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Video: Johnny Carson and the Ed Ames tomahawk incident
Carson was such a master. So much to love here: When Ed Ames goes to get the tomahawk, Johnny grabs him as if to say, "Oh no ya don't. This is what I live for." Then he milks the laughs some more. Then he starts sharpening the blades on his tomahawks — metaphorically and literally. And then bursts the bubble with the absolutely perfect line. So good.
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