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George Burns/Rodney Dangerfield/Michael Constantine/Shana Alexander 

Johnny forecasts the Carter administration. George Burns (The George Burns Special (1976), book "Living It Up"); Rodney Dangerfield performs stand-up; Michael Constantine (Sirota's Court (1976)); Shana Alexander (60 Minutes (1968), book "Talking Woman").

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Johnny Carson ... Himself - Host
Ed McMahon ... Himself - Announcer
Doc Severinsen ... Himself - Bandleader
George Burns ... Himself
Rodney Dangerfield ... Himself
Michael Constantine ... Himself
Shana Alexander Shana Alexander ... Herself
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Storyline

In the comedy segment, Johnny reads psychics' predictions for the Carter administration from the National Enquirer; he then presents his own predictions for the incoming administration. George Burns talks about his TV special, on which Johnny appears. They also talk about his autobiography "Living It Up" and his philosophy that he doesn't believe in aging, because he's now too old for it. He describes his average day and talks fondly about Groucho Marx, who he says is probably three of the top five living comedians; Burns recalls a joke by Groucho that involved a 15-year set-up. He then talks about the film he is making with John Denver ("Oh, God!"), in which he plays God. Johnny shows still photos from Burns' early career; Burns tells a few stories from the photos. He then sings a couple of songs that will be heard on the special, including "Red Rose Rag" and a song by Marvin Hamlisch and Tim Rice. Rodney Dangerfield does a stand-up comedy routine, and has a brief interview in which ... Written by lenab9011

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Genres:

Comedy | Talk-Show

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 1976 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Connections

References College Swing (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

The Only Way to Go
(uncredited)
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by George Burns
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