Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Comic Genius of Bob Newhart and Johnny Carson

Bob Newhart appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson 87 times, often a guest and sometimes as a fill-in host.

The two comedians became fast friends in the early days and stayed close through their careers. They even ended up being neighbors. Rumor has it that they would often end their evenings with jazz sessions at Bob's house.

In an interview we edited for the Archive of American Television, Bob talks about meeting Johnny, working with him, and getting even.

Related Pop Culture Passionistas stories:
Bob Newhart on Moo Goo Gai Pan
TV's Most Modern Couple: Bob and Emily Hartley
Bob Newhart Talks About Finding the Perfect Cast
Bob Newhart on “Hi, Bob”
Bob Newhart Talks about the Newhart Season Finale
Bob Newhart Is Still Funny After all These Years

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