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Synopsis:

The Original King of Late Night is back and better than ever with a new-to-retail DVD series, THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON: JOHNNY AND FRIENDS. Featuring the very best episodes from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, the series will include some of the best-loved guests from The Tonight Show. Each DVD features full episodes – including original commercials – that showcase an amazing talent and true American icon who, across 30 years and 4,000 shows, paved the way for a late night TV revolution in memorable fashion.

The inaugural release, THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON: JOHNNY AND FRIENDS FEATURING JERRY SEINFELD, contains three complete episodes starring the inimitable comedian before his eponymous sitcom re-wrote TV history. After his first appearance (May 6, 1981), Carson was impressed and Seinfeld became a frequent guest on The Tonight Show. In 1989, Seinfeld debuted on NBC, and by its fourth season, it had become the most popular and successful sitcom on American television. However, this JOHNNY AND FRIENDS release features pre-Seinfeld episodes, allowing home audiences to watch the evolution of the iconic comedian.

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON: JOHNNY AND FRIENDS FEATURING JERRY SEINFELD

What We Thought:

I was never a big fan of the show Seinfeld, but I did like some episodes. As a stand up comedy fan, I didn’t mind Jerry Seinfeld’s routines. After watching THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON: JOHNNY AND FRIENDS FEATURING JERRY SEINFELD, I can see why/how Jerry parlayed his stand up into a hit TV series.

This set features 3 episodes with Seinfeld being the stand up act. The first episode features Jerry, but also the now legendary The Mighty Carson Art Players: “Mr. Rambo’s Neighborhood” bit.

Episode 2 features Jerry with a very young Oprah Winfrey as a guest as well. It’s her first appearance on The Tonight Show.

Episode 3 features Jerry along with 2 cool guests. First is Arnold Schwarzenegger which is always awesome in my book. Then there’s a very young Andre Agassi. The tennis star looks quite different than he does nowadays.

I also liked that this has commercials. Sure today we DVR things to skip over commercials, but this was cool having them. It adds to the 1980s feel/look of the DVD.

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON: JOHNNY AND FRIENDS FEATURING JERRY SEINFELD is a must own for Carson collectors and Seinfeld fans. If this is the first in the Johnny and Friends series then I’m highly looking forward to more collections coming my way.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

CAST & CREW:

  • Johnny Carson
  • Jerry Seinfeld
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Andre Agassi
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger

Recommended If You Like:

  • Johnny Carson
  • Jerry Seinfeld

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