The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
Talk • 1962–92 • 31 Seasons
I always loved watching The Johnny Carson show.
Carson was the pinnacle of late night talk. It was unfortunate when he retired & left his prized show in the hands of that idiot Jay Leno
Classic talk/variety show. Set the table for all others that came after.
Some great comedy, not everything aged well but still highly entertaining
A late night show that lasted 30 years had to have something special. Carson was actually an intellectual behind his breeziness.
The archetype of the classic late-night talk show. Also marks when the format was at its highpoint.
Johnny Carson paved the way for everyone else in late night TV
Funny and original
The reason we have talk shows