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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In the show's first 10 years, it was shot in New York, and Carson made yearly trips to Burbank, CA. Production moved to Burbank in May 1972. The show made 3-week visits to New York in November 1972 and May 1973. The next time the show traveled to New York was May 1994, when Jay Leno had become host. See more »

Quotes

[from his last show - May 22, 1992]
Johnny Carson: And so it has come to this. I am one of the lucky people in the world. I found something that I always wanted to do and I have enjoyed every single minute of it.
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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 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tom Hanks (2004) See more »

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Carson and company helped lay the foundation for contemporary topical humor in the US. From '62 to '92, the most significant pitches for movies, books and live appearances on the part of actors, authors, politicians and every other kind of luminary came before America and the world at Carson's desk. This show probably experienced an unrepeatable level of success.


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