The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

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(1962-1966) | (1980-1992) | (1967-1980)

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When the show first aired, virtually everyone, including Johnny Carson, smoked on-camera. By the mid-80s, smoking openly on television was a thing of the past, but Carson's cigarette box remained on his desk until his final broadcast. See more »

Quotes

[from his "What Democracy Means To Me" monologue - September 11, 1991]
Johnny Carson: To me, democracy means placing trust in the little guy, giving the fruits of nationhood to those who built the nation. Democracy means anyone can grow up to be president, and anyone who doesn't grow up can be vice president.
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Crazy Credits

Whenever Carson added a skit to an episode, the "Mighty Carson Art Players" would be announced as guest stars. See more »

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Referenced in Fame: Alone in a Crowd (1982) See more »

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Johnny Carson, His Work Will Live On
5 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For thirty years Johnny Carson's tonight show defined main stream late night television. For thirty years main stream was a very good thing. I think that the fact that his show hasn't been on since 1992 makes us realize what we have truly missed. Fortunately a lot of his shows have been saved. In the beginning his guests included Groucho Marx, Jack Benny, George Burns, Buddy Hackett and many others too numerous to list. In the end he was discovering the talents of Jerry Seinfeld, Roseanne Barr, and Drew Carey. Bob Hope of course was pretty much on his show through out. Thirty years with thousands of quality guests and thousands of quality laughs, that is his legacy. An unmatched legacy indeed.


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