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It was long ago, in the summer of 1988. The real writers (members of the Writers Guild) were on strike. And Johnny Carson came back to work with no “real” writers. On that first Friday night, he did a sketch that bombed. Afterwards, he said, “if anybody has any stuff better than that, send me a tape.”

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We did. And, the rest is history. David E. Carter’s production company, with the talented Richard B. Friley shooting and editing, produced more than a dozen sketches which appeared on the Tonight Show.  One of the clips is shown below.

David Carter took his video camera (and a photo of Johnny Carson) on a trip to Jakarta, Indonesia.  He showed the photo asked people, “Who is this man?”

The answers made for a memorable comedy sketch.