History Trivia / TheTonightShow

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!!All versions:

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!!All versions:!!In General:



* ShoutOut: Gets one in the ''Series/GoodEats'' episode "Stuff It," where Alton compares the parts that make up a stuffing to the cast of the original show. There's the host (the meat or vegetable to be stuffed), the "filler commentary" (the starch), the band (a binder, such as beaten eggs), the A-list celebrity guest (the aromatic vegetables, and sometimes pieces of meat), and other guests (herbs, spices, dried fruits, nuts, etc.)

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* ShoutOut: Gets one in KeepCirculatingTheTapes:
** For Johnny Carson's tenure, with selected episodes officially being released on DVD, Carson Productions is becoming increasingly insistent on having unauthorized Website/YouTube Carson clips removed from
the ''Series/GoodEats'' episode "Stuff It," where Alton compares site. To their credit, Carson Productions has been releasing a good number of complete episodes (usually the parts that make up a stuffing mid 70's 90 minute episodes) on [=YouTube=] for free viewing. And for the first time since 1992, the Carson shows are airing again on broadcast television, specifically the subchannel Antenna TV. When episodes started on Antenna TV, Carson Productions opened [[https://licensing.johnnycarson.com/ their licensing vault]] to the cast general public. New registrations are now likely limited to media personnel, though.
** Even Jay Leno's era is not exempt from this; ''none'' of his episodes or specials have come to DVD, and the only legally-available options were a few Headlines and Jaywalking compilations on iTunes, which have since been removed from the service. His ''Tonight Show'' [=YouTube=] channel is also gone, so you can't even watch ''clips'' from his era on a legit YT channel.
** Thanks to the 2010 ''Tonight Show'' debacle, NBC will never release any [=DVDs=] or digital downloads of ''The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien''. In fact, the only acknowledgment
of the original show. There's the host (the meat or vegetable show at ''all'' as of late seems to be stuffed), a split-second showing of O'Brien's name as part of a list of past ''Tonight Show'' hosts that was seen during various promos for Jimmy Fallon's then-upcoming premiere.
* MissingEpisode:
** Much of Steve Allen's tenure is gone, although
the "filler commentary" (the starch), premiere seems to exist.
--->'''Allen:''' In case you're just joining us, this is ''Tonight'', and I can't think of too much to tell you about it, but I want to give you
the band (a binder, such as beaten eggs), bad news first: this program is going to go on ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8AYUfBt1dE forever]]''.[[note]](Okay, so he was talking about the A-list celebrity guest (the aromatic vegetables, and sometimes pieces show's night-by-night length, but still...)[[/note]]
** Much
of meat), and other guests (herbs, spices, dried fruits, nuts, etc.)the first ten years of Johnny Carson's version, due to tape reuse. 1972-92 are intact.



!!Steve Allen's version:
* MissingEpisode: Much of Steve Allen's tenure is gone, although the premiere seems to exist.
-->'''Allen''': In case you're just joining us, this is ''Tonight'', and I can't think of too much to tell you about it, but I want to give you the bad news first: this program is going to go on ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8AYUfBt1dE forever]]''.[[note]](Okay, so he was talking about the show's night-by-night length, but still...)[[/note]]



* EditedForSyndication: In 1983, a ClipShow series called ''Carson's Comedy Classics'' was offered to local stations. Each half-hour episode consisted of two or three extended segments, usually "Mighty Carson Art Players" skits and/or segments with Carson characters such as Carnac and Aunt Blabby, plus shorter segments (i.e. commercial spoofs).

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* EditedForSyndication: EditedForSyndication:
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In 1983, a ClipShow series called ''Carson's Comedy Classics'' was offered to local stations. Each half-hour episode consisted of two or three extended segments, usually "Mighty Carson Art Players" skits and/or segments with Carson characters such as Carnac and Aunt Blabby, plus shorter segments (i.e. commercial spoofs).



* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: With selected episodes officially being released on DVD, Carson Productions is becoming increasingly insistent on having unauthorized Website/YouTube Carson clips removed from the site.
** To their credit, Carson Productions has been releasing a good number of complete episodes (usually the mid 70's 90 minute episodes) on YouTube for free viewing. And for the first time since 1992, the Carson shows are airing again on broadcast television, specifically the subchannel Antenna TV.
*** When episodes started on Antenna TV, Carson Productions opened [[https://licensing.johnnycarson.com/ their licensing vault]] to the general public. New registrations are now likely limited to media personnel, though.



* MissingEpisode: Much of the first ten years of Carson's version, due to tape reuse. 1972-92 are intact.

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* MissingEpisode: Much of the first ten years of Carson's version, due to tape reuse. 1972-92 are intact.



* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Even Leno's era is not exempt from this; ''none'' of his episodes or specials have come to DVD, and the only legally-available options were a few Headlines and Jaywalking compilations on iTunes, which have since been removed from the service. His ''Tonight Show'' [=YouTube=] channel is also gone, so you can't even watch ''clips'' from his era on a legit YT channel.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally, Leno's post-''Tonight'' project was to have been an American ''TopGear''. Leno actually turned down this idea when it was initially proposed to him, realizing that what made ''Top Gear'' work was its non-commercial carriage on Creator/TheBBC...and an NBC version would be filled with ProductPlacement and ExecutiveMeddling. There was also some concern from BBC America that an American version would cannibalize ratings of the original on BBC America, where it's very popular. An American version ''did'' eventually premiere on the History Channel.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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Originally, Leno's post-''Tonight'' project was to have been an American ''TopGear''. Leno actually turned down this idea when it was initially proposed to him, realizing that what made ''Top Gear'' work was its non-commercial carriage on Creator/TheBBC...and an NBC version would be filled with ProductPlacement and ExecutiveMeddling. There was also some concern from BBC America that an American version would cannibalize ratings of the original on BBC America, where it's very popular. An American version ''did'' eventually premiere on the History Channel.



* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Thanks to the 2010 ''Tonight Show'' debacle, NBC will never release any [=DVDs=] or digital downloads of ''The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien''. In fact, the only acknowledgment of the show at ''all'' as of late seems to be a split-second showing of O'Brien's name as part of a list of past ''Tonight Show'' hosts that was seen during various promos for Jimmy Fallon's then-upcoming premiere.



* WriterRevolt: Since NBC's last bits of ExecutiveMeddling, Conan devoted his monologues to openly bashing NBC, and did so right up until the GrandFinale.

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* WriterRevolt: WriterRevolt:
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Since NBC's last bits of ExecutiveMeddling, Conan devoted his monologues to openly bashing NBC, and did so right up until the GrandFinale.
1st Jun '17 2:54:18 AM jormis29
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The episode with Teri Hatcher as a guest was never aired; it was never finished because Conan was rushed to the hospital for a concussion that he suffered during a foot race with Hatcher.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The episode with Teri Hatcher Creator/TeriHatcher as a guest was never aired; it was never finished because Conan was rushed to the hospital for a concussion that he suffered during a foot race with Hatcher.
28th Apr '17 3:12:43 PM jormis29
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* ColbertBump: Doing stand-up on the show was a major career boost, and being called over to the couch pretty much guaranteed overnight success. More recent comedians to get the honor include Drew Carey, Creator/EllenDeGeneres, and Jeff Foxworthy.

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* ColbertBump: Doing stand-up on the show was a major career boost, and being called over to the couch pretty much guaranteed overnight success. More recent comedians to get the honor include Drew Carey, Creator/DrewCarey, Creator/EllenDeGeneres, and Jeff Foxworthy.Creator/JeffFoxworthy.
27th Apr '17 12:29:07 PM speedyboris
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Unavoidable, due to the monologue covering current event topics which can be head-scratching to younger viewers. This can even extend to the hosts themselves: In some shows during 1982, Johnny Carson complained about being in the news a lot lately. If you weren't alive at the time, he was referring to an incident where he was pulled over for drunk driving.
26th Mar '17 11:13:10 AM dsneybuf
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: NBC made all the wrong decisions by pretty much everyone's observation.
22nd Mar '17 12:41:30 PM Skywatcher
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*** When episodes started on Antenna TV, Carson Productions opened [[https://licensing.johnnycarson.com/ their licensing vault]] to the general public. New registrations are likely limited to media personnel, though.

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*** When episodes started on Antenna TV, Carson Productions opened [[https://licensing.johnnycarson.com/ their licensing vault]] to the general public. New registrations are now likely limited to media personnel, though.
22nd Mar '17 12:39:41 PM Skywatcher
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*** When episodes started on Antenna TV, Carson Productions opened [[https://licensing.johnnycarson.com/ their licensing vault]] to the general public. New registrations are likely limited to media personnel, though.
3rd Mar '17 10:06:51 AM speedyboris
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!!All versions:



* ShoutOut: Gets one in the ''Series/GoodEats'' episode "Stuff It," where Alton compares the parts that make up a stuffing to the cast of the original show. There's the host (the meat or vegetable to be stuffed), the "filler commentary" (the starch), the band (a binder, such as beaten eggs), the A-list celebrity guest (the aromatic vegetables, and sometimes pieces of meat), and other guests (herbs, spices, dried fruits, nuts, etc.)

!!Steve Allen's version:
* MissingEpisode: Much of Steve Allen's tenure is gone, although the premiere seems to exist.
-->'''Allen''': In case you're just joining us, this is ''Tonight'', and I can't think of too much to tell you about it, but I want to give you the bad news first: this program is going to go on ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8AYUfBt1dE forever]]''.[[note]](Okay, so he was talking about the show's night-by-night length, but still...)[[/note]]

!!Jack Paar's version:
* WriterRevolt: Jack walked off during the February 11, 1960 show after discovering that NBC censored a joke the previous night regarding a lady looking for the "water closet" who was directed to a wedding chapel due to her only using the initials "W.C." (the network cut into a news report over the joke). His sidekick, Hugh Downs, took over for the remainder of that telecast. Led to a FunnyMoment when Parr returned a few weeks later with the words "...Now as I was saying..."

!!Johnny Carson's version:
* CreatorsFavorite: Creator/BurtReynolds was on the show over ''sixty'' times during the 30-year run. Other frequent guests included David Steinberg, David Brenner, Bob Newhart, Creator/DonRickles, Buddy Hackett, Creator/GeorgeCarlin, Orson Bean, Charles Nelson Reilly, Creator/DavidLetterman, Creator/DomDeluise, and Carl Reiner.



** Also applies to the Antenna TV run; as NBC owns the name "The Tonight Show", a new title sequence had to be made, referring to the show as simply "Johnny Carson".
* ExecutiveMeddling: The entire debacle that NBC created by trying to reshuffle their schedule by moving The Jay Leno Show from an hour at 10 to a half hour at 11:30 and moving ''Tonight'' and ''Late Night'' back half an hour. It was unclear if ''Last Call'' would remain on the air.

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** Also applies to the Antenna TV run; as NBC owns the name "The Tonight Show", a new title sequence had to be made, referring to the show as simply "Johnny Carson".
* ExecutiveMeddling: The entire debacle that NBC created by trying to reshuffle their schedule by moving The Jay Leno Show from an hour at 10 to a half hour at 11:30 and moving ''Tonight'' and ''Late Night'' back half an hour. It was unclear if ''Last Call'' would remain on
Carson". Though unlike ''Carson's Comedy Classics'', these are the air.full episodes.



** To their credit, Carson Productions has been releasing a good number of complete episodes (usually the mid 70's 90 minute episodes) on YouTube for free viewing.
** Thanks to the 2010 ''Tonight Show'' debacle, NBC will never release any [=DVDs=] or digital downloads of ''The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien''. In fact, the only acknowledgment of the show at ''all'' as of late seems to be a split-second showing of O'Brien's name as part of a list of past ''Tonight Show'' hosts that was seen during various promos for Jimmy Fallon's then-upcoming premiere.
** Even Leno's era is not exempt from this; ''none'' of his episodes or specials have come to DVD, and the only legally-available options were a few Headlines and Jaywalking compilations on iTunes, which have since been removed from the service. His ''Tonight Show'' [=YouTube=] channel is also gone, so you can't even watch ''clips'' from his era on a legit YT channel.
** Subverted as of January 1, 2016, as for the first time since 1992, the Carson shows are airing again on broadcast television, specifically the subchannel Antenna TV.

to:

** To their credit, Carson Productions has been releasing a good number of complete episodes (usually the mid 70's 90 minute episodes) on YouTube for free viewing.
** Thanks to the 2010 ''Tonight Show'' debacle, NBC will never release any [=DVDs=] or digital downloads of ''The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien''. In fact, the only acknowledgment of the show at ''all'' as of late seems to be a split-second showing of O'Brien's name as part of a list of past ''Tonight Show'' hosts that was seen during various promos for Jimmy Fallon's then-upcoming premiere.
** Even Leno's era is not exempt from this; ''none'' of his episodes or specials have come to DVD, and the only legally-available options were a few Headlines and Jaywalking compilations on iTunes, which have since been removed from the service. His ''Tonight Show'' [=YouTube=] channel is also gone, so you can't even watch ''clips'' from his era on a legit YT channel.
** Subverted as of January 1, 2016, as
viewing. And for the first time since 1992, the Carson shows are airing again on broadcast television, specifically the subchannel Antenna TV.



* MissingEpisode: Much of Steve Allen's tenure is gone, although the premiere seems to exist.
-->'''Allen''': In case you're just joining us, this is ''Tonight'', and I can't think of too much to tell you about it, but I want to give you the bad news first: this program is going to go on ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8AYUfBt1dE forever]]''.[[note]](Okay, so he was talking about the show's night-by-night length, but still...)[[/note]]
** Much of the first 10 years of Carson's version, due to tape reuse. 1972-92 are intact.
** On ''The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien'', the episode with Teri Hatcher as a guest was never aired; it was never finished because Conan was rushed to the hospital for a concussion that he suffered during a foot race with Hatcher.

to:

* MissingEpisode: Much of Steve Allen's tenure is gone, although the premiere seems to exist.
-->'''Allen''': In case you're just joining us, this is ''Tonight'', and I can't think of too much to tell you about it, but I want to give you the bad news first: this program is going to go on ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8AYUfBt1dE forever]]''.[[note]](Okay, so he was talking about the show's night-by-night length, but still...)[[/note]]
**
MissingEpisode: Much of the first 10 ten years of Carson's version, due to tape reuse. 1972-92 are intact.
** On ''The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien'',
intact.

!!Jay Leno's versions:
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Even Leno's era is not exempt from this; ''none'' of his episodes or specials have come to DVD, and
the episode with Teri Hatcher as only legally-available options were a guest was never aired; it was never finished because Conan was rushed to few Headlines and Jaywalking compilations on iTunes, which have since been removed from the hospital for service. His ''Tonight Show'' [=YouTube=] channel is also gone, so you can't even watch ''clips'' from his era on a concussion that he suffered during a foot race with Hatcher.legit YT channel.



* ShoutOut: Gets one in the ''Series/GoodEats'' episode "Stuff It," where Alton compares the parts that make up a stuffing to the cast of the original show. There's the host (the meat or vegetable to be stuffed), the "filler commentary" (the starch), the band (a binder, such as beaten eggs), the A-list celebrity guest (the aromatic vegetables, and sometimes pieces of meat), and other guests (herbs, spices, dried fruits, nuts, etc.)
* ThrowItIn: The theme song for Jimmy's run was created entirely on accident. According to Questlove, the Roots were just screwing around to test out the studio's speaker systems and the recording of it got mixed in with the batch of songs they actually did write as potential theme songs. Jimmy heard the improv song and decided that was the theme song.



* WriterRevolt: Jack walked off during the February 11, 1960 show after discovering that NBC censored a joke the previous night regarding a lady looking for the "water closet" who was directed to a wedding chapel due to her only using the initials "W.C." (the network cut into a news report over the joke). His sidekick, Hugh Downs, took over for the remainder of that telecast. Led to a FunnyMoment when Parr returned a few weeks later with the words "...Now as I was saying..."
** Since NBC's last bits of ExecutiveMeddling, Conan devoted his monologues to openly bashing NBC, and did so right up until the GrandFinale.

to:


!!Conan O'Brien's version:
* WriterRevolt: Jack walked off during the February 11, 1960 show after discovering ExecutiveMeddling: The entire debacle that NBC censored a joke the previous night regarding a lady looking for the "water closet" who was directed created by trying to reshuffle their schedule by moving The Jay Leno Show from an hour at 10 to a wedding chapel due half hour at 11:30 and moving ''Tonight'' and ''Late Night'' back half an hour. It was unclear if ''Last Call'' would remain on the air.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Thanks
to her the 2010 ''Tonight Show'' debacle, NBC will never release any [=DVDs=] or digital downloads of ''The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien''. In fact, the only using acknowledgment of the initials "W.C." (the network cut into a news report over the joke). His sidekick, Hugh Downs, took over for the remainder show at ''all'' as of late seems to be a split-second showing of O'Brien's name as part of a list of past ''Tonight Show'' hosts that telecast. Led to a FunnyMoment when Parr returned a few weeks later was seen during various promos for Jimmy Fallon's then-upcoming premiere.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The episode
with Teri Hatcher as a guest was never aired; it was never finished because Conan was rushed to the words "...Now as I was saying..."
**
hospital for a concussion that he suffered during a foot race with Hatcher.
* WriterRevolt:
Since NBC's last bits of ExecutiveMeddling, Conan devoted his monologues to openly bashing NBC, and did so right up until the GrandFinale.


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!!Jimmy Fallon's version:
* ThrowItIn: The theme song for Jimmy's run was created entirely on accident. According to Questlove, the Roots were just screwing around to test out the studio's speaker systems and the recording of it got mixed in with the batch of songs they actually did write as potential theme songs. Jimmy heard the improv song and decided that was the theme song.
6th Aug '16 11:15:28 AM missmoon
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* ThrowItIn: The theme song for Jimmy's run was created entirely on accident. According to Questlove, the Roots were just screwing around to test out the studio's speaker systems and the recording of it got mixed in with the batch of songs they actually did write as potential theme songs. Jimmy heard the improv song and decided that was the theme song.
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