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 Anniversary Shows (NBC)(1962-92)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox, Tom Alger [Uploaded May 2020]
references:
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NBC 

 

2.12 [260] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson: 1st ANNIVERSARY SHOW
01Oct1963 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
Mayor Robert F. Wagner
singer Abbe Lane
dancer John W. Bubbles
comedian Henny Youngman
Johnny Carson celebrates his first anniversary.

 

3.09 [517] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson: 2nd ANNIVERSARY SHOW
01Oct1964 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
raconteur George Jessel
comedienne Sophie Tucker
singers Tony Bennett
and Tony Martin
comedian Joe E. Lewis
and Harry James & his orchestra.

 

4.05 [774] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson: 3rd ANNIVERSARY SHOW
01Oct1965 NBC
From Los Angeles
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedians Jerry Lewis
and George Burns

 

Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson: 4th ANNIVERSARY SHOW

(No Details)

 

6.06 [1286] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson: 5th ANNIVERSARY SHOW 
02Oct1967 NBC [rerun 28Sep68]
From Los Angeles
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedians Jack Benny
and George Burns
actress Zsa Zsa Gabor
actor Edward Everett Horton
and singer Vic Dana.
*Note: Johnny Carson celebrated his fifth anniversary of the show.

 

7.07 [1543] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson: 6th ANNIVERSARY SHOW
01Oct1968 NBC [Press Telegram]
Host Johnny Carson
with six surprise guests
a look at taped highlights of the last six years,
including Ed Ames, Sammy Davis Jr., Don Rickles and Tiny Tim.
6th Anniversary Show.

 

8.03 [1801] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson: 7th ANNIVERSARY SHOW
01Oct1969 NBC [rerun 09May70]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
entertainer Bob Hope
comedy writer Carl Reiner
singer-actor Dean Martin
actress Debbie Reynolds
comedians Don Rickles
George Gobel
and John Byner
and entertainer Tiny Tim.
*Note: 7th Anniversary Show with clips from past shows as well as in studio guests.

 

9.04 [2058] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson: 8th ANNIVERSARY SHOW
01Oct1970 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Charlton Heston
entertainers Bob Hope
Dean Martin
and Sammy Davis, Jr.
actor-producer Jack Webb
actress Paula Prentiss
comedians Don Rickles
and George Gobel
and singer Ed Ames.

 

10.05 [2316] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson: 9th ANNIVERSARY SHOW
01Oct1971 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
Mayor John V. Lindsay
*Note: Johnny Carson starts his 10th year as show host.
The program features highlights of shows from the past nine years.

 

11.01 [2568] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson: 10th ANNIVERSARY SHOW
02Oct1972 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
Governor Ronald Reagan
entertainers Bob Hope
and Sammy Davis Jr.
comedians Jack Benny, George Burns,
Joey Bishop, Jerry Lewis, Don Rickles,
Dan Rowan, Dick Martin
singer Dinah Shore
actress Carol Wayne
NBC TV network president Don Durgin
and Dean Martin star of his own NBC-TV show,
will join the festivities by means of a specially
taped opening salute to Carson.
Celebration of Johnny's 10th year as host of "The Tonight Show"

 

12.02 [2827] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson: 11th ANNIVERSARY SHOW
02Oct1973 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Burt Reynolds
comedians Don Rickles
and Buddy Hackett
and actress Carol Wayne.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0Xx8m7c3xA

*Note: The 11th anniversary of Johnny's show is celebrated,
with a surprise appearance by Dean Martin.

 

13.02 [3083] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson: 12th ANNIVERSARY SHOW (2hrs)
01Oct1974 NBC 2hrs
Host Johnny Carson
*Note: Johnny celebrates his 12th Anniversary as host in a two-hour program of highlights from past shows.
"I remember that night I first went on," said Johnny, "A friend said to me the show might last one, two or even
five years. We laughed at the thought it could last that long."

 

14.03 [3341] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson: 13th ANNIVERSARY SHOW (2hrs)
01Oct1975 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Film clips with such personalities as Burt Reynolds, Art Carney,
Dom DeLuise, Cloris Leachman, Bob Hope, Dean Martin,
George Gobel, Jack Webb and Mel Brooks.
Three segments showing Carson with Joan Embery of the San Diego Zoo and
animals that she has brought to the show.
Stunts which involve Carson as a watermelon, in ear pulling,
head butting and a 16-foot fall.
An appearance by centenarian Maud Tull.
"The Year 2000" skit with Carson, McMahon and Severinsen.
*Note: The 13th Anniversary will be expanded to two hours.
Johnny, Ed McMahon and Doc Severinsen will talk over old times
and Carson will show film clips covering some of the more
memborable events on the show over the past 13 years.

15.05 [3601] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson: 14th ANNIVERSARY SHOW (2hrs)
01Oct1976 NBC Fri
Host Johnny Carson
Johnny Carson celebrates 14 years of "The Tonight Show"
with a medley of scenes from memorable shows.
Among the guests being spotlighted:
Ed Ames, Robert Blake, Steve Lawrence, Burt Reynolds,
Don Rickles, Jack Webb and Bob Hope.

 

15.263 [3859] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson: 15th ANNIVERSARY SHOW (2hrs)
30Sep1977
Host Johnny Carson
Special 15th Anniversary show with clips from past shows.

 

 17.01 [4100] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson 16th ANNIVERSARY SHOW (2hrs)
29Sep1978  [Philadelphia Inquirer][Dayton Daily News]
Memorable moments from the past 16 years are featured as Johnny Carson
celebrates his 16th anniversary as host of the "Tonight Show".
Guests shown in clips include:
Burt Reynolds, Ed Ames, John Byner, James Stewart, Dolly Parton, Paul Williams
Dom DeLuise and Karl Malden.

 

18.01 [4323] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson: 17th ANNIVERSARY SHOW
01Oct1979 2hr 9pm to 11pm
Host Johnny Carson
Spotlighting such celebrities as Steve Martin, Bob Hope,
Burt Reynolds and James Stewart.
Other celebrities to be seen in the anniversary show via
clips include: Anthony Quinn, Sally Field, Dom DeLuise,
Steve Lawrence, Doug McClure and many others.
This is the first time Johnny Carson will present his anniversary
show in primetime.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kd42so4Zg6Q


19.10 [4527] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson (2hrs) 18th ANNIVERSARY SHOW
29Sep1980 NBC Mon
Host Johnny Carson
with Ed McMahon and Doc Severinsen
Guests
comedian Don Rickles
Memorable moments from past "Tonight Show" presentations are featured.

 

20.01 [4708] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson 19th ANNIVERSARY SHOW
27Sep1981 Sunday 2hr 8-10pm
Host Johnny Carson
with
Richard Benjamin, Shelley Winters, Steve Martin, Betty White, Pete Fountain,
Jerry Seinfeld, Marie Murphy, Rodney Dangerfield, Gary Shandling,
Dr. Carl Sagan, Jim Fowler, Joan Embry.
Highlights from the past year's shows. Included: takeoff on foreign commercials;
skit on Walter Cronkite' final newscast; skit on a school for actors in commercials;
Jim Fowler and Joan Embry with animals; a Tarzan skit with Betty White.

 

21.06 [4907] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson: 20th ANNIVERSARY SHOW
03Oct1982 Sun 8pm
Live 2hr Special 20th Anniversary Show
Host Johnny Carson
Appearances by
Woody Allen, Flip Wilson and Richard Pryor.


 

22.01 [5102] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson: 21st ANNIVERSARY SHOW
03Oct1983 2hr 9-11pm
21st Anniversary "Live" Celebration Show
Host Johnny Carson
with regulars Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen and Tommy Newsom.
Memorable sketches and clips from past shows highlight the two-hour
telecast. Segments focusing on the many characterizations of Carson,
including his Ronald Reagan impersonations.

 

 23.01 [5292] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson: 22nd ANNIVERSARY SHOW
01Oct1984 NBC 2hrs 9-11pm
22nd Anniversary Celebration Show

Host Johnny Carson
with Ed McMahon and Doc Severinsen.
For the sixth consecutive year, Johnny Carson gets two hours
of prime time to observe the anniversary of his long-running
late-night gig.
Footage features Buddy Hackett, Robin Williams, James Stewart,
Red Skelton, Albert Brooks, Shelley Winters and a slew of others.

 


 
 24.01 [5478] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson 23rd ANNIVERSARY SHOW
30Sep1985 NBC Mon 2 hr. 23rd Anniversary Special
Host Johnny Carson
with sidekicks Ed McMahon and Doc Severinsen.
Celebrating 23 years with classic clips and highlights
from past shows. Scheduled appearances by
comedians Garry Shandling, Louie Anderson and Ronnie Shakes
and the Mighty Carson Art Players.

 


 

 

 

25.xx [---] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson 24th ANNIVERSARY SHOW
circa 01Oct1986 NBC   (No Details)

 

25.183 [5848] Tonight Show's 25th Anniversary Special
01Oct1987 NBC Thu 9:30-11:30 [Courier Journal]
Host Johnny Carson
with Ed McMahon and Doc Severinsen
Clips of guest appearances by Judy Garland,
Robert Kennedy, Pearl Bailey, Groucho Marx and others.



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