Carson's Death Threat - Once in the middle of one of his
monologues during the 1960s, Johnny Carson looked into the
audience of THE TONIGHT SHOW and said "Well, you might as well
do it now, I'm dying out here anyway."
The remark jokingly
referred to a real death threat received earlier that week from
a deranged man with a German accent and a Luger pistol who
claimed he would be in the audience to kill Mr. Carson.