Log in

No account? Create an account
Jan. 24th, 2005 @ 05:32 pm Johnny Carson
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: "The First Day of Summer" -- Tony Carey
I realize in the age of TiVO and such, the world misses out on the shared communal experience the world had of watching Johnny, usually in bed, late at night. An intensely private way to watch TV, shared by millions at once. I like time shifting as much as the next guy, but the thought of this kind of thing going away is a little sad.

Poll #424222 Here's Johnny!

How many episodes of "the Tonight Show" hosted by Johnny Carson did you actually see when originally aired?

None--I'm that young or clueless
Less than 10
Less than 100
Probably hundreds
I don't know--I stayed up late a lot and had a TV in my room
About this Entry
[User Picture Icon]
Date:January 24th, 2005 07:06 pm (UTC)
When I went through my whole late night phase, from 5th grade to 9th grade, I tended not to watch him unless he had a guest I loved on. Logged dozens of hours of Arsenio, Dennis Miller (on WPIX), and Letterman. Unless someone had an act or celebrity I wanted to see, I usually bounced from one to the other in that order, watching all of their monologues.

Man, I was a night owl.

Barry (of barryburdbooks fame) was really shaken up by the Miss America no longer being telecast. That represented a big paradigm shift for him.