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For 30 years Johnny Carson was the King of Late Night. And some of the most memorable moments were when comedy legends joined Johnny. Murphy, Martin, Leno, Seinfeld, Rickles, Letterman, Dangerfield, Carlin, Williams and Reynolds. Now you can relive those moments whenever you want. Introducing The Featured Guest Series, a 12 DVD collection containing 33 Full Shows - including commercials -  featuring: Don Rickles, Robin Williams, David Letterman, Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Burt Reynolds, Steve Martin, Rodney Dangerfield, Eddie Murphy, George Carlin, plus Johnny's Animal Experts, Joan Embery and Jim Fowler. Carson Entertainment's latest release the Featured Guests Series is available now and for a limited time we're offering all 12 Volumes for one low price! Check out what's included:

Featured Guests Series - Volume 1
For our first Volume in this newly released series we are featuring “Mr. Warmth” Don Rickles. Don Rickles has nothing against the people he insults while doing his routines, it’s all just part of the act. When asked about his insult comedy style Rickles stated “You know, every night when I go out on stage, there’s always one nagging fear in the back of my mind. I’m always afraid that somewhere out there, there is one person in the audience that I’m not going to offend!” Rickles was a favorite guest on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson and you can tell that Johnny loved to let him do his thing. So don’t say you haven’t been warned! Now we’d like to present you with two classic shows and a rare bonus clip featuring “Mr. Warmth” Don Rickles.

2 FULL SHOWS - including - COMMERCIALS!

Show Descriptions -

Show 1: 11/14/1973
This classic show features "Mr. Warmth" Don Rickles, "Mr. Baseball" Leo Durocher, Olympic champion Olga Connolly and Monti Rock III.

Show 2: 01/06/76
Another special evening with Don Rickles, John Byner, world's greatest drummer Buddy Rich and his daughter Cathy Rich.  Plus that visitor from the east, Carnac The Magnificent.

Bonus Clip: NYC Award Reels 1968
Released in it's entirety for the first time, this rare clip is from an unknown date in 1968 and is sure to please Johnny Carson fans of old!

Approximate Running Time: 166 minutes

 

Featured Guests Series - Volume 2
Robin Williams appeared on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson nine times, and each time it was comedy magic. His first appearance in 1981 was legendary and he won Johnny over with his trademark manic energy and stream-of-consciousness lunacy. Over the years Robin was such a great guest that he landed a spot on Johnny’s penultimate episode with Bette Midler on May 21, 1992. The show was an immediate television classic. The aforementioned show as well as Robin’s first appearance have been released on the Ultimate Collection. Now we’d like to present you with three more classic shows featuring Robin Williams.

3 FULL SHOWS - including - COMMERCIALS!

Show Descriptions -

Show 1: 04/3/1984
This classic show features Robin Williams and Johnny trading comedy chops with guest, Phyllis Newman, in the middle.

Show 2: 01/10/91
A special evening with Robin Williams and Steve Lawrence that’s been in the vault since it originally aired… until now!

Show 3: 09/19/91
One of the most requested shows ever is finally available in it’s entirety. Watch an historic visit with Robin Williams and Jonathan Winters, plus guest Park Overall.

Approximate Running Time: 160 minutes

 


Featured Guests Series - Volume 3
David Letterman was the one time heir apparent for The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson. Letterman has been a fixture on late night Television since his February 1, 1982 debut of Late Night with David Letterman. In 2013, Letterman surpassed his friend and mentor Johnny Carson as the longest-serving late night talk show host in TV history. For this Volume, we’ve unearthed some extraordinary appearances of David Letterman on The Tonight Show. Now we’d like to present you with three historic shows featuring David Letterman.

3 FULL SHOWS - including - COMMERCIALS!

Show Descriptions -

Show 1: 11/24/78
A true time capsule, David Letterman’s first appearance on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson! Watch history unfold with guests James Garner, Ellen Burstyn and Ron Dornsife.

Show 2: 08/30/91
In June of 1991, David Letterman got the official word from NBC, Jay Leno would succeed Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show. It was the end of the dream Letterman had carried with him since childhood. This is his first show after that news. Guests include B.B. King, Michael Moschen and the Mighty Carson Art Players.

Show 3: 05/15/92
A classic from Johnny’s final weeks hosting The Tonight Show. Join Johnny, Dave, Clint Eastwood and Bob Hope for a memorable evening. 

Approximate Running Time: 185 minutes

 

 

Featured Guests Series - Volume 4
Jay Leno made his first appearance on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson on March 2, 1977. He was a hit with Johnny and The Tonight Show audience from the beginning. Starting in 1987, Leno was a regular guest host on The Tonight Show, and in 1992 he famously took over for Johnny Carson. Leno continued to lead all late-night programming in the Nielsen ratings prior to 2009, and he had his final show on February 6, 2014. Now, we’d like to present you with three vintage shows featuring Jay Leno. 

3 FULL SHOWS - including - COMMERCIALS!

Show Descriptions -

Show 1: 04/28/77
For the first time ever we’re pleased to bring you Jay Leno’s second appearance on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson. This show also features an extra special visit from the always fabulous Lucille Ball, as well as guests Joey Heatherton and Erma Bombeck.

Show 2: 06/22/88
Travel back in time to June of 1988 - Jay has become Johnny’s regular guest host and his career is soaring. Jay cracks Johnny up about his tools of the trade. Guests also include the always glamorous Raquel Welch and garbage man of the year, Ray Anderson.

Show 3: 05/16/91
A classic from Johnny’s penultimate year hosting The Tonight Show. The never-before-released final appearance of Jay Leno with Johnny as host! Jay is joined by Jaleel White and The Oak Ridge Boys, to make his final visit one for the history books.

Approximate Running Time: 185 minutes

 

 

Featured Guests Series - Volume 5
Jerry Seinfeld’s career took off after he made a successful appearance on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson on May 6, 1981. Johnny was impressed and Jerry became a frequent guest on The Tonight Show. In 1989 the sitcom Seinfeld aired on NBC, and by its fourth season, it had become the most popular and successful sitcom on American television. All the shows featured on this DVD are before Jerry’s sitcom had aired on NBC. Now, we’d like to present you with three classic shows featuring Jerry Seinfeld. 

3 FULL SHOWS - including - COMMERCIALS!

Show Descriptions -

Show 1: 06/27/85
A true classic is now released from the Vault. Not only does this show feature an appearance by Jerry Seinfeld early in his career, but it also includes one of Johnny’s most famous sketches by The Mighty Carson Art Players. For the first time ever, we bring you “Mr. Rambo’s Neighborhood.”

Show 2: 02/21/86
As we mined the Vault for shows featuring Jerry Seinfeld, we came across this historic show from 1986. Jerry Seinfeld is joined by drag racer Shirley Muldowney, and that’s not all, watch as the future “Queen of all Media” meets the “King of Late Night” during the first appearance of Oprah Winfrey on The Tonight Show.

Show 3: 06/09/88
A star studded evening closes this DVD as Johnny’s guests include Jerry Seinfeld, Arnold Schwarzenegger and an 18 year old Andre Agassi.

Approximate Running Time: 157 minutes

 


Featured Guests Series - Volume 6
Burt Reynolds is thought to have appeared 61 times on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson. Johnny and Burt’s moments on stage together are historic. Take for instance the time Burt sprayed whip cream down Johnny’s pants. Who else could do that? When we reviewed the three shows that are featured on this DVD, it was hard to believe that they had not been released before now. They are truly Tonight Show gold. And now we are pleased to present you with three gold standard shows featuring Burt Reynolds. 

3 FULL SHOWS - including - COMMERCIALS!

Show Descriptions -

Show 1: 08/02/78
If you’ve ever seen the show from September 26, 1974 that’s featured on the Tonight DVD collection that was released in 2010, then you know the type of hijinks that Johnny and Burt can get into. This show is along the same line, and their visit together is just as hilarious.

Show 2: 10/12/84
This night is Tonight Show magic! A classic Monologue followed by Art Fern and another Tea Time Movie and then Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise and Dr. Joyce Brothers keep the laughs coming. This is Johnny at his finest with some of his greatest guests.

Show 3: 03/12/92
And for the final show on Volume 6, we bring you Burt Reynolds’ last appearance on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson. And let’s just say Burt knows how to go out in style.

Approximate Running Time: 180 minutes


 

Featured Guests Series - Volume 7
Steve Martin was more than "just a wild and crazy guy" he was also a favorite guest of Johnny Carson. Steve made frequent appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson starting in 1972 and continuing until the show ended in 1992. From his early days of off-kilter stand-up routines that mixed absurdist comedy with spurts of "happy feet", banjo playing and balloon animals to his days of starring in movies like The Jerk, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, and Father of the Bride, Steve never failed to entertain and amuse. Now we're delighted to present you with three vintage shows featuring Steve Martin.

3 FULL SHOWS - including - COMMERCIALS!

Show Descriptions -

Show 1:07/21/1976
This classic show features a hilarious stand-up routine from Steve Martin on the verge of his rock star status of the late 1970's. Also featured are guests Jimmy Stewart, Karen Black, Inventor Mel Fuller and The Mighty Carson Art Players.

Show 2:05/21/1982
Johnny isn't sure who to give top billing to on this evening in 1982 when he's joined by guests Steve Martin and Sylvester Stallone. Stallone had just finished Rocky III and it's opening night for Steve's movie Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid.

Show 3:12/19/91


It's the final Christmas season on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and the holiday cheer is in the air. Relive this bombastic revue when Johnny is joined by Steve Martin, Cathy Ladman and Leon Redbone. 



Approximate Running Time: 183 minutes

 

 

Featured Guests Series - Volume 8
In 1980 Rodney Dangerfield was at the height of his popularity and at the top of his form. The movie Caddyshack was released on July 25, 1980, two days after the first show featured on this DVD. His comedy album No Respect won a Grammy Award that same year. His appearance in Caddyshack led to starring roles in Easy Money and Back To School. Rodney, who based his entire comedy routine on getting no respect, is ironically one of the most respected comics of all time. Now we're pleased to bring you two full shows and an extended bonus clip featuring Rodney Dangerfield during the peak of his career.

2 FULL SHOWS - including - COMMERCIALS - Plus Extended Bonus Clip!

Show Descriptions -

Show 1:07/23/80
Join Johnny for a very memorable evening. First there's some serious chemistry going on with guest Dyan Cannon, followed by some outrageous animal hijinks with animal expert Jim Fowler. Not to be outdone Rodney Dangerfield steps up with a hilarious stand-up routine that keeps on going even after he's joined Johnny at the desk. And closing the show is an in-depth interview with Arnaud de Borchgrave.

Show 2: 08/12/83
An entertaining evening featuring Rodney Dangerfield, former President Reagan's son Mike Reagan and a stirring rendition of The House I Live In, That's America To Me by Donna Theodore to close out the show. 



Extended Bonus Clip: 08/01/79
This special extended bonus clip includes over 50 minutes from this never-before-released evening in 1979 and Rodney deserves some respect! His hilarious routine and interview get the crowd and Johnny out of their seats.



Approximate Running Time: 178 minutes

 

 

Featured Guests Series - Volume 9
George Carlin was placed second on Comedy Central's 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all time list. Beginning in 1967, George appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 105 times and always performed a stand-up routine. Carlin was also one of Johnny's most frequent substitutes during the show’s three-decade reign. In his early career Carlin's material and appearance were very mainstream, however that would change in the 1970's and George would become a representative for the burgeoning counterculture. Carlin unexpectedly stopped performing regularly in 1976 when his career appeared to be at it's height, he rarely performed stand-up during this period, but in the early 1980's he staged a comeback. Now we are pleased to bring you three quintessential shows featuring George Carlin.

3 FULL SHOWS - including - COMMERCIALS!

Show Descriptions -

Show 1:10/30/80
Take a trip back to the day before Halloween in October 1980. George Carlin is beginning a return to his comedy career that has been on hiatus for four years. Also appearing is guest Joe Garagiola who famously guest-hosted The Tonight Show the only night that John Lennon and Paul McCartney appeared as members of The Beatles in May 1968.

Show 2: 05/20/81
In May of 1981, George Carlin returned to stage, releasing A Place for My Stuff and re-establishing himself as one of the best comedians ever. On this evening George is not alone. As Johnny famously announces he is joined tonight by "Two of the best comedians in the entire business" George Carlin and Richard Pryor.

Show 3: 05/13/92
Another classic from Johnny’s penultimate week hosting The Tonight Show. Join Johnny, Liv Ullman, Gloria Estefan and George Carlin as he makes his 105th and final appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson



Approximate Running Time: 156 minutes

 

 

Featured Guests Series - Volume 10
Today Eddie Murphy is an American icon who has been making us laugh for 35 years. He's ranked #10 on Comedy Central's 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all time list. But in 1982 his rocket to superstardom was just beginning to take off. After watching the shows included on this volume it's apparent that trip was unstoppable. In 1982 Eddie released his first album, and made his big screen debut in the film 48 Hrs. He also appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson for the first, second and third time. Now we'd like to bring you all three of those shows in their entirety.


3 FULL SHOWS - including - COMMERCIALS!

Show Descriptions -

Show 1:01/01/82
Approximately 1 min and 30 seconds of this show appears on The Ultimate Collection DVD and now for the first time ever, we’re pleased to bring you Eddie Murphy's first appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in it's entirety. This show also features guest McLean Stevenson.

Show 2:02/10/82
Eddie Murphy's stand-up routine on this show is so risky! And it's taking risks like Eddie took this night that made him the star he is today. Watch Eddie's second ever appearance on The Tonight Show along with guests Wayne Rogers and Albert Hague.

Show 3:07/30/82
After his first two appearances on The Tonight Show, his work on SNL, his comedy album and movie, Eddie's career was quite literally blowing up. Join Eddie on his third and final visit of this amazing year in his career. Also appearing are guests Randall "Tex" Cobb, Angela Bofill and The Mighty Carson Art Players.

Approximate Running Time: 156 minutes

 

Featured Guests Series - Volume 11
Some of The Tonight Show's most unforgettable moments occurred when Joan Embery of the San Diego Zoo introduced audiences and Johnny to the always unpredictable world of wild and exotic animals. Joan was one of Johnny's favorite guests to have on The Tonight Show and his animal encounters were always the stuff of legend. Few people in the world are as dedicated to the preservation of wildlife and the environment as Joan. Now, in her honor, we'd like to present you with these classic shows featuring Joan Embery.

2 FULL SHOWS - including - COMMERCIALS - Plus Extended Bonus Clip!

Show Descriptions - 



Show 1:09/13/74
Another true classic is now released from the Vault. Approximately 13 seconds of this show has been featured on The Ultimate Collection DVD for years and it's one of the most classic moments ever! Now for the first time we're pleased to bring you this show in it's entirety. Featuring Joan Embery, Peter Falk, Lawrence Welk, David Brenner and Ashly Montagu.

Extended Bonus Clip:07/25/79
Approximately 1 minute of this time-honored show from 1979 has been released on The Ultimate Collection DVD. Now this special extended bonus clip includes over 55 more minutes from this classic evening. Featuring Joan Embery and Albert Brooks.

Show 3: 08/15/91
This show is for the Birds! Watch it and see why, as Joan Embery makes her final appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson along with Dennis Hopper and Rich Hall.

Approximate Running Time: 186 minutes

 

 

Featured Guests Series - Volume 12
Jim Fowler was seen regularly on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, making forty appearances in total as he brought various wildlife animals on the show. Fowler is a professional zoologist and was host of the Emmy Award-winning television show Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom. Jim's many appearances on the show were filled with animals crawling across Johnny's desk, shoulders and even atop his head. Now we're pleased to bring you three shows full of the hilarity that ensues when Jim Fowler brings his Wild Kingdom to The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

3 FULL SHOWS - including - COMMERCIALS!

Show Descriptions -

Show 1:10/28/76
Another true classic is now released in it's entirety. Approximately 1 minute and 30 seconds of the hilarious Steve Martin interview as well as approximately 2 minutes and 20 seconds of the Jim Fowler appearance have circulated on DVD for years. But now you can watch the whole show unfold. With guests Jim Fowler, Steve Martin, Bob Hope and David Horowitz.

Show 2: 04/08/82
This night we have the famous visitor from the east, Carnac the Magnificent. Jim Fowler brings out a lovable lynx, Eva the Baboon, and a not so lovable lizard. And a young Tom Hanks and performer Greg Burge make a visit.

Show 3:06/23/83
And for the final show on Volume 12, we bring you this classic show from 1983. Featuring Jim Fowler, Lauren Bacall, Pete Fountain and The Mighty Carson Art Players.

Approximate Running Time: 181 minutes

 

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