Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 12 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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(1962-1966) | (1980-1992) | (1967-1980)

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Episodes from September 1980 onward are owned by Carson Productions. Johnny Carson got the rights as part of a contract following a 1979 battle with NBC president Fred Silverman. See more »

Quotes

[from his last show - May 22, 1992]
[referring to his family in the audience and the death of Rick, his other son, in a car crash]
Johnny Carson: It would have been a perfect evening if their brother Rick had been here with us, but I guess life does what it's supposed to do and you accept it and go on.
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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 »

Connections

Spoofed in Saturday Night Live: Eric Idle/Joe Cocker/Stuff (1976) See more »

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25 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

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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