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The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

Choose an answer from the three choices and True or False offered after each question and then "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

Johnny Carson1. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was a late-night talk show hosted by Johnny Carson under the Tonight Show franchise from 1962 to 1992. What was the date of the first show?

  • September 1, 1962
  • October 1, 1962
  • December 1, 1962

2. Before hosting The Tonight Show, what was the game show Johnny Carson hosted?

  • Who Do You Trust
  • I Can't Believe It?
  • What Time Is It?

3. Behind the scenes, who joined The Tonight Show in 1970 as producer, graduating to executive producer in 1984.

  • Fred de Cordova
  • Ted Carson
  • Bill McMann

4. Carson played a psychic who clairvoyantly divined the answer to a question contained in a sealed envelope. Carnac the Magnificent was the clairvoyant's name?

  • True or False?

5. Who was the fast-talking host of a "Tea Time Movie" program, who advertised inane products, assisted by the attractive Matinee Lady

  • Art Fern
  • Manny Leaves
  • Felix Tree

6. The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson began as a 90 minute show.

  • True or False?

7. The show was originally located in New York City. What year did it move to Los Angles?

  • 1970
  • 1972
  • 1974

8. Who was the guest host the most time?

  • Frank Fontain
  • Joey Bishop
  • Joan Rivers

9. Carson and ______ _______ are both credited with co-writing "Johnny's Theme", the well-known title music for his show. Fill in the blank?

  • Barry Manilow
  • Paul Anka
  • Skitch Henderson

10. Who was NOT one of the last guests on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson?

  • Robin Williams
  • Bette Midler
  • Jack Paar

Check Your Answers

  • 1. October 1, 1962
  • 2. Who Do You Trust?
  • 3. Fred de Cordova
  • 4. True
  • 5. Art Fern
  • 6. False. It started as a 105 minute show starting at 11:15 PM.
  • 7. 1974
  • 8. Joey Bishop
  • 9. Paul Anka
  • 10. Jack Paar

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