Yes, I was a fan of Johnny Carson. Although I could never really watch his shows as they aired so late at night…
But he was a great practical joker. And this is my absolute favorite. Always fun to watch – and listen to – again.
Put aside the joke was played on Joan Rivers. But then again, she is what makes the joke so precious…and this was before she became the Queen of Plastic.
The last few seconds alone are worth the view!
32 thoughts on “Johnny Carson’s Best Practical Joke”
Crying with laughter 😀 The impersonator is really well known in the UK but I’ve never seen this before. Thanks so much!
When I saw it on TV years ago, I couldn’t believe how good she was!
LOL… I’m just seeing these comments! Oct. 6, 2013!
Bogus Thatcher was great! Relentless!! Joan was squirming inside her skin!
Just seeing these comments! Don’t understand why… but did you see the sucker punch at the end??!!
This was fantastic, and the last 30 seconds were priceless! WOW! Thank you for sharing this.
Just seeing these comments! I wonder why! And you’re welcome…
Very Funny. His show was great TV.
Just seeing these comments, Gar… and you could have been one great talk show host yourself!
That was great. A much more intelligent practical joke than you see on the television these days.
Isn’t it?? And definitely not that Miley girl, that’s for sure!
THAT was the best laugh I’ve had all day. 🙂 Thanks for the great share Koji.
Sorry! Just seeing these comments…
Funny stuff!! Also – read your comment on my Guest Post – thank you!!
My pleasure. 😉
Too funny! I was such a fan of Johnny, too, and this clip reminds me of why he was King of late night! 🙂
I didn’t know he was dethroned… 🙂
Reblogged this on Masako and Spam Musubi and commented:
While I am not a supporter of the entertainment industry using their power to call attention to one of their own for whatever reason, I felt this reblog would perhaps bring a smile into your day…
You picked a great one, Koji – a real riot – like only those two could pull off!! 😆 😆
I agree, gpcox. They were a good act together… Too bad they ended up not speaking to each other.
really enjoyed this – 🙂
I’m glad you did. Always made me smile – just like Jack Webb’s “Copper Clapper” with Johnny. 🙂
Wonderful! Thanks for posting this. I’d never before seen this — and I was a Johnny Carson fan.
Thanks for the visit! I’m sure you love his “Copper Clapper Caper” with Johnny as well. Once in a while, it pops up on youtube but its taken down immediately. Fortunately, I have Johnny’s DVD set! 🙂
In light of all the history between Johnny Carson and Joan Rivers, with her recent passing, that they never got back into communication, this was so wonderful to see and hilarious. I wish they could have recaptured their friendship before he died. Thanks for posting this. The ending was so funny.
Thank you for the visit! I have ashamedly been AWOL… 😦 and it is a shame the two never talked again. Now they are both gone.
We’s friends Koji. Not to worry. Visit or not. So pooooolllllleeeeezzzzze change that look to :-). Hookay?
Ha! Ha! Great clip! I’m impressed with all they did to make this practical joke feel totally legitimate. Very fun post, Koji! :)))
Thank you, Jeannie! I hope all is well up “there”… 🙂
THAT was FUNNY!!! 😀
Glad you enjoyed it!