Monday, January 24, 2005
I was listening to a local station in the car this morning and they were interviewing several people who worked with Johnny Carson in his early days in tv, here in Omaha. 1947 to 1952. One, Mal Hanson, who ran a half hour farm show, had Johnny for a staff announcer. Johnny introduced Mal one morning, waited about 1 minute into the show, and then proceeded to walk between the camera and Mal, and on over to the 'kitchen' set they had for a Lady by the name of Martha Bolsen. He started pulling out pots and pans, and banged them around and then began swearing. He then calmly walked back to his announcers booth (past a completely broken up Mal Hanson) and casually mentioned that he had set the clocks ahead 10 minutes.