Did You Know?
On 2/11/60, Jack Paar
tearfully announced that he was walking out on the show. He told a joke the night before about a "water closet", which is an archaic term for a bathroom. The joke was considered in bad taste by NBC censors and edited from the show. Paar protested the edit by leaving the show during the broadcast. Announcer Hugh Downs
had to fill in. Paar returned to the show six weeks later. See more
[Jack Paar's last words as host of The Tonight Show, calling to his dog sitting in the audience
Come on, Lika... we're going home.
Referenced in 50 Years of NBC Late Night