There is no band due to a musicians' strike. In the comedy segment, Johnny chats with Ed about various things, including a $23,000 government study of why children fall off bicycles and tricycles (Johnny reveals the stunning result: they lose their balance or bump into things), and an overview of the recent PATSY Awards for animal actors. Johnny then answers questions from the audience, and converses with an audience member who would like to go to the Magic Castle; as the show's art director is a member, Johnny believes it can be arranged. Jan Munroe is a Renaissance fair performer who demonstrates fire breathing (different from fire eating). He is also a mime who studied with Marcel Marceau, and trained in other related skills such as tightrope and stilt-walking. He demonstrates fire breathing and teaches Johnny how. Johnny is very apprehensive, and while discussing his concerns, Buddy Hackett comes out with a fire extinguisher. After some preliminary practicing of basic technique, ...
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This was the first Tonight Show telecast without Doc Severinsen and the NBC Orchestra, as the musicians' union had called a strike the day before. See more
Written by Paul Anka
and Johnny Carson
Performed by The Tonight Show Band See more