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Totally True Story: Larry King Got in a Car Accident With John F. Kennedy (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Dec 2nd 2010 5:19AM
Totally True Story: Larry King Got in a Car Accident With John F. KennedyNow that Larry King is retiring as a talk show host, he's mulling over his prospects. He's even considering a new job -- as a stand-up comic. Seriously. "I'm funny," he said in a recent interview. "I'm going to do stand up."

But sometimes, if you're going to prepare for the future, you need to look back into the past. On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (weeknights, 12AM ET on ABC), King told a story which took place more than five decades ago -- when he was a 23-year-old.

At the time, Larry was a radio D.J. who had just moved to Miami. King had never been to glamorous Palm Beach, so he drove there one Sunday morning -- but then got distracted by the scenery. He took his attention off the road, and promptly rammed into a convertible driven by ... Senator John F. Kennedy.

Luckily, King was only going 10 miles an hour and didn't cause much damage. Still, Kennedy was annoyed; the fender-bender took place at an otherwise empty intersection. The young Senator got out of his car, and according to Larry, he said this: "How could you hit me? There's two cars on the road, it's 10:30 Sunday morning ... How could you hit me?" But Larry got out of trouble ... by promising to vote for JFK when he ran for president. Well-played.

It's a totally true story -- and it got lots of laughter from Jimmy Kimmel and the audience. Maybe this stand-up comic thing could work after all. After all, you're never too old to start a second career.



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sweetie

Kennedy was a Crook,, and the First Roman Catholic elected to President,,,
He was a SHAME, to the Church, and Cheated on his Wife & Family

December 05 2010 at 2:31 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Gary

Larry King is the most worthless asshole on TV

December 05 2010 at 2:03 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Gary

I listened to King a few times 20 years ago and realized he was in love only with himself and I found more interesting things to do with my time

December 05 2010 at 1:43 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
bjay0421

To speak of JFK that way is disgusting. He was a great President. That is the way he should be judged

December 05 2010 at 1:29 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
BP

I'm sure John Fornicate Kennedy would have been much more upset if as usual he was getting a blow job from some whore when Larry King hit his car.

December 05 2010 at 12:42 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
SUSAN

It's really sad when the news reports must put in the headlines that this is A TOTALLY TRUE STORY. It's like they are admitting that part of our stories are partially true, some of them are completely fake but this one is totally true. So should we believe any of their stories???? NO? That's what makes it so sad. We read it, hoping to find a glimpse of truth but in reality,we don't believe a word they write anymore, so everyone is wasting their time. Did anyone notice the rags the celebrities are wearing in all of those pictures of celebrities on the town? The designers have had an easy year this year. Just wrap a bunch of rags around a celebirty and they have a new design. Halle Berry looked exquisite in all of her pictures, She probably designs her own clothes, and a few others, (one or two) but the rest of them looked like they piked them up at the flea market. I wish someone would show Jessica Simpson how to stand for pictures. She bows her legs, sticks out her tummy, droops her shoulders and drops he chin. And finally she wore a coat that looked decent but it appeared that she missed a button and one side is higher than the other. Poor Jessica. She tries hard enough to stay in the limelight but really, she has nothing to offer. Why is she even in the limelight?

December 05 2010 at 12:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Oliver

Well, it's possible that I was trying to make some sort of metaphor about the nature of story-telling itself. Anyway, carry on...

December 08 2010 at 9:49 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
JJy

Larry King and Sandy Koufax are often together at Wolfgang's Steakhouse restaurant on Canon in Beverly Hills with their other friend Sid.

December 05 2010 at 12:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
DUTCHBASTARD

HES SO FULL OF CRAP HE SQUISHES WHEN HE WALKS...
LIKEABLE OLD FART...

December 05 2010 at 12:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dbone Garms

What statistics won't reveal in the retirement and social security departments are the following: Once you retire, the average life span for a retiree is 6 months. The average collection period for Social Security of a retired person is also, 6 months. This is because of the inactivity period that the body/mind experiences, it just shuts down and dies. Please continue to keep busy, once retirement is in place.

December 05 2010 at 11:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
william venne

Larry King needs to retire AND GET SOMEONE WHO IS STILL BREATHING AND CAN GET REAL WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF THE JEWISH GARBAGE AGENDA

December 05 2010 at 10:17 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

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