When Johnny said Goodbye
On May 22, 1992, after a reign lasting nearly 30 years, Johnny Carson hosted NBC's "Tonight Show" for the last time. Johnny's final appearance as host in 1992 attracted an estimated 50 million viewers and has never been matched. After his retirement, Television was never the same. As Johnny said so eloquently on this evening 23 years ago… "If I could magically, somehow.. make it run backwards, I'd like to do the whole thing all over again. It has been.. just a hell of a lot of fun."
The last 2 shows are featured on the Ultimate Collection, it's a good day to revisit them.
Here's Bette's farewell song from the night before, we miss you Johnny, you are truly one of a kind!