Predictably, we've been ass-deep in celebrity farewells to Johnny Carson.
CNN outdid itself in the mawkish-underachievement sweepstakes Sunday evening, running several back-to-back archive editions of Larry King Live featuring hour-long interviews with Ed McMahon... but, dammit, they were all the same interview and they used most of the same clips, despite being taped years apart, on three separate occasions.
The actual, live Larry King Live that ran later that night featured a panel (Don Rickles, Joan Rivers, Mike Douglas, Merv Griffin, and Carl Reiner, with a phone-in segment from Dick Cavett) for which I would've loved to have the Depends (and, at least in Rickles' case, Haldol) concession. Enough said about that.
There have, however, been a few worthwhile remembrances. As celebrity eulogies go, I must admit that I found Steve Martin's, and William F. Buckley's, very affecting.