Johnny Carson: Copper Clappers

I’m a big fan of Conan O’Brien’s shows, but let’s be real folks, Johnny Carson was the greatest late night host of all time. Carson could have fun with an interview, ad lib like crazy and just come up with some great comedic bits. Take for instance, the mad tongue twister bit he did with Dragnet star Jack Webb in 1968. As the story of stolen “copper clappers” goes on and the tongue twister gets sillier, Carson and Webb stay perfectly calm without letting on how absurd the sketch is getting. I’m doubt that even Colbert could keep a straight face doing this bit.

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