Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Carson, Martin, and Hackett

There's very little spontanaeity on late-night television this days. The guests know what they're supposed to say, the hosts know what to expect, and everything's been rehearsed, planned, and pre-arranged. Compare that to a few minutes of Johnny Carson's 11th anniversary show, where Dean Martin and Buddy Hackett just go ahead and do whatever they want, and Carson plays straight man to both of them...