From Steve Allen to Conan O'Brien: Classic 'Tonight Show' moments
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'Tonight Starring Steve Allen': Man on the Street
Think Jay Leno came up with those Jaywalking bits on his own? Original "Tonight" host Steve Allen popularized the man-on-the-street idea, except he brought in actual comedians who were in on the jokes. This routine carried over to "The Steve Allen Show," a competitor of "The Ed Sullivan Show."
Photo: The old "Man on the Street" gang hang out at a party at Chasen's for Don Knotts. From left: Louis Nye, Knotts and Allen.