Uri Geller Is Exposed on the Johnny Carson Show. Geller found fame with mind-reading tricks and, more famously, mind-powered spoon bending. He swore that he had psychic powers. Geller was booked to appear on The Tonight Show. Host Johnny Carson surprised Geller on the show by presenting a table full of assorted spoons and knickknacks, rather than letting Geller bring his own props. The result was one of the most tense and cringe-worthy appearances in talk show history.