Martin Short Impersonates Bette Davis and She's Not a Fan - Carson Tonight Show

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    Martin Short Impersonates Bette Davis and She's Not a Fan - Carson Tonight Show - 01/07/1988
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Jan501
Jan501

BETTY!!!!!!!

Vor 17 Minuten
Nick L
Nick L

He’s annoying to listen to. This isn’t even funny in the least.

Vor Stunde
Coco C
Coco C

Bette was about 40 here. At her prime. Have another smoke

Vor Stunde
The Gaming Kitchen
The Gaming Kitchen

This is a bygone era. The torch was still being passed

Vor 2 Stunden
Dale Andrews
Dale Andrews

Bette doesn't seem flattered as she should be, that's for sure.

Vor 5 Stunden
Abraham Ortiz
Abraham Ortiz

I'm only 53 But those times where beautiful ❤️

Vor 5 Stunden
Patricia McCaffrey
Patricia McCaffrey

This interview was way too long. This guy is annoying. Does not have the class to be in the presence of Bette Davis.

Vor 7 Stunden
lesley james
lesley james

This was one of the worst ever. But funny to watch how it was not funny 😁

Vor 18 Stunden
Jonathan Vitelli
Jonathan Vitelli

He is the best. No one like him

Vor 20 Stunden
Alexx Baudwhyn
Alexx Baudwhyn

Wow A steady camera focused on professional, classy entertainers for more than 20 seconds, discussing and displaying their craft. Haven't seen that since the 80s The whole short-attention-span school of videography and production started in the 90s and only got worse every year to now. Swooshy jerky cam, sound bite size dialog, dumbed down dialog.

Vor 20 Stunden
dailyflash
dailyflash

Wow, Martin Short is so relaxed here, in a good way. Very confident and comfortable.

Vor 20 Stunden
A N
A N

The lozenge thing is classic - heard that many years ago.

Vor 22 Stunden
Laurel Faletra
Laurel Faletra

too much Martin, not enough of Bette...he is just annoying

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Hedy Did
Hedy Did

Bette was skin and bones at this time

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Fair Meliboea
Fair Meliboea

One of the best character actors of all time! His Katherine Hepburn impersonation is next level. Dang I miss the 80's!!

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Julia Jones
Julia Jones

So funny! The impersonations are so good. You just don’t see much of that anymore.

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David
David

What can you say that hasn't been said. Certifiable genius...

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JaneJeffer
JaneJeffer

God he is funny!

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mancsakacarl
mancsakacarl

jofful watching johnny buzzing.

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Carolyn Murphy
Carolyn Murphy

I'm bored already

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Aimee
Aimee

Love Martin Short! You now instinctively he’s an authentic person. A heart of gold. 💜 (forgive my typo) 🤭 know

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Keith Lentz
Keith Lentz

Forwarded to James Carnes that’s related to Kim Carnes musician that sings Hit Tune ‘Betty Davis Eyes’

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Kim Cat
Kim Cat

😆 8:07 is the 2nd time Martin impersonates Betty and she doesn't realize it! He first did it at the beginning 0:18 classic 👍

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curt anschuetz
curt anschuetz

So great. Kept waiting for the Trump bashing but it never came.

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fanfare100
fanfare100

I couldn't help but notice the bellows of smoke Bette Davis was blowing in his direction throughout. XD

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satcher2001
satcher2001

She's probably thinking "WTF?....." He is a little much, bouncing from one high-energy character to another. Different brand of entertainment than Bette. LOL.

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Blanca Llama productions
Blanca Llama productions

All these has-been old Hollywood types act bored because they were used to a lott of action back in the day, I guess if someone isn't on a drug cocktail or committing a public raping then it's just passe to them.

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Johnny Punish
Johnny Punish

Bette is an international treasure...the greatest actress ever

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NFL1976
NFL1976

Thank you for your post!

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Angela Tillman
Angela Tillman

Omg! I loved Ed Grimly!

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W. S
W. S

Martin Short is a brilliant actor and comedian

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Joe Vuzekaz
Joe Vuzekaz

Martin Short, my favorite comedian.

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Charles Byrd
Charles Byrd

Betty Davis did not suffer fools gladly

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Sharon Sassone
Sharon Sassone

Wow! The Queen Herself Better Davis sits beside Marty Short and asks him to immigrate her! He just throws a few words to her instead of initiating a full conversation in her voice with her! A missed opportunity! He probably regrets that from time to time! I a fan of both of them, great talents, just different!

Vor 2 Tage
Ladaa Halib
Ladaa Halib

Gold

Vor 2 Tage
Vowel Sounds
Vowel Sounds

At some point, having some young clown make fun of you and your friends is probably not so funny. Bette Davis gave us all a lot. Matin needs to be careful to respect/honor her even as he needles her and so many of her friends.

Vor 2 Tage
Greg Butcher
Greg Butcher

Personally I thought Martin short was rude to Betty Davis

Vor 2 Tage
JayRTea2187
JayRTea2187

Can you imagine Bette Davis just sitting next to you in silence while you do your comedy shtick? Can't relate.

Vor 2 Tage
Neva Mo
Neva Mo

Bad ass broad♥️

Vor 2 Tage
Sheila Wilson
Sheila Wilson

I really love Martin Short and I enjoy Betty as well ☺

Vor 2 Tage
Ed Wellington
Ed Wellington

"You must be born again to see the kingdom of God." Jesus There's more to life than comedy.

Vor 2 Tage
chris fetko
chris fetko

I bet you're fun at parties

Vor 11 Stunden
Ondine Bult
Ondine Bult

Oooooh it's the genesis of Jiminy Click

Vor 2 Tage
pasha veres
pasha veres

This was fun. His Jerry Lewis sounds a bit more Adam Sandler to me.

Vor 2 Tage
Dan Rosner
Dan Rosner

He is so talented, you wouldn't know it actually watching him yet to act. It's so strange. He's incredible. But when you see him in a movie or trying to be goofy, it's unbearable.

Vor 2 Tage
Free Ranger
Free Ranger

I’m pretty sure martin Short is now Cathy Griffith

Vor 2 Tage
Richard Franta
Richard Franta

P

Vor 2 Tage
Matthew H
Matthew H

Those Bette Davis Eyes

Vor 2 Tage
William Levi
William Levi

Can't get over the cloud of cigarette smoke she's puffing out. Amazes me how people sat there un fazed by that back then..

Vor 3 Tage
lockandloadlikehell
lockandloadlikehell

@J. J. it was pretty great- agreed

Vor 29 Minuten
mamabluejean
mamabluejean

@Chris W Good-to-know info, Chris. Thanks for posting. Sorry about your health issues, and hope you are feeling better now.

Vor 5 Stunden
Valerie Jackson
Valerie Jackson

@Chris W Thanks for posting this bit of information. Even my addiction psychiatrist shared a closed door meeting among doctors. Discussion was WHY DO we as human beings even HAVE a nicotine receptor? If nicotine has no use or place. I'm a smoker all my life on and off. I'm a senior citizen now. Back in 1994 my doctor told me if I absolutely had to smoke, then smoke American Spirit. I received paperwork that named all the additives in say a Marlboro and I was mind blown. Printer paper, 6 or 7 sheets, small writing, on front and back of each page.

Vor 7 Stunden
Chris W
Chris W

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Vor 7 Stunden
Jack Strawb
Jack Strawb

The lethal power of allowing psychopaths to freely advertise.

Vor 22 Stunden
K Kesler
K Kesler

When comedy was king… BTW who are these 2K people down voting this… LOL poor bastards😂

Vor 3 Tage
K Kesler
K Kesler

@Max Smith you’re young aren’t you Max? 😂

Vor 2 Tage
Max Smith
Max Smith

She could not act at all.

Vor 2 Tage
Patrica Williams
Patrica Williams

He needs medication.

Vor 3 Tage
Max Smith
Max Smith

She was rude as can be. She blew smoke in his face. I would tell her to move or put it out.

Vor 2 Tage
Kennedy Rayani
Kennedy Rayani

Martin is brilliant even now

Vor 3 Tage
Robin Daigle
Robin Daigle

Miss Bette Davis herself ❤

Vor 3 Tage
Max Smith
Max Smith

All the comments about the lady. Spare me. She was just an actress and one I could never stand to watch. Carol Wayne was a legend. Davis was a reason to flip the channel.

Vor 3 Tage
Valerie Pearson-Vipenergetics
Valerie Pearson-Vipenergetics

Betty had no clue he was doing her. I love Martin Short! Especially In the boy who couldn’t wait for Christmas!

Vor 3 Tage
NFL1976
NFL1976

"Betty had no clue he was doing her." Clearly, it is you who are clueless!

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Stand Up Stevie
Stand Up Stevie

Wow LOVED that Robin Williams impersonation!!

Vor 3 Tage
Stand Up Stevie
Stand Up Stevie

I hear jiminy Glick in that voice he did very HIGHHHHHHH then very lowwwwwwww

Vor 3 Tage
larry robinson
larry robinson

Don't blame her

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Dawn Reynolds
Dawn Reynolds

I love him so much 💛💚💛

Vor 3 Tage
C.S.R
C.S.R

That’s what I call a great first appearance on the Tonight Show! He was making Johnny laugh so hard!

Vor 3 Tage
Max Smith
Max Smith

comedian wright and david Bremer also. Davis is such an annoying distraction.

Vor 2 Tage
T
T

He's talented.

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Candy Miller
Candy Miller

Sometimes when you don't know someone you misjudge them. I thought Short was this obnoxious ham, full of himself and always "on." You find out later he did the Pierce Brosnan thing with a wife with cancer and boy do you feel like a fool. Also that he grew up alone in his bedroom, lonely and imagining things and then you feel really bad. So now that I know the person is a sweetheart I can enjoy the amped up comedy personae and his genuine talent. We love you Martin.

Vor 4 Tage
Russell Roesner
Russell Roesner

This is was 30 years ago my God. So many of the people he is impersonating wouldn't even be recognized today as most have been dead for many decades. My memory of Martin Short is as he looks here and I'm afraid to see a picture of him today. Time really flys.

Vor 4 Tage
Susan Meyer
Susan Meyer

He was in an episode of Law and Order. Played a real creep. Now, all I can see is the L&O character everytime he is on tv.

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chris keeley
chris keeley

Career is made if you can make Carson laugh.

Vor 4 Tage
Max Smith
Max Smith

Rodney Dangerfield was a regular on Carson. 70 appearances. Made Carson laugh every time. Mike Douglas was also a Carson favorite.

Vor 2 Tage
Heather Humphrey
Heather Humphrey

I love him in movies, but he acts like he's on crack in this, or trying to be Robin Williams. The fact that they let him go on and on and on while THE Bette Davis is there, was ludicrous.

Vor 4 Tage
Chaz valvo
Chaz valvo

He's a very talented comic. I'm just saddened that one of his most successful bits he had resorted to exploit obese people.Had he done it to raise awareness of a legitimate disease and not use it as a springboard to line his pockets with money while stroking his ego it could have been easier to swallow.

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Rose Smith
Rose Smith

Everytime I see him the first thing I think of is him dancing when he hear's the music in his head from " Innerspace" 🤣🤣

Vor 4 Tage
Deb MeyLong
Deb MeyLong

I don’t get the caption. The few times Martin stuck a Bette impersonation in she didn’t even get it or hear it. That’s apparent by her asking if he impersonated her after he already had a couple times. You must listen. She was chain smoking and Martin was hilarious. I grew up on Johnny Carson and that format is still occasionally followed on other late night shows here and in particular, Great Britain. It’s just different because that ‘Golden Age’ of Hollywood is long gone. There will never be another Carson but Letterman was another natural...I was in college when his morning show came on and always made sure I was near a TV to watch him. I did think he wasn’t daytime material, they had to get him on at night. Eventually, they did. I do or did watch his Netflix series. It was great. Miss you Johnny!! You too, Dave!

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Max Smith
Max Smith

Letterman was a pig. It finally came out. I guess being ugly, he could use his position to exploit.

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Panchang 810
Panchang 810

Those old times when smoking and drinking on TV was just fine. Martin Short has always been so funny.

Vor 4 Tage
Teresa Farmer
Teresa Farmer

Lighten up Bette🥴🤣

Vor 4 Tage
John Burman
John Burman

American humour, comic books were probably the result of finding the simplest way to make a melting pot of very different cultures laugh.

Vor 4 Tage
Daniel Carry
Daniel Carry

Martin is Canadian

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Michelle Lander
Michelle Lander

And betty is just puffing away. Too good.

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Damaris Vila
Damaris Vila

My favorite actress of that era

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Jennifer Mahan
Jennifer Mahan

No politics , just talent

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Tanya
Tanya

😂 that is all.

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Jeannie Jackson Smith
Jeannie Jackson Smith

Oh yeah, do you think he screamed BETTE! those number of times because she looked like a dead woman sitting there? Lol

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Jeannie Jackson Smith
Jeannie Jackson Smith

I think Bette was not impressed because she was seriously hungry. The cigarette smoke in Martin’s direction was just plain OLD (like her) rude and petty. And she showed her ignorance asking him if he ever did her especially after he said, “Impersonating people is admiring them...”. She just waited for the opportunity to be nasty to him. But Martin handled her nicely. Looking like a dried up prune.....ughhhh.

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Max Smith
Max Smith

Good points. He was and is a class act. She was just jealous. Not many comedians could make Carson almost fall off his chair laughing.

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surinam steve
surinam steve

Didn't realise Martin Short was such an entertainer! This was a joy to watch, him and Carson are like old roommates 😂

Vor 4 Tage
surinam steve
surinam steve

@Jack StrawbBig time, 😂 His Robin and Jerry is better than Robin and Jerry. What a champ

Vor 22 Stunden
Jack Strawb
Jack Strawb

Well said. Short is much, much funnier to me than Robin Williams. There's room for Carson in Short's bit--with Williams all he can do is sit there.

Vor 22 Stunden
Barek Halfhand
Barek Halfhand

How cool was Betty Davis...

Vor 5 Tage
Max Smith
Max Smith

If I had been watching, seeing her was reason to hit the off knob.

Vor 2 Tage
Gina Markling Dehne
Gina Markling Dehne

Love him !!

Vor 5 Tage
Sayres Rudy
Sayres Rudy

watching Carson improv or rif is like watching a cow skateboard

Vor 5 Tage
Pat Über TV
Pat Über TV

Predicting the Future ... Marty: We did a piece called Lifestyles of the Relatives of the Rich and Famous. Johnny: They'll get to that soon.

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Janice Robinson
Janice Robinson

I'm a fan of Bette Davis *as an actress*, but every indication is that she was an unpleasant person who was very difficult to deal with. The worship of her in some of these comments, especially at the expense of the talented Martin Short, is rather sickening.

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Max Smith
Max Smith

Call a spade , a spade. She was a narcissist and very jealous of Martin, who made Carson laugh hysterically.

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Plenti Nough
Plenti Nough

Bette Davis respected all performers. And Martin Short, what a delightful pip!

Vor 5 Tage
DrivewayAutoBody
DrivewayAutoBody

y would she wear an outfit like that? she looks horrible.

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Houston Lake
Houston Lake

The only funny line in the whole interview was from Bette Davis.

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Beth Sullivan
Beth Sullivan

We could Really use & many NEED that in 2021!!! I miss watching Johnny!!!

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Audrey Dagg
Audrey Dagg

How dare he

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PITTSBURGH GIRL Lisa Sandoval
PITTSBURGH GIRL Lisa Sandoval

*LEGENDS!*

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FullMetal Atheist
FullMetal Atheist

She's a living skeleton. It's a bit unnerving.

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Damamae
Damamae

I didn't know how cute he was then

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April Roses
April Roses

Lol hilarious! I love it👌🤣😂

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Queen of Kingsbury
Queen of Kingsbury

Martin is my favorite, always makes me roll on the floor laughing! Bette, what an icon. She didn't realize he was 'doing Better Davis' but it was only a few words.

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Max Smith
Max Smith

She knew but played dumb. I am glad they ignored her for 10 minutes.

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JoeA67
JoeA67

She needed Martin to give her the "Short" then Betty would smile.

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LATVERIAN1
LATVERIAN1

Martin Short is nothing less than a comic prodigy. His Jerry Lewis kills me every time.

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Nate Stakely
Nate Stakely

Do not wanna be mean but the golden era pinnacle these poor jr college drop outs in the 40's when 100k might as well be 100 mil and there were so few that most were never able to come back down to earth. Like the HS/ college jock who no longer plays.

Vor 5 Tage
Jimmy G
Jimmy G

Late night TV pretty much died with Johnny....all we have is leftist liberal crap now.....Gutfeld is AWESOME ! Hollywood as a whole SUCKS now. Can we make Hollywood/California great again ? 🤔....bye, bye to Gavin is a start !

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Use Rumble, Youtube Sucks
Use Rumble, Youtube Sucks

This is why his wife died years later.

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Matt S
Matt S

The boom mic in shot…they were still getting it together in the 80s weren’t they?

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SWLinPHX
SWLinPHX

Today they would never have a big legend just sitting there off-camera while the second tier guest had the spotlight. Legends usually come on first then “have to leave”. It was quite genuine and unpretentious of Bette to agree to sit there in silence during his shtick.

Vor 5 Tage
Chewbecca101
Chewbecca101

She would have left if Carson had said "put out the cigarette." They helped her behave.

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Hip Hop
Hip Hop

So, Are you that guy from Nickelback? BTW your words.. very very true.

Vor 2 Tage
wms72
wms72

There are no legends today.

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abralaventana
abralaventana

@David Adams Why are we all here? Well, because this is the genuine stuff.

Vor 3 Tage
David Adams
David Adams

Well, I mean, it was Carson.

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Dawn Gragg
Dawn Gragg

Love Betty Davis 🌷

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Brian
Brian

Martin Short - a D-list celebrity. He was never funny.

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