Hey there, fellow Carson enthusiasts! You know, there’s nothing like reminiscing about the good old days while watching one of Johnny Carson’s classic clips from The Tonight Show. And boy, do I have a treat for you today. Let’s journey back to August 27, 1987, when the hilarious Buddy Hackett told his famous duck joke and had everyone laughing.
Ah, 1987. Ronald Reagan was President, a gallon of milk cost a whopping $1.89, and the average price for a new home was around $120,000. A brand-new car could set you back about $12,000, and we were all humming along to “Walk Like an Egyptian” by The Bangles. Who could forget classic TV shows like “Cheers” and “The Cosby Show” or the blockbuster movie “Dirty Dancing”? Good times, my friends, good times.
I’m sure you all remember Buddy Hackett’s routine as if it were yesterday. He started with a comical three-legged chicken story that left Johnny and the audience in stitches. And who could forget the woman from the city who asked the farmer why the cow didn’t have horns, only for the punchline to reveal that it was actually a horse! Classic Buddy Hackett humor.
But it was the duck joke that truly had us all in tears. Picture it: a city guy shoots a duck, which falls into a farmer’s yard. The farmer insists the duck is his because it’s on his property, and the two decide to settle the dispute “country style” with a series of, let’s say, uncomfortable kicks. I won’t spoil the punchline for you, but let’s just say it was well worth the price of admission!
You know, watching Johnny Carson was a nightly ritual for so many of us. It was a time to unwind, laugh, and forget about the worries of the day. And with Buddy Hackett on the show, we knew we were in for a barrel of laughs. As the saying goes, they don’t make them like that anymore.
So go ahead, visit MadlyOdd, and watch Buddy Hackett’s uproarious duck joke on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Share this gem with your friends because we all deserve a good laugh to remind us of the joy and hilarity that was the golden era of late-night television.