Tag Archives: Johnny Carson

David Letterman, Full Circle

I don’t know which fact is more surprising (depressing?): 1. David Letterman is older than Johnny Carson was when Carson retired. 2. I’m older than David Letterman was when he began hosting Late Night. When Johnny Carson aired his final Tonight … Continue reading

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The Tonight Show’s Forgotten Host

Jimmy Fallon’s ascension to the Tonight Show throne – even if that chair doesn’t have the luster it once did – is imminent. With the Winter Olympics looming, NBC has begun promoting the new Tonight Show heavily.  Two things have jumped out … Continue reading

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Awkward Moments in Entertainment History: Johnny Carson vs. Charlie Callas

UPDATE (1/27/16) – See the end of this post for some important clarification about what we now know is an urban legend! Johnny Carson’s name means little to most people under 30, but, for folks of a certain generation (especially … Continue reading

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