COO of me, inc.
I've watched all of Johnny Carson's Tonight Shows and got curious about the mics used for his stage monologues, as well as his seated guests. They have great sound as far as what comes across on TVs at home, rejecting side and rear sound. I believe the MKH 805 was used in his early years, I didn't hunt down what was used later on.
Johnny Carson Boom Microphone. This Sennheiser MKH805 shotgun | Lot #20024 | Heritage Auctions
World's Largest Collectibles Auctioneer