Carson's "Tonight Show" to air on Antenna TV

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  1. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    I saw him tell a joke once, I think it was on Carson (which seems hard to believe with censors and all), still funny today. It went something like this:

    Spoilered for language, and remember, you gotta picture Buddy Hackett saying this in his inimitable manner...


    A man walks into a diner with his two young sons. A waitress shows them to a booth and takes their order. She turns to the older boy first and asks him, “What can I get you honey?” He replies, “I’ll have a goddamn cheeseburger!”

    Without saying a word and without any hesitation, the father reaches across the table and smacks the kid, knocking him right out of the booth. So the kid is on the ground crying, and the waitress is all flustered. She tries to act as if nothing happened, and turns to the younger boy and asks, “What can I get you sweetie?”

    The younger boy replies, “I don’t know, but you can bet your sweet ass I ain’t gonna get no goddamn cheeseburger!”
     
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    What in the world was going on with Johnny's hair the other night?

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    Did anybody in other areas get the actual recordings this weekend? Both Sat & Sun were some other shows.. For one of them I even did a view upcoming for that same day's repeat and it wasn't the TS either.
     
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    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    Both were Carson.

    Sat 4/30 was April 30, 1976
    Sun 5/1 was Jan 10, 1980
     
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    So how many Carsons do you have left to watch? I'm down to 27. Also, I'm not sure how long it has been doing so but The Dick Cavett Show is airing on the Decades channel. Unlike Carson I never saw Cavett's shows in real time. I just watched his interview with The Rolling Stones and Bobby Fischer and enjoyed it. The upcoming list of guests is fairly impressive.
     
  7. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    Ha! At one time I had a couple dozen, now I'm down to a handful. I generally just skim them, only stopping to watch if it's someone I really want to see. Much of the time, I just want to see what that guest looked like back then. To which my reaction is :eek:

    I usually watch the old time comedians--Rickles, Buddy Hackett, Richard Pryor, J Winters, yada. Gold!
     
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    In the beginning I was watching them all, but now this is pretty much exactly what I do at this point.
     
  9. osu1991

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    I have 167 on the dvr but haven't recorded any in a while. Seems the ones that might have someone I'm interested in watching are already on the dvr. Like many I just don't have time to watch regularly. I have several of Merv Griffins shows from GetTV also recorded. They're harder to keep track of now that the rovi data doesn't include any episode specific info for Merv's shows. Saw one of Mervs shows with Richard Pryor and Jerry Lewis that was hilarious.
     
  10. mrizzo80

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    Did they ever start airing episodes with musical acts?
     
  11. osu1991

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    Only music act I've caught was one with Olivia Newton John from before Grease
     
  12. rahnbo

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    Very few. I know Sinatra performed and I recall a few others but I think they were classical performances.
     
  13. Cainebj

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    They also seem to be running some repeats of episodes they already aired. There was a Lucille Ball episode this past weekend they showed once before.
     
  14. rahnbo

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    I seems like after the beginning of this year/2017 most of them were repeats so I got rid of the OP. I occasionally manually record one that doesn't look familiar but I quickly realize I have already seen it.
     
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    No doubt a licensing issue. Too expensive to pay for the rebroadcast music rights.

    On the subject, I'm reminded of when WKRP in Cincinnati came out on DVD. All the music was replaced with either a cover version of the original song, or even a totally different less-expensive-to-license song. That did not go over well with fans of the show.
     
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  16. lambertman

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    The original press release touted "365 episodes" and I never saw a new press release, so I had assumed they're just going through the same cycle again.
     
  17. rahnbo

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    That is how I remembered it too. I thought they would stop airing them after the year was up but I guess what they meant is that they picked 365 eps to air for an unknown amount of time. That is OK though I'm glad we got the ones we did.
     
  18. midas

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    It started to look like all repeats to me well before they got to 365 episodes. I too nuked the 1P.
     
  19. mrizzo80

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    I can ping my local media critic about the potential for fresh episodes. I'm pretty sure he has a connection to Sean Compton (the person that spearheaded the Carson project at Tribune).
     
  20. DevdogAZ

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    I think I just have my SP set for KAM=5, and I rarely actually watch any of them, so they're always turning over.
     

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