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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On 28 March 1974 rumors that 'The (1962) Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson' was to be assaulted by a "streaker" became a reality when show writer Pat McCormick dashed across the stage naked at the end of Johnny Carson's monologue. Johnny was completely taken by surprise by the sight of the 300lb McCormick running naked in front of the audience. See more »

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[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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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 Mad Men: The Doorway, Part 1 (2013) See more »

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Funny+Awesome+Classic=Johnny Carson
4 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This show is downright hilarious! Johnny Carson is the funniest comedian ever! Period. You have to love Johnny. The moments on his show can't be beat. Ed Ames' tomahawk toss, Don Rickles breaks Johnny's cigarette box, Bob Hope's stand-up act about Johnny, the spoofs of Mr. Rogers, Walter Cronkite, and Tarzan, and many, many more. However, I wasn't even a year old when Johnny retired, so I didn't get to see him on NBC. But I have DVDs featuring highlights of his show which are hilarious. They ought to show reruns on E or TV Land or somewhere. I mean this is the King of Late Night, the Silver Fox,America's King of Comedy for 30 years. As my title of this review says, "Funny+Awesome+Classic=Johnny Carson." No matter what anyone says no one will be better than Johnny. No one! Not at all!


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