How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Discussion
 Announcements & Links
 Bidding a heartfelt goodnight to Johnny
 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Follow us on Facebook

 Moderated by: Elizabeth   (Admins )

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Not Available
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

Bidding a heartfelt goodnight to Johnny Carson!

 Post A Reply Post New Topic   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
Mysteria
Deputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Laureate
since 03-07-2001
Posts 19652
British Columbia, Canada


0 posted 01-23-2005 03:29 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Johnny Carson will be always treasured and missed.  I just wanted to salute this wonderful man who changed the face of television forever.  May his family find some comfort in that this is a terrible loss to all of us.

From his last "Tonight Show."

quote:
"You people watching, I can only tell you that it's been an honour and a privilege coming into your homes all these years to entertain you. And I hope when I find something I want to do and think you would like, I can come back and (you will be) as gracious in inviting me into your homes as you have been.

"I bid you a very heartfelt goodnight."

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=435893

Carpe' Diem
Sunshine
Administrator
Member Caelestus
since 06-25-99
Posts 67715
Listening to every heart


1 posted 01-23-2005 03:44 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


I'm pretty sure that there are a lot of us here who stood, sat, laid in bed...ahem...while that blue light flickered and laughter hemmed the walls...

RIP, Johnny...
RSWells
Member Elite
since 06-17-2001
Posts 2607


2 posted 01-23-2005 04:17 PM       View Profile for RSWells   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSWells

Truly. The man ad-libbed so many things that even today make me laugh on reflection. No more "Heeeere's Johnny!"

Poets against the war is redundant

Midnitesun
Deputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Empyrean
since 05-18-2001
Posts 29020
Gaia


3 posted 01-23-2005 05:21 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

I just read that Johnny is gone.
My god, the memories of him I carry around, how he made me smile and laugh, how he helped carry away so much anger and grief with the flip of his pencil.
LoveBug
Deputy Moderator 5 Tours
Moderator
Member Ascendant
since 01-08-2000
Posts 5015


4 posted 01-23-2005 05:34 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

He had a great gift, and he will be missed. Some of my earliest memories include his show. RIP Johnny

Oh, make me Thine forever
And should I fainting be
Lord, let me never ever
Outlive my love for Thee

Ron
Administrator
Member Rara Avis
since 05-19-99
Posts 9708
Michigan, US


5 posted 01-23-2005 08:13 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

I remember, as a kid, watching the final Tonight Show episode with Jack Parr and the first with Johnny Carson. I remember taking my wife (who thought Johnny was inordinately sexy) to see him in Vegas, circa 1978. And, of course, I remember watching his last show, after nearly a year of rumors about who his successor would be.

He gave us a lot to remember.
Midnitesun
Deputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Empyrean
since 05-18-2001
Posts 29020
Gaia


6 posted 01-23-2005 08:37 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Ron, your wife saw what many of us saw
serenity blaze
Member Empyrean
since 02-02-2000
Posts 28839


7 posted 01-23-2005 08:42 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

sigh...

a lovely man
Aenimal
Member Rara Avis
since 11-18-2002
Posts 7451
the ass-end of space


8 posted 01-24-2005 01:07 AM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

just a class act, as a kid i used to sneak and watch from the stairs after bedtime. later i watched until he retired, no one has, or will ever come close to carson.i mean he was even funny when he bombed..

he was already missed
Kit McCallum
Administrator
Member Laureate
since 04-30-2000
Posts 16920
Ontario, Canada


9 posted 01-24-2005 06:19 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

As a kid, I was a night owl and my parents used to let me stay up and watch the show with them. I used to love that. We were all fans through the years. As a matter of fact, and this is no kidding - before I even got a chance to see it, my dad taped over the last 1/3 of the only copy of my home wedding video ... with none other than ... Johnny Carson, rofl.

Denise
Moderator
Member Seraphic
since 08-22-99
Posts 23002


10 posted 01-24-2005 10:52 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

He was truly one of the 'greats' in the entertainment industry. I got the biggest kick out of his 'animal' guests and his interaction with them, especially that baby chimpanzee (I think it was anyway) that I saw once that hugged him. So adorable!
Not A Poet
Member Elite
since 11-03-1999
Posts 4427
Oklahoma, USA


11 posted 01-24-2005 02:12 PM       View Profile for Not A Poet   Email Not A Poet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Not A Poet's Home Page   View IP for Not A Poet

Excerpt from a dialog between Johnny and Jack Webb, Feb 19, 1968

The Copper Clapper Caper

Carson: There's been a robbery.
Webb: Yes sir, what was it?
Carson: My clappers!
Webb: Your Clappers?
Carson: Yeah, you know, those things inside a bell that makes them clang.
.
.
.
Webb:Why do you think Cleveland's Claude Cooper would cop your clean copper clappers kept in your closet?
.
.
.
Carson: He's a kleptomaniac.
.
.
.
Webb: That figures. Now let me see if I got the facts straight here. Cleaning woman Clara Clifford discovered your clean copper clappers kept in a closet were copped by Claude Cooper the kleptomaniac from Cleveland. Now, is that about it?
Carson: One more thing.
Webb: What's that?
Carson:If I ever catch kleptomaniac Claude Cooper from Cleveland who copped my clean copper clappers kept in the closet...
Webb: Yes?
Carson: I'll clobber him!

------------

One of a kind indeed.

Parts sadly left out to avoid any copyright infringement issues. You can find it on the internet though.
Mysteria will be notified of replies
 Post A Reply Post New Topic   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Discussion >> Announcements & Links >> Bidding a heartfelt goodnight to Johnny Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Not Available
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors