Johnny Carson: Tonight Show, Vol. 1 & 2Closed Captioning
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This volume features vintage footage taken from original TV broadcasts. This hilarious combination volume is a must-have for any Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson fan! It features the most memorable moments throughout the decades, a TV special of Johnny’s return home to Nebraska, the final two bittersweet Tonight Show episodes, the funniest stand-up comedian routines, laugh-out-loud animal visits and highlights from sixteen classic episodes of the Tonight Show each with their own sidesplitting monologues and legendary guests! Episode 6 (The Final Show) and Episodes 9-24 have been edited from their original broadcast length when they were originally distributed on DVD.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Best of the 60s & 70s||From those early days of black and white with Ed Ames' memorable Tomahawk toss, to Tiny Tim's Technicolor wedding, to Letterman and Leno's stand-up debuts, the first decade of the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was filled with once-in-a-lifetime funny TV moments. This episode includes in show-running order: Buddy Hackett, Ed Ames, Pearl Bailey, Flip Wilson, George Carlin, George Gobel, Dean Martin, Bob Hope, Jay “Tonto” Silverheels, Don Rickles, Myna Bird, Jack Webb, Putt Mossman, Tiny Tim, Tiny Tim & Miss Vicki, John Twomey, Elizabeth Martineau, Cheetah, Twin Orangutans, Jay Leno, Steve Martin, David Letterman, Beetle, and Dolly Parton.||50:55||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Best of the 70s & 80s||Throughout the 70s and 80s, the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson delivered classic Carson monologues, wacky visits from Carnac and Art Fern, ground-breaking comedians Eddie Murphy, Garry Shandling, Albert Brooks and Bill Maher, Hollywood legend Jimmy Stewart, child stars Drew Barrymore and Joey Lawrence, fan-favorite Charles Grodin, wildlife with animal handlers Jim Fowler and Joan Embery, Frank Hill's jewelry, Elizabeth "The Nut Lady" Tashjian, Johnny's impressions and much more!||50:09||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Best of the 80s & 90s||Throughout the 80s and 90s, the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson delivered unforgettable moments with everyone from the zany Steve Martin, Robin Williams, Bette Midler, and Chevy Chase, to soon-to-be-president Bill Clinton, debut appearances from Roseanne and Drew Carey, visits from Carnac and Art Fern, original comic insights from George Carlin, Albert Brooks and Charles Grodin, side-splitting civilian guests and memorable visits from the wild kingdom. This episode includes in show-running order: Dyan Cannon, Vlasta Krsek, “Flatnose”, Rohan Varavadekar, Roseanne, Bear Cub, Zachary LaVoy, Snake, Chevy Chase, Siskel & Ebert, George Carlin, Jane Fonda, John Mendoza, Joe Piscopo, David Letterman, Albert Brooks, Bill Clinton, Drew Carey, Shelley Winters, Annie Potts, Myrtle Young, Bat, Madeline Kahn, Charles Grodin, Steve Martin, Ann-Margret, Bob Newhart, Cathy Guisewite, Ted Koppel, Robin Williams, and Bette Midler.||1:01:18||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoJohnny Goes Home||This NBC primetime TV special from 1982 follows Johnny Carson on a sentimental journey from Hollywood to the heartland as he rediscovers his Nebraska roots in his hometown of Norfolk.||1:13:09||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoNext to Last Episode||In this next-to-last episode of the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, in anticipation of Johnny’s final show the following evening, the fortunate few with tickets were treated to incredible performances by Robin Williams and Bette Midler that brought down the house.||44:07||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Final Show||This is the most requested Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson episode! Johnny’s last show is filled with unforgettable flashbacks of thirty years of show-biz legends, music stars, comedians, sports heroes, heads of state and unusual guests with special talents. A tribute to Ed, Doc and Johnny, this episode is a must-have for any fan of the Tonight Show and TV history. This episode also features a “look back” with guests Richard Nixon, Robert Kennedy, Groucho Marx, Tiny Tim, Muhammad Ali, Jack Benny, Raquel Welch, Mel Brooks, Jimmy Stewart, Loni Anderson, Robin Williams, Bette Davis, Madonna, Michael Landon, George Foreman, David Letterman, Elizabeth Taylor, and Bob Hope.||36:01||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoStand Up Comedians||This hilarious collection features classic stand-up comedy routines from the funniest comics that appeared on the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. This compilation includes the national television debut of many of America's most popular comics. Getting a laugh from a huge television audience is one thing, but standing on the Tonight Show stage and performing for the King of Late Night is a memory that is hard to ever forget. The all-star comedian guest list includes: Jerry Seinfeld, Rodney Dangerfield, George Carlin, Garry Shandling, Roseanne and more!||49:52||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoAnimal Hijinks||Some of the most unforgettable and hilarious moments on the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson occurred when animal handlers Joan Embery of the San Diego Zoo and Jim Fowler of Wild Kingdom introduced Johnny to the always-unpredictable world of wild and exotic animals. These lovable critters reminded us that the King of Late Night was no match for the animal kingdom.||28:49||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|9||Closed CaptioningVideoJoan Embery, David Brenner, 2/20/1974||Johnny gets the laughs started with a monologue that pokes fun at an aging Smokey the Bear, the ongoing gasoline shortage, and the nominations for the upcoming Oscar awards. A favorite guest of Johnny’s, animal handler Joan Embery pays a visit to the show from the San Diego Zoo, accompanied by a very loving baby gorilla and some other dangerous friends. Wry stand-up comedian David Brenner shares his funny views of the differences between LA and NYC. Episode has been edited from original broadcast.||33:22||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|10||Closed CaptioningVideoDon Rickles, Robert Blake, 9/19/1975||After one of his trademark raucous monologues where he mocks everything from the upcoming bi-centennial, singer Cher’s censorship problems, and the Watergate scandal, Johnny welcomes his guest, the caustically funny Don Rickles—a virtual comic machine gun. Later, the Mighty Carson Art Players spoof the TV show "Columbo" featuring an appearance by Robert Blake. Episode has been edited from original broadcast.||28:59||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|11||Closed CaptioningVideoChevy Chase, Richard Pryor, 5/4/1977||Johnny kicks off the show with a monologue that touches on the historic interviews between David Frost and former President Richard Nixon. Funnyman guest Chevy Chase explains for the first time why he left the cast of Saturday Night Live, and cutting-edge comedian Richard Pryor sits down with Johnny for a memorable interview about getting divorced in California. Episode has been edited from original broadcast.||37:08||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|12||Closed CaptioningVideoAlice Cooper, Jay Leno, Aunt Blabby, 6/14/1977||After the monologue, fan favorite Aunt Blabby makes one of her sidesplitting appearances. The show hits a high gear as a young promising comic Jay Leno performs. Rocker Alice Cooper unexpectedly introduces Johnny to a very surprising guest from his new concert tour and reveals the origin of his unique name. Episode has been edited from original broadcast.||32:31||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|13||Closed CaptioningVideoDonna Pyle, Milton Berle, 3/24/1978||Johnny opens the show with a humorous monologue that covers Easter traditions, President Carter's order to demystify US regulations, and the California Gubernatorial race between Ed Davis and Jerry Brown. Guests include comedy legend Milton Berle who shares stories about performing live TV. Civilian guest Donna Pyle visits from Iowa with her rooster, a renowned crowing contest winner. Episode has been edited from original broadcast.||30:23||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|14||Closed CaptioningVideoSteve Martin, The Mighty Carson Art Players, 9/26/1980||During the opening, Johnny skewers the Reagan-Carter presidential debates. Wild and crazy guest Steve Martin is in top form, makes a surprising order, and jokes about local commercials. The Mighty Carson Art Players perform the hilarious sketch, "Archaeologist" featuring a world-famous archaeologist. Episode has been edited from original broadcast.||27:54||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|15||Closed CaptioningVideoCarnac the Magnificent, David Letterman, 11/11/1980||Celebrating the 200th birthday of Los Angeles, Johnny’s funny monologue discusses the first LA Rams football game and newly-elected President Ronald Reagan. The all-knowing Carnac the Magnificent visits to divine the future, and a very young and funny David Letterman discusses his short-lived morning TV show. Jazz sensation Pete Fountain plays with the Tonight Show band. Episode has been edited from original broadcast.||28:54||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|16||Closed CaptioningVideoDavid Brenner, Walter Cronkite sketch, 3/4/1981||This 1980’s episode begins with news about President Reagan, Walter Cronkite, Vincent Van Gogh’s birthday, and Prince Charles' upcoming wedding. Stand-up comedian David Brenner performs and takes a funny look back at his first appearance on the Tonight Show. The Mighty Carson Art Players perform the fan-favorite Walter Cronkite sketch, ‘Last Day on the Air’. Episode has been edited from original broadcast.||32:00||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|17||Closed CaptioningVideoRichard Benjamin, Garry Shandling, 3/18/1981||Johnny opens the show by poking fun at the 20th anniversary of the Pillsbury Doughboy, some of the mundane sights to see in beautiful downtown Burbank, and St. Patrick’s Day. Guest star Richard Benjamin visits to chat about his new film ‘My Favorite Year’ and future star comedian Garry Shandling makes his television debut. His dry, deadpan humor is a huge hit with the audience. Episode has been edited from original broadcast.||31:29||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|18||Closed CaptioningVideoRobin Williams, Patton sketch, 10/14/1981||In this hilarious episode, Johnny starts the show with his monologue that covers the famous Karpov-Korchnoi chess match, Nancy Reagan buying expensive new china for the White House, and a unique look at TV shows for the new season. Guest Robin Williams treats the audience to a frenetic rapid-fire dose of his impressions and stories of his childhood. The Mighty Carson Art Players are also on hand to perform the famous ‘Patton’ sketch. Episode has been edited from original broadcast.||27:16||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|19||Closed CaptioningVideoDom DeLuise, Jerry Seinfeld, Betty White, 11/12/1981||In his monologue, Johnny provides his funny take on the new Trickle Down Theory, the space shuttle’s early return home, and the nicer restaurants in beautiful downtown Burbank. Guest Dom DeLuise keeps Johnny and the audience in stitches with stories about working with Dolly Parton. The Mighty Carson Art Players entertain the audience with their performance of ‘The Video Untouchables’ featuring Betty White. Up-and-coming comedian Jerry Seinfeld is true to form, questioning the every day aspects of life. Episode has been edited from original broadcast.||28:13||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|20||Closed CaptioningVideoAlbert Brooks, Brooke Shields, 5/17/1983||Doc is feeling really good during Johnny’s monologue which covers Johnny’s uncomfortable meeting with Vice President Bush, the mounting $1 trillion national debt, and New York Mayor Ed Koch’s appearance on Saturday Night Live. Comedian and actor Albert Brooks discusses his new comedy school and his ‘Home Comedy Kit’. A teen-aged Brooke Shields shares stories of being an intern at the San Diego Zoo and turning eighteen. Episode has been edited from original broadcast.||31:29||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|21||Closed CaptioningVideoRobert Blake, Louie Anderson, 11/20/1984||Johnny’s monologue covers Michael Jackson’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hollywood legend Helen Hayes, President Reagan, and Marie Osmond. Johnny and Ed McMahon share fast food trivia facts in honor of McDonald’s selling its 50 billionth hamburger. Guest Robert Blake discusses his upcoming TV pilot and making his national TV debut, comedian Louie Anderson performs a gut-busting stand-up routine. Episode has been edited from original broadcast.||31:41||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|22||Closed CaptioningVideoDavid Letterman, Judge Wapner, 6/27/1986||Johnny travels down memory lane in his monologue reminiscing about his prom dates, and has fun with the 100th anniversary of the Statute of Liberty and the 50th anniversary of the classic film ‘Gone With the Wind'. Johnny’s special guest is David Letterman who has a surprising accusation. Ultimately Judge Wapner from ‘People’s Court’ is called to settle the dispute. Episode has been edited from original broadcast.||26:46||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|23||Closed CaptioningVideoEddie Murphy, Ellen DeGeneres, 5/21/1987||Johnny welcomes guest comedian and actor Eddie Murphy who promotes his upcoming movie, ‘Beverly Hills Cop II’. Eddie jokes with Johnny about his interesting childhood antics and recent fame. Ellen DeGeneres, relatively new to the national stage, performs her quirky style of stand-up comedy. Episode has been edited from original broadcast.||23:49||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|24||Closed CaptioningVideoLea Johnson, Tom Wilson, 11/23/1989||For this Thanksgiving show, Johnny's monologue jokes about Thanksgiving holiday traditions, traveling to see relatives, and the first football game at Plymouth Rock. Guest star and local Louisiana legend Lea Johnson charms Johnny as he discusses his landmark restaurant 'Lea's Lunchroom' in Lecompte, Louisiana, and presents Johnny with a special gift. Back to the Future actor and musician Tom Wilson gets the crowd clapping and howling with his special brand of tuba comedy. Episode has been edited from original broadcast.||28:09||$1.99||View in iTunes|
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Please release entire shows.
I enjoy the clips but watching the edited versions is a little bit like watching clips of a movie. Nice, but sometimes you just want to sit back, take some time, and watch it from beginning to end. A couple of shows in their entirety would be greatly appreciated.
Great amlunt of material for the price
I love getting all of this to watch for $29.99. I just watched the episode with Letterman, and it's a classic one that I actually remember watching back then. Fantastic memories.
I have a bit of a complaint that the individual episodes are not the entire show, and they do not use the intro from that time period. The episodes have a standard premade intro that seems to be the same for all of them. I would have appreciated seeing the actual show intro credits from that night as that is part of the memories, and I would have loved seeing the graphics they used to come out of commerical.
Otherwise, great stuff!
Give me more!!!
I have watched several of the shows again and they are wonderful! They make me laugh to the point I am crying!! In my lifetime there will never be anything like have Johnny putting a whole nation to bed and helping us forget our problems during the day. It is just so wonderful to watch the shows againi!! I wish we could watch each show in their entirety with the old commericals would be just a hoot! PLEASE PROVIDE AS MANY EPISODES AS POSSIBLE FOR SALE!!! I SWEAR I WOULD BUY THEM ALL!!