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John Travolta/Erma Bombeck 

Johnny examines celebrities' last words. John Travolta (Blow Out (1981)); Erma Bombeck (Maggie (1981)).

Director:

Bobby Quinn

Writers:

Raymond Siller (writing supervisor), Raymond Siller | 7 more credits »

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Johnny Carson ... Himself - Host
Ed McMahon ... Himself - Announcer
Doc Severinsen ... Himself - Bandleader
John Travolta ... Himself
Erma Bombeck Erma Bombeck ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frederick De Cordova Frederick De Cordova ... Himself - Producer (as Fred de Cordova)
Tommy Newsom Tommy Newsom ... Himself - The Tonight Show Band: Saxophone
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Storyline

The comedy segment is about famous last words - first real ones, then suggested ones for celebrities. Erma Bombeck first talks about flying during the ongoing air traffic controllers' strike. Johnny then asks about phobias, and she admits to having some claustrophobia. She then talks about the new TV series she is producing, "Maggie". Johnny asks about commercials, and she complains about the unrealistic depiction of housewives. This leads to a discussion of husbands and leftover food. Johnny asks John Travolta about a wide variety of topics: Getting his qualification as a jet pilot and captain, though he couldn't work for an airline since he didn't graduate high school; his desire to be an actor since he was very young; and his admiration and friendship with Jimmy Cagney. Johnny asks further about leaving high school, and Travolta explains that since he knew he wanted to be an actor, and was already working professionally, he wanted to get his career going quicker. Johnny also asks ... Written by lenab9011

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Genres:

Comedy | Talk-Show

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 1981 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Carson Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Connections

References The King of Comedy (1982) See more »

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