During the comedy segment, Johnny reads news items sent by viewers, including a 1932 Coca-Cola ad with an illustration that looks like him. There are also reports on a woman who just had her 20th child, and on a man who was bored with Carson's show and went to bed before an out-of-control car crashed into his living room, hitting the chair where he had been watching TV. Brady Watt is a 14-year-old Boy Scout from Encino who has won scouting skill competitions. He talks about recent changes in scouting, then demonstrates starting a fire without matches using wood and string, which Johnny has difficulty doing. Then Watt and another scout compete against Johnny and Doc to start a fire using flint, steel, and wood; despite Johnny and Doc's cheating, the scouts win. Buddy Hackett tells stories from his life about raising rabbits in Brooklyn (Johnny says he used to raise white mice), summers at a bungalow colony in the Catskills, how someone came into his father's upholstery shop to rob him ...
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makes his only third appearance on the show out of the more than a hundred he will eventually make. See more
I can't sleep much now - I don't sleep very much. That's why I'm so smart. I'm up readin' all the time, waitin' to fall asleep. I'm a tired, smart person.
References The Ed Sullivan Show
Written by Paul Anka
and Johnny Carson
Performed by The Tonight Show Band See more