Coming to DVD is a new series from Time Life as it all starts from the couch of this legendary late night talk show host Johnny Carson with “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Johnny and Friends, Featuring Jerry Seinfeld.”
What makes this selection so amazing is that not only are there three full shows but Time Life has added their original commercials. I love being able to share with my family the commercials from “back in the day.”
The first show is from June of 1985 as Jerry Seinfeld makes an appearance with the King of Late Night. Not only that but it includes “Mr. Rambo’s Neighborhood,” that is a sketch by The Mighty Carson Art Players. I actually remember this show and laughed just as hard seeing it once again!
Show 2 is the February 1986 show as Seinfeld joins Carson once again but there is more royalty to come. The “Queen of all Media” Oprah Winfrey joins the list of celebrities who spend time chatting with Johnny.
The final show of the DVD is from June of 1988 when Johnny welcomes Jerry Seinfeld once again along with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Andre Agassi. Having Agassi on the show had to be a highlight for Carson who was also an avid tennis player.
Want more? Well, then you’ll be please to know that Time Life will be expanding its series to bring the best episodes from “The Tonight Show” years of the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s.
“The Tonight Show” has brought audiences 30 years and 4,000 shows worth of entertainment, which will be coming into our homes once again. Seinfeld was a reoccurring guest on “The Tonight Show” from 1981 on and “Johnny and Friends” showcases the early comedy of Seinfeld.
Time Life has brought this never before released anywhere classic collection of the series to fans. For more of what Time Life has to offer fans of classic television visit www.timelife.com.
This is the beginning of an amazing journey into serious laughter as Johnny Carson became the reason many of us stayed up just a little later than we should have. From laughter, skits, animals, celebrities and some of the most interesting people ever, Carson made the night fun.
Carson brought some of the most iconic characters with Art Fern, Floyd R. Turbo, Aunt Blabby, El Mouldo and my personal favorite Carnac the Magnificent. The playful banter between Carson and Ed McMahon could have only happened by what was contained in the “hermetically sealed mayonnaise jar buried under Funk & Wagnall’s porch since noon today.”
There is so much more to come from “The Tonight Show” Starring Johnny Carson and Time Life. Beginning with Jerry Seinfeld is a fantastic way to start the late night home library of your very own.
In the end — heeeeeeeeere’s Johnny!