JOHNNY CARSON'S HALF CENTURY OF NBC COMEDY (RADIO)

Summary

Hosted by Johnny Carson, this two-hour retrospective reviews 50 years of classic NBC radio and television comedy performances. In this Thanksgiving Day special, Carson presents comedy excerpts from a variety of comedy genres and explains how each is special. Included are satirical sketches from ÒSaturday Night LiveÓ; the irreverent comedy of Bob and Ray; and the topical comedy of humorist Will Rogers. Also included are excerpts from the radio series ÒThe Lucky Strike Program" starring Jack Benny and ÒMaxwell House Coffee Time" with George Burns, the television series ÒRowan & Martin's Laugh-In" and ÒLate Night With David Letterman,Ó and performances by Victor Borge, Fred Allen, George Burns and Gracie Allen, Lucille Ball, Abbott and Costello, Red Skelton, Ernie Kovacs, Steve Allen, W.C. Fields, Mae West, and Flip Wilson, among many others. Includes commercials for WhitmanÕs candy and Kraft products.

Details

  • NETWORK: NBC
  • DATE: November 25, 1982 Thursday 8:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:20:00
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  • CATALOG ID: R85:0286
  • GENRE: Radio - Specials
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Comedy
  • SERIES RUN: NBC - Radio, 1982
  • COMMERCIALS: Radio - Commercials - Kraft foods^Radio - Commercials - Whitman chocolate

CREDITS

    • Guy Ludwig … Producer
    • Johnny Carson … Producer, Host
    • Wendy Maxwell … Director
    • Bill Wendell … Announcer
    • Bud Abbott
    • Dan Aykroyd
    • Fred Allen
    • Gracie Allen
    • Steve Allen
    • Lucille Ball
    • John Belushi
    • Jack Benny
    • Edgar Bergen
    • Mel Blanc
    • Victor Borge
    • George Burns
    • Eddie Cantor
    • Judy Carne
    • Chevy Chase
    • Jerry Colonna
    • Bill Cosby
    • Lou Costello
    • Bing Crosby
    • Kenny Delmar
    • Jimmy Durante
    • Leo Durocher
    • Bob Elliott
    • Parker Fennelly
    • George Fenneman
    • W.C. Fields
    • Stan Freberg
    • David Frost
    • Henry Gibson
    • Ray Goulding
    • Bob Hope
    • Don Imus
    • George Jessel
    • Al Jolson
    • Jim Jordan
    • Marian Jordan
    • H.V. Kaltenborn
    • Ernie Kovacs
    • David Letterman
    • Dick Martin
    • Steve Martin
    • Groucho Marx
    • Elaine May
    • Ed McMahon
    • Garrett Morris
    • Mike Nichols
    • Gary Owens
    • Minerva Pious
    • Gilda Radner
    • Jackie Robinson
    • Will Rogers
    • Dan Rowan
    • Red Skelton
    • Dick Smothers
    • Tom Smothers
    • Jack Webb
    • Mae West
    • Jesse White
    • Harlow Wilcox
    • Flip Wilson
    • Jo Anne Worley
    • Ed Wynn