7.2/10
5

Charlton Heston/Johnny Yune/Jack Douglas/Blair Brown 

Johnny looks at rejected pilots. Charlton Heston (book "The Actor's Life", play "A Man for All Seasons"); Johnny Yune performs and is interviewed; Jack Douglas (book "Rubber Duck"); Blair Brown (Altered States (1980)).

Director:

Bobby Quinn

Writers:

Raymond Siller (writing supervisor), Raymond Siller | 6 more credits »
Edit

Cast

Episode credited cast:
Johnny Carson ... Self - Host
Ed McMahon ... Self - Announcer
Doc Severinsen ... Self - Bandleader
Charlton Heston ... Self
Johnny Yune ... Self
Jack Douglas Jack Douglas ... Self
Blair Brown ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tommy Newsom Tommy Newsom ... Self - The Tonight Show Band: Saxophone

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Storyline

Ed comments on being the official starter for an annual collegiate canoe race between Southern California universities, held at Busch Gardens in Van Nuys (the park closed months later). Then Johnny reads through a list of pilots for the upcoming fall TV season, followed by photos depicting pilots that didn't make the cut. Johnny Yune performs a stand-up routine. During his interview, he talks about his own pilot, which was scheduled to air in January but got pre-empted by the response to the State of the Union address by the Senate minority leader; he jokes about being a minority who got bumped by another minority. He then talks about being a Korean stand-up comedian, and the restrictive attitudes toward comedy in his native country - because of both government censorship and the cultural attitude that it's rude to laugh at someone, regardless of the reason. Johnny notes that Yune has also been a successful singer, and Yune surprises him and the audience by performing "'O sole mio" in...

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Talk-Show

Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Johnny Yune: Recently, Russian newspaper Pravda ran a contest for best political joke. First prize got twenty years.
See more »

Connections

References Backstairs at the White House (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

'O sole mio
(uncredited)
Music by Eduardo Di Capua
Lyrics by Giovanni Capurro
Performed by Johnny Yune
See more »

User Reviews

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

14 February 1979 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed