Albert Brooks/Susan Sarandon 

Johnny and Ed continue their discussion on the sleeping habits of sharks. Albert Brooks (Modern Romance (1981)); Susan Sarandon (Atlantic City (1980)).


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Episode cast overview:
Johnny Carson ... Himself - Host / Carnac the Magnificent
Ed McMahon ... Himself - Announcer
Tommy Newsom Tommy Newsom ... Himself - Substitute Bandleader
Albert Brooks ... Himself
Susan Sarandon ... Herself


The comedy segment is Carnac the Magnificent. Next, Johnny and Ed have a lengthy discussion about whether some sharks do not need to keep moving to live; when previously discussed, Johnny said yes and Ed had thought not, but now Johnny has a letter from oceanographers backing him up. Ed irritates Johnny by saying that he had only argued that some sharks - not all - swim continuously. Albert Brooks talks about the grind of promoting his film "Modern Romance", and then he discusses the film. This leads to a discussion about relationships between men and women, as Johnny asks his opinion on various related issues. Brooks keeps his answers humorous. A clip from the film is shown. Susan Sarandon says she tries to avoid caring about reviews. Johnny turns the topic back to male-female relationships, and she suggests it is good for women to be a mystery to men. She gives a quiz on the topic to Johnny and Albert. Johnny mentions how Sarandon won the Canadian equivalent of the Oscar. She then ... Written by lenab9011

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Comedy | Talk-Show







Release Date:

9 April 1981 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Carson Productions See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Johnny Carson: [looking Tommy over] That's a nice ensemble.
Tommy Newsom: Thank you.
Johnny Carson: Very smart.
Tommy Newsom: [nodding toward band] Yeah - well, they're a bunch of friends of mine.
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References Canada A.M. (1972) See more »


High Heels
Music by Jerry Williams
[Antenna TV airing only]
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