Very entertaining last night. Whether you like him or not, he really shows you how boring a typical late night show guest is. They are all so safe and vanilla all the time.
Have you ever seen a guest take all 3 segments? Typically, the big name gets 2 segments but, I have never seen 3 that I can remember. Then again, I dont watch all that often.
Way back when I was just a wee-little SRK . . on the occasions when I would sleep-over at the grandparents, they would allow me to stay up late to watch the Johnny Carson show with them . . . it was fascinating how Bob Hope would sometimes show up unannounced, deliver a few tired-out punch-lines (with the set-up spoon-fed by Carson), maybe give a tiger growl sound effect . . . and then not even stay for a segment (Howard has talked about this at some length).
It was like, OMG, OMG Bob Hope, Bob Hope is here (and the audience would be whooping it up like mad) . . oh Bob, we know you are soooo busy, we'll let you get right back to work . . . it was as if the Pope showed up . . and then after granting a brief audience, Bob would scurry off stage as if he really had some other place to be. That was a big-big deal for the grandparents; really made their late-night if Bob Hope or Dean Martin showed up.
Latenite programming has been a staple of broadcast TV for a long-long time . . . and the format really hasn't changed that much . . . I would bet Don Rickles or Sammy Davis Jr once did 3 segments on Carson - lol.
Last edited by Sirius Roadkill; 02-04-2011 at 09:10 PM.