Don Rickles/Dom DeLuise/Jimmy Breslin/Glen Campbell 

Johnny looks at the history of Los Angeles. Don Rickles (A Couple of Dons (1973)); Dom DeLuise (Lotsa Luck! (1973)); Jimmy Breslin (book "World without End, Amen"); Glen Campbell performs and is interviewed.


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Episode credited cast:
Johnny Carson ... Himself - Host
Ed McMahon ... Himself - Announcer
Doc Severinsen ... Himself - Bandleader
Don Rickles ... Himself
Dom DeLuise ... Himself
Jimmy Breslin ... Himself
Glen Campbell ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Adams ... Himself - 'A Couple of Dons' Outtakes (archive footage)


The comedy segment is historical items from Los Angeles, in recognition of the city's 192nd anniversary the previous day. Glen Campbell performs a very jazzy version of "Back Home Again in Indiana". He talks about growing up on a farm without electricity or indoor plumbing, and handling cows. He then discusses playing golf with Arnold Palmer, relating one of Palmer's off-color jokes from a luncheon event, and about the first time he met Frank Sinatra as a session musician on "Strangers in the Night", when Sinatra thought Campbell was flirting with him. Don Rickles comes out and offers his commentary on various topics as the conversation wanders, including marriage and his TV shows. Campbell interjects that Rickles is so funny he ought to easily have a hit TV show. Outtakes are shown from "A Couple of Dons", a TV special Rickles has made with Don Adams. He and Carson discuss the idea of a show composed of outtakes, and Campbell remarks about some with Burt Reynolds on a show he has ... Written by lenab9011

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Comedy | Talk-Show







Release Date:

6 September 1973 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Don Rickles: [as Johnny and Glen Campbell discuss his failed TV shows] I'm sitting here like I'm Eichmann! Why am I sitting here like this? I'm sitting here like I'm in a glass booth, and you're two Israelis voting on me!
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References Lost Horizon (1973) See more »


(Back Home Again in) Indiana
Music by James F. Hanley
Lyrics by Ballard MacDonald
Performed by Glen Campbell
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