King of All Guests

On May 12, 1997 talk show host Rosie O’Donnell presented comedian Martin Short, “the funniest man on the planet” (in Rosie’s opinion) with a plaque that read “King of All Guests” for appearing for the fourth time in a year on THE ROSIE O’DONNELL SHOW/SYN/1996-2002.


Martin was also given a crown (a la Imperial Margarine), a royal scepter and a luxurious red velvet cape. The spot ended with Rosie and Martin singing “King of the Show” (a variation of country hit song “King of the Road” by Roger Miller).

See also “King of All Guests” episode – The Rosie O’Donnell Show @ You Tube


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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