With the recent shift in late night, it’s always fun to look back at one of the pioneers of the genre. Before there was Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, James Cordon, Jay Leno and David Letterman there was the man who started it all… Johnny Carson. He was the one who really made late night must see TV viewing.
Watching older episodes of The Tonight Show has always been difficult but now, thanks to the awesome folks at Time Life, that’s no longer a problem. There are three different sets you can get titled, The Vault Series!
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The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: The Vault Series is a perfect gift for the holiday season! Thanks to the fine folks at Time Life we have three copies of the 6-DVD set to giveaway!
THE ORIGINAL KING OF LATE NIGHT IS BACK
WITH BRAND-NEW DVD COLLECTIONS
FRESH FROM THE VAULTS
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON:
THE VAULT SERIES
Not Seen Since Their Original Broadcast, THE VAULT SERIES
(In Stores October 4) Features Some of the Most Requested Shows
of All Time and Offers the Best of Johnny, Ed and Doc, Guests Like
Bob Hope, Dean Martin, Richard Pryor, Paul McCartney, Muhammad Ali and Bing Crosby, Unforgettable Animal Acts, Magicians and More in Multiple Configurations Including 3, 6 and 12-Disc Sets
Johnny Carson defined late-night television. For over 30 years, America watched together, laughed together, and sang together on the couch with the Original King of Late Night. Now, this fall, home audiences will be able to enjoy the very best of late night, any night, with THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON: THE VAULT SERIES. The singular collections, new to retail and available in multiple configurations, feature Johnny and the inimitable Tonight Show crew in full episodes fresh from Carson’s vaults – including commercials!
Available on October 4, THE VAULT SERIES gives viewers the opportunity to relive the incomparable magic of a night with Johnny, Ed and Doc. These collections feature some of the best and most requested episodes from over 30 years and 4,000 shows — including material not seen by the public since the original broadcasts! Among the many highlights are the 10th and 11th anniversary shows and Johnny’s birthday episodes, a week of shows from March 1976, visits from Carnac the Magnificent and the Mighty Carson Art Players, and Johnny singing Rhinestone Cowboy astride a donkey. Carson is also at his best bantering with famous friends including Bob Hope, Dean Martin, Richard Pryor, Muhammad Ali, Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, Sean Connery, John Denver, Peter Fonda, Charlton Heston, Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Paul McCartney, Burt Reynolds, Don Rickles, Orson Welles, and many others. Hours of highly-entertaining bonus features are also included on the multi-disc sets, and feature bonus monologues, in-depth interviews, and additional clips with Lucille Ball, James Brown, Rodney Dangerfield, David Letterman, Joan Embery and her wild animals, the beloved Aunt Blabby, and a Hollywood stuntwoman demonstration.
THE VAULT SERIES retail DVD configurations includes a single disc release (2 shows; $14.95srp), a 3-disc collector’s set (6 shows + nearly an hour of bonus features; $39.95srp), a 6-disc collector’s set (12 shows + two hours of exclusive extras; $59.95srp) and a 12-disc deluxe edition collector’s set (24 shows + over 4 hours of exclusive extras; $99.95srp). Additionally, prior to the general release of THE VAULT SERIES, on September 13, Costco will debut an exclusive 6-disc set featuring 12 complete shows and over 2 hours of bonus features.
For over 30 incredible years, Carson paved the way for a late night TV revolution that will never be equaled. And THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON: THE VAULT SERIES will give Carson fans, TV historians and late night aficionados alike the chance to once again watch an amazing talent and true American icon at the height of his powers.
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