The Best Animal Moments From Late Night TV
In honor of Conan O’Brien’s take-over of the Tonight Show, I thought I’d go back and take a look at one of the staples of Late Night Television: Animals. From Jim Fowler to Joan Embry to Jack Hannah, the vast array of zoo animals never ceases to surprise and often scare shitless the hapless hosts. These clips include many Carson bits, David Letterman, and even Jack Paar, and each features -in one form or another- ‘animals’ doing what they do best. Despite the Hollywood elite making their regular pilgrimages to these shows, no other ‘guest’ elicits more a rage of audience and panel responses like misbehaving critters.
A Montage Of Wildlife From The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson
Great clips in all, but the finest has to be Johnny’s and Jack’s reaction to the flying Goliath Beetle.
More Antagonizing Animals With The Master: Johnny
Watch for the smart-assed myna bird.
Part One Of Three From Mr. Late Night: Dave Letterman
The guy with the Gator is almost as funny as he is completely oblivious.
And Part Two
The armadillo ‘love scene’ is like a train wreck: you just can’t turn away.
I’ve never seen Dave move so fast.
The Second Host Of The Tonight Show, Jack Paar, With His ‘Animal’
Technically it’s not from nature, but doesn’t it remind you of something infinitely more famous?
Two Classics From Conan: 1) www.hornymanatee.com
Oh yes. It’s very, very real.
And, Of Course, 2) The Masturbating Bear
Place your bets to this classic ursine’s appearance on the Tonight Show real soon.
Even Craig Ferguson Has His Animals
Awesome. Just… awesome.
And What Late Night Animal List Would Be Complete Without Brian Fellows…
But, since SNL is so stingy with offering up videos to embed, HERE’S your link.