List of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson episodes (1986)

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The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1986 episodes
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 191
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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 1986:

1986[edit]

January[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
3,396
January 2, 1986 Angie Dickinson, Gene Rader N/A
Items That Were Popular Last Year
3,397
January 3, 1986 Tim Conway, Hal Linden, Don Stanley N/A
Lighten Up- Talks about receiving a demand for apology to Gov. Richard Bryan of Nevada by Interstate rivalry jokes Johnny told.
3,398
January 7, 1986 George Segal, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wil Shriner N/A
Where to Look for Halley's Comet; Predictions for 1986
3,399
January 8, 1986 Madeline Kahn, A. Whitney Brown N/A
Talk with Ed- Halley's Comet, Astronomer; Morality Test- Ethics Morality Survey That Appear in U.S. News and World Reports; Johnny gives the audience a survey and their responses are measured by a meter.
3,400
January 9, 1986 George Miller, Rosanna Arquette Liberace
Poll taken on what american consider to be the top ten heroes in this country.
3,401
January 10, 1986 Brian Dennehy George Carl, Martina Arroyo
Carnac the Magnificent
3,402
January 14, 1986 James Garner, Barry Diamond Anita Morris
List of Corrections That Need to be Made in Other Books
3,403
January 15, 1986 Don Rickles, Waddie Mitchell Pete Fountain
List of Interesting Facts
3,404
January 16, 1986 Michael Douglas, Joanna Kerns New York Sax Quartet
In honor of Halley's Comet, Johnny demonstrates how the solar system works, uses 10 studio audience volunteers to demonstrate.
3,405
January 17, 1986 Dabney Coleman, Dr. Carl Sagan, Hung Dinh Vu N/A
A Bootleg Tape of The Tonight Show
3,406
January 21, 1986 Shelley Winters, Brad Garrett Stanley Jordan
Subject Calendars
3,407
January 22, 1986 Joe Namath, Teri Garr, Roy Blount, Jr. N/A
Video Report by Steve Young about Scott's Jumbo Roll Toilet Paper
3,408
January 23, 1986 Jeff Daniels, Vijay Amritraj, Rufus Hussey N/A
Public Service Announcement for NBC
3,409
January 24, 1986 Harvey Korman, Michael Ammar David Tolley (pianist)
Tonight Show Sports Exclusive- Super Bowl Announcers who are covering the game
3,410
January 27, 1986 Joan Rivers (guest host), Emmanuel Lewis, Oprah Winfrey, Mayor Ed Koch, Betty White N/A
3,411
January 28, 1986 Joan Rivers (guest host), Tony Danza, Louie Anderson, Dr. Ruth Westheimer N/A
3,412
January 29, 1986 Joan Rivers (guest host), David Steinberg, James Farentino, Mark Harmon, Estelle Getty N/A
3,413
January 30, 1986 Joan Rivers (guest host), Joan Collins, William Devane, William Perry N/A
3,414
January 31, 1986 Joan Rivers (guest host), Ursula Andress, Kate Capshaw, Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel Teddy Pendergrass

February[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
3,415
February 4, 1986 Buddy Hackett, Jim McMahon Louie Bellson
Johnny surveys the audience to indicate their Academy Awards preferences.
3,416
February 5, 1986 Louie Anderson, Steven Callahan Miami Sound Machine
Leslie Pick, a teacher at Westlake Village School sent Johnny a project her students participated in.. they were given the first half of some old-fashioned cliches and had to complete them. Johnny reads what they came up with.
3,417
February 6, 1986 Danny Cooksey, Robin Williams Mummenschanz
President's Birthday Cards
3,418
February 7, 1986 Spud Webb, Jamie Rose N/A
3,419
February 11, 1986 America Morris, Don Ameche N/A
Johnny jokes that if Coca-Cola purchased Merv Griffin Productions, then a new soft drink would be called, 'Merv'.
3,420
February 12, 1986 Billy Martin, Maureen Murphy, Akosua Busia N/A
Sports Illustrated Girls Edition
3,421
February 13, 1986 Alexandra Paul, Terri Jones Julia Migenes-Johnson
Johnny talks about Lee Iacocca getting fired from the Statue of Liberty committee. Johnny takes a sip of his coffee, it is cold he goes down the hall to get a new cup, sees the vending machines, among them is one for 'Live Animals, 50 Cents', Johnny puts his money and out comes a dog, Max.
3,422
February 14, 1986 James Stewart, Fritz Coleman N/A
Johnny wishes everyone a happy Valentine's Day. Four girls from Pepperdine come out and surprise Johnny with presents. Girls discussed their sorority living situations.
3,423
February 18, 1986 Betty White, Jon Cryer Pia Zadora
Examples from the Dictionary of American Regional English
3,424
February 19, 1986 Roseanne Barr, Stephen Baccus N/A
Johnny decides he would like to help out Baby Doc and try to locate an apartment for him. He looks through the recycler and, on the air, answers some of the ads for a room.
3,425
February 20, 1986 Jim Fowler, Ronn Lucas, Brenda Venus Andrae Crouch
3,426
February 21, 1986 Oprah Winfrey, Jerry Seinfeld, Shirley Muldowney N/A
Johnny and Ed plays a game of Trivial Pursuit.
3,427
February 25, 1986 Bud Greenspan Jim Stafford, Russell Reig
Prince Charles' Ears; Search For a Person with the Biggest Ears
3,428
February 26, 1986 Tab Thacker, Jack Gallagher, Victoria Jackson N/A
Tommy Newsom's Birthday
3,429
February 27, 1986 Garry Shandling, Joseph Westley Newman N/A
Johnny invites three members of the studio audience to come up and do a segment of the monologue.
3,430
February 28, 1986 Father Guido Sarducci, Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert, Robin Barnett N/A
Edge of Wetness

March[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
3,431
March 3, 1986 Joan Rivers (guest host), Carrie Fisher, Ronnie Shakes, Hal Holbrook John Denver ("Dreamland Express", "Aspen on a Saturday Night")
Celebrity Car Jokes
3,432
March 4, 1986 Joan Rivers (guest host), Barbara Walters, Susan Sullivan Little Richard
3,433
March 5, 1986 Joan Rivers (guest host), Lynn Redgrave, C. Thomas Howell, Dr. Joyce Brothers N/A
Joan's dog, Spike shows that he does some fancy tricks.
3,434
March 6, 1986 Joan Rivers (guest host), Valerie Harper, Arsenio Hall, Ron Howard Peter Allen
3,435
March 7, 1986 Joan Rivers (guest host), Katherine Helmond, Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert Nell Carter ("Be Mine Tonight" and "Stormy Monday Blues")
3,436
March 11, 1986 Keith Carradine, Wendy Schaal N/A
Frequent Flyers Program; Three People in Audience try an absence of humor test, like the baseball players, and drug testing.
3,437
March 12, 1986 Barry O'Halloran, Steve Landesberg, David Horowitz N/A
Public Service Announcement
3,438
March 13, 1986 Jane Curtin, Jason Bateman Jay Johnson
Collecting the Audience Members' Shoes
3,439
March 14, 1986 David Steinberg, Woody Harrelson King's Sisters
3,440
March 18, 1986 Barbara Hershey Ray Charles
Recognition of Some People Behind the Scenes that Deserve Life Time Achievement Awards
3,441
March 19, 1986 Jon Voight Alabama ("She And I", "Forty Hour Week")
Zoos begin advertising their manure, better known as 'Zoo Doo'. Johnny decides that he is going to call two different zoo directors and try to find the best deal on 'Animal Stuff'.
3,442
March 20, 1986 Shelley Long, Margaret Avery Raspini Bros.
Blue Cards
3,443
March 21, 1986 Michael Keaton, Teresa Ganzel Dionne Warwick
Johnny reads a letter from Mark Harris of Kansas. Both times that Mark's wife was pregnant, she had gone into labor during Johnny's monologue. Mark is wondering what kind of power Johnny had been granted.
3,444
March 25, 1986 Richard Benjamin Willie Nelson
Trivial Contest
3,445
March 26, 1986 Doug Henning, Jackie Mason N/A
Sketch- "Max Beta's Collection of Marcos Family's Golden Treasure of Fine Music"; Foreign Commercials
3,446
March 27, 1986 Billy Crystal, Lucille Thompson Buddy Rich
110th anniversary of the invention of the telephone. Johnny got a transcript of the entire conversation between them and recreates it for the audience.
3,447
March 28, 1986 Dom Irrera, Bess Armstrong Corey Cerovsek
Child Labor Laws

April[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
3,448
April 1, 1986 Teri Garr, Richard Chamberlain Brunson Brothers
The Legend of April Fool's Day
3,449
April 2, 1986 Don King, John Williams N/A
3,450
April 3, 1986 Frank Zappa, Dorothy Davis N/A
Tonight Show Dating Computer
3,451
April 4, 1986 Charles Grodin, Yakov Smirnoff Katrina & The Waves ("Walking on Sunshine")
Carnac the Magnificent
3,452
April 15, 1986 Judge Reinhold, Don Richardson, Jane Snyder Exile
Blue Cards; Silly Spellers
3,453
April 16, 1986 Larry Miller, Mark Lindsay Chapman Frankie Yankovic ("Just Because" & "Cleveland, The Polka Town")
Tonight show received a phone call from the representative of the local French Tourism office. Johnny invited the representative to come on the show and present his side of the argument. Johnny gives him a pie in his face.
3,454
April 17, 1986 Sammy Davis, Jr., Bill Maher N/A
An Experiment on Gossip
3,455
April 18, 1986 David Letterman, Adela Rivera Maureen McGovern ("I Got Rhythm")
Lighten Up Michael Mendolsohn
3,456
April 22, 1986 Tom Hulce, The Amazing Randi Brian Slawson
Public Service Announcements
3,457
April 23, 1986 Patrick Duffy, Harry Anderson, Lucy Lee Flippin N/A
Letters from Children Stating 'Why or Why Not They Would Like to Marry When They Grow Up'
3,458
April 24, 1986 Ted Turner, Kevin Rooney Dizzy Gillespie
Johnny has a couple of low cost travel excursions that tourists can participate in, the most exciting offer being a tour of the Playboy Mansion.
3,459
April 25, 1986 Joan Embery, Joan Rivers, Philip Michael Thomas N/A
3,460
April 28, 1986 Joan Rivers (guest host), Anthony Quinn Patti LaBelle, Michael McDonald
3,461
April 29, 1986 Joan Rivers (guest host), Hulk Hogan, Mr. Rogers, Calvin Trillin N/A
3,462
April 30, 1986 Joan Rivers (guest host), Danny DeVito, Bobcat Goldthwait Pointer Sisters ("Jump" and "Hey You")

May[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
3,463
May 1, 1986 Joan Rivers (guest host), Tony Danza, Elizabeth Ashley, Richard Simmons Pia Zadora
3,464
May 2, 1986 Joan Rivers (guest host), Mark Harmon, Rick Overton, Vanna White, Roger Vadim N/A
Joan Rivers final appearance
3,465
May 6, 1986 Harvey Korman Donna Theodore, Nicolas Slonimsky
A bit on Chief on Protocol on a few comedic customs- 'Never ask a late night talk show host, how your's wife?'
3,466
May 7, 1986 Ed Kennedy, Buddy Hackett, Ally Sheedy N/A
Halfway Hutch for Bunnies
3,467
May 8, 1986 Joe Piscopo Yo-Yo Ma
Interviewing Techniques
3,468
May 9, 1986 Bob Uecker, Kathleen Wilhoite, Zippy the Chimp N/A
3,469
May 13, 1986 Marvelous Marvin Hagler Jennifer Holliday ("We Can Work It Out" and "Dreams Never Die")
Hummingbirds
3,470
May 14, 1986 Patrick Swayze, Linda Ellerbee Oak Ridge Boys
Johnny found an army sea rations survival kit while cleaning his office.
3,471
May 15, 1986 Anthony Quinn, JoBeth Williams Joe Bushkin
3,472
May 16, 1986 Paula Poundstone ZZ Top ("Sharp Dressed Man", "Tush")
Tonight Show Promos for Sweeps Week
3,473
May 20, 1986 Lucy Lee Flippin Dwight Yoakam ("Honky Tonk Man", "Guitars and Cadillacs")
Update on Hummingbirds
3,474
May 21, 1986 Dudley Moore, Richard Pryor, Gwen Norton N/A
3,475
May 22, 1986 Bette Davis Pete Fountain
Travel Advisories for Tourists; Spoof of the 'World Status Map'
3,476
May 23, 1986 Bob Hope, Christine Lahti Diane Schuur
Hummingbirds; Pilots That Didn't Make It
3,477
May 27, 1986 Joanna Kerns, The Amazing Randi George Carl
Stump the Band
3,478
May 28, 1986 Rosie Gries, Steven Wright N/A
Questions from the Audience
3,479
May 29, 1986 Tom Selleck, Pam Matteson Robert Palmer ("Addicted to Love", "Hyperactive")
Audience Survey
3,480
May 30, 1986 Jackie Mason, Teresa Ganzel Dolly Parton ("My Tennessee Mountain Home")

June[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
3,481
June 2, 1986 Garry Shandling (guest host), Jon Voight, Rich Hall, Justine Bateman Marvin Hamlisch
3,482
June 3, 1986 Garry Shandling (guest host), Betty White, Alan Thicke, Kevin Nealon N/A
3,483
June 4, 1986 Garry Shandling (guest host), Joan Van Ark, Robert Hays, Victoria Jackson The Nylons
3,484
June 5, 1986 Garry Shandling (guest host), Howie Mandel, Jeff Goldblum Eddie Rabbitt ("I Love a Rainy Night" and "Repetitive Regret")
3,485
June 6, 1986 Garry Shandling (guest host), Ed Begley, Jr., Teresa Ganzel, Sugar Ray Leonard N/A
3,486
June 10, 1986 Jon Pennington (1986 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion), George Carlin N/A
New Products
3,487
June 11, 1986 Billy Crystal, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Ammar N/A
Mighty Carson Art Players- Takeoff of Televised Senate Hearings on C-Span (Johnny portrays a Southern senator who approached the podium and addresses the crowd)
3,488
June 12, 1986 Cybill Shepherd, Virgie White Andrae Crouch
Stump the Band
3,489
June 13, 1986 Bill Cosby Graham Nash
Superstitions; Phobias
3,490
June 17, 1986 Carl Reiner, Roy Blount, Jr. N/A
Blue Cards
3,491
June 18, 1986 Burt Reynolds, Franklyn Ajaye N/A
Foreign Commercials
3,493
June 19, 1986 Kate Capshaw, Roseanne Barr, Woody Harrelson N/A
Johnny suggests Doc Severinsen as Don Johnson's replacement, and engages him in a scene written for 'Miami Vice' with Doc as Sonny Crockett and Johnny as Rico.
3,494
June 20, 1986 David Steinberg, Craig T. Nelson Kim Carnes ("Black & White", "I'd Lie to You for Your Love")
Letters Written by School Pupils; Statue of Liberty Memorabilia
3,495
June 24, 1986 Anthony Perkins, Joe Garagiola N/A
Supreme Court Justice Appointments
3,496
June 25, 1986 Steve Landesberg Joe Jackson ("Home Town", "Tango Atlantico")
Psychic Predictions
3,497
June 26, 1986 Joan Embery, Danny DeVito, John Searing N/A
3,498
June 27, 1986 David Letterman, Judge Joseph Wapner Julio Iglesias

July[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
3,499
July 14, 1986 Garry Shandling (guest host), Bronson Pinchot, George Wendt Rosanne Cash
3,500
July 15, 1986 Garry Shandling (guest host), Judge Reinhold, Lyle Alzado, Sydney Goldsmith, Jimmy Aleck N/A
3,501
July 16, 1986 Garry Shandling (guest host), Judith Light, Sally Kellerman, Mary Gross, Richard Lewis N/A
Blue Cards
3,502
July 17, 1986 Garry Shandling (guest host), Marsha Mason, Anthony Perkins N/A
3,503
July 18, 1986 Garry Shandling (guest host), Marilu Henner, John Larroquette, James Belushi Anita Morris
3,504
July 22, 1986 Walter Matthau, Dick Rutan, Jeana Yeager, Katrina Leskanich N/A
Johnny interviews prop man Jack Grant to find out who could have lifted the missing cigarette box and lighter from the Tonight Show prop box.
3,505
July 23, 1986 Garry Shandling Horacio Gutiérrez ("Etude in D# and Etude in F")
Blue Cards
3,506
July 24, 1986 Jay Leno, Patricia Charbonneau Sandi Patty ("Pour on the Power" and "Love In Any Language")
Stump the Band
3,507
July 25, 1986 Teri Garr, Michael Bohdan Leon Redbone ("Knocking Down Windows", "Steal Away Blues")
Carnac the Magnificent
3,508
July 29, 1986 The Amazing Randi, Paul Miller The LaBeque Sisters
Stolen Tonight Show Props
3,509
July 30, 1986 Joan Embery, James Belushi N/A
Anti-Fat Pill
3,510
July 31, 1986 Linda Ellerbee Amy Grant ("Fat Baby", "Stay for Awhile")
Summer Drinks

August[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
3,511
August 1, 1986 Charles Grodin, Dom Irrera, Tommy Walton N/A
NBC Gift Shop
3,512
August 5, 1986 Father Guido Sarducci Belinda Carlisle ("Mad About You" and "I Feel The Magic")
Humorous Public Service Announcements
3,513
August 6, 1986 Robert Klein, Devin DeVasquez Placido Domingo
Discusses West Coast's plan to build their own version of Statue of Liberty.
3,514
August 7, 1986 Alan Thicke Miami Sound Machine
Carson's Believe It or Stuff It
3,515
August 8, 1986 Tom Hanks, Ronnie Shakes Diane Schuur
Earthquake Kits
3,516
August 26, 1986 Kaleena Kiff, Paul Hogan Fabulous Thunderbirds ("Ain't That Tough Enough", "Wrap It Up")
Johnny's Vacation Time; Tax Reform Bill- Little Known Tax Code- Death & Taxes
3,517
August 27, 1986 Blake Clark, Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert Crystal Gayle
3,518
August 28, 1986 George Carlin, Helen Slater The Temptations
Exploitation News
3,519
August 29, 1986 Paul Reiser, Helen Slater, Victoria Jackson Pete Fountain

September[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
3,520
September 2, 1986 Dr. Joe Daugherty Tony Bennett
Postcards That Had Been Sent to The Tonight Show from Friends from the Past
3,521
September 3, 1986 Teresa Ganzel, Lewis Grizzard George Benson ("In Your Eyes", "Turn Your Love Around")
Mighty Carson Art Players- "Tea Time Movie"
3,522
September 4, 1986 Vanna White, Bobby Kelton Luciano Pavarotti
Follow up to The Purple Cow Poem; States Putting Down Each Other
3,523
September 5, 1986 Merv Griffin, Paula Poundstone, David Horowitz N/A
U.S. Open, Public Address System Announcements
3,524
September 8, 1986 Betty White (guest host), Jack Klugman, William Devane, Paul Rodriguez N/A
3,525
September 9, 1986 Jay Leno (guest host), Michele Lee, Deidre Hall B.B. King
Trivia questions from the audience.
3,526
September 10, 1986 Jay Leno (guest host), Pam Dawber, Paul Sorvino Robert Palmer ("Riptide")
Blue Cards
3,527
September 11, 1986 Billy Crystal (guest host), Howard Cosell, Richard Lewis Larry Gatlin
3,528
September 12, 1986 Billy Crystal (guest host), Teri Garr, Don King, Paul Shaffer Chaka Kahn ("Love Is A Lifetime")
3,529
September 16, 1986 Steve Landesberg, Jason Bateman Spiegle Willcox, Wild Bill Davison
3,530
September 17, 1986 Bob Newhart, Saundra Santiago, Teresa Ganzel N/A
Mighty Carson Art Players- "Tea Time Movie"
3,531
September 18, 1986 George Segal, Loni Anderson, Bill Paxton N/A
Suggestions for Ending Phrase for Tonight Show
3,532
September 19, 1986 David Letterman, Geena Davis Andreas Vollenweider
Composite Photos
3,533
September 22, 1986 Kenny Rogers (guest host), Tony Danza, Dudley Moore N/A
For a monologue, Kenny sings "They Don't Make Them Like They Used To"; Kenny shows some of his shots of the Lincoln Memorial, caverns, etc.
3,534
September 23, 1986 Bill Cosby (guest host), Bea Arthur, Linda Ellerbee Liberace
3,535
September 24, 1986 Bill Cosby (guest host), Andy Griffith, Brad Garrett Pointer Sisters ("Neutron Dance")
3,536
September 26, 1986 Bill Cosby (guest host), Tyne Daly, Ted Danson, Sherman Hemsley José Feliciano
3,537
September 30, 1986 John Larroquette, Joe Garagiola Steve Earle ("Guitar Town")
The resolution of the Dallas cliffhangers and a number of possible cliffhangers for other shows returning to television.

October[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
3,538
October 1, 1986 David Steinberg (guest host), John Davidson, Joanna Kerns, Tom Poston, Ed Begley, Jr. N/A
David discuss his career as a director.
3,539
October 2, 1986 Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert, Pete Barbutti Ben E. King ("Stand by Me", "Spanish Harlem")
Stockmarket- E.F. Mutton
3,540
October 3, 1986 Jay Leno (guest host), Joan Van Ark, Susan Cash Corey Cerovsek
Blue Cards, 'How Has The Tonight Show Affected Your Life as Both A Human Being and An American?'
3,541
October 7, 1986 Buddy Hackett, Justine Bateman N/A
Public Service Announcement- Plea for Donations to the Nancy Reagan Icelandic Wardrobe Foundation.
3,542
October 8, 1986 Patrick Duffy, Bob Uecker Michael McDonald ("Sweet Freedom")
Johnny returns with a picture that was taken by a photographer, who is on the scene while Dan Rather was getting his beating. (Peter Jennings and Tom Brokaw are in picture)
3,543
October 9, 1986 Richard Pryor, Sean Penn Kenny G ("Songbird")
Johnny's Eulogy for Baby the Rooster
3,544
October 10, 1986 Tim Conway, Barry Diamond, Jerry Slocum N/A
3,545
October 14, 1986 Smothers Brothers, Elisabeth Shue, Marguerite Hanusa N/A
Tommy is congratulated on his rave reviews for his gig at the Vine Street Bar with Rosemary Clooney.
3,546
October 15, 1986 James Stewart, Paul Reiser N/A
Blue Cards
3,547
October 16, 1986 Woody Harrelson, Ritch Shydner Cyndi Lauper ("Change of Heart", "True Colors")
Johnny and Ed talks about their 28th Anniversary (how long they've worked together) is coming.
3,548
October 17, 1986 Fritz Coleman, Larry Anderson Linda Ronstadt ("Am I Blue?", "When You Wish Upon a Star" and "My Funny Valentine")
Johnny apologizes for Burt not appearing on the show tonight as promised, but brings out Fred Leaf, Burt's lookalike.
3,549
October 21, 1986 Tom Dreesen Liza Minnelli ("My Ship" and "The Man I Love"), Christopher Parkening
3,550
October 22, 1986 Sigourney Weaver Rosemary Clooney ("When October Goes")
The 99th Congress and the many laws that have passed.; Humorous No-Go's
3,551
October 23, 1986 Lily Tomlin, Ray Combs N/A
Comedy Crypt- In memory of Tip O'Neil jokes forever
3,552
October 24, 1986 Michael Landon, Thalassa Cruso Carl Anderson
The 65th Birthday of Tonight Show electrician Danny who is retiring.
3,553
October 27, 1986 Garry Shandling (guest host), Martin Mull, Vanna White Billy Vera & The Beaters ("At This Moment")
Garry brings out miniature bowling game and plays on desk with Doc.
3,554
October 28, 1986 Garry Shandling (guest host), Father Guido Sarducci, Victoria Jackson, Jason Bateman Luther Vandross
3,555
October 29, 1986 Garry Shandling (guest host), Tyne Daly, Susan Sullivan, Bill Maher N/A
Blue Cards
3,556
October 30, 1986 Bill Cosby (guest host), Bob Melvin Carmen McRae, Dirty Dozen Brass Band
3,557
October 31, 1986 Chevy Chase (guest host), Jay Leno, Markie Post Paul Simon ("Graceland")
Blue Cards

November[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
3,558
November 5, 1986 Burt Reynolds, Dick Shawn N/A
3,559
November 6, 1986 Joan Collins, Steven Wright N/A
As The White House Turns
3,560
November 7, 1986 Alan Thicke, Rosanna Arquette, Oprah Winfrey N/A
Johnny talks about how he cut his ear.
3,561
November 11, 1986 Jeff Daniels, Georgette Prothero Anita Baker
Public Service Announcements
3,562
November 12, 1986 Saundra Santiago, Roy Blount, Jr. Janie Fricke
Suggestions on How to Raise Extra Money for NBC
3,563
November 13, 1986 The Amazing Randi, Mat Plendl Andy Williams
Blue Cards
3,564
November 14, 1986 Dabney Coleman, Rich Hall N/A
Johnny talks about Bruce Springteen's new album, a five record set and the media hoopla over this album; Now there is a NEWSOM, a five record set.
3,565
November 18, 1986 Jack Paar, Stephen Lang N/A
Johnny talks about the Family Privacy Act.
3,566
November 19, 1986 Paul Reiser, Tom Gaskin Bobby McFerrin
Floyd R. Turbo
3,567
November 20, 1986 Tim Conway, Maureen Stapleton Donna Theodore
Tim Conway performs cooking skit entitled, "Cooking with Judy Child".
3,568
November 21, 1986 David Steinberg, Paul Shaffer N/A
Old Newspaper Announcements; November Sweeps
3,569
November 25, 1986 Jim Fowler, Victoria Jackson Oak Ridge Boys
3,570
November 26, 1986 George Carlin, Barney Odom and his tree-climbing dog Flat Nose N/A
Letters Written by 2nd and 5th Grade Students Regarding Being a Turkey
3,571
November 27, 1986 David Letterman Robert Palmer ("I Didn't Mean to Turn You On", "Nature Boy")
Blue Cards
3,572
November 28, 1986 Joe Piscopo, Ellen DeGeneres, Dennis Hart N/A
Talks with Studio Audience

December[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
3,573
December 1, 1986 Tony Danza (guest host), Alyssa Milano, Danny Pintauro, Marilu Henner N/A
3,574
December 2, 1986 Garry Shandling (guest host), Richard Lewis, Kate Capshaw Little Richard
3,575
December 3, 1986 Garry Shandling (guest host), Joan Embery, Tom Poston N/A
3,576
December 4, 1986 Jay Leno (guest host), Amy Irving, Eva Marie Saint, Michael Palin Stanley Jordan
3,577
December 5, 1986 Jay Leno (guest host), Angie Dickinson, Stepfanie Kramer Billy Vera & The Beaters
Blue Cards
3,578
December 9, 1986 Don Rickles Singing Dog Contest
3,579
December 10, 1986 Ritch Shydner, David Horowitz Dolly Parton
3,580
December 11, 1986 Eddie Townsend, James Garner Bobby McFerrin
Mighty Carson Art Players- "President Reagan reads 'Twas The Night Before X-Mas'"
3,581
December 12, 1986 Chevy Chase, Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert Al Jarreau
Letters Written to Santa
3,582
December 16, 1986 Steve Martin, Joseph Gabriel Sandi Patty
Blue Cards
3,583
December 17, 1986 Jim McMahon, Mark McCollum N/A
3,584
December 18, 1986 Jane Fonda Amy Grant
New Products
3,585
December 19, 1986 Bob Hope, Tom Noddy Barbara Mandrell ("Santa, Bring My Baby Home")
Talk With the Audience
3,586
December 30, 1986 Tim Conway, Teresa Ganzel Diane Schuur
Men Available for New Years Eve
3,587
December 31, 1986 Bill Kirchenbauer Billy Vera & The Beaters
Rules of The Rose Parade