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THIS JULY, TIME LIFE RELEASES NINE NEW-TO-RETAIL
EPISODES OF “THE TONIGHT SHOW” FEATURING THREE OF CONTEMPORARY COMEDY’S MOST ICONIC PERSONALITIES

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON:
JOHNNY AND FRIENDS
FEATURING STEVE MARTIN, ROBIN WILLIAMS & EDDIE MURPHY

Street Date: July 4, 2017

This Collectible 3-Disc Set Features Over Eight Hours of Vintage Carson from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s – Some of the Most Cherished Moments from the 30 Year Run of “The Tonight Show” – Including Commercials!

PROGRAM SYNOPSIS
 
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON: JOHNNY AND FRIENDS FEATURING STEVE MARTIN, ROBIN WILLIAMS & EDDIE MURPHY contains nine new-to retail shows from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s featuring three of the most loved guests from “The Tonight Show” — Steve Martin, Robin Williams and Eddie Murphy.  Each DVD contains complete, unedited shows — including vintage commercials — highlighting some of the most cherished moments from 30 years of “The Tonight Show.”
DISC 1-STEVE MARTIN
 
Arguably the best thing that ever happened to young Steve Martin was being temporarily banished as a Tonight Show guest in 1972. Martin was an Emmy-winning writer (The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour) but hadn’t worked up quite enough material for himself. Invited back later as a guest host, a more polished Martin clicked.
Original Air Dates:
  • July 21, 1976: Steve Martin, Jimmy Stewart, Karen Black, and more
  • May 21, 1982: Steve Martin, Sylvester Stallone
  • December 19, 1991: Steve Martin, Cathy Ladman, Leon Redbone
DISC 2-ROBIN WILLIAMS
 
Robin Williams took pleasure in stumping the host with his utter unpredictability and free-association
riffs. Williams’ bits ranged across the social spectrum, bouncing off the latest fads and fashions along with ego-deflating commentary about the day’s newsmakers. Johnny could not have been having a better time or been more in awe at the comedic juggernaut.
Original Air Dates:
  • April 3, 1984: Robin Williams, Phyllis Newman
  • January 10, 1991: Robin Williams, Steve Lawrence
  • September 19, 1991: Robin Williams, Jonathan Winters, Park Overall
DISC 3-EDDIE MURPHY
Three appearances over a span of seven months in 1982 illustrate Eddie Murphy’s vault to superstardom. His debut occurred less than halfway into his first full Saturday Night Live season; by his third appearance, he had become a breakout star, released his Grammy-nominated debut album, and was shooting his first movie.
Original Air Dates: 
  • January 1, 1982: Eddie Murphy, McLean Stevenson
  • February 10, 1982: Eddie Murphy, Wayne Rogers, Albert Hague
  • July 30, 1982: Eddie Murphy, Randall “Tex” Cobb, Angela Bofill
PROGRAM INFORMATION
 
Format: DVD/3 Discs
Running Time: 499 minutes
Genre:  TV DVD/Comedy
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audio: Stereo

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