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10 Episodes of The Johnny Carson Show (1955-56) and Rare Bonus Material
While working as a staff writer on The Red Skelton Show one night in 1955, Johnny Carson filled in as a last-minute replacement when Skelton was injured during rehearsal. Carson did such a good job that CBS created The Johnny Carson Show as a showcase for the young comedian. The 39-week series served as a precursor of what would come later for Johnny, planting the seeds for the sketches he would perfect on The Tonight Show with his Mighty Carson Art Players.
The Johnny Carson Show features Carson in parodies of popular television shows of the era, including one of Edward R. Murrow's Person To Person, in which Johnny turns in a hilarious impersonation of Murrow. Carson also spoofs The Three Musketeers, Walter Cronkite, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Dragnet and the Russian ballet. Members of Carson's cast include Jamie Farr and Jack Albertson and guests include James Arness (promoting the premiere of his brand new series Gunsmoke), Eva Gabor and movie composer Dimitri Tiomkin.
Ten long-lost episodes of The Johnny Carson Show, from its lone season in 1955 - 1956, have been digitally restored from the recently-discovered kinescopes for this release.
Bonus features include a 1958 episode of Johnny's popular ABC quiz show Who Do You Trust?, a very rare episode of his short lived and little known 1956 CBS daytime show, and another recently discovered lost gem: a clip from Johnny's October 1958 stint as the two-week substitute host of The Jack Paar Show.
Total Running Time: +/- 4.5 hours
- Includes 1958 episode of Carson's ABC quiz show Who do You Trust?
- Rare episode from his 1956 daytime show
- Carson's late night debut as a last minute substitute for Jack Paar in 1958.
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I bought this because it is said to have closed captions. It does not have closed captions. The description should be changed.Published 14 months ago by Janice J
I guess I didn't realize it would not be the Tonight show but the first shows he did.
They are a little on the boring side. Read more
its johnny carson at the start of his career but u can definatley see the brilliancePublished on May 6, 2007 by Gary Goldberg