I’ve covered The Tonight Show a lot on Wait! What’s a Dial?. As the longest running late night talk show, it holds a special place in my heart. Regardless of what you think of Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien, those who came before them: Steve Allen, Jack Paar, and Johnny Carson were masters of the medium. Because Jimmy Fallon recently took over NBC’s signature late night talk show, here is a round up of the articles I have written about the hosts of The Tonight Show (with a video to make up for the lack of Jack Paar coverage).
If you’re over 30, you probably think of The Tonight Show as Johnny Carson’s show. However, Steve Allen was the first host of the show. He hosted it from 1954 to 1957.
As the first host of a national late night talk show, Steve Allen directly influenced David Letterman. Letterman has influenced Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, and Jimmy Fallon, so some of Allen’s attitude and antics can still be seen on current late night talk shows. For the rest of the article, see “TV Shows You Should Know: The Tonight Show Starring Steve Allen.”
Amazon Prime has been busy eating away at Netflix’s content library. The biggest problem for Netflix, so far, is it recently lost a ton of Viacom content. So what shows are Netflix customers now missing?
Here is a lengthy, yet non-exhaustive list of Amazon Prime exclusive shows.
Dora the Explorer
Yo Gabba Gabba
Go, Diego, Go!
Ni Hao Kai-Lan
Avatar: The Last Airbender
The Fresh Beat Band
Gullah Gullah Island
The Wild Thornberrys
Back at the Barnyard
The Ren & Stimpy Show
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
House of Anubis
Big Time Rush
Fan Boy and Chum Chum
Fred: The Show
The Amanda Show
Rocko’s Modern Life
The Naked Brothers Band
Drake & Josh
Clarissa Explains It All
Kenan & Kel
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History has a new miniseries about the Hatfields and the McCoys. It will star Kevin Costner.
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