Friday, January 28, 2005

Johnny and David

Johnny Carson loved the silly metaphors:

Johnny: Boy is was hot today.  (Pause)

Audience: How... hot...was... it?

Johnny: (Mugs for the camera, obviously enjoying the audience participation) It was so hot that a dog was chasing a rabbit and they were both walking.

So now David Letterman, a great fan of Johnny, copies the format.

David:  Boy it was cold today (Pauses)

Audience:(Titters, knowing it is expected to participate, but may not..which is even funnier.)

David:  It was so cold that the squirrels in Central Park were lighting fires in trash cans to warm their nuts.

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.



jeanno43 said...

I do not really know either of them Chuck. I have seen Johnny Carson a couple of time in clips on British shows. Yes, they do say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Have a good weekend.

bosoxblue6993w said...

It was so cold ... I saw a witch wearing a thermal bra.

valphish said...

I like Letterman's humor so much more than Leno's!  Don't know what that says about me??  Liked this entry, Chuck!! xox

labdancer51 said...

We have not had either Johnny Carson or David Letterman on TV very much here in the UK but what I`ve seen of both, I have to say I much prefer Johnny Carson, he was a funny and clever man.    Sandra x

cneinhorn said...

Johnny was great....and I've always liked Letterman!