One in this series of late-night talk/variety programs hosted by Johnny Carson. On this program the guests include actor Dudley Moore, comedian Jerry Seinfeld, and singer K. T. Oslin. In his opening monologue, Carson comments on the following topics, among others: Doc Severinson's frilly jacket, President Ronald Reagan's move from the White House to Bel Air, Jim Bakker's arraignment, Oliver North's trial, President George Bush's inauguration, Nixon's advice to Bush on dealing with the media, and Bush's new limousine. Before the celebrity guests arrive, Carson and Ed McMahon present some statistical information about Americans' knowledge of basic facts such as the location of the United States on a globe and the relationship of the earth to the sun. Next, to test the audience's knowledge, Carson presents a multiple-choice quiz. Carson's first guest, Dudley Moore, discusses the "silliness" of his name, his grandfather the faith-healer, his relationship with his mother, his childhood pets, and cricket. At Carson's request, Moore agrees to provide the audience with a sampling of his virtuosity as a pianist. The two are then joined by Jerry Seinfeld, who performs a comic monologue touching on scuba diving, nudity, the post office, and fugitives. Next, K. T. Oslin performs a song from her current album, "This Woman." When she joins Carson, they discuss her musical influences and her upcoming tour with Randy Travis. Includes commercials and promos. Commercials include Lynn Redgrave for Weight Watchers frozen dinners and the Smothers Brothers for Magnavox video cameras.


  • DATE: January 18, 1989 Wednesdasy 11:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:51:15
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:43894
  • GENRE: Talk/Interviews
  • SERIES RUN: NBC - TV series, 1962-1992
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercials - Weight Watchers frozen foods^TV - Commercials - Pontiac automobiles^TV - Commercials - Ocean Spray pink grapefruit juice cocktail^TV - Commercials - "Beaches" (feature film)^TV - Commercials - "Three Fugitives" (feature film)^TV - Commercials - American Express credit cards^TV - Commercials - Hershey's Bar None chocolate bars^TV - Commercials - AT&T communications^TV - Commercials - NutraSweet artificial sweetener^TV - Commercials - Nuprin pain reliever^TV - Commercials - Magnavox video cameras^TV - Commercials - Quaker Apple-Cinnamon Ohs cereal^TV - Promos - "Late Night"^TV - Promos - "Later"^TV - Promos - "Father Dowling Mysteries"^TV - Promos - "Diet Pepsi Talent Challenge"


    • Doc Severinsen … Conductor
    • Johnny Carson … Host
    • Ed McMahon … Announcer
    • Dudley Moore … Guest
    • Jerry Seinfeld … Performer, Guest
    • K. T. Oslin … Performer, Guest
    • Jim Bakker
    • George Bush
    • Richard Nixon
    • Oliver North
    • Ronald Reagan
    • Randy Travis