Type
News/Talk Show
Premiered
Oct. 01, 1962
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
NBC TV Network
Genre

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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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  • Over the years, a number of traditions were introduced into the opening of the show and Johnny Carson's monologue. These included (among many): Ed McMahon's call "Heeeeerrrre's Johnny!",…
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    Over the years, a number of traditions were introduced into the opening of the show and Johnny Carson's monologue. These included (among many): Ed McMahon's call "Heeeeerrrre's Johnny!", Carson swinging an imaginary golf club at the end of the monologue, Carson pulling down the boom mike to announce "Attention K-Mart shoppers!", and Carson breaking into a soft-shoe dance as the band plays "Tea for Two." These last two examples were usually reserved for use when jokes failed.
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  • John Lennon and Paul McCartney appeared on this episode, to promote the Beatles' newly-founded Apple Corps. Reportedly their interview with guest-host Joe Garagiola didn't go well; Lennon and…
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    John Lennon and Paul McCartney appeared on this episode, to promote the Beatles' newly-founded Apple Corps. Reportedly their interview with guest-host Joe Garagiola didn't go well; Lennon and McCartney were disappointed that Johnny Carson wasn't hosting that night, while Garagiola found little to talk about with the pair.
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  • Around 10 A.M. every morning before a show, Johnny Carson would call producer Frederick De Cordova and chat for a few minutes about what guests were to appear on the show that night and…
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    Around 10 A.M. every morning before a show, Johnny Carson would call producer Frederick De Cordova and chat for a few minutes about what guests were to appear on the show that night and discuss a sketch rehearsal, if necessary. The telephone conversation would last about ten minutes, and that was the only contact Carson and De Cordova had before each show.
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