Skip to comments.Johnny Carson's Head Writer: Late Night Comics Protect Obama
Posted on 02/18/2014 8:04:09 AM PST by gooblah
This week The Tonight Show with new host Jimmy Fallon returned to its storied birthplace in New Yorks 30 Rockefeller Center. Jimmy is talented and likable and closest to my old boss, Johnny Carson, doing characters and sketches.
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Why do you hate RAYMOND SILLER?
This is not news to anyone posting here.
Late night comics where I can’t find one?.
An Arkansas man shot and killed a 15-year-old girl this weekend after she and other pranksters egged a car outside his house, police said.
Ironic. We could only hope so.
Lets see how many of these writers would take a bullet for Mrs. Thin skin.
Because he said whatever side you take in politics you lose half your audience and he's right. Oprah is a good example - Had a talk show pretty much like Carsons, then she went and pushed a hardcore Marxist for POTUS, now she's a footnote who shows her googly eyed closet lesbo freak face once in a while to scream racism anytime her Marxist hero is criticized or some store owner doesn't want to show her a $50k bag while she's dressed in disguise as a bum.
What network is Jimmy Fallon on?
I rest my case.
I used to watch a smattering of all the late-night shows, for decades, going back to Carson’s era. But I stopped cold. It was when Letterman made that rape-joke about Palin’s 13-year-old daughter, and then followed it up with his blatantly insincere “faux” apology. That burned me up so much, I just tuned them ALL out. Not just Letterman, but all of them, including Leno. Haven’t watched a single minute of any of those late-night shows ever since.
Hell—Everyone protects Obama.
Jimmy’s deeeebute was:
how great he is
“celebrities” dropping “bet” money on him
U-2 concert, but no place to laugh
screeching teenage audience after every few words (annoyingggg)
Carson replaced by so-so Leno, replaced by WTF Jimmy?
what else can NBC screw? Weather reports?
Didn’t watch Jimmy’s deeebute...
Heard the critics say it bombed.
I agree, I can’t stand Failin, Gonad O’Brian, Letter man, or the rest of them.
They aren’t funny, just smarmy a-holes.
I always enjoyed the script Bob Hope followed with his fellow actors in one of his movies “The Ghost Breakers”:
Bob Hope: You live here?
Richard Carlson: Yes.
Bob Hope: Well, maybe you know what a zombie is?
Richard Carlson: When a person dies and is buried, it seems a certain voodoo priest will have the power to bring him back to life.
Paulette Goddard: That’s horrible!
Richard Carlson: It’s worse than horrible, because a zombie has no will of his own. You see them some times, walking around blindly with dead eyes, following orders, not knowing what they do, not caring.
Bob Hope: You mean, like Democrats?
Seth Meyer is going to Have Slow Joe Biden on his first Late Night Show next Monday.
Wonder if he will ask him about the last five “Summers of Recovery”.
When Letterman came on 30 years ago I watched him for a time but never saw him as that funny and I amazed that he is still on.
Can’t believe that Carson saw Letterman as his successor at one time either.
From the Feb. 4, 2014, edition of The Hill:
Former President Bill Clinton was the butt of more jokes from late night host Jay Leno than any other politician, according to a new report.
The Tonight Show host used Clinton in his jokes 4,607 times during his tenure, according to a study released Tuesday by George Mason Universitys Center for Media and Public Affairs.
Presidential candidates win or lose dominate the list. The past four presidential and vice presidents make the top-20 list, as well as the past six losing presidential candidates.
Lenos political jokes tend to focus on power and scandal, according to GMU Professor Dr. Robert Lichter, who is director of the group. Clinton straddled that line amid his affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinski.
Bill Clinton was the top twofer, he said in a release.
Former President George W. Bush ranks second with 3,239 jokes, while Al Gore, President Obama and Hillary Clinton round out the top five.
Lewinski ranked seventh with 454 jokes about her.
Democrats receive Lenos treatment 15 percent more than their Republican counterparts. Seven Democrats made the top-20 list, while 10 Republicans made the list. Former Independent candidate for president Ross Perot was the only independent on the list. Lewinski and Osama bin Laden who ranked 20th were the only non-politicians to make the list.
Jay Leno first began hosting the Tonight Show in 1992, the year Clinton was elected. Thursday is his last day. Jimmy Fallon will replace him later this month.
“Cant believe that Carson saw Letterman as his successor at one time either.”
And Jimmy Fallon is about 1/10 as funny as Letterman. Over/under on Fallon being Tonight Show host should be 9 months.
‘I took my grandmother to the emergency room. The doctor said that she was on an artificial life support system, and that although her brain was dead her heart was still beating.
I thought, ‘We’ve never had a Democrat in the family before.’’
LOL! I actually saw that movie a few years ago for the first time and went nuts when he said that! PERFECT!
Too late. They’ve already done that too: every weather event worthy of mention is always explained as being a consquence of of “climate change”.