Charles Nelson Reilly/Mark Hamill/Eugene Fodor/Dr. William A. Nolen 

Johnny looks at NFL referees' signals. Charles Nelson Reilly; Mark Hamill (Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)); Eugene Fodor performs and is interviewed; Dr. William A. Nolen discusses elective surgery.


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Episode cast overview:
Johnny Carson ... Himself - Host
Ed McMahon ... Himself - Announcer
Doc Severinsen ... Himself - Bandleader
Charles Nelson Reilly ... Himself
Eugene Fodor Eugene Fodor ... Himself - Guest
Mark Hamill ... Himself
William A. Nolen William A. Nolen ... Himself (as Dr. William Nolen)


The comedy segment is referee signals the NFL should add. Johnny announces that Dolly Parton, who had been booked for the show, is ill and will appear on a later show. Charles Nelson Reilly appears as a replacement. Carson asks Reilly the questions he had prepared for Parton, but Reilly answers about himself. When asked about all of the wigs Parton has, Reilly talks about his hairpiece and an incident with it when making a TV show. When asked about growing up in Tennessee with many siblings, Reilly explains that he was an only child who grew up very poor in Connecticut. They only had a small stove for heat (he didn't have a place with a radiator until age 30), and he didn't get his eyesight corrected until age 17. Mark Hamill talks about "Star Wars", noting that George Lucas had been a big fan of 1930s science fiction films. He also mentions the many actors in the film that don't get recognized because they are hidden by their costume. He also says that on a visit to the White House, ... Written by lenab9011

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Comedy | Talk-Show







Release Date:

29 November 1977 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Johnny's Theme
Written by Paul Anka and Johnny Carson
Performed by The Tonight Show Band
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