Larry King really misses his show. He that made pretty clear when the man who replaced him, Piers Morgan, had him in the guest's chair last night. Was it a good idea? Hmmm . . .
There was no spitting or shouting - bit of a love fest really, with Piers confessing that Larry was his hero and Larry saying it was really a bit weird being back on the set.
It had the potential to be just a bit embarrassing. But on a night with Libya hogging the headlines, there was a neat tie-in when Piers began with an interview Larry had with Gaddafi. "It was a very difficult interview, " said Larry, "he kept us waiting two hours and then the answers were monosyllabic." Gaddafi, thought Larry, wouldn't last.
So what about that Radio 4 BBC interview when Larry dished Piers with some faint praise? The 77-year-old American said he had watched around eight of Piers's 22 shows (He himself did 7000) "I haven't seen you dangerous yet," he said, referring to a remark Piers made in in the publicity before the series.
He said he would now tell people Piers Morgan, was "gentle and sweet and not dangerous." Sounded a bit like another twist of the knife. Then Piers handed Larry his very own British braces - and Larry, after plugging someone he was now working for, agreed to come back for another show.