Jun 23, 2009

The War on Late Night

Conan Says 'Bye-O' to McMahon

Conan O'Brien will pay tribute to the late Ed McMahon on this evening's edition of "The Tonight Show" by airing a montage of some of McMahon's most memorable moments from the NBC broadcast.

Here's how O'Brien introduces tonight's package:

Before we go any further tonight, we are going to change gears here because there is something very important I do need to talk about. As you’ve probably all heard Ed McMahon passed away last night, and this is obviously a very sad day. It is impossible I think for anyone to imagine "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" without Ed McMahon. Ed’s laugh was really the soundtrack to that show. For 30 years Ed played his part perfectly, he played it with effortless joy, and sitting alongside Johnny, Ed was an indelible part of what I think is the most iconic two-shot in broadcasting history. There will never be anything like that again.

Now everybody here at "The Tonight Show" mourns the loss of this warm, and really truly funny man. Our thoughts go out to his family and to his fans everywhere. 

  • Posted June 23 at 6:03 PM

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