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2. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Bette Davis, Martin Short (1988)

Comedy, Talk-Show

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After looking over some unlikely new calendars for the new year, Johnny talks with Bette about her recent career, including recent honors bestowed on her in France and at the White House ... See full summary »

Stars: Johnny Carson, Bette Davis, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen

Votes: 60

3. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode #5.215 (1966)

Comedy, Talk-Show

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Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Milton Delugg, Bette Davis

Votes: 5

4. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode dated 22 May 1986 (1986)

Comedy, Talk-Show

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Stars: Johnny Carson, Bette Davis, Pete Fountain

Votes: 57

5. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode dated 9 February 1983 (1983)

Comedy, Talk-Show

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Stars: Johnny Carson, Bette Davis, Ed McMahon, Richard Pryor

Votes: 65

6. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode #11.29 (1972)

Comedy, Talk-Show

9.7
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Stars: Johnny Carson, Foster Brooks, Sammy Davis Jr., Bette Davis

Votes: 58

7. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode #2.43 (1963)

Comedy, Talk-Show

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Director: Dick Carson | Stars: Johnny Carson, Skitch Henderson, Ed McMahon, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 56

8. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode dated 22 May 1992 (1992)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

9.5
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May 22, 1992 was the last "Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson as host. Carson presents a retrospective of clips covering the past 30 years. Carson says goodnight for the last time.

Directors: Bobby Quinn, Steve Purcell | Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Louis Armstrong

Votes: 84

9. The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1983 TV Special)

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Director: Steve Binder | Stars: Joan Rivers, Eddie Murphy, Alan Alda, Debbie Allen

Votes: 54

10. The 23rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1971 TV Special)

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Director: Bill Foster | Stars: Steve Allen, Lucie Arnaz, Edward Asner, Lucille Ball

Votes: 5

11. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 116

12. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode #1.25 (1962)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

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Stars: Johnny Carson, Skitch Henderson, Ed McMahon, The Clancy Brothers

Votes: 15

13. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1962)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

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Guests for tonight: Dennis Weaver, Jean Carroll, Barbara Streisand, Sander Vanocur and the Mickey Roberts Trio.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Skitch Henderson, Jean Carroll, Raymond Massey

Votes: 15

14. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode #2.24 (1963)

Comedy, Talk-Show

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Stars: Johnny Carson, Skitch Henderson, Ed McMahon, Ginny Dennis

Votes: 15

15. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode dated 11 December 1974 (1974)

Comedy, Talk-Show

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Stars: Johnny Carson, Lauren Bacall, George Gobel, Ed McMahon

Votes: 16

16. All Star Revue (1950– )

60 min | Comedy

9.0
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This early comedy program started off with a rotating cast of four famous comedians, each of whom would take turns hosting the show. The program format was similar to that of a Vaudeville ... See full summary »

Stars: Jimmy Durante, Eddie Jackson, Jack Roth, Danny Thomas

Votes: 59

17. Pure Goldie (1971 TV Movie)

Comedy

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Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Ruth Buzzi, Johnny Carson, Bob Dishy

Votes: 5

18. The Steve Allen Playhouse (1962–1964)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

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Stars: Steve Allen, Johnny Jacobs, Donn Trenner, Herb Ellis

Votes: 10

19. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode #10.164 (1971)

90 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

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Stars: Johnny Carson, James Caan, Rita Hayworth, Dick Martin

Votes: 17

20. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode #9.78 (1970)

90 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

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Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Lauren Bacall

Votes: 15

21. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode dated 12 September 1973 (1973)

Comedy, Talk-Show

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Stars: Johnny Carson, Joan Embery, Ed McMahon, Bette Midler

Votes: 5

22. The Kraft Music Hall (1967–1971)
Episode: Friars Club Roast of Jack Benny (1970)

Music

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Stars: Spiro Agnew, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Jack Benny, Milton Berle

Votes: 6

23. The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956–1960)

60 min | Comedy

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Stars: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson, Les Brown

Votes: 134

24. The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956–1963)

60 min | Music

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Dinah hosted this hour-long weekly for seven years. It featured Dinah and guest stars in a variety of songs, skits, production numbers. Also featured: her "See the USA in your Chevrolet" song and her warm kiss to all in conclusion.

Stars: Dinah Shore, Janet Blair, John Raitt, Roy Rogers

Votes: 108

25. Johnny Goes Home (1982 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

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Director: David Lowe Jr. | Stars: Johnny Carson, Dick Carson, Joanna Carson

Votes: 43

26. Johnny Carson Presents the Sun City Scandals '72 (1972 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy, Music

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Special saluting performers & songwriters who have entertained generations of Americans. These show business veterans perform the songs & sketches that made them famous.

Director: Grey Lockwood | Stars: Shelton Brooks, Johnny Carson, Bette Davis, Sammy Fain

Votes: 63

27. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode #10.79 (1971)

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.9
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Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Lauren Bacall

Votes: 15

28. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode dated 1 April 1975 (1975)

Comedy, Talk-Show

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Stars: Johnny Carson, Ronny Graham, Shirley MacLaine, Ed McMahon

Votes: 12

29. Late Show with David Letterman (1993– )
Episode: Peter Lassally/Doc Severinsen/Johnny Carson Tribute (2005)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Director: Jerry Foley | Stars: David Letterman, Peter Lassally, Doc Severinsen, Paul Shaffer

Votes: 7

30. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.8
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 279,662

31. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min | Talk-Show

8.8
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

Stars: Dean Miller, Helen O'Connell, Jack Linkletter, Joanne Jordan

Votes: 71

32. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode #7.249 (1968)

90 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

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Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Judy Garland

Votes: 19

33. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode dated 2 January 1990 (1990)

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.8
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Stars: Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, Richard Chamberlain, John Mendoza

Votes: 5

34. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode dated 9 May 1974 (1974)

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.8
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Stars: Johnny Carson, Jack Anderson, Ed McMahon, Susan Sarandon

Votes: 5

35. Password All-Stars (1961–1975)
Episode: Pat Carroll vs. Johnny Carson (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Game-Show

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Stars: Allen Ludden, Pat Carroll, Johnny Carson

Votes: 5

36. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.7
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Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

Votes: 943

37. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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The comic misadventures of the skinflint comedian and his friends.

Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

Votes: 824

38. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.7
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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 103

39. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,103

40. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1974)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.6
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Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Often there was only one guest (GA Gov. Lester Maddox walked out angrily during one interview). Cavett was intelligent and witty, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Fred Foy, Muhammad Ali

Votes: 370

41. Laugh-In (1967–1973)
Episode: Episode #1.10 (1968)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

8.6
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Director: Gordon Wiles | Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Sivi Aberg, Harry Belafonte

Votes: 8

42. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode dated 10 December 1980 (1980)

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.6
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Stars: Johnny Carson, Pete Barbutti, Jane Fonda

Votes: 14

43. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode dated 13 December 1974 (1974)

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.6
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Stars: Johnny Carson, Cloris Leachman, Rich Little, Ed McMahon

Votes: 5

44. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode dated 18 December 1981 (1981)

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.6
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Stars: Johnny Carson, Jane Fonda, Bob Hope, Ed McMahon

Votes: 14

45. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode dated 21 May 1992 (1992)

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.6
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Robin Williams and Bette Midler were the guests. As Johnny told Bette Midler some of his favorite songs, she sang "One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)".

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Bette Midler, Doc Severinsen

Votes: 14

46. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode dated 29 October 1981 (1981)

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.6
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Stars: Johnny Carson, Angie Dickinson, Ed McMahon, Pilobolus

Votes: 13

47. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: From Los Angeles Day 1 (1963)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.6
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Stars: Johnny Carson, Skitch Henderson, Ed McMahon, Oleg Cassini

Votes: 5

48. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Of the many anthology series, Playhouse 90 is considered the most ambitious with outstanding talent in front of the camera. Attracting top ranked directors and scripts it was often filmed live including the entire first season.

Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Malcolm Atterbury

Votes: 194

49. The Johnny Carson Show (1955–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Music

8.5
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Comedy routines, featuring Johnny Carson and guests, and singing were the theme of this program.

Stars: Johnny Carson, James Arness, Dimitri Tiomkin, Jack Albertson

Votes: 69