Ed McMahon’s house saved by Donald Trump (Hurray!)

By: The Superficial / August 15, 2008

Ed McMahon’s house was on the verge of foreclosure until a lone toupee-d knight swooped in and saved him. The Donald is feeling benevolent these days and worked out a deal to buy Ed’s house and lease it right back to him. People reports:

Trump, who does not know McMahon personally, said it “would be an honor” to help out the man who spent three decades as Johnny Carson’s sidekick on The Tonight Show. “When I was at the Wharton School of Business I’d watch him every night.”
McMahon, 85, bought the six-bedroom house in January 1990. Down from a peak price of $7 million, the property was listed at a bargain $4.6 million last weekend, according to the Los AngelesTimes.

Damn, that’s some heartwarming stuff. In the midst of a nationwide housing crisis, I couldn’t help but worry that Ed McMahon wouldn’t get to die in a giant mansion. But now, thanks to Donald Trump and his triumph of the human spirit, Ed won’t have to spend his remaining years in some crummy luxury condo overlooking the coast. If that’s not the feel good story of the year, folks, I don’t know what is.