Judge Reinhold/Rondell Sheridan/Rita Rudner 

Johnny looks at expenditures contributing to the national debt. Judge Reinhold (Daddy's Dyin'... Who's Got the Will? (1990)); Rondell Sheridan performs stand-up; Rita Rudner (Comic Relief IV (1990)).

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Johnny Carson ... Himself - Host
Ed McMahon ... Himself - Announcer
Tommy Newsom Tommy Newsom ... Himself - Substitute Bandleader
Judge Reinhold ... Himself
Rondell Sheridan ... Himself - Guest Comic
Rita Rudner ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Axl Axl ... Himself - Parakeet (archive footage)
Seymour Durst Seymour Durst ... Himself (archive footage)
Ed Shaughnessy ... Himself - The Tonight Show Band: Drums (as Eddie Shaughnessy)
Ross Tompkins Ross Tompkins ... Himself - The Tonight Show Band: Piano
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Storyline

Inspired by the National Debt Clock, the comedy segment is Johnny telling members of the audience what their share of the national debt ($12,000 per person) has been spent on. Judge Reinhold talks about growing his mustache to look more mature, and doing his first semi-nude scene in a film he produced. He then talks about being newly single, and Johnny suggests some ways to meet women. Then he discusses his film "Daddy's Dying...Who's Got the Will?", and a clip is shown. Rondell Sheridan does a stand-up comedy routine. Rita Rudner talks about the irritations of moving to a new home, and nuisances with various contractors. Finally, Johnny shows the audition tape of Axl the Parakeet, a bird that did various tricks and was booked for the show, but sadly died at his hotel the night before his scheduled appearance. Written by lenab9011

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Genres:

Comedy | Talk-Show

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 1990 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Carson Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Judge Reinhold: We had a - um, an actress who was - was really terrific, but it was her first nudity, and she was very, very uncomfortable.
Johnny Carson: I can see that.
Judge Reinhold: And - and be... trying - I had to assume my responsibility as a producer to try to get her to *be* comfortable as quickly as possible.
Johnny Carson: Of course.
Judge Reinhold: So, uh, I just, uh...
Johnny Carson: Rotten job. Rotten job - yeah.
Judge Reinhold: Yeah. I stripped down, buck naked, and started strutting around the set like Peter Pan, pretending that I was having the time of my life, to try to make her ...
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References Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous (1984) See more »

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