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The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 

Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 12 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ed McMahon ...  Himself - Announcer / ... 6,277 episodes, 1962-1992
Doc Severinsen ...  Himself - Bandleader / ... 5,165 episodes, 1967-1992
Johnny Carson ...  Himself - Host / ... 4,962 episodes, 1962-1992
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

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Genres:

Comedy | Talk-Show

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Official Sites:

Carson Productions

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Carson See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1962-1966) | (1980-1992) | (1967-1980)

Sound Mix:

Mono (1962-1984)| Stereo (1984-1992)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

A soundtrack album was issued in the 1970s, including highlights with Tom Smothers and Dick Smothers, George Carlin, Pearl Bailey singing a duet with Johnny, and even former President Richard Nixon appearing on the show. It sold over half a million copies. 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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Crazy Credits

Whenever Carson added a skit to an episode, the "Mighty Carson Art Players" would be announced as guest stars. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Another Stakeout (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Johnny's Theme
Composed by Paul Anka
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Here's Johnny! A TV legend!
31 March 2016 | by Danny BlankenshipSee all my reviews

I over the years may have watched from time to time "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" on a rare occasion when I would set up perhaps from not having school or being on school break, yet mostly my mom made me go to bed. Still thru classic footage and clips and old rerun shows on digital TV I've saw some episodes of Johhny Carson. And his show was a delight a treat the man was very funny and wise as the skits on his show were thoughtful and well done and his sidekick Ed MacMahon was always a good buddy what more can you say Carson ruled the late night airwaves for right at thirty years. Johnny helped pave the way for Jay Leno and David Letterman as they made appearances on his show many times doing stand up and even guest hosting when Johnny was out or away. And the guests of Carson were always A list from Hollywood's best, and he had sports and political figures on and many of today's well known comedian's got their first light of the TV camera on his show. So anytime you see an episode your looking at TV history and pop culture entertainment at it's best.


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