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Bearcat99
01-24-2005, 04:50 PM
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Rest in peace Carson. I spent many a late night as a kid in my room listening to his monolouge through the door trying not to laugh too loud and give myself away to my parents.. who assumed I was asleep as it was waaay past my bedtime. Some of you folks may have never seen Carson.. but he was a riot...... One of my favorite episode was the one where he had Arnold Palmers wife on the show. He asked her if there was any special thing she did before matches for nim.... she said "I kiss his balls balls....." to that Carson shot back without missing a beat and with that now famous devilish deadpan to the camera.. "Whooa I bet that makes his putter stand up...!"

Jay Leno? He's no Carson that's for sure... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Bearcat99
01-24-2005, 04:50 PM
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Rest in peace Carson. I spent many a late night as a kid in my room listening to his monolouge through the door trying not to laugh too loud and give myself away to my parents.. who assumed I was asleep as it was waaay past my bedtime. Some of you folks may have never seen Carson.. but he was a riot...... One of my favorite episode was the one where he had Arnold Palmers wife on the show. He asked her if there was any special thing she did before matches for nim.... she said "I kiss his balls balls....." to that Carson shot back without missing a beat and with that now famous devilish deadpan to the camera.. "Whooa I bet that makes his putter stand up...!"

Jay Leno? He's no Carson that's for sure... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

GAU-8
01-25-2005, 02:16 AM
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tsisqua
01-25-2005, 06:22 AM
I saw the Tonight Show tribute last night, and I had forgotten just how funny Carson was. When he and Ed McMahon started play-fighting in front of a live studio audience, totally impromptu, I nearly split a rib!

RIP Johnny.

I feel I've lost an old friend.

Tsisqua

VF-29_Sandman
01-25-2005, 07:41 AM
i remember watchin him back 'in da day'. really suxs now that he's gone. a true legend that cant be replaced. r.i.p. johnny. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

CWH1089
01-25-2005, 08:05 AM
it's very sad to see him go. great guy... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

joeap
01-25-2005, 08:07 AM
Oh yea I remember Johnny. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Worf101
01-25-2005, 02:26 PM
Too many classics to go over here... but one funny guy. Had a rough personal life, but he never hesitated to make fun of that even. Gave many a rising comic his/her first breaks. Sigh....

Da Worfster

InyerEye
01-25-2005, 02:55 PM
My parents always let me and my sister stay up late and watch his show with them.Great times.We'll never see another one like him.

T_O_A_D
01-25-2005, 03:01 PM
All good things come to an end http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Lav69
01-25-2005, 04:14 PM
Yeah, its a shame. He was a funny man. 35 here and remember Carson well.

heywooood
01-25-2005, 05:48 PM
two Johnny memories -

One night he does his monologue and its not going well..he keeps screwing up the setup lines or misspronouncing words or flubbing the punch lines...so anyhow...he stops talking and walks over to his desk - he takes the little trashcan out from the corner there and says "to hell with this - I'm going home"....he lights the monologue on FIRE and drops it in the bin..."anything you feel like burning, Ed?"
he asks McMahon.... "no?"...well there musta been some other papers and stuff in that lil' can cause there is a pretty good fire going...

"OK, I'm gone"...and away he goes...gone.

They come back from commercial - and Ed is hosting... Johnny's not himself tonight he says...turns out he is on some really good pain medication after a skiing accident over the weekend...

the other one was when Carson was off for a few days and Don Rickles was guest hosting...Don was screwing around with the stuff on Johnnys desk and he broke the lid off of an old wooden cigarette box that Johnny had kept for a long time...from his original talk show...a real memento with sentimental value apparently...because Johnny SNAPPED when he was on the next night - he was sitting there talking to Ed and he went to flip the lid on the box...and off it came in his hands...WTF?...he says to ED "what the hell happened here?" who broke this ?!!" Was it Rickles?".....

So this crappy tv show that Don Rickles starred in called CPO Sharkey was taping in the NBC building across the hall from the Tonight Show...John goes over there - cameras in tow, busts in while they are in the middle of a scene and waves the broken box in Rickles face and proceeds to verbally destroy him.

That show didnt stay on the air another month and Rickles kept saying - I cant believe he was that upset over that stupid little box....But Carson said - its not about the box - its because he didnt tell me he broke it. It is ironic that the cigarettes contributed to the disease that eventually ended his life early.

I thought Johnny Carson was as original and un affected as a person can be....and he did it on national television and in front of a live audience for over 30 years. Good night, Johnny.

wayno7777
01-26-2005, 12:15 AM
Yes, Goodnight, Johnny. Rest in Peace and thanks for the laughs!

FI.Snaphoo
01-26-2005, 12:45 AM
He will be missed by many. And was missed already after his retirement. He was late night Television for so long. I remember "The Amazing Carnak" and some of his other bits. But the man had a comedic talent, and timing that bordered on genius. If it didn't completely overtake it entirely. Quick witted, and seemingly good-natured, he defined an era of TV that would stand as the example for 30+ years. The master of the monologue, with a smooth delivery that would have you laughing before you realized he was trying to be funny.

As I understand it, since his retirement he'd been reading the newspaper and watching the news, then jotting his thoughts down in joke form, and sending them to Letterman. It was said that he really got an extra kick out of the show when Mr. Letterman used his material.

Rest in Peace Mr. Carson. Good night.

knightgames_01
01-26-2005, 01:06 AM
I always hoped he'd show up on some show once before he passed. Just a one time interview appearance. And that would be it.

I'm more glad he was able to live privately during his latter years in relative peace. Considering all he gave us it's least he deserved. That's what he wanted.

What I remember most about Johnny was my brothers love for him. He watched him on the 9' black and white Sylvania TV. Then the next day he'd imitate him pretty well. We'd be in stitches. Even now he mentions certain acts and jokes he liked. I've been thinking of getting the Carson Collection for him.

regards,
Robert

Heavy_Weather
01-26-2005, 07:53 AM
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mllaneza
01-26-2005, 08:08 AM
Another of the greats has passed.