It's no joke: The mayor of Burbank wants 'The Tonight Show' to remain in the area formerly known as "Beautiful Downtown Burbank."
Burbank Mayor Dave Golonski said he is drafting a letter to NBC executives asking them to reconsider the plans to move “The Tonight Show” from Burbank to New York.
“We would be extremely disappointed if the plans to move ‘The Tonight Show’ go through,” Golonski said by phone. “We would like it to remain in Burbank and the region.”
Former "Tonight Show" host Johnny Carson jokingly christenend the headquarters of the show as "beautiful downtown Burbank" when the late-night series moved from New York to California in 1972. Carson along with NBC shows such as "Laugh-In" also made fun of Burbank.