Johnny Carson

WATCH: 97-Year-Old Illinois Farmer Had Johnny Carson in Stitches

JOHNNY CARSON -- AT HIS BEST WITH REGULAR FOLKS. But perhaps the funniest episodes were ones where everyday, ordinary people appeared for whatever reasons and Johnny made them feel right at home. A classic interaction involved a woman who collected potato chips that looked like other objects--a pear, a pumpkin, a camel, among others. Her reaction in this clip is one of the best moments in Tonight Show history:
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Why Johnny Carson Didn’t Go To His Mother’s Funeral

Johnny Carson was a popular television evening show host popularly called The Tonight Show on the National Broadcasting Corporation TV network for about three decades. The comedian hosted a couple of local and global stars. He was highly respected and celebrated as a rare gem in the industry. His show was one of the most-watched television series.
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As Johnny Carson used to say, “And we’re back”.

Unbelievably, we are starting of our 17th summer in Maine’s “Prettiest Village,” Wiscasset.We arrived Monday afternoon after the four-day drive from Hilton Head, SC. In fact, there was a bit of a formal welcome back - from Larry Heseltine, the police chief. We were slow in disarming the security system in our house, so the Chief rolled up. He thought our view of the river is great.

Johnny Carson

The Johnny Carson Show is a 1955–56 half-hour prime time television variety show starring Johnny Carson. While working as a staff writer on The Red Skelton Show, local Los Angeles television comedian Carson filled in as host when Skelton was injured during a show rehearsal. As a result of Carson’s performance, CBS created the primetime variety program The Johnny Carson Show, a traditional potpourri of comedy, music, dance, skits and monologues. Jack Prince was the male vocalist on series. It aired on Thursday nights at 10pm ET.

‘The Tonight Show’: Why Johnny Carson Walked Away From the Show 30 Years Ago

“The Tonight Show” remains one of the most iconic TV talk shows in American history, taking to the air in 1954 with its first host, Steve Allen. Since then, the beloved talk show has featured five prominent hosts. They include Jack Paar, Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, and Jimmy Fallon. However, among all five hosts, it was Johnny Carson’s 1992 exit that was most memorable.

From the archives: Fran Tate tells Steve & Johnnie about her appearance with Johnny Carson

One of Steve King and Johnnie Putman‘s favorite guests over the years was Fran Tate from Barrow, Alaska. In 1984, Fran appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,” where she also became one of Johnny’s all-time favorite guests as she discussed her adventures running a Mexican restaurant above the Arctic Circle. In this segment, Steve & Johnnie welcome Fran to the show on January 24, 2005, the day after Johnny Carson’s death, to share her memories of being one of Johnny’s guests.

NYC penthouse in tower known for Johnny Carson and Capote asks $4.2M

A penthouse duplex at 860 United Nations Plaza — a building once home to TV legend Johnny Carson, Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham, actor Yul Brynner, writer Truman Capote, photographer Richard Avedon and news anchor Walter Cronkite — has hit the market for $4.2 million. The sellers, Michelle and Rashaad Bajwa, founders of Domain Computer Services, an IT and cyber security firm, paid $2.5 million for it in April 2021 — a “pre-vaccine COVID special” — and then renovated it, said broker Sabrina Kleier-Morgenstern, of Kleier Residential, who is listing it with Samantha and Michele Kleier. The four-bedroom, 4½-bath co-op is around 4,000...

Johnny Carson Was Intrigued With This Unique Word Reba McEntire Once Said On ‘The Tonight Show’

Reba McEntire once showed up to Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show speaking in an Oklahoma accent, he was very fascinated and intrigued by the way she said one specific word. McEntire had actually appeared on The Tonight Show twice before she was first interviewed by Carson, so she was no stranger to it all. This was back in the ’80s, where she had been a musical guest on the show twice.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt to star in Johnny Carson biopic

Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is set to star as legendary “Tonight Show” host Johnny Carson in an upcoming biopic. The series, being called “The King of Late Night,” will follow Carson’s career from New York to Los Angeles. No word yet on when or where the series will debut.March 23, 2022.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Will Play Johnny Carson — Did They Get the Casting Right?

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been tapped to play a TV legend in his latest series role as Johnny Carson in a project titled King of Late Night. According to Deadline, the series is written by Deadwood‘s David Milch and will be directed by Jay Roach. A co-production between wiip and Anonymous Content, King of Late Night will reportedly reveal how Johnny’s connection with his audience overlapped with a desire for a basic quality of life. The show will also explore how his onscreen persona conflicted with aspects of his personal life.