The Jack Paar Tonight Show

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Tonight Starring Jack Paar is an American talk show hosted by Jack Paar under the Tonight Show franchise from 1957 to 1962. It originally aired during late-night.

Tonight Starring Jack Paar is an American talk show hosted by Jack Paar under the Tonight Show franchise from 1957 to 1962. It originally aired during late-night.

Original Release

07/29/1957 on NBC

Cast

Hugh Downs Himself - Announcer
Jose Melis Himself - Bandleader
Jack Paar Himself - Host
Cliff Arquette Himself
Betty Johnson Herself
Genevieve Herself
Dody Goodman Herself
Skitch Henderson Himself - Bandleader
Peggy Cass Herself
Hugh Downs Himself - Guest Host
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 From Radio Free Berlin Studios with Peggy Cass, Earl Wrightson, Harry Golden, Robert Siodmak Tuesday, 12 September 1961
2 Episode #5.2 Wednesday, 13 September 1961
3 Episode #5.3 Thursday, 14 September 1961
4 Episode #5.4 Monday, 18 September 1961
5 Episode #5.5 Tuesday, 19 September 1961
6 Episode #5.6 Wednesday, 20 September 1961
7 Episode #5.7 Thursday, 21 September 1961
8 Episode #5.8 Monday, 25 September 1961
9 Episode #5.9 Tuesday, 26 September 1961
10 Episode #5.10 Wednesday, 27 September 1961
11 Episode #5.11 Thursday, 28 September 1961
12 Episode #5.12 Monday, 02 October 1961
13 Episode #5.13 Tuesday, 03 October 1961
14 Episode #5.14 Wednesday, 04 October 1961
15 Episode #5.15 Thursday, 05 October 1961
16 Episode #5.16 Monday, 09 October 1961
17 Episode #5.17 Tuesday, 10 October 1961
18 Episode #5.18 Wednesday, 11 October 1961
19 Episode #5.19 Thursday, 12 October 1961
20 Episode #5.20 Monday, 16 October 1961
21 Episode #5.21 Tuesday, 17 October 1961
22 Episode #5.22 Wednesday, 18 October 1961
23 Episode #5.23 Thursday, 19 October 1961
24 Episode #5.24 Monday, 23 October 1961
25 Episode #5.25 Tuesday, 24 October 1961
26 Episode #5.26 Wednesday, 25 October 1961
27 Episode #5.27 Thursday, 26 October 1961
28 Episode #5.28 Monday, 30 October 1961
29 Episode #5.29 Tuesday, 31 October 1961
30 Episode #5.30 Wednesday, 01 November 1961
31 Episode #5.31 Thursday, 02 November 1961
32 Episode #5.32 Monday, 06 November 1961
33 Episode #5.33 Tuesday, 07 November 1961
34 Episode #5.34 Wednesday, 08 November 1961
35 Episode #5.35 Thursday, 09 November 1961
36 Episode #5.36 Tuesday, 14 November 1961
37 Episode #5.37 Wednesday, 15 November 1961
38 Episode #5.38 Thursday, 16 November 1961
39 Episode #5.39 Friday, 17 November 1961
40 Episode #5.40 Tuesday, 21 November 1961
41 Episode #5.41 Wednesday, 22 November 1961
42 Episode #5.42 Thursday, 23 November 1961
43 Episode #5.43 Friday, 24 November 1961
44 Episode #5.44 Monday, 27 November 1961
45 Episode #5.45 Tuesday, 28 November 1961
46 Episode #5.46 Wednesday, 29 November 1961
47 Episode #5.47 Thursday, 30 November 1961
48 Episode #5.48 Monday, 04 December 1961
49 Episode #5.49 Tuesday, 05 December 1961
50 Episode #5.50 Wednesday, 06 December 1961
51 Episode #5.51 Thursday, 07 December 1961
52 Episode #5.52 Monday, 11 December 1961
53 Episode #5.53 Tuesday, 12 December 1961
54 Episode #5.54 Wednesday, 13 December 1961
55 Episode #5.55 Thursday, 14 December 1961
56 Episode #5.56 Monday, 18 December 1961
57 Episode #5.57 Tuesday, 19 December 1961
58 Episode #5.58 Wednesday, 20 December 1961
59 Episode #5.59 Thursday, 21 December 1961
60 Episode #5.60 Tuesday, 26 December 1961
61 Episode #5.61 Wednesday, 27 December 1961
62 Episode #5.62 Thursday, 28 December 1961
63 Episode #5.63 Friday, 29 December 1961
64 Episode #5.64 Monday, 01 January 1962
65 Episode #5.65 Tuesday, 02 January 1962
66 Episode #5.66 Wednesday, 03 January 1962
67 Episode #5.67 Thursday, 04 January 1962
68 Episode #5.68 Monday, 08 January 1962
69 Episode #5.69 Tuesday, 09 January 1962
70 Episode #5.70 Wednesday, 10 January 1962
71 Episode #5.71 Thursday, 11 January 1962
72 Episode #5.72 Monday, 15 January 1962
73 Episode #5.73 Tuesday, 16 January 1962
74 Episode #5.74 Wednesday, 17 January 1962
75 Episode #5.75 Thursday, 18 January 1962
76 Episode #5.76 Monday, 22 January 1962
77 Episode #5.77 Tuesday, 23 January 1962
78 Episode #5.78 Wednesday, 24 January 1962
79 Episode #5.79 Thursday, 25 January 1962
80 Episode #5.80 Monday, 29 January 1962
81 Episode #5.81 Tuesday, 30 January 1962
82 Episode #5.82 Wednesday, 31 January 1962
83 Gore Vidal, Betty Johnson, Ethel Griffies, Buddy Hackett Thursday, 01 February 1962
84 Episode #5.84 Monday, 05 February 1962
85 Episode #5.85 Tuesday, 06 February 1962
86 Episode #5.86 Wednesday, 07 February 1962
87 Episode #5.87 Thursday, 08 February 1962
88 Episode #5.88 Monday, 12 February 1962
89 Episode #5.89 Tuesday, 13 February 1962
90 Episode #5.90 Wednesday, 14 February 1962
91 Episode #5.91 Thursday, 15 February 1962
92 Episode #5.92 Monday, 19 February 1962
93 Episode #5.93 Tuesday, 20 February 1962
94 Episode #5.94 Wednesday, 21 February 1962
95 Episode #5.95 Thursday, 22 February 1962
96 Episode #5.96 Monday, 26 February 1962
97 Episode #5.97 Tuesday, 27 February 1962
98 Episode #5.98 Wednesday, 28 February 1962
99 Episode #5.99 Thursday, 01 March 1962
100 Episode #5.100 Monday, 05 March 1962
101 Episode #5.101 Tuesday, 06 March 1962
102 Episode #5.102 Wednesday, 07 March 1962
103 Episode #5.103 Thursday, 08 March 1962
104 Episode #5.104 Monday, 19 March 1962
105 Episode #5.105 Tuesday, 20 March 1962
106 Episode #5.106 Wednesday, 21 March 1962
107 Episode #5.107 Thursday, 22 March 1962
108 Episode #5.108 Monday, 26 March 1962
109 Episode #5.109 Tuesday, 27 March 1962
110 Episode #5.110 Wednesday, 28 March 1962
111 Final Tonight Show featuring Jack Paar Thursday, 29 March 1962
112 Episode #5.112 Monday, 02 April 1962
113 Episode #5.113 Tuesday, 03 April 1962
114 Episode #5.114 Wednesday, 04 April 1962
115 Episode #5.115 Thursday, 05 April 1962
116 Episode #5.116 Friday, 06 April 1962
117 Episode #5.117 Monday, 09 April 1962
118 Episode #5.118 Tuesday, 10 April 1962
119 Episode #5.119 Wednesday, 11 April 1962
120 Episode #5.120 Thursday, 12 April 1962
121 Episode #5.121 Friday, 13 April 1962
122 Episode #5.122 Monday, 16 April 1962
123 Episode #5.123 Tuesday, 17 April 1962
124 Dennis Day, Andy Griffith, Glynis Johns, Al Martino, Laird Brooks Schmidt Wednesday, 18 April 1962
125 Guest host: Joey Bishop; guests: Danny Thomas, Sonny King, Ernest Borgnine, Lenny Kent, Edie Adams, Laud Brooks Schmidt Thursday, 19 April 1962
126 Episode #5.126 Friday, 20 April 1962
127 Episode #5.127 Monday, 23 April 1962
128 Episode #5.128 Tuesday, 24 April 1962
129 Episode #5.129 Wednesday, 25 April 1962
130 Episode #5.130 Thursday, 26 April 1962
131 Episode #5.131 Friday, 27 April 1962
132 Episode #5.132 Monday, 30 April 1962
133 Episode #5.133 Tuesday, 01 May 1962
134 Episode #5.134 Wednesday, 02 May 1962
135 Episode #5.135 Thursday, 03 May 1962
136 Episode #5.136 Friday, 04 May 1962
137 Episode #5.137 Monday, 07 May 1962
138 Episode #5.138 Tuesday, 08 May 1962
139 Episode #5.139 Wednesday, 09 May 1962
140 Episode #5.140 Thursday, 10 May 1962
141 Episode #5.141 Friday, 11 May 1962
142 Episode #5.142 Monday, 14 May 1962
143 Episode #5.143 Tuesday, 15 May 1962
144 Episode #5.144 Wednesday, 16 May 1962
146 Episode #5.146 Friday, 18 May 1962
147 Episode #5.147 Monday, 21 May 1962
148 Episode #5.148 Tuesday, 22 May 1962
149 Episode #5.149 Wednesday, 23 May 1962
150 Episode #5.150 Thursday, 24 May 1962
151 Episode #5.151 Friday, 25 May 1962
152 Episode #5.152 Monday, 28 May 1962
153 Episode #5.153 Tuesday, 29 May 1962
154 Episode #5.154 Wednesday, 30 May 1962
155 Episode #5.155 Thursday, 31 May 1962
156 Episode #5.156 Friday, 01 June 1962
157 Episode #5.157 Monday, 04 June 1962
158 Episode #5.158 Tuesday, 05 June 1962
159 Episode #5.159 Wednesday, 06 June 1962
160 Episode #5.160 Thursday, 07 June 1962
161 Episode #5.161 Friday, 08 June 1962
162 Episode #5.162 Monday, 11 June 1962
163 Episode #5.163 Tuesday, 12 June 1962
164 Episode #5.164 Wednesday, 13 June 1962
165 Episode #5.165 Thursday, 14 June 1962
166 Episode #5.166 Friday, 15 June 1962
167 Episode #5.167 Monday, 18 June 1962
168 Episode #5.168 Tuesday, 19 June 1962
169 Episode #5.169 Wednesday, 20 June 1962
170 Episode #5.170 Thursday, 21 June 1962
171 Episode #5.171 Friday, 22 June 1962
172 Episode #5.172 Monday, 25 June 1962
173 Episode #5.173 Tuesday, 26 June 1962
174 Episode #5.174 Wednesday, 27 June 1962
175 Episode #5.175 Thursday, 28 June 1962
176 Episode #5.176 Friday, 29 June 1962
177 Episode #5.177 Monday, 02 July 1962
178 Episode #5.178 Tuesday, 03 July 1962
179 Episode #5.179 Wednesday, 04 July 1962
180 Episode #5.180 Thursday, 05 July 1962
181 Episode #5.181 Friday, 06 July 1962
182 Episode #5.182 Monday, 09 July 1962
183 Episode #5.183 Tuesday, 10 July 1962
184 Episode #5.184 Wednesday, 11 July 1962
185 Episode #5.185 Thursday, 12 July 1962
186 Episode #5.186 Friday, 13 July 1962
187 Episode #5.187 Monday, 16 July 1962
188 Episode #5.188 Tuesday, 17 July 1962
189 Episode #5.189 Wednesday, 18 July 1962
190 Episode #5.190 Thursday, 19 July 1962
191 Episode #5.191 Friday, 20 July 1962
192 Episode #5.192 Monday, 23 July 1962
193 Episode #5.193 Tuesday, 24 July 1962
194 Episode #5.194 Wednesday, 25 July 1962
195 Episode #5.195 Thursday, 26 July 1962
200 Episode #5.200 Thursday, 02 August 1962
201 Episode #5.201 Friday, 03 August 1962
202 Episode #5.202 Monday, 06 August 1962
203 Episode #5.203 Tuesday, 07 August 1962
204 Episode #5.204 Wednesday, 08 August 1962
205 Episode #5.205 Thursday, 09 August 1962
206 Episode #5.206 Friday, 10 August 1962
207 Episode #5.207 Monday, 13 August 1962
208 Episode #5.208 Tuesday, 14 August 1962
209 Episode #5.209 Wednesday, 15 August 1962
210 Episode #5.210 Thursday, 16 August 1962
211 Episode #5.211 Friday, 17 August 1962
222 Episode #5.222 Monday, 03 September 1962
223 Episode #5.223 Tuesday, 04 September 1962
224 Episode #5.224 Wednesday, 05 September 1962
225 Episode #5.225 Thursday, 06 September 1962
226 Episode #5.226 Friday, 07 September 1962
227 Episode #5.227 Monday, 10 September 1962
228 Episode #5.228 Tuesday, 11 September 1962
229 Episode #5.229 Wednesday, 12 September 1962
230 Episode #5.230 Thursday, 13 September 1962
231 Episode #5.231 Friday, 14 September 1962
232 Episode #5.232 Monday, 17 September 1962
233 Episode #5.233 Tuesday, 18 September 1962
234 Episode #5.234 Wednesday, 19 September 1962
235 Episode #5.235 Thursday, 20 September 1962
236 Episode #5.236 Friday, 21 September 1962
237 Episode #5.237 Monday, 24 September 1962
238 Episode #5.238 Tuesday, 25 September 1962
239 Episode #5.239 Wednesday, 26 September 1962
240 Episode #5.240 Thursday, 27 September 1962
241 Episode #5.241 Friday, 28 September 1962
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Directors

Hal Gurnee

Writers

Garry Marshall, Fred Freeman

Cast

Hugh Downs Himself - Announcer
Jose Melis Himself - Bandleader
Jack Paar Himself - Host
Cliff Arquette Himself
Betty Johnson Herself
Genevieve Herself
Dody Goodman Herself
Skitch Henderson Himself - Bandleader
Peggy Cass Herself
Hugh Downs Himself - Guest Host
Hermione Gingold Herself
Hans Conried Himself
Jack Haskell Himself
Jose Melis Himself
Jonathan Winters Himself
Florence Henderson Herself
Joey Bishop Himself
Elsa Maxwell Herself
Virginia Graham Herself
Joey Bishop Himself - Guest Host
1961 Emmy Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Variety Nominated
1959 Emmy Best Performance by an Actor (Continuing Character) in a Musical or Variety Series Nominated
1958 Emmy Best New Program Series of the Year Nominated
1958 Emmy Best Musical, Variety, Audience Participation or Quiz Series Nominated
1958 Emmy Best Continuing Performance (Male) in a Series by a Comedian, Singer, Host, Dancer, M.C., Announcer, Narrator, Panelist, or any Person who Essentially Plays Himself Nominated
1958 Emmy Best Continuing Performance (Female) in a Series by a Comedienne, Singer, Hostess, Dancer, M.C., Announcer, Narrator, Panelist, or any Person who Essentially Plays Herself Nominated
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