"The show resurfaced as Match Game ‘73, and this version had a somewhat racier flavor. Gene Rayburn would read the questions, everyone would write down their responses, then reveal them in turn. Harmless enough in theory; however, giving six flaky show-folk a stack of blank cards and marking pens is a tantamount to handing finger-paints to a troupe of chimpanzees. Somehow, the one that sticks in my mind was the day the question was ‘Blank willow.’ Maybe you can come up with something besides weeping, pussy, and tit.” -Betty White
i am watching a rerun of a curling match on a saturday night bc i am just THAT cool
this has been me for the past week, and will be for the week to come. not ashamed.
Jimmy and Will Smith take us through the history of hip-hop dances.
"The Leg Thing No One Can Do"
I’m crying like an idiot. The set looks like Carson’s. The intro is beautiful. The celeb walk-ons. He talked about television history and him staying up late to watch it as a kid. I love it already.
what’s it like to be hosting the tonight show? [x]
I love Jimmy for a lot of reasons, but when he mentions the Tonight Show, my heart melts - he’s a TV nerd too. Sending him the best of wishes and a long run in television history <3
February 17, 2014 This is it. We are starting a new chapter of the Tonight Show. I can’t even begin to describe what we are all feeling right now here at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, NYC. But - I know that we’ll never have this exact feeling ever again. By this time tomorrow we’ll no longer wonder what it would be like to do the Tonight Show. We can’t put that feeling - that moment back in the bottle. All we can do is try to make the best show that we can and make people happy. And we will. Here’s to the first of many. Fun. - Jimmy
Tonight’s the night!
Sid Caesar (September 8, 1922 – February 12, 2014) in his prime on Your Show of Shows (here with Imogene Coca and Carl Reiner).
From the Don West Broadcasting and Cable Photo Archives.
First Shirley Temple, now Sid Caesar. I can’t deal with this.