The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Michael Caine/Sean Connery/David Brenner/Burt Mustin (1962–1992) Online
During the monologue, Johnny switches places with Tommy after his deadpan reactions get more laughs than Johnny's jokes; Tommy mouths the guest introductions as Johnny says them, and then imitates Johnny's golf swing, going into a pratfall. Instead of the usual comedy segment, Johnny introduces the previously unannounced Gallagher, who does his pitch for the "Tonight Show Home Game". Michael Caine talks about English talk shows, noting that for many years British television only aired between 4 and 11 pm; whereas British entertainment shows are aired without commercials, news broadcasts often include commercial messages from the news readers themselves, which Caine finds disconcerting. He then recalls his jobs before acting. He also encourages Johnny to take the acting gig Swifty Lazar had offered some nights before, and comments on the excellence of California wines. Sean Connery is making his first Tonight Show appearance. After showing clips from "The Man Who Would Be King", he ...
|Episode credited cast:|
|Johnny Carson||-||Himself - Host|
|Ed McMahon||-||Himself - Announcer|
|Tommy Newsom||-||Himself - Substitute Bandleader|
|Rest of cast listed alphabetically:|
|Gallagher||-||Himself - Guest Comic|
This was Gallagher's first television appearance. In introducing him, Carson admitted he had no idea who he was, only that he had walked into the office and knocked his staff out with his act.