Buddy Hackett tries to keep his jokes clean on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
Myrtle Young has a rare collection of potato chips on the Tonight Show in 1987 and after exhibiting a few of her goodies, nearly has a heart attack.
Johnny Carson interviews Myrtle Young on the Tonight Show.
Lucy is disguised as Harpo; Seeing the real Harpo enter her kitchen, she then hides behind a folding door. Harpo is perplexed when he sees what he thinks is his reflection, forcing Lucy to mimic his every move to avoid detection.
This was a tribute to Harpo and Groucho's famous mirror scene in the Marx Brothers comedy classic, Duck Soup.
Original air date May 9, 1955
Johnny Carson doing it all! From pole vaulting to flying mach-1 in a fighter jet, this is a short showing Johnny doing many different feats when he wasn't busyhosting The Tonight Show.
Johnny finds comfort in Ed McMahon's arms on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson."
Short clip from the March 12, 1967 episode of the CBS show "The 21st Century"
Jimmy Kimmel was not the only television personality to have his show hijacked by a guest. In 1953 Johnny Carson hosted a 5:00 show on KNXT in Los Angeles. He had a running joke with Red Skelton, the biggest star on CBS at the time. When Skelton appeared Carson would not have him speak, siting that the show had run out of time. After a few weeks of this Skelton appeared on the show with Carson, who was tied to his chair and gagged.
Muhammad Ali on a Canadian candid camera show
This short film was produced by NBC in 1987 as a thank you to Johnny Carson on his 25th Anniversary as the host of The Tonight Show. It is a labor of love that holds up years and years after its original airing. Enjoy!
Fred de Cordova leaves the set when Johnny's joke bombs.
Dean Martin surprises Johnny Carson on the anniversary of "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" in 1973.
Bob Hope: The First 90 Years (May 14, 1993).
Buddy Hackett takes a long shot and it pays off.
From Hollywood Squares
Funny Face (1957). Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Stanley Donen
Comedy routine regarding Native Americans.
George Carlin with hair! And wearing a suit! From The Smothers Brothers, season 3.