Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.
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 Himself - Announcer / ... (4,603 episodes, 1962-1992)
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 Himself - Host / ... (4,117 episodes, 1962-1992)
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 Himself - Bandleader / ... (3,536 episodes, 1967-1992)
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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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Around 10 A.M. every morning before a show, Johnny Carson would call producer Frederick De Cordova and chat for a few minutes about what guests were to appear on the show that night and discuss a sketch rehearsal, if necessary. The telephone conversation would last about ten minutes, and it was the only contact Carson and De Cordova had before each show. See more »

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Art Fern: Hello there, feature-film freaks! Art Fern here, with today's fabulous feature find.
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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 »

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Referenced in Evening Shade: Busted (1991) 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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