After Johnny Carson's retirement from the show, Jay Leno stepped in as his permanent replacement. The format of the show has remained largely unchanged, consisting primarily of an opening ... See full summary »
David Letterman hosted this popular late-night comedy/talk-show. Often, Dave would go on location or to the phone lines to play pranks. Some famous features of the show include the "Top Ten... See full summary »
Making a satire out of the entire Late Night Show concept Scotsman Craig Ferguson hosts his show with a robot skeleton and a "horse" as his sidekicks. The show features the stereotypical parts of a Late Show, but all in their own, raw way.
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After several guest hosting appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Dave was given his own morning talk-show. This show included a full orchestra, news breaks, and a cast of ... See full summary »
When the show first aired, virtually everyone, including Johnny Carson, smoked on-camera. By the mid-'80s smoking openly on television was a thing of the past, but Carson's cigarette box remained on his desk until his final broadcast. See more »
[from his last show - May 22, 1992]
[referring to remarks made that week by Vice President Dan Quayle, about single mothers and the TV show "Murphy Brown"]
I really want to thank him for making my final week so fruitful.
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Whenever Carson added a skit to an episode, the "Mighty Carson Art Players" would be announced as guest stars. See more »
I haven't seen the movie itself but I understand it's an overall view of
JC's 30 years on the show. I lived in FLA one year and watched it
during the week. What I saw was funny, smart and bright. I always liked
"monologue" and I wonder who actually started that tradition, or was it JC
himself? And the big guy on the settee-McMann? what exactly was his
I was sorry to see JC finish his run and thought he could have lasted at
least another 5-10 years. He was a brilliant host - the best
When he paid tribute to his late son, it was very poignant and
God bless Johnny Carson.
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