|01-23-2005, 07:53 PM||#1|
We are family.
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Chicago area, IL
Here's Johnny!!! A few memories of our Late Night friend (pictures/sound)
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<p>We all knew him as Johnny, or simply Carson. He was late night, he was
it. He put so many of us to bed for 30 years. We thank you much,
Johnny, for so many years of good, quality entertainment. Sleep well, God speed.
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<p><b><font size="5">Good night, Johnny, and thanks.</font></b><br><br>
Dan-'Let's Celebrate the Future Hand in Hand'--We are Family
Why she runs.....
Random acts of kindness, no matter how small, are never really lost. They live forever in the hearts of those who are fortunate enough to be on the receiving end of them----Lady M
|01-23-2005, 07:54 PM||#2|
We are family.
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Chicago area, IL
Here is the monologue from Johnny Carson's final "The Tonight Show" on May 22, 1992:
Around the studio, we are still on an emotional high from last night; we have not come down yet. I want to thank Robin Williams and Bette Midler for last night, for giving us an excellent show. They were absolutely sensational.
The show tonight is our farewell show; it's going to be a little bit quieter. It's not going to be a performance show. One of the questions people have been asking me, especially this last month, is, "What's it like doing 'The Tonight Show,' and what does it mean to me?"
Well, let me try to explain it. If I could magically, somehow, that tape you just saw, make it run backwards. I would like to do the whole thing over again. It's been a hell of a lot of fun. As an entertainer, it has been the great experience of my life, and I cannot imagine finding something in television after I leave tonight that would give me as much joy and pleasure, and such a sense of exhilaration, as this show has given me. It's just hard to explain.
Now it's a farewell show. There's a certain sadness among the staff, a little melancholy. But look on the bright side: you won't have to read or hear one more story about my leaving this show. The press coverage has been absolutely tremendous, and we are very grateful. But my God, the Soviet Union's end did not get this kind of publicity. The press has been very decent and honest with me, and I thank them for that . . . That's about it.
The greatest accolade I think I received: G.E. named me "Employee of the Month." And God knows that was a dream come true.
I don't like saying goodbye. Farewells are a little awkward, and I really thought about this -- no joke -- wouldn't it be funny, instead of showing up tonight, putting on a rerun? NBC did not find that funny at all.
Next question I get is what am I gonna do? Well, I have not really made any plans. But the events of this last week have helped me make a decision. I am going to join the cast of Murphy Brown, and become a surrogate father to that kid.
During the run on the show there have been seven United States Presidents, and thankfully for comedy there have been eight Vice Presidents of the United States. Now I know I have made some jokes at the expense of Dan Quayle, but I really want to thank him tonight for making my final week so fruitful.
Here is an interesting statistic that may stun you. We started the show Oct. 2, 1962. The total population of the Earth was 3 billion 100 million people. This summer 5 billion 500 million people, which is a net increase of 2 billion 400 million people, which should give us some pause. A more amazing statistic is that half of those 2 billion 400 million will soon have their own late-night TV show.
Now, originally NBC came and said, what we would like you to do in the final show, is to make it a two-hour prime-time special with celebrities, and a star-studded audience. And I said, well, I would prefer to end like we started -- rather quietly, in our same time slot, in front of our same shabby little set. It is rather shabby. We offered it to a homeless shelter and they said 'No, thank you.' I am taking the applause sign home -- putting it in the bedroom. And maybe once a week just turning it on.
But we do have a V.P.I. audience -- V.P.I. audience? We could have had that, too. What I did was ask the members of the staff and the crew to invite their family, relatives and friends, and they did; with some other invited guests. My family is here tonight; my wife, Alex, my sons Chris and Cory. My brother Dick and my sister Katherine, a sprinkling of nephews and nieces. And I realized that being an offspring of someone who is constantly in the public eye is not easy. So guys, I want you to know that I love you; I hope that your old man has not caused you too much discomfort. It would have been a perfect evening if their brother Rick would have been here with us, but I guess life does what it is supposed to do. And you acccept it and you go on.
About tonight's show. This is not really a performance show. This is kind of a look-back retrospective. We are going to show you some moments in time. Some images of the many people, and there have been some 23,000 people. We are going to show you a little excerpt of how the show is put together, so go get some more cheese dip and we'll be back in just a moment.
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|01-23-2005, 08:02 PM||#3|
I love my house
I'm a sucker for shoes
I only lôôk a little backwards
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Northern Virginia
Dh Me DD (15) DD (12) DS (5)
|01-23-2005, 08:32 PM||#5|
I took matters into my own hands
Oh wait. And I would like to have that on the lake too
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: outside your window looking in
I've been a bit melancholy all day about Johnny's passing. I was watching clips from his shows today--I have laughed and laughed...the kind of belly laughs I rarely get anymore.
Miss you Johnny....
|01-23-2005, 08:39 PM||#6|
NOTHING is scarier than Wilford Brimley!!
There's a can of fish...all over the world....tonight....
It's my birthday, would you like one of my carrot sticks?
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Windermere, Fl.
Beautiful as always Dan, thanks.
|01-23-2005, 08:42 PM||#8|
All I can do is lie down
It has a thing hanging off the end
When i get the urge to show off, a tiny voice inside my head says "resist the urge". So i shut my mouth and stand still.
Join Date: Jan 2000
You always do such a good job with stuff like this Dan! Thanks, very nice pictures. I can't believe he is gone. What a shocker (for me anyway).
|01-23-2005, 09:24 PM||#9|
Elmo killer/Muppet murderer
Anything goes with a good steak
Send them my way!
I've paid my debt to the muppets
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
Thank you for sharing this Dan. It is beautiful, such a sad loss today.
First ever Mommy Maddie Cruise - Trip Report
Mommy Maddie Cruise - YEAR TWO - Trip Report
May 2004 - First trip to WDW & 1st cruise on Disney Wonder
August 2006 - Mother/Daughter cruise on the Wonder!
August 2007 - 2nd Mother/Daughter cruise on the Wonder!
September 2008 - First Mother/Daughter trip to WDW!
|01-23-2005, 09:55 PM||#10|
Loves the star on the mountain
Join Date: Dec 1998
Location: Near the original Magic Kingdom
Thanks, Dan. That was a nice tribute to the King of Late Night.
|01-23-2005, 10:08 PM||#11|
Why get all excited about something as silly as a fake celebrity? Or getting a tag?
Jello is not meant to be chunky
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: North Carolina
Thanks, Dan, for taking the time to compile this. Great memories for many!
1982 & 1990 ~ trips as a child ~1997 ~ Caribbean Beach ~ 2002 ~ Vacation Home ~ 2003 ~ Stayed with Family ~ 2004 ~ Port Orleans Riverside ~2006 ~ Pop Century & Disney's Vero Beach ~ 2007 ~ Wilderness Lodge & Yacht Club ~ 2008 ~ Carnival Cruise & All Star Music ~ 2009 ~ All Star Sports & Downtown Hotel ~ 2009 ~ All Star Music, Comfort Inn & Boardwalk Villas
|01-23-2005, 10:55 PM||#13|
Horseshoe Mesa - 3 miles, 31 switchbacks & 2500 vertical feet down and ALL that way back UP to the rim!
I always wondered why, of all the animals on earth, they would pick a hippo
Join Date: Aug 1999
Thanks Dan. Johnny always cracked me up when he was trying his best to keep a straight face.
HH DVC Jul 2004 2003 Aug 2002 Jun 2001 May 1999; Pop Century Jan 2004; CS/WL/ASSp Nov/Dec 2000;
Vero/ASMo Jul/Aug 2000; BC Jan 2000; ASSp Jan 1999; DxL Jan 1998; BWV May 1997
|01-23-2005, 11:07 PM||#14|
A fitting memorial, thanks Dan
WDW 1979, DL 2001, WDW-WL 2002,Wonder(ful) 2004,WDW-WL 2005
|01-23-2005, 11:11 PM||#15|
It's not a vacation unless it's a Road Trip...
Can't do without my Swiffers!
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Just Visiting
Good job, Dan.
When God lets His children go through fiery trials,
He always keeps one eye on them
and one finger on the thermostat.
~ Greg Laurie, paraphrased.
"Young boys should never be sent to bed.
They always wake up a day older.
And then, before you know it, they're grown."
This is a high-class joint, act respectable.
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