Following on from yesterday’s peek behind Johnny’s curtain, here’s a look at the Late Show, which aired during the final episode on 20th May 2015.
Nice to see Dave taking a run through the theatre, and also grating the soles of his shoes before going on stage. If you want to know more about that clip with Michael Keaton and Mary Tyler Moore, then this is just the thing for you.
Here’s a delightful little reminiscipackage made towards the end of Johnny’s run on The Tonight Show in 1992.
It appears to have been filmed over two days, rather than the one intimated at in the clip, because the early production meeting talks about Steven Wright, while the show features Stevie Wonder. Wright’s appearance was on 8th April, and Wonder’s was on the 9th.
Every now and then we do a themed episode of setisoppO, the podcast where we work out the opposite of things that don’t have a natural opposite. Inevitably, that means this week’s episode is all about Lurve, and Valentine’s and all that gooey stuff.
I think it’s fair to say seeing this episode of Just For Laughs at the time in 1993 was when I really became aware of Vic and Bob. If that’s not true, it’s certainly true that this was the first time I saw the Lucky Carpet stuff.
It feels like this was a ten minute set, some of which has been badly excised for the five minute TV slot. And seeing the two of them on that stage in Montreal seems a bit … incongruous these days. Like seeing them in a huge car advertising campaign.