Robin Williams promotes "Awakenings" on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" in 1991.
Buddy Rich and Ed Shaughnessy play drums together on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" in 1978.
Bette Davis on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1988)
Danny DeVito talks about the "The War of the Roses" and divorce with Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" in 1989.
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
Despite having Laryngitis, Steve Martin performs for a Tonight Show Special Feature with Johnny Carson.
Steve starts with an illusion, sings a song and ends with a card trick.
The Show must go on.
Buddy Hackett tries to keep his jokes clean on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
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."
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.
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.
Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara perform a stand-up routine on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson."
Johnny Carson asks David Letterman how he feels about Jay Leno being the new host of "The Tonight Show" in 1991.