John Ritter/Jimmy Aleck/Robyn Douglass 

Johnny polls the audience on their choices in the presidential primaries. John Ritter (Three's Company (1976)); Jimmy Aleck performs stand-up; Robyn Douglass (Her Life as a Man (1984)).


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Episode credited cast:
Johnny Carson ... Himself - Host
Ed McMahon ... Himself - Announcer
Tommy Newsom Tommy Newsom ... Himself - Substitute Bandleader
John Ritter ... Himself
Jimmy Aleck Jimmy Aleck ... Himself - Guest Comic
Robyn Douglass ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frederick De Cordova Frederick De Cordova ... Himself - Producer (voice) (as Fred)
Ed Shaughnessy ... Himself - The Tonight Show Band: Drums (as Shaughnessy)


The comedy segment is the "Carson Caucus", in which Johnny has the audience make silly gestures depending upon which candidate they prefer in the Democratic primaries, choosing between Walter Mondale, Gary Hart, John Glenn, George McGovern and Jesse Jackson. Hart does better than the others combined - but when asked, about two-thirds of the audience expresses their support for re-electing President Reagan. After commenting on what stations will do for ratings month, Johnny seems concerned that his desk is off balance, and calls out the "carpenter", an attractive young woman in a leotard, to fix it; he then lifts her up slightly to do a minor repair on the set's background. John Ritter says that doing "Three's Company" is like doing a one-act play every week. He mentions having been student body president at Hollywood High School, an ambition he developed when his disabled older brother brought home a yearbook featuring a prominent photo of the student leader, but his interest in ... Written by lenab9011

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Comedy | Talk-Show







Release Date:

2 March 1984 (USA) See more »

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Carson Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jimmy Aleck: Have you ever had root beer up your nose? That's unbelievable pain - isn't it unbelievable? I mean, I've never been pregnant, but I get a feeling - bearing a child, root beer up the nose, real close together.
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