Is Anybody There?

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says Yahweh Sabaoth" Zach 4:6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dio di Signore, nella Sua volontà è nostra pace!" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin 1759

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Here's Johnny!!!

By now I am sure most people know that Johnny Carson, the 3rd host of the Tonight Show, passed away Sun. As someone said, it was the end of an era. I know that phrase can be over used, but, in this case it is true. This is not to downplay his predicessors, Steve Allen & Jack Paar or his successors, Jay Leno & down the road, Conan O'Brien.

Steve Allen laid the foundation in 1954 when he began the Tonight Show & Jack Paar put in the support beams when he took over in 1957. Without them Johnny would never have had his 30 yr showcase.

But, it was Johnny Carson who built the show into an American institution. He created so many memorable characters: Carnac the Magnificent, the (alledged) psychic; Aunt Blabbie: Art Fern & his Tea Time Movies that were more ad than movie. These are the memories I cherish. I could go on & on about the guests, the animals, etc. There are many comedians out there today who owe their start to him.

He started out here in Iowa & as so many have pointed out, he may have left Iowa, but Iowa never left him. That is a huge part of his success.

I could go on & on, but it would just repeat so much that has already been said. Instead listen to Bette Midler's recording of her final appearance on her Greatest Hits album. She sings "One for My Baby" with minor changes. What she sings says it all.

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home

LifeSiteNews.com Headlines

↑ Grab this Headline Animator

Get this widget!
Visit the Widget Gallery
FaithMouse