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Tnr Slideshow: Right Hand Men

Ed McMahon, who was The Tonight Show's announcer and Johnny Carson's sidekick for thirty years, passed away early this morning at age eighty-six.

McMahon may have been the greatest TV Tonto of his generation, but he was not the only one. Click through this TNR video slideshow for a look at other late-night comedy sidekicks, from the 1950s to the present.

--Dylan Matthews