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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 11 wins & 37 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Johnny Carson ... Himself - Host / ... (2,050 episodes, 1962-1992)
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Series Directed by
Bobby Quinn (22 episodes, 1967-1992)
Dick Carson (21 episodes, 1962-1966)
Robert Ostberg (3 episodes, 1984-1991)

Frederick De Cordova (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Jim Mulholland (1,733 episodes, 1970-1992)
Michael Barrie (1,477 episodes, 1968-1992)
Hank Bradford (1,141 episodes, 1969-1975)
Tom Finnigan (593 episodes, 1980-1992)
Raymond Siller (559 episodes, 1977-1988)
Ted Lang (478 episodes, 1972-1973)
Bob Howard (475 episodes, 1972-1973)
Hal Goodman (454 episodes, 1979-1988)
Larry Klein (454 episodes, 1979-1988)
Kevin Mulholland (454 episodes, 1979-1988)
Darrell Vickers (349 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 (257 episodes, 1970-1973)
Andrew Nicholls (233 episodes, 1987-1992)
Tony DeSena (212 episodes, 1988-1992)
Bob Keane (179 episodes, 1982-1992)
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)
Sidney Reznick (112 episodes, 1969-1970)
Patric M. Verrone (112 episodes, 1987-1990)
Marshall Brickman (110 episodes, 1969-1970)
Norm Liebmann (105 episodes, 1977-1979)
Gary Belkin (93 episodes, 1986-1987)
Pat McCormick (59 episodes, 1967-1981)
Herbert Sargent (45 episodes, 1962-1963)
Al Jean (34 episodes, 1987-1988)
Mike Reiss (34 episodes, 1987-1988)
Walter Kempley (13 episodes, 1963-1967)
Monty Aidem (8 episodes, 1983)
Bob Carman (6 episodes, 1965-1966)
Mickey Rose (3 episodes, 1969-1984)

Johnny Carson (unknown episodes)
Hal Goldman (unknown episodes)
Jay Leno (unknown episodes)
Richard Marcus (unknown episodes)
George Tricker (unknown episodes)
Allyn Warner (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Frederick De Cordova .... producer / executive producer (1,852 episodes, 1970-1992)
Peter Lassally .... producer / co-producer / ... (652 episodes, 1979-1992)
Rudy Tellez .... producer / co-producer (457 episodes, 1967-1971)
Jeff Sotzing .... producer / associate producer (233 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)
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
Terry M. Pickford (unknown episodes, 1985)
Steven B. Ross (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
John Shrum (2 episodes, 1969-1980)
 
Series Makeup Department
Kim Adrissi .... makeup artist (315 episodes, 1986-1992)
Harry Blake .... make-up / makeup artist (2 episodes, 1969-1992)
 
Series Production Management
Willis Oborn .... unit manager (1 episode, 1969)
Richard Romagnola .... unit manager (1 episode, 1969)
Walter Lewis .... production manager (1 episode, 1992)
Jim Styles .... production manager (1 episode, 1992)

John R. Holmes .... unit manager (unknown episodes, 1985-1986)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hal Venho .... associate director (1 episode, 1969)
James Kantrowe .... associate director (1 episode, 1992)
 
Series Art Department
Irv Davis Jr. .... head carpenter (1 episode, 1992)
Gregory Elliott .... prop master (1 episode, 1992)
 
Series Sound Department
Herbert H. Maxwell .... sound (1,604 episodes, 1962-1976)
Roger Cortes .... sound mixer: concert sound / audio (563 episodes, 1962-1992)
Rusty Amodeo .... chief sound effects operator (49 episodes, 1984)

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 operator (1 episode, 1969)
Carl Pitsch .... lighting director (1 episode, 1969)
William Merrill .... lighting director (1 episode, 1992)
Patrick S. Steele .... head electric (1 episode, 1992)
Kort Waddell .... camera: behind the scenes segment (1 episode, 1992)

C. Steve Goldstein .... grip (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sharon McAvoy Nichols .... wardrobe supervisor (1 episode, 1992)
 
Series Editorial Department
Chuck Droege .... videotape editor (1 episode, 1992)
Steven B. Ross .... videotape editor (1 episode, 1992)
Bob Veatch .... videotape editor (1 episode, 1992)
 
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 / musician: The Tonight Show Band - Saxophone (50 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 (3 episodes, 1969-1992)
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)
Garth Shaw .... road manager: Kenny Rogers (7 episodes, 1976-1980)
Mike Gray .... stage manager (1 episode, 1982-1992)

Bonnie Weis .... accountant (unknown episodes, 1985-1987)
Paul Block .... talent coordinator (unknown episodes)
Sy Kasoff .... talent coordinator (unknown episodes)
Jim McCawley .... talent coordinator (unknown episodes)
Don Sweeney .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"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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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (1962-1984) | Stereo (1984-1992)

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Trivia:
'The (1962) Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson' programs from September 1980 onward are owned by Carson Productions. Johnny Carson got the rights as part of a contract signed following a 1979 battle with NBC president Fred Silverman.See more »
Quotes:
Aunt Blabby:You know, I've been depressed lately.
Ed McMahon:Depressed?
Aunt Blabby:[Long pause] Yes, depressed! Why do you repeat everything? I can go to Taco Bell for that!
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2 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Funny, 2 August 2001
Author: Lho3323370 from United States, California

My dad is a Johnny Carson fan himself. He had great guests like Pearl Bailey, Don Rickles, Drew Barrymore, Joey Lawrence, Bob Newhart, And Dolly Parton. I saw an informercial of this program. There was this one time when they were playing Family Feud and the host said name something you find on a farm the contestant answered a well. Ed Mcmahon from Star Search was the announcer. Johnny had a lot of animal guests.

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