After Don does a man on the street interview that ends badly, Jack brings out Johnny Carson then into his first year as "Tonight" host. Carson displays samples of his various talents, including singing, drum playing and card tricks. He then does an interview with Jack where private thoughts can be heard "Strange Interlude"-style. Written by
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Fred De Cordova, who produced the series at the time and directed this episode, would become the executive producer of Carson's Tonight Show in 1970. See more
Ballin' the Jack
by Chris Smith and Jim Burris
Sung by Johnny Carson See more