Tag: Johnny Carson

  • Jonathan Winters’ Cat Story
    Jonathan Winters’ Cat Story

    From the 20th October 1974 edition of The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson, here’s a great segment with Jonathan Winters. I wish I could find the following segment, but alas, I cannot. You may not know that Winters was an accomplished artist. Have a look at some of his work.

  • The Lost Steve Martin Sitcom
    The Lost Steve Martin Sitcom

    That title is a lie, sorry. I just wonder what a Steve Martin sitcom would have been like, and I keep thinking it would have been marvellous, and short-lived. And I just know I would have watched it over and over again. This night Steve appeared on the show with William Nolen and Robert Blake.…

  • Steve Martin’s Tonight Show Diary
    Steve Martin’s Tonight Show Diary

    Watch this, then we’ll get real nerdy. Yep, guess what? We’re checking those dates. 8th December 1984 – there was no Tonight Show that night. Must have been a Saturday, and anyway, Joan Rivers was guest hosting that week. 2nd April 1985 – nope, he wasn’t on. Jeff Daniels and Colleen Camp were on. 12th…

  • Behind The Scenes On The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson
    Behind The Scenes On The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson

    Here’s a delightful little reminiscipackage made towards the end of Johnny’s run on The Tonight Show in 1992. It appears to have been filmed over two days, rather than the one intimated at in the clip, because the early production meeting talks about Steven Wright, while the show features Stevie Wonder. Wright’s appearance was on…

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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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