57 Awkward Talk Show Moments They Don't Want You To Remember

By Sophia Maddox | March 27, 2024

Carol Wayne Was a Regular on The Tonight Show as the Ditzy Matinee Lady

Late-night talk shows serve as a dynamic platform for lively discussions and quick wit. The anticipation spikes when these shows feature controversial or innovative guests. These boundary-pushing individuals often ignite some of television's most memorable moments, as showcased in this captivating collection of photos. Join us as we dive into the world of late-night entertainment, where every guest brings their unique spark to the conversation.

 

 

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Busty blonde Carol Wayne had a regularly occurring role as the Matinee Lady on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. In fact, she appeared in more than 100 episodes as the popular ditzy character in comic sketches that featured sexual innuendos. Wayne’s recurring role was cut, however, when The Tonight Show went from 90 minutes to 60 minutes. Being released from the talk show sent Wayne into a downward spiral. She became addicted to drugs and alcohol and experienced such bad financial difficulties that she reportedly had to work as an escort. 

Doris Day Joined Johnny Carson in 1974 to Talk About Her TV Sitcom

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Among the lasting legacies of singer and actress Doris Day is that she helped to establish the ‘bedroom comedy’ movie genre. She appeared in films alongside such leading men of the day as David Niven, Cary Grant, Rock Hudson, James Garner, Clark Gable, and Rod Taylor. She even had her own sitcom on television called The Doris Day Show that aired from 1968 to 1973. Prior to her successful acting career, Day was a top selling singer with a string of hits from throughout the 1950s and 1960s.