Johnny Carson was seen by more people on more occasions than anyone else in American history. Over the course of 30 years, 4,531 episodes and 23,000 guests, he became a fixture of national life. Johnny Carson: King of Late Night explores his life, career, and complexities.
Another great scene from The Blues Brothers.
Steve Martin fills in for Johnny in 1978 in a rarely seen classic show with Burt Reynolds as guest.
Betty White in Black Leather Dumps Surfing Steve Martin
A take off on Beach Blanket movies.
Written by Stan Freeman.
Phyllis Diller performs her stand up comedy act on The Ed Sullivan Show on October 5, 1969.
George Carlin performed on The Ed Sullivan Show on December 24, 1967.
Frank Sinatra and Don Rickles appear on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" in 1976.
From the Louis C.K. stand up specual, Oh My God
George Gobel delivers what many regard today as the funniest ad-lib in Tonight Show history in this clip from 1969 with Johnny Carson, Bob Hope and Dean Martin.
Dean and Goldie sing But Kaleidoscope Means... I Love You.
The Dean Martin Comedy Hour Episode 154 Dated 18 September 1969 (Season 5)
The Dean Martin Comedy Hour was shot on color videotape beginning in 1965 at Studio 4 Stage 1 inside NBC's massive color complex in Burbank, California.
This is a clip from the first few minutes of the classic late 80's TV show Crime Story premiere show. Major Crimes Unit (MCU) boss Lt. Mike Torello defines his character and that of all tough cops for all time with the line "Hey you. You hurt anybody else, when this is over, I'm gonna find what you love the most and I'm gonna kill it. Your mother, your father, your dog... don't matter what it is, it's dead".
James Brown Revue perform I Got The Feeling and Give It Up Or Turn It Loose.
James and Sammy have a dance off.
Goldie Hawn explains the time zones this time on Laugh In, on which she appeared regularly from 1968 to 1970.
Playing renditions of:
"Mamãe Eu Quero" (Jararaca and Vicente Paiva)
"Jarabe Tapatío" (Jesús González Rubio)
From the movie, The Big Store
Fred Rogers talks with Joan Rivers on the Tonight Show. This special clip is from 1983