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NBC News is reporting that Ed McMahon, the longtime sidekick to Johnny Carson on the old “Tonight Show,” died early this morning at age 86 after a long illness.

Not only was McMahon a stalwart presence at Carson’s side for 30 years on “Tonight,” and before that on the game show, ‘Who Do You Trust?”, but he also was the consummate salesman – doing countless live commercials for a wide variety of products.
KC's View:
Carson died in 2005, and somewhere, I’m guessing, he’s welcoming McMahon…glad that he’ll be there to laugh even at the jokes that don't work.