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Old 11-27-2006, 11:20 PM   #1
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Default 1955 CBS Johnny Carson Show Coming to DVD on Feb. 20, 2007 from Shout!

THE JOHNNY CARSON SHOW

10 Newly-Restored Episodes Of Johnny’s Precursor To “The Tonight Show” Debut On DVD February 20th
DVD Featurettes Include Footage Of Johnny’s Early Career
From The Archives Of Wife Joanne Carson



While working as a staff writer on “The Red Skelton Show” in 1955, Johnny Carson filled in as a last minute replacement when Skelton was injured during rehearsal. His turn as host so electrified the network brass that CBS created The Johnny Carson Show that very same year as a showcase for the young comedian. The series served as a precursor of what would come later for Johnny, planting the seeds for the sketches he would perfect on “The Tonight Show,” and establishing him as a national star. Though the show’s were long considered lost, Carson ’s former wife Joanne discovered a cache of kinescopes and worked with Shout! Factory to produce a two-DVD set and accompanying booklet honoring her late husband’s early work. This lovingly-assembled DVD collection boasts 10 digitally-restored episodes of The Johnny Carson Show from its lone 1955 season, along with bonus material from Carson’s pre-“Tonight Show” career, including an episode of Johnny’s popular ABC quiz show “Who Do You Trust?,” as well as footage from his little-known daytime chat show and a recently discovered clip from Johnny’s October 1958 stint as a substitute host of “The Jack Paar Show.” Featuring parodies of popular films and television shows of the era, the series spoofs Edward R. Murrow’s “Person To Person,” The Three Musketeers, Walter Cronkite, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, “Dragnet” and the Russian ballet, with a cast including Jamie Farr and Jack Albertson and guests such as James Arness (promoting the premiere of “Gunsmoke”), Eva Gabor and movie composer Dimitri Tiomkin. The Johnny Carson Show 2-DVD set will be available on February 20, 2007 for the S.L.P. of $24.98.

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I'm leaning towards it because I haven't seen alot of Johnny's work, not being from either generation that his shows were on in. I'm also interested in the parodies and the vintage game show episode.
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THE JOHNNY CARSON SHOW

10 Newly-Restored Episodes Of Johnny’s Precursor To “The Tonight Show” Debut On DVD February 20th
DVD Featurettes Include Footage Of Johnny’s Early Career
From The Archives Of Wife Joanne Carson



While working as a staff writer on “The Red Skelton Show” in 1955, Johnny Carson filled in as a last minute replacement when Skelton was injured during rehearsal. His turn as host so electrified the network brass that CBS created The Johnny Carson Show that very same year as a showcase for the young comedian. The series served as a precursor of what would come later for Johnny, planting the seeds for the sketches he would perfect on “The Tonight Show,” and establishing him as a national star. Though the show’s were long considered lost, Carson ’s former wife Joanne discovered a cache of kinescopes and worked with Shout! Factory to produce a two-DVD set and accompanying booklet honoring her late husband’s early work. This lovingly-assembled DVD collection boasts 10 digitally-restored episodes of The Johnny Carson Show from its lone 1955 season, along with bonus material from Carson’s pre-“Tonight Show” career, including an episode of Johnny’s popular ABC quiz show “Who Do You Trust?,” as well as footage from his little-known daytime chat show and a recently discovered clip from Johnny’s October 1958 stint as a substitute host of “The Jack Paar Show.” Featuring parodies of popular films and television shows of the era, the series spoofs Edward R. Murrow’s “Person To Person,” The Three Musketeers, Walter Cronkite, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, “Dragnet” and the Russian ballet, with a cast including Jamie Farr and Jack Albertson and guests such as James Arness (promoting the premiere of “Gunsmoke”), Eva Gabor and movie composer Dimitri Tiomkin. The Johnny Carson Show 2-DVD set will be available on February 20, 2007 for the S.L.P. of $24.98.

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I want some Tonight shows from the 1970's with Bill cosby, Redd Foxx, John amos and Gary Coleman as guests, not no damm 1955 season-lol Waste of money
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I want some Tonight shows from the 1970's with Bill cosby, Redd Foxx, John amos and Gary Coleman as guests, not no damm 1955 season-lol Waste of money
For those of us who are serious about researching and preserving television, the fact that these episodes are available is fantastic. But we all know how you feel about anything that does not fall within your narrow interests.

Anyway, although I am not a big fan of talk shows, I may pick this release up simpy for its historical value.
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For those of us who are serious about researching and preserving television, the fact that these episodes are available is fantastic. But we all know how you feel about anything that does not fall within your narrow interests.

Anyway, although I am not a big fan of talk shows, I may pick this release up simpy for its historical value.


It's probably nice to have but I don't want to pay for it. I rather just have something give it to me for free
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...is NOT a "waste of money", 'TV Researcher'. I've seen one episode of "THE JOHNNY CARSON SHOW" from January 1956 (with Rudy Vallee as guest star)- and even though Johnny was working against all odds in trying to make his half-hour CBS comedy/variety series a success [including low ratings AND budget], he demonstrated a lot of imagination in the jokes and sketches he presented! The "comedy mind" was there, even though some of the material might have been "hackneyed", and especially if a guest was obnoxious to work with {like Vallee**. I'd also like to remind you that Barbara Eden [appearing under her real name of "Huffman" at the time] worked with Johnny in some of those sketches towards the end of the series, and she proved she was good at sketch humor as well!! I'd LOVE to see those episodes, with the original Revlon and/or General Foods {Jell-O** commercials intact!

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...is NOT a "waste of money", 'TV Researcher'. I've seen one episode of "THE JOHNNY CARSON SHOW" from January 1956 (with Rudy Vallee as guest star)- and even though Johnny was working against all odds in trying to make his half-hour CBS comedy/variety series a success [including low ratings AND budget], he demonstrated a lot of imagination in the jokes and sketches he presented! The "comedy mind" was there, even though some of the material might have been "hackneyed", and especially if a guest was obnoxious to work with {like Vallee**. I'd also like to remind you that Barbara Eden [appearing under her real name of "Huffman" at the time] worked with Johnny in some of those sketches towards the end of the series, and she proved she was good at sketch humor as well!! I'd LOVE to see those episodes, with the original Revlon and/or General Foods {Jell-O** commercials intact!



I think 1955 Tonight Shows would be difficult for me to watch because there were not many Guest stars during that era I would be interested in seeing
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...'TV Knowledge'. Steve Allen was the host of "THE TONIGHT SHOW" in 1955-'56; Johnny was on CBS's Thursday night prime-time schedule at 10pm(et) with his half-hour series. If you mean his 1956 half-hour daytime CBS show at 2pm(et), where he mixed comedy sketches with audience participation and occasional guest celebrities, yes, I'm more than curious to see what that looked like {ironically, that was dumped in favor of "OUR MISS BROOKS" reruns that September!**. If you're referring to that 1958 "fragment" where he subbed for Jack Paar on his late-night series, there were enough "interesting guests" for him to chat with that week [different from what you're used to seeing today, I'm sure]- I'd like to see how he handled what eventually became "HIS" show.

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I meant 'TV Researcher'!!!!!

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Well that's even Worst now I know I have no Interest since Carson wasn't the host
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i cant wait to see this old show agaiN!
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...might be disappointed with "THE JOHNNY CARSON SHOW" [as 'TVResearcher' is] if you see it- it's an "old-fashioned" variety show, with gags and routines that might seem hackneyed today...but the thing to watch for is Johnny.....even in 1955, he was able to take the most "mediocre" piece of material, and make it into SOMETHING special. CBS was trying to groom him into becoming a prime-time host along the lines of George Gobel or Jackie Gleason, which he wasn't. But he TRIED....and you'll see that on the DVDs when they're released.

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Wow. I didnt even think this show existed anymore. It'll be a treat for me.
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