The other day, I was talking with some 20-somethings (because they, unlike my pre-teen daughters, see me as something of an authority figure), and they asked me a question to which I didn’t know the answer. So, I said, “You’ve stumped the band.”
And, they were like crickets chirping in the night.
Me: Come on. Stump the Band. You know that, right?
Me: You know Johnny Carson, yes?
Them: Chirp. Chirp… Also, Chirp.
Me: Heeere’s Johnny!
Me: Jimmy Fallon?
Them: Yes. Obviously.
Me: Before him, Jay Leno.
Them: Sorta, kinda…
Me: Before him, the King of Late Night: Johnny Carson. For, like 30 years. 11:30 every night. He had a bit where audience members would sing crazy songs and the band would try to play along…
Them: Wait. You said Late Night. Does that mean at night, night? Or, after the sun comes up night?
The Times are a-changing.