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Rad Ads: Las Vegas – Sahara Superstars (1972)

Here’s a rather splendid November 1972 ad for the Sahara hotel in Las Vegas promoting the Congo Showroom’s superstar headliners. Let’s see, we’ve got Johnny Carson, Frank Gorshin, Jack Benny, Sonny & Cher, Johnny Mathis, Rowan & Martin, and Buddy … Continue reading

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A Johnny Carson Moment (Full Episode): David Letterman, Bruce Dern (1979)

Today marks Jay Leno’s last night hosting The Tonight Show. So, naturally, we turn to…Johnny Carson and his guest, David Letterman. No snub intended to Leno, but Bionic Disco being a 70s-centric site, we’re presenting a full episode of The … Continue reading

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A Johnny Carson Moment: Burt Reynolds’ whipped cream incident (1974)

You’ll enjoy hitting play on this installment of A Johnny Carson Moment. Watch a minute and 30 seconds of whipped cream frivolity with Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Ed McMahon and Johnny. The original Tonight Show airdate was September 26, 1974. … Continue reading

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A Johnny Carson Moment: Surprise dance with Ginger Rogers (1976)

And now…A Johnny Carson Moment. Hit the clicker below for a fun, two minute twirl with Johnny Carson and Ginger Rogers. Pat Boone and Ed McMahon co-star. The dance occurred on The Tonight Show in February of 1976. Johnny Carson … Continue reading

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A Johnny Carson Moment: Jay Leno’s first appearance (1977)

This time on A Johnny Carson Moment we take a trip back in time to March 2nd, 1977 and catch Jay Leno in his first appearance on The Tonight Show. 15 years later Leno would take over from Carson as … Continue reading

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A Johnny Carson Moment: Andy Kaufman’s Elvis transformation

I know we experienced A Johnny Carson Moment a mere two weeks ago but this clip was too priceless to hold onto any longer. Here’s the hilarious and bizarre Andy Kaufman (d. 1984) morphing from “Foreign Man”/Latka Gravas into an … Continue reading

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