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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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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

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Trivia

On March 28 1974, writer Pat McCormick dashed across the stage naked at the end of Johnny Carson's monologue. See more »

Quotes

[the night before the last show]
Johnny Carson: Okay, all we have is tonight and tomorrow and then that's it. Boy, I haven't used that phrase since World War II.
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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 »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Chevy Chase/Queen (1982) See more »

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Johnny's Theme
Composed by Paul Anka
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25 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

Carson and company helped lay the foundation for contemporary topical humor in the US. From '62 to '92, the most significant pitches for movies, books and live appearances on the part of actors, authors, politicians and every other kind of luminary came before America and the world at Carson's desk. This show probably experienced an unrepeatable level of success.


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