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  • Johnny Carson's Practical Joke on Joan Rivers - Margaret Thatcher Impressionist (You Tube)

    09/05/2014 9:56:59 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 31 replies
    Johnny Carson's Practical Joke on Joan Rivers - Margaret Thatcher Impressionist
  • American Masters~Johnny Carson

    04/28/2014 7:59:22 PM PDT · by mylife · 10 replies
    PBS ^ | 4/15/2012 | PBS
    I sure miss Johnny. Good synopsis of his life
  • Ed Shaughnessy, Longtime ‘Tonight Show’ Drummer, Dead at 84

    05/29/2013 12:14:57 PM PDT · by real saxophonist · 23 replies
    JazzTimes ^ | 25 May 13 | Jeff Tamarkin
    Ed Shaughnessy, the drummer who was seen nearly every night for close to three decades as a member of Doc Severinsen’s band on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, died May 24 in Calabasas, Calif. The cause was a heart attack. Shaughnessy was 84.
  • Fallon officially replacing Leno on 'Tonight Show'

    04/03/2013 4:08:38 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 3, 2013
    Jay Leno has officially announced his retirement from NBC's "Tonight Show." As expected, "Late Night" host Jimmy Fallon will succeed Leno in the spring of 2014 when "Tonight" moves back to New York, to 30 Rock -- 42 years after Johnny Carson took the show to Burbank. With Fallon, 38, NBC hopes to capture the younger viewers and compete with ABC's Jimmy Kimmel, who moved to an 11:35 timeslot in January. "Congratulations, Jimmy. I hope you're as lucky as me and hold on to the job until you're the old guy," Leno said in a statement. "If you need me,...
  • Dean Martin / Johnny Carson 1969 TV

    03/08/2013 6:08:44 PM PST · by virgil283 · 27 replies
    "Dean Martin on the Tonight Show, May 6 1969. One of the funniest episodes of late-night TV, a snapshot of the anything goes late 60's and Johnny's favorite episode. Dean Martin makes an unexpected appearance and steals the show from Bob Hope. The underrated George Gobel then shows up (in part 2) and unleashes one of the greatest lines of all time. Dean struggles to find an ashtray to the hilarity of all and Johnny is left valiantly trying to hang on to some kind of order and keep the censors happy."
  • Ronald Reagan Talks About Balancing the Budget on "The Tonight Show" (1975)

    12/07/2012 4:04:12 PM PST · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDwCTKXCFW4
  • 'Johnny Carson: King of Late Night' takes in-depth look [PBS "Carson's Cellar" Airs 5/14]

    05/13/2012 5:19:39 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 35 replies
    LATimes ^ | May 13, 2012 | Greg Braxton
    A PBS 'American Masters' documentary investigates the mystique of the elusive 'Tonight Show' host, 20 years after he left TV. Barbara Walters, Peter Jennings and Diane Sawyer all made their best pitch but were turned down. Johnny Carson, the man who changed forever the world of late-night talk, wasn't talking. The network news powerhouses had separately attempted to secure interviews with Carson to get him to speak about his life and his place as one of the most influential figures in TV history. But from his 1992 retirement after 30 years on"The Tonight Show"until his death in 2005 at age...
  • Freepers who want Sarah Palin to be President in 2012. Please all other stay out

    11/27/2010 12:56:43 PM PST · by factmart · 524 replies
    This thread is only for freepers who want Sarah Palin to be President in 2012. Please all (TROLLS)other stay out.
  • Johnny Carson parodies a politician

    11/10/2010 8:28:21 AM PST · by tisket · 8 replies · 1+ views
    You want a real good laugh, watch this!!
  • Carnac The Munificent ($156M to charity)

    08/09/2010 3:43:14 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 13 replies
    New tax filing reveals $156 million transfer from Johnny Carson estate to charitable foundation $$$ AUGUST 9--In an unprecedented act of celebrity philanthropy, the charitable foundation created by Johnny Carson has reported receiving $156 million from a personal trust established by the entertainer years prior to his January 2005 death, The Smoking Gun has learned. The nine-figure transfer from the late entertainer’s estate was disclosed in a tax return filed three months ago by the John W. Carson Foundation, records show. The massive bequest leaves the Carson foundation with assets dwarfing the largest Hollywood charities--even the foundation run by entertainment...
  • U.S. Aiding Somalia in Its Plan to Retake Its Capital

    03/08/2010 10:40:45 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies · 68+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 5, 2010 | Jeffrey Gettleman
    The Somali government is preparing a major offensive to take back this capital block by crumbling block, and it takes just a listen to the low growl of a small surveillance plane circling in the night sky overhead to know who is surreptitiously backing that effort. Forces of the transitional government in Somalia control only a part of the capital, Mogadishu. "It's the Americans," said Gen. Mohamed Gelle Kahiye, the new chief of Somalia's military, who said he recently shared plans about coming military operations with American advisers. "They're helping us." That American assistance could be crucial to the effort...
  • Ed McMahon Dies at 86

    06/23/2009 6:25:58 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 24 replies · 1,860+ views
    WXYZ.COM ^ | June 23, 2009 | Staff
    (WXYZ) - TV's ultimate sidekick Ed McMahon has died at 86. Johnny Carson's longtime Tonight Show co-host died just after midnight at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. McMahon's death was confirmed by his publicist. McMahon was perhaps best known for his work on the Tonight Show, where he served as announcer and co-host from 1962 to 1992. McMahon also hosted the talent competition Star Search from 1983 to 1995. Born in Los Angeles on March 6, 1923, McMahon was raised in Lowell, Massachusetts. He worked as a bingo caller and carnival barker before moving into radio and TV. McMahon found...
  • Bloated Ego Media Divas Who Refuse to Appear With Other Guests

    12/25/2008 6:18:19 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies · 2,093+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 25, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    A holiday change of pace from your humble correspondent here. Instead of taking a non-political article and looking for a political theme, I am taking this Slate article about political media divas who refuse to appear with other guests and transferring it to a non-political pet peeve of mine...people in the entertainment industry who have such bloated egos that they never appear on a show with other guests. Nowadays this means almost everybody in the entertainment business. However, check out this video from almost 40 years ago. It features Bob Hope, Dean Martin, and George Gobel together on the Johnny...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ A Tribute To Johnny Carson ~ 23OCT 2007

    10/22/2007 6:00:32 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 560 replies · 2,837+ views
    Serving The Best Troops In The World | The Canteen Crew
         ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ A Tribute To Johnny Carson   Welcome to the FReeper Canteen! It's great to have you with us!! Thank you to all of our Troops, Veterans, and their families for allowing us to entertain you!      October 23 is the birth date of Johnny Carson, so today we honor this U.S. Navy Veteran!   Johnny Carson And The "Chip Lady" ThThe king of late-night TV for over three decades, Johnny Carson was born in Corning, Iowa, on October 23, 1925. He was working as a theater usher when World War...
  • 'Tonight Show' musician Tommy Newsom dies in Portsmouth, VA

    04/30/2007 7:00:27 PM PDT · by iowamark · 39 replies · 1,715+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 04/30/2007 | JIM WASHINGTON
    PORTSMOUTH - For many Americans, the night wasn’t complete without a visit from Johnny, Ed, Doc and Tommy, aka “Mr. Excitement.” Tommy Newsom, a Portsmouth native who gained fame as a musical sidekick to Johnny Carson for nearly 30 years, died Saturday of cancer. He was 78. He died in his Portsmouth home, said his nephew and fellow musician Jim Newsom. “I think he will be remembered as a gifted musician, a humble man and a funny guy,” Jim Newsom said, noting that the two had played together in March at a benefit concert. “What you saw on TV was...
  • Johnny Carson: An Appreciation (King of Comedy Passed Away 1 year ago)

    01/23/2006 6:53:34 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies · 341+ views
    Box office prophets ^ | 1/6/-6 | Stephanie Star Smith
    The king is dead. That line, stolen from a classic Carson bit, pretty much describes the feelings of many on the morning of January 23rd, when they awoke to the news that Johnny Carson, the Once and Future King of Late Night Television, had died of emphysema. Words like "icon", "legend" and "national "treasure" are used so frequently in the breathless prose of PR flacks and entertainment-news show anchors that they have nearly come to lose all meaning. But when those words started floating around on that Sunday morning, they were being used in all earnestness, and it could be...
  • Remembering Johnny Carson

    01/23/2006 7:12:31 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies · 336+ views
    Maybe you "current events" thread readers would like to come to this thread:http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1563210/posts and share thoughts about Johnny. The King of Comedy passed away 1 year ago.
  • Johnny Carson Microphone Sells for $50,787

    04/22/2005 11:14:35 PM PDT · by kingattax · 5 replies · 326+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 4-23-2005 | LISA FALKENBERG
    DALLAS (AP) - An anonymous bidder Friday snatched a piece of TV history, offering $50,787 for the microphone that sat prominently on the desk of late-night king Johnny Carson until the 1980s. The offer was about twice that expected at auction. The label on the 10-pound Shure model SM33 ribbon microphone bluntly declares: "Johnny's Mic... Not Ed's... Not Fred's" - a reference to announcer Ed McMahon and producer Fred DeCordova. "That's an unbelievable price, that's a fabulous price," said Heritage Galleries auctioneer John Petty. "A mic like this has never come to auction before. We were thinking 'Gee, what would...
  • Boyhood home of Johnny Carson sold (Nebraska)

    02/21/2005 8:11:51 AM PST · by franksolich · 4 replies · 408+ views
    Norfolk Daily News ^ | February 21, 2005 | local reporter
    NORFOLK - A private real estate development company that specializes in restoring and operating buildings of historic significance says it has purchased the boyhood home of the late Johnny Carson in Norfolk. Historic Properties Incorporated says it would like to see the property used in some form to honor the late television star and his achievements. The company says special plans have not been determined.Historic Properties is renovating several other properties, including the 1907 First National Bank building in Oakdale, California, and an 1878 Flatiron building in the historic Little Italy section of Syracuse, New York.
  • Carson's Nebraska Home On eBay

    01/24/2005 10:00:03 AM PST · by JCRoberts · 35 replies · 1,191+ views
    KCCI - Des Moines, Iowa ^ | 1/24/05 | KCCI
    DES MOINES, Iowa -- Johnny Carson was born in Corning, Iowa, and eventually moved to Nebraska. Now, his boyhood home can be yours. The owner of Carson's Norfolk, Neb. home has put the house up for sale on eBay. The current asking price is $93,500. The owner claims you can still see the place where Johnny Carson and his brother carved their names in the rafters. It is a five-bedroom with one½ baths and was built during the 1920s.
  • Hollywood's Bygone Era - What Else We Lost When We Lost Johnny Carson

    02/02/2005 4:31:23 AM PST · by lisaann8 · 9 replies · 727+ views
    GOPUSA.COM ^ | 02-02-05 | Lisa Sarrach
    Johnny Carson has been gone for over a week now and both of his successors Jay Leno and David Letterman have paid proper tribute. A memorial was conducted in Carson's hometown in Nebraska this week. His death was as quiet as his retirement; he left the scene at the top of his game, never becoming a has-been as so many stars do when the spotlight has faded. His one private joke on all of us was recently revealed when it was reported that he was sending jokes to his favorite successor, David Letterman. However, Johnny Carson's passing has even a...
  • Top 10 TV Entertainers of All Time

    02/01/2005 7:05:59 AM PST · by Rightliner.com · 62 replies · 1,571+ views
    02/01/05 | Rightliner.com
    Top 10 TV Entertainers of all Time In light of Johnny's recent passing, I started thinking of how big an entertainer he truly was. There have been few TV people that even approach his league of "big time", however I have managed to compile what I think are the greatest 10 TV Entertainers of all time. Keep in mind this is not a list of MY favorite entertainers of all time, but an objective view. This is no mathematical formula, but I did consider their lasting value, longevity on the air (including re-runs), and just a general feeling for them....
  • Letterman Pays Special Tribute to Carson

    01/31/2005 7:23:30 PM PST · by John W · 131 replies · 3,607+ views
    AP via Earthlink ^ | January 31, 2005 | AP
    NEW YORK - David Letterman paid tribute to Johnny Carson on Monday by telling his jokes. On his first "Late Show" since Carson's death on Jan. 23, Letterman's opening monologue was comprised entirely of jokes that Carson had quietly sent to him over the past few months from retirement in California. Letterman didn't tell the audience until after the monologue was over who wrote the jokes. His guest on Monday's show, former Carson producer Peter Lassally, had revealed a few days before Carson had died that the retired "Tonight" show host missed his nightly monologue and had written jokes for...
  • Carson died in Cedars-Sinai (regretted smoking, says his brother)

    01/27/2005 9:38:43 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 10 replies · 490+ views
    http://feeds.bignewsnetwork. ^ | Jan 27 05 | bignewsnetwork.
    Johnny Carson died in a Los Angeles hospital with his wife and two sons at his bedside, People magazine reports. Carson was at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, not at home as originally reported, when he died of emphysema Sunday at 79. His sons, Christopher and Cory, and his wife, Alexis, who Carson married in 1987, were with him. The longtime Tonight show host was a heavy smoker, a habit his brother, TV producer Dick Carson, said he always regretted. In our last conversation he kept saying, 'Those damn cigarettes, those damn cigarettes,' Dick Carson, director of the Merv Griffin Show, told the...
  • CARSON'S LEGACY: He knew when to quit

    01/27/2005 8:42:29 PM PST · by Lancey Howard · 91 replies · 1,585+ views
    Bucks County Courier Times ^ | 25 January 05 | J.D. Mullane
    Between the 8.5-horsepower thrill of clearing my driveway with my new snow thrower and the excitement of the Eagles' win on Sunday came the sad news of the death of Johnny Carson. Johnny Carson gone? It's like a treasure has vanished. Or an old friend. Carson: "If I ever catch kleptomaniac Claude Cooper from Cleveland who copped my clean copper clappers kept in the closet ..." Webb: "Yes?" Carson: "I'll clobber him." If you don't get this stuff, skip it. There's something more important to Carson's legacy than faded one-liners: He knew when to walk away. Carson had the sense...
  • With Johnny Carson Goes Ethnic Civility (Hard to believe, but this rates a Barf Alert)

    01/27/2005 7:29:37 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 33 replies · 1,241+ views
    Arab News ^ | January 28, 2005 | Ray Hanania
    Late night talk show legend Johnny Carson died early Monday morning, Jan. 24, but why should Arab and Muslim Americans care? He hosted the Tonight Show on NBC Network television for 30 years, before handing it off to Jay Leno in 1992. Carson had succeeded Jack Paar, another very popular host of the show in 1962. Carson reigned in an era of television civility. Although Hollywood had opened the floodgates on programming that demonized certain minorities like Indians, Mexicans, African Americans, Chinese and, of course, Arabs and Muslims, the Iowa native (my note, he was from Norfolk, Nebraska) never engaged...
  • Jonny Carson 60 Minutes interview with Mike Wallace

    01/26/2005 8:02:21 PM PST · by sharpink · 1 replies · 374+ views
    Tatters and Ashes ^ | 1-26-05 | Sharpink
    I remember Johnny Carson only vaguely. Kind of like the way I remember the Cold War. Both were giant influential presences always in the background of life. Both my parents and grandparent’s generation watched and enjoyed Carson. I even enjoyed watching him, but I didn’t really appreciate him until he retired. None of the current late night hosts can seem to conduct a decent interview. 60 Minutes tonight showed a great old interview with Mike Wallace and Johnny Carson. It shows Carson as a man from a different era of entertainers and television. It is also interesting to hear his...
  • For some of us, Carson's death a grim awakening

    01/26/2005 3:06:33 PM PST · by Rennes Templar · 260 replies · 5,150+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Jan. 26, 2004 | John Kass
    There are two kinds of conversations about Johnny Carson. One kind is the one most of you are having. It is light and interesting, about showbiz, TV, popular culture. Then there is the other conversation many of us have been avoiding. -snip- A part of it (the conversation)landed on my desk with a little thump. It was a package, about the size of your palm, with a brown camel on it, two pyramids and three palm trees. "You can have them," said a friend who tossed them, casual in voice, though there was no missing the symbolism of it, his...
  • Johnny Carson's Long Symbiosis With New York

    01/26/2005 10:44:21 AM PST · by tvn · 6 replies · 537+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 26, 2005 | Sam Roberts
    January 26, 2005 Johnny Carson's Long Symbiosis With New York By SAM ROBERTS If Jack Paar transformed his television studio into Everyman's living room, then his successor, Johnny Carson, transported viewers from their beds or couches to a hip New York nightclub where, with him as their unaffected host, they could be edified but feel perfectly at home even in their jammies. For the first decade of his 30-year reign at the "Tonight" show, Mr. Carson broadcast regularly from Rockefeller Center, which seemed only fitting since the New York he conveyed to the rest of the country was the swinging,...
  • Johnny, Cool

    01/25/2005 10:52:22 PM PST · by JennysCool · 23 replies · 1,549+ views
    1/25/2005 | Lin Anderson
    On an impossibly pleasant Southern California day in the spring of 1985, I was hanging around the NBC studios in Burbank hoping to somehow acquire a ticket for the taping of one of David Letterman's shows -- he was in L.A. for a week on one of his extremely rare visits to The Coast -- but I was there for only one day and, as it turned out, completely devoid of luck. Well, not completely. As it turned out, an NBC page took pity and slipped me a ticket for "The Tonight Show." It wasn't Letterman -- who was as...
  • Whoooooooo’s Johnny? the cool, unknowable dude of late-night (good pop history)

    01/25/2005 7:48:22 PM PST · by Destro · 22 replies · 2,334+ views
    time.com ^ | Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005 | Richard Corliss
    Whoooooooo’s Johnny? Richard Corliss on the cool, unknowable dude of late-nightTuesday, Jan. 25, 2005 For three days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off. —Johnny Carson He started his job when Jack Kennedy was president and left it the year Bill Clinton was elected. For Americans in the second half of the 20th century he seemed to have been always around, and always would be. So I was sorry, and surprised, to hear on Sunday that Johnny Carson, king of “The Tonight Show” for nearly 30 years and more than 4,000 episodes, had died,...
  • Johnny (Remembering Johnny Carson, 1925 - 2005.)

    01/25/2005 7:47:58 PM PST · by jocon307 · 5 replies · 1,018+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 1/25/2005 | Larry Miller
    WHEN A PROMINENT AMERICAN in any field passes on, it's front page news. Some sneer at this and say, "The same thing happens to everyone. Why is it bigger if it happens to a star?" But I think it is bigger. Yes, thousands probably die in the same way at the same time, and each is a sorrow, but the passing of a beloved icon makes us all stop and think and reflect and remember, and gives a country with too little in common a great deal in common, if only briefly. So it is with Johnny Carson. Even in...
  • Personal to Johnny

    01/25/2005 7:14:50 PM PST · by PopGonzalez · 43 replies · 1,230+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | January 25, 2005 | William F. Buckley Jr.
    If Johnny Carson could have managed it, no doubt his death would have been a private affair. Who would have been invited to his memorial service? We don't know. That is the measure of his integrity as a private man. We don't even know how many of his ex-wives would have been invited, or would have come. I was his guest a half-dozen times, and was always handled with great courtesy. He once confided to a critic that I was the only guest he had ever been frightened of. I don't know what the circumstances of that odd situation were,...
  • The Man Who Retired(The last interview with Johnny Carson 6/2002)

    01/24/2005 6:03:26 PM PST · by kellynla · 22 replies · 2,446+ views
    Johnny Carson.com ^ | 6/2002 | Bill Zehme
    There are nights, he will tell you, that he finds himself back where he was, back where we had him, before we could not have him anymore. "I still, believe it or not, have dreams in which I am late for The Tonight Show," he will say. "It's a performer's nightmare, apparently. I've checked with other people, and it occurs to them frequently. And it's frightening. Because I'm not prepared. It's show time and I'm going on-and I've got nothing to say! Jesus! I wake up in a sweat. It's now been ten years since I've been done with the...
  • GOOD NIGHT, JOHNNY, AND THANKS

    01/24/2005 1:01:08 AM PST · by kattracks · 4 replies · 379+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/24/05
    "I am one of the lucky people in the world. I have found something I liked to do, and I have enjoyed every single minute of it. I bid you a very heartfelt goodnight." - Comedian Johnny Carson, on May 22, 1992, leaving NBC's "The Tonight Show" ...
  • JOHNNY CARSON BREAKS SILENCE: KNOCKS FOX FOR TOO MUCH PATRIOTISM

    01/24/2005 1:36:15 AM PST · by kcvl · 144 replies · 6,789+ views
    XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX MON APRIL 29 2002 13:08:27 ET XXXXX JOHNNY CARSON BREAKS SILENCE: KNOCKS FOX FOR TOO MUCH PATRIOTISM AT SUPER BOWL; THINKS BUSH IN ENRON COVER-UP **Exclusive Details** Don't look for Johnny Carson to make an appearance during NBC's 75TH Anniversary Special -- even though NBC head Bob Wright has made a personal plea. "That ain't gonna happen," the retired Carson tells ESQUIRE magazine. "That ain't gonna happen." The retired funnyman throws cold water on Wright's May Sweep dreams. "He means well. I know NBC means well. But I am retired. I ain't going back on television....
  • Mr. Tonight (The further Johnny Carson recedes in television time, the greater he’ll become.)

    01/23/2005 10:28:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 974+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 1/24/2005 | Wlady Pleszczynski
    America stopped for a moment yesterday when news came that Johnny Carson had died. At least a thirty-year chunk of 20th century history died with him. But it's the twelve years that he was out of television and out of the public eye that clinched his stature. It doesn't take a genius to understand Carson's kind of television, not exactly anything to write home about in the first place, changed for the gut rot worse since his departure. Compare a Carson monologue with Jay Leno's, and it's as if Fred Astaire had been succeeded by a slob strip-club proprietor. The...
  • Drudge Report Radio ... January 23, 2005 [LISTEN LIVE]

    01/23/2005 5:54:04 PM PST · by lainie · 372 replies · 3,683+ views
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  • Your Favorite Johnny Carson Joke?

    01/23/2005 11:57:30 AM PST · by gortklattu · 326 replies · 16,535+ views
    Free Republic Vanity Kind-of ^ | 01/23/2005 | gortklattu
    Just the Jokes, OK? Johnny: "Sis - Boom - Bah ED: "Sim - boom - bah Johnny: What sound does an exploding sheep make?
  • Johnny Carson, King of Late Night, Dies

    01/23/2005 12:09:10 PM PST · by Roberts · 119 replies · 3,339+ views
    AP ^ | 1/23/05 | Jeff Wilson
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Johnny Carson, the "Tonight Show" TV host who served America a smooth nightcap of celebrity banter, droll comedy and heartland charm for 30 years, has died. He was 79. "Mr. Carson passed away peacefully early Sunday morning," his nephew, Jeff Sotzing, told The Associated Press. "He was surrounded by his family, whose loss will be immeasurable. There will be no memorial service." Sotzing would not give further details, including the time of death or the location. The boyish-looking Nebraska native with the disarming grin, who survived every attempt to topple him from his late-night talk show...
  • DFU SONG: Thanks for the Memories (we will all miss you, Johnny)

    01/23/2005 12:03:00 PM PST · by doug from upland · 9 replies · 987+ views
    DFU SONGS | 1-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES - click on Bob Hope Thanks for the memories You really had no peers You brought late night cheers The bits were funny and sometimes you brought us all to tears We thank you for that Thanks for the memories Those funny things you said We laughed off our head We stayed up late and so, of course, at work next day we're dead We thank you for that You were the king of the night time...you're always the one we would choose We missed you when you retired...no one could fill your...
  • Johnny Carson has emphysema, says he's fine

    09/20/2002 5:25:15 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 3 replies · 225+ views
    CNN ^ | 9/20/02
    <p>Johnny Carson, retired king of late-night television, has emphysema, but says it isn't causing any major problems.</p> <p>Carson had just finished playing tennis when he learned of a tabloid report that claimed he is seriously ill.</p> <p>A National Enquirer story that the New York Post cited in Thursday's editions said the 76-year-old Carson had become a virtual recluse aboard his luxury yacht.</p>
  • OK, Johnny, you can shut up now

    04/30/2002 5:48:15 AM PDT · by mikeb704 · 22 replies · 1,431+ views
    Oak Lawn (IL) Reporter ^ | 5/2/02 | Michael M. Bates
    Johnny Carson kept much of America laughing for 30 years. As the host of The Tonight Show, he ruled the late night airwaves with a rapier wit and a guest list that wouldn’t stop. Carson gracefully retired about a decade ago, and has stayed pretty much out of the public eye. That ends this week, as Esquire magazine publishes an extended interview with him. On Monday the Drudge Report carried an exclusive about the article. In it, Carson criticizes Fox Broadcasting for being excessively patriotic in its coverage of this year’s Super Bowl. Johnny is quoted: "It’s nice to live...