Ed McMahon Dies At 86

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There is a second transition in the history of The Tonight Show this month, following Conan O’Brian taking over from Jay Leno as host. Ed McMahon, sidekick to Johnny Carson for thirty years, died this morning. The cause of death was not reported but McMahon reportedly had multiple health problems the last few months

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    Christoher Skyi says:

    The circle has closed on one of the great legendary comedy teams in American show biz history.  He and Johnny didn’t just have rapport — they had masterful comedy rhythm and timing, some of the best that’s ever been in a comic team:
    Carson Show- Ed McMahon
    The only reason that they haven’t been inducted in the “Comedy Hall of Fame” is — there isn’t one.

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    Jesmi says:

    This show was before my time but I did get a chance to watch it when it was on MEtv (bring it back!). I can say that this is by far one of the funniest shows I have ever seen.

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