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Full Episodes of Johnny Carson's Tonight Show will air on Antenna TV

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by Minstrel Murray, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. Minstrel Murray

    Minstrel Murray Well-Known Member

  2. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks for the report. We'll have to keep an eye on this to see how many episodes they air from the Carson catalog.
  3. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    Yeah I saw this mentioned on extra but I don't have the channel either. You can go to their website and see if you do have the channel. I would have loved to seen old Tonight Show episodes. I loved Johnny Carson. One of my favorites.
  4. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    Slightly off-topic, but isn't it crazy to think about all the TV that was lost from the 50s to the 70s because of wiping? 10 years of Johnny Carson, World Series games, NFL games, game show, entire years of soap operas, news coverage, not to mention assuredly some prime-time shows as well. Too bad all that stuff is gone now.
  5. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    WHAT!? You mean it happened over here and not just in other countries? I had heard about Doctor Who stuff having the same thing done to it. But I never knew that it also happened here in United States.
  6. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    It's a free OTA (over-the-air) channel in the US. Go here and type your zip code to find out.

  7. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    They didn't have the forefront to keep things. Plus, videotape was expensive back then, so they'd record over shows.
  8. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    Yeah, keeping video didn't become commonplace until the early seventies, and then the general practice by 1980, which is why shows like The Price is Right survive almost intact but the original Jeopardy is pretty much gone. It's too bad, but at least US TV practices were a little more developed at the time than in the UK, since they have almost nothing left from the sixties.
  9. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    Man that sucks. I knew about most of the UK had lots of stuff that were taped over during the 60s. I just started getting into Doctor Who and that's when I heard about lots of shows being lost just cause of that.

    P.S. I'm about to talk about something that isn't part of this thread.
    I knew about Doctor who back in the early 90's cause my PBS channel would show them. I never watched them but man I wished I had. I'm trying to at least watch the fourth Doctor just cause he's the one I remember the most from those reruns. I always used to watch PBS during the early 90's on Saturdays. But enough of that.
  10. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    I have Antenna TV, and watch it a lot, so I will be watching the show to see if there are muppet apperances or other celebrities from the old days promoting old things.
  11. MuppetDanny

    MuppetDanny Well-Known Member

    Our first Muppet episode will be shown on :

    - Wed 4/6 11:00pm-12:00am
    - Thu 4/7 2:00am-3:00am

    First Aired: Jul. 12, 1984
    Muppet Miss Piggy; comedian Howie Mandel; biologist Dr. John McCosker

    Hope some will tape this as the UK don't have this :(
  12. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    So just to be clear, both showings are of the same episode,right?
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  13. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the information, I was wondering if I would get to see a muppet appearance, I don't watch every night, so it would have been a long shot.
  14. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    FYI, the Piggy appearance is promoting MTM (the clip is also on YT somewhere).
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  15. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    That's disappointing that they air in the middle of the night and I don't have a means of taping these. I guess I'll just have to watch for video clips online. Lol.
  16. MuppetDanny

    MuppetDanny Well-Known Member

    :news:Two more episodes will be shown on :

    - Sun 5/8 10:00pm-11:30pm
    - Mon 5/9 1:30am-3:00am

    May. 4, 1977: Comic Richard Pryor; actor Chevy Chase; actress Marilyn Sokol; actor James Hampton.

    Sokol may talk about Emmet Otter?


    - Sun 5/15 10:00pm-11:30pm
    - Mon 5/16 1:30am-3:00am

    May. 24, 1974: Actress Suzanne Pleshette; puppeteer Jim Henson; actor Bobby Kosser; private detective Hal Lipset.

    This is where we see Miss Piggy Lee and Hamilton Pig, who perform "That Old Black Magic", Kermit and Grump perform "Visual Thinking", and Henson discusses his art of Muppetry. :fanatic::):excited:

    Please someone record this episode:insatiable:
    Last edited: May 3, 2016
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  17. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Skip to 27:08 to see it:
  18. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Antsam. I'll take a look when I get a chance.

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