Quotes and Jokes by Johnny Carson

John William Carson was an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer. He is best known as the host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Carson received six Emmy Awards, the Television Academy's 1980 Governor's Award, and a 1985 Peabody Award.

Top 15 Quotes (out of 92)

#1

The worst gift is a fruitcake. There is only one fruitcake in the entire world, and people keep sending it to each other.

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#2

He couldn't ad-lib a fart after a baked-bean dinner.

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#3

It was so cold, the politicians had their hands in their own pockets.

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#4

Some sad news from Australia... the inventor of the boomerang grenade died today.

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#5

Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often.

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#6

Last night, it was so cold, the flashers in New York were only describing themselves.

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#7

It was so hot today that Burger King was singing, "if you want it your way, cook it yourself."

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#8

Did you know Richard Nixon is the only president whose formal portrait was painted by a police sketch artist?

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#9

It was so hot today I saw a robin dipping his worm in Nestea.

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#10

Egyptian President Sadat had a belly dancer entertain President Nixon at a state dinner. Mr. Nixon was really impressed. He hadn't seen contortions like that since Rose Mary Woods.

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#11

I now believe in reincarnation. Tonight's monologue is going to come back as a dog.

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#12

The only thing money gives you is the freedom of not worrying about money.

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#13

People will pay more to be entertained than educated.

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#14

I see a lot of new faces. Especially on the old faces.

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#15

May your only son become a goalie on a nudist hockey team.

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