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Uncategorized | November 23, 2017

Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon on The Tonight Show in 1962- the year Johnny made his debut as host.

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It was in 1962 that Johnny Carson took over for Jack Paar as host of the late-night talk program The Tonight Show. Each episode would kick off with Carson’s sidekick Ed McMahon announcing “Heeere’s Johnny!”

The dapper Carson would then perform an opening monologue of jokes, followed by some witty banter with McMahon and the show’s bandleader Doc Severinsen. There were skits performed such as Carnac the Magnificent, an “all-knowing seer,” and the elderly Aunt Blabby. 

Carson would then conducted celebrity interviews with the biggest stars, politicians, comedians, singers, and even animal acts. Carson went on to host The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson for three decades, becoming one of the biggest figures in entertainment in the 20th century.

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Lyra spends her days exploring all shades of history. In her writing, she covers topics ranging from the 'groovy' to the downright strange. She enjoys books, movies, and strong coffee. She also fancies herself the world's greatest air hockey player. She learned the ins and outs of writing and producing film/television at Palm Beach State and The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She is currently enrolled at Arizona State University studying psychology and writing. Her work has been featured by some of the most prolific sites on the web and she is the author of the travel guide "Two-Days Exploring Haunted Key West".