Johnny Carson Park.

Johnny Carson Mini-Monument

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Burbank, California

A small, easy-to-miss monument and plaque was dedicated to talk show host Johnny Carson in 1992, the year that he retired from hosting The Tonight Show, which was taped across the street at NBC Studios.

The image of Carson appears to be coming out of a TV set (and into your living room, America!). A plaque notes that the monument and adjacent Johnny Carson Park is "Dedicated to the King of Late Night for 30 years of keeping America up late and laughing." Carson would frequently joke that his show was coming to the viewers "from beautiful downtown Burbank."

Johnny Carson Mini-Monument

Address:
338 S. Bob Hope Dr., Burbank, CA
Directions:
Ventura Fwy exits 2 or 3. Drive to Bob Hope Drive and turn north. Johnny Carson Park is on the right; the monument is halfway up the block.
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