Ed McMahon's death was sort of overshadowed by all the rest of the news in the world yesterday. But let's not forget the man who introduced, sat next to and laughed with Johnny Carson for three decades. McMahon also starred in his share of commercials, most famously for Publishers Clearing House and Cash4Gold. But back in the late '60s and early '70s, Ed McMahon was Mr. Budweiser, his everyman persona and friendly demeanor extolling the virtues of "America's greatest beer."
would often tease McMahon about being a lush. Later in life, he
admitted to being drunk several times on The Tonight Show but Carson
said there was only one time he could tell. It led