Johnny Carson guest-hosts for Jack. Four years later, Carson would take over as the permanent host of the Tonight Show.
After this appearance by Johnny Carson and years before Johnny took over I was offered a contract to be the permanent host of the Tonight Show- Johnny was at as low as 2nd choice. My name is Bobby Dias , then also known as Kissing Bobby. Also, I guest hosted the entire show 126 times- 10 times the guest hosting of Johnny Carson. And the nightly TV audience of my half hour was 31.4 million- 20 x Johnny Carson's Tonight Show average. Johnny Carson's first shot at being the host ended in him being fired for low ratings. A combination of Johnny Carson and Jack Paar as co-hosts worked, finally.