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Paul Adsett
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 - posted January 23, 2005 03:45 PM      Profile for Paul Adsett     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I'm sure everybody in the USA is shocked to hear of the death of Johnny Carson. To our friends in the UK, who may not have heard of Johnny, I will just say that he was the undisputed King of late night Television, on NBC for over 30 years. He was a truly class act. Leno and Letterman are good, but totally out of Johnnys league. I 'grew up" in America with Johnny on late nite TV, and I still miss him terribly.
Thanks Johnny!

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Chip Gelmini
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 - posted January 23, 2005 06:11 PM      Profile for Chip Gelmini   Email Chip Gelmini   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Couldn't have said it better myself. Thanks Johnny. And thank you, Paul.

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Douglas Meltzer
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 - posted January 23, 2005 07:43 PM      Profile for Douglas Meltzer   Email Douglas Meltzer   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
No one even came close. Simply the best ever.

Doug

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Chip Gelmini
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 - posted January 23, 2005 10:01 PM      Profile for Chip Gelmini   Email Chip Gelmini   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have a feeling there were those who knew the end was near. Recently I saw a blurb for Access Hollywood or Extra that Carson had been rushed to the hospital within the past 10 days. I don't watch those tabloid shows, so I never did see the report. But in the past week I noticed the Late Show with Letterman had been making referrences to Carson, such as Carnac impressions routines, and other hints to the show. Now it all makes sense. Despite everything that went on between the rivalry of the late night hosts (Letterman was in line to replace Carson but lost to Leno); it's great that they do not forget the one man who basically did it all.

I do feel however, on the subject of the passing of Mr. Carson, it would be rather silly to have Ed McMahon's famous line printed on the gravestone. Although in appreciation (Heeeeeeerrre's JOHHNY) it's just not right.

CG

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Dan Lail
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 - posted January 23, 2005 11:12 PM      Profile for Dan Lail   Author's Homepage   Email Dan Lail   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Chip. And I thought my Professor Backwards post was borderline. [Eek!] [Smile]

Sinatra's grave stone says "The Best Is Yet To Come".

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Michael De Angelis
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 - posted January 23, 2005 11:44 PM      Profile for Michael De Angelis   Email Michael De Angelis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
What a remarkable talent Johnny Carson was.
He learned the best takes from Jack Benny and Oliver Hardy.
The last year of his show, seemed a little solemn,
and the loss of his son, I believe was the reason of restrained
revelry.
In all, he was the King.
It's good to be the King.
Long live the King of Late night TV.

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Tom A. Pennock
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 - posted January 24, 2005 12:46 AM      Profile for Tom A. Pennock   Email Tom A. Pennock   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Mike:

Very well said!

--Best, Tom

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Chip Gelmini
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 - posted January 24, 2005 02:39 PM      Profile for Chip Gelmini   Email Chip Gelmini   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
For those interested, Monday January 24 Jay Leno will pay tribute on his show. Not to be missed. Check your local listings. Set your VCR.

CG

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