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Ed McMahon joins Johnny :(

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  1. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    RIP Ed


    Johnny Carson's sidekick Ed McMahon dies at 86

    By Lynn Elber, Associated Press
    Originally published 08:17 a.m., June 23, 2009
    Updated 08:17 a.m., June 23, 2009

    LOS ANGELES — Ed McMahon, the loyal “Tonight Show” sidekick who bolstered boss Johnny Carson with guffaws and a resounding “H-e-e-e-e-e-ere’s Johnny!” for 30 years, has died at a Los Angeles hospital. He was 86.


    Publicist Howard Bragman says McMahon died early today at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center surrounded by his family.

    Bragman didn’t give a cause of death, saying only that McMahon had a “multitude of health problems the last few months.”

    McMahon had bone cancer, among other illnesses, according to a person close to the entertainer, and had been hospitalized for several weeks. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information.
  2. Chief

    Chief "Friggin Joke Monkey"

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    He was the perfect sidekick. Loyal, dependable and laughed at all of Johnny's jokes. What a great laugh.

    RIP, Ed.
  3. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    Well, he no longer has to worry about creditors and ex-wives bleeding him dry. Bye, Ed.
  4. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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    I wish Ed the best in the after-life and remind him he's now One Step Closer To Winning The Ultimate Dream Prize!

    Say hi to Johnny for us!

    [IMG]
  5. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Zone Supporter

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    No one has ever introduced a show host onto a stage like Ed McMahon. His buildup for Carson before the monologue was legendary. Rest in peace, McMahon.
    The leak was probably a hospital employee. His or her identity should be kept secret or there could be reprecussions. Federal law stipulates that releasing that information would result in civil and/or criminal penalties for the individual and/or hospital, with fines ranging up to $25,000 - $50,000 or as high as $250,000 and serving one to five years in prison. Federal prison.
  6. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I loved the Johnny Carson Show/The Tonight Show.

    As a kid, I didn't appriciate it enough. Now I see what passes for entertainment and I realize that we were all privilaged to be able to watch it.

    RIP Ed McMahon.
  7. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I wonder of Johnny said... "H-e-e-e-e-e-ere’s Ed!" As he walked through the gates of Heaven. ..or Hell ;)
  8. Chief

    Chief "Friggin Joke Monkey"

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    Couldn't agree more.
  9. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Yeah, like Michael Irvin's 4th and Long.
  10. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Not many people realize he was a decorated fighter pilot in WWII and retired a Marine Colonel...

    He was also commissioned as a Brigadier General in the California Air National Guard...

    RIP Ed... and thanks for your service...
  11. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Well they are together again headlining God's Show.
  12. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    very true..
  13. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    Oh man, I had not heard this. Goodnight Ed and thank you.
  14. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    RIP Ed.
    Spoken for truth.
  15. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    "Comedy" of today is filthy and mean spirited and all too often vicious.
    Or just plain stupid. I hardly watch any modern "comedians" anymore.
  16. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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