When I first saw that they were now releasing individual episodes of the "Tonight Show" starring Johnny Carson, I honestly wasn't quite sure what to expect. So I ordered five different episodes to start with and this was one of them. I'm telling you now that I couldn't possibly be more pleased. This particular episode with Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise and Art Carney is one of the BEST, and certainly one of the funniest EVER recorded. Not only that, the quality of this particular DVD is truly outstanding, especially when you consider that this was made from the original tapes of a show that was broadcast on NBC over 36 years ago. It's truly amazing. I'd honestly rate the quality of this DVD a "9" on a scale of "1 to 10", with a "10" being the highest. Sure, it's not quite as good as a show in that is recorded in HD quality, but it's really great.
The only issue that I have with them releasing individual episodes like this is that I'm going to go broke real quick. If I had the money, I'd order EVERY episode of the original "Tonight Show" that comes out like this. I truly can't wait to watch the other four episodes that I ordered. EXCELLENT - EXCELLENT - EXCELLENT. Please don't pass this one up, or you're truly going to miss one of the greatest episodes of the original "Tonight Show", that was ever recorded. I truly loved it.
I just discovered that you can only write ONE review regarding all of the single episodes. So - This review also covers the single episode with Frank Sintara and another single episode with Sammy Davis Jr. BOTH of these two episodes are also EXCELLENT. It's truly like taking a trip back in time. This is exactly like watching the "Tonight Show" live in the 1970's. It appears that all single episodes even include the Johnny's opening monolog and all of his guests for that night (minus the commercials).
After watching these first three episodes, there is no doubt at all that I will buying a lot more of these. The only question is - Which ones to buy, since they're ALL incredible.
I'd give all of these 10 STARS if I could.