List of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson episodes (1985)

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The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1985 episodes
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 182
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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 1985:

1985[edit]

January[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
3,214
January 2, 1985 Suzanne Pleshette, Louie Anderson James Galway
Desk- "Psychic Predictions- 1985"
3,215
January 3, 1985 John Davidson, Elya Baskin Michael Davis
Desk- "Time Magazine 'Man of The Year'"
3,216
January 4, 1985 Charles Nelson Reilly, A. Whitney Brown, Peter Fonda N/A
Sketch- "David Howitzer- Consumer Supporter"
3,217
January 8, 1985 Jerry Seinfeld, Ed Begley, Jr. Laura Branigan
Desk- "Tonight Show Trivial Pursuit"
3,218
January 9, 1985 Alan King, Elya Baskin Liona Boyd
Desk- "Joke Rivalry Between the States"
3,219
January 10, 1985 Tyne Daly Judith Blegen
Desk- "Calendars for 1985"
3,220
January 11, 1985 Lee Trevino, David Letterman, Jim Bailey Free Flight
Desk- "Blue Cards"
3,221
January 15, 1985 George Michaels, Pete Barbutti, Stephen Furst N/A
Desk- "In One Day"
3,222
January 16, 1985 Tom Dreesen Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson
Desk- "Public Service Announcements"
3,223
January 17, 1985 Donna Mills, Kevin Rooney Mummenschanz
Sketch- "Evening News in 2005"
3,224
January 18, 1985 Shelley Long, Bill Maher The Labeque Sisters
Desk- "President Reagan Press Conference (Johnny Live Voiceover- Over Tape)"
3,225
January 22, 1985 Mariette Hartley Itzhak Perlman
Desk- "Snapshots of Inaugural Activities"
3,226
January 23, 1985 Joey Bishop Linda Ronstadt
Carnac the Magnificent
3,227
January 24, 1985 Gene Kelly, Blake Clark, Lonette McKee N/A
Desk- "Ann Landers Survey"
3,228
January 25, 1985 Teri Garr, Roy Blount, Jr. Toni Tennille
Stump the Band
3,229
January 28, 1985 Joan Rivers (guest host), Gallagher, Judge Joseph Wapner Nell Carter ("Be Mine Tonight")
3,230
January 29, 1985 Joan Rivers (guest host), Howie Mandel, Selma Diamond, Ali MacGraw, Oprah Winfrey N/A
3,231
January 30, 1985 Joan Rivers (guest host), Erma Bombeck, Bronson Pinchot N/A
3,232
January 31, 1985 Joan Rivers (guest host), Emmanuel Lewis, George Hamilton, Steven Wright N/A

February[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
3,233
February 1, 1985 Joan Rivers (guest host), Mayor Ed Koch, Bill Cosby, Elizabeth Ashley N/A
3,234
February 5, 1985 Mark & Delia Owens Glen Campbell
Desk- "The Good Side of Bad News"
3,235
February 6, 1985 Ricky Schroder, Lisa Eilbacher, Justin Wilson N/A
Desk- "Movies That Didn't Get Nominated"
3,236
February 7, 1985 Jim Fowler, Ritch Shydner Yo-Yo Ma
Desk- "Blue Cards"
3,237
February 8, 1985 Marsha Mason, Sydney Goldsmith, Waddie Mitchell, Nyle Henderson N/A
Stump the Band
3,238
February 12, 1985 Bob Uecker, Mark Hudson, David Horowitz N/A
Desk- "Presidential Trivia"
3,239
February 13, 1985 Ronnie Shakes Mel Tillis
Sketch- "Greengrocer Joe Cabbageoni"
3,240
February 14, 1985 Lavern McDavitt Eydie Gormé, Steve Lawrence
3,241
February 15, 1985 Ally Sheedy, John Davidson Michal Urbaniak
Desk- "Unusual Vacation Films"
3,242
February 19, 1985 Bert Convy, Rod Hull N/A
Desk- "What Television Shows Do During Sweeps"
3,243
February 20, 1985 David Steinberg, Tom Hulce Betty Buckley ("The Wind Beneath My Wings")
Desk- "Fortune Cookies"
3,244
February 21, 1985 Brad Garrett Dionne Warwick
Desk- "How Do Dey Do Dat?"
3,245
February 22, 1985 McLean Stevenson, Rosalind Chao, Dorothy Loudon Ron McCroby
3,246
February 26, 1985 Steve Landesberg, Lewis Grizzard Anita Morris
Desk- "Public Service Announcements"
3,247
February 27, 1985 Smothers Brothers, Jami Gertz Lee Greenwood
Edge of Wetness
3,248
February 28, 1985 Shelley Winters, Martin Kove N/A
Stump the Band

March[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
3,249
March 1, 1985 Robert Blake, Christie Brinkley N/A
Sketch- "Dr. Ruth"
3,250
March 19, 1985 Charles Grodin, Kevin Nealon, Linda Thorson N/A
Desk- "Writers' Strike Demands"
3,251
March 20, 1985 Buddy Hackett, John Larroquette Patti LaBelle
Desk- "Children's Proverbs"
3,252
March 21, 1985 Candice Bergen, Tim Reid George Carl
Desk- "Who's in Charge Here?"
3,253
March 22, 1985 F. Murray Abraham, Victoria Jackson Louie Bellson, The Labeque Sisters
3,254
March 26, 1985 James Stewart Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg
Desk- "Carson's Choice Awards"
3,255
March 27, 1985 Howie Mandel, Ted Danson Little Richard
Desk- "Whatchamacallit Words"
3,256
March 28, 1985 Jack Lemmon The Groundlings, Joe Williams
Desk- "Reagan Press Conference (Pre-Tape with Actual Press Conference)"
3,257
March 29, 1985 Dorothy Loudon, Gallagher, Jennifer O'Neill N/A
Floyd R. Turbo- "Against Mandatory Seat Belts"

April[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
3,258
April 2, 1985 Colleen Camp, Jeff Daniels B.B. King
Desk- "Network Takeover Rumors"
3,259
April 3, 1985 Drew Barrymore, Joe Penny Maureen McGovern
Desk- "Things You Don't Want to Hear from Service People"
3,260
April 4, 1985 George Segal, Alice Krige N/A
3,261
April 5, 1985 Joan Collins, Roy Blount, Jr. Whitney Houston
Desk- "Famous Tax Cheats"
3,262
April 8, 1985 Joan Rivers (guest host), Bill Cosby, John Davidson, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Donna Mills N/A
3,263
April 9, 1985 Joan Rivers (guest host), Gary Coleman, Louie Anderson, Cher N/A
3,264
April 10, 1985 Joan Rivers (guest host), David Brenner, Lucie Arnaz, Tony Danza N/A
3,265
April 11, 1985 Joan Rivers (guest host), Ed Begley, Jr., Garry Shandling, Sally Kellerman N/A
3,266
April 12, 1985 Joan Rivers (guest host), Susan Sullivan, Dr. Ruth Westheimer Rita Moreno
3,267
April 16, 1985 Amy Irving, Calvin Trillin Jay Johnson
Examples of Animals Whose Genes Have Been Crossed
3,268
April 17, 1985 Father Guido Sarducci, Patty Duke, Joe Garagiola N/A
Takes audience poll on their sexual attitudes and compares with Dr. Joyce Brothers poll on New Yorkers.
3,269
April 18, 1985 Mariette Hartley, Michael Palin N/A
Desk- "Simplifying Taxes"; Desk- "Personalized License Plates"
3,270
April 19, 1985 Donald O'Connor, Ornella Muti N/A
Tonight Show version of some commercials
3,271
April 23, 1985 Anita Morris, Argus Hamilton Roger Miller
People Magazine's Readers Poll
3,272
April 24, 1985 David Steinberg Julia Migenes-Johnson
Desk- "Answers from School Children"
3,273
April 25, 1985 Alan King, Maria Conchita Alonso, Scot Morris (Omni puzzles editor) Pete Fountain
3,274
April 26, 1985 JoBeth Williams, Elya Baskin, Dr. Jim King N/A
Desk- Johnny answers questions submitted by the audience

May[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
3,275
May 7, 1985 John Ritter, George Miller, Grace Jones N/A
Carnac the Magnificent
3,276
May 8, 1985 Bob Newhart, Marvelous Marvin Hagler Stanley Jordan
Desk- "TV Pilots That Didn't Make It"
3,277
May 9, 1985 Red Buttons, Belle McKee Roy Clark
Mighty Carson Art Players- "Dr. Ruth Sketch"
3,278
May 10, 1985 David Letterman, Victoria Jackson, Patsy Dawson & Twiggy the Dog N/A
Desk- "Momilies"
3,279
May 14, 1985 Tom Brokaw, Kevin Rooney Johnny Mathis ("Hooked on Goodbye", "Right From the Heart")
Desk- "Forbes' Magazine's Highest Profit Making Corporations in America"
3,280
May 15, 1985 Robert Klein, Richard Bass Andreas Vollenweider ("Pace/Verde")
Desk- "Well Known Proverbs"
3,281
May 16, 1985 Dom DeLuise George Benson
Desk- "Unusual Things Large Companies Research"
3,282
May 17, 1985 Roger Moore Leonard Waxdeck & The Birdcallers
Desk- "International Signs"
3,283
May 21, 1985 Sylvester Stallone, A. Whitney Brown Horacio Gutiérrez ("Etude in F Minor")
Desk- "Public Service Announcements"
3,284
May 22, 1985 Cloris Leachman, Kevin Nealon, Courteney Cox N/A
Stump the Band
3,285
May 23, 1985 Tony Randall, Saundra Santiago Al Jarreau
Desk- "As The White House Turns"
3,286
May 24, 1985 Teri Garr, Tom Dreesen, Lance Burton N/A
New Game- "A Question of Scruples"
3,287
May 28, 1985 Patrick Duffy, Jimmy Aleck Amherst Sax Quartet
Desk- "New Tax Plan"
3,288
May 29, 1985 Jim Fowler John Denver ("Don't Close Your Eyes Tonight")
Sketch- "Professor John W. Carson"
3,289
May 30, 1985 Chevy Chase, Maureen Murphy, Vanity N/A
Edge of Wetness
3,290
May 31, 1985 Charles Grodin, Fritz Coleman Anita Morris
Mighty Carson Art Players- "Tea-Time Movie"

June[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
3,291
June 3, 1985 Joan Rivers (guest host), Lynda Carter, Danny Sullivan, Robin Leach Grace Jones
3,292
June 4, 1985 Joan Rivers (guest host), Charles Nelson Reilly, Martha Plimpton Anthony Newley
3,293
June 5, 1985 Joan Rivers (guest host), John Travolta, David Steinberg, Stephen Barry Natalie Cole ("Dangerous")
3,294
June 6, 1985 Joan Rivers (guest host), Don Rickles, Bonnie Franklin, Dack Rambo Patti LaBelle ("Stir it Up", "Forever Young")
3,295
June 7, 1985 Joan Rivers (guest host), Laraine Newman, Florence Henderson, Dick Cavett, Lana Wood N/A
3,296
June 11, 1985 Balu Natarajan (1985 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion), Buddy Hackett Charles "Honi" Coles
3,297
June 12, 1985 Louie Anderson, Magic Johnson Phil Collins ("Against All Odds (Take a Look At Me Now)", "The Roof Is Leaking")
Desk- "Bargains in France"
3,298
June 13, 1985 Catherine Costello, Ana Obregon Joe Williams
Potential Fill-ins for Tommy Newsom
3,299
June 14, 1985 Sammy Davis, Jr., Dr. Paul Ekman N/A
Mighty Carson Art Players- "G. Walter Schneer- Auto Mechanics Representative"
3,300
June 18, 1985 Franklyn Ajaye, Tom Conti Roger Bobo ("Carnival of Venice")
Summer Movie Titles and Some Shows; Low Budget Films to Come
3,301
June 19, 1985 Tim Reid, Ronnie Shakes, Dian Fossey N/A
Speech Giving Some Poems, Do's and Don'ts, and Advice to Graduates
3,302
June 20, 1985 Burt Reynolds, Jim Grastie Laura Branigan ("Spanish Eddie" and "Forever Young")
Predictions From The Tabloids
3,303
June 21, 1985 Wil Shriner, Connie Chung B.B. King ("I've Got a Mind to Give Up Living" and "My Lucille")
Company Mergers
3,304
June 25, 1985 Brigitte Nielsen, Pete Barbutti Luciano Pavarotti
Conduct a Survey Using the Applause Meter of Questions Pertaining to UFO Information
3,305
June 26, 1985 Kaleena Kiff Tom Jones ("The Heat is On" and "Memory"), Girl's Rock Club ("You Got Me Burnin'")
Letters from Fans; Fred's Diary
3,306
June 27, 1985 Shelley Winters, Jerry Seinfeld King's Singers
Mighty Carson Art Players- "Mr. Rambo's Neighborhood"
3,307
June 28, 1985 Howie Mandel National Chinese Acrobats
List of Gifts the President and Vice President Has Received Over The Year

July[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
3,308
July 8, 1985 Joan Rivers (guest host), George Peppard, Helen Slater N/A
3,309
July 9, 1985 Joan Rivers (guest host), Sandy Duncan, Jackie Collins, Fritz Coleman Tommy Tune
3,310
July 10, 1985 Joan Rivers (guest host), Don Ameche, Rich Hall, Rob Lowe Nell Carter ("Walking on Sunshine" and "Ain't Misbehavin'")
3,311
July 11, 1985 Joan Rivers (guest host), Hulk Hogan, Charles Nelson Reilly, Catherine Oxenberg Weather Girls
3,312
July 12, 1985 Joan Rivers (guest host), John Byner, Steve Guttenberg Roger Miller, Rick James
3,313
July 23, 1985 Rawson Stovall, Dabney Coleman Horacio Gutierrez ("Sparks", "Study In A")
Desk- "Johnny's Journal"
3,314
July 24, 1985 Buddy Hackett, Jennifer Tilly David Weiss
Floyd R. Turbo- "Rebuttal Against The New Coke"
3,315
July 25, 1985 Michael J. Fox, Charles Nelson Reilly Weird Al Yankovic ("Yoda", "Hooked On Polkas")
New Products
3,316
July 26, 1985 Prof. Bernard Leikind, Joe Penny N/A
Sing Along with Johnny
3,317
July 30, 1985 Mel Fisher McGuire Sisters
Reads some items from his own biography called 'Carson'.
3,318
July 31, 1985 Christa McAuliffe, Rita Wilson Stanley Jordan ("Moon River", "Fun Dance")
Edge of Wetness

August[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
3,319
August 1, 1985 Bill Maher, David Horowitz The LaBeque Sisters
One Millionth Guest Winning a Weekend at Johnny's House
3,320
August 2, 1985 Carl Reiner, George Miller, Teresa Ganzel N/A
Mighty Carson Art Players- "Ranger Gus Grungie"
3,321
August 12, 1985 Joan Rivers (guest host), David Brenner, Lynn Redgrave, Brooke Shields, Fisher Stevens N/A
3,322
August 13, 1985 Joan Rivers (guest host), Julie Walters, Dick Shawn, Patti D'Arbanville Itzhak Perlman
3,323
August 14, 1985 Joan Rivers (guest host), Mary Lou Retton, Pee Wee Herman, Betty White, Roddy McDowall N/A
3,324
August 15, 1985 Joan Rivers (guest host), Leah Adler, John Davidson, Tracey Ullman, Richard Lewis N/A
3,325
August 16, 1985 Joan Rivers (guest host), Shelley Winters, Garry Shandling, Norman Mailer Clint Holmes
Brings On Her Dog Spike and Promptly Wets on Joan's Lap
3,326
August 20, 1985 Boris Becker, Robert Klein Yo-Yo Ma
Film Clip of Johnny's Trip to Mel Fisher's Treasure Sight
3,327
August 21, 1985 George Carlin, Chuck Yeager N/A
Stump the Band
3,328
August 22, 1985 Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ed Begley, Jr., National Hollerin' Contest winner Ginger McLamb N/A
Public Service Announcements
3,329
August 23, 1985 Gary Busey, Roseanne Barr, Steve Trotter N/A
Messages from Celebrities on their Answering Machines
3,330
August 27, 1985 Bob Uecker, Carol Alt Smokey Robinson
Ed shows a picture of Johnny in cowboy gear and Johnny holds up photos representing Bush's 474 minutes as President.
3,331
August 28, 1985 Chuck Norris, Victoria Jackson Glen Campbell
Extension Courses from University of Burbank
3,332
August 29, 1985 Doug Henning Tony Bennett
Mighty Carson Art Players- "Dr. Ruth"

September[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
3,333
September 3, 1985 Robert Blake Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg
Reads some questions that people wants to know about him.
3,334
September 4, 1985 Jane Fonda George Carl, Roger Bobo ("Romanian Dance #2")
Carnac the Magnificent
3,335
September 5, 1985 Burt Reynolds, Sonia Braga Paul Young ("Every Time You Go Away" and "Tear Your Playhouse Down")
What People Think on Television
3,336
September 6, 1985 Steven Wright Joe Williams
Graduation Commencement Speech
3,337
September 9, 1985 Joan Rivers (guest host), Howie Mandel, Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel, Morgan Fairchild Mac Davis
3,338
September 10, 1985 Joan Rivers (guest host), Tony Danza, Mariel Hemingway, Erma Bombeck, Gallagher N/A
3,339
September 11, 1985 Joan Rivers (guest host), Michael J. Fox, Kevin Nealon, Richard Simmons, Bea Arthur N/A
3,340
September 12, 1985 Joan Rivers (guest host), James Brolin, Barbara Walters, Marla Gibbs, Vincent Price N/A
3,341
September 13, 1985 Joan Rivers (guest host), Bob Hope, Bruce Weitz, Oprah Winfrey The Manhattan Transfer
3,342
September 17, 1985 Buddy Hackett, Phil Donahue N/A
Photos That Represent People Who Have Appeared on The Donahue Show
3,343
September 18, 1985 Joe Garagiola, Paul Rodriguez, Glynis Barber N/A
Edge of Wetness
3,344
September 19, 1985 Ted Danson, Courteney Cox, Judy Schwartz and Rickey Berkowitz N/A
Johnny is going for his record 4,192nd laugh; a clip of 'Henny Cobb' setting the record in the 1920s is shown. Johnny then goes from the dressing room to the stage with an entourage behind him cheering, tells a stupid joke, cries over his big celebration, and gets a phone call from President Reagan congratulating him.
3,345
September 20, 1985 David Steinberg Bob & Ray, Cock Robin
3,346
September 24, 1985 Garry Shandling (guest host), Teri Garr, Ed Begley, Jr., Blake Clark Lou Rawls ("Hoochie Coochie Man")
3,345
September 25, 1985 Michael Landon, Glenn Close Ernie Watts Quartet ("One Love")
Desk- "Mother Goose Rhymes"
3,348
September 26, 1985 Tim Conway Marilyn Horne
Desk- From the 'Dictionary of American Regional English', some expressions used in different parts of the country for the same thing.
3,349
September 27, 1985 Charles Grodin, Olivia Brown Clark Terry
Desk- "Poor Johnny's Almanac"

October[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
3,350
October 1, 1985 Lyle Alzado, Jimmy Brogan Melissa Manchester
Answers questions from the audience.
3,351
October 2, 1985 John Howard, Jackee Harry Buddy Rich
Desk - "Statistical Tables"
3,352
October 3, 1985 Dr. Armand Hammer, John Bryson Richard Stoltzman
Stump the Band
3,353
October 4, 1985 Loni Anderson, Tim Thomerson, Mark & Delia Owens N/A
Reagan Press Conference, with Johnny asking the questions.
3,354
October 16, 1985 George Burns, Mariette Hartley N/A
Columbus' Origins, Journeys, and Personal Information
3,355
October 17, 1985 Mary Armstrong Steve Lawrence
Recent Language in Commercials; What the Sponsors are Really Trying to Tell Us
3,356
October 18, 1985 Jackie Gleason Jim Stafford
Blue Cards; Answers questions from the audience.
3,357
October 22, 1985 Bobby Kelton, Roy Blount, Jr. Liza Minnelli ("Boys and Girls Like You and Me")
Desk- "Dangerous Tax Payers and How to Recognize Them"
3,358
October 23, 1985 Bert Convy, Martina Navratilova Julia Migenes-Johnson
Bronson Brothers come out and sing Johnny 'Happy Birthday'
3,359
October 24, 1985 Suzanne Pleshette, Joe Piscopo Dizzy Gillespie
Evening News with Zontar Rather in the Year 2005
3,360
October 25, 1985 Dyan Cannon, Scott Cully Laura Branigan
Carved Pumpkins
3,361
October 28, 1985 Joan Rivers (guest host), Howie Mandel, John Larroquette N/A
3,362
October 29, 1985 Joan Rivers (guest host), Rex Harrison, Kate Jackson, Susan Sullivan, Griffin Dunne N/A
Noticeable Car Jokes
3,363
October 30, 1985 Joan Rivers (guest host), Martin Mull, Priscilla Presley, Julia Child N/A
3,364
October 31, 1985 Joan Rivers (guest host), David Lee Roth, Pee Wee Herman, Phyllis Diller, Elvira N/A

November[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
3,365
November 1, 1985 Joan Rivers (guest host), Lucille Ball, Steven Wright, Dr. Ruth Westheimer N/A
3,366
November 5, 1985 Peter Strauss, Teddy Bergeron, Bret Saberhagen N/A
Public Service Announcement
3,367
November 6, 1985 Roseanne Barr, Alexandra Paul Julio Iglesias ("I've Got You Under My Skin" and "Ni Te Tengo Ni Te Olvido")
3,368
November 7, 1985 Thalassa Cruso Pilobolus
Carson's Believe It or Stuff It
3,369
November 8, 1985 Larry Miller Lee Greenwood
Things Sent by Fans; Programs That Are Big in Russia
3,370
November 12, 1985 Garry Shandling (guest host), Teresa Ganzel James Taylor
3,371
November 13, 1985 Carl Reiner, David Huddleston André-Philippe Gagnon, impersonator, performed "We Are The World"
3,372
November 14, 1985 Eura Irwin, Robert Blake, David Horowitz N/A
3,373
November 15, 1985 Dick Shawn, Edward Pembroke Gheorghe Zamfir
Sing Along to Bye Bye Bhagwan
3,374
November 19, 1985 Pete Barbutti Grace Jones, John McLaughlin
Game- "Scruples"
3,375
November 20, 1985 Saundra Santiago, David Brenner The Roches
Blue Cards
3,376
November 21, 1985 Ryan O'Neal, Bob Uecker The Judds performed "Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Ole Days)"
Stump the Band
3,377
November 22, 1985 Jim Fowler, Marty Pollio N/A
Johnny does an Audience Health Survey using an Applause Meter.
3,378
November 26, 1985 Jack Gallagher, Gore Vidal The LaBeque Sisters
Questionnaires to Grammar School Students Asking Questions about Thanksgiving
3,379
November 27, 1985 Lyle Alzado, Yakov Smirnoff Patti LaBelle
3,380
November 28, 1985 Ethel Brunnick, Victoria Jackson Kiri Te Kanawa
Weird Relatives That Visit on the Holidays; Blue Cards
3,381
November 29, 1985 Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, David Letterman Barry Manilow performed "In Search of Love", "Some Sweet Day" and "Sweet Heaven (I'm In Love Again)"

December[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
3,382
December 2, 1985 Joan Rivers (guest host), Christopher Reeve, Charles Nelson Reilly Larry Gatlin
3,383
December 3, 1985 Joan Rivers (guest host), Rue McClanahan, Telma Hopkins, Tom Falk Tom Jones
3,384
December 4, 1985 Joan Rivers (guest host), Howard Cosell, Charlton Heston, Brigitte Nielsen, Gallagher Whitney Houston ("Saving All My Love for You")
3,385
December 5, 1985 Joan Rivers (guest host), Telly Savalas, George Hamilton, Pamela Bellwood, Rich Hall N/A
3,386
December 6, 1985 Joan Rivers (guest host), Jon Voight, Michele Lee, Bryant Gumbel N/A
3,387
December 10, 1985 Alan King Vlasta Krsek
Christmas Specials Listed on the Hollywood Reporter; Ideas That Were Submitted to The Network for Holiday Shows and Turned Down
3,388
December 11, 1985 William F. Buckley, Jr., John Larroquette Joe Williams
3,389
December 12, 1985 Robert Klein, Birdie McKay Stanley Jordan
Letters from the New York Post Office That Were Addressed to Santa Claus; Letters from Children of Poor Families asking Santa for Gifts for Family Members
3,390
December 13, 1985 Bob Hope, Tim Reid Luther Vandross ("'Til My Baby Comes Home" and "If Only for One Night")
Strange Christmas Gifts
3,391
December 17, 1985 Ana Obregon Bette Midler ("Fat As I Am" and "Skylark")
Ed shows a picture of his new baby girl, Catherine Mary.
3,392
December 18, 1985 Tim Reid, Dick Shawn Michael McDonald
Interstate Rivalry Jokes
3,393
December 19, 1985 Kevin Nealon David Tolley (pianist), Mary Jo Manela (pianist)
New Products
3,394
December 20, 1985 Jack Lemmon, Jack Velasco Sade ("Smooth Operator", "The Sweetest Taboo")
Prop man brings out a fruit cake on a forklift and drops it through Johnny's desk.; Letters from School Children in Response to Question 'When Do You Know It Is Not Going to Be a Perfect Christmas?'
3,395
December 31, 1985 Bill Maher, Marty Pollio B.B. King, Laura Branigan