I, like many was a big fan of Johnny Carson and although I was only born in 1982, I can still remember watching some of the last shows. I always loved this video clip from David Letterman’s Late show where Johnny Carson makes a suprise appearance to a standing ovation that goes on for a minute twenty. According to some research I did on this clip, Johnny was supposed to come out and tell a joke, but is either too emotional to do so or was still getting over a minor sickness. Either way, you can see the moment where he aborts the original plan and decides to walk off the stage for the last time.
I have to mention that I think this was one of the most memorable moments in television history. Enjoy.