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

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The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1978 episodes
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 231
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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, 1978 Kenny Rogers (guest host), Norm Crosby, Dub Taylor Kris Kristofferson, Rita Coolidge
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January 3, 1978 Charles Nelson Reilly, Buck Henry Pete Fountain
Desk- "New Year's Resolutions"
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January 4, 1978 John Davidson, Orson Bean N/A
Aunt Blabby
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January 5, 1978 David Brenner, Antonio Salemme Itzhak Perlman, Joe Williams
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January 6, 1978 Madlyn Rhue, Alan King, David Horowitz Helen Reddy
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January 9, 1978 George Carlin (guest host), Hal Linden, Carol Lawrence, Kelly Monteith N/A
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January 10, 1978 John Byner, Suzanne Somers, Bo Svenson N/A
Desk- "Personalized License Plates for Celebrities"
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January 11, 1978 Tony Randall, Marsha Mason, Dr. Paul Ehrlich Donna Theodore
Carnac the Magnificent
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January 12, 1978 Susan Sarandon, Red Buttons, Anne Hoffman Anthony Newley
Floyd R. Turbo- "Against Endangered Species Protection"
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January 13, 1978 Buddy Hackett, Peter O'Toole, William Demarest, Victor Buono N/A
Desk- "Phobias"
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January 16, 1978 Helen Reddy (guest host), George Gobel, Dr. Joyce Brothers Robert Goulet
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January 17, 1978 Jim Fowler, George Peppard, David Steinberg Linda Hopkins
Stump the Band
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January 18, 1978 Peter Strauss, Robert Klein, Caren Kaye William Walker
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January 19, 1978 William Devane, Paul Williams, Shecky Greene, Cyra McFadden N/A
Sketch- "Weatherman" (It rains on set as part of comedy gag.)
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January 20, 1978 Diahann Carroll, Charlie Callas, Don "Red" Barry Judith 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, 1978 David Brenner (guest host), Jack Palance Lou Rawls
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January 24, 1978 David Brenner (guest host), Bob Uecker Neil Sedaka
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January 25, 1978 David Brenner (guest host), Cleveland Amory, Beverly Sanders N/A
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January 26, 1978 David Brenner (guest host) Charo
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January 27, 1978 David Brenner (guest host), Arnold Schwarzenegger Liberace
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January 30, 1978 Bob Newhart (guest host), Dr. Lendon Smith N/A
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January 31, 1978 Henry Winkler, Rodney Dangerfield, Gretchen Corbett Los Indios Tabajaras
Desk- "Diet Books"

February[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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February 1, 1978 Gabriel Kaplan, Cloris Leachman, Marcel Marceau N/A
Carnac the Magnificent
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February 2, 1978 Carl Reiner, Jack Klugman, Jan Todd Kasey 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, 1978 Joan Rivers, David Susskind, Merie Earle Vic Damone
Sketch- "Russian Satellite"
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February 6, 1978 Bill Cosby (guest host), Kreskin Loretta Lynn
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February 7, 1978 Garson Kanin, Ed Lieberthal Britt Ekland, Mel Tillis
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February 8, 1978 Jay Leno, Charles Nelson Reilly, Norman Fell Tony Bennett
Desk- Johnny demonstrates the snow and smoke machine on the Tonight Show backdrop set.
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February 9, 1978 Jill Ireland, Pete Barbutti, Dr. Robert Jastrow Johnny Mathis
Sketch- "Abe Lincoln"
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February 10, 1978 Bob Hope, Dr. William Nolen Carol Neblett, Lola Falana
Desk- "How to Be a Better Lover"
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February 13, 1978 Roy Clark (guest host), Sandy Duncan, Foster Brooks Glen Campbell
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February 14, 1978 Earl Holliman, Steve Landesberg, Bridget Boland Bobby Goldsboro
Desk- "Valentine Cards from Children"
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February 15, 1978 Walter Matthau Al Hirt
Desk- "How to Survive a Snowstorm"
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February 16, 1978 Orson Bean, Mary Livingstone Monti Rock
Sketch- "Man Charges Wife Money for Sex"
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February 17, 1978 Jack Webb, Elizabeth Ashley Buddy Rich, Marilyn Horne
Sketch- "Gene Shallow Movie Review"
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February 20, 1978 Steve Martin (guest host), Steve Allen, Elke Sommer, Andy Kaufman Kenny Rogers
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February 21, 1978 Robert Blake, Red Buttons, Johnny Yune Gladys Knight & The Pips
Desk- "How to Avoid the Flu"
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February 22, 1978 Goldie Hawn, Buck Henry, Dennis Dugan N/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 to due bad weather cancelling his flight
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February 23, 1978 Richard Benjamin, David Steinberg Marilyn Maye
Desk- "Letters"; Johnny demonstrates sea monster on Lake Carson backdrop of the Tonight Show set.
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February 24, 1978 Peter Falk, Fernando Lamas, Dorothy Fuldheim Chuck Mangione
Sketch- "New Wave Author"
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February 27, 1978 Tom Smothers (guest host), Shelley Winters Ben Vereen
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February 28, 1978 Joan Embery, Susan Clark, Kelly Monteith, Barbara Howar N/A
Carnac the Magnificent

March[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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March 1, 1978 Cheryl Ladd, Don Rickles, Ray Bradbury N/A
Desk- "Soap Opera Shows"
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March 2, 1978 Bruce Dern, Robert Klein, Susan Sullivan, Dr. Carl Sagan N/A
Sketch- "Canadian Mouse"
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March 3, 1978 Shirley MacLaine, Cheryl Tiegs Ronny Graham, Stan Getz
Stump the Band
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March 6, 1978 Bill Cosby (guest host), Sally Kellerman N/A
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March 7, 1978 Bill Cosby (guest host), Teri Garr N/A
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March 8, 1978 Bill Cosby (guest host), Dr. Joyce Brothers Freddy Fender
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March 9, 1978 George Carlin (guest host) Sarah Vaughan
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March 10, 1978 George Carlin (guest host), Joan Rivers, Dick Shawn, George Plimpton N/A
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March 13, 1978 Rich Little (guest host), Sandy Duncan, George Gobel Linda Hopkins, Robert Goulet
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March 14, 1978 Charlton Heston, Charles Nelson Reilly, Thalassa Cruso Helen Schneider
Desk- "Theory of Relativity"; Desk- "Winners of Clio Awards for Best Commercials"
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March 15, 1978 John Davidson, Jodie Foster, Johnny Yune, Sam Blotner John Davidson ("I Can't Smile Without You" and "You Light Up My Life")
Aunt Blabby
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March 16, 1978 Mel Brooks, Carol Lawrence N/A
Desk- "Answers to Test Questions by Elementary School Children"
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March 17, 1978 David Brinkley, Arlene Francis, Bert Convy N/A
Desk- "T-Shirts for Dogs"
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March 20, 1978 David Brenner (guest host), Tom Smothers N/A
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March 21, 1978 none N/A
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March 22, 1978 Jane Seymour, Rodney Dangerfield, David Horowitz Kenny Rogers
Desk- "Police Radio Codes"
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March 23, 1978 Walter Matthau, Bob Uecker, Dr. Michael Fox Dee Dee Bridgewater
Desk- "How Various Animals 'Turn-On' Sexually"
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March 24, 1978 Milton Berle, Donna Pyle, Dr. Lendon Smith Marilyn Horne
Commercial Blackouts: Takeoffs of: "RCA Colortrak", "Easy-Off", and "Schlitz Lite Beer".
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March 27, 1978 Bob Newhart (guest host), Kelly Monteith Anthony Newley
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March 28, 1978 none N/A
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March 29, 1978 Buddy Hackett, Claudia Jennings, Dr. William Nolen Pat Boone
Blackout Sketch- "King Tut"
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March 30, 1978 Orson Bean, Joanna Cassidy, Robert Easton, Beverly Dahlke Joe Williams
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March 31, 1978 Jack Klugman, George Best, Erica Jong Roger Miller
Sketch- "Toto the Dog"

April[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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April 3, 1978 Bob Newhart (guest host), Dick Shawn, Ray Johnson N/A
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April 4, 1978 none N/A
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April 5, 1978 Joan Rivers, Fred Astaire, Jack Douglas Gloria Loring
Floyd R. Turbo- "Editorial Reply on Mandatory Retirement"
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April 6, 1978 George Peppard, Frank Abagnale Pete Fountain
Sketch- "Lou Gehrig Farewell Address"
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April 7, 1978 Robert Mitchum, Dick Van Patten, George Miller, Dennis Madalone N/A
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April 10, 1978 Rich Little (guest host), Debbie Reynolds, Fernando Lamas N/A
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April 11, 1978 none N/A
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April 12, 1978 Paul Williams, Gore Vidal N/A
Sketch- "Ask Mr. Dilly"
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April 13, 1978 Bob Hope, Joseph Wambaugh Lola Falana
Carnac the Magnificent
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April 14, 1978 Elizabeth Ashley, Steve Garney, Johnny Yune Engelbert Humperdinck
Johnny displays gag 'Le Draught' wine bottle; Mighty Carson Art Players- "Jacque Coocoo"
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April 17, 1978 Robert Klein (guest host), Dick Clark Eartha Kitt
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April 18, 1978 Don Rickles (guest host), Robert Blake, Bruce Jenner N/A
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April 19, 1978 Don Rickles (guest host), Shecky Greene Peggy Lee
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April 20, 1978 Don Rickles (guest host), Tony Curtis, Phyllis Diller, Tommy Lasorda Skiles and Henderson, Scatman Crothers
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April 21, 1978 George Carlin (guest host), Tom Smothers, Dr. Michael Fox Roger Miller
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April 24, 1978 George Carlin (guest host), Kreskin Jack Jones
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April 25, 1978 George Carlin (guest host), Wayne Rogers, Kip Addotta N/A
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April 26, 1978 Roy Clark (guest host), Doug Henning, Victor Buono Natalie Cole
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April 27, 1978 Roy Clark (guest host), Rich Little, Norman Fell N/A
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April 28, 1978 Roy Clark (guest host), John Davidson, George Gobel N/A

May[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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May 1, 1978 David Steinberg (guest host), Flip Wilson, Dom DeLuise Helen Reddy
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May 2, 1978 Sammy Davis, Jr. Sammy Davis, Jr. ("Once in a Lifetime" and "Mr. Bojangles"), Char Fontane
Aunt Blabby
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May 3, 1978 Buddy Hackett, Dr. Paul Ehrlich Donna Theodore
Sketch- "Laszlo Wartstuler- World's Greatest Director"
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May 4, 1978 Gabriel Kaplan (guest host), Norm Crosby Connie Stevens
Desk- "'Do You Ever Wonder If..' Jokes"
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May 5, 1978 Gabriel Kaplan (guest host), Patrick Duffy, Barbara Eden, George Plimpton N/A
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May 8, 1978 Gabriel Kaplan (guest host), Joan Rivers, Richard Lewis Kenny Rogers
Stump the Comedian with Gabriel Kaplan
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May 9, 1978 none N/A
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May 10, 1978 Erma Bombeck Mac Davis
Floyd R. Turbo- "Editorial Reply About the 55 M.P.H. Speed Limit"
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May 11, 1978 Carl Reiner, Florence Henderson Monti Rock
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May 12, 1978 Rich Little, Jean Marsh, McLean Stevenson, Dr. Lendon Smith N/A
Mighty Carson Art Players- "Take-off of 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood'"
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May 15, 1978 Orson Welles (guest host), Vincent Price, Teri Garr N/A
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May 16, 1978 Bess Armstrong, Bob Speca, David Horowitz Tony Bennett
Desk- "Foreign Commercials"
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May 17, 1978 Jane Fonda, Charlie Callas, Dr. Carl Sagan Ethel Merman ("Gee, But It's Good To Be Here")
Carnac the Magnificent
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May 18, 1978 Fernando Lamas, Bert Convy, Joanna Cameron Eubie Blake
Desk- "Television Pilots That Didn't Make It"
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May 19, 1978 Robert Blake, Dorothy Fuldheim Kellee Patterson, Ronny Graham
Commercial Blackouts: "Quotal Cereal", and a take-off on pantyhose commercial.
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May 22, 1978 John Davidson (guest host), Betty White, Ken Norton Jim Nabors
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May 23, 1978 Burt Reynolds, Monte Vanton Johnny Mathis
Stump the Band
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May 24, 1978 Shecky Greene, Shelley Hack Buddy Rich, Donna Theodore
Desk- "What is Suspicious"
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May 25, 1978 Orson Bean, Bob Uecker, Dr. Joyce Brothers Eugene Fodor
El Mouldo
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May 26, 1978 George Gobel, Frank Abagnale Helen Reddy, Pete Fountain
Mighty Carson Art Players- "Indy 500"
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May 29, 1978 George Carlin (guest host), Kip Addotta, Dr. Art Ulene Della Reese
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May 30, 1978 none N/A
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May 31, 1978 Tony Randall, David Sayh, Shelley Winters N/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, 1978 Bill Cosby, Dick Van Patten, Mariel Aragon N/A
Sketch- "Murray the Mouse"
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June 2, 1978 James Coco, Kelly Monteith, Barbara Howar Leonard Waxdeck & The Birdcallers
Desk- "Ways to Skimp in the State Budget"
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June 5, 1978 Burt Reynolds (guest host), Carol Burnett, James Brolin Roger Miller
Desk- "Blue Cards"
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June 6, 1978 Burt Reynolds (guest host), Orson Welles, Sandy Duncan, David Steinberg, Dub Taylor Linda Hopkins
Desk- "Blue Cards"
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June 7, 1978 Burt Reynolds (guest host), Roy Rogers, Norman Fell Wayne Newton
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June 8, 1978 Burt Reynolds (guest host), Charles Nelson Reilly Lola Falana
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June 9, 1978 Burt Reynolds (guest host), Madeline Kahn, Dr. William Nolen N/A
Desk- "Blue Cards"
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June 12, 1978 Bob Newhart (guest host), James Hampton Vikki Carr, Mel Tillis
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June 13, 1978 none N/A
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June 14, 1978 Suzanne Pleshette, Patrick Duffy Donna Summer
Desk- "How to Keep a Happy Marriage"
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June 15, 1978 Jim Fowler, Jenny Agutter Phyllis Newman
Mighty Carson Art Players- "Post Office"
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June 16, 1978 Ann-Margret, Robert Mitchum, Tom Dreesen, Joseph N. Sorrentino N/A
Floyd R. Turbo- "Editorial Reply About the Olympics in Los Angeles"
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June 19, 1978 Steve Martin (guest host), Richard Pryor Bernadette Peters, Glen Campbell
Steve Martin sings 'King Tut'.
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June 20, 1978 none N/A
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June 21, 1978 Tony Curtis, Steve Landesberg, Bess Armstrong, Merie Earle N/A
Carnac the Magnificent
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June 22, 1978 Marsha Mason, Rodney Dangerfield Benny Goodman
Desk- "Fascinating Facts"
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June 23, 1978 Elizabeth Ashley, Johnny Yune, Buck Henry, Tim Severin N/A
Desk- "The Encyclopedia of How Long Things Take"
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June 26, 1978 John Davidson (guest host), Angie Dickinson Skiles and Henderson, Linda Hopkins
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June 27, 1978 John Davidson (guest host), Elke Sommer, Kip Addotta The Carpenters, Cubby O'Brien
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June 28, 1978 John Davidson (guest host), Susan Saint James, Jerry Van Dyke Jim Stafford
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June 29, 1978 John Davidson (guest host), Elliott Gould N/A
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June 30, 1978 John Davidson (guest host), Rob Reiner Anthony Newley

July[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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July 3, 1978 George Carlin (guest host), George Hamilton, George Plimpton Eartha Kitt
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July 4, 1978 George Carlin (guest host), Martin Mull, George Gobel N/A
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July 5, 1978 McLean Stevenson (guest host), William Shatner, Shelley Hack, Pete Barbutti, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Jim Bailey Jose Feliciano
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July 6, 1978 Bob Newhart (guest host), George C. Scott, Gallagher, Dr. Lendon Smith N/A
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July 7, 1978 Bob Newhart (guest host), Henry Fonda Kenny Rogers
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July 10, 1978 David Steinberg (guest host) Ken Page
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July 11, 1978 Robert Klein (guest host), Orson Bean, Jack Gilford N/A
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July 12, 1978 Robert Klein (guest host), Vincent Price Itzhak Perlman
Robert Klein plugs his new film, 'Hooper'.
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July 13, 1978 Rich Little (guest host), Tom Bosley N/A
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July 14, 1978 Rich Little (guest host), James Stewart, Kelly Monteith, Loretta Swit, Dr. William Nolen N/A
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July 17, 1978 McLean Stevenson (guest host) Donna Theodore
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July 18, 1978 none N/A
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July 19, 1978 Sandy Duncan, Howard Jarvis Carol Neblett
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July 20, 1978 Donna Hois, Bruce Jenner, Marilu Tolo, Ray Johnson Joe Williams ("Young Man on the Way Up")
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July 21, 1978 Richard Pryor, Dorothy Fuldheim Dave Brubeck Quartet
Sketch- "Morris the Cat"
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July 24, 1978 Kenny Rogers (guest host), Dr. Michael Fox N/A
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July 25, 1978 none N/A
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July 26, 1978 Joan Embery, Jean Marsh, Nancy Lopez Andrea McArdle ("Hopelessly Devoted to You" and "Tomorrow")
Floyd R. Turbo- "Editorial Reply About Smoking in Restaurants"
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July 27, 1978 Angie Dickinson, Bobby Kelton, David Horowitz Marilyn Horne
Desk- "Free Thing to Do in Los Angeles"
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July 28, 1978 McLean Stevenson, Charles Nelson Reilly, Bill Kirchenbauer, Dr. Lendon Smith N/A
Stump the Band
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July 31, 1978 Bob Newhart (guest host), Susan Saint James, Jay Leno Bernadette Peters, Harry Chapin

August[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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August 1, 1978 none N/A
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August 2, 1978 Burt Reynolds, Susan Sarandon, Andrew Tobias N/A
Desk- "How to Pick a Wife"
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August 3, 1978 Fernando Lamas, Gallagher Peggy Lee
Carnac the Magnificent
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August 4, 1978 George Carlin, Charles Frank, Ralph Rector Lola Falana
Desk- "Tips on How to Save Money"
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August 7, 1978 Rob Reiner (guest host), Billy Crystal, Tommy Lasorda N/A
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August 8, 1978 none N/A
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August 9, 1978 Dean Martin, Erma Bombeck, Martin Mull Johnny Mathis ("Copacabana", "Pieces of Dreams")
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August 10, 1978 David Steinberg Roger Miller
Commercial Blackouts: "Tumaid", "E.F. Nutton", and "Range Top Stuffing"
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August 11, 1978 Farrah Fawcett, Charlie Callas, Brooke Shields Buddy Rich, Ed Shaughnessy
Desk- "How to Get Over a Heartache"
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August 14, 1978 David Brenner (guest host), Elizabeth Ashley, Kelly Monteith N/A
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August 15, 1978 none N/A
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August 16, 1978 Betty White, John Byner, Johnny Yune, Merie Earle N/A
Doc's race horses; The 100 most influential people in history.
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August 17, 1978 Ardath Evitt, Bess Armstrong, Bobby Kelton, Elia Kazan N/A
Desk- "National Lampoon Sunday Supplement"
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August 18, 1978 Buck Henry, Jack Douglas, Marilu Tolo Larry Gatlin
Stump the Band
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August 21, 1978 Bob Newhart (guest host), Don Rickles, Dr. Joyce Brothers N/A
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August 22, 1978 Bob Newhart (guest host), Suzanne Somers, Dr. Michael Fox N/A
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August 23, 1978 Bill Cosby (guest host), Mary Louise Weller, Adrienne Barbeau Paul Anka, Pete Fountain
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August 24, 1978 Robert Klein (guest host), Teri Garr, Dr. Wayne Dyer Hudson Brothers
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August 25, 1978 Rich Little (guest host), James Garner, Kip Addotta, Fred Travalena N/A

September[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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September 4, 1978 George Carlin (guest host), Frank Langella Connie Stevens, Jim Stafford
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September 5, 1978 none N/A
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September 6, 1978 Peter Strauss, Charles Nelson Reilly Britt Ekland, Los Indios Tabajaras
Aunt Blabby
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September 7, 1978 Florence Henderson, Patrick Duffy, Marvin Hamlisch N/A
Desk- "The Soaps"
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September 8, 1978 Elizabeth Ashley, Dan Haggerty Gene Bertoncini, Helen Schneider
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September 11, 1978 George Carlin (guest host), Joan Rivers Joel Grey
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September 12, 1978 none N/A
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September 13, 1978 Jack Albertson, Tony Delia, William Peter Blatty Dolly Parton
Carnac the Magnificent
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September 14, 1978 Phyllis George Mel Tillis, Donna Theodore
Desk- "Letters from Viewers"
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September 15, 1978 Shecky Greene, Barbara Howar, Jim Bouton Chuck Mangione, Placido Domingo
Floyd R. Turbo- "Editorial Reply in Opposition to National Health Insurance"
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September 18, 1978 Rich Little (guest host), Dick Clark, Norm Crosby, Kreskin Rita Moreno
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September 19, 1978 none N/A
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September 20, 1978 Jack Klugman, George Plimpton, Tom Dreesen Kellee Patterson
Behind the Scenes of The Tonight Show
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September 21, 1978 Joe Namath, Jim Fowler Kenny Rogers ("The Gambler")
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, 1978 Tim Conway, Angie Dickinson, George Miller, Andrew Tobias N/A
Sketch- "Foreman of the Nuclear Power Plant Interview"
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September 25, 1978 Steve Martin (guest host), Burt Reynolds, Cheryl Ladd, Steve Landesberg N/A
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September 26, 1978 Don Rickles (guest host), Suzanne Somers Ben Vereen
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September 27, 1978 Don Rickles (guest host), Sandy Duncan, Robert Conrad N/A
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September 28, 1978 Don Rickles (guest host), Burt Hooton, Dub Taylor Della Reese
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September 29, 1978 none N/A

October[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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October 2, 1978 Sammy Davis, Jr. (guest host) N/A
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October 3, 1978 none N/A
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October 4, 1978 Frank Abagnale, Donny Osmond, Marie Osmond, Kelly Monteith Senor Wences
Desk- "Ways to Combat Loneliness"
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October 5, 1978 Betty White, Robert Morley Monti Rock, Monteith and Rand
Mighty Carson Art Players- "Woman Reporter in Men's Locker Room"
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October 6, 1978 Dick Van Patten, Dr. Lendon Smith Bob & Ray, Luciano Pavarotti
Desk- "Celebrity Donations for the Smithsonian Institute"
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October 9, 1978 Beverly Sills (guest host), Carol Burnett, Shecky Greene, Fernando Lamas, Charles Nelson Reilly N/A
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October 10, 1978 none N/A
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October 11, 1978 Jean Marsh, Yacov Noy, Dr. Paul Ehrlich Donna Summer
Carnac the Magnificent
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October 12, 1978 David Steinberg, John Bennett, Marianne Broome Kelly Garrett
Desk- "Dreamer's Dictionary"
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October 13, 1978 Bob Hope, Robert Blake, Bobby Kelton, Ray Johnson N/A
Commercial Blackouts: 1. Comparative Advertising; 2. Institutional Advertising; 3. Celebrities Endorsing Advertising; and 4. Recording Tape.
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October 16, 1978 John Denver (guest host), John Ritter, Jay Leno, Ellen Burstyn N/A
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October 17, 1978 none N/A
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October 18, 1978 Gregory Peck, Martin Mull, Robert Easton Judith Blegen
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October 19, 1978 Rob Reiner, Lit Connah, Carol Wayne Dizzy Gillespie
Mighty Carson Art Players- "Tea-Time Movie"
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October 20, 1978 Elizabeth Ashley, Johnny Yune, David Horowitz Steve Lawrence
The Edge of Wetness
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October 23, 1978 David Brenner (guest host) N/A
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October 24, 1978 David Brenner (guest host) N/A
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October 25, 1978 David Brenner (guest host) N/A
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October 26, 1978 David Brenner (guest host) N/A
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October 27, 1978 David Brenner (guest host) N/A
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October 30, 1978 David Brenner (guest host), McLean Stevenson, Pete Barbutti Bernadette Peters
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October 31, 1978 none N/A

November[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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November 1, 1978 Patrick Duffy, Rodney Dangerfield, Dr. Carl Sagan Carol Neblett
Desk- "Superstitions"
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November 2, 1978 Bess Armstrong N/A
Desk- "Christmas Shopping Tips"
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November 3, 1978 Mary Tyler Moore, Beverly Johnson Anthony Newley
Mighty Carson Art Players- "Politics"
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November 6, 1978 Don Rickles (guest host) Charo, Gladys Knight & The Pips
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November 7, 1978 none N/A
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November 8, 1978 Charlton Heston, Charlie Callas, Lesley Ann Warren, Julia Child N/A
Desk- "Yes or No Propositions"
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November 9, 1978 Harvey Korman, Gary Coleman, Lilli Palmer Larry Gatlin
Floyd R. Turbo- "Rebuttal in Favor of Legalized Gambling"
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November 10, 1978 John Davidson, Charles Nelson Reilly, Dorothy Fuldheim, A.L. Rowe N/A
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November 13, 1978 Don Rickles (guest host), Carroll O'Connor, Bobby Ramsen Jose Molina, Peter Marshall
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November 14, 1978 Buddy Hackett, Anthony Hopkins Billy Davis, Jr., Marilyn McCoo
Carnac the Magnificent; Stump the Band
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November 15, 1978 Angie Dickinson, Robert Klein, Erma Bombeck Linda Hopkins
Desk- "Qualifications for Seeking Status"
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November 16, 1978 Sylvester Stallone, Bobby Kelton, Thalassa Cruso Kenny Rogers
The Edge of Wetness
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November 17, 1978 Jill Ireland Pete Fountain
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November 20, 1978 Gabriel Kaplan (guest host), Robert Urich Stephen Bishop
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November 21, 1978 Anthony Quinn, Steve Martin, Paul Williams N/A
Desk- "Gifts For a Person Who Has Everything"
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November 22, 1978 Susan Saint James, Fernando Lamas, Calvin Trillin Donna Theodore
Sketch- "Thanksgiving Turkey"
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November 23, 1978 Charlie Hill Roger Miller
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November 24, 1978 James Garner, Ellen Burstyn, David Letterman, Rod Dornsife N/A
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November 27, 1978 Don Rickles (guest host), Arte Johnson, Elke Sommer Glen Campbell
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November 28, 1978 Richard Benjamin, Martin Mull, Dr. Lendon Smith Joe Williams
Desk- "New Etiquette/Manner List"
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November 29, 1978 Buck Henry, F. Lee Bailey Andy Williams
Desk- "Commonly Mispronounced Words"; Mighty Carson Art Players- "G. Walter Schneer- Phone Company"
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November 30, 1978 Cindy Williams, Shecky Greene, Anthony Paratone, Joseph Paratone N/A
Desk- "Wild and Crazy Calendars"

December[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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December 1, 1978 Bob Hope, Tom Dreesen, David Horowitz Pat Boone
Desk- "Trivia Dispatch"
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December 4, 1978 Bill Cosby (guest host), Sandy Duncan Loretta Lynn, Lou Rawls
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December 5, 1978 Bill Cosby (guest host), Norm Crosby, George Plimpton Mac Davis
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December 6, 1978 Bill Cosby (guest host), Richard Pryor, Dr. Michael Fox Bobby Goldsboro
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December 7, 1978 George Carlin (guest host), Ray Johnson Della Reese
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December 8, 1978 David Steinberg (guest host), Orson Bean, Susan Sarandon Shields & Yarnell
Sketch- "David- The Psychiatrist"
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December 11, 1978 Bob Newhart (guest host), Debbie Reynolds, Wayne Rogers, Pete Barbutti N/A
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December 12, 1978 Angie Dickinson N/A
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December 13, 1978 Ann-Margret, Joan Rivers, Lou Holtz N/A
Desk- "Letters to Santa Claus"
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December 14, 1978 Bob Hope, Red Skelton, Jean Marsh Engelbert Humperdinck
Sketch- "Carl the Cardboard"
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December 15, 1978 Dan Haggerty Phyllis Newman
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December 18, 1978 John Davidson (guest host), Ron Howard N/A
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December 19, 1978 none N/A
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December 20, 1978 Bruce Dern, Myron Cohen, Calvin Trillin Johnny Mathis
Desk- "Employment Guidelines for Old St. Nick"
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December 21, 1978 Bob Hope, Dick Van Patten, Gil Fates N/A
New Products of 1978
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December 22, 1978 Betty White, Bert Convy Marilyn Horne
Mighty Carson Art Players- "The Andy Davidson Christmas Special"
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December 25, 1978 Patrick Duffy, Teri Garr, Vincent Price Jim Stafford
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December 26, 1978 John Davidson (guest host), Phyllis Diller, Dick Clark, Kreskin Rita Moreno
Desk- "Odds and Ends"
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December 27, 1978 John Davidson (guest host), Bernie Kopell, Kip Addotta Tony Orlando
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December 28, 1978 John Davidson (guest host), Erik Estrada, Dr. Joyce Brothers Vikki Carr
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December 29, 1978 John Davidson (guest host), Lindsay Wagner, Foster Brooks Kenny Rogers, The Oak Ridge Boys

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