Professor Carson presents advice for students in the Homework School of the Air. Don Rickles talks about traveling with his wife for their 25th anniversary; artist Jon Serl discusses his paintings.


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Episode cast overview:
Johnny Carson ... Himself - Host / Prof. John W. Carson
Ed McMahon ... Himself - Announcer
Doc Severinsen ... Himself - Bandleader
Don Rickles ... Himself
Stephen Baldwin ... Himself (credit only)
Jon Serl Jon Serl ... Himself


The comedy segment is the "Homework School of the Air", in which Professor Carson answers questions for students, inspired by President Bush's promise that U.S. students would be first ranked in the world in math and science by the year 2000. Jon Serl is described as the oldest living American artist. He is 95 years old; this is his second appearance on the show. He first talks about his dogs, and having been married three times, but his wives have died. He talks about working in Hollywood and then picking fruit for employment. When he compliments the music from the band, they give him a copy of their album. Several of his paintings (and one sculpture) are shown, and he talks a bit about them. Finally, two paintings he did of Johnny are shown. Don Rickles talks about him and his wife celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary by taking a trip to Hong Kong, Singapore, Manila, and Bangkok, with plenty of diversions and side comments. Stephen Baldwin is announced as a guest, but does not... Written by lenab9011

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7 February 1990 (USA) See more »

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Carson Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Stephen Baldwin was scheduled to appear but ended up getting bumped as the show ran long. At the end of the show, Johnny said they would reschedule him in the next few weeks. See more »


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