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A dirty late-night joke

Remember when late-night TV used to be entertaining – and actually funny?
You used to be able to turn off the tube and go to bed with a smile on your face.
Steve Allen, Johnny Carson, Merv Griffin, Joan Rivers, Jay Leno and early David Letterman, Arsenio...they were entertainers, first and foremost.
Their main shtick was topical jokes, quips and silly sketches. Their material was PG with an innocent hint or wink of R now and then.
In their monologues the founding fathers of late-night were gentle, equal-opportunity mockers. They knew how far to go when they made fun of ...


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