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The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962)

Date added to database: 6/20/2002
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Releases for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (Top)

Individual Episode Releases

4 Decades of The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson buy
Johnny Carson Celebrates Christmas buy

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The King of Late Night buy
The Vault Series: Volume 1 buy
The Vault Series: Volume 2 buy
The Vault Series: Volume 3 buy
The Vault Series: Volume 6 info

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Heeere's Johnny Holiday Edition, The Definitive DVD Collection buy
Heeere's Johnny: The Definitive DVD Collection buy
Return to Studio One: 3/6/69 buy
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The Incredible Mel Brooks buy
Ultimate Carson Collection buy

Reviews for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (Top)
Ultimate Carson Collection - Late Night Legend (9/19/2002)
Video:   8/10
Audio:   8/10
Extras:   5/10

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Summary of "Ultimate Carson Collection - Late Night Legend":
This collection of DVDs is nothing less than a fitting tribute to a television icon. A memorable look at a memorable show, featuring a memorable man: the king of late night television.

There is almost certainly much more material available in Carson's salt-mine vaults than can possibly be presented here. After all, 30 years of comedy 3 to 5 nights a week creates an awful lot of humor and wit. In fact, that's not all there is, because there is a new release available on DVD: "The Tonight Show: Return to Studio One, 3/6/69", a lost episode rediscovered rather recently in the hands of the Armed Forces Television Network, and now available through Amazon. Also there are DVDs available exclusively through the Carson Club: "Tonight Show Memories", "Johnny's Animal Hijinks", "Tonight Show Comedians Vol. 1", "Tonight Show Comedians Vol. 2", and the six program discs in the "Carson Club" series itself.

I don't mean to serve as a "plug" for Carson's complete catalog of DVDs here. I am trying to convey my utter enthusiasm for The Ultimate Carson Collection, and that it makes me want more of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. If the folks at the Carson Club fail to send me review copies of the other discs, then I know what I'm asking for this holiday season!

In the meantime, I'll be overjoyed to watch this compilation again and again. It has a high repeat-viewing factor, making it well worth the asking price. No matter your age, you'll enjoy watching Johnny Carson on The Ultimate Carson Collection DVDs, which I cannot recommend more highly. If you didn't watch his show when it first aired, then you wanted to stay up past your bedtime so you could watch his show. OR you were conceived while your parents had the show on in the background. In any case, we all owe lots to Johnny. And he'll reward us on this assemblage of DVDs, by giving us a belly full of laughs. Join Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, and Doc Severinsen for the best late-night show there ever was. Or possibly will be.

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The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson News (Top)
10/23/2014 Dates Now for 'Vault Series: V1-6,' 'V7-12,' 'V1-12'
Early this month we reported that The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson - The Vault Series: Volumes 1-12 is coming to DVD as a gift set this month, available exclusively from's online... (read entire news item)

10/06/2014 DVDs for 'Vault Series: V1-6,' 'V7-12,' 'V1-12'
Through this past May,'s online store has been selling the first 6 "volumes" (single-disc titles) of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson - The Vault Series on DVD. Now the site is... (read entire news item)

5/15/2014 DVD Now Available for 'The Vault Series: Volume 6'
FALL of 1973! A Never-Before-Released series of full shows from The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson. The Vault Volume 6 contains 2 classic shows from the fall of 1973, including the 11th Anniversary... (read entire news item)

3/03/2014 'The Vault Series: Volume 4' and 'Volume 5' on DVD
VOLUME 4: A TRIP BACK TO MARCH 1976! A Never-Before-Released series of full shows from The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson. For this first release of 2014, Carson Entertainment Group brings you two... (read entire news item)

12/02/2013 'The Vault Series: Volume 3' DVDs are NOW AVAILABLE
Two months ago we told you the details of the second volume, and passed along the heads-up that The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson - The Vault Series: Volume 3 was in-the-works. Now (read entire news item)

10/07/2013 Date, Contents, Packaging for 'The Vault Series: Volume 2'
Back in late June we reported that the Carson Entertainment Group had just released "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson - The Vault Series: Volume 1" on DVD, and that there was more to come. Since... (read entire news item)

6/28/2013 'The Vault Series: Volume 1' Now Available, with More to Come!
Late last month we passed along word that The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was about to release the first of a new series of DVDs, with the first one out this month titled as "The Vault Series:... (read entire news item)

5/29/2013 'The Vault Series: Volume 1' DVD is Coming Next Month
INTRODUCING THE VAULT SERIES! A Never-Before-Released series of complete shows from The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson. Now for the first time ever, we have opened up the vault to share with you... (read entire news item)

11/30/2010 Frooooom Amazon/CreateSpace, It's 'The Tonight Show' on DVD!
Since 2001, and as recently as just a month ago, DVD releases of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson have steadily been made available in a number of ways, including direct-sales, "club" offers, and... (read entire news item)

10/13/2010 Press Release Details '4 Decades of Tonight' 15-DVD Set

8/10/2010 All New-to-DVD Material, Plus Lost Footage, in a 15-Disc Set!
TONIGHT is an all-new release from Carson Entertainment Group and Respond2 Entertainment. This deluxe collection features over 30 hours of timeless entertainment from 4 decades of The Tonight Show starring... (read entire news item)

7/10/2009 13-disc Definitive DVD Collection Holiday Edition Announced
Two years ago (2007) saw a giant, economy-sized DVD release of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson - Heeere's Johnny: The Definitive DVD Collection, a 12-disc package compiling a number of separate... (read entire news item)

7/25/2008 New DVD Release Celebrates Christmas with Johnny Carson!
Earlier today we reported that Respond2 Entertainment is planning a November 11th DVD release for Donny & Marie, Sonny & Cher and Bob Hope Christmas specials all bundled together in A Classic TV Christmas... (read entire news item)

8/14/2007 Heeere's Johnny!: 12-DVD Definitive Collection this November
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson has had several DVD releases, but none to top this Fall's Heeere's Johnny 12-disc collection! This set from Respond2 Entertainment brings together four previously-available... (read entire news item)

4/02/2007 Here's Johnny! 2 New DVD Releases From R2 Entertainment
The folks at R2 Entertainment will be shouting "Heeeeeeeere's Johnny!" on June 5th, when they release two new DVD sets featuring the legendary late-night entertainer and his guests. The King of Late... (read entire news item)

1/27/2005 Fans remembering Johnny are looking for the DVDs; supplier says more are shipping
This past Sunday saw the somewhat unexpected passing of Johnny Carson, the legendary television icon who hosted The Tonight Show for thirty years. Every channel, not just NBC, carried word of his death... (read entire news item)

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