23 June 2009

Ed McMahon, 1923-2009 – The Ultimate Wingman Has Left Us

2103.Ed McMahon has passed away in Los Angeles today, aged 86.

I'm a big fan of Conan and Leno, but Carson's crew did it better than anyone yet. There was a certain ambiance to the insomniac hours, steeped as Carson was in the TV culture and the popular entertainers of the day.

The modern late-night shows are damned good, but there was just a certain thing about the Johnny Carson era.

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