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 Season 26 (NBC)(1987-88)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox, Tom Alger [Updated Nov 2020]
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)

NYT and Brooklyn Daily Eagle
 


 ##### Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson #####
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NBC Monday to Friday 10:30-11:30pm

26.01 [5850] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
05Oct1987 NBC Mon
Guest Host Jay Leno
Guests
actress Joanna Kerns
actor Jason Bateman
and talk show host-comedian Wil Shriner.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
06Oct1987 NBC Tue [repeat from 06Aug86]
"The Best of Carson"
with Robert Klein, Devin Devasquez.


26.02 [5851] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
07Oct1987 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actress Betty White
comedian Barry Sobel
and singer Tiffany who performs "I Think We're Alone Now".

26.03 [5852] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
08Oct1987 NBC [rerun 23Aug88]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor John Larroquette
model Paulina Porizkova
and musician Kenny G.

26.04 [5853] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
09Oct1987 NBC [rerun 30Aug88]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Patrick Swayze
actress Alexandra Paul
and comedian A. Whitney Brown.

26.05 [5854] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
12Oct1987 NBC
Guest Host Jay Leno
Guests
actress Valerie Harper
actor Brian Dennehy
and singer-actress Florence Henderson.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
13Oct1987 NBC Tue [repeat from 07Aug86]
"The Best of Carson"
with Alan Thicke, John Agler, Miami Sound Machine.


26.06 [5855] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
14Oct1987 NBC [rerun 06Sep88]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Don Rickles
actress Madeline Kahn
and singer-musician Michael Franks.

26.07 [5856] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
15Oct1987 NBC [rerun 11Oct88]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Tim Conway
actor Jester Hairston
comedian Kevin Rooney
and Donald O. Cram who was mistakenly given the Nobel Prize in Chemistry,
which erroneously was presented to him instead of Donald J. Cram.

26.08 [5857] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
16Oct1987 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
Myrtle Young, a potato chip inspector who collects unusual potato chips
and flautist James Galway.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPDWzVdcez8


26.09 [5858] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
19Oct1987 NBC [Tampa Bay Times]
Guest Host Jay Leno
Guests
actor James Brolin
actresses Barbara Billingsley
and Jacqueline Bisset.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
20Oct1987 NBC Tue [repeat from 08Aug86]
"The Best of Carson"
with Tom Hanks, Ronnie Shakes, Diane Schurr.


26.10 [5859] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
21Oct1987 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actress Helen Shaver
author-humorist Calvin Trillin
and musician George Benson.

26.11 [5860] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
22Oct1987 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Robert Klein
and actress Connie Lew.

26.12 [5861] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
23Oct1987 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian David Letterman
actor Joe Piscopo
and the Cutting Crew who perform "Been In Love Before".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0RL3KAIuyg


26.13 [5862] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
26Oct1987 NBC
Guest Host Jay Leno
Guests
child actor Brian Bonsall
actress Marilu Henner
actor Fred Dryer
and singer Anita Pointer.

26.14 [5863] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
27Oct1987 NBC
Guest Host Jay Leno
Guests
actress Donna Mills
comedian-actor Paul Reiser
and singer Linda Hopkins.

26.15 [5864] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
28Oct1987 NBC
Guest Host Jay Leno
Guests
singer John Davidson
Judge Joseph Wapner of "People's Court"
and Cirque du Soleil.

26.16 [5865] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
29Oct1987 NBC
Guest Host Jay Leno
Guests
actress Tyne Daly
actor Alan Thicke
and Mary Hart host of "Entertainment Tonight".

26.17 [5866] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
30Oct1987 NBC
Guest Host Jay Leno
Guests
comedian Robert Klein
actor Corbin Bernsen of "L.A. Law"
and Joan Embery of the San Diego Zoo.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
02Nov1987 NBC Mon [repeat from 26Aug86]
"The Best of Carson"
with Paul Hogan, Kaleena Kiff, Fabulous Thunderbirds.


26.18 [5867] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
03Nov1987 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor George C. Scott of "Mr. President"
comedienne JoAnne Astrow
and magician The Amazing Randi.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4y61pYCo3Q


26.19 [5868] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
04Nov1987 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actress Candice Bergen
cartoonist Cathy Guisewite
and singer Frances Ruffelle who performs "On My Own".

26.20 [5869] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
05Nov1987 NBC [rerun 24Oct88]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
Chuck Berry who performs "Memphis Tennessee" and "Roll Over Beethoven".
and the annual singing dogs contest.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOsLjDU5Lec

 

26.21 [5870] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
06Nov1987 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actress Shelley Long
a phone call to Johnny's former babysitter, 83-year-old Mabel Gaskill
and singer Steve Lawrence.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0jke1vKkmk


[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
09Nov1987 NBC Mon [repeat from 28Aug86]
"The Best of Carson"
with George Carlin, Helen Slater, The Temptations.


26.22 [5871] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
10Nov1987 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor James Stewart
comedienne Paula Poundstone
and singer Linda Hopkins.

26.23 [5872] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
11Nov1987 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Arnold Schwarzenegger of "Red Heat" and "Running Man"
gardening expert Thalassa Cruso
and singer Rosanne Cash who performs "King's Record Shop" and "Tennessee Flat Top Box".

26.24 [5873] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
12Nov1987 NBC [News Observer]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedy writer-director Carl Reiner
comedian Jeff Cesario
and actress Holly Robinson.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNimXcqEA5U


26.25 [5874] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
13Nov1987 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actress Farrah Fawcett of "Poor Little Rich Girl"
film critics Gene Siskel abd Roger Ebert
and The Ed Shaughnessy Quartet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMrfy5XGH3k


[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
16Nov1987 NBC Mon [repeat from 07Aug86]
"The Best of Carson"
with Alan Thicke, Miami Sound Machine.


26.26 [5875] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
17Nov1987 NBC [Berkshire Eagle]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Jay Leno
actress Jayne Atkinson
and comedian George Miller.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYSLP77Y5x4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_ccqlv6Ev8

 

26.27 [5876] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
18Nov1987 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian-actor Paul Reiser
actress Rebeca Arthur
and Jazz singer Diane Schuur.

26.28 [5877] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
19Nov1987 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actress Saundra Santiago
comedian Bill Maher
and 8-year-old Hailey Nance (Principal for a Day).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhyTfGM3UBM


26.29 [5878] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
20Nov1987 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Ted Danson
comedian Steven Wright
actor Nicholas Pryor
and animal handler Jim Fowler.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
23Nov1987 NBC Mon [repeat from 23Oct86]
"The Best of Carson"
with Lily Tomlin, Janie Fricke, Ray Combs.


26.30 [5879] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
24Nov1987 NBC [Fort Worth Star]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Harvey Korman
cartoonist Cathy Guisewite
and rock group Bourgeois Tagg.

26.31 [5880] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
25Nov1987 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Jonathan Winters
Bob Pohle
and Icehouse.

26.32 [5881] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
26Nov1987 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Lane Smith
comedian Louie Anderson
and singer Jack Jones.

26.33 [5882] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
27Nov1987 NBC [News Journal]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian David Steinberg
comedienne Jann Karam
and actor Don Yesso.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIUugrgJheQ


26.34 [5883] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
30Nov1987 NBC
Guest Host Jay Leno
Guests
actor Vincent Price
actress Susan Ruttan
Melvin Kiser tells the story about the time he was driving to work
and $57,670 almost literally fell out of an armored truck
and singer Joe Williams.

26.35 [5884] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
01Dec1987 NBC
Guest Host Jay Leno
Guests
comedienne Tracey Ullman
actor Patrick Swayze
comic Bill Alexander
and musician Sheila E.

26.36 [5885] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
02Dec1987 NBC [San Francisco Examiner]
Guest Host Jay Leno
Guests
dancer-actress Juliet Prowse
TV host Tom Snyder
and the Oak Ridge Boys.

26.37 [5886] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
03Dec1987 NBC [Chicago Tribune]
Guest Host Jay Leno
Guests
actresses Connie Sellecca
and Jami Gertz
comedian Paul Provenza
and Country singer John Denver who performs
"Today is The Day My Life Starts All Over Again" and "For You".

26.38 [5887] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
04Dec1987 NBC
Guest Host Jay Leno
Guests
comedian-actor Billy Crystal
actress Christina Pickles
and 10,000 Maniacs who perform "Peace Train" and "Don't Talk".

26.39 [5888] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
07Dec1987 NBC [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Guest Host Jay Leno
Guests
boxer Thomas Hearns
humorist-writer Calvin Trillin
and singers Roy Orbison and K.D. Lang.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
08Dec1987 NBC Tue [repeat from 04Sep86]
"The Best of Carson"
with Luciano Pavarotti, Vanna White, Bobby Kelton.


26.40 [5889] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
09Dec1987 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
TV personality Merv Griffin
and singer Linda Ronstadt.

26.41 [5890] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
10Dec1987 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian David Brenner
singer Ray Charles who performs "Just For a Thrill".

26.42 [5891] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
11Dec1987 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Danny DeVito
comedian Yakov Smirnoff
and the Pointer Sisters who perform "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town".

26.43 [5892] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
14Dec1987 NBC
Guest Host Jay Leno
Guests
actress Debbie Reynolds
comedian Robert Townsend
and pop group Air Supply.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
15Dec1987 NBC [repeat from 15Oct86]
"The Best of Carson"
with James Stewart, Paul Reiser.


26.44 [5893] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
16Dec1987 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
Broadway actor Colm Wilkinson of "Les Miserables"
and sports announcer-actor Bob Uecker.

26.45 [5894] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
17Dec1987 NBC [News Press]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
TV host Jack Paar
and actress Lisa Persky.

26.46 [5895] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
18Dec1987 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian-actor Robin Williams of "Good Morning Vietnam"
entertainer Bob Hope talks about his upcoming tour in the Persian Gulf
with Barbara Eden and Connie Stevens
and singer Tony Bennett who performs "White Christmas".

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
21Dec1987 NBC Mon [repeat from 09Oct86]
"The Best of Carson"
with Sean Penn, Richard Pryor, Kenny G.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
22Dec1987 NBC Tue [repeat from 10Dec86]
"The Best of Carson"
with Dolly Parton, Ritch Shydner, David Horowitz.


[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
23Dec1987 NBC Wed [repeat from 16Dec86]
"The Best of Carson"
with Steve Martin, Sandi Patti, Joseph Gabriel.


[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
24Dec1987 NBC Thu
pre-empted for Christmas Eve programming.


[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
25Dec1987 NBC Fri [repeat from 11Dec86]
"The Best of Carson"
with James Garner.


26.47 [5896] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
28Dec1987 NBC
Guest Host Jay Leno
Guests
actor Robert Conrad
journalist Connie Chung
and singer John Davidson.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
29Dec1987 NBC Tue [repeat from 02Sep86]
"The Best of Carson"
with Tony Bennett, collector Dr. Joe Daugherty.


26.48 [5897] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
30Dec1987 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Gregory Peck
comedian Argus Hamilton
and musician B.B. King.

26.49 [5898] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
31Dec1987 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
Smothers Brothers
comedian Daniel Rosen
and the Annual Singing dog contest.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Eg-myT7PDE


[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
01Jan1988 NBC Fri [repeat from 21Oct86]
"The Best of Carson"
with Liza Minnelli, Tom Dreesen, Christopher Parkening.


26.50 [5899] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
04Jan1988 NBC
Guest Host Jay Leno
Guests
actress Mary Frann
magician Lance Burton
cowboy poet Baxter Black
and singer-actress Rita Moreno,

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
05Jan1988 NBC Tue [repeat from ]
"The Best of Carson"
with Cyndi Lauper, Woody Harrelson, Ritch Shydner.

26.51 [5900] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
06Jan1988 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Franklyn Ajaye
actor Jester Hairston
and singer Belinda Carlisle.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1WQ5BJwfvU


26.52 [5901] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
07Jan1988 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actress Bette Davis
and comedian Martin Short.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfS-zyst1VA


26.53 [5902] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
08Jan1988 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
wildlife conservationists Mark & Delia Owens
and singer Robert Goulet.

26.54 [5903] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
11Jan1988 NBC
Guest Host Jay Leno
Guests
actors Dan Aykroyd
and Nigel Havers
and Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
12Jan1988 NBC Tue [repeat from 17Oct86]
"The Best of Carson"
with Linda Ronstadt, Larry Anderson, Fritz Coleman


26.55 [5904] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
13Jan1988 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actress Whoopi Goldberg
comedian Jerry Seinfeld
and The Chieftains who perform "Dans Mod Koh A Vaod" and "Full Of Joy".

26.56 [5905] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
14Jan1988 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Milton Berle
comedienne Carol Siskind
and actor Don Yesso.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsMsmrWo_4o


26.57 [5906] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
15Jan1988 NBC [News Press]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actress Lisa Jane Persky
comic Daryl Sivad
and singer Buster Poindexter (David Johansen) who performs
"Hot, Hot, Hot" and "Somebody Buy Me A Drink".

26.58 [5907] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
18Jan1988 NBC [Statesman Journal]
Guest Host Jay Leno
Guests
comedian Jimmie Walker
actresses Deborah Raffin
and Brigitte Nielsen
and humorist-writer Roy Blount Jr.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
19Jan1988 NBC Tue [repeat from 21Oct86]
"The Best of Carson"
with Liza Minnelli, Tom Dreesen, Christopher Parkening.


26.59 [5908] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
20Jan1988 NBC [rerun 25Jan89] [Los Angeles Times]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
sportscaster Howard Cosell
comedienne Rita Rudner
and singer-songwriter Barry Manilow who performs
"Brooklyn Blues (from Swing Street)" and "Hey Mambo (with Kid Creole)".

26.60 [5909] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
21Jan1988 NBC [Los Angeles Times]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Jack Lemmon
comedian Ritch Shydner
and Country singer K.T. Oslin.

26.61 [5910] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
22Jan1988 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
animal expert Jim Fowler
actressTeresa Ganzel
comedian Bob Nelson
and the Mighty Carson Art Players.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
25Jan1988 NBC Mon [repeat from 03Feb87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Paul Reiser, Lonette McKee.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
26Jan1988 NBC [repeat from 22Jan87]
"The Best of Carson"
with The Judds, Richard Pryor, Dr. Robert Ballard.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
27Jan1988 NBC [repeat from 23Jan87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Roseanne Barr, Lauren Bacall, Robert Cray.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
28Jan1988 NBC [repeat from 21Jan87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Robert Klein, Barbara Schien, the Mighty Carson Art Players.


[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
29Jan1988 NBC Fri [repeat from 04Feb87]
"The Best of Carson"
with George Carlin, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Susan Sullivan.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
01Feb1988 NBC Mon [repeat from 06Feb87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Shelley Long, Christina Pickles, Bob Nelson.


26.62 [5911] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
02Feb1988 NBC [Berkshire Eagle]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Paul Reiser
sportscaster Fred Roggin
and singer-songwriter James Taylor.

26.63 [5912] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
03Feb1988 NBC [Fort Worth Star]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actress Betty White
comedian Darryl Sivad
97-year-old farmer Merritt Heaton
and singer Ray Stevens.

26.64 [5913] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
04Feb1988 NBC [News Journal]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
entertainer Sammy Davis Jr.
actor Jason Bateman
and comic Alan Havey.

26.65 [5914] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
05Feb1988 NBC [Boston Globe]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
TV host Oprah Winfrey
actress Sydney Walsh
and comedian-juggler Daniel Rosen.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
08Feb1988 NBC Mon [repeat from 09Jan87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Wil Shriner, Teresa Ganzel, Joan Embery.


26.66 [5915] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
09Feb1988 NBC [Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actress Shelley Long
sportscaster Fred Roggin
and child inventors.

26.67 [5916] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
10Feb1988 NBC [News Journal]
Guest Host Jay Leno
Guests
actress Sandy Duncan
comedienne Rita Rudner
and Country singer Randy Travis.

26.68 [5917] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
11Feb1988 NBC
Guest Host Jay Leno
Guests
actor Tim Reid
comedian Tom Parks
Dr. David Dahl
and singer Jerry Lee Lewis who performs
"Rockin' My Life Away" and "Great Balls of Fire".

26.69 [5918] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
12Feb1988 NBC
Guest Host Jay Leno
Guests
actress Brooke Adams
comedian Kevin Meaney
actor Carl Weathers
and Country singer Glen Campbell who performs "I Remember You".

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
15Feb1988 NBC Mon [repeat from 10Feb87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Michael J. Fox, Elle MacPherson, Peter Schickele.


26.70 [5919] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
16Feb1988 NBC [rerun 07Feb89] [Chicago Tribune]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Jonathan Winters
comic actor Tim Conway
magician Paul Gertner
and Jazz musician Jonathan Butler.

26.71 [5920] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
17Feb1988 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Jackie Mason
actress Joanna Kerns
and Kid Creole & The Coconuts who perform "Dropout" and "Curiosity"

26.72 [5921] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
18Feb1988 NBC [Boston Globe]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
musician-actor Dudley Moore
actor John Rhys-Davies
and Gourd enthusiast Minnie Black.

26.73 [5922] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
19Feb1988 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
film critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert
comedian Bob Saget
and Los Lobos who perform "In America" and "La Bamba".

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
22Feb1988 NBC Mon [repeat from 11Feb87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Tony Danza, Ellen DeGeneres, The Neville Brothers.


26.74 [5923] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
23Feb1988 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Louie Anderson
actress Jennifer Tilly
and singer Dionne Warwick.

26.75 [5924] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
24Feb1988 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedians Ritch Shydner
and Darryl Sivad
comedienne Rita Rudner
and sportscaster Fred Roggin.

26.76 [5925] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
25Feb1988 NBC [News Press]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actors Burt Reynolds
and Don Yesso
actress Teresa Ganzel
and Olympic ski-jumper Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards

26.77 [5926] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
26Feb1988 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Garry Shandling
actress Allyce Beasley
and singer Donna Theodore.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
29Feb1988 NBC Mon [repeat from 18Feb87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Bob Uecker, Ellen Greene.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
01Mar1988 NBC [repeat from 19Feb87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Lily Tomlin, Ray Charles.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
02Mar1988 NBC [repeat from 24Feb87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Charles Grodin, Ronnie Shakes, Leon Redbone.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
03Mar1988 NBC [repeat from 26Feb87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Carl Reiner, Christina Pickles, Gregory Abbott.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
04Mar1988 NBC Fri [repeat from 20Feb87]
"The Best of Carson"
with George Segal, Maureen McGovern.


26.78 [5927] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
07Mar1988 NBC Mon [Berkshire Eagle]
Guest Host Jay Leno
Guests
actors Christopher Reeve
and Jacko
comic actor Bob "Super Dave" Einstein
and singer-dancer-actor Ben Vereen.
*Note: Due to the Writers' Strike, this was the last show
written before the strike and therefore it was aired.

 


[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
08Mar1988 NBC Tue [repeat from 10Mar87]
"The Best of Carson"
with James Stewart, Carol Siskind, Eddie Daniels.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
09Mar1988 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Scheduled guests were
comedian David Brenner
actor Jeff Daniels
and vocalists the King's Sisters.
**Note: Due to Writers' Strike the scheduled programs
were filled with repeats.


[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
10Mar1988 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Scheduled guests were
singer Chuck Berry
and violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg.

**Note: Due to Writers' Strike the scheduled programs
were filled with repeats.


[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
11Mar1988 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Scheduled guests were
actor Judge Reinhold
"Tonight" producer Fred de Cordova
and musician Leon Redbone.
**Note: Due to Writers' Strike the scheduled programs
were filled with repeats.


[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
14Mar1988 NBC Mon [Journal News]
Guest Host Jay Leno
Scheduled guests were
actor Rob Lowe
actress Sonia Braga
and cartoonist Cathy Guisewhite.

**Note: Due to Writers' Strike the scheduled programs
were filled with repeats.


[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
15Mar1988 NBC [repeat from 17Feb87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Jonathan Winters, Christina Pickles, Billy Vera and the Beaters.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
16Mar1988 NBC [repeat from 13Mar87]
"The Best of Carson"
with George Hamilton, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
17Mar1988 NBC [repeat from 17Mar87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Tim Conway, Harry Anderson, Diane Schuur.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
18Mar1988 NBC [repeat from 27Mar87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Jim Fowler, Etta James, Ritch Shydner.


[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
21Mar1988 NBC Mon [repeat from 19Mar87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Sherman Hemsley, Joe Garagiola, Dalton Stevens.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
22Mar1988 NBC [repeat from 01Apr87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Betty White, Tom Parks.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
23Mar1988 NBC [repeat from 16Apr87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Victoria Principal, Robert Townsend, Billy Vera & the Beaters.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
24Mar1988 NBC [repeat from 21Apr87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Sam Donaldson, Fred Greenlee.


[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
25Mar1988 NBC [repeat from 22Apr87]
"The Best of Carson"
with David Steinberg, Kenny G.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
28Mar1988 NBC Mon [repeat from 24Mar87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Patrick Duffy, Mykel T. Williamson, Smothers Brothers.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
29Mar1988 NBC [repeat from 25Mar87]
"The Best of Carson"
with John Larroquette, John Mendoza, Chris Isaak.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
30Mar1988 NBC [repeat from 26Mar87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Dick Cavett, Stanley Jordan.


[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
31Mar1988 NBC [repeat from 14Apr87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Rue McClanahan, Pam Matteson, Joe Snyder & the Burbank Dixieland Band.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
01Apr1988 NBC [repeat from 23Apr87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Sammy Davis Jr., Vanna White.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
04Apr1988 NBC Mon [repeat from 24Apr87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Chevy Chase, Teri Garr.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
05Apr1988 NBC [repeat from 06May87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Father Guido Sarducci (Don Novello), Whitley Strieber, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.


[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
06Apr1988 NBC [repeat from 07May87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Saundra Santiago, Mary Weems, Jean Stephens.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
07Apr1988 NBC [repeat from 08May87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Paul Reiser, Margaret Whitton, the Mighty Carsons Art Players.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
08Apr1988 NBC [repeat from 13May87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Jonathan Winters, Anne-Marie Johnson, Dwight Yoakam.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
11Apr1988 NBC Mon [repeat from 14May87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Brett Butler, Crispin Glover, Thalassa Cruso.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
12Apr1988 NBC [repeat from 15May87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Bob Saget, Jan Gan Boyd, Vlasta Krsek.


[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
13Apr1988 NBC [repeat from 19May87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Rosemary Clooney, Dr. Birute Galdikas.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
14Apr1988 NBC [repeat from 20May87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Tony Danza, Pete Barbutti, Sally Love.


[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
15Apr1988 NBC [repeat from 21May87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Eddie Murphy, Ellen DeGeneres, Jane Levees, the Mighty Carson Art Players.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
18Apr1988 NBC Mon [repeat from 22May87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Carole King, Jonathan Butler, bird callers.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
19Apr1988 NBC [repeat from 26May87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Pat Sajak, Ritch Shydner, Christina Pickles.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
20Apr1988 NBC [repeat from 27May87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Gore Vidal, Crispin Glover, K.D. Lang & the Reclines.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
21Apr1988 NBC [repeat from 28May87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Gregory Peck, Peter Schickele and the Leningrad Dixieland Jazz Band.


[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
22Apr1988 NBC [repeat from 29May87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Anita Baker.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
25Apr1988 NBC Mon [repeat from 09Jun87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Madonna, Ray Charles.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
26Apr1988 NBC [repeat from 10Jun87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Dennis Miller, Randy Graff

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
27Apr1988 NBC [repeat from 11Jun87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Dudley Moore, Tom Parks, Grover Washington.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
28Apr1988 NBC [repeat from 12Jun87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Buddy Hackett, Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
29Apr1988 NBC [repeat from 16Jun87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Tim Conway, George Benson, Earl Klugh, the Peking Acrobats.


[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
02May1988 NBC Mon [repeat from 17Jun87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Magic Johnson, Bernadette Peters, Bill Alexander.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
03May1988 NBC [repeat from 18Jun87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Steve Martin, Art Garfunkel.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
04May1988 NBC [repeat from 19Jun87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Jerry Seinfeld, Veronica Cartwright, Billy Vera & the Beaters.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
05May1988 NBC [repeat from 23Jun87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Mel Brooks, Crosby, Stills & Nash.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
06May1988 NBC [repeat from 24Jun87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Carl Reiner, Jester Hairston, K.D. Lang & the Reclines.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
09May1988 NBC Mon [repeat from 25Jun87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Dan Aykroyd, Bobby Kelton, Helen Shaver.


[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
10May1988 NBC Tue [repeat from 22Jul87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Patrick Duffy, Dr. Jearl Walker.


26.79 [5928] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
11May1988 NBC Wed
Host Johnny Carson
Guest
comedian Joe Piscopo
*Note: First new show since the Writers' Strike.


26.80 [5929] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
12May1988 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Dana Carvey
sportscaster Joe Garagiola
producer David Teitelbaum
and writer-director Jack Saltzberg.

26.81 [5930] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
13May1988 NBC [rerun 24Apr89]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
"Tonight" producer Fred de Cordova
entertainer Bob Hope
and singer K.D. Lang and the Reclines..

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
16May1988 NBC Mon [repeat from 24Jul87] [Los Angeles Times]
"The Best of Carson"
with Mark Harmon, Barry Sobel, Charles Batton.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
17May1988 NBC Tue [repeat from 29Jul87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Pat Cash, Ray Combs.


26.82 [5931] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
18May1988 NBC [Los Angeles Times]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Bill Kirchenbauer
mollusk expert Dr. Terry Gosliner
and Billy Vera & The Beaters.

26.83 [5932] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
19May1988 NBC [Los Angeles Times]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Jonathan Winters
actor Don Yesso
and 11-year-old pre-med student Kristin Banerjee
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37xIOcNT_qw


26.84 [5933] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
20May1988 NBC [Los Angeles Times]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Sylvester Stallone
actress Victoria Jackson
and comedian Steve Mittelman.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
23May1988 NBC Mon [repeat from 24Jun87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Carl Reiner, Jester Hairston, K.D. Lang & the Reclines.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
24May1988 NBC Tue [repeat from 21Jul87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Joe Piscopo, Paul Reiser, Maryam d'Abo.


26.85 [5934] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
25May1988 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Paul Hogan
comedian David Brenner
and singer Linda Hopkins who performs "Born on Friday".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eb2TMSEOlJY


26.86 [5935] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
26May1988 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
Iditarod racer John Suter
comedian Chevy Chase
and gardening expert Thalassa Cruso.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNcF0MBxrnc


26.87 [5936] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
27May1988 NBC Fri
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor James Stewart
sportscaster Fred Roggin
and Leonard Waxdeck & The Birdcallers.

26.88 [5937] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
30May1988 NBC Mon
Guest Host Garry Shandling
Guests
actress Elizabeth Perkins
comedian Bob Saget
and singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett.

26.89 [5938] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
31May1988 NBC [Florida Today]
Guest Host Garry Shandling
Guests
talk show host Larry King
actress Blair Brown
and singer Harry Connick Jr.

26.90 [5939] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
01Jun1988 NBC
Guest Host Garry Shandling
Guests
comedienne Paula Poundstone
and singer Natalie Cole.

26.91 [5940] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
02Jun1988 NBC
Guest Host Garry Shandling
Guests
actresses Angie Dickinson
and Allyce Beasley
weatherman-comedian Fritz Coleman
and singer Michael Bolton.

26.92 [5941] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
03Jun1988 NBC Fri
Guest Host Garry Shandling
Guests
comedian Stan Kann
actress Joanna Kerns
and writer Roy Blount Jr.

26.93 [5942] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
06Jun1988 NBC Mon [Arizona Republic]
Guest Host Jay Leno
Guests
actresses Marilu Henner
and Kimberly McCullough
and cartoonist Cathy Guisewite.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
07Jun1988 NBC Tue [repeat from 30Jul87]
"The Best of Carson"
with David Steinberg, Brett Butler, Emily Lloyd.


26.94 [5943] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
08Jun1988 NBC [Arizona Republic]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
AB newscaster David Brinkley
actress Brooke Adams
and singer Chuck Berry who performs "Oh Carol" and "Go Little Queenie".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrQRCEj3y2w


26.95 [5944] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
09Jun1988 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Arnold Schwarzenegger of "Red Heat"
comedian Jerry Seinfeld
and tennis star Andre Agassi.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCRDsfY7M_E


26.96 [5945] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
10Jun1988 NBC Fri
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Don Yesso
Louise Gaddis and Elsie Stahly, Bloomington residents who graduated
from Danvers High School exactly 70 years ago
and singer Basia who performs "Time and Tide" and "Astrud".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWHkihcA_tU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUVU18kmGts
 

26.97 [5946] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
13Jun1988 NBC Mon
Guest Host Jay Leno
Guests
actor Vincent Price
columnist-author Dave Barry
and 13-year old Spelling Bee champion Rageshree Ramachandran.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CR60rEzcYM

 

 


[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
14Jun1988 NBC Tue [repeat from 31Jul87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Penelope Miller, Robert Townsend, Sheena Easton.


26.98 [5947] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
15Jun1988 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Jim Belushi of "Red Heat"
and singer Julio Iglesias.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo2FQj_VcIY


26.99 [5948] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
16Jun1988 NBC [Arizona Republic]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Bill Cosby
William Ennis founder of Hello Friend Foundation
and singer Belinda Carlisle who performs "Circle In the Sand".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXkpHlvZS-Y


26.100 [5949] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
17Jun1988 NBC [rerun 20Jun89] [Arizona Republic]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian David Steinberg
actress Andrea Marcovicci
and Jana Olson and her talking parrot Delaney.

26.101 [5950] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
20Jun1988 NBC
Guest Host Jay Leno
Guests
comedienne Marsha Warfield
Dr. Joyce Brothers
and Joan Embery of the San Diego Zoo.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
21Jun1988 NBC Tue [repeat from 04Aug87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Graham Chapman, Midori.


26.102 [5951] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
22Jun1988 NBC [Boston Globe]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Jay Leno
actresses Raquel Welch
and Brooke Adams
and garbage collector Ray Anderson.

26.103 [5952] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
23Jun1988 NBC [Boston Globe]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
basketball star Magic Johnson
actor Bruce Willis
comedian Jeff Cesario
and Jazz violinist Johnny Frigo.

26.104 [5953] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
24Jun1988 NBC Fri [Boston Globe]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Dudley Moore
103-year-old Lottie Hicks
and Jazz singer Diane Schuur.

26.105 [5954] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
27Jun1988 NBC Mon [Times Leader]
Guest Host Jay Leno
Guests
comedian Dennis Miller
columnist Erma Bombeck
and singer Little Richard.

26.106 [5955] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
28Jun1988 NBC
Guest Host Jay Leno
Guests
TV personality Steve Allen
comedian Bill Maher
and comic actor Bob Einstein aka Super Dave Osborne.

26.107 [5956] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
29Jun1988 NBC
Guest Host Jay Leno
Guests
comedian Charles Fleischer
actress Sydney Walsh
and singer Frank Zappa.

26.108 [5957] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
30Jun1988 NBC
Guest Host Jay Leno
Guests
entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr.
comedian-actor Kevin Pollak
and news correspondent Connie Chung.

26.109 [5958] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
01Jul1988 NBC Fri [Boston Globe]
Guest Host Jay Leno
Guests
actress Stepfanie Kramer
impressionist Jim Morris
actor Michael Warren
and singer Jeffrey Osborne.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
04Jul1988 NBC Mon [repeat from 05Aug87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Allyce Beasley, Dionne Warwick.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
05Jul1988 NBC [repeat from 26Aug87 ]
"The Best of Carson"
with Melissa Manchester, Dana Carvey.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
06Jul1988 NBC [repeat from 28Aug87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Shelley Winters, Tom Parks.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
07Jul1988 NBC [repeat from 25Aug87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Joan Embery, Bob Nelson.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
08Jul1988 NBC Fri [repeat from 27Aug87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Buddy Hackett, Rick Rossovich, Michael Martin Murphy.


[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
11Jul1988 NBC Mon [repeat from 06Aug87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Tom Selleck, Carol Kane, Eddie Daniels.


[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
12Jul1988 NBC [repeat from 07Aug87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Jay Leno, Pat Sajak.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
13Jul1988 NBC [repeat from 01Sep87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Jon Lovitz, Paul Sorvino, Abbe Jaye.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
14Jul1988 NBC [repeat from 02Sep87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Christina Pickles, John Mendoza.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
15Jul1988 NBC Fri [repeat from 03Sep87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Lauren Bacall, Victoria Jackson, The Temptations.


26.110 [5959] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
18Jul1988 NBC Mon
Guest Host Jay Leno
Guests
actors Pee Wee Herman
and John Cleese
and publisher Malcolm Forbes.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
19Jul1988 NBC Tue [repeat from 04Sep87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Bob Saget, David Sanborn, David Horowitz.


26.111 [5960] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
20Jul1988 NBC [Boston Globe, News Journal]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actress Dyan Cannon
comedian Yakov Smirnoff
toothpick expert Joe King
and singer Buster Poindexter.

26.112 [5961] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
21Jul1988 NBC [Times Leader]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actress Jennifer Tilly
comedian George Carlin
TV host Arsenio Hall
and Hall & Oates who perform "Missing Each Other" and "She's A Monster".

26.113 [5962] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
22Jul1988 NBC [Berkshire Eagle]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Tom Hanks
magician Brian Gillis
six-year-old dinosaur expert Andrew Shuster
and juggler Michael Davis Jr.

26.114 [5963] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
25Jul1988 NBC Mon
Guest Host Jay Leno
Guests
actress Jamie Lee Curtis
comedian Louie Anderson
and singer Johnny Mathis.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
26Jul1988 NBC Tue [repeat from 16Sep87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Joe Garagiola, Lisa Jane Persky, Dennis Wolfberg.


26.115 [5964] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
27Jul1988 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actors John Larroquette
and John Bogosian
and singer Rosemary Clooney who performs "G.I. Jive" and "Pieces of Dreams".

26.116 [5965] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
28Jul1988 NBC [Times Leader]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
Governor Bill Clinton
comedian Jeff Cesario
and singer Joe Cocker.

26.117 [5966] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
29Jul1988 NBC [Boston Globe]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Michael Landon
columnist Smokey Tennison
and singer K.D. Lang and The Reclines.

26.118 [5967] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
01Aug1988 NBC Mon
Guest Host Jay Leno
Guests
actor Chuck Norris
actress Joan Van Ark
columinist Abigail Van Buren
and the Oak Ridge Boys.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
02Aug1988 NBC Tue [repeat from 17Sep87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Bob Newhart, Courtney Cox, B.B. King.


26.119 [5968] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
03Aug1988 NBC [Times Leader]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Bill Murray
comedian Jeff Cesario
and violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg.

26.120 [5969] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
04Aug1988 NBC [Los Angeles Times]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian-actor Paul Reiser of "My Two Dads"
98-year-old pianist Mabel Hines Buck
and singer-guitarist Robben Ford.

26.121 [5970] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
05Aug1988 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Richard Pryor
actor Richard Jeni
and musician Pete Fountain.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiX460BfxOw


26.122 [5971] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
08Aug1988 NBC
Guest Host Garry Shandling
Guests
actor Ed Begley Jr.
comedian Richard Lewis
Olympic medalist Phoebe Mills
and musician Dizzy Gillespie.

26.123 [5972] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
09Aug1988 NBC
Guest Host Garry Shandling
Guests
boxer Sugar Ray Leonard
actor Charlie Sheen
comedian Bill Maher
and actress Patti D'Arbanville.

26.124 [5973] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
10Aug1988 NBC
Guest Host Garry Shandling
Guests
comedian David Steinberg
actress Catherine O'Hara
Joan Embery of the San Diego Zoo
and singer Linda Hopkins.

26.125 [5974] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
11Aug1988 NBC
Guest Host Garry Shandling
Guests
comedienne Tracey Ullman
actor Ken Olin
sportscaster Fred Roggin
and singer Brenda Russell.

26.126 [5975] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
12Aug1988 NBC Fri [Atlanta Constitution]
Guest Host Garry Shandling
Guests
actresses Kirstie Alley
and Mariel Hemingway
and cartoonist Cathy Guisewite.
*Note: Garry Shandling guest hosts for the last time.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
15Aug1988 NBC Mon [repeat from 18Sep87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Dabney Coleman, Paul Reiser, Joe Williams.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
16Aug1988 NBC [repeat from 23Sep87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Dudley Moore, Kirstie Alley, Teresa Ganzel, Bob Uecker.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
17Aug1988 NBC [repeat from 24Sep87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Isabella Rossellini, Denise Parker, Joel Di Bartolo.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
18Aug1988 NBC [repeat from 25Sep87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Dale Robertson, Don Johnson, David Brenner.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
19Aug1988 NBC Fri
pre-empted for Football preseason game.


26.127 [5976] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
22Aug1988 NBC Mon
Guest Host Jay Leno
Guests
actress Shirley Jones
hockey star Wayne Gretzky
butterfly collectors Mary Weems and Jean Stephens
and musician B.B. King.
*Note: Jay Leno became the sole guest host.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
23Aug1988 NBC Tue [repeat from 08Oct87]
"The Best of Carson"
with John Larroquette, Kenny G, Paulina Porizkova.


26.128 [5977] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
24Aug1988 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian George Carlin
actor Mark Harmon
and singer Merry Clayton.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2yBI1MjZsg


26.129 [5978] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
25Aug1988 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Jonathan Winters of "Moon Over Paramour"
actress Brooke Adams
and Olympic swimmers Karen and Sarah Josephson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5C_kmM154o


26.130 [5979] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
29Aug1988 NBC Mon
Guest Host Jay Leno
Guests
actress Holly Robinson
and Country singers Dwight Yoakam & Buck Owens.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
30Aug1988 NBC Tue [repeat from 09Oct87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Patrick Swayze, Alexandra Paul, A. Whitney Brown.


26.131 [5980] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
31Aug1988 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Kirk Douglas
comedian Ritch Shydner
and The Temptations.

26.132 [5981] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
01Sep1988 NBC [San Bernardino Sun]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Buddy Hackett
actress Dana Delany of "China Beach"
and pianist Barry Douglas.

26.133 [5982] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
02Sep1988 NBC [Los Angeles Times]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actress Jennifer Tilly
Country singer Randy Travis
and a group of champion whistlers.

26.134 [5983] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
05Sep1988 NBC Mon [Times Advocate]
Guest Host Jay Leno
Guests
comedian Norm Crosby
Seattle Seahawks linebacker Brian Bosworth
and musician George Benson.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
06Sep1988 NBC Tue [repeat from 14Oct87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Don Rickles, Madeline Kahn, Michael Franks.


26.135 [5984] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
07Sep1988 NBC
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
entertainer Bob Hope
comedian Tim Conway
and singer Joe Williams.

26.136 [5985] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
08Sep1988 NBC [Los Angeles Times]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Martin Short
comedian Jake Johanson
and South African singers Johnny Clegg & Savuka.

26.137 [5986] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
09Sep1988 NBC [Los Angeles Times]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
consumer reporter David Horowitz
11-year-old advice columnist Shabana Kaza
and singer Harry Belafonte.

26.138 [5987] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
12Sep1988 NBC Mon [Sacramento Bee]
Guest Host Jay Leno
Guests
actress Betty White
actor Charlie Sheen
TV personality Elvira
and The Spinners.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
13Sep1988 NBC Tue [repeat from 24Sep87]
"The Best of Carson"
with Isabella Rossellini, Joel Di Bartolo, Denise Parker.


26.139 [5988] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
14Sep1988 NBC [San Bernardino County Sun]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
animal expert Jim Fowler
actress Susan Sullivan
and Doc Severinsen and his musical group.

26.140 [5989] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
15Sep1988 NBC [Los Angeles Times]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
sports announcer Bob Uecker
actress Sigourney Weaver
and Country singer Reba McEntire

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
16Sep1988
*Note: "The Tonight Show" goes on hiatus due to the Olympics coverage
and returns in October.



 
28-Dec-1987

07-Jan-1988                              07-Jan-1988                                     08-Jun-1988 

09-Jun-1988
 
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