bad for you. Get over it. The man is still a human and still has desires to accomplish things. If it makes anyone uncomfortable, maybe it's something they need to deal with, not Dick Clark. I just heard this morning on the radio how someone was complaining how it made him uncomfortable. I say too freakin' bad. I felt good for Dick Clark that he did this, and so what if it made me feel uneasy. It wasn't as if he was hurting anyone on TV or commiting a crime.
  17. IJustLikeTivo

    IJustLikeTivo Active Member

    Oct 3, 2001
    I did not see the event live and just watched the clips now. Frankly, based on what I had been hearing, I expected it to be truly a horrible thing to see. I found it to be the opposite. I'm astounded at how well he did. Based on the severity of his original stroke, I think he has made tremendous progress and was very brave to go on the air and be seen.
  18. heyitscory

    heyitscory Mooz is not a thing

    Apr 6, 2004
    I have a feeling that's why he insisted on doing the show. He figures it's his last year alive, or at the very least, his last year he'll be in any condition to do TV.
  19. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    I had a friend who died from ALS. I have a friend who has cerebral palsy. Slurred speech sometimes is a part of life. If it made you feel uneasy or if you joked about it, just wait until you get old or get sick. Then it'll be you.
  20. Rkkeller

    Rkkeller Well-Known Member

    May 13, 2004
    Thanks. I did mean Hillary Duff. Not sure how I could get her and Ashley mixed up. Hillary looked great and all grown up now.


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