History Funny / TheTonightShow

17th Dec '17 7:04:28 AM speedyboris
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* One of the all-time best episodes of the show was the 9/26/74 episode, which started out relatively normally but went OffTheRails during a segment where Dom [=DeLuise=] tried to do a magic trick involving eggs balanced on books of matches, and ended in an egg-throwing fight between Dom and Johnny. And then when Burt Reynolds was the next guest, whip cream was ''also'' brought into the mix.
13th Dec '17 7:23:11 PM speedyboris
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** The 9/5/90 Carnac had a slightly modified intro by Ed, which did not go unnoticed by Johnny:
--> '''Ed''': I hold in my hands, the envelopes. My four-and-a-half year old daughter Catherine Mary can tell that these envelopes are hermetically sealed. They've been kept in a mayonnaisse jar on Funk & Wagnall's porch since noon today. NO ONE! knows the answers inside these envelopes, but YOU, in your mystical and borderline divine way, will ascertain the answers, without even knowing, heretofore the questions. Isn't that correct, sir?\\
'''Johnny''': Do we have TIME for this now? ''(does the "stretch" motion)'' [Your] part gets longer every time we do this! Now, family ''plugs''!


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* Conan's month-long feud with Newark mayor Cory Booker. It started after Conan made a joke at Newark's expense: "The mayor of Newark, N.J., wants to set up a citywide program to improve residents' health. The health-care program consists of a bus ticket out of Newark." This prompted a video response from Cory, who put Conan on the "No fly list" in retaliation ("Try JFK, buddy."). After continuing to joke about Newark and banning Cory from Burbank airport, Cory upped the ante:
--> '''Cory''': I banned Conan O'Brien from Newart airport, and last night, he had the audacity to ban ''me'' from Burbank airport? Well Conan, it's on. You see, I'm mayor of New Jersey's largest city, but I'm not the ''only'' city. New Jersey had 566 municipalities. And I've been getting calls and e-mails, faxes from mayors all over the state. You see, we in New Jersey roll hard, we roll strong, and we roll together. And I'm now here to officially tell you, that you have been ''banned'' from the entire state of New Jersey. Now, you may like Boardwalk and Park Place, but the only way you're gonna get to them is on a Monopoly board, because you're banned from Atlantic City. And Ellis Island, the gate of entry for millions of Americans and their families, but I'm telling you right now: No longer. Coco can't go-go. But it doesn't stop there, Conan. You see, Newark has sister cities all over the world, and I've been in touch with each one of our sister cities. And you are officially banned from them as well. So, my red-headed friend, [[SublimeRhyme as far as Ghana, you and your posse will not being go Kumasi]]. And your ancestors may be from Ireland, but [[SublimeRhyme the entire city of Bray is telling you to stay in L.A.]] (...) If you want to settle this with a feat of strength, not your usual caustic comic critique, if you want to test it with fortitude, I'm willing to race you [[CallBack just like Teri Hatcher did]], and just in case you slip and fall and bump your head, I've actually got you a New York Giants helmet. And by the way, this is as close as you'll get to seeing a Giants game, because they too, play in New Jersey.
** Conan announced he had Newark surrounded by forming alliances with other New Jersey cities like East Orange, Kearny, Jersey City, Bayonne, and Elizabeth, forming the shape of a toilet seat.
8th Dec '17 8:09:31 PM speedyboris
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* A Creator/SallyField interview in 1982 took a hilarious left turn when Sally, tired of talking about G-rated things on talk shows, told Johnny, "I wanna talk about doing it!"
8th Dec '17 7:24:00 PM speedyboris
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--> '''Doc''': I suppose you'll be home with the family, turkey... ''(Johnny laughs hard)'' just a typical American family.\\
'''Johnny''': Look, if you want to c- if you really feel badly, now I feel so terrible that you're gonna be alone. Would you...\\
'''Doc''': I didn't say I was gonna be ''alone''. ''(Johnny laughs)''\\
'''Johnny''': You just said you ain't gonna eat no turkey!\\
'''Doc''': That's right.\\
'''Johnny''': You can come over- would you like to come over to the house?\\
'''Doc''': This is the first time you've ever asked.\\
'''Johnny''': You made me feel so guilty!\\
'''Doc''': I mean, when you ask an employee in front of fifteen million people, "Do you want to come to the house for Thanksgiving?", what am I gonna say? "Noooo." You know what I say? "Yes, Mr. Carson, I'd LOVE it."\\
'''Johnny''': Can you come?\\
'''Doc''': No. ''(Johnny laughs and plops a kleenex box on the desk so they can dry their tears of laughter)''
25th Nov '17 9:24:44 AM speedyboris
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* Barney Odum had his dog Flatfoot on the show, who could climb trees. Bandleader Doc Severinsen said before the show that if the dog could truly climb the tree on the set, he would kiss Flatfoot on an unnamed body part (use your imagination). This was brought up a few times on the episode itself. Doubly funny in [[HilariousInHindsight hindsight]]: The segment with Flatfoot is what caused Creator/IanMcKellen to be bumped from the episode, because they ran out of time.

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* Barney Odum had his dog Flatfoot Flatnose on the show, who could climb trees. Bandleader Doc Severinsen said before the show that if the dog could truly climb the tree on the set, he would kiss Flatfoot Flatnose on an unnamed body part (use your imagination). This was brought up a few times on the episode itself. Doubly funny in [[HilariousInHindsight hindsight]]: The segment with Flatfoot Flatnose is what caused Creator/IanMcKellen to be bumped from the episode, because they ran out of time.
27th Oct '17 7:00:21 AM speedyboris
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* In a 1987 episode, Johnny gave the audience a choice between two sketches they could do: One was a series of photos of the Royal Family with jokes about them, and the other was a list of fake phobias (the episode aired near Halloween). The audience chose the photos, and they got a less-than-spectacular response. Of course, Johnny rubbed it in many times:
--> '''Johnny''': You ''asked'' for this. I was for the phobias myself.\\
You have nobody to blame but yourselves.\\
''(after reading a couple samples of the fake phobias)'' Shame, shame, you would've gone out of here chuckling, but you're going out with images of those dumb pictures dancing in your head.
11th Oct '17 6:43:10 PM speedyboris
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** Also funny was one time when Ed continued to talk after his usual long introduction:
--> '''Ed''': Envelope #1.\\
'''Johnny''': Silence, please.\\
'''Ed''': Hermetically sealed.\\
'''Johnny''': I will divine the answer.\\
'''Ed''': Funk and Wagnall's porch... ''({{Beat}})'' ...since noon today. ''({{Beat}})'' But ''you''! ''(cracks up)''\\
'''Johnny''': Can we get on with this?!
11th Oct '17 5:37:27 PM nombretomado
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* Jimmy's first night started with a bang. Besides him and Creator/WillSmith chronicling a history of hip-hop dances (ala Music/JustinTimberlake and his and Jimmy's "History of Rap"), and {{Music/U2}} performing on the roof of 30 Rock, we have a moment where Jimmy mentions a "friend" who says he'd never host the Tonight Show, saying they owe him $100. Cue RobertDeNiro, Creator/TinaFey, Joe Namath, Rudy Giuliani, Music/MariahCarey, Tracy Morgan, Joan Rivers (in her 1st Tonight Show appearance, of any kind, since being banned from the show in 1986; the ban was kept by Leno out of respect to Johnny Carson), Creator/KimKardashian, Creator/SethRogen, LindsayLohan, Creator/SarahJessicaParker, Mike Tyson, and Music/LadyGaga all throwing crumpled C-Notes on the desk, culminating with Creator/StephenColbert pouring a bucket of 10,000 pennies on Jimmy's head, ending with "WELCOME TO 11:30, [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch BITCH]]".

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* Jimmy's first night started with a bang. Besides him and Creator/WillSmith chronicling a history of hip-hop dances (ala Music/JustinTimberlake and his and Jimmy's "History of Rap"), and {{Music/U2}} performing on the roof of 30 Rock, we have a moment where Jimmy mentions a "friend" who says he'd never host the Tonight Show, saying they owe him $100. Cue RobertDeNiro, Creator/TinaFey, Joe Namath, Rudy Giuliani, Music/MariahCarey, Tracy Morgan, Joan Rivers (in her 1st Tonight Show appearance, of any kind, since being banned from the show in 1986; the ban was kept by Leno out of respect to Johnny Carson), Creator/KimKardashian, Creator/SethRogen, LindsayLohan, Creator/LindsayLohan, Creator/SarahJessicaParker, Mike Tyson, and Music/LadyGaga all throwing crumpled C-Notes on the desk, culminating with Creator/StephenColbert pouring a bucket of 10,000 pennies on Jimmy's head, ending with "WELCOME TO 11:30, [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch BITCH]]".
28th Aug '17 6:06:58 AM Malady
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kWHMH2kxXs Wheel of Impressions with]] Creator/KevinSpacey. Among some of the best highlights are Spacey's spot-on impression of JohnnyCarson:

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kWHMH2kxXs Wheel of Impressions with]] Creator/KevinSpacey. Among some of the best highlights are Spacey's spot-on impression of JohnnyCarson:Creator/JohnnyCarson:
15th Aug '17 7:36:58 PM speedyboris
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* The "Beezer the Lonely Parakeet" sketch on the 8/15/91 episode. Some context: Johnny read a true story in the paper about a parakeet who tried to mate with a dinner roll. They made a sketch out of it, with Johnny narrating their troubled romance over photographs. While the photos got a few laughs, Johnny was surly about it ''really'' quickly ("We're going into the dumper."), and almost stopped the sketch early, but after being goaded to continue by Ed, [[MotorMouth he rushed through the rest as fast as he could.]]
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