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Frank Sinatra/David Janssen/Olivia Newton-John/Ray Johnson 

Frank Sinatra performs and is interviewed; David Janssen (Two-Minute Warning (1976)); Olivia Newton-John (A Special Olivia Newton-John (1976)) performs and is interviewed; Ray Johnson discusses his time in prison.

Director:

Bobby Quinn

Writers:

Hal Goodman (writing supervisor), Larry Klein (writing supervisor) | 6 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Johnny Carson ... Himself - Host
Ed McMahon ... Himself - Announcer
Doc Severinsen ... Himself - Bandleader
Frank Sinatra ... Himself
David Janssen ... Himself
Olivia Newton-John ... Herself
Ray Johnson Ray Johnson ... Himself
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Storyline

This is Frank Sinatra's first appearance on the Tonight Show. There is no comedy segment. Instead, Sinatra performs "I Write the Songs" (with the title changed to "I Sing the Songs", and some other lyric changes). During his interview he talks about how well things are going in his life, including his recent marriage, and about resuming his singing career after a two-year semi-retirement. He tells how he got Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis talking after a 20-year separation, at Lewis' recent telethon, and talks about taping an upcoming special tribute to John Wayne. Asked what romantic music he prefers, he mentions the classical pieces "Daphnis and Chloe" and Debussy's "Sunken Cathedral". When asked the high points of his career, he lists the Academy Award for "From Here to Eternity", his role in "The Man with the Golden Arm", and performing in small clubs where he is close to the audience. Don Rickles then walks on, tells various jokes about Sinatra and Johnny, and recalls how he first ... Written by lenab9011

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Genres:

Comedy | Talk-Show

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1976 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Johnny Carson: This is kind of a nice evening to curl up in front of a nice, warm fire. What do you say we start by burning the monologue?
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Connections

References Harry O (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

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