Carnac the Magnificent pokes fun at the Ford administration. Lily Tomlin shares characters from her newly-released "Modern Scream" album. David Janssen is suave as usual. Natalie Cole's "Tonight Show" debut is well-received. Author Irwin Shaw discusses his novel "Night Work."
Did You Know?
One of the answers during the Carnac routine is "Saturday Night Live," and the question is, "Name something dead." This may be confusing to younger viewers, who won't know that the reference is not to NBC's iconic late-night program, which was then known as "NBC's Saturday Night," but to a short-lived prime-time variety show on ABC hosted by Howard Cosell. Indeed, it left the air about six weeks after this broadcast, and shortly after NBC was given permission to add "Live" to its show's title. See more
Why do you have to get up at 4:30?
Uh, well, they won't pay me if I don't go to work.
Ah ha! Now the logic of it hits me.
But you know, in the winter time, unfortunately, the days get shorter. And when you shoot a show that's basically a location shoot, then you have fewer hours to work during the day. So that's why.
Written by Paul Anka
and Johnny Carson
Performed by The Tonight Show Band See more