Johnny Carson

Trivia and Quotes

Quotes (3)

  • Johnny: Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.

  • Johnny: Talent alone won't make you a success. Neither will being in the right place at the right time, unless you are ready. The most important question is: Are your ready?

  • Johnny Carson: People will pay more to be entertained than educated.

Trivia (23)

  • Johnny was featured on the May 19, 1967 cover of Time Magazine.

  • Johnny wrote two comedy books, Happiness Is...A Dry Martini (1965) and Unhappiness Is...A Blind Date (1967).

  • Johnny was given the Harvard Hasty Pudding Club Man Of The Year Award in 1977.

  • Johnny was given the Friar's Club Entertainer of the Year Award in 1965.

  • Johnny was revealed to be secretly writing jokes for David Letterman, 5 days before his death, by CBS senior vice president Peter Lassally, who produced shows for both.

  • Johnny turned down an offer by Mel Brooks to play "The Waco Kid" in Blazing Saddles (1974).

  • Johnny's best friend, James Randi, was a former magician like Johnny and regularly appeared on his show to give examples of frauds involving the supernatural to inform the public.

  • Johnny hosted 4,531 episodes of The Tonight Show. Until The Price Is Right host Bob Barker broke the record in 2002, he had the longest running record of one person hosting a show, for 29 years, 7 months, 21 days.

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