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Ed McMahon dead at 86

Discussion in 'The OT' started by cmtar, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. cmtar

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  2. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    I prefer to think of Ed McMahon as Johnny Carson's sidekick, I don't think there is/was a better one.

    Thank you Ed, for that wonderful laugh of yours.
    May you and Johnny continue to entertain where ever you are.
     
  3. Richard King

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    You got that right. There's never been as good a late night team. :( It's a shame he had so many problems in his last few years.
     
  4. Stuart Sweet

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    Finally, Mr. Carson has someone to introduce him in his new home. Thank you, Mr. McMahon, for entertaining us for years.
     
  5. Hutchinshouse

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    RIP Mr. McMahon

    Thanks for ther laughs!
     
  6. Pete K.

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    I had the tremendous honor of meeting Mr. McMahon. He was gracious and delightful. When he learned that I lived in Georgia, he told me how he had attended Navy pre-flight school here, training to be a Marine fighter pilot in WW2. While he did not see action in WW2, he did fly combat missions during the Korean War. The dictionary will have to be rewritten to define "sidekick" as: (n) Ed McMahon.
     
  7. LarryFlowers

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    1957...

    A part of my daily life at the age of 5... Johnny and Ed.. Who Do You Trust?, I believe on ABC (maybe CBS)

    A continuing part of my daily life until Johnny retired.

    I have no doubt Johnny, dressed as Karnak, met Ed at the Pearly Gates.

    From the Tonight Show:

    Rodney Dangerfield: "Johnny, how long have you and Ed McMahon been together?"

    Johnny: "I guess it's been about ten years now."

    Rodney Dangerfield: "Wow, that is a long time...any children?"

    Johnny: "It's not that we haven't TRIED!!!"

    RIP Ed, we'll miss you...
     
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    The year Johnny was to retire, I took my girlfriend to LA for a few days (she'd never been to Disneyland) and I insisted on going to the Tonight Show. We got good seats, and Johnny clearly reacted to my (perhaps overly enthusiastic) cheers. I'll always remember that trip, and was very glad to see him in person before he retired.
     
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    RIP :(
     
  10. fluffybear

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    Rest in Peace and Thank You!
     
  11. machavez00

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    IMHO, Ed was very much a part of Johnny's success.
     
  12. smiddy

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    I am sad to see you go Ed, thanks for all the laughs!
     
  13. phrelin

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    It's always sad to hear of the death of someone so familiar.

    I've always wondered why no "Ed" equivalent is sharing the stage on most late night shows today.
     
  14. Stuart Sweet

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    Who could possibly step up to a bar set that high? Sure, you can count Andy Richter or Paul Shaffer if you like, both fine entertainers, but neither is at the level of McMahon at his peak.
     
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    I enjoyed watching their edition of the Tonight Show.Sad to hear.
     
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    I read about his passing on Variety a few minutes ago...sad news indeed. :(

    Hollywood certainly lost another legend with his passing today.

    Thanks for all of the fun times and laughs Mr. McMahon,you will surely be missed.

    R.I.P.

    Here is a link to the Variety/AP article.

    http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118005267.html?categoryid=25&cs=1
     
  17. Richard King

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    I can't stand that guy and he is one of the reasons that I never got into Letterman. I can't stand watching because of him and his phony laugh at totally stupid times. He couldn't come close to Ed. :nono2:
     
  18. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    Hey!!!
    I doubt very much that the fine gentlemen that Johnny and Ed were, would wan't this type of argument.
    Please respect their legacy.
     
  19. Phil T

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    In 1986 my wife and I were on vacation in California. We got up to be at the Tonight Show studio a 6:30 am when they hand out the tickets to that nights show. We ended up getting standby tickets and thought we would not get in. An NBC employee (usher I think) saw us looking dejected and walked over and gave us tickets.

    We stood in line and watched as Johnny (in his white Corvette), Ed (in his limo) and Doc in his Jaguar arrived and waved to the crowd.

    Our seats were great, the show was great. John Denver was a guest.

    I actually still have a copy of the show. (I called back home and had my in-laws set up my Betamax to record it). I just transferred it to DVD recently. Not sure how those tapes will last!

    RIP Ed and Johnny
     
  20. phrelin

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    Johnny and Ed had Doc Severinsen as the band leader. The band leaders really don't fill the sidekick role.

    Leno had Kevin Eubanks. Conan has Max Weinberg. Letterman has Paul Shaffer. But none of them really have anyone attempting to fill a sidekick role like Ed did with Johnny.

    Stuart is right. Who could possibly step up to a bar set that high?
     

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