Hey there, fellow Carson aficionado! Isn’t it fantastic to take a trip down memory lane and revisit those good ol’ days of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson? Grab a cup of coffee, and let’s have a chat about that hilarious episode featuring the laughing bird from way back in 1976.
1976 was quite the year, wasn’t it? Gerald Ford was the president, and we were all dancing to tunes like “Dancing Queen” by ABBA and “Play That Funky Music” by Wild Cherry. Meanwhile, TV shows like “Charlie’s Angels” and “The Bionic Woman” were our go-to primetime entertainment. The average cost of a new home was a mere $43,400, and we could buy a new car for around $4,100. Oh, and don’t even get me started on those movie tickets that only set us back $2.13! But enough reminiscing – let’s dive into that unforgettable Tonight Show episode.
Do you remember when Johnny introduced us to Howard, the talking and laughing bird? Ah, those were the days! The audience was in stitches as the little bird chatted away, mimicking Johnny’s voice and cracking up at his own jokes. Can’t you just picture Johnny’s classic poker face as he tried to carry on a conversation with this feathery comedian?
We all know Johnny was a master at engaging with his guests, no matter how unusual they might be. Seeing him interact with animals was always a treat, and Howard, the bird, was no exception. Remember how Johnny coaxed Howard into making a “cat” impression? That was pure gold!
In this episode, Johnny even learned that most talking birds learn their words in their first year. I remember thinking, “Well, that’s a fascinating little tidbit!” And when Howard got a grape as a reward for his antics? Priceless!
Now, my friend, you’ve got to see this video again. Head over to MadlyOdd and watch the Funny Laughing Bird on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show from 1976. Share it with your pals because we all deserve to relive those cherished memories that bring a smile to our faces. Let’s keep the laughter going!