Category: The Tonight Show

  • Behind The Desk
    Behind The Desk

    If, like me, you’re a little obsessed with the late night shows in the US, then set aside a couple of days because CNN has a multi-part documentary called The Story Of Late Night. And if that isn’t enough for you, there’s an accompanying podcast called Behind The Desk, which is hosted by Bill Carter.…

  • Ghostbusters Tonight
    Ghostbusters Tonight

    The official Johnny Carson channel recently put this video up. It marks the first appearance of Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray on The Tonight Show, and it’s good watching. I love Dan’s staccato way of talking, and when Bill comes on being all laconic, it’s a lovely contrast. Johnny is a well-known skeptic, so his…

  • Kate McKinnon’s Impressions
    Kate McKinnon’s Impressions

    A few interviews with the always brilliant Kate McKinnon, in which she explains the process of impressions.

  • Think We’ll See Any UFOs?
    Think We’ll See Any UFOs?

    Here’s the full appearance of David Letterman on a 1992 episode of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Nice to see a full(ish) episode out in the wild too, complete with local TV adverts. So be sure to stay for the second segment. Shame it cuts off, because there’s a nice bit afterwards about Dave’s…

  • A Person In His Throat
    A Person In His Throat

    A lovely appearance by Jim Henson, Doctor Teeth, and Kermit on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, broadcast on the 18th March 1975.

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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