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12 Classic Joan Rivers TV Appearances

From 'The Ed Sullivan Show' to 'The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon,' here are a dozen unforgettable small-screen Joan moments

'The Sammy Davis Show' (1966)

Joan Rivers got her start doing standup in New York comedy clubs, but her big break came on The Tonight Show, and she often referred to long-time host Johnny Carson as her mentor. Indeed, he sang her praises when he hosted the short-lived Sammy Davis Jr. Show in 1966 before they bantered like old friends about marriage, house parties and Jell-O. It's one of the very first videos of the two riffing off each other.

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