Again I remind you that these shows were originally broadcast in 2007.
And again, add 6 years to whatever I say- for example if I say 20 years, it is now 26 years.
In these final two chapters, you will hear more Johnny Carson.
In 1972 the Tonight Show moved from New York to Hollywood permanently- and that move was seriously questioned.
Since we played a show opening from New York, this time we will have one from Burbank- and right into some monologues.
Just HOW hot was it?
There were times when Carson was never funnier than when a joke bombed.
Johnny Carson had over 22,000 guests on the Tonight Show, and at one time he accounted for 17% of NBC's revenues.
I'll bet you never knew that a very famous, popular group did a song actually TITLED Johnny Carson!
We will go out of this episode with an on-air call to Carson from Steve Allen, who was one of my big heroes, far more than Johnny.
It is very funny, and listen for the mad bedlam that was a staple of Steve's show, when Johnny catches on.
Coming up next time, the Goodbye.
Hope you are having a great Memorial Day Weekend!
Here are the links to listen and take notes for your own monologues, at Mike Pell Rockollections: