In a recent episode of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, comedian Bob Newhart made a hilarious appearance that had the audience in stitches. Known for his dry wit and deadpan delivery, Newhart had everyone laughing from the moment he stepped on stage.

During the interview, Newhart couldn’t help but plug his upcoming performances in Las Vegas and Paris with fellow entertainers Paul Williams and Ray Stevens. But he assured Carson that he wasn’t just there for self-promotion. “I felt I really should come on and say hi,” Newhart joked, “and that’s all I would like to do is just say hi and leave.”

As the conversation continued, Newhart shared his thoughts on country music, admitting that he didn’t quite understand it. “I enjoy it, but I don’t dig it,” he confessed. “I think it’s one song, they just change the title. It’s always about a dog dying, a wife leaving, and feeling lonely.”

Carson couldn’t help but poke fun at Newhart’s theory, warning him that he might get in trouble with famous country singer Johnny Cash. But Newhart stood by his opinion, noting that the genre just wasn’t his cup of tea. “I’m from Chicago, so I have no idea what those people from Louisiana and Georgia are talking about,” he quipped.

The conversation then shifted to Newhart’s time in the army, where he served as a clerk typist during the Korean War. Reflecting on his military experience, Newhart admitted that he hated every minute of it. However, he acknowledged the importance of serving and appreciated the life lessons it taught him.

Throughout the interview, Newhart displayed his trademark humor and wit, keeping the audience entertained with his sharp observations and clever jokes. And even though hosting The Tonight Show was a challenging job, Newhart commended Carson for his dedication, having filled in as a guest host in the past.

As the segment came to an end, Carson and Newhart continued to banter, sharing funny anecdotes and even discussing the peculiar advice doctors sometimes give. The audience couldn’t get enough of their comedic chemistry, laughing along with every punchline and hilarious remark.

Bob Newhart‘s appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was a testament to his comedic genius and ability to keep audiences entertained. With his dry humor and quick wit, Newhart proved once again why he is considered one of the funniest comedians in the industry.

Originally aired on July 2, 1974