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Our Favorite Johnny Carson Moments

To celebrate what would have been Johnny Carson's 85th birthday, let's look back at some of the late-night king's greatest moments. From his outrageous characters to his winning banter with sidekick Ed McMahon to even a few emotional moments, heeeeeere's our favorites!

The Tomahawk Toss

On April 25, 1965, actor Ed Ames stopped by The Tonight Show to promote the TV show Daniel Boone, on which Ames played a Native American named Mingo. Carson asked Ames to demonstrate his tomahawk-throwing skills, and Ames' first toss landed squarely on the silhouette target's crotch. The instant classic moment was marked by uproarious laughter, which only worsened when Carson quipped, "I didn't even know you were Jewish!" ...read more

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Year Title Description
2014 The Best of 50s Pop TV Show Series, Performer
2011 Pioneers of Television: Westerns
Season 2, Episode 2
Episode, Remarks by
1974 McCloud: The Colorado Cattle Caper
Season 4, Episode 4
Episode, Actor - Abel Hollister
1964 Daniel Boone TV Show Series, Actor - Mingo
1962 The Rifleman: Quiet Night, Deadly Night
Season 5, Episode 4
Episode, Actor - Coyle

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