List of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson episodes (1978)

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The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1978 episodes
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List of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson episodes

The following is a list of episodes of the television series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson which aired in 1978:

1978[edit]

January[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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January 2, 1978Kenny Rogers (guest host), Norm Crosby, Dub TaylorKris Kristofferson, Rita Coolidge
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January 3, 1978Charles Nelson Reilly, Buck HenryPete Fountain
Desk- "New Year's Resolutions"
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January 4, 1978John Davidson, Orson BeanN/A
Aunt Blabby
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January 5, 1978David Brenner, Antonio SalemmeItzhak Perlman, Joe Williams
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January 6, 1978Madlyn Rhue, Alan King, David HorowitzHelen Reddy
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January 9, 1978George Carlin (guest host), Hal Linden, Carol Lawrence, Kelly MonteithN/A
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January 10, 1978John Byner, Suzanne Somers, Bo SvensonN/A
Desk- "Personalized License Plates for Celebrities"
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January 11, 1978Tony Randall, Marsha Mason, Dr. Paul EhrlichDonna Theodore
Carnac the Magnificent
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January 12, 1978Susan Sarandon, Red Buttons, Anne HoffmanAnthony Newley
Floyd R. Turbo- "Against Endangered Species Protection"
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January 13, 1978Buddy Hackett, Peter O'Toole, William Demarest, Victor BuonoN/A
Desk- "Phobias"
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January 16, 1978Helen Reddy (guest host), George Gobel, Dr. Joyce BrothersRobert Goulet
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January 17, 1978Jim Fowler, George Peppard, David SteinbergLinda Hopkins
Stump the Band
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January 18, 1978Peter Strauss, Robert Klein, Caren KayeWilliam Walker
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January 19, 1978William Devane, Paul Williams, Shecky Greene, Cyra McFaddenN/A
Sketch- "Weatherman" (It rains on set as part of comedy gag.)
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January 20, 1978Diahann Carroll, Charlie Callas, Don "Red" BarryJudith Blegen
Johnny shows film clip of attempted 50 men link up on the air by sky divers, after clip Johnny brings out photographer Carl Banish for bow.
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January 23, 1978David Brenner (guest host), Jack PalanceLou Rawls
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January 24, 1978David Brenner (guest host), Bob UeckerNeil Sedaka
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January 25, 1978David Brenner (guest host), Cleveland Amory, Beverly SandersN/A
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January 26, 1978David Brenner (guest host)Charo
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January 27, 1978David Brenner (guest host), Arnold SchwarzeneggerLiberace
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January 30, 1978Bob Newhart (guest host), Dr. Lendon SmithN/A
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January 31, 1978Henry Winkler, Rodney Dangerfield, Gretchen CorbettLos Indios Tabajaras
Desk- "Diet Books"

February[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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February 1, 1978Gabriel Kaplan, Cloris Leachman, Marcel MarceauN/A
Carnac the Magnificent, Johnny & Ed lead the audience in a spontaneous rendition of The Star Spangled Banner.
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February 2, 1978Carl Reiner, Jack Klugman, Jan ToddKasey Cisyk
Desk- Johnny does a self-defense skit & explains the etymology of "dressed to the nines" & other British phrases.
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February 3, 1978Joan Rivers, David Susskind, Merie EarleVic Damone
Sketch- "Russian Satellite"
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February 6, 1978Bill Cosby (guest host), KreskinLoretta Lynn
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February 7, 1978Garson Kanin, Ed LieberthalBritt Ekland, Mel Tillis
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February 8, 1978Jay Leno, Charles Nelson Reilly, Norman FellTony Bennett
Desk- Johnny demonstrates the snow and smoke machine on the Tonight Show backdrop set.
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February 9, 1978Jill Ireland, Pete Barbutti, Dr. Robert JastrowJohnny Mathis
Sketch- "Abe Lincoln"
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February 10, 1978Bob Hope, Dr. William NolenCarol Neblett, Lola Falana
Desk- "How to Be a Better Lover"
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February 13, 1978Roy Clark (guest host), Sandy Duncan, Foster BrooksGlen Campbell
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February 14, 1978Earl Holliman, Steve Landesberg, Bridget BolandBobby Goldsboro
Desk- "Valentine Cards from Children"
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February 15, 1978Walter MatthauAl Hirt
Desk- "How to Survive a Snowstorm"
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February 16, 1978Orson Bean, Mary LivingstoneMonti Rock
Sketch- "Man Charges Wife Money for Sex"
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February 17, 1978Jack Webb, Elizabeth AshleyBuddy Rich, Marilyn Horne
Sketch- "Gene Shallow Movie Review"
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February 20, 1978Steve Martin (guest host), Steve Allen, Elke Sommer, Andy KaufmanKenny Rogers
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February 21, 1978Robert Blake, Red Buttons, Johnny YuneGladys Knight & The Pips
Desk- "How to Avoid the Flu"
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February 22, 1978Goldie Hawn, Buck Henry, Dennis DuganN/A
Sketch: George Washington is interviewed by Ed McMahon; Johnny reads an Oregon classified ad for missing dentures, and quizzes Ed on celebrities' real names; scheduled musical guest Stan Getz was unavailable due to bad weather cancelling his flight
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February 23, 1978Richard Benjamin, David SteinbergMarilyn Maye
Desk- "Letters"; Johnny demonstrates sea monster on Lake Carson backdrop of the Tonight Show set.
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February 24, 1978Peter Falk, Fernando Lamas, Dorothy FuldheimChuck Mangione
Sketch- "New Wave Author"
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February 27, 1978Tom Smothers (guest host), Shelley WintersBen Vereen
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February 28, 1978Joan Embery, Susan Clark, Kelly Monteith, Barbara HowarN/A
Carnac the Magnificent

March[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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March 1, 1978Cheryl Ladd, Don Rickles, Ray BradburyN/A
Desk- "Soap Opera Shows"
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March 2, 1978Bruce Dern, Robert Klein, Susan Sullivan, Dr. Carl SaganN/A
Sketch- "Canadian Mouse"
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March 3, 1978Shirley MacLaine, Cheryl TiegsRonny Graham, Stan Getz
Stump the Band
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March 6, 1978Bill Cosby (guest host), Sally KellermanN/A
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March 7, 1978Bill Cosby (guest host), Teri GarrN/A
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March 8, 1978Bill Cosby (guest host), Dr. Joyce BrothersFreddy Fender
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March 9, 1978George Carlin (guest host)Sarah Vaughan
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March 10, 1978George Carlin (guest host), Joan Rivers, Dick Shawn, George PlimptonN/A
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March 13, 1978Rich Little (guest host), Sandy Duncan, George GobelLinda Hopkins, Robert Goulet
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March 14, 1978Charlton Heston, Charles Nelson Reilly, Thalassa CrusoHelen Schneider
Desk- "Theory of Relativity"; Desk- "Winners of Clio Awards for Best Commercials"
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March 15, 1978John Davidson, Jodie Foster, Johnny Yune, Sam BlotnerJohn Davidson ("I Can't Smile Without You" and "You Light Up My Life")
Aunt Blabby
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March 16, 1978Mel Brooks, Carol LawrenceN/A
Desk- "Answers to Test Questions by Elementary School Children"
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March 17, 1978David Brinkley, Arlene Francis, Bert ConvyN/A
Desk- "T-Shirts for Dogs"
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March 20, 1978David Brenner (guest host), Tom SmothersN/A
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March 21, 1978noneN/A
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March 22, 1978Jane Seymour, Rodney Dangerfield, David HorowitzKenny Rogers
Desk- "Police Radio Codes"
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March 23, 1978Walter Matthau, Bob Uecker, Dr. Michael FoxDee Dee Bridgewater
Desk- "How Various Animals 'Turn-On' Sexually"
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March 24, 1978Milton Berle, Donna Pyle, Dr. Lendon SmithMarilyn Horne
Commercial Blackouts: Takeoffs of: "RCA Colortrak", "Easy-Off", and "Schlitz Lite Beer".
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March 27, 1978Bob Newhart (guest host), Kelly MonteithAnthony Newley
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March 28, 1978noneN/A
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March 29, 1978Buddy Hackett, Claudia Jennings, Dr. William NolenPat Boone
Blackout Sketch- "King Tut"
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March 30, 1978Orson Bean, Joanna Cassidy, Robert Easton, Beverly DahlkeJoe Williams
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March 31, 1978Jack Klugman, George Best, Erica JongRoger Miller
Sketch- "Toto the Dog"

April[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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April 3, 1978Bob Newhart (guest host), Dick Shawn, Ray JohnsonN/A
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April 4, 1978noneN/A
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April 5, 1978Joan Rivers, Fred Astaire, Jack DouglasGloria Loring
Floyd R. Turbo- "Editorial Reply on Mandatory Retirement"
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April 6, 1978George Peppard, Frank AbagnalePete Fountain
Sketch- "Lou Gehrig Farewell Address"
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April 7, 1978Robert Mitchum, Dick Van Patten, George Miller, Dennis MadaloneN/A
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April 10, 1978Rich Little (guest host), Debbie Reynolds, Fernando LamasN/A
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April 11, 1978noneN/A
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April 12, 1978Paul Williams, Gore VidalN/A
Sketch- "Ask Mr. Dilly"
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April 13, 1978Bob Hope, Joseph WambaughLola Falana
Carnac the Magnificent
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April 14, 1978Elizabeth Ashley, Steve Garney, Johnny YuneEngelbert Humperdinck
Johnny displays gag 'Le Draught' wine bottle; Mighty Carson Art Players- "Jacque Coocoo"
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April 17, 1978Robert Klein (guest host), Dick ClarkEartha Kitt
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April 18, 1978Don Rickles (guest host), Robert Blake, Bruce JennerN/A
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April 19, 1978Don Rickles (guest host), Shecky GreenePeggy Lee
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April 20, 1978Don Rickles (guest host), Tony Curtis, Phyllis Diller, Tommy LasordaSkiles and Henderson, Scatman Crothers
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April 21, 1978George Carlin (guest host), Tom Smothers, Dr. Michael FoxRoger Miller
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April 24, 1978George Carlin (guest host), KreskinJack Jones
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April 25, 1978George Carlin (guest host), Wayne Rogers, Kip AddottaN/A
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April 26, 1978Roy Clark (guest host), Doug Henning, Victor BuonoNatalie Cole
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April 27, 1978Roy Clark (guest host), Rich Little, Norman FellN/A
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April 28, 1978Roy Clark (guest host), John Davidson, George GobelN/A

May[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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May 1, 1978David Steinberg (guest host), Flip Wilson, Dom DeLuiseHelen Reddy
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May 2, 1978Sammy Davis, Jr.Sammy Davis, Jr. ("Once in a Lifetime" and "Mr. Bojangles"), Char Fontane
Aunt Blabby
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May 3, 1978Buddy Hackett, Dr. Paul EhrlichDonna Theodore
Sketch- "Laszlo Wartstuler- World's Greatest Director"
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May 4, 1978Gabriel Kaplan (guest host), Norm CrosbyConnie Stevens
Desk- "'Do You Ever Wonder If..' Jokes"
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May 5, 1978Gabriel Kaplan (guest host), Patrick Duffy, Barbara Eden, George PlimptonN/A
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May 8, 1978Gabriel Kaplan (guest host), Joan Rivers, Richard LewisKenny Rogers
Stump the Comedian with Gabriel Kaplan
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May 9, 1978noneN/A
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May 10, 1978Erma BombeckMac Davis
Floyd R. Turbo- "Editorial Reply About the 55 M.P.H. Speed Limit"
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May 11, 1978Carl Reiner, Florence HendersonMonti Rock
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May 12, 1978Rich Little, Jean Marsh, McLean Stevenson, Dr. Lendon SmithN/A
Mighty Carson Art Players- "Take-off of 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood'"
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May 15, 1978Orson Welles (guest host), Vincent Price, Teri GarrN/A
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May 16, 1978Bess Armstrong, Bob Speca, David HorowitzTony Bennett
Desk- "Foreign Commercials"
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May 17, 1978Jane Fonda, Charlie Callas, Dr. Carl SaganEthel Merman ("Gee, But It's Good To Be Here")
Carnac the Magnificent
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May 18, 1978Fernando Lamas, Bert Convy, Joanna CameronEubie Blake
Desk- "Television Pilots That Didn't Make It"
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May 19, 1978Robert Blake, Dorothy FuldheimKellee Patterson, Ronny Graham
Commercial Blackouts: "Quotal Cereal", and a take-off on pantyhose commercial.
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May 22, 1978John Davidson (guest host), Betty White, Ken NortonJim Nabors
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May 23, 1978Burt Reynolds, Monte VantonJohnny Mathis
Stump the Band
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May 24, 1978Shecky Greene, Shelley HackBuddy Rich, Donna Theodore
Desk- "What is Suspicious"
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May 25, 1978Orson Bean, Bob Uecker, Dr. Joyce BrothersEugene Fodor
El Mouldo
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May 26, 1978George Gobel, Frank AbagnaleHelen Reddy, Pete Fountain
Mighty Carson Art Players- "Indy 500"
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May 29, 1978George Carlin (guest host), Kip Addotta, Dr. Art UleneDella Reese
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May 30, 1978noneN/A
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May 31, 1978Tony Randall, David Sayh, Shelley WintersN/A
Desk- "How to Make an Impression At An Interview"

June[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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June 1, 1978Bill Cosby, Dick Van Patten, Mariel AragonN/A
Sketch- "Murray the Mouse"
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June 2, 1978James Coco, Kelly Monteith, Barbara HowarLeonard Waxdeck & The Birdcallers
Desk- "Ways to Skimp in the State Budget"
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June 5, 1978Burt Reynolds (guest host), Carol Burnett, James BrolinRoger Miller
Desk- "Blue Cards"
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June 6, 1978Burt Reynolds (guest host), Orson Welles, Sandy Duncan, David Steinberg, Dub TaylorLinda Hopkins
Desk- "Blue Cards"
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June 7, 1978Burt Reynolds (guest host), Roy Rogers, Norman FellWayne Newton
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June 8, 1978Burt Reynolds (guest host), Charles Nelson ReillyLola Falana
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June 9, 1978Burt Reynolds (guest host), Madeline Kahn, Dr. William NolenN/A
Desk- "Blue Cards"
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June 12, 1978Bob Newhart (guest host), James HamptonVikki Carr, Mel Tillis
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June 13, 1978noneN/A
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June 14, 1978Suzanne Pleshette, Patrick DuffyDonna Summer
Desk- "How to Keep a Happy Marriage"
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June 15, 1978Jim Fowler, Jenny AgutterPhyllis Newman
Mighty Carson Art Players- "Post Office"
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June 16, 1978Ann-Margret, Robert Mitchum, Gary Morgan, Tom Dreesen, Joseph N. SorrentinoN/A
Floyd R. Turbo- "Editorial Reply About the Olympics in Los Angeles"
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June 19, 1978Steve Martin (guest host), Richard Pryor, Robert LoganBernadette Peters, Glen Campbell
Steve Martin sings 'King Tut'.
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June 20, 1978noneN/A
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June 21, 1978Tony Curtis, Steve Landesberg, Bess Armstrong, Merie EarleN/A
Carnac the Magnificent
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June 22, 1978Marsha Mason, Rodney DangerfieldBenny Goodman
Desk- "Fascinating Facts"
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June 23, 1978Elizabeth Ashley, Johnny Yune, Buck Henry, Tim SeverinN/A
Desk- "The Encyclopedia of How Long Things Take"
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June 26, 1978John Davidson (guest host), Angie DickinsonSkiles and Henderson, Linda Hopkins
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June 27, 1978John Davidson (guest host), Elke Sommer, Kip AddottaThe Carpenters, Cubby O'Brien
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June 28, 1978John Davidson (guest host), Susan Saint James, Jerry Van DykeJim Stafford
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June 29, 1978John Davidson (guest host), Elliott GouldN/A
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June 30, 1978John Davidson (guest host), Rob ReinerAnthony Newley

July[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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July 3, 1978George Carlin (guest host), George Hamilton, George PlimptonEartha Kitt
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July 4, 1978George Carlin (guest host), Martin Mull, George GobelN/A
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July 5, 1978McLean Stevenson (guest host), William Shatner, Shelley Hack, Pete Barbutti, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Jim BaileyJose Feliciano
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July 6, 1978Bob Newhart (guest host), George C. Scott, Gallagher, Dr. Lendon SmithN/A
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July 7, 1978Bob Newhart (guest host), Henry FondaKenny Rogers
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July 10, 1978David Steinberg (guest host)Ken Page
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July 11, 1978Robert Klein (guest host), Orson Bean, Jack GilfordN/A
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July 12, 1978Robert Klein (guest host), Vincent PriceItzhak Perlman
Robert Klein plugs his new film, 'Hooper'.
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July 13, 1978Rich Little (guest host), Tom BosleyN/A
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July 14, 1978Rich Little (guest host), James Stewart, Kelly Monteith, Loretta Swit, Dr. William NolenN/A
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July 17, 1978McLean Stevenson (guest host)Donna Theodore
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July 18, 1978noneN/A
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July 19, 1978Sandy Duncan, Howard JarvisCarol Neblett
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July 20, 1978Donna Hois, Bruce Jenner, Marilu Tolo, Ray JohnsonJoe Williams ("Young Man on the Way Up")
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July 21, 1978Richard Pryor, Dorothy FuldheimDave Brubeck Quartet
Sketch- "Morris the Cat"
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July 24, 1978Kenny Rogers (guest host), Dr. Michael FoxN/A
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July 25, 1978noneN/A
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July 26, 1978Joan Embery, Jean Marsh, Nancy LopezAndrea McArdle ("Hopelessly Devoted to You" and "Tomorrow")
Floyd R. Turbo- "Editorial Reply About Smoking in Restaurants"
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July 27, 1978Angie Dickinson, Bobby Kelton, David HorowitzMarilyn Horne
Desk- "Free Thing to Do in Los Angeles"
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July 28, 1978McLean Stevenson, Charles Nelson Reilly, Bill Kirchenbauer, Dr. Lendon SmithN/A
Stump the Band
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July 31, 1978Bob Newhart (guest host), Susan Saint James, Jay LenoBernadette Peters, Harry Chapin

August[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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August 1, 1978noneN/A
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August 2, 1978Burt Reynolds, Susan Sarandon, Andrew TobiasN/A
Desk- "How to Pick a Wife"
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August 3, 1978Fernando Lamas, GallagherPeggy Lee
Carnac the Magnificent
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August 4, 1978George Carlin, Charles Frank, Ralph RectorLola Falana
Desk- "Tips on How to Save Money"
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August 7, 1978Rob Reiner (guest host), Billy Crystal, Tommy LasordaN/A
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August 8, 1978noneN/A
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August 9, 1978Dean Martin, Erma Bombeck, Martin MullJohnny Mathis ("Copacabana", "Pieces of Dreams")
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August 10, 1978David SteinbergRoger Miller
Commercial Blackouts: "Tumaid", "E.F. Nutton", and "Range Top Stuffing"
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August 11, 1978Farrah Fawcett, Charlie Callas, Brooke ShieldsBuddy Rich, Ed Shaughnessy
Desk- "How to Get Over a Heartache"
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August 14, 1978David Brenner (guest host), Elizabeth Ashley, Kelly MonteithN/A
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August 15, 1978noneN/A
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August 16, 1978Betty White, John Byner, Johnny Yune, Merie EarleN/A
Doc's race horses; The 100 most influential people in history.
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August 17, 1978Ardath Evitt, Bess Armstrong, Bobby Kelton, Elia KazanN/A
Desk- "National Lampoon Sunday Supplement"
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August 18, 1978Buck Henry, Jack Douglas, Marilu ToloLarry Gatlin
Stump the Band
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August 21, 1978Bob Newhart (guest host), Don Rickles, Dr. Joyce BrothersN/A
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August 22, 1978Bob Newhart (guest host), Suzanne Somers, Dr. Michael FoxN/A
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August 23, 1978Bill Cosby (guest host), Mary Louise Weller, Adrienne BarbeauPaul Anka, Pete Fountain
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August 24, 1978Robert Klein (guest host), Teri Garr, Dr. Wayne DyerHudson Brothers
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August 25, 1978Rich Little (guest host), James Garner, Kip Addotta, Fred TravalenaN/A

September[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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September 4, 1978George Carlin (guest host), Frank LangellaConnie Stevens, Jim Stafford
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September 5, 1978noneN/A
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September 6, 1978Peter Strauss, Charles Nelson ReillyBritt Ekland, Los Indios Tabajaras
Aunt Blabby
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September 7, 1978Florence Henderson, Patrick Duffy, Marvin HamlischN/A
Desk- "The Soaps"
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September 8, 1978Elizabeth Ashley, Dan HaggertyGene Bertoncini, Helen Schneider
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September 11, 1978George Carlin (guest host), Joan RiversJoel Grey
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September 12, 1978noneN/A
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September 13, 1978Jack Albertson, Tony Delia, William Peter BlattyDolly Parton
Carnac the Magnificent
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September 14, 1978Phyllis GeorgeMel Tillis, Donna Theodore
Desk- "Letters from Viewers"
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September 15, 1978Shecky Greene, Barbara Howar, Jim BoutonChuck Mangione, Placido Domingo
Floyd R. Turbo- "Editorial Reply in Opposition to National Health Insurance"
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September 18, 1978Rich Little (guest host), Dick Clark, Norm Crosby, KreskinRita Moreno
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September 19, 1978noneN/A
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September 20, 1978Jack Klugman, George Plimpton, Tom DreesenKellee Patterson
Behind the Scenes of The Tonight Show
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September 21, 1978Joe Namath, Jim FowlerKenny Rogers & Dottie West ("The Gambler", "Anyone Who Isn't Me Tonight")
Desk- "Courses Offers from the University of Burbank" (i.e. speed eating, modern dance for animals, history of coughing, and aborigine playwrights.)
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September 22, 1978Tim Conway, Angie Dickinson, George Miller, Andrew TobiasN/A
Sketch- "Foreman of the Nuclear Power Plant Interview"
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September 25, 1978Steve Martin (guest host), Burt Reynolds, Cheryl Ladd, Steve LandesbergN/A
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September 26, 1978Don Rickles (guest host), Suzanne SomersBen Vereen
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September 27, 1978Don Rickles (guest host), Sandy Duncan, Robert ConradN/A
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September 28, 1978Don Rickles (guest host), Burt Hooton, Dub TaylorDella Reese
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September 29, 1978noneN/A

October[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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October 2, 1978Sammy Davis, Jr. (guest host)Sarah Vaughan
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October 3, 1978noneN/A
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October 4, 1978Frank Abagnale, Donny Osmond, Marie Osmond, Kelly MonteithSenor Wences
Desk- "Ways to Combat Loneliness"
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October 5, 1978Betty White, Robert MorleyMonti Rock, Monteith and Rand
Mighty Carson Art Players- "Woman Reporter in Men's Locker Room"
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October 6, 1978Dick Van Patten, Dr. Lendon SmithBob & Ray, Luciano Pavarotti
Desk- "Celebrity Donations for the Smithsonian Institute"
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October 9, 1978Beverly Sills (guest host), Carol Burnett, Shecky Greene, Fernando Lamas, Charles Nelson ReillyN/A
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October 10, 1978noneN/A
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October 11, 1978Jean Marsh, Yacov Noy, Dr. Paul EhrlichDonna Summer
Carnac the Magnificent
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October 12, 1978David Steinberg, John Bennett, Marianne BroomeKelly Garrett
Desk- "Dreamer's Dictionary"
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October 13, 1978Bob Hope, Robert Blake, Bobby Kelton, Ray JohnsonN/A
Commercial Blackouts: 1. Comparative Advertising; 2. Institutional Advertising; 3. Celebrities Endorsing Advertising; and 4. Recording Tape.
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October 16, 1978John Denver (guest host), John Ritter, Jay Leno, Ellen BurstynN/A
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October 17, 1978noneN/A
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October 18, 1978Gregory Peck, Martin Mull, Robert EastonJudith Blegen
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October 19, 1978Rob Reiner, Lit Connah, Carol WayneDizzy Gillespie
Mighty Carson Art Players- "Tea-Time Movie"
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October 20, 1978Elizabeth Ashley, Johnny Yune, David HorowitzSteve Lawrence
The Edge of Wetness
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October 23, 1978David Brenner (guest host)N/A
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October 24, 1978David Brenner (guest host)N/A
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October 25, 1978David Brenner (guest host)N/A
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October 26, 1978David Brenner (guest host)N/A
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October 27, 1978David Brenner (guest host)N/A
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October 30, 1978David Brenner (guest host), McLean Stevenson, Pete BarbuttiBernadette Peters
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October 31, 1978noneN/A

November[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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November 1, 1978Patrick Duffy, Rodney Dangerfield, Dr. Carl SaganCarol Neblett
Desk- "Superstitions"
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November 2, 1978Bess ArmstrongN/A
Desk- "Christmas Shopping Tips"
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November 3, 1978Mary Tyler Moore, Beverly JohnsonAnthony Newley
Mighty Carson Art Players- "Politics"
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November 6, 1978Don Rickles (guest host)Charo, Gladys Knight & The Pips
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November 7, 1978noneN/A
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November 8, 1978Charlton Heston, Charlie Callas, Lesley Ann Warren, Julia ChildN/A
Desk- "Yes or No Propositions"
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November 9, 1978Harvey Korman, Gary Coleman, Lilli PalmerLarry Gatlin
Floyd R. Turbo- "Rebuttal in Favor of Legalized Gambling"
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November 10, 1978John Davidson, Charles Nelson Reilly, Dorothy Fuldheim, A.L. RoweN/A
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November 13, 1978Don Rickles (guest host), Carroll O'Connor, Bobby RamsenJose Molina, Peter Marshall
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November 14, 1978Buddy Hackett, Anthony HopkinsBilly Davis, Jr., Marilyn McCoo
Carnac the Magnificent; Stump the Band
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November 15, 1978Angie Dickinson, Robert Klein, Erma BombeckLinda Hopkins
Desk- "Qualifications for Seeking Status"
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November 16, 1978Sylvester Stallone, Bobby Kelton, Thalassa CrusoKenny Rogers
The Edge of Wetness
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November 17, 1978Jill IrelandPete Fountain
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November 20, 1978Gabriel Kaplan (guest host), Robert UrichStephen Bishop
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November 21, 1978Anthony Quinn, Steve Martin, Paul WilliamsN/A
Desk- "Gifts For a Person Who Has Everything"
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November 22, 1978Susan Saint James, Fernando Lamas, Calvin TrillinDonna Theodore
Sketch- "Thanksgiving Turkey"
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November 23, 1978Charlie HillRoger Miller
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November 24, 1978James Garner, Ellen Burstyn, David Letterman, Rod DornsifeN/A
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November 27, 1978Don Rickles (guest host), Arte Johnson, Elke SommerGlen Campbell
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November 28, 1978Richard Benjamin, Martin Mull, Dr. Lendon SmithJoe Williams
Desk- "New Etiquette/Manner List"
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November 29, 1978Buck Henry, F. Lee BaileyAndy Williams
Desk- "Commonly Mispronounced Words"; Mighty Carson Art Players- "G. Walter Schneer- Phone Company"
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November 30, 1978Cindy Williams, Shecky Greene, Anthony Paratone, Joseph ParatoneN/A
Desk- "Wild and Crazy Calendars"

December[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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December 1, 1978Bob Hope, Tom Dreesen, David HorowitzPat Boone
Desk- "Trivia Dispatch"
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December 4, 1978Bill Cosby (guest host), Sandy DuncanLoretta Lynn, Lou Rawls
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December 5, 1978Bill Cosby (guest host), Norm Crosby, George PlimptonMac Davis
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December 6, 1978Bill Cosby (guest host), Richard Pryor, Dr. Michael FoxBobby Goldsboro
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December 7, 1978George Carlin (guest host), Ray JohnsonDella Reese
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December 8, 1978David Steinberg (guest host), Orson Bean, Susan SarandonShields & Yarnell
Sketch- "David- The Psychiatrist"
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December 11, 1978Bob Newhart (guest host), Debbie Reynolds, Wayne Rogers, Pete BarbuttiN/A
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December 12, 1978Angie DickinsonN/A
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December 13, 1978Ann-Margret, Joan Rivers, Lou HoltzN/A
Desk- "Letters to Santa Claus"; Johnny hosts a lingerie fashion show.
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December 14, 1978Bob Hope, Red Skelton, Jean MarshEngelbert Humperdinck
Sketch- "Carl the Cardboard"
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December 15, 1978Dan HaggertyPhyllis Newman
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December 18, 1978John Davidson (guest host), Ron HowardN/A
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December 19, 1978noneN/A
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December 20, 1978Bruce Dern, Myron Cohen, Calvin TrillinJohnny Mathis
Desk- "Employment Guidelines for Old St. Nick"
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December 21, 1978Bob Hope, Dick Van Patten, Gil FatesN/A
New Products of 1978
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December 22, 1978Betty White, Bert ConvyMarilyn Horne
Mighty Carson Art Players- "The Andy Davidson Christmas Special"
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December 25, 1978Patrick Duffy, Teri Garr, Vincent PriceJim Stafford
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December 26, 1978John Davidson (guest host), Phyllis Diller, Dick Clark, KreskinRita Moreno
Desk- "Odds and Ends"
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December 27, 1978John Davidson (guest host), Bernie Kopell, Kip AddottaTony Orlando
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December 28, 1978John Davidson (guest host), Erik Estrada, Dr. Joyce BrothersVikki Carr
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December 29, 1978John Davidson (guest host), Lindsay Wagner, Foster BrooksKenny Rogers, The Oak Ridge Boys

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