Published on January 15th, 2010 | by Sharilyn Johnson0
Film Vault Friday: Simpler days of late night
Deep breath, fellow late night tv fans. As much as we’ve all been enjoying the sniping this week, it’s time for a bit of a pallate cleanser.
For those under 30, this may come as a shock, but once upon a time the world of late night television was a little more subdued. No politics, no backstabbing, no blame game, no hiding in closets during executive meetings (I know, I know — it doesn’t seem like much fun).
Here’s a glimpse into those days, courtesy of the incredible Youtube collection from user AllJohnnyAndDave. Two Tonight Show hosts – Johnny Carson and Jack Paar – reminiscing about the classier days of late night tv, during the classier days of late night tv. This is what bridges left intact look like.
Edit: I’d be doing you all a disservice if I didn’t point you towards this worthy honorable mention: Howard Stern predicted this mess, three years ago. Wow.