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Host Mark Malkoff talks with guests about legendary talk show host Johnny Carson. Guests include stand-up comics who debuted on the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, individuals that worked on the show, frequent guests, and top entertainers that were influenced by Carson.

Host Mark Malkoff talks with guests about legendary talk show host Johnny Carson. Guests include stand-up comics who debuted on the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, individuals that worked on the show, frequent guests, and top entertainers that were influenced by Carson.
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United States

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Host Mark Malkoff talks with guests about legendary talk show host Johnny Carson. Guests include stand-up comics who debuted on the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, individuals that worked on the show, frequent guests, and top entertainers that were influenced by Carson.

Language:

English


Episodes

Julie Budd

4/19/2018
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Julie Budd joins Mark to discuss her Johnny Carson appearances, Johnny attending her Tonight Show rehearsals, her friendship with Liberace, and opening up for Frank Sinatra.

Duration:01:40:07

Teri Garr

4/17/2018
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Teri Garr joins Mark for a mini-episode to discuss Johnny phoning her after slipping on stage during The Oscars, meeting David Letterman in Indiana when he worked in radio, and spending time with The Beatles.

Duration:00:11:00

Dr. Paul Ehrlich

4/12/2018
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Dr. Paul Ehrlich joins Mark to discuss his 18 Johnny Carson appearances, having dinner with Johnny, and his first appearance resulting in The Tonight Show receiving 5000 viewer letters.

Duration:00:47:21

Marshall Brickman Returns & Rick Traum

4/5/2018
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Marshall Brickman returns to discuss being Johnny’s head writer in NYC. Also Rick Traum, commercial producer for The Tonight Show in NYC, joins Mark to talk about the famous live Alpo Dog Food commercial.

Duration:01:32:41

Kelly Monteith

3/29/2018
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Kelly Monteith joins Mark to discuss his 30 plus appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Gabe Kaplan, and David Letterman.

Duration:00:49:51

Melissa Manchester

3/22/2018
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Melissa Manchester joins Mark to discuss her Johnny appearances, working with Bette Midler, Bob Hope, and hosting The Muppet Show.

Duration:00:37:44

Cybill Shepherd

3/20/2018
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Cybill Shepherd joins Mark to discuss her Johnny appearances, winning a $100 bet from David Letterman, meeting Charlie Chaplin, and getting talk show guest advice from Orson Welles.

Duration:00:25:17

Monti Rock III

3/15/2018
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Monti Rock III joins Mark to discuss his 30 plus Tonight Show appearances, his friendship with Carson talent coordinator Shirley Wood, and his role in Saturday Night Fever.

Duration:01:10:19

Rick Saphire

3/8/2018
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Rick Saphire joins Mark to discuss meeting Johnny over at Who Do You Trust?, Johnny's difficulties performing in the Catskills, appearing on the Tonight Show with guest host Jerry Lewis in July 1962, and eventually managing Jerry Lewis.

Duration:01:42:52

Marsha Mason

3/1/2018
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Marsha Mason joins Mark to discuss her Johnny appearances, going on the show with her then husband Neil Simon, and starring in Mike Nichols' unreleased film Bogart Slept Here.

Duration:01:04:38

Howard Papush Returns!

2/22/2018
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Howard Papush returns to discuss working as a talent coordinator on The Tonight Show, his idea to book Carl Sagan, meeting an unknown Bette Midler, and why Johnny was upset with Barbara Streisand.

Duration:01:22:51

Graham Kaye

2/15/2018
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Graham Kaye joins Mark to discuss becoming Johnny's tennis instructor, their friendship, and the reason Johnny temporarily stopped speaking to him.

Duration:01:55:22

Rich Little Returns!

2/8/2018
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Rich Little returns to discuss Johnny Carson, guest hosting 31 times, Fred de Cordova, and the chaos involving Dick Shawn wrecking The Tonight Show set.

Duration:01:12:09

Kate Capshaw

2/1/2018
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Kate Capshaw joins Mark to discuss her Johnny appearances, her parents seeing Johnny's show in NY, and her acting career including Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom.

Duration:01:20:05

Peter Lassally

1/25/2018
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Peter Lassally joins Mark to discuss producing Johnny Carson, his challenge of getting David Letterman an 11:30pm show, and the reason Johnny didn't care for Andy Kaufman.

Duration:01:03:21

Mark Harmon

1/18/2018
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Mark Harmon joins Mark to discuss his Johnny appearances, his father and Johnny knowing each other, Carl Reiner directing him in Summer School, appearing on Letterman, and hosting SNL.

Duration:00:53:35

Patric Verrone

1/9/2018
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Patric Verrone joins Mark to discuss writing for The Tonight Show, the writers meetings at Johnny's Malibu home, and the chronological order of the Carson writers from 1962-1992.

Duration:01:13:50

Howie Mandel

1/4/2018
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Howie Mandel joins Mark to discuss his Johnny appearances, Joan Rivers giving him his Tonight Show break, the appearance that caused him never to be booked again with Johnny, and doing his own talk show in Johnny's old studio.

Duration:01:44:42

Michael Preminger

12/28/2017
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Comedian Michael Preminger joins Mark to discuss his Johnny appearances, working as a NBC page, and the difficulties of doing audience warmup on Pink Lady and Jeff.

Duration:01:07:16

Arnie Kogen

12/21/2017
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Arnie Kogen joins Mark to discuss writing for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, his friendship with Pat McCormick, and writing for The Carol Burnett Show.

Duration:01:00:41

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