Buddy Hackett/Sally Field/Eubie Blake 

Buddy Hackett talks about being a houseguest, skiing and romance; Sally Field (Norma Rae (1979)); Eubie Blake (Broadway musical revue "Eubie!") performs and is interviewed.


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Episode cast overview:
Johnny Carson ... Self - Host / Carnac the Magnificent
Ed McMahon ... Self - Announcer
Doc Severinsen ... Self - Bandleader
Buddy Hackett ... Self
Sally Field ... Self
Tony DeLia Tony DeLia ... Self - Guest Comic (credit only)
Eubie Blake Eubie Blake ... Self


The comedy segment is Carnac the Magnificent. Johnny introduces Buddy Hackett as someone who looks like a comedian, and then tries to explain the comment while Hackett jokes about it. Hackett then tells a story about staying in Sun Valley in a cabin used by the Kennedys, and leaving extra gentile foods (mayonnaise, white bread) for them. There is further discussion about skiing, including jokes about President Carter's skiing accident. Discussion of the Lee Marvin palimony lawsuit leads to Hackett telling several stories about his marriage (24 years) and how romantic dreams are better than reality. Sally Field makes her first appearance on the show with Johnny. She mentions how she was not part of clubs in high school. When Johnny asks about dreams, and mentions flying, she tells how the crane operator for "The Flying Nun" was alcoholic and put her in uncomfortable situations. Johnny asks about her relationship with Burt Reynolds, and she replies "lovers". After some discussion about ... Written by lenab9011

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Comedy | Talk-Show






English | Yiddish

Release Date:

20 February 1979 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Alternate Versions

When rebroadcast on Antenna TV, Eubie Blake's musical performance was edited out. See more »


References National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) See more »


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