Mickey Rooney/Paul Rodriguez/Merie Earle 

Johnny announces projections for the Democratic primaries. Mickey Rooney (musical revue "Sugar Babies"); Paul Rodriguez performs stand-up; Merie Earle talks about her acting roles as she approaches 95.


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Episode credited cast:
Johnny Carson ... Himself - Host
Ed McMahon ... Himself - Announcer
Doc Severinsen ... Himself - Bandleader
Mickey Rooney ... Himself
Paul Rodriguez ... Himself - Guest Comic
Merie Earle Merie Earle ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kevin R. Quinn Kevin R. Quinn ... Himself - Stage Manager (as Kevin)


Since it is Super Tuesday, the comedy segment is various political predictions about the candidates in the presidential primaries and the votes they will receive. Mickey Rooney first jokes with Johnny about their multiple marriages. He then has Johnny and Ed taste a watermelon-flavored drink he mentioned in a previous appearance. He then jokes about running for office. He talks a bit about doing "Sugar Babies" - he has not missed a show in five years, but is going to skip three days to do another role. They are soon taking the show to Japan. Paul Rodriguez does a stand-up routine with much of the humor about Mexican-Americans. During a brief interview, Johnny asks if he gets criticized for joking about stereotypes; Rodriguez says the stereotypes predate him, and he feels he should tell jokes about things he knows. Merie Earle talks about making a music video for the Beach Boys' "Little Old Lady from Pasadena". She says she could take some of modern music, but not all day. She mentions... Written by lenab9011

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Comedy | Talk-Show







Release Date:

13 March 1984 (USA) See more »

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Carson Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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References a.k.a. Pablo (1984) See more »


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