Arnold Schwarzenegger/Jerry Seinfeld/Andre Agassi 

Johnny reads jokes sent by viewers during the writers' strike. Arnold Schwarzenegger (Red Heat (1988)); Jerry Seinfeld does stand-up about horses, and comments on advertising; Andre Agassi talks about reaching the French Open semifinals.


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Episode credited cast:
Johnny Carson ... Himself - Host
Ed McMahon ... Himself - Announcer
Doc Severinsen ... Himself - Bandleader
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Himself
Jerry Seinfeld ... Himself
Andre Agassi ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mats Wilander ... Himself - French Open Semifinal (archive footage)


For the comedy segment, Johnny reads jokes submitted to a USA Today contest during the writers' strike; out of about 600 responses, more than half were either ethnic jokes or jokes about body parts. The ones he reads are generally either puns, riddles, or jokes about animals; the last joke is a submission from West Germany in fractured English. Arnold Schwarzenegger says he is fine with people making jokes about him, and talks about his recent Friar's Club roast; he feels he has a great sense of humor, so he tries to put some comedy in his films. He then talks about his current film "Red Heat", comments on filming in Red Square, and mentions that he is working on "Twins" with Danny DeVito. He talks about working with dialect coach Robert Easton for three months to learn the pages of Russian dialogue for "Red Heat", and a clip from the movie is shown. Jerry Seinfeld does a stand-up comedy routine about horses. During his interview, he talks about his young nephew but says he is not ... Written by lenab9011

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Comedy | Talk-Show






English | Russian

Release Date:

9 June 1988 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Carson Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Arnold Schwarzenegger: [quoting Milton Berle's joke about him at his Friar's Club roast] He said that, um, I am to acting what Raymond Burr is to pole vaulting.
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References Waldheim: A Commission of Inquiry (1988) See more »


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