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Old 28 December 2006, 07:01 AM
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Tantrum It's true; I saw it with my own lyin' eyes

Comment: The myth about Zsa Zsa Gabor and Johnny Carson is TRUE, not
false, as you claim. However, it was not Zsa Zsa Gabor, and it wasn't a
Persian cat. It was a Joan Embry type person, one of the people he used
to get from the zoo. The woman brought a cougar or leopard or tiger or
lion cub to the studio, like Johnny liked to do frequently on his show.
It was during the black and white days of the Carson's Tonight Show. She
said during the interview, "Would you like to pet my pussy?" to which
Carson said "Sure, move the cat!" That was exactly what he said. It was
too fast for censors, and there was no profanity in it. I don't know if
this ever made it on air, but it DID make it to a blooper show in the
1980's or 1990's. I know because I saw it myself. I remember the exact
words because I couldn't believe that Carson would say it, and it was just
so funny.
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