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

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  1. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR!

    Hollywood, USA
    Bushkin got roundly criticized for revealing so many inside stories (to which he was privvy, being Carson's attorney), but I thought he presented a very well-rounded picture of Carson: talented, insecure, neurotic, very intelligent, and a very funny man on stage.
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  2. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    any of Johnny's old shows are more entertaining than any late night talk shows on today!
  3. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    we'll it'll be tonight's show! LOL...
  4. Mirrorblade.1

    Mirrorblade.1 Forum Resident

    I better it will get better ratings than both Jimmys and Colbert.
  5. longdist01

    longdist01 Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL USA
    In my best Ed McMahon impression, Yes, you are correct!

    Lately I found several "Late Night w/Letterman which were around the early and mid-80's that come close to Johnny, but again Carson was King!

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  6. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    yes, he had talent...not like the clowns namely Kimmel.
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  7. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    IMO, without a doubt...I'd like to see the stats...and email it to Kimmel.
  8. MrTim

    MrTim Forum Resident

    Pacific North West
    I have Antenna TV and I receive it via a Antenna. Nice to be able to watch Johnny Carson again.
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  9. TeacFan

    TeacFan Forum Resident

    Arcadia, Ca.
    In Los Angeles it is 1228. I think it depends if it is running over the air in your area.
    Check and see....
  10. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    probably the best thing on Antenna TV!
  11. kwadguy

    kwadguy Forum Resident

    Cambridge, MA
    It will be very interesting to see how this does after, say, the first month, when the PR has faded and the lookie loos have moved on.

    I can see those who are older than a certain age adding this to their bedtime routine in lieu of any of the current talk show hosts.

    But I wonder if the appeal will extend much to the younger generations.
  12. czeskleba

    czeskleba Senior Member

    Huh. I have the opposite opinion. I think the sketches were always the weakest part of the show. The humor was lightweight and corny then, and I bet it hasn't aged well at all. The monologues and interviews were where he excelled. The interviews in particular will be interesting to watch, because they are so different than the heavily-rehearsed, minimally spontaneous things that appear on today's talk shows.
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  13. goodiesguy

    goodiesguy Boulful Sallad

    New Zealand
    If only NZ had this channel, I'd be religiously watching every night!
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  14. kwadguy

    kwadguy Forum Resident

    Cambridge, MA
    I wonder what they'll do with the live sponsor tags that Johnny used to sometimes do leading into commercial...? Will they leave them in? Are they going to keep all the musical cues?
  15. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Member Of The Midnight Society

    Greater St. Louis
    I saw the commercial for this. Pretty cool. I will be watching.
  16. williamjoel

    williamjoel Forum Resident

    Ossining, N.Y.
    When "You Bet Your Life" hit syndication, it was re-titled "The Best Of Groucho." I'm guessing that's what they'll do with Johnny.
  17. Dan C

    Dan C Forum Fotographer

    The West
    I agree with you here. Most of the skits were cringe inducing even when I was a kid. This is one of the reasons David Letterman's original show was such a stunning Arctic blast of fresh air. He tore the tired old tropes, bits and talk show cliches to shreds.

    I never got tired of Carson's easy banter with guests, however. That stuff never ages, and it's what I think most people miss most about the old talk shows. The actual talking part.

    dan c
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  18. czeskleba

    czeskleba Senior Member

    Indeed. In contrast to Carson, Dave's scripted humor pieces were often the highlights of his shows, particularly his morning show.

    When "Carson's Comedy Classics" hit syndication in the early 80s, I remember thinking how perverse it was that they were using only the absolute worst parts of The Tonight Show to make these episodes. It was like watching reruns of "Laugh-In"... a corny style of humor that was already passe' in 1985.
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  19. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper What, me worry?

    Jerry Lewis hosted over 200 episodes!
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  20. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper What, me worry?

    Right? Maybe by the geriatric set, no actually not even them. Networks still rule for a while longer at least.
  21. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper What, me worry?

    I know there is a way to transfer shows from my Tivo to my computer. Can anyone explain how in small words and short sentences?
  22. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I always love it when Johnny played with the animals...
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  23. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    are any on DVD?
  24. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    funny, watching TV just like the old days! something I do not do much of...rather watch a movie.
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  25. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    nah, they still suck...

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