Johnny Carson hosted “The Tonight Show” for around 30 years. It was almost 4 times longer than his forerunners, Steve Allen and Jack Paar. They were great hosts, but it was Johnny who reshaped the entire show. One of Carson’s hilarious conversations with his co-host, Ed McMahon, had recently garnered many online fans. Their funny interaction had the live audience and the viewers on TV rolling on the floor laughing. People enjoyed viewing his show because he was a complete entertainer.
Carson could make anybody seem attractive. Although the other two hosts had the same capability, it was Johnny with his unique knack for finding a great way of interviewing people. Moreover, he did it so that it made them comfortable. As a result, it helped him get a response from them. He was indeed the King of Late Night.
In this particular snippet, Carson read letters from people around the country. It had all sorts of funny and strange stories. For example, the first letter had a classified ad in a newspaper sent by a show’s viewer. The ad read, “Male, 28, will mow yards in return for sexual favors.” Carson was stunned at what he read and told Ed, “Are we living in a strange world.”
The second letter on the list had several facts that Carson was unaware of. So he decided to ask Ed questions about the letter’s contents. One of the interesting facts which he mentioned was, “Would the camel last longer without water or a rat.” To the host’s shock, Ed answered the question correctly. However, when Ed responded to his first question precisely, Carson’s funny face left the viewers in splits.
Johnny confronted Ed and asked him why he chose a rat. However, he answered his question and stated, “You only went for the rat because you would think a cannibal would go longer without water.” Ed responded, “I only went for the rat because I wanted to see that look again on your face.”
Carson’s reaction was similar to the other questions, “Where is a hippopotamus born” and “Would a sheep not drink from running water.” He reacted similarly even when he spoke about a fact, “Washington monument sinking.” He was surprised by these strange facts and made a face that said, “I just can’t believe people knew about these things.”
However, the mind-blowing letters he found were sent by 6th graders. Those letters had several inventions by the young minds. The 12-year-old kids had their creations penned down in the letter. Some innovations mentioned were an automatic hair-cutter, automatic teacher beater, money-scented perfume, killer bombs, and eyeglass wipers. However, the invention that made Carson burst out laughing was a letter from a little girl who invented an alarm clock that shot water at people.