The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Tonight - 4 Decades of The Tonight Show (DVD, 2010, 15-Disc Set)
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- malindadreamerFeb 12, 2014by
love the product, would make a great gift
My husband loved it............... he watches them over and over. got to find him something different to watch.
- ari6895Jan 13, 2012by
Shows Are NOT Complete! Very Disappointing...
This is the most disappointing TV DVD Set I have ever purchased! First and foremost... "Episodes" are NOT complete, some are only as long as 20 minutes!!! If you are a vintage TV on DVD collector and like your shows complete, you will be left with one big empty feeling with this set. When the first seasons of "Saturday Night Live" came out, I was thrilled to see that they were complete shows - from opening credits to the classic endings with the cast and guest stars all saying goodnight. I was really looking forward to this set, expecting to watch the great shows I remembered - from start to finish! What you get is basically the opening monologue, the guest interviews and then the "episodes" just knid of end, fading back into the DVD menu! WTF?! I know it's been awhile, but I remember much more going on than this - where are the endings? I thought $60 was a great deal as I have seen this set in stores for over $100... but this set isn't worth $30! Why do the people who put these kind of sets out feel the need to chop them up? Don't they know that it is all the little nuances, the in-betweens, and not-so important moments that make these shows great - and that's what really provides a nice trip down memory lane. NOT this chopped up, edited down stupidity. Remember the "Carol Burnett Show"? Take away those great endings (I'm so glad we had this time together...) - And it's just not the same... or complete!!! So if you are expecting to buy this and see the shows as they were originally broadcast... you are going to be really disappointed. These shows are NOT complete and only leave you with an empty feeling as it just ends and fades back into the main menu. VERY DISAPPOINTING!!!!Read full review
- cyharriscatMay 18, 2014by
To be updated as I watch it to determine it's worth, it's not yet shipped.
If there is stuff missing (bought it but haven't received it yet) you can blame Comcast/NBC Universal for knowing that if you got complete episodes you'd never watch the current guys, and since they couldn't completely repress this awesome period of history, they tried to sit there and blow it up as best they could, to make people who weren't anywhere near Carson look better.
I have heard this from several sources. I ordered the set after reading the unauthorized biography of Carson, and while I'm not expecting everything, I am expecting that I will get to see enough to sell me-also bought it used for $15 off, so that way if I don't like it I'm not feeling like a total idiot, and I will make every effort to like it.
I just want enough to where I can sit there and forget about all the people who came after Carson. If I get that, it will be money well spent. If I don't, I'll find someone unsuspecting.
The one thing I do have going for me is I wanted episodes that are mostly in the 80s and right before Carson retired, which is what one reviewer said it primarily focused on. (I have a 128k with a Plus upgrade available for it, so I'm more interested in Burbank than New York (according to what I heard most of the New York shows were taped over due to the high cost of professional videotape in the early modern era of taped programming.)
Thank you other reviewers and I hope to have a positive experience.Read full review
- sfgiants3966Jan 7, 2013by
Johnny at his best
A must for anyone who misses Johnny and what The Tonight Show used to be and what it stood for. A wonderful opportunity to watch many Tonight Shows that haven't been seen in a long, long time. My only compliants is that I wished there were more shows from the New York years and that each show would have been seen in its entirety. Still, you get plenty bang for your buck.
- cjones2460Jun 20, 2011by
A great buy for the money and entertainment.
If you're nostalgic for the good old days, and who isn't,this will take you there.
Many of the nights that you enjoyed the most are on this DVD set. If you're tired of the new guys, stay up with an old friend. Recommend it highly.