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Tonight – 4 Decades of The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson

Tonight – 4 Decades of The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson

Tonight is an all-new release from Carson Entertainment Group and Respond2 Entertainment. This deluxe collection features over 30 hours of timeless entertainment from 4 decades of The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson that has never before been rel

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  1. Terry Richard says:

    Review by Terry Richard for Tonight – 4 Decades of The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
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    Before Jay Leno, before David letterman, and before all the late-night drama that has unraveled in the last little while, there was the sole king of late-night, Johnny Carson. In this beautiful 15 disc DVD set, “The Tonight Show-Starring Johnny Carson” comes to viewers for the very first time in a complete deluxe edition featuring some of the best “Tonight Show” episodes ever. 50 shows have been restored from their original NBC master tapes and look absolutely flawless.

    The crowning jewel here, however, are the rare “lost” episodes from the 1960′s that were thought lost forever. NBC, stupidly, erased most of the episodes of “The Tonight Show” from Johnny’s first night that aired in October, 1962 that featured movie legend Joan Crawford, right up until the time when the show moved to Hollywood in 1972. So, having these rare episodes is a real treat for Carson fans. There are also numerous new interviews from those who appeared on Johnny’s show over the years including Loni Anderson, David Brenner, and Jim Fowler.

    No one will ever take Johnny’s place. He was simply original, personal, and everyone’s favorite late-night personality. We miss you Johnny!!!

  2. David R. Hardin says:

    Review by David R. Hardin for Tonight – 4 Decades of The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
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    Finally! It only took 20 years! Jeez! If this release is as good as it looks, this is going to be a Godsend to the people who have been sentenced to what little has been released in the past!! I look forward to October 26th, which coincidentally, is 3 days after Johnny Carson’s birthday!! I can hardly wait!!!!

  3. Johnny K says:

    Review by Johnny K for Tonight – 4 Decades of The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
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    As a Johnny Carson fan since 1972 when I was 13 years old and managed to watch my 12″ black and white Zenith TV set in my bedroom, with the sound turned down so my parents wouldn’t know that I was watching Carson until 1 in the morning on school nights, I can truly say that I am very happy for this upcoming DVD collection! I have high hopes that this collection really does contain complete episodes as stated in the promo. And I hope some of them are from the 1970s when Tonight was the coolest, hippest show on TV (unlike today with the rather goofy Jay Leno and guests who don’t have anything to say except to promote their new music video or other here-today-gone-tomorrow junk. It’s not interviewing that late night talk does these days but moreso it is a quickie, vapid self-promotion). I remember buying The Johnny Carson Collection on VHS when that first came out in 1994 and I was happy to at least have four tapes worth of “best of” moments but to really get the true feel of Carson’s talent and appeal one must watch some complete shows from start to finish. Just thinking of Johnny’s theme music, Ed’s famous Here’s Johnny intro, Carson walking through the curtains onto center stage impeccably dressed, delivering his monologue and sometimes laughing at himself, taking interesting command of interviewing both famous and also absurd not so famous guests, it all makes me long to watch these shows all over again. I’m preordering my set today!

  4. Matt Barnett says:

    Review by Matt Barnett for Tonight – 4 Decades of The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
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    At precisely 11:30pm, I will place a DVD in my DVD player, hit play and finally … FINALLY … 11:30pm will feel like 11:30pm once again.

    This has been a long time coming for fans not only of Johnny Carson, but of classic TV. I wasn’t smart enough to roll video on “The Tonight Show” in the 80s, so I’ve been “Carsonless” for nearly 20 years now. Don’t get me wrong, the compilation Carson collections have been nice, but to have the actual telecasts themselves is something altogether different. I have high hopes for this release.

    I never thought this day would come.

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