The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series 1962–1992) Poster

Episode List


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24 Dec. 1962
Episode dated 24 December 1962
Opera star Rise Stevens sang traditional Christmas songs on what was essentially Johnny Carson's first Christmas show.
31 Dec. 1962
Episode dated 31 December 1962
New Year's Eve show that features live remote pick-ups from Times Square with Ben Grauer.
12 Jun. 1963
Episode dated 12 June 1963
This night's Carson show featured a live remote from the New York premiere of "Cleopatra" at the Rivoli Theatre on Broadway. The premiere portion of the show, emceed by Bert Parks, quickly turned into a debacle. Parks couldn't handle the crush of celebrities outside of the theatre, and Carson clearly enjoyed watching Parks' discomfort from the safety of his Tonight Show set back at 30 Rock.
9 Nov. 1964
Episode dated 9 November 1964
On this night Johnny Carson got his first network challenge in late night when ABC debuted the heavily-promoted "Les Crane Show" opposite the Tonight Show. Carson beat Crane handily in the ratings that night and every night, and Crane was taken off the air in a mere four months.
29 Sep. 1967
Episode dated 29 September 1967
Guests are Jack Valenti and Susan Oliver, who talks in detail about her Trans-Atlantic solo flight in a single-engine plane.
25 Mar. 1969
Episode dated 25 March 1969
Patrice talks about her swimming holiday, Mason Williams plays a musical saw and swaps puns with Jerry, Callas does some improbable singing impersonations and Carlin does his disc jockey routine.
14 Nov. 1969
Episode dated 14 November 1969
Lucy brings rehearsal footage of Johnny and Ed's guest appearance on her show, Nye plays a too cool hippie TV actor, Ozzie talks about his first break in vaudeville, and his band's first big venue.