Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Is this microphone dead, or am I?
Host Jack Paar did his last Tonight show on this day in 1962. Paar had walked off the show (literally in the middle of it) several times, but this was his real swan song.
Paar once suggested a couple of epitaphs to his pal and fellow talk-show host Merv Griffin:
"You had your chance, now he's gone" was one. The other was:
"Keep the line moving."
Griffin, incidentally, came up with one for himself:
"Now, I will not be back in a minute."