...random thoughts on music, film, television, sports, or whatever else pops into my head at any given moment.
Sunday, March 01, 2009
A Carson Classic
I remember seeing this one the night it aired. If I'm not mistaken, this was the night before Thanksgiving 1978. When Ed McMahon was away, Doc would play announcer (and Tommy Newsome would lead the band), and join Johnny in the "sidekick" role. As this clip makes clear, Carson and Severinsen had an easy rapport; probably just as strong as that which Johnny had with Ed.