Johnny Carson - the Greatest of all time?

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Johnny Carson - the Greatest of all time?

Post by LooseGoose on 2017-07-02, 10:22

Yesterday the kids and I were talking about something and his name came up as the greatest host and comedian in the history of TV.

How old do you have to be to remember him in his prime? 50?

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And to give the youngsters some idea of the influence he had in America:

In December 1973, Carson joked on Tonight about an alleged shortage of toilet paper. Panic buying and hoarding ensued across the United States as consumers emptied stores, causing a real shortage that lasted for weeks. Stores and toilet paper manufacturers had to ration supplies until the panic ended. Carson apologized in January 1974 for the incident, which became what The New York Times called a "classic study" of how rumors spread.

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Re: Johnny Carson - the Greatest of all time?

Post by DWags on 2017-07-02, 10:57

Loved him. Also the Carol Burnett show was maybe the best weekly comedy show of all time.

Two giants. By the way, the TV in Manistee would go off the air after the tonight show.

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Re: Johnny Carson - the Greatest of all time?

Post by The Pantry on 2017-07-02, 11:52

Went to see the Tonight Show back in 90-91. His guest was Seinfeld, who I had never heard of before. Can't remember the other guests. Always liked Carson better than Leno, Letterman, etc. He was great in skits.

Drove up from Carlsbad that morning to get tickets. Good thing we left early because what should have been an hour and a half drive took close to 4 hours in LA's fucked up traffic.

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Post by duffy munn on 2017-07-02, 11:54

DWags wrote:Loved him. Also the Carol Burnett show was maybe the best weekly comedy show of all time.

Two giants. By the way, the TV in Manistee would go off the air after the tonight show.

The Carol Burnett show was a classic. Nobody ( especially Harvey Korman) could keep a straight face when Tim Conway was doing his thing.

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Re: Johnny Carson - the Greatest of all time?

Post by kingstonlake on 2017-07-02, 12:37

Definitely the greatest talk show host ever.
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Re: Johnny Carson - the Greatest of all time?

Post by WhiteBoyHatcher on 2017-07-02, 13:46

I remember Carson. He was good but he was no Arsenio Hall. I also would put him a notch below Magic and Chevy Chase.

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Post by The Pantry on 2017-07-02, 15:33

WhiteBoyHatcher wrote:I remember Carson. He was good but he was no Arsenio Hall. I also would put him a notch below Magic and Chevy Chase.
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Re: Johnny Carson - the Greatest of all time?

Post by Death Roe on 2017-07-02, 20:45

Arsenio Hall

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Re: Johnny Carson - the Greatest of all time?

Post by Death Roe on 2017-07-02, 20:45

Two votes for Hall now. I think it's settled.

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Re: Johnny Carson - the Greatest of all time?

Post by tGreenWay on 2017-07-02, 22:28

Yeah, JC is the all-time greatest, but I rarely watched. He was always too bland for me. I'm all in for Letterman, even though he phoned it in the last several years. Early Letterman was so sarcastic and stupid. I loved every minute of it.

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Re: Johnny Carson - the Greatest of all time?

Post by WhiteBoyHatcher on 2017-07-02, 23:09

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WhiteBoyHatcher wrote:I remember Carson. He was good but he was no Arsenio Hall. I also would put him a notch below Magic and Chevy Chase.
You suck at trolling.

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