Late night 'King' Johnny Carson would have turned 90 today, take a look back at some of his best moments

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Today in History for October 23rd

When many think of the King of Late Night, the first person that comes to mind is none other than Johnny Carson.

Iowa born Johnny Carson first got his start in television as working as a writer for Red Skelton's show, before moving out to New York City to truly start his career. The comedy legend replaced Jack Paar in 1962 as "The Tonight Show" host and would soon create a pop culture masterpiece.

After 30 years of hosting the coveted "Tonight Show," Johnny Carson gave his finale farewell in 1992 to a tune of 50 million viewers on his final show. Ultimately, Johnny Carson passed away in January suffering from a respiratory failure caused by emphysema.

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We've decided to celebrate Carson's birthday by rounding up some of his best and funniest moments from his time on "Tonight Show." Check out our 5 favorite moments from "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson."

1.) When Johnny dressed up as Adam and Betty White dressed up as Eve.



2.) When a potato chip collector thought he ate her prized possession.



3.) When he got so scared he jumped into Ed McMahon's arms.



4.) When he predicts "Sis Boom Baah" and almost ends up in tears.



5.) When Ed Ames teaches him how to throw a tomahawk.



It's essentially impossible to pick the absolute best moments from "The Tonight Show!" Do you agree with our picks? Let us know in the poll below!



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Late night 'King' Johnny Carson would have turned 90 today, take a look back at some of his best moments
Johnny Carson in his first and only talk show appearance since stepping down as host of "The Tonight Show," gets a standing ovation by Letterman and the studio audience when he makes a surprise appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman in May, 13 1994 on the CBS Television Network. This photo is provided by CBS from the Late Show with David Letterman photo archive. Photo: Tony Esparza/CBS ©1994 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
December 1964: Johnny Carson, star of NBC's 'Tonight' show, one of the channel's flagship, colour programmes. (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images)
American talk show host and comedian Johnny Carson (1925 - 2005) and his second wife Joanne Copeland, mid 1960s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
December 1964: Johnny Carson, star of NBC's 'Tonight' show, one of the channel's flagship, colour programmes. (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images)
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