Oops! Looks like Criswell missed on that prediction, as he did when he predicted that Denver would be struck by a ray from space that would cause all metal to adopt the qualities of rubber, leading to horrific accidents at amusement parks. In fact, very few of Criswell’s predictions ever did come true, but he was entertaining, which looks to have been the whole idea of Criswell.

Criswell was a regular guest on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show. Watch the video clip to see Criswell making his predictions for 1966 on Johnny’s New Year’s Eve 1965 program. Very funny stuff, thanks to the ad lib masteries of the one and only Johnny Carson and his sidekick, Ed McMahon.

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