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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 11 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

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Starting in the early 1980s, gibberish words were usually dubbed over profanities. For example, one night when a Carnack the Magnificent sketch bombed, Carson exclaimed "Holy sh*t!" Viewers heard him proclaim "Holy palooga!" See more »

Quotes

[the night before the last show]
Johnny Carson: 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 »

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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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