Johnny Carson: David Tolley's First Performance, 1985

When Johnny's piano guest for the night cancels at the last minute, he enlists the help of the audience and finds two piano players in the crowd to fill the vacant spot.

Piano Players - David Tolley, Mary Jo Manela
12.19.1985


Johnny Carson is Danger Johnny

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.


Red Skelton Ties Johnny Carson to a Chair in Order to Guest Host His Show

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.


NBC: The Johnny Carson Story, 1987

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!