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 Season 17 (NBC)(1978-79)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox, Tom Alger [Uploaded June 2020]
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NYT and Brooklyn Daily Eagle
 

 
    ##### Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson #####
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NBC Monday to Friday 11:30pm to 1am

 
 17.01 [4100] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson 16th ANNIVERSARY SHOW
29Sep1978 2hr. [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.

 

17.02 [4101] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
02Oct1978
Guest Host Sammy Davis Jr.
Guests
actor James Mason
bodybuilder-actor Arnold Schwarzenegger
and singer Sarah Vaughan.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
03Oct1978 [repeat from 06May77]
"The Best of Carson"
with Tony Curtis, John Ritter, Charles Aznavour, Freda Levatter.

17.03 [4102] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
04Oct1978
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Kelly Monteith
ventriloquist Senor Wences
con man Frank Abagnale
and singing siblings Donny Osmond and Marie Osmond.

17.04 [4103] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
05Oct1978
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actress Betty White
actor Robert Morley
entertainer Monti Rock III
and comedy team Monteith and Rand.

17.05 [4104] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
06Oct1978
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Dick Van Patten
Dr. Lendon Smith
comedy duo Bob and Ray
and Opera singer Luciano Pavarotti.

17.06 [4105] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
09Oct1978
Guest Host Beverly Sills
Guests
comedienne Carol Burnett
comedians Shecky Greene
and Charles Nelson Reilly
actor Fernando Lamas
and singer Eydie Gorme.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
10Oct1978 [repeat from 21Jun77]
"The Best of Carson"
with Tony Randall, Tom Dreesen, Buddy Rich, Merie Earle.


17.07 [4106] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
11Oct1978
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actress Jean Marsh
mime Yacov Noy (sometimes listed as Yakov)
Dr. Paul Ehrlich
and singer Donna Summer.

17.08 [4107] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
12Oct1978
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian David Steinberg
inventor John Bennett
actress Marianne Broome
former chorus girl Lit Connah
and singer Kelly Garrett.

17.09 [4108] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
13Oct1978 [The Times]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Bobby Kelton
entertainer Bob Hope
former convict Ray Johnson
and singer John Davidson.

17.10 [4109] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
16Oct1978
Guest Host John Denver
Guests
comedian Jay Leno
actor John Ritter
actress Ellen Burstyn
writer Pete Hamill
and musician-composer Jean-Michel Jarre.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
17Oct1978 [repeat from 22Jun77]
"The Best of Carson"
with George Carlin, Marcel Marceau, Pete Fountain.


17.11 [4110] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
18Oct1978
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Martin Mull
actors Gregory Peck
and Robert Easton
comedy writer Jack Douglas
and Opera singer Judith Blegen.

17.12 [4111] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
19Oct1978
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Rob Reiner
former chorus girl Lit Connah
actress Carol Wayne
former convict Ray Johnson
and musician Dizzy Gillespie.
Mighty Carson Art Players- "Tea-Time Movie"

17.13 [4112] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
20Oct1978
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Johnny Yune
actress Elizabeth Ashley
consumer advocate David Horowitz
and singer Steve Lawrence.

17.14 [4113] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
23Oct1978
Guest Host David Brenner
Guests
comedian Alan King
actor James Hampton
singer-actress Connie Stevens
and Country singer Hoyt Axton.

17.15 [4114] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
24Oct1978
Guest Host David Brenner
Guests
comedian Dick Shawn
comedienne Joan Rivers
actor Chad Everett
attorney Joseph V. Sorrentino
and Country singer Freddy Fender.

17.16 [4115] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
25Oct1978
Guest Host David Brenner
Guests
actor Ron Howard
actress Loni Anderson
Irving Wallace author of "The Word"
and singer Bobby Vinton.

17.17 [4116] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
26Oct1978 [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Guest Host David Brenner
Guests
TV game show host Bert Convy
comic Rip Taylor
Joseph Wambaugh author of "The Black Marble"
and singer-actress Susan Anton.

17.18 [4117] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
27Oct1978 [St. Louis Dispatch]
Guest Host David Brenner
Guests
comedians George Gobel
and Gallagher
Stan Kann the gadget man
and singer-dancer Lola Falana.

17.19 [4118] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
30Oct1978 [The Record]
Guest Host David Brenner
Guests
comedian Pete Barbutti
actor McLean Stevenson
Stan Kann the gadget man
and singer-actress Bernadette Peters.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
31Oct1978 [repeat from 22Jul77]
"The Best of Carson"
with Mary Kay Place, Steve Lawrence, Paul Williams, Ronnie Graham.


17.20 [4119] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
01Nov1978
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Rodney Dangerfield
actor Patrick Duffy
astronomer Dr. Carl Sagan
and Operatic soprano Carol Neblett.
*Note: Johnny Carson returns from vacation.

17.21 [4120] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
02Nov1978 [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Skip Stephenson
actress Bess Armstrong
columnist Erma Bombeck
Rod Dornsife author of "The Ticket Book"
and singer-actress Diahann Carroll.

17.22 [4121] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
03Nov1978
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actress Mary Tyler Moore
rock climber Beverly Johnson
and singer Anthony Newley who sings "Lie is a Woman" and "The Mad Who Made You Laugh".

17.23 [4122] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
06Nov1978
Guest Host Don Rickles
Guests
humorist-pianist Victor Borge
"Cosmopolitan" editor Helen Gurley Brown
singer-actress Charo
and Gladys Knight & The Pips.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
07Nov1978
pre-empted for NBC Election Coverage


17.24 [4123] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
08Nov1978
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Charlie Callas
actor Charlton Heston
actress Lesley Ann Warren
and TV hostess Chef Julia Child.

17.25 [4124] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
09Nov1978
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Harvey Korman
actor Gary Coleman
actress Lilli Palmer
and Country singer Larry Gatlin.

17.26 [4125] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
10Nov1978
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Charles Nelson Reilly
journalist Dorothy Fuldheim
musician A.L. Rowe
and singer John Davidson.

17.27 [4126] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
13Nov1978
Guest Host Don Rickles
Guests
comedian Bobby Ramsen
actor Carroll O'Connor
game show host Peter Marshall
flamenco dancer Jose Molina
and singer Jim Stafford.

17.28 [4127] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
14Nov1978
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Buddy Hackett of the TV movie "Bud and Lou"
based on the comedy duo Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
actor Anthony Hopkins of the film "Magic"
and singing couple Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr.

17.29 [4128] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
15Nov1978
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Robert Klein
actress Angie Dickinson
columnist Erma Bombeck
and singer Linda Hopkins.

17.30 [4129] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
16Nov1978 [rerun 10Jun80]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Bobby Kelton
actor Sylvester Stallone
actress Jill Ireland
horticulturalist Thalassa Cruso
and Country singer Kenny Rogers.

17.31 [4130] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
17Nov1978
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
undersea explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau
and musician Pete Fountain.

17.32 [4131] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
20Nov1978
Guest Host Gabriel Kaplan
Guests
comedian David Sayh
actress Marcia Strassman
actor Robert Urich
and singer Stephen Bishop.

17.33 [4132] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
21Nov1978 [rerun 14Jul80]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Anthony Quinn
comedian Steve Martin
and singer-songwriter Paul Williams.


 17.34 [4133] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
22Nov1978
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actress Susan Saint James
actor Fernando Lamas
humorist Calvin Trillin
and singer Donna Theodore.

17.35 [4134] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
23Nov1978
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Charlie Hill
actor McLean Stevenson
actress Merie Earle
and Country singer Roger Miller.

17.36 [4135] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
24Nov1978
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian David Letterman
actor James Garner
actress Ellen Burstyn
author Rod Dornsife
and Dr. Lendon Smith.

17.37 [4136] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
27Nov1978
Guest Host Don Rickles
Guests
comedian Arte Johnson
actor Ricardo Montalban
actress Elke Sommer
columnist Ann Landers
and Country singer Glen Campbell.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
28Nov1978 [repeat from 27Dec77]
"The Best of Carson"
with Martin Mull, Richard Benjamin, Dr. Lendon Smith, Joe Williams.


17.38 [4137] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
29Nov1978
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Alan Alda
comedian Bob Shaw
writer Buck Henry
attorney F. Lee Bailey
and singer Andy Williams.

17.39 [4138] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
30Nov1978
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Shecky Greene
actress Cindy Williams
Jane Appleton author of "How Not to Split Up"
and pianists Anthony Paratone and Joseph Paratone.

17.40 [4139] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
01Dec1978
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
entertainer Bob Hope
comedian Tom Dreesen
consumer advocate David Horowitz
and singer Pat Boone.

17.41 [4140] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
04Dec1978
Guest Host Bill Cosby
Guests
actress Sandy Duncan
Dr. Wayne Dyer
Country singer Loretta Lynn
and R & B singer Lou Rawls.

17.42 [4141] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
05Dec1978
Guest Host Bill Cosby
Guests
comedian Norm Crosby
writer George Plimpton
pianist Walt Wagner
singer Denise Clemente
and singer-songwriter Mac Davis.

17.43 [4142] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
06Dec1978
Guest Host Bill Cosby
Guests
comedian Richard Pryor
actress Linda Lavin
animal expert Dr. Michael Fox
and singer Bobby Goldsboro.

17.44 [4143] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
07Dec1978
Guest Host George Carlin
Guests
baseball annoucer Bob Uecker
former convict Ray Johnson
and singer Della Reese.

17.45 [4144] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
08Dec1978
Guest Host David Steinberg
Guests
comedian Orson Bean
actress Susan Sarandon
comedian Bill Saluga
etiquette expert Tish Baldridge
and mimes Shields & Yarnell.

17.46 [4145] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
11Dec1978 [Star-Telegram]
Guest Host Bob Newhart
Guests
comedian Pete Barbutti
actress Debbie Reynolds
actor Wayne Rogers
and magician Doug Henning.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
12Dec1978 [repeat from 13May76]
"The Best of Carson"
with Diahann Carroll, Robert Blake, Marvin Hamlisch, Garson Kanin.


17.47 [4146] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
13Dec1978
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedienne Joan Rivers
Arkansas University football coach Lou Holtz
and singer-actress Ann-Margret.

17.48 [4147] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
14Dec1978 [Chicago Tribune]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Bob Shaw
actress Jean Marsh
Arnold Leiber author of "The Lunar Effect: Biological Tides and Human Emotions"
and singer Engelbert Humperdinck.

17.49 [4148] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
15Dec1978
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actors Henry Winkler
and Dan Haggerty
sportscaster Joe Garagiola
Jazz pianist Earl "Fatha" Hines
and singer Phyllis Newman.

17.50 [4149] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
18Dec1978
Guest Host John Davidson
Guests
actor Ron Howard
Stan Kann the gadget man
and singer Debby Boone.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
19Dec1978 [repeat from 27Jul76]
"The Best of Carson"
with Tony Bennett, Charles Nelson Reilly, Dr. Carl Sagan.


17.51 [4150] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
20Dec1978
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Bruce Dern
comedian Myron Cohen
Calvin Trillin author of "Alice Lets Eat"
and singer Johnny Mathis.

17.52 [4151] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
21Dec1978
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
entertainer Bob Hope
actors George Peppard
and Dick Van Patten
TV producer Gil Fates author of "What's My Line".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_K5NJz8HzsQ


17.53 [4152] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
22Dec1978 [Detroit Free Press]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedienne Betty White
TV game show host Bert Convy
singer Paul Tracy
and Opera singer Marilyn Horne.

17.54 [4153] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
25Dec1978 [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Guest Host John Davidson
Guests
actors Vincent Price
and Patrick Duffy
actress Teri Garr
singers Bobbi Gentry
and Jim Stafford.

17.55 [4154] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
26Dec1978
Guest Host John Davidson
Guests
comedienne Phyllis Diller
actor Ray Milland
TV host Dick Clark
and singer-actress Rita Moreno.

17.56 [4155] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
27Dec1978
Guest Host John Davidson
Guests
comedian Kip Addotta
actor Bernie Kopell
mentalist Kreskin
and singer Tony Orlando.

17.57 [4156] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
28Dec1978
Guest Host John Davidson
Guests
actors Erik Estrada
and Conrad Bain
Dr. Joyce Brothers
and singer Vikki Carr.

17.58 [4157] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
29Dec1978
Guest Host John Davidson
Guests
actress Lindsay Wagner talks about the TV film "The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel"
comedian Foster Brooks
Country singer Kenny Rogers
and The Oak Ridge Boys.

17.59 [4158] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
01Jan1979
Guest Host Martin Mull
Guests
TV personality Steve Allen
actress Susan Sullivan
columnist Abigail Van Buren
comedian Pete Barbutti
and singer Joe Williams.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
02Jan1979 [repeat from 12May76]
"The Best of Carson"
with James Stewart, Paul Williams, Buck Henry, Barbara Howar.

17.60 [4159] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
03Jan1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actors Jack Lemmon
and Gary Collins
animal expert Jim Fowler
comedian Robert Klein
and his wife Opera singer Brenda Boozer.

17.61 [4160] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
04Jan1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Robert Blake
boxer Muhammad Ali
and singing impressionist Bob Anderson.

17.62 [4161] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
05Jan1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian David Letterman
singer Linda Hopkins
Las Vegas singer Marco Valenti
and entertainer Liberace.

17.63 [4162] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
08Jan1979
Guest Host Don Rickles
Guests
actors Ernest Borgnine
and Elliott Gould
comedian Rip Taylor
and entertainer Wayne Newton.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
09Jan1979 [repeat from 10May77]
"The Best of Carson"
with David Steinberg, Lola Falana, Erica Jong, Mummenschanz.


17.64 [4163] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
10Jan1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr.
comedian Charles Nelson Reilly
animal expert Jim Fowler
and consumer reporter David Horowitz.

17.65 [4164] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
11Jan1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actress Angie Dickinson
Bob Glover author of "The Runner's Handbook"
drummer Buddy Rich
and Country singer Larry Gatlin.

17.66 [4165] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
12Jan1979 [rerun 14Aug80]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedians Tim Conway
and Richard Pryor
pediatrician Dr. Lendon Smith
singer Kelly Garrett
and composer-pianist Marvin Hamlisch.

17.67 [4166] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
15Jan1979
Guest Host Harvey Korman
Guests
comedian Tom Dreesen
actress Bonnie Franklin
baseball announcer Bob Uecker
and "Cosmopolitan" editor Helen Gurley Brown.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
16Jan1979 [repeat from 16Sep76]
"The Best of Carson"
with Tony Randall, Beverly Sills, George Miller, Dr. Carl Sagan.


17.68 [4167] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
17Jan1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
TV host Dick Cavett
comedian George Gobel
actress Blair Brown
and Opera singer Martina Arroyo.

17.69 [4168] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
18Jan1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Charlie Callas
actress Lauren Bacall
and singer Anthony Newley.

17.70 [4169] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
19Jan1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian George Burns
actress Bess Armstrong
composer Marvin Hamlisch
and Donald J. Duck.

17.71 [4170] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
22Jan1979
Guest Host Gabriel Kaplan
Guests
actor Jack Klugman
Country singer Hoyt Axton
and Opera singer Richard Fredericks.

*Note: [Akron Beacon Journal, Press Bulletin NY, Philadelphia Inquirer, Tucson Citizen, Tampa Tribune etc.]
Lists Gabe Kaplan for three nights as Johnny Carson goes on vacation again.
No listing anywhere for David Letterman as guest host.

17.72 [4171] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
23Jan1979
Guest Host Gabriel Kaplan
Guests
entertainer Bob Hope
comedian Johnny Yune (starring in a pilot, "Sgt. T.K. Yu" on NBC tomorrow night)
poker champ Amarillo Slim
Country singer Kenny Rogers
and singer-pianist Billy Preston.

17.73 [4172] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
24Jan1979
Guest Host Gabriel Kaplan
Guests
comedian Richard Lewis
football player Terry Bradshaw
sportscaster Dick Schaap
and singer Tony Orlando.

17.74 [4173] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
25Jan1979
Guest Host Rich Little
Guests
actor McLean Stevenson
voice actor Fred Little
and singer Leslie Uggams.

17.75 [4174] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
26Jan1979
Guest Host Rich Little
Guests
comedian-actor Charles Grodin
comedienne Phyllis Diller
and singer-actress Bernadette Peters.

17.76 [4175] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
29Jan1979
Guest Host Bill Cosby
Guests
comedian Kelly Monteith
actors Tom Bosley
and Gary Coleman
actress Joyce DeWitt
model Wilhelmina
and The Harlem Globe Trotters.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
30Jan1979 [repeat from 11May77]
"The Best of Carson"
with Shecky Greene, Lana Cantrell, John Byner, Jim Fowler.


17.77 [4176] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
31Jan1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Rodney Dangerfield
actor Christopher Reeve
actress Susan Sarandon
and singer Steve Lawrence.

17.78 [4177] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
01Feb1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actress Cloris Leachman
mime Marcel Marceau
magician Jimmy Grippo
and musician Pete Fountain.

17.79 [4178] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
02Feb1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Tony Randall
comedian Steve Landesberg
consumer expert David Horowitz
and singer-dancer Lola Falana.

17.80 [4179] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
05Feb1979 [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Guest Host Don Rickles
Guests
comedian Orson Bean
Dr. David Viscott
Country singer Loretta Lynn
and singer Natalie Cole.

17.81 [4180] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
06Feb1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor James Garner
actresses Sharon Gless
and Merie Earle
and flutist James Galway.

17.82 [4181] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
07Feb1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Michael Landon
writer Buck Henry
author Willard R. Espy
primatologist Francine Neago
with Bulan the Orangutan.

17.83 [4182] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
08Feb1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actors McLean Stevenson
and Herve Villechaize
Dr. Paul Ehrlich
and the Art Graham Trio.

17.84 [4183] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
09Feb1979 NBC Fri
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Martin Mull
actresses Betty White
and Shelley Winters
Flo Conway and Jim Siegelman authors of "The Cult Phenomenon in the United States"
The Great Imposter, Barry Bremen
and the Mighty Carson Art Players.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih6LxwdwvlA


17.85 [4184] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
12Feb1979
Guest Host Bob Newhart
Guests
comedian Pete Barbutti
actress Stockard Channing
and Country singer Glen Campbell.

17.86 [4185] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
13Feb1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Gallagher
actors James Stewart
and William Devane.

17.87 [4186] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
14Feb1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Johnny Yune who performs "O Sole Mio"
actor Charlton Heston
actress Blair Brown
Comedy writer Jack Douglas
and singing impressionist Bob Anderson.

17.88 [4187] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
15Feb1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actors Henry Fonda
and Chris Lemmon of "Brothers and Sisters"
impressionist Fred Travalena
and writer Bob Glover.

17.89 [4188] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
16Feb1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian David Brenner
actor William Demarest
and singer Ray Charles.

17.90 [4189] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
19Feb1979
Guest Host George Carlin
Guests
actors Vincent Price
and Gary Coleman
singer-songwriter Paul Williams
and singer Linda Hopkins.

17.91 [4190] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
20Feb1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Buddy Hackett
actress Sally Field
and Jazz pianist Eubie Blake.

17.92 [4191] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
21Feb1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian David Steinberg
actress Marilu Henner
TV game show host Bert Convy
and author Barbara Howar.

17.93 [4192] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
22Feb1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian David Letterman
actor George Peppard
actress Sylvia Kristel
and drummer Buddy Rich.

17.94 [4193] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
23Feb1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Peter Ustinov
actress Kate Mulgrew
TV host Tom Snyder
and singer Judy Collins.

17.95 [4194] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
26Feb1979
Guest Host Martin Mull
Guests
actors Dennis Weaver
and Rob Reiner
Bodine Balesco
and singer-actress Susan Anton.

17.96 [4195] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
27Feb1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedienne Joan Rivers
actresses Sophia Loren
and Helen Shaver
and The Hines Brothers.

17.97 [4196] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
28Feb1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
entertainer Bob Hope
actor Robert Blake
comedy duo Monteith and Rand
and the Legends of Jazz.

17.98 [4197] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
01Mar1979
Guest Host Steve Martin
Guests
actors Rob Reiner
and Steve Guttenberg
actress Jean Marsh
and the Hudson Brothers.

17.99 [4198] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
02Mar1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Charles Nelson Reilly
actor Peter Strauss
journalist-humorist Calvin Trillin
and singer Kelly Garrett.

17.100 [4199] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
05Mar1979
Guest Host Bob Newhart
Guests
actors Walter Matthau
and Norman Fell
and Country singer Freddy Fender.

17.101 [4200] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
06Mar1979
Guest Host Rich Little
Doc Severinsen fills in for Ed McMahon.
Guests
comedian Gabriel Kaplan
actor Elliott Gould
Dr. Joyce Brothers
and singer Cher.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgOw56PJsg8


17.102 [4201] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
07Mar1979
Guest Host George Carlin
Guests
actor Beau Bridges
singer-actor Pat Boone
singers Abbe Lane
and Paul Tracy.

17.103 [4202] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
08Mar1979
Guest Host George Carlin
Guests
actor Sal Viscuso
actress Linda Lavin
flamenco dancer Jose Molina
and Country singer Larry Gatlin.

17.104 [4203] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
09Mar1979
Guest Host John Davidson
Guests
comedian Norm Crosby
TV host Phil Donahue
and singer-actress Rita Moreno.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
12Mar1979 [repeat from 26Jul77]
"The Best of Carson"
with Steve Martin, Kenny Rogers, Fernando Lamas, Merie Earle.
*Note: Johnny's still on vacation, but instead of
guest hosts this week you'll see repeats of past
shows under the label of "The Best of Carson".

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
13Mar1979 [repeat from 30Aug77]
"The Best of Carson"
with Suzanne Pleshette, Rodney Dangerfield, Norman Fell, Joe Williams.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
14Mar1979 [repeat from 13Sep77]
"The Best of Carson"
with Peter Strauss, Jim Henson, Carol Wayne, Dr. Paul Ehrlich.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
15Mar1979 [repeat from 20Sep77]
"The Best of Carson"
with Mike Wallace, Kelly Monteith, Erma Bombeck, Lola Falana.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
16Mar1979 [repeat from 21Sep77]
"The Best of Carson"
with Tony Randall, Anthony Newley, Kelly Monteith, Richard Reeves.


17.105 [4204]  Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
19Mar1979 [Akron Beacon Journal]
Guest Host Beverly Sills
Guests
actors Victor Buono
Jack Klugman
and George Hamilton
and singer Phyllis Newman.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
20Mar1979 [repeat from 23Sep77]
"The Best of Carson"
with Peter Ustinov, Steve Lawrence, Richard Lewis, Susan Sullivan.

17.106 [4205] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
21Mar1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Tony Delia
actor Dick Van Dyke
actresses Mary Tyler Moore
and Mariette Hartley
actor Dick Van Patten of "Eight Is Enough"
and Opera singer Judith Blegen.

17.107 [4206] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
22Mar1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Shecky Greene
actor Jack Lemmon
actress Kate Mulgrew
Richard Mitchell author of "Less Than Words Can Say"
and pediatrician Dr. Lendon Smith.

17.108 [4207] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
23Mar1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Bob Shaw
actress Suzanne Pleshette
magician Doug Henning
and astronomer Dr. Carl Sagan.

17.109 [4208] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
26Mar1979
Guest Host David Letterman
Guests
actress Betty White
actor Hal Linden
mentalist Kreskin
and Country singer Hoyt Axton.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
27Mar1979 [repeat from 11Nov77]
"The Best of Carson"
with John Byner, Gloria Loring, George Willig, Margaret Braswell.


17.110 [4209] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
28Mar1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Buddy Hackett
actor Ron Leibman
Country singer Mel Tillis
and singer-dancer Lola Falana.

17.111 [4210] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
29Mar1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
Governor Jerry Brown
actress Jean Marsh
comedian Charlie Callas
columnist Erma Bombeck
singer-actor Shaun Cassidy
and Country singer Roy Clark.

17.112 [4211] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
30Mar1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Albert Brooks
actor Michael Douglas
actress Shelley Winters
and singer Anthony Newley.

17.113 [4212] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
02Apr1979 [Inidianapolis News]
Guest Host Kermit the Frog (making his hosting debut)
Guests
actor Vincent Price
Jim Henson and The Muppets
veterinarian Dr. Michael Fox
singer-actress Bernadette Peters
and singer Leo Sayer who performs "I Can't Stop Loving You" and then sings "When I Need You" to Miss Piggy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SybNpDoz4G0


[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
03Apr1979 [repeat from 15Nov77]
"The Best of Carson"
with Cloris Leachman, Ronny Graham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Judith Blegen.


17.114 [4213] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
04Apr1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actress Angie Dickinson
Dr. Henry Heimlich
martial artist Rick Barathy
and singer Ethel Merman who performs "Tomorrow".

17.115 [4214] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
05Apr1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Tony Delia
actor Robert Blake
Joan Embery of the San Diego Zoo
Country singer Kenny Rogers
and entertainer Monti Rock III.

17.116 [4215] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
06Apr1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
film producer Jack Haley Jr.
actress Cheryl Ladd
writer Buck Henry
Sheriff Katherine Crumbley
and the Oak Ridge Boys.

17.117 [4216] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
09Apr1979
Guest Host David Letterman
Guests
comedian Tom Dreesen
singer-actress Connie Stevens
Note: Several listings have Kenny Rogers as guest host.
Johnny Carson was hosting the 51st Academy Awards.


[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
10Apr1979 [repeat from 11Jan78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Tony Randall, Marsha Mason, Dr. Paul Ehrlich, Donna Theodore.


17.118 [4217] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
11Apr1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Kelly Monteith
actress Marilu Tolo
Beatrice Lydecker author of "Stories the Animals Tell Me"
and singer Johnny Mathis.

17.119 [4218] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
12Apr1979 [Press and Sun Bulletin NY]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
gas-rig operator Elizabeth King
actress Maureen Stapleton
comedian Bob Shaw
Jonathan Miller author of "The Body in Question"
and musician Pete Fountain.

17.120 [4219] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
13Apr1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Michael Douglas
actress Suzanne Somers
pediatrician Dr. Lendon Smith
and singer Debby Boone.

17.121 [4220] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
16Apr1979 [Detroit Free Press]
Guest Host Martin Mull
Guests
comedian George Gobel
actress Lee Grant
humorist Sam Levenson
and singer Dionne Warwick.

17.122 [4221] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
17Apr1979
Guest Host George Carlin
Guests
comedian Johnny Yune
actor Dudley Moore
author Joseph Wambaugh
and singer Vikki Carr.

17.123 [4222] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
18Apr1979
Guest Host George Carlin
Guests
comic Rip Taylor
actresses Glenda Jackson
and Marilu Henner
and singer-dancer-actor Ben Vereen.

17.124 [4223] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
19Apr1979
Guest Host Don Rickles
Guests
actor Robert Conrad
impressionist Fred Travalena
pitcher Don Sutton
and singer Tony Orlando.

17.125 [4224] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
20Apr1979
Guest Host Richard Dawson
Guests
actors Fernando Lamas
and James Coco
and singer Carol Lawrence.

17.126 [4225] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
23Apr1979 [Daily News]
Guest Host Bill Cosby
Guests
actors George Hamilton
and Bernie Kopell
comedian Kip Addotta
musician Dizzy Gillespie
and singer Leslie Uggams.

17.127 [4226] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
24Apr1979
Guest Host Bill Cosby
Guests
comedian Arte Johnson
actress Meg Foster
singer-actress Diahann Carroll
and entertainer Wayne Newton.

17.128 [4227] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
25Apr1979
Guest Host Bill Cosby
Guests
actor Peter Sellers of "Being There"
actress Sydney Goldsmth
Playboy editor Hugh Hefner
musician Sergio Mendes
and singer-actress Susan Anton.

17.129 [4228] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
26Apr1979
Guest Host Rich Little
Guests
comedian Jerry Van Dyke
actor Dennis Weaver
and singer Della Reese.

17.130 [4229] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
27Apr1979
Guest Host Rich Little
Guests
actor William Shatner
actress Susan Sullivan
Dr. Joyce Brothers
impressionist Bob Anderson
and singer Pat Boone.

17.131 [4230] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
30Apr1979
Guest Host David Brenner
Guests
comedian Jimmie Walker
actors Peter Fonda
and Sal Viscuso
"Cosmopolitan" editor Helen Gurley Brown
and singer Charo.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
01May1979 [repeat from 12Jan78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Red Buttons, Susan Sarandon, Anthony Newley, Anne Hoffman.


17.132 [4231] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
02May1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actress Raquel Welch
flautist James Galway
and singer Tony Bennett.

17.133 [4232] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
03May1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Charles Nelson Reilly
stuntman Carter Alsop
Opera singer Luciano Pavarotti
and Country singer Roy Clark.

17.134 [4233] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
04May1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
entertainer Sammy Davis Jr.
actresses Betty White
and Susan Sarandon
and comedian-actor Ronny Graham.

17.135 [4234] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
07May1979
Guest Host Rob Reiner
Guests
comedians Martin Mull
and Pete Barbutti
actress Bonnie Franklin.

17.136 [4235] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
08May1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Buddy Hackett
actor James Garner
animal trainer Boone Narr
Dr. Richard Mitchell
and Country singer Larry Gatlin.

17.137 [4236] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
09May1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
child actor Ricky Schroder
comedians Chevy Chase
and Gallagher
actresses Barbara Bach
and Merie Earle.
Johnny brings out a Jimmy Carter impersonator.

17.138 [4237] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
10May1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian David Steinberg
actresses Jill Ireland
and Elizabeth Ashley
and The "Jim" Twins

17.139 [4238] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
11May1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Richard Pryor
actress Bess Armstrong
humorist-author Calvin Trillin
and Opera singer Judith Blegen

17.140 [4239] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
14May1979
Guest Host David Brenner
Guests
actors Vincent Price
and Mike Connors
singer-actress Rita Moreno
and singer Lou Rawls.

17.141 [4240] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
15May1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Johnny Yune
actress Sydney Goldsmth
singer-actress Florence Henderson.

17.142 [4241] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
16May1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor George Peppard
actress Elizabeth Ashley
sportscaster Bob Uecker
singer-musician George Benson
and singer-actor Joel Grey who performs "Our Love Is Here To Stay".

17.143 [4242] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
17May1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
TV game show host Bert Convy
comedian Byron Allen
actor Victor Buono
singer-actress Connie Stevens
and singer Phyllis Newman.

17.144 [4243] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
18May1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Dudley Moore
comedian Charlie Callas
Dr. Lendon Smith
singers Eydie Gormé
and Steve Lawrence.

17.145 [4244] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
21May1979 [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Guest Host Martin Mull
Guests
actresses Cindy Williams
Anne Jackson
and Debbie Reynolds
and singer Al Jarreau.

17.146 [4245] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
22May1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Danny Thomas
author William Saroyan
writer Paul Dickson
5-year-old pool prodigy Aaron Rudnicki
and his father Tony Rudnicki.

17.147 [4246] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
23May1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedienne Joan Rivers
comedian Bobby Kelton
actor Marjoe Gortner
stuntman Dar Robinson
and trumpet player Clark Terry.

17.148 [4247] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
24May1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actress Ali MacGraw
singer Pat Boone
and musician Pete Fountain.

17.149 [4248] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
25May1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actress Linda Gray
consumer expert David Horowitz
musician Dizzy Gillespie
singers Eydie Gormé
and Steve Lawrence

17.150 [4249] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
28May1979
Guest Host David Letterman
Guests
comedian George Miller
actress Susan Saint James
author Beatrice Lydecker
and singer Jim Stafford.

17.151 [4250] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
29May1979 NBC Tue [rerun 31Mar81]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actress Sally Field
writer Garson Kanin
actor Vittorio Gassman
singer Joanie Sommers
and singer-songwriter Mac Davis

17.152 [4251] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
30May1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Rodney Dangerfield
actors Jack Lemmon
and Robby Benson
actress Bonnie Franklin
singer Aretha Franklin
and musician Gary Buttery.

 17.153 [4252] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
31May1979 [rerun 12Aug80]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr.
comedian Charles Nelson Reilly
actress Victoria Principal
animal expert Jim Fowler
and Dr. Michael Fox.


17.154 [4253] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
01Jun1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actress Angie Dickinson
TV host Tom Snyder
and singer Ray Price.

17.155 [4254] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
04Jun1979 [Intelligencer Journal]
Guest Host Beverly Sills
Guests
comedian Charles Nelson Reilly
actors George Hamilton
and Jack Klugman
and veterinarian Dr. Michael Fox.

17.156 [4255] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
05Jun1979 [Detroit Free Press]
Guest Host Rich Little
Guests
actress Elke Sommer
voice actor Frank Welker
and Country singer Freddy Fender.

17.157 [4256] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
06Jun1979
Guest Host David Brenner
Guests
comedian Gary Muledeer
actress Donna Pescow
singer Tony Orlando
and Country singer Mel Tillis.

17.158 [4257] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
07Jun1979 [Detroit Free Press]
Guest Host Richard Dawson
Guests
comedian Norm Crosby
singer-actress Shirley Jones
manualist John Twomey
writer George Plimpton
and singer Gloria Gaynor.

17.159 [4258] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
08Jun1979 [News Journal]
Guest Host Richard Dawson
Guests
comedian Pat Paulsen
French entertainer Regine
and Gladys Knight and the Pips.

17.160 [4259] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
11Jun1979 [San Francisco Examiner]
Guest Host Bill Cosby
Guests
comedian Dick Shawn
model Cheryl Tiegs
singer-actress Bernadette Peters
singer Teddy Pendergrass
and folksinger Joan Baez.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
12Jun1979 [repeat from 13Jan78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Peter O'Toole, Buddy Hackett, William Demarest, Victor Buono.


17.161 [4260] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
13Jun1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Tony Randall
grammarian Richard Mitchell
drummer Buddy Rich
and Leonard Waxdeck & The Birdcallers.

17.162 [4261] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
14Jun1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Peter Falk
jockeys Willie Shoemaker
Johnny Longden
and Eddie Arcaro
Opera singer Carol Neblett
and musician Lionel Hampton.

17.163 [4262] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
15Jun1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Steve Martin
actress Mariette Hartley
producer-director Bud Greenspan
and magician Doug Henning.
Plus, Mark Phillips, winner of the Steve Martin look-sound-and-act-alike contest.

 17.164 [4263] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
18Jun1979 [San Francisco Examiner]
Guest Host Bob Newhart
Guests
actor Peter Fonda
author Joseph Wambaugh
singer Aretha Franklin
and the Hudson Brothers.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
19Jun1979 [repeat from 19Jan78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Shecky Greene, William Devane, Paul Williams, Cyra McFadden.


17.165 [4264] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
20Jun1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
TV host Dick Cavett
actress Deidre Hall
comedian David Sayh
and singer-dancer Lola Falana.

17.166 [4265] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
21Jun1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
Lillian Carter
actor Burt Reynolds
actresses Sydney Goldsmth
and Carol Wayne
and singer Donna Theodore.

17.167 [4266] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
22Jun1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actresses Elizabeth Ashley
and Sydney Goldsmth
writer Buck Henry
and musician Chuck Mangione.

17.168 [4267] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
25Jun1979
Guest Host Bob Newhart
Guests
comedian Shecky Greene
actors Andy Griffith
and Rick Bentley
"Candid Camera" host Allen Funt
and singer Sarah Vaughan.

17.169 [4268] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
26Jun1979 [Detroit Free Press]
Guest Host David Letterman
Guests
comedians Jimmie Walker
and Orson Bean
"Cosmopolitan" editor Helen Gurley Brown
and Country singer Loretta Lynn.

17.170 [4269] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
27Jun1979
Guest Host David Letterman
Guests
comedian Pete Barbutti
actress Mackenzie Phillips
actor Steve Guttenberg
singer Chuck Berry who performs "Oh What a Thrill" and "Johnny B. Goode".

17.171 [4270] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
28Jun1979
Guest Host Rich Little
Guests
comedienne Phyllis Diller
actors Mickey Rooney
and Dan Haggerty.

17.172 [4271] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
29Jun1979
Guest Host Rich Little
Guests
actor Robert Stack
actress Joyce DeWitt
and stuntman Don "Red" Barry.

17.173 [4272] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
02Jul1979 [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Guest Host Bob Newhart
Guests
actors Rob Reiner
and Roger Moore
and the Hudson Brothers.

17.174 [4273] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
03Jul1979
Guest Host Bill Cosby
Guests
comedians Dick Shawn
and Bill Saluga
horror filmmaker George Romero
and Don Coscarelli writer-director of "Phantasm.

17.175 [4274] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
04Jul1979
Guest Host David Letterman
Guests
comedian Jay Leno
actor George Peppard
animal expert Dr. Michael Fox
and Opera singer Brenda Boozer.

17.176 [4275] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
05Jul1979
Guest Host David Letterman
Guests
Stan Kann the gadget man
game show host Peter Marshall
and Chapter 5.

17.177 [4276] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
06Jul1979
Guest Host David Letterman
Guests
comedienne Elayne Boosler
actresses Stockard Channing
and Bernadette Peters
mentalist Kreskin
and singer Jose Feliciano.

17.178 [4277] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
09Jul1979
Guest Host Don Rickles
Guests
actors Jack Klugman
and Bernie Kopell
and singer-actor Ben Vereen.

17.179 [4278] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
10Jul1979
Guest Host Don Rickles
Guests
actors Carl Weathers
and John Schuck
and singer Charo.

17.180 [4279] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
11Jul1979
Guest Host Bert Convy
Guests
comedian Pat Harrington
animal expert Dr. Michael Fox

17.181 [4280] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
12Jul1979
Guest Host Richard Dawson
Guests
comedian Skip Stephenson
actress Susan Sullivan
and writer Richard Reeves.

17.182 [4281] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
13Jul1979 [Democrat and Chronicle NY]
Guest Host Richard Dawson
Guests
actress Betty White
actor Ron Howard
and singer Pat Boone.

17.183 [4282]Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
16Jul1979 [Des Moines Tribune]
Guest Host Diana Ross (guest host debut)
Guests
comedian George Carlin
actress Lynda Carter
boxer Muhammad Ali
and writer-author Alex Haley.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
17Jul1979 [repeat from 20Jan78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Diahann Carroll, Charlie Callas, Don "Red" Barry, Judith Blegen.


 17.184 [4283] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
18Jul1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Dom DeLuise
Sheriff Katherine Crumbley
and singer Ray Price.

17.185 [4284] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
19Jul1979 [Herald and Review]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Charles Nelson Reilly
actor Peter Strauss
Donna Cross author of "Word Abuse"
and singer Dionne Warwick.

17.186 [4285] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
20Jul1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actress Susan Sarandon
football player Joe Namath
consumer expert David Horowitz
and comedy duo Bob and Ray.

17.187 [4286] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
23Jul1979
Guest Host Sammy Davis Jr.
Guests
actor Robert Conrad
TV game show host Richard Dawson
ventriloquist Willie Tyler and Lester
and animal trainer Gunther Gebel-Williams.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
24Jul1979 [repeat from 31Jan78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Henry Winkler, Gretchen Corbett, Rodney Dangerfield, Los Indios Tabajaras.


17.188 [4287] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
25Jul1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedians David Steinberg
and Albert Brooks
actress Farrah Fawcett-Majors
Tom Warren, Ironman triathlete champ
and singer Ethel Merman.

17.189 [4288] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
26Jul1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
singer-actress Diahann Carroll
and actress Merie Earle.

17.190 [4289] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
27Jul1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Richard Pryor
actor Christopher Reeve of "Superman"
tennis player Roscoe Tanner
and entertainer Ronny Graham.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E2CgLOUlko


17.191 [4290] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
30Jul1979
Guest Host Bill Cosby
Guests
actress Linda Gray
and singer Leslie Uggams.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
31Jul1979 [repeat from 07Feb78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Britt Ekland, Garson Kanin, Mel Tillis, Ed Lierberthal.


17.192 [4291] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
01Aug1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Rodney Dangerfield
actor James Mason
actress Arlene Golonka
animal trainer Gunther Gebel-Williams
and singer Debby Boone.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrFgD9-l390


17.193 [4292] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
02Aug1979 [Press and Sun Bulletin]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian David Steinberg
actress Helen Shaver
and singer Johnny Mathis.

17.194 [4293] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
03Aug1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Steve Landesberg
dancer-actress Mitzi Gaynor
astronomer Dr. Carl Sagan
and singer Ray Price.

17.195 [4294]Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
06Aug1979 [Intelligencer Journal]
Guest Host George Carlin
Guests
comedian Pete Barbutti
actor Bernie Kopell
former confidence man Frank Abagnale
and singer singer-comedienne Vicki Lawrence.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
07Aug1979 [repeat from 08Feb78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Tony Bennett, Charles Nelson Reilly, Norman Fell, Jay Leno.


 17.196 [4295] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
08Aug1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedienne Lucille Ball
actor James Stewart
actress Sydney Goldsmth
and singer Anthony Newley.

17.197 [4296] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
09Aug1979 NYT
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedienne Joan Rivers
actress Jean Marsh
Florence Brower
and singer Linda Hopkins.

17.198 [4297] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
10Aug1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedienne Carol Burnett
comedian Tim Conway
actor Robert Easton
and singer Tracee Talavera.

17.199 [4298] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
13Aug1979 [Press and Sun Bulletin]
Guest Host Roy Clark
Guests
actor Dennis Weaver
actress Adrienne Barbeau
mentalist Kreskin
and singer Donny Osmond.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
14Aug1979 [repeat from 21Feb78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Red Buttons, Robert Blake, Jonny Yune, Gladys Knight.


17.200 [4299] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
15Aug1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian David Letterman
actor Tony Randall
and entertainer Tiny Tim.

17.201 [4300] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
16Aug1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Buddy Hackett
actor Fernando Lamas
and Opera singer Brenda Boozer.

17.202 [4301] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
17Aug1979 NBC Fri [rerun 08Jun81]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Don Rickles
actor Alan Alda
actress Arlene Golonka
singer Sarah Vaughan
and the Mighty Carson Art Players.

17.203 [4302] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
20Aug1979
Guest Host David Brenner
Guests
comedienne-actress Marilyn Sokol
singer Bobby Vinton
and Country singer Hoyt Axton.

17.204 [4303] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
21Aug1979
Guest Host David Brenner
Guests
actress Susan Saint James
"Candid Camera" host Allen Funt
singer Natalie Cole
and The Hudson Brothers.

17.205 [4304] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
22Aug1979
Guest Host David Letterman
Guests
actress-singer Rita Moreno
actress Marilu Henner
animal expert Dr. Michael Fox
and Country singer Larry Gatlin.

17.206 [4305] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
23Aug1979
Guest Host David Letterman
Guests
comedian Ed Bluestone
mountain climber George Willig
and singer Della Reese.

17.207 [4306] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
24Aug1979
Guest Host David Letterman
Guests
comedian Kelly Monteith
actress Teri Garr
Today Show host Bryant Gumbel
and singer Pat Boone.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
27Aug1979 [repeat from 22Feb78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Goldie Hawn, Buck Henry, Dennis Dugan.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
28Aug1979 [repeat from 24Feb78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Peter Falk, Fernando Lamas, Ethel Merman, Chuck Mangione.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
29Aug1979 [repeat from 01Mar78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Don Rickles, Jane Olivor, Ray Bradbury, Cheryl Ladd.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
30Aug1979 [repeat from 02Mar78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Bruce Dern, Robert Klein, Susan Sullivan, Dr. Carl Sagan.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
31Aug1979 [repeat from 14Mar78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Charlton Heston, Charles Nelson Reilly, Thalassa Cruso, Helen Schneider.


17.208 [4307] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
03Sep1979
Guest Host Rich Little
Guests
comedian Orson Bean
comedienne Phyllis Diller
boxer Muhammad Ali
actress Loni Anderson
TV personality Sarah Purcell
and singer Mary Welch.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
04Sep1979 [repeat from 16Mar78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Mel Brooks, Carol Lawrence, Diahann Carroll.


17.209 [4308] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
05Sep1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Ricardo Montalban
Jackie Collins author of "The Bitch"
swimmer Diana Nyad
and Opera singer Judith Blegen.

17.210 [4309] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
06Sep1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
TV game show host Bert Convy
actress Suzanne Pleshette
sportscaster Bob Uecker
Leonard Wolf author of "Wolf's Complete Book of Terror"
and Country singer Hoyt Axton.

17.211 [4310] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
07Sep1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Claude Akins
columnist Erma Bombeck
marathon runner Walt Stack
mountaineer Hulda Crooks
and musician Pete Fountain.

17.212 [4311] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
10Sep1979 [Daily News]
Guest Host Kenny Rogers
Guests
actress Betty White
"Cosmopolitan" editor Helen Gurley Brown
Country singer Dottie West
and singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
11Sep1979 [repeat from 07Apr78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Robert Mitchum, Dick Van Patten, George Miller, Monti Rock.


17.213 [4312] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
12Sep1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Charles Nelson Reilly
Kansas farmer Wally Lattimer
drummer Buddy Rich
and singer Dionne Warwick.

17.214 [4313] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
13Sep1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actress Angie Dickinson
writer Buck Henry
musicians Stéphane Grappelli
and David Grisman
and the Dog Follies.

17.215 [4314] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
14Sep1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
entertainer Bob Hope
comedian Don Rickles
actresses Sydney Goldsmth
and Mariette Hartley
and Opera singer Luciano Pavarotti.

17.216 [4315] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
17Sep1979
Guest Host David Letterman
Guests
comedians Tommy Smothers
and Johnny Dark
Dr. Wayne Dyer
and singer Pat Boone.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
18Sep1979 [repeat from 23Mar78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Walter Matthau, Bob Uecker, Phyllis Newman, Dee Dee Bridgewater.


17.217 [4316] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
19Sep1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Henny Youngman
actor Patrick Duffy
author Joseph Wambaugh
and Country singer Dolly Parton.

17.218 [4317] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
20Sep1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Michael Landon
TV host and singer Dinah Shore
actress Patti D'Arbanville
consumer expert David Horowitz
and mountaineer Hulda Crooks.


 17.219 [4318] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
21Sep1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Robert Blake
actress Sharon Gless
Paul Erdman author of "The Crash of '79"
and Opera singer Carol Neblett.

17.220 [4319] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
24Sep1979
Guest Host Bill Cosby
Guests
comedian Skip Stephenson
actors Gary Coleman
and Larry Hagman
saxophonist Sonny Rollins
and singer Charo.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
25Sep1979 [repeat from 02May78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Sammy Davis Jr., Char Fontane, Charles Frank.


17.221 [4320] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
26Sep1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actors James Garner
and Buster Crabbe
actress Lesley Ann Warren
and Country singer Larry Gatlin.

17.222 [4321]Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
27Sep1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Dick Van Patten
TV producer Ivan Tors
entertainer Liberace
and singer-actress Andrea McArdle performs "Love Wings" and "Over the Rainbow".

 17.223 [4322] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
28Sep1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian David Steinberg
humorist-journalist Calvin Trillin
actress Patti D'Arbanville
and Country singer Crystal Gayle.

 

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