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Heeeeere's the Video
I knew that the Pasadena Star would be printing my story that morning, so I picked up a copy at the newsstand. Like the Rapid City Journal, I was on the front page! I referred to this article on air, quoting the statistic that 80% of persons with similar talents are mentally deficient. Click here to see the entire article.
|Written on back:|
"Me and my dressing room for The Tonight Show
(mine was right next to Dolly Parton's)
|Written on back:|
"Chad, Jen, and Erik in my dressing room
before I went on Carson. 11-22-89."
You can see that I wasn't the only crazy long-hair in 1989!
|Written on back: "Makeup before shooting The Tonight Show episode I was on. |
Doc Severenson (sic) is in the seat next to me. 11-22-89."
|I kept the dressing room door nametag and my|
backstage pass sticker (both in photos above) as souvenirs.
Heeeeere's The VideoMy parents did a good job of recording and splicing these segments from the show, which include introductions by Ed McMahon and Johnny Carson. Last year, I annotated the clip with text comments and posted it to my YouTube channel. It's pretty self-explanatory now, and it's best if you watch the entire clip (8 minutes).
|Carson's note card for the Gettysburg address.|
That EveningAccording to a letter that I wrote to my family two days later, "Right after the show was filmed, I went out to eat with the three friends I had taken. By some bizarre coincidence, there was also a group of four there who had been in the audience, and they were kind of surprised to see me there ('Hey, aren't you that guy?')" This must have occurred in Pasadena after the limousine took us back, so it really was remarkable to run into studio guests ten miles away and a few hours later.
|That evening's TV listing in Phoenix's Arizona Republic. I suppose my grandparents sent this to me.|
John Larroquette was not on as scheduled, but was replaced by a comedienne.