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|Johnny Carson Carson Country|
Actors: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Bob Hope, Joan Rivers, Jay Leno
Director: Frederick De Cordova
Genres: Comedy, Television
It's an all star, all American country line-up! We've opened the vaults and re-discovered treasured memories with Johnny's favorite country stars! These priceless and collectible moments are now yours in this exclusive... more »
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Lemon | 11/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is an interesting glimpse back into the huge variety of guests Johnny had on The Tonight Show. This single disc features a wide variety of "Country-Themed" guests that range from country comics and musical stars (there are really interesting early appearances by The Judds, and a terrific really early appearance by Johnny Cash), to cowboy stars (John Wayne does a funny walk on appearance), to real people like the country's oldest farmer. It's good clean fun. If you are a big Johnny fan and want to see more of his classic sketches, I would also recommend The Ultimate Johnny Carson Collection - His Favorite Moments from The Tonight Show (Vols. 1-3) (1962-1992)which is the most complete collection of his work.The Best of The Tonight Show - Stand-Up Comedians (2 Discs) is a really good choice if you want to see all the comics that appreared on The Tonight Show."
Great rare videos buried in more poorly selected material
Daniel Gordon | CA | 11/16/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a big fan of Johnny Carson but the producers of these highlight dvds are putting out a lot of his less interesting stuff. In this most recent dvd of "Carson Country" we are promised new great musical performances that have never been released before. Unfortunately, this makes up a small fraction of what's actually on the dvd, which was a problem on his prior releases on the Ultimate Collection. Although all of the material is new and never seen since it was aired, a lot of the stuff is quite boring. Unfortunately, on one of the few musical performances that we do see with Dwight Yokam and Buck Owens, the quality looks its from a bootleg almost. The picture is blurry and the sound is tinny sounding. The only good quality peformace is with the Judds.We see a lot of no name guests interviewed on the dvd that are not very interesting at all. Although Johnny does a great job of keeping it funny, celebrites are very much lacking on this dvd with few exceptions such as Michael Langdon and the Judds. Whoever is selecting the material for these releases should be fired. Johnny Carson had a lot more interesting content in his vast archive but each release has been very disappointing. Although this dvd is disappointing I would still recommend this dvd to Carson fans because it's all we have left from him.."
"The King of Late Night" Goes Country
Scott T. Rivers | Los Angeles, CA USA | 03/23/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Carson Country" is an entertaining collection of classic "Tonight Show" material - most of it previously unreleased. Running more than 70 minutes, the DVD includes memorable appearances by Dwight Yoakam and Buck Owens, The Judds, and Johnny Cash (who performs "Ring of Fire" in a rare kinescope). Comedy highlights range from Johnny's job interview with Jay "Tonto" Silverheels to a wild barroom brawl featuring Doug McClure, James Drury and stuntman Hal Needham. Docked one star for omitting Carson's hilarious 1976 rendition of "Rhinestone Cowboy," which he sang while mounted on a Shetland pony."
Very Funny Carson
Theresa Dunn | 01/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well worth the money. We'll be watching this video over and over again!
No one did "late night" like Carson."