After Johnny Carson's retirement from the show, Jay Leno stepped in as his permanent replacement. The format of the show has remained largely unchanged, consisting primarily of an opening ... See full summary »
David Letterman hosted this popular late-night comedy/talk-show. Often, Dave would go on location or to the phone lines to play pranks. Some famous features of the show include the "Top Ten... See full summary »
After several guest hosting appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Dave was given his own morning talk-show. This show included a full orchestra, news breaks, and a cast of ... See full summary »
Ruth Carter Stapleton,
The show originated as a local New York City late night program in June 1953 and went onto the network in September 1954. Throughout the summer of 1956, Steve Allen was the only host. When ... See full summary »
From at least the early 1980s onward, rather than bleeping offensive language, gibberish words were usually overdubbed instead. For example, one night when a Carnack the Magnificent sketch bombed, Carson was seen to exclaim "Holy sh*t!" Viewers heard him proclaim "Holy palooga!" See more »
[the night before the last show]
Okay, all we have is tonight and tomorrow and then that's it. Boy, I haven't used that phrase since World War II.
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Whenever Carson added a skit to an episode, the "Mighty Carson Art Players" would be announced as guest stars. See more »
My dad is a Johnny Carson fan himself. He had great guests like Pearl Bailey, Don Rickles, Drew Barrymore, Joey Lawrence, Bob Newhart, And Dolly Parton. I saw an informercial of this program. There was this one time when they were playing Family Feud and the host said name something you find on a farm the contestant answered a well. Ed Mcmahon from Star Search was the announcer. Johnny had a lot of animal guests.
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