One of my favorite Johnny Carson moments:
Johnny barging in on the live taping of CPO Sharkey to confront Don Rickles over a broken cigar box.
He was much funnier than anyone on TV or in movies now. I also miss him. A true comedic genius. Loved the surprise on Julio Iglesias’ face when Johnny came on stage as Willie Nelson for “All the Girls I Loved Before”. Johnny actually sang that as well as old Willie.
“Johnny barging in on the live taping of CPO Sharkey to confront Don Rickles over a broken cigar box.”
That is the only time I ever saw Rickles without a snappy comeback! He just stood there with his mouth open. I bet nobody else ever made that happen!
I saw that CPO Sharkey invasion either in first run or a best of. Fabulous. One of the few times that Rickles was speechless.
She replied, "I kiss his balls".
Carson responded, "I'll bet that makes his putter stand on end".