List of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson episodes (1987)

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The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1987 episodes
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 179
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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 1987:

1987[edit]

January[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
3,588
January 6, 1987 Jay Leno, Scot Morris (Omni puzzles editor) Pete Fountain
Psychic Predictions
3,589
January 7, 1987 Alan King, Warren Chang Jay Johnson
Sports Injuries
3,590
January 8, 1987 Baxter Black, Waddie Mitchell Robert Goulet ("Memory")
Calendars
3,591
January 9, 1987 Joan Embery, Teresa Ganzel, Wil Shriner Paula Kelly
Mighty Carson Art Players- "Tea Time Movie"; Expensive Props
3,592
January 13, 1987 Jay Leno (guest host), John Larroquette, Dana Carvey N/A
Blue Cards
3,593
January 14, 1987 Garry Shandling (guest host), James Woods, Ellen DeGeneres Ellen Greene
3,594
January 15, 1987 Garry Shandling (guest host), Ed Begley, Jr., Taylor Negron N/A
3,595
January 16, 1987 Garry Shandling (guest host), Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, Kelly Monteith Jimmy Buffett ("Take It Back", "If It All Falls Down")
3,596
January 20, 1987 Jerry Seinfeld, Mike Ditka Pointer Sisters ("All I Know Is The Way I Feel")
3,597
January 21, 1987 Barbara Schein, Robert Klein N/A
Mighty Carson Art Players- "Carl Sagan"
3,598
January 22, 1987 Richard Pryor, Dr. Robert Ballard The Judds ("Turn It Loose")
3,599
January 23, 1987 Lauren Bacall, Roseanne Barr Robert Cray
Takeoff of 'Bob Hope's Look All American Football'
3,600
January 26, 1987 Patrick Duffy (guest host), Steve Allen, William Shatner N/A
Blue Cards
3,601
January 27, 1987 Jay Leno (guest host), Michele Lee, John Davidson, Randall "Tex" Cobb N/A
Blue Cards
3,602
January 28, 1987 Jay Leno (guest host), Pat Sajak Kris Kristofferson
Blue Cards
3,603
January 29, 1987 Garry Shandling (guest host), Phil Simms, Carrie Fisher, Justine Bateman N/A
3,604
January 30, 1987 Garry Shandling (guest host), Tracey Ullman, Bob Saget, Molly Cheek Los Lobos

February[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
3,605
February 3, 1987 Paul Reiser, Lonette McKee N/A
Foreign Commercials
3,606
February 4, 1987 George Carlin, Susan Sullivan, Sheryl Lee Ralph N/A
Johnny comments on the U.S. retaking the America's Cup; Public Service Announcements
3,607
February 5, 1987 Ann-Margret Phyllis Hyman
3,608
February 6, 1987 Shelley Long, Bob Nelson, Liv Ullmann N/A
Carnac the Magnificent
3,609
February 10, 1987 Michael J. Fox, Elle Macpherson Peter Schickele
Amount of Junk Mail The Average Household Gets
3,610
February 11, 1987 Tony Danza, Ellen DeGeneres Neville Brothers
Actors That Have Never Been Nominated for An Oscar
3,611
February 12, 1987 Boris Becker, Teresa Ganzel, Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert N/A
Mighty Carson Art Players- "Tele-Scam"
3,612
February 13, 1987 Seth Green, Angie Dickinson Sergio Mendes
Superstitions and Phobias That are Associated to Friday the 13th
3,613
February 17, 1987 Jonathan Winters, Christina Pickles Billy Vera & The Beaters ("I Can Take Care of Myself")
Acronyms
3,614
February 18, 1987 Bob Uecker, David Horowitz Ellen Greene ("Suddenly Seymour")
Trivial Pursuit; Takeoff on General Health and Safety Tips
3,615
February 19, 1987 Lily Tomlin Ray Charles ("Mississippi Mud" and "Come Live With Me")
Many Things Stars Have Done In The Early Days to Make Ends Meet
3,616
February 20, 1987 George Segal Maureen McGovern ("I Could've Been a Sailor")
Kid Inventors; Mighty Carson Art Players- "George Washington"
3,617
February 24, 1987 Charles Grodin, Ronnie Shakes Leon Redbone
Mail Order Mistakes; Spoof on Ollie North; Document Shredding
3,618
February 25, 1987 Burt Reynolds, David Horowitz King's Sisters
3,619
February 26, 1987 Carl Reiner, Christina Pickles Gregory Abbott
Takeoff on local news programs during sweeps week.
3,620
February 27, 1987 Whoopi Goldberg, Bob Saget Wang Chung ("Let's Go!" and "Everybody Have Fun Tonight")
As The White House Turns

March[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
3,621
March 10, 1987 James Stewart, Carol Siskind Eddie Daniels
Johnny does impression of Ollie North through car window; Dictionary of Regional English
3,622
March 11, 1987 Dana Carvey, Christopher Reeve Frank Olivier (juggler)
Johnny presents lesser-known songs from newly opened Warner Bros. archives of manuscripts by Gershwin, Porter, Kern and other songwriters; Johnny does impression of Ollie North through car window.
3,623
March 12, 1987 Danny DeVito, Calvin Trillin, Rohan Varavadekar N/A
Evening News in 2007 with Zontar Rather
3,624
March 13, 1987 George Hamilton Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt
Blue Cards
3,625
March 17, 1987 Tim Conway, Harry Anderson Diane Schuur
3,626
March 18, 1987 Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Alan Thicke, Rebeca Arthur N/A
Irish Ancestry; Little Known Famous Irish People
3,627
March 19, 1987 Sherman Hemsley, Joe Garagiola, Dalton Stevens N/A
Johnny's Oliver North Imitation & reveals the results of a Ladies' Home Journal survey & follows with his own.
3,628
March 20, 1987 Jimmy Brogan Willie Nelson ("Always on My Mind", "An Island In The Sea")
Homework School of The Air
3,629
March 24, 1987 Patrick Duffy, Smothers Brothers, Mykelti Williamson N/A
Letter from Elementary School Children
3,630
March 25, 1987 John Larroquette, John Mendoza Chris Isaak ("You Give Me Some Kind of Love", "Heart Full of Soul")
El Mouldo
3,631
March 26, 1987 Dick Cavett, Vernon Ray Stanley Jordan
3,632
March 27, 1987 Jim Fowler Etta James
Collectibles
3,633
March 31, 1987 Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert, Connie Chung Judy Rodman
Johnny's Oliver North Imitation

April[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
3,634
April 1, 1987 Betty White, Tom Parks N/A
Blue Cards
3,635
April 2, 1987 Woody Harrelson, Allyce Beasley Jeffrey Osborne
Sketch- "Ask President Reagan"; Blue Cards for the President
3,636
April 14, 1987 Rue McClanahan, Pam Matteson Joe Snyder and The Burbank Dixieland Band ("Panama", "When the Roll Call is Called Up There I Will Be Here")
Relationships Between Secretaries and Their Bosses
3,637
April 15, 1987 Steve Landesberg, Kathleen Wilhoite Robert Cray
3,638
April 16, 1987 Victoria Principal, Robert Townsend Billy Vera & The Beaters
Unlikely responses from people on the street to questions concerning how they feel about taxes.
3,639
April 17, 1987 Bob Hope, Bill Maher, Helen Hunt N/A
Foreign Commercials
3,640
April 21, 1987 Sam Donaldson, Fred Greenlee N/A
3,641
April 22, 1987 David Steinberg Kenny G
Videotape of those conspiring against Johnny, spoofing the Moscow spy scandal.
3,642
April 23, 1987 Sammy Davis, Jr., Vanna White N/A
Blue Cards
3,643
April 24, 1987 Chevy Chase, Teri Garr N/A
A spoof on the garbage barges that are combing the Eastern Seaboard. Johnny telephones EPA in Louisiana to find out why they won't let New York's garbage be dumped in their state.
3,644
April 27, 1987 John Larroquette (guest host), Victoria Jackson, Gary Busey, Wil Shriner N/A
Blue Cards
3,645
April 28, 1987 Garry Shandling (guest host), Joan Embery, Carol Kane, Dennis Miller The Commodores
3,646
April 29, 1987 Garry Shandling (guest host), Kevin Nealon, Tracey Ullman, Paula Poundstone, Michael Talbot N/A
3,647
April 30, 1987 Garry Shandling (guest host), Tony Randall, Heather Thomas, Dom Irrera Vlasta Krsek

May[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
3,648
May 1, 1987 Tony Danza (guest host), Burt Reynolds, Angie Dickinson
This is the final time a guest host other than Garry Shandling or Jay Leno was seen. Shandling and Leno became alternating permanent guest hosts later in 1987, with Leno taking over as the lone permanent guest host in August of 1988.
Yellowjackets
3,649
May 5, 1987 Kristie Phillips, George C. Scott Ray Stevens
A spoof on Burbank's 100th Anniversary with a videotape of the 'historical points of interest' in Burbank.
3,650
May 6, 1987 Father Guido Sarducci, Whitley Strieber Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Situation Ethics
3,651
May 7, 1987 Saundra Santiago N/A
Advertisements for Mother's Day Gifts
3,652
May 8, 1987 Paul Reiser, Margaret Whitton, Teresa Ganzel N/A
Mighty Carson Art Players- "Tele-Scam"; Shelly Cohen fills in for Doc & Tommy
3,653
May 12, 1987 Paul Shaffer N/A
Stump the Band; Young Inventors
3,654
May 13, 1987 Jonathan Winters, Anne-Marie Johnson Dwight Yoakam
The effects of the New Amnesty Law
3,655
May 14, 1987 Crispin Glover, Brett Butler, Thalassa Cruso N/A
Politicians and Their Extra-Martial Affairs; A spoof on presidents through the years in compromising positions.
3,656
May 15, 1987 Bob Saget, Jan Gan Boyd Vlasta Krsek
Graduation Address to The Audience
3,657
May 19, 1987 Dr. Birute Galdikas Rosemary Clooney
Imponderable Questions
3,658
May 20, 1987 Tony Danza, Pete Barbutti, Sally Love N/A
Blue Cards
3,659
May 21, 1987 Eddie Murphy, Ellen DeGeneres, Jane Leeves, Teresa Ganzel N/A
Mighty Carson Art Players- "Eyewitless News"
3,660
May 22, 1987 Carol Kane Jonathan Butler
A soap opera spoof of the congressional hearings, 'As The World Turns'.
3,661
May 26, 1987 Pat Sajak, Ritch Shydner, Christina Pickles N/A
Johnny and the Tonight Show decide to pay homage to the garbage scow crew by putting on a USO show for them, including entertainment and beautiful women for their amusement.
3,662
May 27, 1987 Crispin Glover, Gore Vidal k.d. lang
Objects Bought at the PTL Auction
3,663
May 28, 1987 Gregory Peck Peter Schickele, The Leningrad Dixieland Band
3,664
May 29, 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger Anita Baker
Stump the Band

June[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
3,665
June 9, 1987 Madonna Ray Charles
Takeoff of the Senate hearings, featuring Fawn Hall (Johnny portrays Sen. Inouye); Fun Facts About the Constitution
3,666
June 10, 1987 Stephanie Petit (1987 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion), Dennis Miller Randy Graff ("I Dreamed a Dream")
Public Service Announcements
3,667
June 11, 1987 Dudley Moore, Tom Parks Grover Washington
Cause and Effect Relationships in The Stock Market; Economic Trends
3,668
June 12, 1987 Buddy Hackett Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Pictures of President Reagan and Mrs. Reagan in Italy
3,669
June 16, 1987 Tim Conway George Benson, Peking Acrobats
Constitutional Amendments
3,670
June 17, 1987 Magic Johnson, Bill Alexander Bernadette Peters ("Broadway Baby")
3,671
June 18, 1987 Steve Martin Art Garfunkel ("I Only Have Eyes for You")
Johnny spoofs the Tonight Show as a public service outlet for tourists who need to accept emergency phone calls.
3,672
June 19, 1987 Jerry Seinfeld, Veronica Cartwright Billy Vera & The Beaters
Blue Cards
3,673
June 23, 1987 Mel Brooks Crosby, Stills, & Nash ("Southern Cross" and "Teach Your Children")
The Tonight Show version of the USA Today's survey on America's view of TV.
3,674
June 24, 1987 Carl Reiner, Jester Hairston k.d. lang
The Tonight Show version of the tabloids.; Psychic Predictions
3,675
June 25, 1987 Dan Aykroyd, Bobby Kelton, Helen Shaver N/A
Paying Money to Touch Vanna White's Dress
3,676
June 26, 1987 Robert Klein, William F. Buckley, Jr. Glenn Medeiros ("Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You")

July[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
3,677
July 21, 1987 Joe Piscopo, Paul Reiser, Maryam d'Abo N/A
"Nightline" (with Joe Piscopo as Ted Koppel who interviews President Reagan (Johnny Carson))
3,678
July 22, 1987 Patrick Duffy, Prof. Jearl Walker N/A
3,679
July 23, 1987 George Segal, Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert N/A
Johnny spoofs Pete Holm and his much lauded but little known singing career; Blue Cards
3,680
July 24, 1987 Mark Harmon, Barry Sobel, Charles Batton N/A
3,681
July 28, 1987 Harry Anderson, David Barker Pete Fountain
Quickie Books
3,682
July 29, 1987 Pat Cash, Ray Combs, John Clark Gable N/A
Baseball Facts
3,683
July 30, 1987 David Steinberg, Emily Lloyd N/A
The Tonight Show version of what Pete Holm is really saying in the record.
3,684
July 31, 1987 Penelope Ann Miller, Robert Townsend Sheena Easton ("Strut" and "Still Willing To Try")
As The White House Turns

August[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
3,685
August 4, 1987 Graham Chapman Midori
Translations of Useful Traveling Expressions in Foreign Languages
3,686
August 5, 1987 Allyce Beasley Dionne Warwick
Blue Cards
3,687
August 6, 1987 Tom Selleck, Carol Kane Eddie Daniels
New Products
3,688
August 7, 1987 Jay Leno, Pat Sajak Diane Schuur
Stump the Band
3,689
August 10, 1987 Jay Leno (guest host), Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon, Woody Harrelson Spyro Gyra
Statistics From Harper's Index
3,690
August 11, 1987 Jay Leno (guest host), Connie Chung, Fritz Coleman, Jami Gertz N/A
Products with Funny Names
3,691
August 12, 1987 Jay Leno (guest host), Ron Reagan, Jesse Ventura N/A
Movie Posters
3,692
August 13, 1987 Jay Leno (guest host), Beverly D'Angelo, Jimmie Walker Los Lobos ("La Bamba")
Mistakes in Newspapers
3,693
August 14, 1987 Jay Leno (guest host), Larry King, Michele Lee, Roy Blount, Jr. N/A
Junk Food for College Kids who are Returning to Campus
3,694
August 25, 1987 Joan Embery, Bob Nelson N/A
Harmonic Convergence and the Mayan Prophecies
3,695
August 26, 1987 Dana Carvey, Mildred Holt Melissa Manchester
Post Cards and Examples of the types of things people send to the folks back home when they are on vacation.
3,696
August 27, 1987 Buddy Hackett, Rick Rossovich Michael Martin Murphey
Crime Figures
3,697
August 28, 1987 Shelley Winters, Tom Parks N/A

September[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
3,698
September 1, 1987 Jon Lovitz, Paul Sorvino Abbe Jaye
Network Television Slogans
3,699
September 2, 1987 Christina Pickles, John Mendoza, kayaker Ed Gillet N/A
Doc's gardening experience with tomatoes
3,700
September 3, 1987 Lauren Bacall, Victoria Jackson The Temptations
A spoof on feeding the Pope in the commissary, complete with a Pope look-alike.
3,701
September 4, 1987 Bob Saget, David Horowitz David Sanborn
Carnac the Magnificent
3,702
September 7, 1987 Jay Leno (guest host), Steve Allen, Lynn Redgrave, Tim Reid N/A
Examples of Flowery Language for Simple Ideas
3,703
September 8, 1987 Jay Leno (guest host), Anthony Perkins, Vanna White The Judds
3,704
September 9, 1987 Jay Leno (guest host), Michael J. Fox, Diedre Hall N/A
Newspaper Headlines with Double Meanings
3,705
September 10, 1987 Jay Leno (guest host), Bert Convy, Annie Potts, Erma Bombeck N/A
Jay does a "Koppelesque" interview with President Reagan.
3,706
September 11, 1987 Jay Leno (guest host), Carrie Fisher, Dennis Weaver The Charlie Daniels Band
Headlines; Spoof of Ted Koppel doing a Nightline segment with Jay.
3,707
September 14, 1987 Jay Leno (guest host), Sandy Duncan, Joan Van Ark Donna Summer
Headlines; Comparisons Between Lincoln & Reagan
3,708
September 16, 1987 Joe Garagiola, Dennis Wolfberg, Lisa Jane Persky N/A
Quiz for Married Couples on How to Make Your Marriage Last
3,709
September 17, 1987 Bob Newhart, Courteney Cox B.B. King ("Payin' the Cost" and "When It All Comes Down")
Paraphernalia for the Pope's Visit
3,710
September 18, 1987 Dabney Coleman, Paul Reiser Joe Williams
Blue Cards
3,711
September 21, 1987 Jay Leno (guest host), Charlton Heston, Kathryn Harrold, Malcolm Forbes N/A
Headlines; Real Claims Filed with an Insurance Company with Strange Descriptions
3,712
September 23, 1987 Dudley Moore, Bob Uecker, Kirstie Alley, Teresa Ganzel N/A
List of Awful Shows That Have Been Rendered Service to The Public Well Being
3,713
September 24, 1987 Denise Parker, JoAnne Astrow, Isabella Rossellini N/A
Bass Solo
3,714
September 25, 1987 Don Johnson, David Brenner, Dale Robertson N/A
The Tonight Show version of modernized classic tales.
3,715
September 28, 1987 Garry Shandling (guest host), Justine Bateman, Blake Clark, Rob Reiner Cirque du Soleil
3,716
September 29, 1987 Garry Shandling (guest host), Dave Coulier, Emma Samms Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine
3,717
September 30, 1987 Garry Shandling (guest host), Susan Sullivan, Cathy Guisewite, Kirk Cameron, Bill Maher N/A

October[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
3,718
October 5, 1987 Jay Leno (guest host), Joanna Kerns, Wil Shriner, Jason Bateman N/A
Products and Complaints Which Have Elicited Lawsuits; Headlines; Disabilities Claims
3,719
October 7, 1987 Betty White, Barry Sobel Tiffany ("I Think We're Alone Now")
Earthquake Tips
3,720
October 8, 1987 John Larroquette, Paulina Porizkova Kenny G
The Networks New Fall Shows
3,721
October 9, 1987 Patrick Swayze, A. Whitney Brown, Alexandra Paul N/A
Blue Cards
3,722
October 12, 1987 Jay Leno (guest host), Valerie Harper, Brian Dennehy, Florence Henderson N/A
3,723
October 14, 1987 Madeline Kahn, Don Rickles Michael Franks
As The White House Turns
3,724
October 15, 1987 Tim Conway, Kevin Rooney, Jester Hairston, Donald O. Cram N/A
Tim Conway plays retiring quarterback Chubs Horton
3,725
October 16, 1987 Myrtle Young James Galway
How Americans Spend Their Time
3,726
October 19, 1987 Jay Leno (guest host), Jacqueline Bisset, James Brolin N/A
Bizarre Laws That Are Part of The Judicial Process in Certain Parts of the Country
3,727
October 21, 1987 Helen Shaver, Calvin Trillin George Benson
Classes Available through UCLA Extension
3,728
October 22, 1987 Robert Klein, Connie Lew N/A
Memorabilia from the year Johnny was born.
3,729
October 23, 1987 David Letterman, Joe Piscopo Cutting Crew
Sketch- "Elliott Ganway"
3,730
October 26, 1987 Jay Leno (guest host), Brian Bonsall, Marilu Henner, Fred Dryer Anita Pointer
3,731
October 27, 1987 Jay Leno (guest host), Donna Mills, Paul Reiser Linda Hopkins
3,732
October 28, 1987 Jay Leno (guest host), John Davidson, Judge Joseph Wapner Cirque du Soleil
Headlines
3,733
October 29, 1987 Jay Leno (guest host), Tyne Daly, Alan Thicke, Mary Hart N/A
Headlines; Jay has an NBC Satellite Interview with President Reagan on the possibility of the summit with the Soviets.
3,734
October 30, 1987 Jay Leno (guest host), Joan Embery, Robert Klein, Corbin Bernsen N/A
Postcards from U.S. Towns with Interesting Names; Jay's interview with Vice-President Bush

November[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
3,735
November 3, 1987 George C. Scott, JoAnne Astrow, The Amazing Randi N/A
Johnny was presented a silvered rubber chicken for his birthday that has an inscription, 'Hic Cluckus Haltus'- roughly translated for 'The Joke Stops Here!'
3,736
November 4, 1987 Candice Bergen, Cathy Guisewite Frances Ruffelle ("On My Own")
Long List of Possible Supreme Court Nominees
3,737
November 5, 1987 Chuck Berry Chuck Berry ("Memphis Tennessee", "Roll Over Beethoven")
3,738
November 6, 1987 Shelley Long, Mabel Gaskill Steve Lawrence
Slogans That are Now Associated with One Product That Were First Tried Out on Another
3,739
November 10, 1987 James Stewart, Paula Poundstone Linda Hopkins
Johnny's story about the little cut on his hand.
3,740
November 11, 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger, Thalassa Cruso Rosanne Cash ("Tennessee Flat Top Box")
3,741
November 12, 1987 Carl Reiner, Jeff Cesario, Holly Robinson N/A
The Royal Couple's Troubled Marriage
3,742
November 13, 1987 Farrah Fawcett, Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert The Ed Shaughnessy Quartet
A tape of interviews of last night's audience members on the topic of Judge Wapner's nomination.
3,743
November 17, 1987 Jay Leno, George Miller, Jayne Atkinson N/A
Recommendations of Shows to See During Sweeps Month
3,744
November 18, 1987 Paul Reiser, Rebeca Arthur Diane Schuur
Public Service Announcements
3,745
November 19, 1987 Saundra Santiago, Bill Maher, Hailey Nance N/A
Cosmopolitan Quiz about Neuroses
3,746
November 20, 1987 Ted Danson, Steven Wright, Nicholas Pryor N/A
Sketch- "Kafeen- Icelandic Bugle Player"
3,747
November 24, 1987 Harvey Korman, Cathy Guisewite N/A
Since most of the audience are from out of town, Johnny decides to perform a public service by relaying messages from friends and neighbors who were looking over audience members' houses.
3,748
November 25, 1987 Jonathan Winters, Bob Pohle Icehouse
Answers from Elementary School Children to Several Thanksgiving Questions
3,749
November 26, 1987 Lane Smith, Louie Anderson Jack Jones
New Products
3,750
November 27, 1987 David Steinberg, Jann Karam, Don Yesso N/A
Examples of Shop Discounts; Foreign Commercials- 'Kaiser Beer', a man at the urinal, 'Amway', 'BASF Tape', and 'Hamlet Cigars'.
3,751
November 30, 1987 Jay Leno (guest host), Vincent Price, Susan Ruttan, Melvin Kiser Joe Williams
Jay points out an L.A. Herald Headline, 'California's Death Penalty Gets Tougher'.

December[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
3,752
December 1, 1987 Jay Leno (guest host), Tracey Ullman, Patrick Swayze, Bill Alexander Sheila E
3,753
December 2, 1987 Jay Leno (guest host), Tom Snyder Oak Ridge Boys
Real Notices from Real Newspapers
3,754
December 3, 1987 Jay Leno (guest host), Connie Sellecca, Paul Provenza John Denver ("Today is The Day My Life Starts All Over Again", "For You")
3,755
December 4, 1987 Jay Leno (guest host), Billy Crystal, Christina Pickles 10,000 Maniacs ("Peace Train", "Don't Talk")
New Products
3,756
December 7, 1987 Jay Leno (guest host), Calvin Trillin Roy Orbison, k.d. lang
Facial Photographs of Famous People
3,757
December 9, 1987 Merv Griffin Linda Ronstadt
List of Christmas TV Specials from the Hollywood Reporter
3,758
December 10, 1987 David Brenner Ray Charles
Opinions for Possible New Carpets for the set; Spoof on Santa's Naughty or Nice List
3,759
December 11, 1987 Danny DeVito, Yakov Smirnoff Pointer Sisters, "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
Mighty Carson Art Players- "Reagan/Gorbachev Summit"
3,760
December 14, 1987 Jay Leno (guest host), Debbie Reynolds, Robert Townsend Air Supply
What Russians Left Behind in Their Hotel Rooms
3,761
December 16, 1987 Bob Uecker Colm Wilkinson
New Products
3,762
December 17, 1987 Jack Paar N/A
New Products; Kids' Letters to Santa Claus
3,763
December 18, 1987 Robin Williams, Bob Hope Tony Bennett ("White Christmas")
Master Pre-Christmas List
3,764
December 28, 1987 Jay Leno (guest host), John Davidson, Robert Conrad, Connie Chung N/A
Jay reads material from real newspapers.
3,765
December 30, 1987 Gregory Peck, Argus Hamilton B.B. King
Predictions for The New Year
3,766
December 31, 1987 Smothers Brothers Daniel Rosen
New Years' Eve Signs; Singing Dog Contest