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Recall the Hilarious Johnny Carson

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Let RetroSparX spark your memory of the Johnny Carson years on The Tonight Show in Heeere’s Johnny! Johnny Carson earned his stripes as the King of Late Night T.V. He was funny, provocative and able to draw the best from his guests. Read about his remarkable three decade run on late-night television.

As an added bonus, in The Low Down on High Humour, read about some of the more noteworthy (and occasionally controversial) episodes of Carson’s career and life.

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This RetroSparX Memory Game Unit at a Glance

Subject Category: Entertainment

Featured Date Range: 1960s to 1990s

Number of pages to print: 7

Included: memory-stimulating narrative, bonus pages of comical clips from Carson's career, 2 'tickle your funny bone' memory games, answer key

Completion time: 30 to 40 minutes (approximate)

Memory Games for Seniors Included in this Unit

RetroSparX Word Strike activity icon
word strike

The Essence of Comedy (Word Strike memory game) - Follow directions to remove words from a grid, revealing a kernel of wisdom from famous comic actor Robin Williams.

Features of The Essence of Comedy

  • 2 pages of word-deleting puzzling
  • theatrical graphics; large print for easy reading
  • moderately difficult to complete; requires a bit of concentration
  • can be completed individually, but you might definitely benefit from the input of others!
  • suitable for seniors with no cognitive decline or (with a bit of support) with mild dementia
  • answer key is included
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RetroSparX Letter Jumble activity icon
letter jumble

Big Wits of the Wee Hours (Letter Jumble memory game) - Rearrange letter pairings to build the names of some of late night television’s iconic hosts.

Features of Big Wits of the Wee Hours

  • one page of late-night TV jokesters
  • creative graphics; large print for easy completion
  • easy to complete for television night-owls; a bit more challenging for the early-to-bed set!
  • can be completed individually or collaboratively in a group
  • suitable for seniors with no cognitive decline, with mild dementia or (with a bit of support) with moderate dementia
  • answer key is included
See a Letter Jumble memory game sample