Advertisements I enjoyed the first ep a lot. I thought it was interesting that all those routines that Carson and Letterman and others were/are famous for were actually all variations on stuff Steve Allen did years before. I've always thought Parr's famous "walk off" was childish and unprofessional but, yeah, the audience loved it and his opening line on his return is a classic. Had not seen the Ed Ames hatchet bit since Carson's final days. A great tv moment that Carson handled brilliantly. Oops: Series is actually called "The Story of Late Night". Maybe a mod could correct it?