"The saying has become infamous in its association with Lost, and many people ridicule it." Why would people ridicule it? The exact same phrase is used on a huge number of weekly hourlong shows. If there is really widespread ridicule of the phrase, cite an example. --Minderbinder 13:44, 26 September 2006 (PDT)

I couldn't quite think of the right word (ridicule), but the deep voice is often mocked, at least where I am in the UK. Perhaps it is very American, but the phrase (in such a tone) may not be as common here. People just impersonate it a lot. --The Smiley-Faced Balloon 09:10, 27 September 2006 (PDT)

That's funny you say that, because my friend mocks it as well. "Previously on Lost", in a deep voice. --SilvaStorm

I'm in the UK and know many people who watch it, yet I never hear it mocked. After all there are several shows that do this

  • Previously on Lost
  • Previously on 24
  • Previously on Battlestar Galactica
  • Previously on The OC

are just a few that come to my mind. -- Plkrtn  talk  contribs  email  01:03, 10 November 2006 (PST)


  • Merge--CaptainInsano 15:05, 6 November 2006 (PST)
  • Don't merge: It's unique enough to deserve it's own page, and is a key part of each Lost episode - why not? --SilvaStorm
  • Don't merge: The previously ons do a lot to set up the episode, by highlighting which storylines will play into it. Imho, they're an important part of every episode that we've been overlooking... -BearDog 15:01, 9 November 2006 (PST)
  • Merge --Nickb123 (Talk) 14:36, 12 November 2006 (PST)
  • Don't merge It's a relatively defining aspect of the show, IMHO, and should be separated out. Not really appropr for the glossary, IMHO, because most people already know WHAT it is, they could come on this page for info on who does the voiceovers, etc. Not every short page deserves a merge, not all are stubs. --PandoraX 14:41, 12 November 2006 (PST)
  • Don't Merge - Pandora presents a good point. -- Liz

Episodes without a Previously on Lost

Does anyone know what episodes haven't had this intro? I don't think there was one at the start of Expose. Somerandomnerd 15:25, 2 April 2007 (PDT)

  • You're right, Exposé started in medias res with Nikki running through the jungle. I don't know if any other eps have done this, but a list would be interesting.--DharmaAndWreck 15:33, 2 April 2007 (PDT)

Well maybe I can start such a list:

  • 101 - The Pilot
  • 104 - Walkabout
  • 105 - White Rabbit
  • 107 - The Moth
  • 109 - Solitary
  • 112 - What Ever the Case May Be
  • 117 - ...In Translation
  • 122 - Born to Run
  • 207 - The Other 48 Days
  • 209 - What Kate Did
  • 218 - Dave
  • 310 - Tricia Tanaka Is Dead
  • 314 - Exposé

Is "Previously on Lost" really said in the first season at all? Maybe its just the versions I have? Anyway I didn't include those from the first season which had recaps. -- Staffie 20 April 2007

Not Carlton

Personally, I'm not entirely convinced that it's not Carlton Cuse. The similarity is profound. However, while I'm hardly postiive, I have on more than one occasion had the feeling that the voice is Mike Rowe ([1]). KDR 15:38, 11 August 2008 (PDT)

  • The above comment was moved to this page from the theory page by -Mr.Leaf 17:12, 11 August 2008 (PDT)
  • If it was Mike Rowe they would say it was, however he nor anyone else has. And we have had reports it's Carlton Cuse. There would be no reason to hide it. Besides Rowe has never done any other work on ABC, so hiring him to say 3 words, that in reality a large number of people could do would not be something they would likely do. Where as Carlton would likely do it for free, and is already there, so he's a very likely candidate. -Mr.Leaf 17:12, 11 August 2008 (PDT)

I am removing 'Maternity Leave' from this list

Maternity Leave is listed as an episode without the Previously on Lost segment at the beginning of the episode. This is incorrect. The 'Previously On Lost' segment in this episode shows, among other things , Rousseau telling the camp that the Others took her baby, that Ethan was not on the plane, Claire's return and the capture of Henry Gale--Thezerf 11:16, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

  • Can someone please assist with removing this episode from the 'Category:Episodes without a Previously on Lost', I am not sure how to do this. Thanks--Thezerf 11:24, 25 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Done. You just have to edit the page and, in the list of categories (over the blue bar and under the main text box), click the "x" in the category you want to delete. There is also a "code view", so if you have it activated, delete the line from there. --Metalpotato - Talk - Contributions - 19:17, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

Mr. Entertainment Tonight?

--PhiLOSTophy 01:45, 25 May 2009 (UTC)I'm not sure if anybody has ever mentioned this....but the first time I ever heard the voice....I thought it sounded a lot like John Tesh.


I once read in Lostpedia that in a specific episode, the Previously On Lost words are said with a higher-pitched voice than usual. However I can't seem to find which episode was that and in this article it says nothing about it. It should include that. Can anybody tell me which is it? --Dr. James (4 8 15 16 23 42) 23:14, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

I seem to remember it being toward the end of Season 1, perhaps one of the "Exoduses". -- Graft   talk   contributions  20:56, February 1, 2010 (UTC)
No, I found it. According to Lostpedia, is "Deus Ex Machina". According to the article:
"This episode features a different tone of voice in the Previously on Lost part."
But I haven't checked it. Should the article include that? --Dr. James (4 8 15 16 23 42) 04:32, March 29, 2010 (UTC)
Yep, just listened. Definitely higher-pitched! -- Graft   talk   contributions  06:38, March 29, 2010 (UTC)
It appears to be another voice... --Dr. James (4 8 15 16 23 42) 15:51, April 3, 2010 (UTC)
Actually, I'm thinking it's Lloyd Braun's original recording, but not pitch-dropped. In the New York Magazine article, Braun states that he thinks they lowered his voice to disguise it a bit. If you listen to the "Deus Ex Machina" version next to the "normal" version, they both have the same cadence. It seems like only the pitch is different. -- Graft   talk   contributions  18:42, April 5, 2010 (UTC)
Isn't there mention of this elsewhere? (By the way, Happily Ever After, excellent episode!!) --Dr. James (4 8 15 16 23 42) 22:18, April 7, 2010 (UTC)

"The purpose of these Previously on Lost clips is..."

The purpose of these Previously on Lost clips is to both remind viewers about current and past storylines, as well as aid comprehension for those who may not have seen the last few episodes of the s

captain obvious to the rescue! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by AThinker (talkcontribs) 13:20, 24 February 2010.

Previously on Exposé

In the episode "The Lie", Hurley's father turns on the TV and the words "Previously on Exposé" are heard.

1) A reference to Previously on Lost? (If so, it should be pointed out in the article).
2) The same voice that says Previously on Lost? (same as above).

So... --Dr. James (4 8 15 16 23 42) 07:37, April 8, 2010 (UTC)

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