I was just thinking about how I miss Johnny Carson. Maybe it's a sign of my old age, but nothing really compares.
Letterman used to be funny. Leno never was. I think I just don't get Conan O'Brian. The only one who ever really comes close to Carson is Jon Stewart. I don't think many people would compare the two, but they had a similar style. Carson was always subversive without being mean. You could never really guess his politics because he poked fun at everyone equally. The only bad thing about the show was the horrible jazz fusion music that Doc played.
There were too many times when I learned about something happening in the news from Carson's monologue.
"Got no job? We don't care. Got a bad credit rating? We don't care. Got a prison record? We don't care. Don't expect to pay us? THAT'S when we care!"