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theantiquetiger
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One of my fondest memories of Johnny Carson

This was from 1976. I was only 8, but my mom let me stay up to see the new toys Johnny was showcasing.

I ended up getting the basketball player, as well as the football kicker, that year.

LINK YouTube - Johnny vs the Basketball player
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Carson and McMahon were great together. Idiots on late-night now.


Linoge
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Carson and McMahon were great together. Idiots on late-night now.


I find myself watching clips of old Carson episodes all the time. It was a better world back then.

He completely dominated for 30 years:

Nielsen ratings of Johnny Carson’s “The Tonight Show”:

1968-69 7.4

1971-72 7.8

1986-87 7.1

The current crop of late night hosts are a complete joke. They dont move the needle.


Dawgirl
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The cannon was cool. I want one.


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shutterspeed
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quote:

The current crop of late night hosts are a complete joke. They dont move the needle.



But did Carson make cool Leftist quips all the time?


GeauxTigerTM
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The current crop of late night hosts are a complete joke.


Colbert would wet himself if he had to play with that cannon.


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SPEEDY
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I ended up getting the basketball player


After watching that, I would have been severely disappointed to get that and not the cannon


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But did Carson make cool Leftist quips all the time?
He had a policy of allowing his guest hosts to do that. He did have a special open discussion show following Bobby Kennedy's assassination.


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chinese58
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Watched it every night on a 12" black & white TV in high school. When I was in college in the late 70's and early 80's, I talked about who was on, and what happened, at work with my boss, who was in his 70's. He never missed it.

When Letterman started coming on after it I stayed up that much later. Had to take caffeine pills to make it thru school and the job. Lucky I didn't get ulcers.


OlGrandad
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Mighty Carson Arts Players


C

Art Fern and Carol Wayne



Carnac, my favorite charactger



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TheFonz
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I've gone down Johnny Carson show clip rabbit hole on YouTube many times. The animals and anything with Don Rickles are the best.


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MDB
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Me and Mrs. MDB we’re newly weds in the early 70s and 10:30 was time for Johnny and fooling around. Never enjoyed Late Nite TV more than then.


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DiamondDog
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Is this the genesis of the love for junk?


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