So, I’ve become a seller of stuff on eBay. I sold a camera last month, and now I’m trying a second item, Heeere’s Johnny – The Definitive DVD Collection from The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson. The listing is here if you’re inclined to take a look.
I was never a Tonight Show fan, but my husband was so he bought this box set.
I guess I never realized what an institution this show was until I watched this collection. So many great comedians got there start with Johnny. You’ll see Jerry Seinfeld, Rosanne Barr, Ellen DeGeneres, and others. There were also plenty of oddball guests like the woman with the collection of potato chips that look like things, and the champion hog caller lady. The animal segments with Joan Embry and Jim Fowler were always fun (and often messy).
Here’s a clip featuring George Gobel, Dean Martin, and Bob Hope. These were the ‘good old days’ of entertainment that I am just too young to have experienced.
The collection also features a documentary of Johnny going back to his home town in Nebraska. You’ll appreciate Johnny even more after seeing where he grew up and learning a little about his childhood.
Check out the listing here if you’re interested!