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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Trivia

Hosts of rival late-night shows attempting to take the "late night crown" from Johnny Carson included David Susskind, Ross Shafer, Merv Griffin, Pat Sajak, Dick Cavett, Robert Klein, Alan Thicke, David Brenner, Joan Rivers, Jimmy Breslin, Ron Reagan, Steve Allen, Chevy Chase, and Arsenio Hall. See more »

Quotes

[Ed is laughing to himself]
Karnack: [annoyed] Karnack is attempting to divine an answer and you're sitting here, giggling. May I have silence, please?
Ed McMahon: Of course. You've had it many times before.
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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

Referenced in Muppet Babies: I Want My Muppet TV! (1985) See more »

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Johnny's Theme
Composed by Paul Anka
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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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