The Johnny Carson Show

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1991TV-14
Johnny Carson is the undisputed King of Late Night Television. "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" ran for over 30 years and created the blueprint for every television host working today. This collection features the most memorable appearances by Johnny's animal-loving friends, Jim Fowler and Joan Embery, who bring scores of wild animals onto "The Tonight Show" stage.
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Johnny CarsonEd McMahon
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. The Johnny Carson Show: Animal Antics With Joan Embery (2/20/74)
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    February 20 1974
    1 h 5 min
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    Animal trainer Joan Embery introduces Johnny to a wide variety of animals, including a baby gorilla, tiger, cougar and a 13-foot python. Also featured are David Brenner and the Amazing Kreskin.
  2. 2. The Johnny Carson Show: Animal Antics With Joan Embery (1/1/75)
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    January 1 1975
    1 h 2 min
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    Celebrate New Year's day with Foster Brooks, Victor Buono and Joan Embery and her gorilla friends.
  3. 3. The Johnny Carson Show: Animal Antics With Joan Embery (2/28/78)
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    February 28 1978
    1 h 4 min
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    Bubble the Hippo makes an appearance with animal trainer Joan Embery. Competing with Bubbles for cutest animal on the show are twin baby orangutans and a horned frog.
  4. 4. The Johnny Carson Show: Animal Antics With Jim Fowler (7/23/80)
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    July 23 1980
    1 h 2 min
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    Animal expert Jim Fowler brings out an alligator and crocodile and explains to Johnny the difference between the two. Not to be outdone, Rodney Dangerfield has Johnny in stitches with his non-stop one-liners.
  5. 5. The Johnny Carson Show: Animal Antics With Jim Fowler (6/18/81)
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    June 18 1981
    43min
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    If you've ever wondered what an aardvark looks like, this episode is for you. Also featured is comedian David Steinberg, who does a hilarious Ed Sullivan impression.
  6. 6. The Johnny Carson Show: Animal Antics With Jim Fowler (12/15/81)
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    February 27 1978
    42min
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    Animal trainer Jim Fowler brings a baby baboon and golden eagle onto the set, and Johnny's next guest, writer Gore Vidal, exclaims that he should have brought his pet lizard.
  7. 7. The Johnny Carson Show: Animal Antics With Joan Embery (6/13/84)
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    June 13 1984
    42min
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    Saturday Night Live performer Mary Gross does an imitation of Marilyn Monroe, and Joan Embery brings out a hyena, penguin and baby gorilla.
  8. 8. The Johnny Carson Show: Animal Antics With Joan Embery (4/25/86)
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    April 25 1986
    43min
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    Frequent guest Joan Rivers discusses her autobiography, and Joan Embery bring a rare Albino Koala Bear to the show.
  9. 9. The Johnny Carson Show: Animal Antics With Joan Embery (6/26/86)
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    June 26 1986
    43min
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    Joan Embery of the San Diego Zoo visits Johnny with a pair of Orangutans, joining Danny Devito, who discusses his film "Ruthless People."
  10. 10. The Johnny Carson Show: Animal Antics With Joan Embery (8/25/87)
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    August 25 1987
    43min
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    Who doesn't love a Koala bear? When Johnny holds the bear, the Koala doesn't want to let go so Joan Embery has to pry the bear away.
  11. 11. The Johnny Carson Show: Animal Antics With Jim Fowler (1/22/88)
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    January 22 1988
    42min
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    Jim Fowler, the host of "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" brings an Indian Condor onto the show. Also featured is comedian Bob Nelson.
  12. 12. The Johnny Carson Show: Animal Antics With Jim Fowler (9/7/89)
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    September 7 1989
    43min
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    On this diverse episode, the legendary Jimmy Stewart reads a poem, and animal trainer Jim Fowler brings a 220-pound Python on stage. Holy juxtaposition!
  13. 13. The Johnny Carson Show: Animal Antics With Joan Embery (1/18/90)
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    January 18 1990
    43min
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    Animal wrangler Joan Embery brings a rare Canadian Lynx to the show, and actor Ron Silver also visits.
  14. 14. The Johnny Carson Show: Animal Antics With Joan Embery (8/15/91)
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    August 15 1991
    43min
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    "Thelma and Louise" are the stars of this episode-not the movie, but a two-headed snake, brought to the show by Joan Embery. Dennis Hopper also joins the fun.

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Directors
Bobby Quinn
Producers
Peter Lassally
Season year
1991
Network
Shout! Factory
Content advisory
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4.7 out of 5 stars

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The Casual ReviewReviewed in the United States on May 25, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Herrrre's Johnny!
This is really hard to review. Amazon Prime now has several collections of the Johnny Carson Tonight Show, this one based around the guests that brought animals on the show. Watching Johnny interact and ad lib with the animals always produced funny moments.

These collections are 5 star laughs and entertainment and I would think any of us that watched Johnny will enjoy these but there are a couple of major drawbacks.

1. Other than the theme song all music is erased due to rights. I get it but we are missing all the great singers/bands that appeared on there throughout the years. You don't even get the show's talented house band's musical interludes coming back from commercials or the handful of seconds of music as a new guest came out.

2. Truth is probably anyone under 40, and maybe even 50 would likely be bored or just not get it. Much of the humor was topical to the times and while it takes me back, younger viewers may not get it or care. Many of the actors or comics, particularly those that didn't make it big but maybe were just kind of big at the time or starting out in a career that didn't pan out will mean nothing to younger viewers.

For me Johnny will always be the best. Some of his best stuff was when his monologue bombed or the animals didn't behave as expected. Dive in if you are 60, keep looking if you are 30.
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CReviewed in the United States on October 24, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
A time capsule into the past with one of THE BEST!!
Cute animals but even funnier, the heartwarming reaction of Johnny to sweet orangutans and chimps. Funny comedians especially in the final episodes. Over 60 viewers get a glimpse of the past in the current events of monologues from the 70's and 80's. Thanks for bringing us the best...Heeere's Johnny!!
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Kindle CustomerReviewed in the United States on May 24, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Memories
These were the days where there were no political agenda required
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Lori A KernerReviewed in the United States on July 9, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Haven't looked at it
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