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6/23/2009

Hey-O!

Posted by Gwen |

On my way in today I heard the news that Ed McMahon left this morning for the straightman's job in the sky. I can just see him . . . sitting next to God's desk, in a chair that makes him slightly taller than God, and yelling "Hey-O!" every time The Big Man tells a good one.

Mr. McMahon? You were an American icon. You were the world's best sidekick and one hell of a salesman. Even though I'm still pissed about the $0 check, I'll miss ya.

20 comments:

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

I heard this, too, on the way in to work. However, I decided that Ed McMahon's death and Totally Blowin' Shit up Tuesdays probably was not something that went hand-in-hand.

Also...I think you're right. God probably does look a lot like Johnny Carson.

And the Carnac the Magnificent bit? That totally explains the Pope's hat!

SkylersDad said...

I just saw this on the news, and I can't believe that he died while almost broke! That is a serious rate of burning through the cash.

Son of a Thomas said...

I got to interview Ed last year. I'm hoping to post it later today.

BeckEye said...

Aw, booo! I hadn't heard this. Thanks for being the bearer of bad news, Miss. You're like the anti-Ed. Instead of bringing giant checks, you just bring us down.

Gwen said...

BeckEye: I'm sorry! Bearing bad news is better than bearing giant checks made out for $0. Right?

Whiskeymarie said...

I always wanted to be the one opening up her front door at 4:30 in the morning (or however freaking early Ed came a-knickin') wearing ratty unders and a stained wife beater.

I'm sad I'll never get that chance now...

Cora said...

That $0 check was quite a bummer, I'm sure. *sniffle*

Dr Zibbs said...

He used to Summer in Avalon which is the shore town next to where I was this weekend.

Holy shit - maybe I killed him!!!!

Soda and Candy said...

Awww.

Hey-o!!!! is one of my favorite exclamations.

Soda and Candy said...

Oh yeah and check out my blog tomorrow!

Some Guy said...

I can't tell you how many hours I sat waiting at the door for him to show up with his oversized cardboard check. I guess I can end my vigil. Rest in peace, Ed.

words...words...words... said...

I hope God is like Johnny Carson. That makes me smile for some reason.

C.B. Jones said...

So, Star Search now has no chance of making a comeback.

Imnotbenny said...

You know what's awesome? I did that "what is your blog worth" thing and it came up "your blog is worth $0.00!"

Want to buy it now that you got the cash?

Candy's daily Dandy said...

I am sad too.

Renaissance Woman said...

Ohh...so sad! He will be missed.

Char said...

Yes, very sad news. R.I.P, Ed.

katrocket said...

If it makes you feel any better, that awesome photo is worth at least $100.

Soda and Candy said...

Gwennie Gwen Gwen, your Original Draft is up today at my place!

zelzee said...

He was the best with Johnny.

And, he never brought me my check, either!

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