List of The Tonight Show episodes

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The Tonight Show is an American late-night talk show that premiered on NBC on September 27, 1954. It is the world's longest-running talk show, and the longest running, regularly scheduled entertainment program in the United States. It is the third-longest-running show on NBC, after only the news and talk shows Today and Meet the Press.

Over the course of more than sixty years, The Tonight Show has undergone only minor title changes. It aired under the name Tonight for several of its early years, eventually settling on The Tonight Show after the seating of long-time host Johnny Carson in 1962. In later decades, network programmers, advertisers, and the show's announcers would refer to the show by including the name of the host; for example, it is currently announced as The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

It has had six official hosts, beginning with Steve Allen (1954–57), followed by Jack Paar (1957–62), Johnny Carson (1962–92), Jay Leno (1992–2009, 2010–14), Conan O'Brien (2009–10), and Jimmy Fallon (2014–present). It has had several recurring guest hosts, a practice especially common during the Paar and Carson tenures. A total of 12,203 episodes have aired.

Episodes[edit]

Allen's tenure (1954–57)[edit]

Paar's tenure (1957–62)[edit]

Carson's tenure (1962–1992)[edit]

Leno's first tenure (1992–2009)[edit]

O'Brien's tenure (2009–2010)[edit]

Leno's second tenure (2010–14)[edit]

Fallon's tenure (2014–present)[edit]

2018[edit]

July[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
896
July 16, 2018Jamie Foxx & Taron Egerton, Zoey DeutchMark Normand
Donald Trump Video; Tonight Show News & Improved; Taron Egerton performed a song; world premiere of Robin Hood trailer; Charades (Jamie Foxx & Taron Egerton Vs. Jimmy Fallon & Zoey Deutch)
897
July 17, 2018David Spade, Lily JamesCharlie Puth
Beer Slogans; Julio Torres; Charlie Puth sings 90s punk music; Tonight Show Whisper Challenge (Lily James); Charlie Puth performed "The Way I Am"
898
July 18, 2018Amanda Seyfried, Daveed DiggsWiz Khalifa featuring Swae Lee
Audience member reads Donald Trump remark; Howard Schultz Campaign Slogans; Tonight Show #hashtags: #WorstSummerJob; Tonight Show Google Translate Songs (Amanda Seyfried); Wiz Khalifa featuring Swae Lee performed "Hopeless Romantic"
899
July 19, 2018Pierce Brosnan, Deepak ChopraPusha T featuring 070 Shake
Donald Trump Poll; TNN; Freestylin' with The Roots; Deepak Chopra leads a meditation session
72018
July 20, 2018Jamie Foxx & Taron Egerton, Zoey DeutchMark Normand
Thank You Notes; Charades (Jamie Foxx & Taron Egerton Vs. Jimmy Fallon & Zoey Deutch; Act 1 (monologue and Thank You Notes, app. 11 minutes) is original content, but remainder of show is repeat of episode 896, with slightly extended credits. Questlove mouths something in the opening theme but no show number can be heard. Episode is officially numbered 72018, and exists between episodes 899 and 900.[1]
900
July 23, 2018Tom Cruise, Parker PoseyJorja Smith
Donald Trump Tweet; American Horror Story Season Titles; Aquaman Trailer; Tonight Show This Week in Memes; Jimmy gives Tom Cruise comedy albums; Tonight Show Mad Lib Theater (Tom Cruise); Parker Posey reads a passage from her book; Jorja Smith performed "February 3rd"
901
July 24, 2018Amy Poehler, Harland Williams, Tomi AdeyemiAshley McBryde
TNN; Tonight Show Think Fast! (Amy Poehler); Ashley McBryde performed "American Scandal"
902
July 25, 2018Alec Baldwin, Nikki & Brie Bella, Hannah GadsbyToots and the Maytals
Donald Trump Audio Recordings; Politician TV Cameos; Mission: Impossible – Fish in a Hospital; Toots and the Maytals performed "Funky Kingston"
903
July 26, 2018Leslie Jones, Emily RatajkowskiGreta Van Fleet
Joe Biden Campaign Slogans; Fake Headlines; Tonight Show Tweets with Beats; Ew! sketch (Britney Spears); Tonight Show #hashtags: #MyWeirdFear; Greta Van Fleet performed "When the Curtain Falls"
72718
July 27, 2018Tom Cruise, Parker PoseyJorja Smith
"I Don't Think So, Honey" with Matt and Bowen; Thank You Notes; Jimmy gives Tom Cruise comedy albums; Tonight Show Mad Lib Theater (Tom Cruise); Parker Posey reads a passage from her book; Jorja Smith performed "February 3rd"; Act 1 (monologue, I Don't Think So Honey, and Thank You Notes, 8 minutes) is original content, but remainder of show is repeat of episode 900, with two small segments originally edited out of Posey's interview restored and slightly extended credits. Episode is officially numbered 72718, and exists between episodes 903 and 904.[2]
904
July 30, 2018Mila Kunis, Zachary QuintoTaylor Bennett
The Roots performed a comedy song; Photo Inner Thoughts; The Bachelorette Honest Subtitles; Jimmy announces the engagement of staff members; Tonight Show News & Improved; Say That to My Face (Mila Kunis & Jimmy Fallon Vs. Tariq & Zachary Quinto); Taylor Bennett performed "Rock 'N' Roll"
905
July 31, 2018Bob Odenkirk, Alicia SilverstoneKenny Chesney
Tariq shares his guacamole recipe; Tonight Show Summer Giveaway; TNN; Bob Odenkirk shows his tattoo; Bob Odenkirk shows his t-shirt and gives t-shirts to the audience; Kenny Chesney performed "Get Along"

August[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
906
August 1, 2018Kate McKinnon, Mo RoccaNicky Jam & J Balvin
Donald Trump Rally; Donald Trump Paintings; News for Shoes; Kate McKinnon raps Hungarian; Tonight Show Slow Turn Tiny Nod (Kate McKinnon); Mo Rocca and Jimmy have liverwurst sandwiches; Nicky Jam & J Balvin performed "Mi Gente/X"
907
August 2, 2018Ray Romano, Lauren Miller RogenLeon Bridges
Lawsuits; Tonight Show Tweets with Beats; Tonight Show #hashtags: #MyWeirdBunkmate; Ray Romano does Jon Hamm impression; Tonight Show Wheel of Opinions (Ray Romano); Leon Bridges performed "Beyond"
80318
August 3, 2018Alec Baldwin, Nikki & Brie Bella, Hannah GadsbyToots and the Maytals
Hacker or Rapper; Thank You Notes; Toots and the Maytals performed "Funky Kingston"; Act 1 (monologue, Hacker or Rapper, and Thank You Notes, app. 10 minutes) is original content, but remainder of show is repeat of episode 902, with two small segments edited out of Baldwin's and the Bellas' interviews. Episode is officially numbered 80318, and exists between episodes 907 and 908.[3]
908
August 6, 2018Glenn Close, Finn WolfhardLauv
Tonight Show Between the Lines; Tonight Show Pup Quiz (Glenn Close, Finn Wolfhard); Jimmy gives Finn Wolfhard a vinyl record; Lauv performed "I Like Me Better"
909
August 7, 2018Seth Rogen, Spike LeeBig Boi
Tonight Show You Missed the Point; Ron Estes Campaign Ad; TNN; Tonight Show Dramatic Dad Texts (Seth Rogen); Big Boi performed "All Night"
910
August 8, 2018Ryan Seacrest, Ruby RoseRae Sremmurd
Putin/Trump Discussion Topics; Donald Trump Tweets; Tonight Show #hashtags: #WhyImSingle; Ryan Seacrest throws into commercial; Catchphrase (Ryan Seacrest & Tariq Vs. Jimmy Fallon & Andy Cohen); Rae Sremmurd performed "Guatemala"
911
August 9, 2018Rose Byrne, Brad PaisleyBrad Paisley
Donald Trump/Staff Quotes; Tonight Show Tweets with Beats; GE Tonight Show Fallonventions: Kid's Inventions; Eye to Eye (Rose Byrne); Brad Paisley performed an unreleased song; Brad Paisley performed "Water"
912
August 13, 2018Ryan Reynolds, Chris O'DowdAugust Greene
Steve Higgins' birthday; Tonight Show Gifs; Ryan Reynolds brings out cocktails; Drinko (Ryan Reynolds); August Greene performed "No Apologies"
913
August 14, 2018Milo Ventimiglia, Rhett and LinkYG featuring Big Sean & 2 Chainz
TNN; Will It Hummus? (Rhett and Link); Rhett and Link and Jimmy do a three-way pose; YG featuring Big Sean & 2 Chainz performed "Big Bank"
914
August 15, 2018Michael Che & Colin Jost, Henry Golding, Justin ThomasDusty Slay
Jimmy and The Roots debate how to pronounce Omarosa; Melania Trump Outfits; Dog Fails; Tonight Show Deep Issues, Deep Tissues; Most Likely To (Michael Che & Colin Jost); Face Breakers (Justin Thomas)
915
August 16, 2018Ariana Grande, Nick KrollAerosmith
Ariana Grande pays tribute to Aretha Franklin ("You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman"); Tonight Show Tweets with Beats; Jimmy acknowledges death of Aretha Franklin; Jimmy announces September Central Park show; Ariana Grande meets fans; Ariana Grande performed "R.E.M."; Aerosmith performed "Mama Kin"
916
August 17, 2018Jennifer Lopez, Finn WolfhardJanet Jackson with Daddy Yankee
Jimmy and The Roots do Robert De Niro impressions; Blended News Stories; Thank You Notes; Dance Break Interview (Jennifer Lopez); Wolfhard's interview rebroadcast from episode 908; Janet Jackson with Daddy Yankee performed "Made for Now"

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