Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Time Life to award three lucky readers The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Johnny and Friends Featuring Steve Martin, Robin Williams & Eddie Murphy three-DVD set. For those wanting to learn more, the press release reads:
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Johnny and Friends Featuring Steve Martin, Robin Williams & Eddie Murphy contains nine new-to retail shows from the '70s, '80s and '90s featuring three of the most loved guests from The Tonight Show -- Steve Martin, Robin Williams and Eddie Murphy. Each DVD contains complete, unedited shows -- including vintage commercials -- highlighting some of the most cherished moments from 30 years of The Tonight Show.DISC 1-STEVE MARTINArguably the best thing that ever happened to young Steve Martin was being temporarily banished as a Tonight Show guest in 1972. Martin was an Emmy-winning writer (The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour) but hadn't worked up quite enough material for himself. Invited back later as a guest host, a more polished Martin clicked.Original Air Dates:
- July 21, 1976: Steve Martin, Jimmy Stewart, Karen Black, and more
- May 21, 1982: Steve Martin, Sylvester Stallone
- December 19, 1991: Steve Martin, Cathy Ladman, Leon RedboneDISC 2-ROBIN WILLIAMSRobin Williams took pleasure in stumping the host with his utter unpredictability and free-associationriffs. Williams' bits ranged across the social spectrum, bouncing off the latest fads and fashions along with ego-deflating commentary about the day's newsmakers. Johnny could not have been having a better time or been more in awe at the comedic juggernaut.Original Air Dates:
- April 3, 1984: Robin Williams, Phyllis Newman
- January 10, 1991: Robin Williams, Steve Lawrence
- September 19, 1991: Robin Williams, Jonathan Winters, Park OverallDISC 3-EDDIE MURPHYThree appearances over a span of seven months in 1982 illustrate Eddie Murphy's vault to superstardom. His debut occurred less than halfway into his first full Saturday Night Live season; by his third appearance, he had become a breakout star, released his Grammy-nominated debut album, and was shooting his first movie.Original Air Dates:
- January 1, 1982: Eddie Murphy, McLean Stevenson
- February 10, 1982: Eddie Murphy, Wayne Rogers, Albert Hague
- July 30, 1982: Eddie Murphy, Randall "Tex" Cobb, Angela Bofill
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