The other day, as part of our normal conversation, my friend Myles Berkowitz brought up what he said was probably the greatest joke on the "Carnac the Magnificent" sketches that they would periodically do on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, where the mind-reader would divine the answer to a question before knowing what the question was. I do have a vague recollection of this, but no more than that, and so I wanted to see if I could track down a video of it. As Myles noted, the fun is added by Carson of course knowing what the "question" would be before he even read the "answer."
Robert J. Elisberg is a two-time recipient of the Lucille Ball Award for comedy screenwriting. He's written for film, TV, the stage, and two best-selling novels, is a regular columnist for the Writers Guild of America and was for the Huffington Post. Among his other writing, he has a long-time column on technology (which he sometimes understands), and co-wrote a book on world travel. As a lyricist, he is a member of ASCAP, and has contributed to numerous publications.
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