|Frederick de Cordova||Director|
This four-tape set offers a wealth of highlights from Johnny Carson's 30-year-reign as Tonight Show host. Volume One consists of clips from the 1960s (of which there are precious few); among these is, inevitably, Ed Ames' errant tomahawk. Volume 2 is devoted to the 1970s, allowing us to revel in Carson's ever-evolving tastes in clothing and hairstyles. Volume Three spotlights the 1980s, with generous time allotted to Joan Embery of the San Diego Zoo and her various troublesome critters. The final tape in the collection consists of Carson's final Tonight Show telecast of May 22, 1992. Apart from a selfish wish for more of everything (it's too bad that the Tiny Tim-Miss Vicki wedding seems to be lost forever), it's difficult to see how this collection could be improved upon.
|Source:||Walt Disney Video|