Johnny presents awards in categories that didn't qualify for Emmys. Joan Rivers talks about air travel and children; Truman Capote (short story "Mojave"); Bob Speca topples a design of over 7,000 dominoes.


Bobby Quinn


Hal Goodman (writing supervisor), Larry Klein (writing supervisor) | 7 more credits »


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Episode cast overview:
Johnny Carson ... Himself - Host / Elliot Painway
Ed McMahon ... Himself - Announcer
Doc Severinsen ... Himself - Bandleader
Joan Rivers ... Herself
Truman Capote ... Himself
Scatman Crothers ... Himself
Frank Langella ... Himself
Bob Speca Bob Speca ... Himself


Johnny talks about the previous night's Emmy Awards, and how confusing the categories were. He then presents a variety of Carson Awards in categories that weren't included. Next, a brief sketch features Johnny in a commercial offering financial advice. Bob Speca is introduced by Johnny; he is 18 years old, and enjoys creating elaborate designs with dominoes that he then sets off to topple in a chain reaction. Johnny then reveals the design of over 7,000 dominoes that Speca has set up on the stage; the design includes Johnny's name at the center, as well as two ramps which pass over later sections of the design, and also a few criss-cross sections and multiple paths. Johnny sets off the start of the reaction, which takes about three minutes to complete. Joan Rivers comes out and discusses a variety of topics with Johnny, including air travel, baby names and raising children. Truman Capote discusses his short story "Mojave" in the new issue of Esquire, his first short fiction in many ...

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Comedy | Talk-Show







Release Date:

20 May 1975 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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References Lost in Space (1965) See more »


Johnny's Theme
Written by Paul Anka and Johnny Carson
Performed by The Tonight Show Band
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