January 23, 2005

Goodnight, Johnny.

Johnny Carson

We missed you long before you were gone...

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Posted by mhking at January 23, 2005 02:01 PM

RIP Johnny. The Tonight Show was actually funny when he was on the air.

Posted by: kimberley at January 23, 2005 02:28 PM

I grew up watching Johnny. It was a right of passage of sorts when you were able to stay up to see him anytime you wanted. He has been missed for sometime now...but there was always that thought in the back of your head...wondering if he would come back just one more time (if only to guest host). Hear the new gig he has now, has one stellar guest list.

Posted by: Guy S. at January 23, 2005 05:54 PM

Johnny was the best by a wide margin.

Posted by: BobG at January 23, 2005 06:10 PM

Johnny Carson

Nearly five thousand times
He came out upon that stage
And in entertainment’s history
He wrote a very unique page.

He also "made" many a star
And launched some great careers
And everyone who was someone
Was his guest throughout those years.

Some twenty thousand people
Sat across him in the "chair"
He made them all feel welcome
And he really seemed to care.

He had his own brand of humor
Making funny, what was not
An honest, too good Entertainer
And what you saw is what you got.

Millions of us stayed up late
To see what he had up his sleeve
And now, that show is "really" over
And we are all left here to grieve.

And those who didn’t "know" him
Before he left that stage in Ninety-two
Will never know how much they missed
Now that his time on Earth is through.

But there will be a "Tonight Show"
Forever, somewhere up on high
As Johnny welcomes all those Stars
Who have passed this World by.

Del "Abe" Jones
White Bluff, TN
January 23, 2005

Posted by: Charles D. Jones at January 25, 2005 03:39 PM
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