Type
News/Talk Show
Premiered
Oct. 01, 1962
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
NBC TV Network
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The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

This show was a late-night talk show under the "Tonight Show" franchise from 1962 to 1992.The King, CEO and night watchman of TV comedy, Johnny Carson reigned as Host for nearly 30 years. Every current late-night comedy host learned from him: how to win over audiences, establish a show's pace, charm or confront guests.

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30x120 Show #4531 Aired: May. 22, 1992

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The show had 30 seasons and 1340 episodes air between 1962 and 1992.

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  • In May, 1963 the Carson Show made its first Hollywood trip for two weeks of star-studded shows, and by now the host had put his own brand on the Tonight Show, and was making TV critics forget…
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    In May, 1963 the Carson Show made its first Hollywood trip for two weeks of star-studded shows, and by now the host had put his own brand on the Tonight Show, and was making TV critics forget about his predecessor Jack Paar.
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  • This was the first show of a three-week run in New York, and the first series of shows Johnny Carson did from there since the show officially moved to Burbank, California in May 1972.
  • Johnny Carson regularly played with pencils at his "Tonight Show" desk. These pencils were specially made with erasers at both ends in order to avoid on set "accidents".
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