20 infamous NYC late-night TV moments

Between Letterman's sex scandal and SNL's F-bomb, late night is interesting again. Here, a video history of notorious moments broadcast from NYC.

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1. Jack Paar walks off The Tonight Show, 1962

After NBC deleted a bathroom gag for "bad taste," the host got fed up with the controversy. "There must be a better way of making a living than this," he said and walked off the show. (To hear the joke, play the clip below; it's only audio because most videotapes of Paar's series have been lost.) He returned less than a month later, with the classic line: "As I was saying before I was interrupted."

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