WMAQ Channel 5 - The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson with Richard Pryor (Excerpt, 1979)

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Here's an excerpt from The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson with guest Richard Pryor as aired on WMAQ Channel 5. Includes:

Tail end of commercial for Purina Puppy Chow (voiceover by Sterling Holloway) - "For a Full Year - Till He's Full Grown"

"Happy Birthday Taurus - More to Come" bumper

Commercial: 1980 Buick Skylark - with plenty of room inside and able to navigate in all weather - "It Just Might Be the Perfect Car for You" (voiceover by ??)

Commercial: Ariens Lawn Mowers - "A Cut Above the Rest" - Available at Gerber Hardware in Oak Park and Gray's Lawn & Garden Center in Rockford (main voiceover by Ken Nordine) (ending voiceover by ??)

Johnny then continues his talk with Richard Pryor (other guests that night were Bess Armstrong, Calvin Trillin, and musical guest Judith Blegen) - Richard speaks of a trip to Kenya and brings up Idi Amin's attempts to "break into show business", drinking habits, Kenyan currency, problems with local customs, and an aborted plane trip from Nairobi to London.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, May 11th 1979 during the 10:30pm to 11:30pm timeframe.


Date Uploaded: 07/05/2013

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"Happy Birthday Taurus - More to Come" bumper

Commercial: 1980 Buick Skylark - with plenty of room inside and able to navigate in all weather - "It Just Might Be the Perfect Car for You" (voiceover by ??)

Commercial: Ariens Lawn Mowers - "A Cut Above the Rest" - Available at Gerber Hardware in Oak Park and Gray's Lawn & Garden Center in Rockford (main voiceover by Ken Nordine) (ending voiceover by ??)

Johnny then continues his talk with Richard Pryor (other guests that night were Bess Armstrong, Calvin Trillin, and musical guest Judith Blegen) - Richard speaks of a trip to Kenya and brings up Idi Amin's attempts to "break into show business", drinking habits, Kenyan currency, problems with local customs, and an aborted plane trip from Nairobi to London.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, May 11th 1979 during the 10:30pm to 11:30pm timeframe." /> Share

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