List of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson episodes (1977)

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The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1977 episodes
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The following is a list of episodes of the television series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson which aired in 1977:

1977[edit]

January[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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January 3, 1977 David Brenner (guest host) N/A
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January 4, 1977 Bob Hope, Rich Little, Irving Benson, Clement Freud Richard Fredricks
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January 5, 1977 Fernando Lamas, John Byner, Joan Van Ark Abbe Lane
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January 6, 1977 Richard Benjamin, Joe Namath, Dick Schaap, Orson Bean Dee Dee Bridgewater
Sketch- "An Ombudsman"
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January 7, 1977 Peter Strauss, Darleen Carr Steve Lawrence, Shields & Yarnell
Carnac the Magnificent
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January 10, 1977 Steve Lawrence (guest host), Marvin Hamlisch Connie Stevens
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January 11, 1977 David Steinberg, William Demarest Judith Blegen
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January 12, 1977 Ricardo Montalban, Penny Marshall, Mark Wilson Buddy Rich, Ronny Graham
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January 13, 1977 Peter Finch, George Carlin, Ruth Gordon Joanie Sommers
Desk- "Gifts 'Not' to Give the Foreign Governments"
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January 14, 1977 Bob Hope, Angie Dickinson, Garson Kanin, Renn Woods N/A
Stump the Band
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January 17, 1977 Joan Rivers (guest host), Nancy Walker, Paul Williams The Keane Brothers
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January 18, 1977 Earl Holliman, Charles Nelson Reilly, Billy Crystal, Merie Earle N/A
Desk- "New Fall Television Series"
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January 19, 1977 Pat Henry, Sam Blotner Dolly Parton
Aunt Blabby
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January 20, 1977 Shelley Winters, Gordon Margulis, James Phelan, Mel Stewart, Victor Buono Joe Williams
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January 21, 1977 Florence Henderson, Andy Kaufman, Peter Isacksen, Dr. William Nolen N/A
Desk- "Johnny mentioned the KNBC 'Feeling Fine' and the subject 'Growing Old' and added some comedic remarks."
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January 24, 1977 David Brenner (guest host), Vincent Price N/A
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January 25, 1977 David Brenner (guest host) N/A
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January 26, 1977 David Brenner (guest host) Ben Vereen, Jack Jones
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January 27, 1977 Steve Martin (guest host), Tom Smothers, Ricky Jay John Denver, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Carpenters
Desk- Steve Martin checked in with his phone answering service.
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January 28, 1977 McLean Stevenson (guest host), Alan King, Lee Grant, Kreskin N/A
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January 31, 1977 Don Rickles (guest host), Jack Klugman N/A
Don Rickles and Ed discuss: The time Don broke Johnny's cigarette box

February[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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February 1, 1977 Buddy Hackett, Cindy Williams, Sander Vanocur June Valli
Carnac the Magnificent
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February 2, 1977 Tony Randall, Paula Prentiss, Alex Haley Mel Tillis
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February 3, 1977 Orson Welles, Dinah Shore, Erma Bombeck N/A
Stump the Band
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February 4, 1977 Richard Thomas Della Reese
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February 7, 1977 Roy Clark (guest host), Elke Sommer, Norm Crosby Freddy Fender
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February 8, 1977 Lily Tomlin, Rodney Dangerfield, Joseph Wambaugh Jan Peerce
Desk- Johnny talks about the new NBC show called 'Seeds.'
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February 9, 1977 Orson Bean, Pat Boone, Marilyn Sokol N/A
Desk- "Horror Movies That Haven't Been Released Yet"
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February 10, 1977 Richard Harris, Ann Turkel, Buck Henry, David Horowitz N/A
Desk- "Suggestions for President Carter"
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February 11, 1977 Bert Convy, Shana Alexander, Marie-France Pisier Lola Falana
Sketch- Johnny did a representation of Lincoln being interviewed on television.
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February 14, 1977 Orson Welles (guest host), Carol Burnett, Foster Brooks, Edwin Newman N/A
Orson Welles performs a cardtrick with Doc Severinsen.
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February 15, 1977 George Carlin, McLean Stevenson, Martina Navratilova, Rita Reutter N/A
Sketch- "Cupid"
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February 16, 1977 Thalassa Cruso Joey Heatherton, Tony Bennett
Desk- "The Code for Comic Book Artists"
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February 17, 1977 Charlie Callas, Ray Johnson Jose Molina, Dolly Parton
Carnac the Magnificent
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February 18, 1977 Lawrence Welk, Robert Klein, Mary Welch, Maggie Kuhn Henry Cuesta
Desk- "Tips on How to Conserve Water"
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February 21, 1977 Helen Reddy (guest host), George Burns Olivia Newton-John
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February 22, 1977 Charlton Heston, George Gobel, Ashley Montagu Kelly Garrett
Sketch- "George Washington"
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February 23, 1977 Joan Embery, David Steinberg Itzhak Perlman
Desk- Johnny mentioned his Harvard Hasty Pudding award, then read some audience cards addressed to President Carter.
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February 24, 1977 Shecky Greene (guest host), Paul Williams, Jean Marsh N/A
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February 25, 1977 Della Reese (guest host), Gabriel Kaplan N/A
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February 28, 1977 George Carlin (guest host), Debbie Reynolds, Dr. Joyce Brothers N/A

March[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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March 1, 1977 LeVar Burton Eubie Blake, Tommy Leonetti
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March 2, 1977 Burt Reynolds, Jay Leno, Jack Douglas Diana Ross
Aunt Blabby
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March 3, 1977 Dyan Cannon, Andy Kaufman, Gore Vidal Eydie Gorme, Steve Lawrence
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March 4, 1977 Peter Strauss, Calvin E. Simmons Mummenschanz
Desk- "Ways Your Car Can Save Your Life"
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March 7, 1977 Steve Allen (guest host), Victor Buono Linda Hopkins
Blue Cards (Steve Allen)
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March 8, 1977 Steve Allen (guest host), Charles Nelson Reilly, Norm Crosby N/A
Blue Cards (Steve Allen)
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March 9, 1977 Joan Rivers (guest host), David Steinberg, Ned Beatty N/A
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March 10, 1977 Alan King (guest host), Vincent Price Della Reese
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March 11, 1977 Gabriel Kaplan (guest host), Penny Marshall, Norman Fell N/A
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March 14, 1977 Bob Newhart (guest host), Bob Uecker, Kreskin N/A
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March 15, 1977 James Stewart, Steve Martin, David Horowitz Dee Dee Bridgewater
Desk- "Little Known Nominations"; Sketch- Johnny lip-synced a Sinatra record and a woman threw water on his head.
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March 16, 1977 William Holden, Kelly Monteith, Dan Haggerty Mel Tillis
Desk- "Award Winning Commercials"
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March 17, 1977 Robert Blake, Alex Karras, Madlyn Rhue Marilyn Maye
Sketch- "Leprechaun Interview"
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March 18, 1977 Angie Dickinson, Norm Crosby, Susie Cottrell Kelly Garrett
Stump the Band
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March 21, 1977 David Brenner (guest host), Shelley Winters, Cleveland Amory Janis Ian
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March 22, 1977 Raymond Burr, Billy Crystal, Mariette Hartley, Merie Earle Gerri Granger
Desk- "New Congressional Code of Ethics"
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March 23, 1977 James Hampton, Richard Reeves Joel Grey, Lee Horwin
Floyd R. Turbo
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March 24, 1977 Bob Hope, Michael Landon, Marilyn Sokol Kenny Rogers
Mighty Carson Art Players- "Godfather Debate"
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March 25, 1977 Mitzi Gaynor, Orson Bean, Dr. Carl Sagan N/A
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March 28, 1977 David Brenner (guest host), Suzanne Somers, Stan Kann Neil Sedaka, Mary MacGregor
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March 29, 1977 Bert Convy, Richard Benjamin, George Miller, Elizabeth Ashley N/A
Desk- "How to Save New York City"
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March 30, 1977 Bruce Dern, Fernando Lamas, Michael Preminger, Dr. Samuel Dunkell Thelma Houston
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March 31, 1977 Brenda Vaccaro, George Gobel, Renn Woods, Dr. Edgar Berman N/A
Carnac the Magnificent

April[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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April 1, 1977 McLean Stevenson, Tom Dreesen, Ray Johnson Ethel Merman ("Ridin' High" and "Younger Than Springtime")
Desk- "Wedding Planning"
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April 4, 1977 Steve Martin (guest host), Cindy Williams, Betty White Liberty
Desk- "Test for Audience"
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April 5, 1977 Shecky Greene, Robert Klein Kenny Rogers
Desk- "What To Do If You Were Johnny Carson"
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April 6, 1977 Rich Little (guest host), Phyllis Diller, Stan Kann Joe Williams
Desk- "Rich Little Imitated Seven Presidents Then Henry Kissinger"
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April 7, 1977 Charles Nelson Reilly, Buck Henry, Irwin Blye Lola Falana ("This Magic Moment")
Mighty Carson Art Players- "Tea-Time Movie"
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April 8, 1977 Joan Embery, Pat Henry, Carol Wayne Billy Davis, Jr., Marilyn McCoo
Tea-Time Movie
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April 11, 1977 Bob Newhart (guest host), Don Rickles, Alex Karras N/A
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April 12, 1977 Bob Newhart (guest host), Henry Fonda, Jerry Van Dyke Freddy Fender ("Rain, Rain, Rain")
Desk- "Bob's Trip to Israel"
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April 13, 1977 Burt Reynolds (guest host), Orson Welles, Norman Fell The Keane Brothers
Desk- "Burt's Playing Golf in Mexico"
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April 14, 1977 David Brenner (guest host), Bob Hope, Ruth Buzzi, Norm Crosby England Dan & John Ford Coley ("The Dowdy Ferry Road")
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April 15, 1977 Burt Reynolds (guest host), Cher, David Steinberg Dee Dee Bridgewater
Desk- "Burt's Fishing Vacation"
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April 18, 1977 John Davidson (guest host), Sandy Duncan, Harvey Korman Aretha Franklin
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April 19, 1977 John Davidson (guest host), Steve Allen N/A
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April 20, 1977 John Davidson (guest host) Harry Chapin
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April 21, 1977 John Davidson (guest host) Skiles and Henderson
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April 22, 1977 John Davidson (guest host), Earl Holliman, Rip Taylor, Jacques Cousteau Lou Rawls ("All The Way" and "See You When I Get There")
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April 25, 1977 Orson Welles (guest host), Jack Lemmon, George Gobel N/A
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April 26, 1977 Sammy Davis, Jr., Charlie Callas, George Peppard N/A
Desk- "Lines Men Use to Break Down a Girl"
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April 27, 1977 Jill Ireland, David Sayh, Dr. Paul Ehrlich Steve Lawrence
Carnac the Magnificent
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April 28, 1977 Lucille Ball, Jay Leno, Erma Bombeck Joey Heatherton
Desk- "Suggestions and Questions from Audience for Johnny"
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April 29, 1977 Cloris Leachman, Hal Linden, Brooke Hayward Hoyt Axton
Commercial Blackouts

May[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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May 2, 1977 Rich Little (guest host) N/A
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May 3, 1977 Michael Landon, George Carlin Martina Arroyo
Desk- "Emmy Nomination Categories"
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May 4, 1977 Chevy Chase, Richard Pryor, Marilyn Sokol, James Hampton N/A
Aunt Blabby
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May 5, 1977 none N/A
Stump The Band
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May 6, 1977 Tony Curtis, John Ritter N/A
Desk- "California License Plates"
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May 9, 1977 George Carlin (guest host), Milton Berle, Sam Levenson Bernadette Peters
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May 10, 1977 David Steinberg, Erica Jong Lola Falana, Mummenschanz
Floyd R. Turbo
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May 11, 1977 Jim Fowler, Shecky Greene Lana Cantrell
Desk- "How a Person Can Reach Age 100"
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May 12, 1977 James Coburn, Ed Herlihy, Bobby Wick Kelly Garrett
The Tonight Show Band plays "Supreme Sacrifice"
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May 13, 1977 Rob Reiner, Dan Haggerty N/A
Sketch- "Big Foot"
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May 16, 1977 Robert Klein (guest host), Penny Marshall N/A
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May 17, 1977 Angie Dickinson Buddy Rich
Desk- "Shows That Didn't Make It"
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May 18, 1977 Red Adair, Orson Bean, David Horowitz N/A
Carnac the Magnificent
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May 19, 1977 Fernando Lamas, Bea Arthur, Irving Benson, Dr. Michael Fox Joanie Sommers
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May 20, 1977 Muhammad Ali, Peter Falk, Steve Landesberg, Dr. Carl Sagan N/A
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May 23, 1977 Steve Martin (guest host) Helen Reddy
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May 24, 1977 Steve Martin (guest host) N/A
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May 25, 1977 Steve Allen (guest host) N/A
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May 26, 1977 Steve Allen (guest host) N/A
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May 27, 1977 Steve Allen (guest host) N/A
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May 30, 1977 David Brenner (guest host) N/A
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May 31, 1977 David Brenner (guest host) N/A

June[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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June 1, 1977 David Brenner (guest host), Marvin Hamlisch, Jackie Mason Della Reese
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June 2, 1977 David Brenner (guest host), Edwin Newman Robert Goulet
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June 3, 1977 David Brenner (guest host), Florence Henderson, Tom Smothers N/A
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June 6, 1977 George Carlin (guest host), Elliott Gould, Monty Hall N/A
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June 7, 1977 Suzanne Pleshette, Tom Snyder, Dr. Paul Ehrlich N/A
Desk- "The Drought"
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June 8, 1977 Richard Benjamin, Richard Lewis, Sam Blotner Gerri Granger
Stump the Band
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June 9, 1977 Diahann Carroll, David Sayh, John Schuck, Dan Rather N/A
Floyd R. Turbo
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June 10, 1977 Sammy Davis, Jr. Shields & Yarnell
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June 13, 1977 David Steinberg (guest host), Sally Field, Dr. Joyce Brothers Helen Reddy
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June 14, 1977 Jay Leno, Joseph Wambaugh Leonard Waxdeck & The Birdcallers, Alice Cooper
Aunt Blabby
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June 15, 1977 Charles Nelson Reilly, Peter Benchley Claire Ritter, Johnny Mathis
Desk- "Body Insurance for Performers"
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June 16, 1977 Angie Dickinson Ethel Merman ("Nothing Can Stop Me Now")
Desk- "Personal Profiles"
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June 17, 1977 Igor Cassini, Dr. William Nolen Larry Kert, Lola Falana
Desk- "Letters from Children Regarding Their Fathers"
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June 20, 1977 Bob Newhart (guest host), Yul Brynner, Bert Convy Bernadette Peters
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June 21, 1977 Tony Randall, Tom Dreesen, Buddy Rich, Merie Earle N/A
Desk- "Los Angeles Magazine Suggestions of Free Events"
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June 22, 1977 George Carlin, Marcel Marceau Pete Fountain
Stump the Band
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June 23, 1977 Susan Sarandon, Billy Crystal Della Reese
Desk- "Notice from NBC Bulletin Board"; Desk- "Suggestion Box"
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June 24, 1977 Orson Bean, George Miller, Sally Kellerman, David Horowitz N/A
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June 27, 1977 Gabriel Kaplan (guest host), Robert Conrad England Dan and John Ford Coley
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June 28, 1977 Gabriel Kaplan (guest host), Suzanne Somers N/A
Desk- "Letters to Gabriel Kaplan"
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June 29, 1977 Alan King (guest host), Pat Boone, Rex Reed N/A
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June 30, 1977 Alan King (guest host), Norman Fell Ben Vereen
Desk- "Blue Cards"

July[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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July 1, 1977 Vincent Price (guest host), Debbie Reynolds, Dr. Wayne Dyer N/A
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July 4, 1977 Richard Benjamin (guest host), Charles Nelson Reilly, Marsha Mason, Neil Simon N/A
Richard Benjamin talked about of doing "Quark" for NBC.
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July 5, 1977 Rich Little (guest host), Norm Crosby Charo
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July 6, 1977 Joan Rivers (guest host), Shecky Greene, Kreskin Glen Campbell
Joan talked about the film "Rabbit Test".
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July 7, 1977 Robert Klein (guest host), Jackie Mason Dionne Warwick
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July 8, 1977 Della Reese (guest host), Fernando Lamas Mel Torme
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July 11, 1977 Rob Reiner (guest host), Lindsay Wagner, Albert Brooks, Harry Shearer, Billy Crystal, Penny Marshall N/A
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July 12, 1977 James Stewart Donna Theodore
Desk- "Ed's Injury"
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July 13, 1977 Buddy Hackett, Paula Prentiss Bobby Goldsboro
Carnac the Magnificent
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July 14, 1977 Rodney Dangerfield, Elizabeth Ashley, Mr. Wizard N/A
Desk- "Telephone Answering Machines"
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July 15, 1977 Marty Feldman, Caitlyn Jenner (then Bruce)[a] N/A
Stump the Band
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July 18, 1977 Roger Moore (guest host), Vincent Price N/A
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July 19, 1977 Albert Finney, Madeline Kahn, Stephen Schneider N/A
Desk- "Things to Do Without Television"
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July 20, 1977 Bert Convy, Joan Rivers, Richard Lewis, Dr. Michael Fox N/A
Aunt Blabby
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July 21, 1977 Katherine Crumbley, Dr. Robin Cook Mel Tillis
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July 22, 1977 Paul Williams, Mary Kay Place Steve Lawrence
Desk- Johnny read some letters from children in which they finished familiar/famous sayings.
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July 25, 1977 David Brenner (guest host), Peter Fonda Loretta Lynn
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July 26, 1977 Steve Martin, Fernando Lamas, Merie Earle Kenny Rogers
Desk- "Psychic Predictions"
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July 27, 1977 Tony Randall, Robert Klein Monti Rock
Desk- "Photos with Comedic Captions"; Stump the Band
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July 28, 1977 Charles Nelson Reilly, Norm Crosby N/A
The Tonight Show Band performs "Lover"
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July 29, 1977 Shelley Winters, Jay Leno, Dr. Carl Sagan Dee Dee Bridgewater
Desk- Johnny talked about English television, then showed some tapes of dogs.

August[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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August 1, 1977 Bob Newhart (guest host), Betty White, Don Rickles Marilyn Maye, Skiles and Henderson
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August 2, 1977 William Devane Pete Fountain, Liberace
Desk- "Material from Los Angeles Times"
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August 3, 1977 Gregory Peck, Edgar Bergen, George Gobel, Jim Bouton N/A
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August 4, 1977 Joan Embery, Orson Bean, Andy Kaufman Eugene Fodor
Carnac the Magnificent
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August 5, 1977 Rich Little, Richard Pryor, David Sayh, David Horowitz N/A
Desk- "Russian Etiquette"
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August 8, 1977 David Steinberg (guest host), Steve Allen, Suzanne Somers, Dub Taylor Linda Hopkins
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August 9, 1977 Helen Reddy (guest host), Hal Linden, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dr. Joyce Brothers N/A
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August 10, 1977 Gabriel Kaplan (guest host), Bill Cosby, Caitlyn Jenner (then Bruce)[a] Harry Chapin
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August 11, 1977 Gabriel Kaplan (guest host), Bob Uecker The Keane Brothers
Stump the Comedian with Gabriel Kaplan
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August 12, 1977 Gabriel Kaplan (guest host), Tom Smothers, Susan Saint James Roy Clark
Desk- "Blue Cards with Gabriel Kaplan"
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August 15, 1977 John Davidson (guest host), Bob Hope Natalie Cole
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August 16, 1977 John Davidson (guest host), Eva Gabor N/A
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August 17, 1977 John Davidson (guest host), Monty Hall N/A
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August 18, 1977 John Davidson (guest host), Shelley Winters, Dick Clark Peter Marshall
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August 19, 1977 John Davidson (guest host), Bonnie Franklin, Will Geer, Helen Schneider Freddy Fender
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August 22, 1977 Steve Martin (guest host), Chevy Chase, Pat Boone, Jay Leno, Stan Kann N/A
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August 23, 1977 Steve Martin (guest host), Bill Cosby Larry Gatlin
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August 24, 1977 Roy Clark (guest host), Jim Nabors, Norm Crosby Scatman Crothers
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August 25, 1977 Roy Clark (guest host), Flip Wilson, Rue McClanahan, David Huddleston, Ruth Buzzi Buck Trent, The Oak Ridge Boys
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August 26, 1977 Roy Clark (guest host), Victor Buono Vikki Carr, Kenny Rogers
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August 29, 1977 George Carlin (guest host), John Ritter Bernadette Peters, Jose Feliciano
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August 30, 1977 Suzanne Pleshette, Rodney Dangerfield, Norman Fell Joe Williams
Mighty Carson Art Players- "Marharishi"
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August 31, 1977 David Steinberg, Lynn Remisovsky Hoyt Axton
Carnac the Magnificent

September[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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September 1, 1977 Lou Brock, Don Rickles, Eli Wallach, Colleen McCullough N/A
Floyd R. Turbo speaks in favor of the neutron bomb
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September 2, 1977 Orson Welles, Paul Williams, Madlyn Rhue, Skip Stephenson Donna Theodore
Desk- "What Are The Odds?"
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September 5, 1977 Steve Allen (guest host), Louis Nye Eartha Kitt
Desk- "Blue Cards (Steve Allen)"
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September 6, 1977 George Carlin Buddy Rich
Johnny and Ed Discuss: 'Up Against the World' and the Labor Day Weekend.
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September 7, 1977 Orson Bean Jack Jones
Aunt Blabby
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September 8, 1977 Dr. Lendon Smith Joan Baez
Desk- "Ways to Cool Off"
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September 9, 1977 John Davidson, Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca Eubie Blake
Stump the Band
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September 12, 1977 David Brenner (guest host), Sonny Bono Robert Goulet
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September 13, 1977 Peter Strauss, Jim Henson, Carol Wayne, Dr. Paul Ehrlich N/A
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September 14, 1977 James Garner, Jack Klugman N/A
Desk- "Article from Esquire"
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September 15, 1977 Tim Conway, Elayne Boosler Johnny Mathis, Ronny Graham
Desk- "'Love is...' Letters"
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September 16, 1977 Charlton Heston, McLean Stevenson, David Horowitz N/A
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September 19, 1977 David Brenner (guest host), Andy Griffith N/A
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September 20, 1977 Mike Wallace, Erma Bombeck Lola Falana
Carnac the Magnificent
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September 21, 1977 Tony Randall, Kelly Monteith Anthony Newley
Johnny played the drums with the band, then the band performs with a regular drummer.
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September 22, 1977 James Mason N/A
Sketch- "Recreation of The Funeral of Victor the Giraffe"; Stump the Band
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September 23, 1977 Richard Lewis, Peter Ustinov Steve Lawrence
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September 26, 1977 Sammy Davis, Jr. (guest host), Rip Taylor N/A
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September 27, 1977 Sammy Davis, Jr. (guest host), Arte Johnson N/A
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September 28, 1977 Sammy Davis, Jr. (guest host), Sandy Duncan, Dub Taylor N/A
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September 29, 1977 John Denver (guest host), Carl Reiner, Valerie Harper, Dr. Carl Sagan N/A

October[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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October 3, 1977 John Denver (guest host), George Burns, Teri Garr Kenny Rogers
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October 4, 1977 George Carlin (guest host), Suzanne Somers Linda Hopkins
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October 5, 1977 Ann-Margret, Charles Nelson Reilly, Florence Henderson N/A
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October 6, 1977 Jane Fonda, Orson Bean, Skip Stephenson, Dr. Michael Fox N/A
Desk- Johnny showed stills of personalities and ventured what they'd say if told the world will end in one hour.
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October 7, 1977 Anna Marvin Phyllis Newman, Eugene Fodor
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October 10, 1977 Steve Allen (guest host), Jayne Meadows, Dick Clark, Pam Grier N/A
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October 11, 1977 Steve Landesberg, Pat Boone Pete Fountain
Sketch- "Irv Benson and Johnny"
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October 12, 1977 Joan Rivers, Phyllis George, Ray Johnson Los Indios Tabajaras
Desk- "Excuses for Auto Accidents"-sent in by Joe Vecchio
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October 13, 1977 Jim Fowler, Buddy Hackett Della Reese
Desk- "How to Cut Medical Costs"
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October 14, 1977 Robert Blake, Barbara Howar, Lesley Ann Warren Monti Rock
Desk- "Letters from Students About Bert Lance"
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October 17, 1977 Steve Martin (guest host), George Gobel, Kreskin N/A
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October 18, 1977 Steve Martin (guest host), Bernadette Peters John Sebastian, Scatman Crothers
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October 19, 1977 Della Reese (guest host), Charles Nelson Reilly, Arte Johnson, Erik Estrada N/A
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October 20, 1977 Gabriel Kaplan (guest host), Cindy Williams, Don Rickles, Jay Leno N/A
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October 21, 1977 Gabriel Kaplan (guest host), Angie Dickinson, Richard Lewis, Don Meredith N/A
Stump the Comedian with Gabriel Kaplan
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October 24, 1977 Helen Reddy (guest host), Sylvester Stallone, Neil Simon, Cleveland Amory, George Miller Joe Williams
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October 25, 1977 Bert Convy (guest host), Bob Newhart, Norm Crosby N/A
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October 26, 1977 David Steinberg (guest host), Elizabeth Ashley, Edwin Newman Della Reese
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October 27, 1977 Burt Reynolds (guest host), Dom DeLuise, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Norman Fell Connie Stevens, Don Williams
Desk- "Blue Cards for Burt"
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October 28, 1977 Tom Smothers (guest host), Steve Allen, Cybill Shepherd, Jackie Mason, Stan Kann Al Jarreau
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October 31, 1977 Bob Newhart (guest host), Harvey Korman, Kelly Monteith, Dr. Joyce Brothers Pete Fountain

November[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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November 1, 1977 James Stewart, Rodney Dangerfield, Dr. Robert Jastrow Anthony Newley
Desk- "Ed's Trip to France"
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November 2, 1977 Diahann Carroll, Fernando Lamas, Alan Bursky, Sam Blotner N/A
Carnac the Magnificent
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November 3, 1977 Henry Winkler, Fred Graham, Susan Sullivan Donna Theodore
Desk- "Words"; Desk- Johnny reads an item concerning him forty years ago from a Nebraska paper.
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November 4, 1977 Buck Henry, Susan Ford, David Horowitz Steve Lawrence
Desk- "You Know You're Going To Get Fired When..."
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November 7, 1977 Bob Newhart (guest host), James Hampton Lola Falana, Luciano Pavarotti
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November 8, 1977 Joe Namath N/A
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November 9, 1977 McLean Stevenson, Jean Marsh Linda Hopkins, Pilobolus
Johnny and Ed Discuss: The New Planet and Ed's bad back.
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November 10, 1977 Dinah Shore, Charles Nelson Reilly, Teri Garr, Thalassa Cruso N/A
Desk- "Worst Song Titles"
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November 11, 1977 George Willig, John Byner, Margaret Braswell Gloria Loring
Stump the Band
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November 14, 1977 Frank Sinatra (guest host), George Burns, Angie Dickinson, Carroll O'Connor, Don Rickles N/A
Desk- "Letters"
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November 15, 1977 Cloris Leachman, Chris & Charlotte McBridge Judith Blegen, Ronny Graham
Desk- "Unusual Bumper Stickers"
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November 16, 1977 Tony Randall, Jack Douglas and wife Reiko Charo
Commercial Blackouts
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November 17, 1977 Orson Bean, Erma Bombeck, Robert Klein N/A
Desk- "New Fall Shows"
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November 18, 1977 James Caan, Lucille Ball Phoebe Snow
Sketch- "Take Off About Red Adair"
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November 21, 1977 Bob Newhart (guest host), Lily Tomlin, Bob Uecker Glen Campbell
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November 22, 1977 Carl Reiner, Bill Cosby Kenny Rogers
Desk- "Fashion Rules for Men"
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November 23, 1977 Burt Reynolds, Jane Seymour, Fred Brisson Johnny Mathis
Sketch- "Thanksgiving Turkey Interview"
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November 24, 1977 Buddy Hackett, Dick Van Patten, Dr. Lendon Smith Kelly Garrett ("It's Too Late", "Maybe This Time")
Desk- "Letters from Primary School Students"
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November 25, 1977 Karl Malden, David Steinberg Marilyn Horne
Stump the Band
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November 28, 1977 George Carlin (guest host), Rich Little, Dr. Joyce Brothers N/A
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November 29, 1977 Charles Nelson Reilly, Mark Hamill, Dr. William Nolen Eugene Fodor
Desk- "Football Rules"
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November 30, 1977 Professor James Grier, Tom Dreesen Chuck Mangione, Eydie Gorme
Carnac the Magnificent

December[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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December 1, 1977 Jack Albertson, Betty White, Gabriel Melgar Donna Theodore, Eubie Blake
Desk- "Sexual Signals"
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December 2, 1977 Elizabeth Ashley, Betty Leslie-Melville Bob & Ray, Beverly Sills
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December 5, 1977 David Brenner (guest host), John Travolta Frankie Valli
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December 6, 1977 David Brenner (guest host), Omar Sharif, Norm Crosby Mac Davis
David Brenner and Ed Discuss: The City and Country Noises
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December 7, 1977 David Brenner (guest host), Teri Garr, Marvin Hamlisch Frankie Avalon
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December 8, 1977 Gabriel Kaplan (guest host), Robert Conrad Scatman Crothers
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December 9, 1977 Gabriel Kaplan (guest host), Steve Allen, Alex Karras, Cleveland Amory Anne Murray
Stump the Comedian with Gabriel Kaplan
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December 12, 1977 Bill Cosby (guest host), Angie Dickinson, Florence Henderson N/A
Bill Cosby told of receiving some letters about paintings.
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December 13, 1977 Joan Embery, Kelly Monteith, Doug Henning Tony Bennett
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December 14, 1977 Charles Nelson Reilly, Lawrence Welk Dolly Parton
Desk- "Expensive Christmas Gifts"
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December 15, 1977 Susan Sullivan Hoyt Axton
New Products
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December 16, 1977 Bob Hope, Robert Blake, Joseph Wambaugh Mel Tillis
Sketch- "Art Fern"
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December 19, 1977 John Davidson (guest host), Debbie Reynolds, Pete Barbutti, Dorothy Hamill Kenny Rogers
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December 20, 1977 John Davidson (guest host), Sandy Duncan, Marilyn Sokol Harry Chapin
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December 21, 1977 John Davidson (guest host), Caitlyn Jenner (then Bruce),[a] Kreskin Aretha Franklin
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December 22, 1977 John Davidson (guest host), Shelley Winters, Kip Addotta Bernadette Peters
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December 23, 1977 John Davidson (guest host), Victor Buono, Pat Boone, Stephanie Edwards N/A
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December 26, 1977 Rich Little (guest host), Kathryn Grant, Shana Alexander Mel Torme
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December 27, 1977 Richard Benjamin, Alan Bursky, Dr. Lendon Smith Dizzy Gillespie, Jane Olivor
Pie Blackouts: "Christmas Pie-In-A-Face Blackout"
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December 28, 1977 Vincent Price, Bert Convy, Renn Woods, Harriett Iden N/A
Sketch- "Carswell Predicts"
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December 29, 1977 Quinn Cummings, George Miller, Ray Johnson Al Jarreau
Desk- "Where to Go on New Years' Eve"
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December 30, 1977 Suzanne Pleshette, Beau Bridges, Merie Earle Peggy Lee
Sketch- "Father Time"

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Jenner changed her name due to gender transition in 2015.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Buzz Bissinger (June 1, 2015). "Introducing Caitlyn Jenner". Vanity Fair. Retrieved June 1, 2015.