January 25, 2005

For Johnny

Anyone see tonight's tribute to Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show"? Some classic clips, a too-rare Ed McMahon appearance... so much great stuff, and so much funnier than anything Leno's done since he took over the show.

I especially enjoyed the Drew Carey stand-up routine that brought the house down in 1991. I remember watching that live, and thinking "wow, who is this guy?" It also was a nice touch to include the first-ever appearances of Seinfeld, Garry Shandling, Eddie Murphy, and all the other stand-up legends. Assuming this wasn't put together months/years ago, I'm impressed that Team Leno assembled such a dynamite package on such short notice.

Posted by Stephen Silver at January 25, 2005 12:38 AM

Yeah, I thought it was interesting how they also included Letterman in the comic roundup...Ed also did a heart warming appearance on Larry King Live.

Posted by: A at January 25, 2005 11:33 AM

Of course "Team Leno" had that piece waiting for years. In fact, "Team Conan" is already working on their Leno is dead montage.

Posted by: Dan at January 26, 2005 01:42 PM
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