Johnny Carson Eats a Prized Potato Chip on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show

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Max Power : Johnny sneaking in a chip was priceless!

npviking : i wonder what she sees when she looks at pringles :|

Quentin Kaasa : I just discovered this from a WhatCulture Simpsons video. This moment will be 30 years old this October.

jedijones : I saw it "live" on the air at the time and everyone knew they had just seen a classic moment. The joke hasn't aged a bit! One of the few times Carson did a "mean" Letterman-esque trick to a guest.

Todd Davis : One of my favorites... It's things like this that made Johnny the greatest of all time...

CrazyWedz : Very shrewdly done by Carson on purpose. Perfect timing.

kalloused : Carson is like "Did we seriously have nobody else available for the show??"

Ellen Jefferies : Myrtle Young lived the American dream and worked at Seyfert's Potato Chip factory in Ft. Wayne, In.  Rest in Peace, Myrtle, and Thanks for the Memories.

Sue Pete : I've watched this so many times and it never gets old!

Anthony Longobardo : what a great bit so perfectly timed hahahaha

Scarlet B. : Great stuff; NOTHING and NO ONE today compares...

Ben Vincent : Now a days they sort out and throw away irregular and burnt chips. Taking all the fun about of snack food. One of the best things about the Tonight Show was when Johnny would have regular people on.

MrRonny411 : what a sweet lady

Frank Monteleone : One of the best all time gags in TV history.

Tom Williams Productions : lazer times talking simpsons brought me here

Gale Compton : this is one of my favorites

Daniel Montespierre : Saw this live in Burbank. He did it so smoothly, and we're distracted by Ed, everybody thought he had eaten her chip. When we saw he was kidding everybody relaxed and began laughing. Haven't seen this in 30 years. Still incredibly hilarious.

bmo : Carson often had oddball guests like this just to troll them. I think he got it from Letterman.

Tuskor : You must have literally nothing going on in your life to collect CHIPS.

Buzzramjet : I remember watching that episode when it happened and laughed out loud. Johnny was and is still the best.

WA5CVI : What a comedic genius...

Debaera Bisceglia : Sooooooooooooooooooo funny. I watch it every day for laughter and good energy. God bless Johnny and this precious lady.

Jay Leslie : Now that's funny

Derek Messimer : 0:59 Genius. Pure genius.

ecsrvjh : legend...

faithdaily1959 : I remember this. Carson knew what he was doing. It was set up that way. Funny still.

Dorothy Whalen : If you can locate the taping of the show where Johnny and guests all inhaled helium, to hear how their voices would change, it would be the laugh of the year! Was so very funny, and all such good sports. I know that Engelbert Humperdinck was one of the guests, if that helps any in your search! They all are classics, as Johnny, with his dry humor was the best MC. I remember him from his show Who Do You Trust? which was also the funniest!

Woody615 : Myrtle Young, The Potato Chip Lady: April 1, 1924 – August 9, 2014

AllPureSkill : HAHAHAHA that was hilarious. Way before my time

Matvall : Oh man... He was good.

Sarahnessoyeah : Who else came from ifunny?

doug avila : I wonder whatever happened to her chip collection. Another priceless Carson funny moment.

peterpiper0002 : haha what a legend :)

Fin Kaiser : Man slow week

Heather Saragusa : Anyone else watching in 2016?

Timothy Garrett : What a great, classic comedy moment for something that was unintentional!

Gobbersmack : What if she had a heart attack?

Ritrez Sleezy : Ifunny got me here

Deborah Compton : I watched it as a kid in Indiana.  It's still funny.

Vissova : What an adorable lady! She's so passionate about those chips. 

valerie ehrlich : I watched the full episode last night on You tube.....Feb 7, 2019 and on this episode Charles Nelson Reilly is talking about his boat....and how he refurnished it....the story is fantastic and this woman is also fantastic...Johnny was absolutely "SHOCKED" he just did not know what to say except for to show the audience and her that he was not snacking on her collection but that they put a bowl of chips behind his desk.......WILD!

kduffy106 : Came here after seeing the comedian, Brian Regan, get choked up describing how much he admired Carson for treating this lady with respect and not tearing her apart for the sake of a laugh. I love clean, kind comedy!

Wicked Boody : Love Johnny. No one compares.

KittyPouncer : Think how much money she could make today by selling them on eBay! (Or has that fad now faded out?)

Derik De Baun : To be in the audience for that taping.....PRIVELAGED!

CanadaMMA : For his next trick, Johnny will lift this 1987 Buick Skylark over his head

David driver63 : There was a VERY rare quality about Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon that will never ever be replaced . Missed so much

Robert : Johnny Carson (b.1925) is dead, and Jimmy Carter (b.1924) lives. As Carter once said, "life isn't fair".

Don’tell Gucci : I actually saw this when it aired

EscapeToCostaRicaNow : I have watched this one over and over and over again. It is a brilliant comedy bit.