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


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Tonight! (1953) (TV Series)
Tonight! America After Dark (1957) (TV Series)
The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957) (TV Series)
The Tonight Show (1962) (TV Series)

Followed by 

Late Night with David Letterman (1982) (TV Series)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) (TV Series)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) (TV Series)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009) (TV Series)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014) (TV Series)

Edited into 

Carson's Comedy Classics (1983) (TV Series)


The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 10th Anniversary (1972) (TV Movie)
Special tribute to the series
Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 17th Anniversary Special (1979) (TV Movie)
Special tribute to the series
Johnny Carson's 18th Anniversary Special (1980) (TV Movie)
Tribute special to the series
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 19th Anniversary Special (1981) (TV Movie)
Special tribute to the series
Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 20th Anniversary (1982) (TV Movie)
Special tribute to the series
Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 22nd Anniversary (1984) (TV Movie)
Special tribute to the series
Johnny Carson Presents the Tonight Show Comedians (1984) (TV Movie)
Compilation special from the series
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 25th Anniversary Special (1987) (TV Movie)
Special tribute to the series

Referenced in 

The Jack Benny Program: Johnny Carson Guest (1963) (TV Episode)
Jack provides Johnny a set with a desk like his show.
Get Smart: Too Many Chiefs (1965) (TV Episode)
The Chief explains that Alexi Sebastian impersonated Johnny on the Tonight Show for two weeks
The Monkees: The Monkee's Paw (1968) (TV Episode)
Mendrek gets an offer to be on this show
The Monkees: The Monkees in Paris (1968) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by James Frawley
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: Episode #1.9 (1968) (TV Episode)
Theme tune plays as Dick comes out to do the news
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: Episode #2.1 (1968) (TV Episode)
Theme tune plays as Dick Martin comes out to do the news
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: Episode #2.7 (1968) (TV Episode)
Title referenced during the cocktail party
Hello Down There (1969)
Characters talk about this show in conjunction with Merv Griffin's.
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: Episode #3.23 (1970) (TV Episode)
Title referenced during Dick's news items
Trader Hornee (1970)
Algona is introduced the same way Johnny was by Ed McMahon
Pound (1970)
"That Johnny Carson thing"
All in the Family: Success Story (1971) (TV Episode)
referenced by Archie
Plaza Suite (1971)
"The Tonight Show" is mentioned.
All in the Family: Gloria Poses in the Nude (1971) (TV Episode)
Discussed by Archie and Edith
Is There Sex After Death? (1971)
The announcer mimics the "Here's Johnny" intro when introducing Merkin the Magician.
All in the Family: Edith's Problem (1972) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Archie
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour: Episode #2.8 (1972) (TV Episode)
Mentioned while introducing Burt Reynolds
All in the Family: Sammy's Visit (1972) (TV Episode)
Archie says that he saw Sammy Davis Jr. on the Johnny Carson show
All in the Family: Maude (1972) (TV Episode)
Maude, referring to Archie going back to the hotel to watch TV: "Gov. Wallace is on 'The Tonight Show.' He'll love it".
Maude: Like Mother, Like Daughter (1972) (TV Episode)
Carol and her date watch his appearance on the show.
Senta (1972)
"Johnny Carson" is mentioned by the narrator.
Sanford and Son: A Visit from Lena Horne (1973) (TV Episode)
The studio tour visits the stage where this show is taped, and Fred says "Heeere's Johnny!"
All in the Family: Second Honeymoon (1973) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Archie
Rhoda: Everything I Have Is Yours, Almost (1975) (TV Episode)
Brenda mentions the Carnac fortune telling routine.
Sanford and Son: Earthquake II (1975) (TV Episode)
Hoppy makes a joke about the Slauson Cutoff, then says "Here's Johnny!" and makes Johnny Carson's golf-swing gesture
Rhoda: Call Me Grandma (1975) (TV Episode)
Martin mentions watching the show.
Saturday Night Live: Elliott Gould/Anne Murray (1976) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during a film by Albert Brooks
All in the Family: Love by Appointment (1976) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Murder by Death (1976)
Character claims to have been on the Carson show.
Temptations (1976)
TV show mentioned by actress Jennifer Welles.
Rhoda: H-e-e-e-r-e's Johnny (1976) (TV Episode)
Title reference: Ed McMahon introduction of Johnny Carson on the show.
Saturday Night Live: Buck Henry/The Band (1976) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
The Sonny and Cher Show: Episode #2.13 (1976) (TV Episode)
Theme tune sung in the TV themes medley
Saturday Night Live: Steve Martin/The Kinks (1977) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during cold opening and Weekend Update
Sanford and Son: Funny, You Don't Look It (1977) (TV Episode)
Fred mentions watching Alex Haley's appearance on this program.
Saturday Night Live: Sissy Spacek/Richard Baskin (1977) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
Saturday Night Live: Elliott Gould/Kate & Anna McGarrigle/Roslyn Kind (1977) (TV Episode)
Referenced during cold opening
Annie Hall (1977)
A man outside a movie theater recognizes Alvy as having appeared on the show.
Saturday Night Live: Eric Idle/Neil Innes (1977) (TV Episode)
Nixon adresses David Frost as 'Johnny'
Saturday Night Live: Shelley Duvall/Joan Armatrading (1977) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Jane Curtin on Weekend Update
Thunder and Lightning (1977)
Rudi Volpone mentions he only watches Carson.
Soap: Episode #1.3 (1977) (TV Episode)
The Godfather says his mother hates it whenever guest hosts are on The Tonight Show.
Lou Grant: Aftershock (1977) (TV Episode)
There is a phone call from this show to the man whose cockroaches can predict earthquakes
All in the Family: Archie and the KKK: Part 1 (1977) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Archie
Lou Grant: Airliner (1978) (TV Episode)
Art's date says her son goes to bed right after Johnny Carson.
I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)
The Beatles do not know who Johnny Carson is.
Ringo (1978) (TV Movie)
Title mentioned by Marty the manager
All in the Family: End in Sight (1978) (TV Episode)
The show is briefly mentioned
Saturday Night Live: Steve Martin/Van Morrison (1978) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Steve Martin during restaurant sketch
Magic (1978)
"The Carson Show" mentioned
The Rockford Files: Local Man Eaten by Newspaper (1978) (TV Episode)
Dennis responding to Jim's question about future events: "What am I, Carnac the Magnificent?"
The White Shadow: Bonus Baby (1978) (TV Episode)
Ken mentions Carnac the Magnificent
Blue Heat (1978)
TV show title mentioned by actor Ray Wells.
Legends of the Superheroes (1979) (TV Series)
Weather Wizard impersonates Johnny Carson
All in the Family: The Appendectomy (1979) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Archie
Hardcore (1979)
Jake says he doesn't care who's on 'Johnny Carson'.
Saturday Night Live: Kate Jackson/Delbert McClinton (1979) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Fred Silverman sketch
Wonder Woman: A Date with Doomsday (1979) (TV Episode)
Val says 'it's not like being on Johnny Carson or anything'
The Bad News Bears: Emily Loves Morris (1979) (TV Episode)
Ogilvie mentions Johnny Carson's monologue.
The Chevy Chase National Humor Test (1979) (TV Movie)
Indirect mention by Martin Mull
Saturday Night Live: Michael Palin/James Taylor (1979) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Fred Silverman
Diff'rent Strokes: Feudin' and Fussin': Part 1 (1979) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
Taxi: Latka's Revolting (1979) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Latka
Saturday Night Live: Ted Knight/Desmond Child & Rouge (1979) (TV Episode)
Gary Coleman is announced to be guest hosting the Tonight Show
Saturday Night Live: Rodney Dangerfield/The J. Geils Band (1980) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the monologue
Serial (1980)
Saturday Night Live: Burt Reynolds/Anne Murray (1980) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during the monologue
Fame (1980)
The Shining (1980)
Jack Nicholson ad-libbed the line "Here's Johnny!" in imitation of announcer Ed McMahon's famous introduction of Johnny Carson on the TV program "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962-1992).
Sanford: The Benefit (1980) (TV Episode)
Sammy mentions this show as one on which he will be appearing.
Saturday Night Live: Ellen Burstyn/Aretha Franklin/Keith Sykes (1980) (TV Episode)
Title referenced during Ed McMahon School of Laughing commercial
Sanford: Love Is Blind (1981) (TV Episode)
Fred says he dozed off while watching this show.
Diff'rent Strokes: The Older Man (1981) (TV Episode)
Johnny Carson mentioned by Arnold.
Fame: Passing Grade (1982) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Danny several times
Fame: Alone in a Crowd (1982) (TV Episode)
Angelo Martelli mentions Carson's monologue
Saturday Night Live: Olivia Newton-John (1982) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during SNL Newsbreak
Q (1982)
character makes reference to the "Carson Show".
Gimme a Break!: Brother Ed and the Hooker (1982) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
Saturday Night Live: Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas/The Bus Boys (1983) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Ed McMahon For Rent
Without a Trace (1983)
Quote: "I once heard about a greenroom on Johnny Carson"
Hill Street Blues: The Belles of St. Mary's (1983) (TV Episode)
LaRue mentions Johnny Carson's show.
Saturday Night Live: Bruce Dern/Leon Redbone (1983) (TV Episode)
Referenced on Saturday Night News
The A-Team: A Nice Place to Visit (1983) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Hannibal
Going Berserk (1983)
Dr. Ted says it's not as simple as the Amazing Kreskin memorizing some names from the Tonight Show audience.
At the Movies: The Stinkers of 1983 (1983) (TV Episode)
Roger Ebert makes reference to the Mighty Carson Art Players.
The A-Team: Say It with Bullets (1984) (TV Episode)
Murdock imitates Johnny Carson
Repo Man (1984)
Otto mocks, "Put him on Johnny Carson?" as in: put him "the scientist" as a guest on The Tonight Show Starring "Johnny Carson".
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Mr. T (1984) (TV Special)
Title referenced by Bob Hope
Iceman (1984)
Maynard suggest Iceman will have to go on the Tonight Show once his excistence get's known publicly.
In Heaven There Is No Beer? (1984)
The show is mentioned by name.
Miami Vice: Heart of Darkness (1984) (TV Episode)
referenced by name
Overnight Sensation (1984) (Short)
Eve leaves a message on the answering machine saying she's been invited to be on the show
Saturday Night Live: Mr. T and Hulk Hogan/The Commodores (1984) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Steve Landesberg
At the Movies: Heartbreakers/The Hit/Alamo Bay/A Private Function (1985) (TV Episode)
In the discussion on "Heartbreakers" (1984), Roger Ebert mentions that Carol Wayne is from this show.
The Making of 'Superman III' (1985) (TV Movie)
Christopher Reeve mentions one of Richard Pryor's appearances on the show.
After Hours (1985)
Muppet Babies: I Want My Muppet TV! (1985) (TV Episode)
Piggy imagines appearing on this show.
Amazing Stories: Remote Control Man (1985) (TV Episode)
Walter's remote control accidentally brings Ed McMahon to life. McMahon says, "Here's Walter!"
Saturday Night Live: Tom Hanks/Sade (1985) (TV Episode)
Title referenced during 'Observational Stand-ups'
Saturday Night Live: Catherine Oxenberg and Paul Simon/Ladysmith Black Mambazo (1986) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during the Late Show sketch as well as Weekend Update
Nudes at Eleven (1986) (Video)
Connie Savage said, she could be hosting the "Tonight Show"
The Golden Girls: Take Him, He's Mine (1986) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Dorothy
Soul Man (1986)
George says he wants to stay up late to watch the Johnny Carson show, because Joan Rivers is hosting
The Greatest American Hero: The Greatest American Heroine (1986) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Bill
Charles in Charge: The Naked Truth (1987) (TV Episode)
Professor Wycliffe refers to the series.
Hunk (1987)
Bradley asks Hunk if he's willing to start World War III "just to get laid more and to guest host on the Carson show"
Burglar (1987)
Growing Pains: Born Free (1987) (TV Episode)
While Jason mimicks a golf swing he says, "Here's Jason."
Making Mr. Right (1987)
Mentioned as a possible talk show for Ulysses to appear on
Terminal Exposure (1987)
Johnny Carson mentioned.
Harry and the Hendersons (1987)
The "Carson show" is mentioned several times
Maid to Order (1987)
Mentioned by Stan.
Mama's Family: Teacher's Pet (1987) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Naomi.
Hunter: Naked Justice: Part 1 (1988) (TV Episode)
mentioned by name
Full House: But Seriously Folks (1988) (TV Episode)
D.J. mentions watching the show.
Short Circuit 2 (1988)
"Here's Johnny" (The catchphrase used by Ed McMahon in The Tonight Show)
Hot to Trot (1988)
One of the talk shows Don says he'd like to appear on
Punchline (1988)
Tom Hanks' character Steven Gold had a chance to appear on the Tonight Show
Glitch! (1988)
"Here's Johnny" reference.
Who's the Boss?: Double Dump (1988) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mona
Lip Service (1988) (TV Movie)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Cosmic Princess (1989) (TV Episode)
Mentioned when Crow cuts Joel's hair
Night Court: The Trouble Is Not in Your Set (1989) (TV Episode)
"And now, he-e-e-re's Harry!"; show reference
Good Morning, Miss Bliss: Stevie (1989) (TV Episode)
It is one of the TV talk shows mentioned by Lisa that Stevie has recently appeared on.
Relentless (1989)
Malloy mentions a fictional episode where Angela Taylor, one of Buck's victims, previously guest starred.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Crawling Eye (1989) (TV Episode)
Servo: Here's Johnny!
Night Terror (1989)
U.F.O. Abduction (1989) (Video)
Mentioned in dialogue
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Project Moonbase (1990) (TV Episode)
Crow: "We're centrally located just off the Slauson Cutoff."
Tiny Toon Adventures: Hare-Raising Night (1990) (TV Episode)
Dr. Splicer introduces himself, saying, "Here's Gene-y!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Catalina Caper (1990) (TV Episode)
Joel: People smoked openly on The Tonight Show...
Tiny Toon Adventures: Hollywood Plucky (1990) (TV Episode)
Plucky disguises himself as Johnny Carson while trying to enter DaVille Studio.
Law & Order: Everybody's Favorite Bagman (1990) (TV Episode)
Swersky is questioned about a coat and says "What am I - Carnac?" Carnac the Magnificent was a character played by Carson on Tonight Show.
L.A. Story (1991)
Cheers: Crash of the Titans (1991) (TV Episode)
Sam uses the phrase, "Here's Johnny!"
Full House: Joey Goes Hollywood (1991) (TV Episode)
In a fantasy sequence, Michelle introduces Joey in an imitation of the famous "Here's Johnny" line.
Quantum Leap: Glitter Rock - April 12, 1974 (1991) (TV Episode)
Nick tells Sam that he should be on "Carson".
Seinfeld: The Heart Attack (1991) (TV Episode)
Jerry wonders aloud, "Did I insult Johnny on 'The Tonight Show'?"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Time of the Apes (1991) (TV Episode)
"It's just like Ed Ames on 'The Tonight Show'!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Daddy-O (1991) (TV Episode)
Tom: "A couple of magic tricks on 'Carson'"
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Future Shock (1991) (TV Episode)
In a daydream sequence, Ms. Musso and Frank portray Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon, respectively, on "The Tonight Show."
Past Midnight (1991)
"went back to watching 'Johnny Carson'."
Blobermouth (1991)
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror II (1991) (TV Episode)
Marge, Bart, and Lisa are shown watching Johnny Carson on TV playing his character Carnac the Magnificent.
The Simpsons: Lisa's Pony (1991) (TV Episode)
Bart and Lisa watch "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" on TV.
Evening Shade: Busted (1991) (TV Episode)
references the show
JFK (1991)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow: (as Art Fern) Mmmmm, that's good pill.
Saturday Night Live: Woody Harrelson/Vanessa Williams (1992) (TV Episode)
Johnny Carson's last Tonight Show sung about by Opera Man during Weekend Update
Showbiz Today: Episode dated 21 May 1992 (1992) (TV Episode)
There is an item on Johnny's last show
The Larry Sanders Show: The Promise (1992) (TV Episode)
Larry says he started his career as a stand-up comedian on Merv Griffin's show, but then went to Carson's, and excuses it was ok since they were on at different times of the day.
The Ben Stiller Show: With Bobcat Goldthwait (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Bobcat Goldthwait
The Simpsons: Lisa's First Word (1992) (TV Episode)
Homer watches an episode.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Rebel Set (1992) (TV Episode)
Tom: "From Hollywood, 'The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson'"
The Ben Stiller Show: With Garry Shandling (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andy
Used People (1992)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Monster A-Go Go (1993) (TV Episode)
"He's good at that he should be on Carson"
The Simpsons: Krusty Gets Kancelled (1993) (TV Episode)
Johnny's door bell is the theme song to this TV series.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Operation Double 007 (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow impersonate Art Fern.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Atomic Brain (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: (as Art Fern) Oo-hoo, the Slauson Cutoff!
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Radar Secret Service (1993) (TV Episode)
Mike: (as Johnny Carson) You know Ed, that was a long way for a little bit.
My Girl 2 (1994)
Harry suggests Vada attend a "Carson taping" in L.A.
Angie (1994)
Angie mentions Carnac the Magnificent
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Girls Town (1994) (TV Episode)
Tom hums "Johnny's Theme" as a character enters a room.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Dead Talk Back (1994) (TV Episode)
referenced by Servo
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Violent Years (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow: "I did not know that!"
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror V (1994) (TV Episode)
In "The Shinning," Homer breaks through the door and says, "Here's Johnny!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Sinister Urge (1994) (TV Episode)
A character in the film mentions "Lt. Carson," after which Tom says, "Hey-o!"
Beanstalk (1994)
"Here's Giant!"
Totally Bill Hicks (1994) (Video)
The Ren & Stimpy Show: Ol' Blue Nose/Stupid Sidekick Union (1995) (TV Episode)
One of the sidekick auditioners resembles Ed McMahon as he appeared in this show.
Tommy Boy (1995)
Richard does a Johnny Carson impersonation while drinking in the car.
The Beatles Anthology (1995) (TV Mini-Series)
Saturday Night Live: Anthony Edwards/Foo Fighters (1995) (TV Episode)
Johnny Carson mentioned on Weekend Update
Caught (1996)
The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
mentioned by Alan Isaacman at the final process
Saturday Night Live: Jeff Goldblum/En Vogue (1997) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Larry King (Norm MacDonald)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies (1997) (TV Episode)
When someone enters from behind a curtain, Crow sings the Tonight Show theme.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Agent for H.A.R.M. (1997) (TV Episode)
Crow hums the theme music.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Invasion of the Neptune Men (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike: (a la The Edge of Wetness) And he bought a stainless steel brassiere from this man!
Chicago Cab (1997)
mentioned in film
Don King: Only in America (1997) (TV Movie)
Johnny Carson and "Here's Johnny!" referenced in dialogue.
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Little Big Kraft (1998) (TV Episode)
When Gordie drops his tray, Mr. Kraft cries: "Hiyo!"
Just Shoot Me!: Amblushed (1998) (TV Episode)
Dennis imitates Karnak the Magnificent.
Mr. Show with Bob and David: Show Me Your Weenis! (1998) (TV Episode)
Rich Little does an impression of Johnny Carson
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Girl in Gold Boots (1999) (TV Episode)
Mike: (as Art Fern) Oooh, that hurts.
Boy Meets World: State of the Unions (1999) (TV Episode)
Alan refers to the fact that ALF once hosted the series.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Track of the Moon Beast (1999) (TV Episode)
Servo: (as Ed McMahon) Hi-yo, get the kids outta the room.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders (1999) (TV Episode)
Mike: Save it for Carson, Grandpa.
Hope Island: Batten Down the Hatches (1999) (TV Episode)
Kevin asks a Trivial Pursuit question on Johnny Carson's sidekick on the show.
Next Friday (2000)
Just Shoot Me!: Finch on Ice (2000) (TV Episode)
Ed McMahon, who was Johnny's sidekick, asks if he sent flowers.
Twice in a Lifetime: The Escape Artist (2000) (TV Episode)
There is a booking agent for the television show at the club.
Lucky Numbers (2000)
Mercy Streets (2000)
"Here's Johnny!" is scrawled on the doorframe outside John's apartment.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Blood Drops (2000) (TV Episode)
Carnac the Magnificent is referenced
Everybody Loves Raymond: Ray's Journal (2001) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Marie.
Annie Goes to Hollywood (2001) (TV Movie)
A Huey P. Newton Story (2001) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by Newton
Family Guy: Brian Does Hollywood (2001) (TV Episode)
Joan Rivers mentions that she used to guest host the Tonight Show.
50 Years of NBC Late Night (2001) (TV Special)
The Simpsons: The Blunder Years (2001) (TV Episode)
Mesmerino performs the same guessing trick as Carnack. Moe also imitates Johnny Carson when he drinks some Yaqui tea and says, "Mmm, that's good Yaqui!"
Marty the Magnificent (2001) (Short)
Marty is slated to appear on the show
Monday Night Mayhem (2002) (TV Movie)
Roone says, "CBS has 'I Love Lucy'; NBC has the Johnny Carson show."
South Park: Jared Has Aides (2002) (TV Episode)
Cartman hums the Tonight Show theme song as Butters' parents arrive.
Gilmore Girls: Help Wanted (2002) (TV Episode)
When Richard predicts the ringing of his office telephone before it happens, Lorelai says, "Next time, hold an envelope to your head before you do that."
Witchblade: Lagrimas (2002) (TV Episode)
Sarah likes a man who "loves and misses Johnny Carson".
Auto Focus (2002)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Fairly OddParents: Hail to the Chief/Twistory (2002) (TV Episode)
"Here's Timmy!"
Comedian (2002)
Jerry Seinfeld and Garry Shandling mention their appearances on the show.
Scrubs: My Lucky Day (2002) (TV Episode)
J.D., imitating Ed McMahon, says, "You are correct, sir!"
Mass Murder (2002) (Video)
Alluded to by Richard Ramirez mentioning Ed McMahaon.
That '70s Show: Bring It on Home (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Bob.
Tarnation (2003)
That '70s Show: Magic Bus (2003) (TV Episode)
When Kitty says that it is a special night in the bedroom, Red asks if Bob Newhart is on the Tonight Show.
Do Over: Chilghetti (2003) (TV Episode)
Bill refers to Joel as "Carnac" after he claims to know the future.
Gilmore Girls: Scene in a Mall (2004) (TV Episode)
Lorelai imitates Carson's Carnac character.
Dinner for Five: Episode #3.3 (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments (2004) (TV Movie)
Dana Carvey as Johnny Carson is one of the moments
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tom Hanks (2004) (TV Special)
Mentioned by the three stand-ups
Late Show with David Letterman: Peter Lassally/Doc Severinsen/Johnny Carson Tribute (2005) (TV Episode)
Referenced during interview with Peter Lassally.
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live (2005) (TV Special)
Mentioned in Steve Martin cold opening
Scrubs: My Roommates (2005) (TV Episode)
"Hiyo!" "You are correct, sir!"
Weeds: Good Shit Lollipop (2005) (TV Episode)
"Heeeeere's Johnny" is quoted
The Office: The Dundies (2005) (TV Episode)
referenced in dialogue
Tripping the Rift: Chode's Near Death-Experience (2005) (TV Episode)
Bob says 'Here's Johnny'
Silence Becomes You (2005)
Luke enters a room while shouting: "Here's Johnny"
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005)
Explicitly mentioned by a character
Life of the Party (2005)
Michael holds an envelope to his forehead like Carnac and describes what is inside
Score! The Music of 'Family Guy' (2005) (Video)
mentioned once
The Simpsons: Kiss Kiss, Bang Bangalore (2006) (TV Episode)
Homer plays Karnak using his Sikh bodyguard's turban
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Episode dated 3 May 2006 (2006) (TV Episode)
Ellen mentions to Merv Griffin (one of the guests in this episode) that she appeared in this show.
Psych: Pilot (2006) (TV Episode)
Lassiter references Carnac the Magnificent.
Heroes: Unaired Premiere Episode (2006) (TV Episode)
Thayer refers to Matt as "the Amazing Karnack."
Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Diff'rent Strokes' (2006) (TV Movie)
The show is mentioned by name.
Heroes: Chapter Three 'One Giant Leap' (2006) (TV Episode)
Audrey refers to Matt as "Karnack."
Black Dahlia (2006) (Video)
"Who are you, Carnac? I hate people who can read minds."
Saturday Night Live: Jeremy Piven/AFI (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by 'Rich Little'
Veronica Mars: Debasement Tapes (2007) (TV Episode)
Veronica imitates Carnac.
The Great Buck Howard (2008)
Johnny Carson's show is mentioned
Triloquist (2008)
"Almost made the Carson show."
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 18 June 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Dennis Miller references this show while talking about Ed McMahon.
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 25 June 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Dennis Miller makes reference to this program in the 'Miller Time' segment.
The New Adventures of Old Christine: Rage Against the Christine (2008) (TV Episode)
The gang plays a celebrity guessing game, and Barb says the phrase 'Here's..' aiming at 'Johnny Carson' as the correct answer. However, Richard and New Christine doesn't get the 'Johnny' reference, and instead comes up with all kinds of ridiculous suggestions, finally convincing themselves that the correct answer is 'Andie MacDowell'. At a later round, Richard gives the same 'Here's..', and New Christine instantly gives the then correct answer 'Andie MacDowell'.
500 Days of Summer (2009)
DVD is shown in a video store ("Carson").
The Office: Lecture Circuit: Part 2 (2009) (TV Episode)
After making a joke, Pam says "hey-oh!" to the camera - Ed McMahon's catchphrase.
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Jerry Seinfeld/Craig Bierko (2009) (TV Episode)
Nathan Lane refers to Bette Midler's appearance as Carson's last guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #17.91 (2009) (TV Episode)
Conan O'Brien acknowledges a man in the audience who was also at Carson's last show
The Mentalist: Redemption (2009) (TV Episode)
The policeman refers to Jane as "Carnac."
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.15 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jay says that Johnny used to call new comedians "young man"
Modern Family: My Funky Valentine (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay tells Gloria that David Brenner has been on Johnny Carson a hundred times.
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Episode #6.105 (2010) (TV Episode)
Craig Ferguson discusses the history of various significant late-night talk shows
In Plain Sight: Whistle Stop (2010) (TV Episode)
Mary says, "for seven years I get a combo-geyser of Wikipedia, Jeopardy, Star Trek, Dead Poets Society and Karnac the Magnificent."
Parks and Recreation: Telethon (2010) (TV Episode)
Martin Housely (imitating Johnny Carson) says, "Weird, wacky stuff!"
Grown Ups (2010)
mentioned in song lyrics
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.87 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions Johnny's character Carnac the Magnificent
Late Show with David Letterman: Joan Rivers/Bill Burr/Steve Winwood (2010) (TV Episode)
Joan Rivers discusses her time on this show.
Kevin Pollak: The Littlest Suspect (2010) (TV Movie)
Mentioned in a comedy bit.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.105 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that the surviving episodes of the series have been digitized
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.111 (2010) (TV Episode)
Steve Buscemi says he was a stand-up comedian during the time Freddie Prinze was appearing on "The Tonight Show"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.13 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Florence Henderson was the first woman to guest host the show
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.33 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay says that Dennis Miller didn't do standup when he appeared on Johnny's show
Conan: A Quantum of Kwanzaa (2010) (TV Episode)
Actor Kevin Spacey (while being interviewed by Conan O'Brien) mentions this show
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.81 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that the last time Kathy Bates was on "The Tonight Show," he was guest hosting
After Lately: The List (2011) (TV Episode)
Brad and Heather talk about Johnny Carson having rotating guest hosts on his talk show.
Stiller & Meara: Jerry & Anne (2011) (TV Episode)
Stiller and Meara mention they were on the show.
Conan: Cut, Cap, Balance, and Boogie (2011) (TV Episode)
Conan calls one of his punchlines 'classic Johnny Carson'
Conan: A Man for All Flu Seasons (2011) (TV Episode)
Title referenced by Jimmy Pardo
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.41 (2011) (TV Episode)
Dennis Miller says that after Barack Obama leaves office, he should become Jay's Ed McMahon and do the "Carnac the Magnificent" routine with him
30 Rock: Alexis Goodlooking and the Case of the Missing Whisky (2012) (TV Episode)
Lynn says that Johnny Carson made a joke about her in his monologue
Justified: Watching the Detectives (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Raylan
Frost on Interviews (2012) (TV Movie)
Title appears on screen when Johnny Carson is mentioned (as The Tonight Show).
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.114 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay says that he's surprised that Debbie Gibson never appeared on "The Tonight Show" even when Johnny was the host
Mad Men: The Other Woman (2012) (TV Episode)
Don mentions watching the show.
Woody Allen: A Documentary (2012)
still shown
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.195 (2012) (TV Episode)
Kirsten Dunst says that her grandfather appeared on the show as a noted cyclist after having missed the 1980 Olympics due to its boycott
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.3 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay says that the cigarette box Johnny used to keep on his desk is now filled with pens
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.69 (2013) (TV Episode)
In a comedy segment, Jay tells Carson Daly that he got his name because he was conceived while his mother was watching the show
Justified: Truth and Consequences (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Mad Men: The Doorway, Part 1 (2013) (TV Episode)
Peggy and her co-workers discuss a controversial stand up comedian, who supposedly appeared on a night when Phyllis Diller was guest-hosting.
Mad Men: Collaborators (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us: Masters of the Universe (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay Bakker: "They had like, you know, 'Here's Johnny' but, you know, they had a host that said, 'Here's Jim and Tammy'."
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.138 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay says that as an homage to "The Tonight Show," Matt Lauer is wearing a Johnny Carson jacket
The Office: A.A.R.M. (2013) (TV Episode)
Oscar makes a joke and then says, "Hey-o!"
Behind the Candelabra (2013) (TV Movie)
Liberace and Scott mention the show.
Arrested Development: Smashed (2013) (TV Episode)
Theme song heard
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.163 (2013) (TV Episode)
Betty White talks about appearing on the show and forgetting the lyrics of a song she was singing
Carlsen's Curse with Steve Railsback (2013) (Video)
mentioned once
Honest Trailers: Home Alone (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the narrator
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Bill Maher/Whitney Cummings/Jennifer Nettles (2014) (TV Episode)
Bill Maher mentions that Bette Midler sang to Johnny near the end of the series
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Jimmy Fallon/Betty White/Bonnie Raitt (2014) (TV Episode)
Betty White talks about appearing on the show
RuPaul's Drag Race: Queens of Talk (2014) (TV Episode)
RuPaul says "Heeeeeeeeeeeere's RuPaul!"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Dolly Parton/Taylor Kitsch (2014) (TV Episode)
Mets Bucket Hat Guy chronicles the "Tonight Show" hosts since Johnny Carson
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Barbara Walters/Mama June & Honey Boo Boo/Iliza Shlesinger (2014) (TV Episode)
Barbara Walters discusses the times she was guest host on this show
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Barbra Streisand (2014) (TV Episode)
Jimmy and Barbra Streisand talk about her appearances on the show in the 1960s, and Jimmy shows a still
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Julianna Margulies/Jerry Lewis/Public Enemy (2014) (TV Episode)
Jimmy mentions that Jerry Lewis was a frequent guest on Carson's Tonight Show, and Lewis mentions that he once guest-hosted for Carson for six weeks in a row
Family Guy: The Simpsons Guy (2014) (TV Episode)
Chris imitates Ed McMahon ("Heeere's Johnny!" "Hiyo!")
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXV (2014) (TV Episode)
Theme song heard
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jennifer Aniston/Bill Gates/Mario Batali (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mets Bucket Hat Guy
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Ellen DeGeneres/Neil Young (2015) (TV Episode)
Jimmy mentions the show when introducing Doc Severinsen, and show stills of Doc's outfits
Better Call Saul: Nacho (2015) (TV Episode)
Saul uses the line "here's Johnny" twice in the episode as both a reference to The Shining and The Tonight Show where the line was first made famous.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Scarlett Johansson/David Steinberg/Blur (2015) (TV Episode)
David Steinberg mentions that he was a guest on Carson's Tonight Show 140 times, and Jimmy shows a photo of Steinberg and Carson
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: David Duchovny/Jeff Foxworthy/Pitbull (2015) (TV Episode)
Jeff Foxworthy talks about appearing on Carson's Tonight Show, and Jimmy shows a still of Foxworthy with Carson
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Seth MacFarlane/Amber Heard/Leon Bridges (2015) (TV Episode)
Mets Bucket Hat Guy mentions previous Tonight Show hosts
The Cinema Snob: Windows (2015) (TV Episode)
"She's wearing her best 'I'm on the Tonight Show tonight and I will do what I can to seduce Johnny' dress."
BoJack Horseman: Chickens (2015) (TV Episode)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Rachel McAdams/Michael Peña/Robert Klein (2015) (TV Episode)
Robert Klein refers to his numerous "Tonight Show" appearances with previous hosts
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Don Rickles/Kate Mara/Penn & Teller (2015) (TV Episode)
Jimmy mentions that Don Rickles guest hosted a couple of times for Johnny Carson
In Their Own Words: Jim Henson (2015) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
Saturday Night Live: Miley Cyrus (2015) (TV Episode)
Picture of Talk Show host Johnny Carson shown at start of American Voices sketch
Join or Die with Craig Ferguson: History's Biggest Frenemies (2016) (TV Episode)
The panelists talk about the fight between Leno and Letterman to take over from Carson.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Olivia Wilde/Paul Reubens/Joywave (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth as he comments on Garry Shandling's death
Better Call Saul: Nailed (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Bill Maher/Michael K. Williams/Parquet Courts (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Bill Maher's segment.
Sabrina and the Groovie Goolies: Shadows (TV Episode)
Drac has heard Tiny and Missy got married on Television, referring to the marriage of Tiny Tim and Miss Vicky on the Tonight Show.

Featured in 

Goodbye, Columbus (1969)
A character is watching The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson while waiting for her daughter to return home.
Smile (1975)
"The Tonight Show" is visible on a TV set.
Columbo: Forgotten Lady (1975) (TV Episode)
Watched by the butler and maid
The Girls in the Band (1976)
A man watches a New Year's Eve episode of this TV show.
Last Chants for a Slow Dance (1977)
A 7/28/77 interview with Evelyn Keyes is playing on a television during one scene
10 (1979)
Middle Age Crazy (1980)
Karnac sketch featured on television screen
Oh, God! Book II (1980)
God (George Burns) walks out in place of Johnny Carson to have a personal conversation with Tracy.
Tempest (1982)
Miranda watches The Tonight Show in her kitchen.
Jimmy the Kid (1982)
Bernice watches the show.
Six Weeks (1982)
Brainstorm (1983)
D.C. Cab (1983)
The cab owner's wife says she can't sleep unless she has a beer while watching Johnny Carson. When she goes up to her room, the show's familiar theme is heard.
Protocol (1984)
They showed a clip of the show in that movie.
The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years (1986) (TV Movie)
Blind Date (1987)
Baby Boom (1987)
Ca. 15 minutes into the film J.C., Steven and the baby watch the older show on TV.
Pink Cadillac (1989)
A clip is featured.
The Siskel & Ebert 500th Anniversary Special (1989) (TV Movie)
Clip with a parody of Siskel and Ebert (portrayed as 11-year-olds) is shown.
Hard to Kill (1990)
Home Alone (1990)
3 Men and a Little Lady (1990)
Mary watches an episode on her TV.
Muppet Babies: Happy Birthday Uncle Piggy (1991) (TV Episode)
clip of Ed McMahon
Michael Landon: Memories with Laughter and Love (1991) (Video)
Clips are shown of numerous Landon interviews
Cheers: Heeeeeere's... Cliffy! (1992) (TV Episode)
Cliff, Ma Clavin and Norm go to the show in Hollywood.
Fargo (1996)
As Carl and Gaear watch TV with the prostitutes at the motel, the "Tonight Show" theme is heard
Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television (1996) (TV Special)
footage from this show exists in this special
George Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy (1997) (TV Movie)
Siskel & Ebert: Remembering Gene Siskel (1999) (TV Episode)
Clip of Siskel and Ebert quarreling with each other - and ignoring Johnny Carson.
Influences: From Yesterday to Today (1999) (TV Movie)
clips from this show are used in this special
The Talk Show Story (2000) (TV Mini-Series)
This Joint Is Jumpin' (2001) (TV Movie)
clips shown
50 Years of NBC Late Night (2001) (TV Special)
Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns) (2002)
A clip is shown of They Might Be Giants playing "Birdhouse in Your Soul" with the "Tonight Show" band.
TV Guide's 50 Best Shows of All Time: A 50th Anniversary Celebration (2002) (TV Special)
"The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" is #12.
Pink Floyd The Wall Redux (2002)
A clip featuring Johnny Carson is shown.
The Reagans (2003) (TV Movie)
A clip is shown of Johnny Carson, on the Tonight Show, poking fun at Ronald Reagan in a monologue.
When Stand-Up Comics Ruled the World (2004) (TV Movie)
Biography: Bette Midler (2004) (TV Episode)
clips of Midler in 1970 singing "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and from the final episode in 1992.
Retrosexual: The 80's (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
How It Began (2004) (Video)
clips shown
Inside Deep Throat (2005)
Johnny Carson and Bob Hope crack about "Deep Throat" separately.
The Story of Light Entertainment: Chat Shows (2006) (TV Episode)
Clips featured and discussed
Legends: Rodney Dangerfield (2006) (TV Movie)
Ricky Gervais Meets... Garry Shandling (2006) (TV Movie)
Gracie (2007)
Gracie's dad watches an episode on TV.
Talk to Me (2007)
Several clips featured
The Making of 'The Larry Sanders Show' (2007) (Video)
clip shown
Brando (2007) (TV Movie)
20 to 1: 50 to 01: Great Movie One Liners (2007) (TV Episode)
Some clips from this title are shown when a segment on the line "Here's Johnny!" delves into its origin.
Pioneers of Television: Late Night (2008) (TV Episode)
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 25 April 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Various clips from this show were featured during the 'American TV Icon' segment.
Run for Your Life (2008)
Clip of Johnny Carson shown.
Religulous (2008)
footage of Bill Maher performing his bringing-a-lawyer-to-confession joke
Watchmen (2009)
Mentioned in the end credits
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien: Episode #1.17 (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown for Ed McMahon retrospective.
Muppets 201: Rarities from the Henson Vault (2009)
clips from the show are included in the compilation, including part of an episode hosted by Kermit
The Box (2009)
shown on tv
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (2010)
Several clips are shown.
30 for 30: Fernando Nation (2010) (TV Episode)
A clip is featured of one of Carson's monologues.
Nature: Wolverine: Chasing the Phantom (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip shown from unidentified 1991 episode. Steve Kroschel presents the (at the time) only known tamed wolverine.
The 2011 Comedy Awards (2011) (TV Special)
clip shown
Renée (2011)
A clip is featured.
Beatles Stories (2011)
A clip is featured.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.11 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip of Gene and Roger on the show is shown
Wendy Liebman: Taller on TV (2011)
a clip of Wendy's first appearance on the show is shown
Jeff Dunham: Birth of a Dummy (2011) (TV Special)
Clips from Jeff's first appearance on the Tonight Show are shown
Ted (2012)
Ted appears on this show
TV's Most Dynamic Duos: Presented by the Paley Center for Media (2012) (TV Movie)
Johnny Carson & Ed McMahon are #23.
Best in TV: The Greatest TV Shows of Our Time (2012) (TV Movie)
Johnny Carson is the #1 Best TV Host.
20/20: Best in TV: The Greatest TV Shows of Our Time (2012) (TV Episode)
features clips of the show when discussing Johnny Carson who was voted #1 Best TV Host
Everything or Nothing (2012)
clip of Sean Connery guest starring shown
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)
Burt and Anton appear on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson."
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.130 (2013) (TV Episode)
Clip of Diane Keaton singing "Am I Blue?"
Behind the Candelabra (2013) (TV Movie)
Liberace and Scott watch the show.
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic (2013)
clips from
Life Itself (2014)
Footage shown.
An Honest Liar (2014)
Clips shown
Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me (2014)
Clips shown
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: David Spade/Sophia Bush/The Both (2014) (TV Episode)
Clip of David Spade's first appearance on the show as a standup comedian, with guest Martin Short
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Barbara Walters/Mama June & Honey Boo Boo/Iliza Shlesinger (2014) (TV Episode)
A segment from 1976 where Ray Bolger dances with guest host Barbara Walters is shown
The Seventies: Battle of the Sexes (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Conspiracy Theorists Lie (2015)
Historical conversation about the assassination of President Kennedy.
30 for 30: The '85 Bears (2016) (TV Episode)
A clip is featured.
The Eighties: Raised on Television (2016) (TV Episode)
clips shown
TruInside: Groundlings (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown

Spoofed in 

SOS: Screw on the Screen (1975)
Film features talk show "Screw Tonight" modeled after the Tonight Show.
The Amazing Dr. Jekyll (1975)
J.P. Paradine's TV talk show character is made up to look like Johnny Carson and he even does Carson's signature golf swing.
Saturday Night Live: Eric Idle/Joe Cocker/Stuff (1976) (TV Episode)
Spoofed during Weekend Update
Scooby-Doo Goes Hollywood (1979) (TV Movie)
Candy Goes to Hollywood (1979)
Send-up called "The Last Night Show" with host Johnny Farson.
Saturday Night Live: Richard Benjamin, Paula Prentiss/The Grateful Dead (1980) (TV Episode)
Franken and Davis spoof Karnak during the Franken & Davis Show
Wacko (1982)
Johnny Carson's monolog
Saturday Night Live: Tom & Dick Smothers/Laura Branigan (1982) (TV Episode)
Spoofed during cold opening
Newhart: A Midseason's Night Dream (1988) (TV Episode)
the final dream sequence featuring Larry, Darryl and Darryl spoofs this talk show.
ALF: Tonight, Tonight: Part 1 (1988) (TV Episode)
ALF, as the guest host for The Tonight Show, does his take on Johnny Carson's famous sketches and bits.
ALF: Tonight, Tonight: Part 2 (1988) (TV Episode)
ALF, as the guest host for The Tonight Show, does his take on Johnny Carson's famous sketches and bits.
E.M.U. TV: Episode #1.20 (1989) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as the Last Night Show.
E.M.U. TV: Episode #1.21 (1989) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as the Last Night Show.
E.M.U. TV: Episode #1.22 (1989) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as the Last Night Show.
Saturday Night Live: James Woods/Don Henley (1989) (TV Episode)
Spoofed during cold opening
Rodney Dangerfield: Opening Night at Rodney's Place (1989) (TV Movie)
a sketch parodying the show
The Best of Eddie Murphy: Saturday Night Live (1989) (Video)
Spoofed in The Tonight Show with Cos
Saturday Night Live: Christopher Walken/Bonnie Raitt (1990) (TV Episode)
Spoofed during the cold opening
Saturday Night Live: Candice Bergen/The Notting Hillbillies (1990) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in Tonight Show skit
Saturday Night Live: Patrick Swayze/Mariah Carey (1990) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in Tonight Show skit
Saturday Night Live: Jeff Daniels/Color Me Badd (1991) (TV Episode)
Spoofed during the cold opening
In Living Color: Late Night with Mike Tyson (1991) (TV Episode)
Imagines what it would be like if Mike Tyson replaced Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show". Does "Carnac the Magnificent".
Saturday Night Live: Woody Harrelson/Vanessa Williams (1992) (TV Episode)
Final minutes of final show spoofed during cold opening
Tiny Toon Adventures: Thirteensomething (1992) (TV Episode)
Caricatures of Johnny Carson and Jay Leno appear.
Batman: The Animated Series: Almost Got 'im (1992) (TV Episode)
The late night talk show that the Joker commandeers is based on "The Tonight Show", when Johnny Carson was the host at the time.
The Simpsons: I Love Lisa (1993) (TV Episode)
The "Krusty the Clown 29th Anniversary Special," complete with clips of past shows, is a spoof of Carson's anniversary shows.
Clarissa Explains It All: Boy Thoughts (1993) (TV Episode)
Clarissa imagines Fergusons TV-Show "Boy Though, Starring Cliff" in the style of the "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson"
The Simpsons: Homer's Barbershop Quartet (1993) (TV Episode)
Chief Wiggum watches this show make fun of him.
The Critic: A Day at the Races and a Night at the Opera (1994) (TV Episode)
a student in the talent show imitates Johnny Carson
The Critic: Sherman, Woman and Child (1995) (TV Episode)
a monk on a variety show does a Carnac the Magnificent routine
The Critic: Lady Hawke (1995) (TV Episode)
Jeremy imitates Johnny Carson as part of his monologue
Hercules (1997)
Histeria!: The U.S. Civil War (1998) (TV Episode)
Abraham Lincoln is voiced like Johnny Carson throughout the episode and does a Tonight Show-esque monologue.
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley (1998) (TV Special)
Spoofed in "The Tonight Show" segment with Johnny Carson, Burt Reynolds, and Dom DeLuise
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman (1998) (TV Special)
spoofed by Dana Carvey and Phil as Johnny and Ed
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey (1999) (TV Special)
Spoofed in the "Carsenio Hall" segment
50 Years of NBC Late Night (2001) (TV Special)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 10th Anniversary Special (2003) (TV Special)
Little Jay Leno comes out in a little car to the theme of the Tonight Show
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jon Lovitz (2005) (TV Special)
Spoofed in "The Tonight Show" segment, with Dana Carvey as Johnny Carson
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Episode #3.2 (2011) (TV Episode)
Noting that the series was originally done on Jimmy Fallon's set, Kevin Spacey does an impression of Johnny Carson interviewing Jimmy.
Hawaii Five-0: Ne Me'e Laua Na Paio (2011) (TV Episode)
Kono spoofs Ed MacMahon's intro for Johnny Carson.

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