ohnny Carson’s famous Tonight Show in 1969 featuring Bob Hope, Dean Martin and George Globel. This was in the days before all the health regulations came into place because throughout the show Dean Martin is literally chain smoking and flicking is cigarette ashes onto George’s shoulder and then into his beer. Can you imagine anyone having a beer on a talk show today. Not sure the percentage of population that smoked in the 60′s and 70′s but it was widely accept as part of our culture and perhaps in many ways influenced many to take up the habit as they watched these very public figures puff away. It seemed so innocent as joked and laughed merrily. These men all worked together on many productions over the decades and were their own best audience as they often did stage shows while hosting one another. This was also when humor was at it’s best because it was clean and fun, now in saying that I’m sure in some of the smaller clubs the language was pretty colorful but still they enjoyed their craft and made all of us watching better by brightening our day. What really made these scenes so special is how they could crack each other up which made the audience laugh even more and that my friends is entertainment.