Carl Reiner/Jennifer Grey/Kathy Mattea 

Johnny looks at rejected Disney characters. Carl Reiner discusses trying to write a novel, and is interrupted by his dog; Jennifer Grey (Murder in Mississippi (1990)). Also: Kathy Mattea performs.


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Episode credited cast:
Johnny Carson ... Himself - Host
Ed McMahon ... Himself - Announcer
Tommy Newsom Tommy Newsom ... Himself - Substitute Bandleader
Carl Reiner ... Himself
Jennifer Grey ... Herself
Kathy Mattea Kathy Mattea ... Herself - Musical Guest
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brian Hardwick Brian Hardwick ... Himself - Page & Graphic Artist


Johnny first reads a news clipping about a man who was rescued from the cistern under a campground outhouse in Lawrence, Kansas; he then mentions the Disney Company's decision to fire a large number of employees at the newly acquired Queen Mary in Long Beach over their refusal to abide by the company's grooming rules. He describes and comments on the various rules, and notes the irony of a company ban on facial hair when Walt Disney himself had a mustache. This leads into the comedy segment, cartoon characters that failed Disney's standards; Johnny mockingly bemoans the audience's displeasure at the jokes, saying that not every show can be a good one. However, as the regular graphic artist was off that week, the well-received illustrations were done by NBC page Brian Hardwick, who Johnny introduces. Carl Reiner discusses growing a goatee, which he believes gives him a more appropriate look while he attempts to write a novel. He also comments on his marriage of 47 years. Discussing ... Written by lenab9011

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Comedy | Talk-Show







Release Date:

2 February 1990 (USA) See more »

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Carson Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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