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Trivia: The Tonight Show

  • Hey, It's That Voice!: The original sidekick/announcer was a young man named Gene Rayburn, and the sidekick to Jack Parr's era was Hugh Downs.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: With selected episodes officially being released on DVD, Carson Productions is becoming increasingly insistent on having unauthorized 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.
    • 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.
  • Missing Episode: 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 forever.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.

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