In addition to sharing their memories of Carson, the subjects often (and understandably) delve into their own careers, which makes for a whole even more enjoyable layer of entertainment than I ever expected.
The description says it all: “Jimmy & the Muppets perform The Weight by the Band for the last waltz of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”
Animal as Levon Helm makes perfect sense, honestly.
Early (well kind of early) in the fandom era of Star Trek, Tom Snyder interviewed DeForest Kelley, James Doohan and Walter Koenig in 1976.
As the comedians note in tribute to David Letterman (from last night’s Kennedy Center Honors on CBS), it is fun to see Dave be uncomfortable. People (namely Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Jimmy Kimmel and Ray Romano) complimenting and honoring him definitely makes him squirm.
This tribute was great to watch, except the end, when producers made all four presenters interact in a scripted manner. That was awkward for everyone.
This clip cracked my wife up last night. Nathan Lane as Jason Bourne on Letterman.
Peter O’Toole on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson from 1978. Need I say more?
The art of great conversation.
To mark the anniversary of Groucho Marx’s death (August 19, 1977), I ran across this clip from 1968 of Marx roasting Johnny Carson. At one point (around 4:20), he makes a joke about the mayor of New York. The guy laughing next to Carson is then New York City Mayor John Lindsay.
The headline says it all.
You know Letterman loves this kind of interview.
Where the hell was I the night John Irving was on Craig Ferguson? So glad that CBS posts this stuff on YouTube.
He debates Irving about Michael Caine’s accent in The Cider House Rules. It makes for fun TV.
Last night he and I steered an exchange of comedic tweets into a brief discussion of late night TV–and more specifically The Chevy Chase Show, which aired for five weeks in 1993 (in a bid to compete with Jay Leno’s Tonight Show [after Johnny Carson’s retirement]).
I had forgotten the short stay of the show, or the critical reaction to it. Chase was panned for his lousy monologue and interview skills.
I must say, I never have watched another show’s audience shot where there were empty seats (as briefly seen in this video).
He really asks Robert De Niro about driving a bus. Yep, as great as drying paint.