Ed McMahon has died according to a spokesman for the family. Ed was 86. Although Ed will be greatly missed here on earth, his friend Johnny Carson has been waiting for him just outside the pearly gates so Ed can introduce him to Saint Peter.
That was what you thought was thunder this morning..or a large truck passing by. Ed has a much bigger voice now and the "Heeeerrrreee's Johnny!" rattled several windows.
McMahon was most famous as Johnny Carson's sidekick on The Tonight Show. His publicist Howard Bragman said that McMahon died at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center with his family by his side. McMahon has been battling illnesses for a good while.
Although Ed McMahon was most famous for being on Johnny Carson, he hosted the talent show "Star Search" for twelve years and then became a much sought for personality to show up at your door for American Family Publishers with six million dollars.
Meanwhile Johnny Carson says he's got a couple of years of some great Bush gags stored up and some new ones on Obama. Now that Ed has joined him, he's all set to be introduced to a huge audience tonight.
Already, Bob Hope is scheduled along with Groucho Marx who reportedly told Ed, "Hey Ed, let's see what people down there do NOW when you knock on their door at seven in the morning."
"Yeah, I can just see them", added Hope. "Oh look Honey, it's Ed Mahahon and I bet he's got a check....AAAAiiiiiiiiii! IT IS ED MCMAHON! CLOSE THAT DOOR, YOU FOOL!"