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Seasons:
1 | 27 | 28 | unknown
Release Date:
1 October 1962 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 12 wins & 37 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
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Cast

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Johnny Carson ... Himself - Host / ... (2,239 episodes, 1962-1992)
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Series Directed by
Bobby Quinn (27 episodes, 1967-1992)
Dick Carson (20 episodes, 1962-1966)
Robert Ostberg (4 episodes, 1977-1991)
Frederick De Cordova (1 episode, 1980)
 
Series Writing credits
Jim Mulholland (1,736 episodes, 1970-1992)
Michael Barrie (1,480 episodes, 1968-1992)
Hank Bradford (1,142 episodes, 1969-1975)
Tom Finnigan (596 episodes, 1980-1992)
Raymond Siller (562 episodes, 1976-1988)
Ted Lang (478 episodes, 1972-1973)
Bob Howard (475 episodes, 1972-1973)
Hal Goodman (457 episodes, 1976-1988)
Larry Klein (457 episodes, 1976-1988)
Kevin Mulholland (454 episodes, 1979-1988)
Mickey Rose (408 episodes, 1968-1984)
Darrell Vickers (352 episodes, 1985-1992)
Ed. Weinberger (267 episodes, 1965-1971)
Nick Arnold (260 episodes, 1970-1972)
Joe Bigelow (260 episodes, 1970-1971)
Stan Daniels (260 episodes, 1970-1971)
Stan Dreben (260 episodes, 1970-1971)
Tom Moore (258 episodes, 1970-1974)
Andrew Nicholls (236 episodes, 1987-1992)
Tony DeSena (215 episodes, 1988-1992)
Bob Keane (183 episodes, 1977-1992)
Bob Dolan Smith (175 episodes, 1979-1992)
Bob Reynolds (167 episodes, 1969-1970)
Ralph Goodman (159 episodes, 1969-1970)
Gary Murphy (154 episodes, 1980-1983)
David Lloyd (142 episodes, 1963-1970)
Greg Fields (116 episodes, 1979-1981)
Patric M. Verrone (115 episodes, 1987-1990)
Sidney Reznick (112 episodes, 1969-1970)
Marshall Brickman (110 episodes, 1969-1970)
Norm Liebmann (107 episodes, 1976-1979)
Gary Belkin (93 episodes, 1986-1987)
Pat McCormick (62 episodes, 1967-1981)
Herbert Sargent (45 episodes, 1962-1963)
Al Jean (34 episodes, 1987-1988)
Mike Reiss (34 episodes, 1987-1988)
Dennis Snee (31 episodes, 1981-1982)
Walter Kempley (13 episodes, 1963-1967)
Monty Aidem (8 episodes, 1983)
Bob Carman (6 episodes, 1965-1966)
Terry Hart (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Bill Daley (2 episodes, 1977)
Allyn Warner (2 episodes, 1977)
George Tricker (1 episode, 1974)

Johnny Carson (unknown episodes)
Hal Goldman (unknown episodes)
Jay Leno (unknown episodes)
Richard Marcus (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Frederick De Cordova .... producer / executive producer (1,859 episodes, 1970-1992)
Peter Lassally .... producer / co-producer / ... (661 episodes, 1972-1992)
Rudy Tellez .... producer / co-producer (457 episodes, 1967-1971)
Jeff Sotzing .... producer / associate producer (236 episodes, 1987-1992)
Art Stark .... producer (190 episodes, 1962-1968)
Jim McCawley .... co-producer (118 episodes, 1990-1992)
Perry Cross .... producer (11 episodes, 1962-1963)
Dick Manley .... commercial producer / producer: commercials (5 episodes, 1969-1977)
John Jay Carsey .... associate producer / co-producer (3 episodes, 1965-1969)

Sy Kasoff .... associate producer (unknown episodes, 1962-1966)
Stan Irwin .... producer (unknown episodes)
Wendell E. Niles Jr. .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Will Schaefer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Gene Dubois (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Charlton Holder (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Jake Rees (2 episodes, 1976-1977)

Terry M. Pickford (unknown episodes, 1985)
Steven B. Ross (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
John Shrum (5 episodes, 1969-1980)
 
Series Makeup Department
Kim Adrissi .... makeup artist (315 episodes, 1986-1992)
Ralph Gulko .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 1974-1977)
Harry Blake .... make-up / makeup artist (2 episodes, 1969-1992)
 
Series Production Management
Lloyd Bockhaus .... production manager / unit manager (4 episodes, 1974-1977)
Mary Rusznak .... unit manager (2 episodes, 1976-1977)

John R. Holmes .... unit manager (unknown episodes, 1985-1986)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Kantrowe .... associate director (3 episodes, 1977-1992)
Robert Ostberg .... associate director (2 episodes, 1974-1976)
 
Series Art Department
Bill Davis .... graphic artist / graphics (4 episodes, 1974-1977)
 
Series Sound Department
Herbert H. Maxwell .... sound (1,603 episodes, 1962-1976)
Rory O'Connor .... sound mixer (602 episodes, 1981-1991)
Roger Cortes .... sound mixer: concert sound / audio (563 episodes, 1962-1992)
Rusty Amodeo .... chief sound effects operator (49 episodes, 1984)
Dave Williams .... audio (3 episodes, 1974-1977)

Ross Martindale .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Max Russell .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Buck McDancer .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Pattison .... video controller / video (5 episodes, 1969-1977)
Bob Pohle .... lighting director (4 episodes, 1974-1977)

C. Steve Goldstein .... grip (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sharon McAvoy Nichols .... wardrobe supervisor (5 episodes, 1974-1992)
 
Series Editorial Department
Charlton Holder .... videotape editor (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Music Department
Conte Candoli .... musician: trumpet / musician: The Tonight Show Band - Trumpet (536 episodes, 1968-1992)
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar / musician: The Tonight Show Band - Guitar (323 episodes, 1972-1992)
Ross Tompkins .... musician: piano / musician: The Tonight Show Band - Piano (293 episodes, 1971-1992)
Pete Chrislieb .... musician: Saxophone (286 episodes, 1972-1992)
Joel DiBartolo .... musician: bass / musician: The Tonight Show Band - Bass (286 episodes, 1972-1992)
Ernie Tack .... musician: bass trombone / musician: The Tonight Show Band - Bass Trombone (285 episodes, 1972-1992)
Louie Bellson .... musician: drums (260 episodes, 1972)
Clark Terry .... musician: trumpet / musician: The Tonight Show Band - Trumpet (89 episodes, 1967-1992)
Charles Fox .... music arranger (65 episodes, 1965)
Tommy Newsom .... musician: saxophone / conductor / ... (52 episodes, 1962-1992)
Ed Shaughnessy .... musician: drums / musician: The Tonight Show Band - Drums (35 episodes, 1967-1992)
Snooky Young .... musician: trumpet / musician: The Tonight Show Band - Trumpet (35 episodes, 1967-1992)
Don Ashworth .... musician: saxophone / musician: The Tonight Show Band - Saxophone (26 episodes, 1990-1992)
Nick DiMaio .... musician: trumpet / musician: The Tonight Show Band - Trumpet (26 episodes, 1990-1992)
Gil Falco .... musician: trombone / musician: The Tonight Show Band - Trombone (26 episodes, 1990-1992)
Don Menza .... musician: saxophone / musician: The Tonight Show Band - Saxophone (26 episodes, 1990-1992)
Bucky Pizzarelli .... musician: guitar / musician: The Tonight Show Band - Guitar (26 episodes, 1990-1992)
Bobby Rosengarden .... musician: drums (14 episodes, 1962)
Doc Severinsen .... musical director / musical conductor / ... (5 episodes, 1969-1992)
Shelly Cohen .... assistant conductor / assistant musical director / ... (5 episodes, 1974-1992)
James Argiro .... guest conductor / key musician (4 episodes, 1973-1975)
Michael O'Neill .... musician (2 episodes, 1985-1986)

John Bambridge .... orchestrator (unknown episodes)
Willis Holman .... orchestrator (unknown episodes)
Al Lapin .... orchestra manager (unknown episodes)
Will Schaefer .... orchestrator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Debbie Vickers .... talent coordinator (349 episodes, 1985-1992)
Betty Wesley .... production associate / production assistant (111 episodes, 1962-1963)
Larry Goldman .... page (46 episodes, 1969)
Garth Shaw .... road manager: Kenny Rogers (9 episodes, 1976-1980)
Mike Gray .... dga stage manager / stage manager (6 episodes, 1982-1992)
Shirley Wood .... talent coordinator (5 episodes, 1969-1977)
Robert Dolce .... talent coordinator (5 episodes, 1974-1992)
Paul Block .... talent coordinator (3 episodes, 1974-1977)
Jeri Farrell .... stage manager (3 episodes, 1974-1977)
Emily Marshall .... assistant to producer / assistant: producer (3 episodes, 1974-1977)
Howard Papush .... talent coordinator (3 episodes, 1974-1977)
Jan Schwarz .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1974-1977)
Dan Ford .... stage manager (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Peggy Grifferty .... commercial coordinator (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Gene Schwarz .... technical director (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Barbara Shotell .... talent coordinator (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Craig Tennis .... talent coordinator (2 episodes, 1969-1974)
Joan Klein .... assistant: Mr. Carson (2 episodes, 1976-1977)

Bonnie Weis .... accountant (unknown episodes, 1985-1987)
Sy Kasoff .... talent coordinator (unknown episodes)
Jim McCawley .... talent coordinator (unknown episodes)
Don Sweeney .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
Kurt Kelly .... special thanks: friend and cast member (1 episode, 1984)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Carson" - USA (informal title)
"Johnny Carson" - USA (rerun title)
"The Best of Carson" - USA (rerun title)
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Runtime:
105 min (1962-1966) | 60 min (1980-1992) | USA:90 min (1967-1980)
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (1962-1984) | Stereo (1984-1992)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Over the years, a number of traditions were introduced into the opening of the show and Johnny Carson's monologue, including: Ed McMahon's call "Heeeeerrrre's Johnny!", Carson swinging an imaginary golf club at the end of the monologue, Carson pulling down the boom mike to announce "Attention K-Mart shoppers!", and Carson breaking into a soft-shoe dance as the band plays "Tea for Two." These last two were usually used when jokes failed.See more »
Quotes:
[last lines of show]
Johnny Carson:You people watching, I can only tell you that it's been an honor and a privilege coming into your homes all these years to entertain you. And I hope when I find something I want to do and think you would like, I can come back and
[you will be]
Johnny Carson:as gracious in inviting me into your homes as you have been.
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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
a university of comedy and entertainment, 25 December 2001
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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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