Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Last Guest

Johnny Carson's final Tonight Show was just a bunch of clips and him saying goodbye to Ed, Doc & America. It was the episode before, the last one with guests, that meant something. Robin Williams was one of the guests, but the other, the one the night belonged to, was Bette Midler. She performed a parody of "You Made Me Love You," and later she closed the night with a beautiful rendition of "One For My Baby (and One More For The Road)." She later won an Emmy for Outstanding Performance in a Variety Program for this.

For pianist Marc Shaiman's memories of that night, click here.

1 comment:

Jason Soto said...

Man. I was 12 when that aired. I totally remember that.