How Well Do You Know The Tonight Show?

For 30 years Carson ruled the late night airwaves. Take this quiz and see how much you know about Johnny Carson.
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Johnny Carson hosted The Tonight Show for an astounding 30 years. From when to when?
1955 to 1985
1962 to 1992
1967 to 1997
1970 to 2000
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Carson's longtime bandleader was Doc Severinson. What instrument did Severinson play?
piano
guitar
trumpet
drums
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When Carson took over The Tonight Show, what host did he replace?
Jack Paar
Jack Benny
Hugh Downs
Groucho Marx
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Question 4/12

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Who was Carson's very first guest?
Ethel Merman
Lenny Bruce
Jerry Lewis
Groucho Marx
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Question 5/12

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What classic Carson character is this?
Art Fern
Floyd R. Turbo
Mortimer Snerd
Joe Q. Public
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How many times was Carson married?
1
2
3
4
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Question 7/12

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How many children did Carson have?
3 sons
3 daughters
1 son, 1 daughter
none
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Question 8/12

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If a Carson monolog bombed, what song would he tap dance to?
Goodnight, Irene
Tea For Two
Mr. Bojangles
As Time Goes By
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Question 9/12

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Carson character Art Fern was often assisted by the Matinee Lady. What was the actress's name?
Melinda Dillon
Carol Wayne
Carol Merril
Zsa Zsa Gabor
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Question 10/12

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What was the name of this Carson character?
Kreskin
Carnac
Dr. Predicto
Copernicus
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Before Joan Rivers was appointed permanent guest host in 1983, who held the record for the most times guest-hosting The Tonight Show?
Joey Bishop
David Brenner
Bob Newhart
McClean Stevenson
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What guest sang for Johnny on his penultimate show?
Celine Dion
Bette Midler
Barbra Streisand
Tony Bennet
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Why didn't Mrs. Franklin have any kids?

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Describe the sound made when a sheep explodes.

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1
Johnny Carson hosted The Tonight Show for an astounding 30 years. From when to when?
1955 to 1985
1962 to 1992
1967 to 1997
1970 to 2000
2
Carson's longtime bandleader was Doc Severinson. What instrument did Severinson play?
piano
guitar
trumpet
drums
3
When Carson took over The Tonight Show, what host did he replace?
Jack Paar
Jack Benny
Hugh Downs
Groucho Marx
4
Who was Carson's very first guest?
Ethel Merman
Lenny Bruce
Jerry Lewis
Groucho Marx
5
What classic Carson character is this?
Art Fern
Floyd R. Turbo
Mortimer Snerd
Joe Q. Public
6
How many times was Carson married?
1
2
3
4
7
How many children did Carson have?
3 sons
3 daughters
1 son, 1 daughter
none
8
If a Carson monolog bombed, what song would he tap dance to?
Goodnight, Irene
Tea For Two
Mr. Bojangles
As Time Goes By
9
Carson character Art Fern was often assisted by the Matinee Lady. What was the actress's name?
Melinda Dillon
Carol Wayne
Carol Merril
Zsa Zsa Gabor
10
What was the name of this Carson character?
Kreskin
Carnac
Dr. Predicto
Copernicus
11
Before Joan Rivers was appointed permanent guest host in 1983, who held the record for the most times guest-hosting The Tonight Show?
Joey Bishop
David Brenner
Bob Newhart
McClean Stevenson
12
What guest sang for Johnny on his penultimate show?
Celine Dion
Bette Midler
Barbra Streisand
Tony Bennet