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Johnny Carson Hosts The Tonight Show for Last Time (1992) Options
Daemon
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Johnny Carson Hosts The Tonight Show for Last Time (1992)

Carson hosted NBC's The Tonight Show from 1962 to 1992. His personable demeanor and wry sense of humor appealed to viewers, and during his tenure, the show became America's most popular late-night program. The show's familiar formula included sidekick Ed McMahon introducing Carson by announcing, "Heeere's Johnny!," followed by Carson's monologue, and then guest interviews and occasional comedy sketches. How many people tuned in to watch his last show? More...
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I really didn't find him that funny. Generational thing or cultural ?

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His formulae is still running, the late night programmes of nowadays Tv in Spain are more than faithful replicas.
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The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson – 50.0 Million Viewers

A late-night talk show’s success depends on the charisma of the host and the quality of his guests. The Tonight Show, back when Johnny Carson was hosting it, was exactly this. Johnny seemed like a guy we all knew, and his guests were always top notch because of it. But when it comes down to saying goodbye, it’s all about the host. In his final performance, Johnny announced to the audience that he was one of “the lucky people in the world.” And that he wished them a “very heartfelt goodnight.” It was a classy, simple exit for a guy who knew he didn’t need to try to win us over anymore.


http://blog.koldcast.tv/2011/koldcast-news/10-most-watched-television-finales-of-all-time/
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I loved Johnny Carson. And his last show was marvelous. Remember when Bette Midler sang "One More for the Road." She cried and Johnny cried. The only thing that he ever did that I didn't like was when he turned his back on Joan Rivers because she tried to have a late night talk show.
One time Johnny told a story about Ed. Ed had had too much to drink and they were driving somewhere and they had their telephone locations marked with the name "Call Box." Every time Ed would pass one he would yell "Hey Box." I still laugh about that today.

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