Venerable host Dick Cavett was a guest on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” and he talked about how it can start to get to you. More specifically, it can make you think you’re losing your mind.

He shared with Ferguson a story of Johnny Carson, wherein the former ‘Tonight Show’ host confided in Cavett that he feared he was losing his mind. “Do you ever forget who you had on?” he’d asked Cavett one night when he was still hosting. Cavett had hosted his own show off and on for decades already to this point.

To ease Carson’s mind, Cavett told a story of a slip of his own. “I came home one night after one of my one-person shows,” he said, indicating he’d only had one guest. When someone asked him who he’d had on shortly after taping had wrapped, Cavett couldn’t recall.

“It was kind of an obscure name,” he admitted. “Lucille Ball.”

(Source: and CBS-TV)

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