IN A 2006 INTERVIEW for the Archive of American Television, he recalled the early days of SNL:
"When we first started, in the first five years, Lorne Michaels used to write my closings, they were very clever. I loved it, because the last line was always, 'This is Don Pardo saying, "This is Don Pardo speaking." '
You find out what someone is really like in "battle," and Olbermann is who you want to be in a foxhole with, Patrick said. "On the air, we had each others' backs," said Olbermann. -David Goetzl: "Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick still brothers long after ESPN's 'Big Show'"; MediaPost blog, 4-6-2012