Johnny Carson Passes Away

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Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

Postby Dustin Stinett » January 27th, 2005, 10:10 am

Originally posted by Steve Mills:
Alright Dustin, try this - what gig did the AMAZING Metrano get as the result of this appearance (Hint - the funniest series of all time - at least in my opinion).
60 Minutes? Oh wait, that cant be right. Art Metrano was never on 60 Minutes.

I dont have a clue. Tim Conways short-lived show?

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Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

Postby Steve Mills » January 27th, 2005, 11:39 am

Originally posted by DustinStinett:
60 Minutes? Oh wait, that cant be right. Art Metrano was never on 60 Minutes.

I dont have a clue. Tim Conways short-lived show?
Actually, you do have a clue - it was the Tim Conway Comedy Hour - he was the Tim Conway Orchestra. Incidentally, Sally Struthers was the Tim Conway dancer. Apparently these bits only appealed to me (what can I say, I found Rango funny!).

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Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

Postby Craig Matsuoka » January 27th, 2005, 12:55 pm

TIVO ALERT:

TV Land will replay the 60 Minutes episode tonight at 10 pm (8pm and 11pm in Hawaii). Don't miss it! Check your local tv schedules to confirm the time.

It includes an outtake of Johnny performing Psychic Stop. I don't think that part was shown last night on 60 minutes, so it'll be a special treat for anyone who hasn't seen it yet.

When you listen to Johnny reminisce fondly on his days as a young magician, you'll clearly sense the deep and abiding love he had for magic.

From all the wonderful posts in this thread, it's encouraging that his love did not go unrequited.

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Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

Postby Arnie Fuoco » January 27th, 2005, 8:01 pm

Thanks for the heads-up Craig. It was a treat to see him perform the "Psychic Stop". As someone said previously , he nailed it. You could see Wallace was somewhat nervous after he asked if he wanted to say "Stop". I wished the camera had been on the cards the whole time so no one could say he dealt it from the bottom or somewhere else.

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Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

Postby Bill Mullins » January 30th, 2005, 11:37 am

This article:
http://www.thereader.com/createpage.asp?contentID=2941

has memories from Johnny's magician friends in Nebraska.

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Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

Postby Michael Dustman » January 30th, 2005, 11:59 am

At one time...this had to be a couple of years ago, I saw a post about www.johnnycarson.com putting together specific DVD's of interest. They have since done so with 2 Stand-Up Comedy DVD's showcasing top name comedians who made their debut, and a special DVD featuring just the animal hijinx.

At that time, I had e-mailed the opearator and asked what was the possibility of releasing a DVD featuring some of the magicians who performed on the Tonight Show. I was told at the time, they would have to determine what the market would be for it, and never heard anything since.

I think there would be enough people in the magic community that could write to them and ask for this consideration again. I would almost think this would have been something Johnny would have pushed himself.

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Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

Postby Doug Thornton » November 11th, 2009, 3:39 pm

Flipping through channels today, I found the REELZ Channel, and there was Johnny Carson.
http://www.reelzchannel.com/show/89/car ... y-classics
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Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

Postby Magic Newswire » November 11th, 2009, 5:51 pm

I felt like I was in a time machine for a second when I saw this pop up in BUZZ.

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Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

Postby Seuss » November 11th, 2009, 10:32 pm

lol me too I actually thought for a moment... "didn't he die years ago?"

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Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

Postby Tim Ellis » November 11th, 2009, 11:17 pm

Apparently he's still dead. I checked

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Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

Postby Bill Mullins » May 11th, 2012, 5:01 pm

It's been 20 years since Carson left the Tonight Show. Bill Maher did thisprofile, and American Masters on PBS will run a 2 hour show on him next week -- check your local listings.

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Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

Postby Dave Dorsett » May 14th, 2012, 11:08 pm

And that American Masters piece ended up being very positive and loving toward magic in general. I strongly recommend it if you didn't see it tonight. "Modern Magic" as Rosebud... classic!
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Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

Postby Dustin Stinett » May 15th, 2012, 2:06 am

Absolutely, and all through the show as well: Ed Shaughnessy noting that Johnny could do things on the drums with his left hand that Shaughnessy couldn't because of the coin manipulations he did, the video of Johnny sitting on the stage during rehearsal doing front and back palms. And, as Dave noted, the Rosebud comment toward the end. And just a little further on, it was said [emphasis theirs], "Magic was his Rosebud." Thank you PBS for running this fantastic show.

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Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

Postby Frank Yuen » May 22nd, 2012, 2:39 pm

Just watched the wonderful American Masters special at the PBS site. You can find it here

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Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

Postby Doug Thornton » May 22nd, 2012, 5:02 pm

Thanks, Frank, for posting the link to the Johnny Carson special.
I caught it on TV Saturday and all I can say is I wish it were longer. We are lucky to have lived through the simpler times --- the world of television, celebrity and the cult of personality will never be the same as it was during Johnny Carson's tenure.
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Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

Postby magicking » May 22nd, 2012, 6:39 pm

Well said Doug.. I watched this on PBS and absolutely loved it....
I wish I would have recorded some episodes on vhs tape.
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Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

Postby Steve Bryant » May 22nd, 2012, 7:15 pm

Just for the record, this has also been playing on the PBS app on iPad. Loved it that the producers understood Johnny's magic connection.

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Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

Postby Bill Mullins » June 9th, 2013, 12:35 pm

A couple of Univ of Nebraska students have made a short film about Carson, with emphasis on his Nebraska roots. It includes some footage of him as a student doing some card manipulations, and is well worth the 20 minutes it takes to watch. LINK

And this page includes an MP3 link to a recording of Carson's senior thesis at UNL, "How to Write Comedy for Radio", which he submitted as a reel-to-reel recording.

And finally, Turner Classic is going to start re-running some interviews that Carson did with various Hollywood personalities, starting July 1, hosted by Conan O'Brien.

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Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 9th, 2013, 1:56 pm

I still miss Johnny Carson. Talk about a void that has never been filled ...
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Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

Postby Terry » June 9th, 2013, 2:05 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:I still miss Johnny Carson. Talk about a void that has never been filled ...


Completely agree.

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Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

Postby Bill Mullins » June 4th, 2018, 11:02 am

Johnny Carson doing a very nice Cards to Pocket.

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Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

Postby Roger M. » June 4th, 2018, 6:20 pm

Johnny had a wicked back palm!

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Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

Postby Bob Coyne » June 5th, 2018, 1:35 am

Great to see this! He was very good.

It's hard to know for sure, given the video quality, but to me it looked like the backpalming moves were just feints to misdirect from the cards already being in the pocket and the card palmed in the other hand (depending on the case).

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Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

Postby Bill Mullins » June 5th, 2018, 11:24 am

If it was a back palm, he either had Mike Douglas on board not to react, or Douglas was professional enough not to spoil another performer's act, because he would have seen it.

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Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

Postby Roger M. » June 5th, 2018, 12:03 pm

Mike Douglas totally in on it - he was the sell!

... although Bob could be right, and I could have interpreted it just the way Carson intended it to be interpreted, fake back palm, card already in pocket.

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Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 5th, 2018, 1:45 pm

He did not do a back palm!
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Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

Postby Jack Shalom » June 5th, 2018, 3:52 pm

Mike Douglas was a nice guy. I don't know if his afternoon talk show ever went national. He broadcast out of Philadelphia if I recall, and he would have a co-host for the whole week. And the co-hosts would sometimes be big names like John Lennon. He was a crooner and an amiable softball interviewer. It's interesting to see him next to the sharper edged Johnny Carson.

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Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 5th, 2018, 5:43 pm

Watched Mike Douglas all the time when I was a kid. Sometimes he asked very interesting questions!
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Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

Postby Brad Henderson » June 5th, 2018, 5:52 pm

i loved the mike douglas episode where he and phyllis diller went to wdw’s haunted mansion.

and in the celebrities who were better at magic than you might expect department: there is an episode of ive got a secret or what’s my line (i think it was a gary moore show) where milton berle does a card trick for the panel. super fast pass if i recall.

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Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

Postby skmayhew » June 6th, 2018, 1:34 pm

Brad Henderson wrote:and in the celebrities who were better at magic than you might expect department: there is an episode of ive got a secret or what’s my line (i think it was a gary moore show) where milton berle does a card trick for the panel. super fast pass if i recall.


Here is the Berle clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f76MR-CJa6g

Not too shabby.

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Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

Postby Brad Henderson » June 6th, 2018, 3:06 pm

thanks for finding this.

i am however thinking of a different appearance where he did only one card trick if i recall. But this was super great to see.

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Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

Postby Roger M. » June 6th, 2018, 6:49 pm

For me, this was the finest interview Johnny Carson ever did.
Johnny was the only guy who could have done this interview, and made it funny, human, and interesting - all at the same time.

It is a true example of Johnny's finest work, and a demonstration Johnny as the absolute master of the craft:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1t8-x3uOSqY

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Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

Postby Bob Coyne » June 7th, 2018, 12:02 am

Roger M. wrote:For me, this was the finest interview Johnny Carson ever did.
Johnny was the only guy who could have done this interview, and made it funny, human, and interesting - all at the same time.

It is a true example of Johnny's finest work, and a demonstration Johnny as the absolute master of the craft:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1t8-x3uOSqY

Great interview. Aside from his talent and quick wit, I think what comes through is his genuine interest in his guests. Thanks for posting it!

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Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

Postby observer » June 7th, 2018, 12:24 am

Would it be weird if I suggested starting a new thread with a title maybe like "Great Johnny Carson video", rather than re-using "Johnny Carson Passes Away"? Heck, it's the internet, of course some people will say "Yes, it is!" But I'm going to suggest it anyway.


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