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(Baltimore Sun)   Trump, upset at the late night hosts, says Johnny Carson would not make fun of him. Of course, there's video proving otherwise   (baltimoresun.com) divider line
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2019-03-15 12:55:44 PM  
Ah...for the halcyon days that never actually existed.
 
2019-03-15 12:59:55 PM  
Wow, he nailed it too.
 
2019-03-15 01:00:48 PM  
Thanks, internet!
 
2019-03-15 01:07:11 PM  
Cue Trump tomorrow: "I meant he wouldn't make fun of me as President."
 
2019-03-15 01:08:24 PM  
Yeah, but Johnny had class. He'd never refer to a president as Putin's clock holster.
 
2019-03-15 01:09:20 PM  

Ambivalence: Yeah, but Johnny had class. He'd never refer to a president as Putin's clock holster.


...on air.
 
2019-03-15 01:11:32 PM  
"Don't worry about Gennifer Flowers," Carson said, referring to a woman who said she had a sexual relationship with Bill Clinton in the 1990s. "She got a new job today as a Donald Trump backup mistress."

Holy f*ck this is savage as hell.
 
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2019-03-15 01:12:57 PM  

Ambivalence: Yeah, but Johnny had class. He'd never refer to a president as Putin's clock ho


While he was alive, we never had a president be one.
 
2019-03-15 01:15:20 PM  

Shostie: "Don't worry about Gennifer Flowers," Carson said, referring to a woman who said she had a sexual relationship with Bill Clinton in the 1990s. "She got a new job today as a Donald Trump backup mistress."

Holy f*ck this is savage as hell.


Carson was classy as hell, but his jabs could be fierce, and they always hit exactly where they were meant to land.  I miss him.
 
2019-03-15 01:28:14 PM  
                  
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2019-03-15 01:41:50 PM  
 
2019-03-15 01:44:47 PM  
You are correct, sir!
 
2019-03-15 01:47:12 PM  
I'm pretty sure Carson would have nailed it.


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2019-03-15 01:48:10 PM  
Yea.  Carson was too busy beating his wife and ignoring his kids, but other wise was a GREAT guy.
 
2019-03-15 01:48:30 PM  
Late night TV has made fun of all manner of politicians since TV was invented.  Even Obama got it.

The only difference is that Trump gives them so much great material.
 
2019-03-15 01:49:12 PM  
Of the many bizarre things about the whole Trump phenomenon, the fact that such a whiny tittybaby is held up as some sort of brave manly-man is maybe the most bizarre
 
2019-03-15 01:49:48 PM  
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha​hah!
 
2019-03-15 01:49:58 PM  
So if Stormy Daniels got that co-host spot on Trump Card, the timeline will correct itself? To the Obamatron!  Where's the Obamatron? Harry took it back to 1976 to stare a brunette in a see through bikini? That basterd! He was supposed to take us with him.
 
2019-03-15 01:50:28 PM  
Donald Trump has been a punchline as long as he's been a public figure. There's literally no reason for the jokes to stop when he's the most high profile person in the world.
 
2019-03-15 01:50:52 PM  

SurfaceTension: Cue Trump tomorrow: "I meant he wouldn't make fun of me as President."


I'd think he'd rise from the grave just to prove him wrong.
 
2019-03-15 01:51:24 PM  

stuhayes2010: Yea.  Carson was too busy beating his wife and ignoring his kids, but other wise was a GREAT guy.


....who said that?
 
2019-03-15 01:52:04 PM  

stuhayes2010: Yea.  Carson was too busy beating his wife and ignoring his kids, but other wise was a GREAT guy.


Howard Stern like typing detected.
 
2019-03-15 01:52:13 PM  

Mojongo: [img.fark.net image 505x510]


I contend the rich portion.
 
2019-03-15 01:52:57 PM  
Diogenes:

Ah...for the halcyon days that never actually existed.

Opening line of the Reactionary's Prayer.
 
2019-03-15 01:55:31 PM  

Gyrfalcon: stuhayes2010: Yea.  Carson was too busy beating his wife and ignoring his kids, but other wise was a GREAT guy.

....who said that?


His ex-wives

https://people.com/archive/cover-stor​y​-behind-the-laughter-vol-36-no-6/
 
2019-03-15 01:55:50 PM  
stuhayes2010:

Yea.  Carson was too busy beating his wife and ignoring his kids, but other wise was a GREAT guy.

Does this mean trump* isn't the king of coonts and Firefly has been renewed?

The answer is no, it does not.
 
2019-03-15 01:56:32 PM  

TDWCom29: Of the many bizarre things about the whole Trump phenomenon, the fact that such a whiny tittybaby is held up as some sort of brave manly-man is maybe the most bizarre


Well, that's the Right in a nutshell.  They decry "political correctness" but demand that the entire culture be made into a safe space where they won't be told that their God Leader is an idiot.

They're such snowflakes and cucks.
 
2019-03-15 01:57:02 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: I'm pretty sure Carson would have nailed it.

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One of the funniest farking things ever.  His one liner after that happened is an all-time great.

For anyone that lives under a rock and hasn't seen it:

Ed Ames Teaches Johnny Carson to Throw a Tomahawk
Youtube 0L5QC9ZJkM8
 
2019-03-15 01:57:14 PM  
If youre a thin-skinned crybaby... maybe POTUS isnt the right job for you.

Try the supreme court.
 
2019-03-15 01:57:44 PM  

Psychopusher: Shostie: "Don't worry about Gennifer Flowers," Carson said, referring to a woman who said she had a sexual relationship with Bill Clinton in the 1990s. "She got a new job today as a Donald Trump backup mistress."

Holy f*ck this is savage as hell.

Carson was classy as hell, but his jabs could be fierce, and they always hit exactly where they were meant to land.  I miss him.


He was an absolute legend.
 
2019-03-15 01:58:22 PM  

TDWCom29: Gyrfalcon: stuhayes2010: Yea.  Carson was too busy beating his wife and ignoring his kids, but other wise was a GREAT guy.

....who said that?

His ex-wives

https://people.com/archive/cover-story​-behind-the-laughter-vol-36-no-6/


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2019-03-15 02:01:29 PM  
Nothing Carson made fun of him about would be taken as an insult by Trump.
 
2019-03-15 02:03:29 PM  
He should be so lucky... During Carson's stint, Tommy Smothers was on the loose.   Those were the days of Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Pat Paulson, etc.
 
2019-03-15 02:04:56 PM  

stuhayes2010: Yea.  Carson was too busy beating his wife and ignoring his kids, but other wise was a GREAT guy.


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2019-03-15 02:05:46 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: So if Stormy Daniels got that co-host spot on Trump Card, the timeline will correct itself? To the Obamatron!  Where's the Obamatron? Harry took it back to 1976 to stare a brunette in a see through bikini? That basterd! He was supposed to take us with him.


I read that in Hunter S Thompson's voice.
 
2019-03-15 02:06:47 PM  

Shostie: "Don't worry about Gennifer Flowers," Carson said, referring to a woman who said she had a sexual relationship with Bill Clinton in the 1990s. "She got a new job today as a Donald Trump backup mistress."

Holy f*ck this is savage as hell.


The current late night hosts were disciples of Letterman, who in turn was a disciple of Carson. They didn't learn this shiat out of nowhere.
 
2019-03-15 02:09:16 PM  
I honestly never heard of this asshole until "You're Fired."

I had no idea he got name-dropped so much.
 
2019-03-15 02:09:43 PM  

durbnpoisn: Late night TV has made fun of all manner of politicians since TV was invented.  Even Obama got it.

The only difference is that Trump gives them so much great material.


And cries about it constantly
 
2019-03-15 02:10:37 PM  
Carson used to send Letterman jokes that Dave would use in his monologue, so it's possible there are other Carson-penned Trump jokes out there somewhere.
 
2019-03-15 02:11:04 PM  

stuhayes2010: Yea.  Carson was too busy beating his wife and ignoring his kids, but other wise was a GREAT guy.


I'm not sure what your point is here. Trump brought him up, not us. This discussion is about Trump being stupid and a liar, not about Johnny Carson's moral fabric.
 
2019-03-15 02:13:18 PM  

bainsguy: Donald Trump has been a punchline as long as he's been a public figure. There's literally no reason for the jokes to stop when he's the most high profile person in the world.


Dead Like Me Predicts the rise of Trump in 2004
Youtube ON9_5QEwPFs
 
2019-03-15 02:13:54 PM  

NateAsbestos: Psychopusher: Shostie: "Don't worry about Gennifer Flowers," Carson said, referring to a woman who said she had a sexual relationship with Bill Clinton in the 1990s. "She got a new job today as a Donald Trump backup mistress."

Holy f*ck this is savage as hell.

Carson was classy as hell, but his jabs could be fierce, and they always hit exactly where they were meant to land.  I miss him.

He was an absolute legend.


My parents loved Carson. They would never watch the 90s late night guys though.

A teacher in my junior high years (History class) would occasionally show the class history-related Letterman bits, typically top-10 stuff.
In that same era, I used to catch Conan before falling asleep.
Nowadays, I enjoy skimming YouTube for the late night shows and their bits with animals, as those have always been the more reliably spontaneous-reaction-filled things on air where nothing terrible happens either.

I'm disappointed that Colbert never does any animal segments. I haven't spotted any recent Conan ones either.

Oh well; thank goodness for YouTube.
 
2019-03-15 02:14:50 PM  

whidbey: I honestly never heard of this asshole until "You're Fired."

I had no idea he got name-dropped so much.


The first time I heard of him outside of his own self promotion was in Tom Robbins' "Skinny Legs and All", which was published in 1990. At least I think it was Trump.
 
2019-03-15 02:20:46 PM  

VOCSL5: NateAsbestos: Psychopusher: Shostie: "Don't worry about Gennifer Flowers," Carson said, referring to a woman who said she had a sexual relationship with Bill Clinton in the 1990s. "She got a new job today as a Donald Trump backup mistress."

Holy f*ck this is savage as hell.

Carson was classy as hell, but his jabs could be fierce, and they always hit exactly where they were meant to land.  I miss him.

He was an absolute legend.

My parents loved Carson. They would never watch the 90s late night guys though.

A teacher in my junior high years (History class) would occasionally show the class history-related Letterman bits, typically top-10 stuff.
In that same era, I used to catch Conan before falling asleep.
Nowadays, I enjoy skimming YouTube for the late night shows and their bits with animals, as those have always been the more reliably spontaneous-reaction-filled things on air where nothing terrible happens either.

I'm disappointed that Colbert never does any animal segments. I haven't spotted any recent Conan ones either.

Oh well; thank goodness for YouTube.


And now I've just found how I'm going to waste the rest of my day.
 
2019-03-15 02:23:39 PM  

durbnpoisn: Late night TV has made fun of all manner of politicians since TV was invented.  Even Obama got it.

The only difference is that Trump gives them so much great material.


One difference is all other people had some sort of good qualities.
 
2019-03-15 02:29:11 PM  

whidbey: I honestly never heard of this asshole until "You're Fired."

I had no idea he got name-dropped so much.


How old are you?

I'm 45. And in the 80s, Trump was already a "celebrity". And he was already known as a narcissistic, lying sack-of-shiat. He's been a punchline for 35 years, at least. Longer, in New York.
 
2019-03-15 02:29:57 PM  

TDWCom29: Gyrfalcon: stuhayes2010: Yea.  Carson was too busy beating his wife and ignoring his kids, but other wise was a GREAT guy.

....who said that?

His ex-wives

https://people.com/archive/cover-story​-behind-the-laughter-vol-36-no-6/


That explains why Trump admires him so much, I guess.
 
2019-03-15 02:33:51 PM  

whidbey: I honestly never heard of this asshole until "You're Fired."

I had no idea he got name-dropped so much.


A catchphrase he stole from Vince McMahon
 
2019-03-15 02:34:06 PM  

Trainspotr: whidbey: I honestly never heard of this asshole until "You're Fired."

I had no idea he got name-dropped so much.

The first time I heard of him outside of his own self promotion was in Tom Robbins' "Skinny Legs and All", which was published in 1990. At least I think it was Trump.


Spy Magazine covered Trump back then. We'll always owe them a debt for "Short Fingered Vulgarian Donald Trump".
 
2019-03-15 02:35:46 PM  

durbnpoisn: Late night TV has made fun of all manner of politicians since TV was invented.  Even Obama got it.

The only difference is that Trump gives them so much great material.


Trump and R's think that late night TV are a bunch of namby pamby liberals that were "too scared" to make fun of Obama because they didn't want to be viewed as racists or something like that.

Here's the thing: they made plenty of jokes about Obama. They 1) didn't resort to stale racist tropes about him, and 2) R's gave them plenty of material that Obama didn't. Most conservative jokes about Obama basically were "hurr durr Obama bucks, fried chicken/watermelon!" "Moochelle said I can't eat burgers!" "He's from Kenya, lol!" I'm sure that Jon Stewart could make a cutting joke about Obama on TDS and probably has without having to resort to canned stereotypes.
 
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