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#21 of 88 OFFLINE   brentl



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Posted January 23 2005 - 01:54 PM

The King of late night is gone. Very sorry to hear the news. Brent

#22 of 88 OFFLINE   Stephen Ford

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Posted January 23 2005 - 01:56 PM

Steve Allen was the original. Still sad when the 2nd man dies.

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Posted January 23 2005 - 02:07 PM

Johnny, he was class all the way. When he decided to stop being on The Tonight Show he didn't feel the need to remain in the limelight. He lived his final years the way HE wanted, and we can only be so lucky. Thank you, Johnny. RIP. You were The Best!
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#24 of 88 OFFLINE   Bob Graz

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Posted January 23 2005 - 02:21 PM

Johnny Carson became an American icon. A shock and very sad loss.

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Posted January 23 2005 - 02:49 PM

This truly is a sad day for television. My father was an avid tonight show watcher during the Carson years and cannot believe he is gone. He truly revolutionalized late night television and there will be no one like him ever again. R.I.P JOHNNY CARSON, WE'LL MISS YOU!!!!!!

#26 of 88 OFFLINE   Chris Lockwood

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Posted January 23 2005 - 02:55 PM

RIP Johnny. Too bad he never did the specials that were rumored years ago.

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Posted January 23 2005 - 03:04 PM

David Letterman said today that all who came after Johnny (himself included) were just pretenders. Those of us who watched Carson for any length of time know why he earned the title of "King of Late Night". What I will remember most about the Carson era Tonight Show will be the wide variety of guests. To be sure, he would book whoever the hot new actor/singer was, but he also gave couch space to authors, businessmen, and plain old everyday folks who had something interesting to share. He also gave time to legendary performers during their last years to show them that people still cared. Steve
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Posted January 23 2005 - 03:08 PM

Very sad news... Bye Johnny, you'll be missed.
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Posted January 23 2005 - 03:19 PM

Like many here, I grew up watching Johnny Carson. 13 years after he retired, I'm still getting used to him not being on every night. RIP, Johnny. You will always be the King of Late Night.
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#30 of 88 OFFLINE   Henry Gale

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Posted January 23 2005 - 04:19 PM

I'm old enough that I remember Steve Allan, Jack Paar and Johnny Carson very well. If there is a special place after this life, I hope they're having a laugh and a drink there.
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#31 of 88 OFFLINE   Joseph J.D

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Posted January 23 2005 - 04:33 PM

Even though I was never into talk shows, Johnny Carson was such a huge icon that I knew of him and respected him....even watched a few shows. He was a part of everyone's life throughout his time on latenight.

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Posted January 23 2005 - 07:33 PM

Another piece of Americana is gone.

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Posted January 23 2005 - 08:18 PM

Enjoy your rest, Johnny.....and thanks for all of the wonderful moments. You are loved.

#34 of 88 OFFLINE   Doug Wallen

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Posted January 23 2005 - 08:20 PM

Such a sad way to start a new year. Just when I heard this past week he was still sending jokes to Dave, was pleased he was still thinking funny, so sad to hear this news. Thanks Johnny.

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Posted January 23 2005 - 09:10 PM

RIP King
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#36 of 88 OFFLINE   Seth Paxton

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Posted January 23 2005 - 09:15 PM


Another piece of Americana is gone.

[quote] One of the very best pieces no less. Funny, warm, reassuring in some manner.

Maybe the idea of a late night show or his schticks seems less impactful to people who grew up with cable plus a hoard of late night shows, but it used to just be him and then maybe the Tomorrow Show.

Carson was good enough that you really looked forward to watching him and hated when the show ended, sort of like classic SNLive.

It seems so long since he retired, but I guess it really isn't. I really didn't expect him to pass so soon, that's for sure.

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Posted January 23 2005 - 09:45 PM

I just received the Carson DVD set for Christmas and watched it with my Dad...We both had tears in ours eyes by the end from laughing so much. Growing up it was a special treat to be able to stay up and actually see the opening monologue of The Tonight Show and I feel like he helped develop my sense of humour. His timing and his reactions were key to his performance. I kinda always wanted to thank him... My favourite Carnac: Answer: Sis-Boom-Bah Question: The sound a sheep makes when it explodes.

#38 of 88 OFFLINE   David Von Pein

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Posted January 23 2005 - 10:11 PM

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Johnny was always a pleasure to watch. Just tonight I was watching one of his guest appearances on "The Jack Benny Program" (from Ocober 1963), which had Johnny playing the drums (pretty well too), as well as performing card tricks, singing, and dancing. A great episode.

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I, too, recall the "Sis-Boom-Bahhhh" bit with Johnny and Ed. That bit cracked up Ed McMahon more than any other single gag/joke that I can think of on The Tonight Show. Classic stuff. Posted Image

I noticed tonight that http://www.amazon.co...&s=dvd&n=507846


Thank you, Johnny, for a lifetime of fun and laughter. ** SALUTE **

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#39 of 88 OFFLINE   Danny Tse

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Posted January 23 2005 - 10:33 PM

There's really nothing more I can say about Johnny Carson that haven't been said already. He was always funny, classy, and a gentleman. While I enjoy Leno, Conan, and Letterman, Carson stood heads and shoulders above these guys. RIP Johnny.
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#40 of 88 OFFLINE   Ted Lee

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Posted January 23 2005 - 11:12 PM

carson is one of a handful of people who truly deserve to be called A LEGEND -- and he will always be my favorite late show host. i still recall his final episode, with bette midler singing to him. wow. rest in peace mr. carson ...

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