Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.
|洛拉·奥尔布赖特 (Lola Albright)||饰||嘉宾|
|理查德·伊甘 (Richard Egan)||饰||嘉宾|
|杰克·金 (Jack Ging)||饰||嘉宾|
|出品公司||Carson Productions (2,120 episodes,1980)|
|NBC电视台 (4,488 episodes,1962)|
|NBC电视台 (6,608 episodes,1962)|
- 约翰尼·卡森 regularly played with pencils at his "Tonight Show" desk. To avoid on set accidents, the pencils had erasers at both ends.
- On January 1, 1971, at 11:59 PM, the show broadcast an ad for Virginia Slims. It was the last cigarette ad shown before a federal law banned cigarette ads on TV.
- In September 1983 琼·里弗斯 was officially designated Carson's permanent guest host, a role she had been filling for more than a year. In 1986 she abruptly left for her own show, The Late Show (1986), on the then-new Fox Network. Carson first learned of the show when he saw her press conference on TV. When Rivers called Carson after the announcement, he was so furious at Rivers for failing to tell him personally before the press conference that he refused to take the call. He banned Rivers from his show, canceling her three remaining weeks as guest host. Carson never forgave her for leaving and never spoke to her again. When Rivers sent Carson flowers and a note after his son Ricky died in an accident, Carson sent them back. Rivers later said that she didn't want to tell Carson before the press conference because she was afraid FOX would cancel the deal if word leaked out. Carson said he felt betrayed, not because Rivers dared to compete with him, but because she wasn't honest with him about her intentions and didn't ask for advice and his blessing.