Johnny Carson Returns: Antenna TV to Air Full ‘Tonight Show’ Episodes

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  1. J M

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    Yes, I hated Carson's Comedy Classics that WGN used to show late at night (early 1990s). Pre YouTube though the idea of ever seeing this stuff again was a pipe dream.

    This is cool news though.
     
  2. J M

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    There are some YouTube channels that have hundreds of full Late Night episodes (82-92). It's very fun to revisit.
     
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  3. PaulKTF

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    There needs to be a Talk Show Network that shows old daytime talk shows (Geraldo, Phil Donahue, etc) during the day and old nighttime talk shows... um... at night! There's hundreds of thousands of hours of shows available.
     
  4. BradOlson

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    BTW, the only way the Carol Burnett Show is syndicated is the Carol Burnett and Friends package that MeTV airs and has aired in syndication off and on for years. This is a half hour edited version.
     
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  5. Dan C

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    Yes, I remember the greatly missed Trio doing this. Needs to happen again, even if online or digital only (since I don't have cable this would serve me very well!).

    dan c
     
  6. Splungeworthy

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    I am so in.
     
  7. rockclassics

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    Yeah - his original show that was on NBC.
     
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  8. rockclassics

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    Great idea. I would watch it - at least at night.
     
  9. namretsam

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    I sure will watch.
    I suspect they will hold up well to the older demo that gets the topical jokes (How do you explain "Ralph Williams Ford" being funny to someone?) and the pacing which will seem snail like to anyone under 45.... at best.
     
  10. Dave Garrett

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    I'm surprised this has gone unchallenged. Depending on who the guests were, the interviews could be some of the best parts of the show. Carson was a far more skillful interviewer than any of his successors (with the exception of Letterman) could ever hope to be.
     
  11. Kevin W

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  12. Jamey K

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    Yeah ok, I'm hosed. Nothing even close.
     
  13. Vidiot

    Vidiot See It in Dolby Vision!

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    I did not know that. Yah-hah.
     
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  14. Larry Geller

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    Lets not omit The Fugawi Indians. Funny thing is, now Johnny can say Fugawi on TV. But he can't say Indian anymore.
     
  15. Vidiot

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    My Carson impression is impeccable, but nobody under 30 remembers who that was anymore.

    "Coming up next is Regis Toomey, Billy Mumy, and Rosemary Clooney starring in 'Rin-Tin-Tin Gets Fitted for a Truss!'"

    That was a zing-er.
     
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  16. rjp

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    i don't think time-warner has antenna TV :(
     
  17. jojopuppyfish

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    Its no different with the Howard Stern show. Celebrity interviews are mostly a bore to me. Comedians being the exception
     
  18. balzac

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    I think that’s the problem. Interviews on these shows have *always* been spotty. There may be more of a focus on plugging a specific project/product these days than there was in, say, 1965 or 1975, and maybe there was more room for old timey “walk ons” from the hosts’ pals or something. But I’ve watched some old talk show stuff, and it was just as likely for even a good interviewer to get a stinker of a guest, or just a case where the host and guest don’t gel well.

    I always felt Carson’s 1984 interview with McCartney was pretty abysmal. McCartney didn’t help either, but Carson seemed only mildly interested in or familiar with McCartney, asking weird questions like if McCartney still wrote his own material (either that, or Carson was offering an *extremely subtle* dig on the quality of McCartney’s then-current new material).

    I used to record Conan’s show, and I usually just recorded the monologue (only sometimes) and the highlight of his show, the comedy sketches. The interviews were almost always bleh, and the few times Conan’s interviews were entertaining, it was usually because of something unexpected or unrelated to the guests, like when the fire alarm in the building would go off, or Norm MacDonald heckled the guests that came on after him.
     
  19. kippy

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    I am shocked this is happening. Interesting that only Johnny Carson shows are being shown (no guest hosts). I will definitely record every show.
     
  20. Spaghettiows

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    Good point. Although I can see why they wouldn't air the ones that Bill Cosby guest hosted.

    The Joan Rivers ones would be great to see, but I don't think Carson's heirs want to open that can of worms up either.
     
  21. So your real name is Harry Shearer?
     
  22. jojopuppyfish

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    Would love to see Gary Shanling guest hosting. Liked him much better than Jay Leno.

    And looks like Woody hosted a few times
     
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  24. Vidiot

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    That's right -- the Credibility Gap. Ten points for Cheepnik!
     
  25. hbbfam

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    Yeah, I do a mean "well helloooo matinee lady" but my kids don't get it.

    Regarding Buskin's book, it is really good and very insightful. But if you have Johnny on a pedestal, you may want to avoid it. It strips Johnny quite naked.
     
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