Slim Whitman, known for selling millions of albums and popularizing country music worldwide, died on Wednesday in Florida.
Slim's falsetto yodeling skills entertained countless fans for six decades, including Johnny Carson who was well known for taking cracks at his good friend Slim every once in awhile!
Oddly enough, the next-in-line Tonight Show host, Jimmy Fallon, tried out his yodeling abilities earlier this week as well. We think he and Brad Pitt did Slim proud!
Rest in peace, Slim Whitman.
We know you're yodeling in a better place now.
Check out a classic Tonight Show clip of Carson's impression of Slim Whitman yodeling …AFTER THE JUMP!!!
Tags: country music, impression, jimmy fallon, johnny carson, music minute, r.i.p., tonight show
They grow up so fast (sniff, sniff).
David Letterman has signed a new contract with CBS that will move him past Johnny Carson as the longest-running-late-night-TV-show-host in history!
Craig Ferguson aka Fergie had his contract extended, as well.
Nina Tassler, the president of CBS, had this to say about this historic announcement:
Tags: 2014, cbs, congratulations, contract, craig ferguson, david letterman, extension, johnny carson, late night, television, tonight show
Although he passed away in 2005, Johnny Carson's charitable foundation is still giving!
$156 million was transferred from the comedian's estate to the John W. Carson Foundation, which gives the foundation a larger bank account than most charities.
Johnny never did much to publicize his good deeds when he was alive, but he gave sizable donations to environmental groups, AIDS charities, schools, children’s aid organizations, and not-for-profits in his home state of Nebraska.
Just last year, the foundation donated $4 million to the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, $100,000 for the Los Angeles Free Clinic and $125,000 for a Planned Parenthood high school sex education initiative.
Tags: donation, john w carson foundation, johnny carson