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"After discovering magic at age 12, Carson immediately became a boy obsessed. His middle-class parents indulged this interest, including a magician's table covered with a black velvet cloth on which his mother embroidered "The Great Carsoni." Carson later said, "I thought it was just about the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen." Soon, by mixing magic with comedy, the teenager had stumbled onto a career."
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Oh man, this breaks my heart. I have always considered him one of the great kings of television. He'll be missed.
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Actually, he was a very good slight of hand magician.

One thing he always did was spotlight magic on TV as it should have been. He let the magicians shine, not taking the spotlight from them.
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My favorite TV moment was when Carson looked at Dolly Parton's cleavage and said...

"I'd give a weeks pay to look in there!"

One of the biggest laughs ever.

Bye Johnnie.

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Very funny, classy guy who will not be forgotten.
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They're showing all sorts of clips on the television from past shows.
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A sad day for Americans who love Late Night TV. RIP Mr. Carson.
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How many of "The Greats" were showcased, or even catapulted, by Carson? I remember seeing John Scarne on "Tonight" a lot. Johnny was fond of magicians and close-up men in particular because they played so well on TV. Others? Any of you been on?
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On 2005-01-23 18:06, Xmosis wrote:
My favorite TV moment was when Carson looked at Dolly Parton's cleavage and said...

"I'd give a weeks pay to look in there!"

One of the biggest laughs ever.

Bye Johnnie.

Doug


A YEARS PAY! OMG! I laugh every time I hear that. And the funny thing - Johnny would have done it probably! Only to later make a big joke out of it.

He catapaulted a number of magicians on the tonight show. Dean Dill and Paul Gertner are 2 that shoot out in my mind immensly.

I had a wonderful day today, but found this out and felt sorrow. He was truely the perfect television show host without a doubt. He will be missed.
Thanks! Scott B.

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He made it all seem so easy.

Simply the best at what he did.

Letterman issued a statement saying that the rest of us are just pretenders. How true!

He will be missed


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Rats.
Double rats.
Triple rats.
I saw him perform linking rings once, on TV. Sooo smooth. Sooo effective. Without any designs or fancy stuff. Perfect for him. Sooo smooth.
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I Loved watching Johnny Carson.

Yes, he will be missed, but I've been missing him for years.

Good-Bye Mr. Carson Smile
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If you guys don't have his DVD Volumes...you have to get them. They are Hilarious!! And there is a good bit of magic in there as well.
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I have video of the two times Michael Skinner was on the Tonight Show from the 70's. Once with Tony Curtis hosting and the other time with Johnny.

I also have the box set of the Tonight Show with Johnny. Great stuff. I missed a lot sleep because of Mr.Carson...and so glad I did. I remember it from the beginning. I'm very lucky to have lived with Johnny for all those years.

If any of you think you remember a magician Johnny might have had on but not sure, there is a "guess search" on the site at:
http://www.johnnycarson.com
Just type in a name.

THANK YOU JOHNNY CARSON. You gave me many happy times over the years, you will surely be missed by myself and many others.

Don
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It makes you wonder if he was announced by St. Peter.
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Loved to stay up late just to watch him. The last thing I saw each night was Johnny's face! He will be missed.
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I will miss Johnny dearly. I grew up watching him. What a legend. There will never and I mean NEVER be another one like him. I have fond memories of "Carnac".

Johnny holds envelope up to his head "Siss boom ba" he said,

"Siss boom ba" Ed McMahon repeated.

Johnny tears open the envelope and reads "The sound an exploding sheep makes."

Classic Carson all the way. I bet the angels in heaven played "The Tonight Show" theme when he walked through the pearly gates. I agree with Samuel. The gates open and Saint Peter announces "Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere's Johnny!"

Sleep well Mr. Carson. You will forever be in our hearts.

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My favorite Carnac bit:

"And the answer is . . . E.T., Star Wars, a first baseman's glove, an outfielder's glove, and Dolly Parton."

"And the question is . . . Name two big hits, two big mitts and . . . uh . . . er . . . a country singer!"

I've always loved "handgrenade jokes" (you have to think about it a second before you get it) like that.
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He really introduced a lot of today's comedians into our everyday vocab. Harry Anderson was one of them.

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