Many nights as a kid I lay awake in bed, listening to my parents laugh at Johnny Carson. Later, I used to watch him myself. Once upon a time, when I was young and had stars in my eyes, I wanted to be a television star. Johnny Carson was my idol. At one point in time, I had an 8×10 photo of him, framed, in my bedroom.
When Thor and I got married, we chose which song we wished to be introduced to at the reception. I picked the Tonight Show Theme.
So many worthless stars retire, and come back even more annoying. Johnny Carson was the one who I wished would come out of retirement.
Every day, more of the old greats — the true entertainers die. And there is nobody who can BEGIN to fill their shoes.