History Series / RowanAndMartinsLaughIn

7th May '16 11:49:58 AM Mdumas43073
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''Laugh-In'''s influence is extremely obvious in ''Series/SesameStreet'', and ''Series/YouCantDoThatOnTelevision''.

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''Laugh-In'''s influence is extremely obvious in such shows as ''Series/SesameStreet'', ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', and ''Series/YouCantDoThatOnTelevision''.
7th May '16 11:43:31 AM Mdumas43073
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* RevolvingDoorBand: A non-musical example. Other than the hosts, announcer Gary Owens and actress Ruth Buzzi were the only constant members.

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* RevolvingDoorBand: A non-musical example. Other than the hosts, announcer Gary Owens and actress Ruth Buzzi were the only constant members.constants in the entire five-year run.
7th May '16 11:42:15 AM Mdumas43073
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* PunBasedTitle: A play on the various "____ -in" protests of the era (sit-in, love-in, pray-in, be-in, etc.).
7th May '16 11:32:19 AM Mdumas43073
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* TotallyRadical: Humor about and for sixties youth culture, presented by middle-aged comedy veterans. Sometimes it worked better than others.

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* TotallyRadical: Humor for and about and for sixties Sixties youth culture, presented by middle-aged comedy veterans. Sometimes it worked better than others.worked, sometimes it didn't.
7th May '16 11:31:01 AM Mdumas43073
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The show is best known today for the future stars whose careers it launched -- Creator/GoldieHawn, Creator/LilyTomlin, Music/TinyTim, Henry Gibson, Ruth Buzzi, Arte Johnson, Pat Paulson, and Joanne Worley among others -- and the incredible comic moments it managed to pull off (such as then-presidential-candidate UsefulNotes/RichardNixon asking America to "sock it to him"). But until the birth of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' several years later, ''Laugh-In'' was the touchstone of modern American humor. (''SNL'' emulated it, in some ways -- unsurprisingly, because many ''Laugh-In'' writers later worked on ''SNL'', including the later show's creator and executive producer, Creator/LorneMichaels.) It was possibly the single largest source of {{Running Gag}}s, {{Catch Phrase}}s and other pop culture contributions during the middle of the 20th century, and developed during its surprisingly brief run an utterly unique and frenetically subversive style that carried them directly into the subconscious of the viewer. Because of its wild and unpredictable yet ''intelligent'' style, it was also often very successful at getting surprisingly risque material (for the era) on the air -- usually by setting up apparently-innocent situations where the viewer's mind would fill in the blanks with suitably dirty punchlines and speculations of their own.

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The show is best known today for the future stars whose careers it launched -- Creator/GoldieHawn, Goldie Hawn, Creator/LilyTomlin, Music/TinyTim, Henry Gibson, Ruth Buzzi, Arte Johnson, Pat Paulson, and Joanne Worley among others -- and the incredible comic moments it managed to pull off (such as then-presidential-candidate UsefulNotes/RichardNixon asking America to "sock it to him"). But until the birth of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' several years later, ''Laugh-In'' was the touchstone of modern American humor. (''SNL'' emulated it, in some ways -- unsurprisingly, because many ''Laugh-In'' writers later worked on ''SNL'', including the later show's creator and executive producer, Creator/LorneMichaels.) It was possibly the single largest source of {{Running Gag}}s, {{Catch Phrase}}s and other pop culture contributions during the middle of the 20th century, and developed during its surprisingly brief run an utterly unique and frenetically subversive style that carried them directly into the subconscious of the viewer. Because of its wild and unpredictable yet ''intelligent'' style, it was also often very successful at getting surprisingly risque material (for the era) on the air -- usually by setting up apparently-innocent situations where the viewer's mind would fill in the blanks with suitably dirty punchlines and speculations of their own.
7th May '16 11:30:27 AM Mdumas43073
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7th May '16 11:25:32 AM Mdumas43073
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''Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In'' is an iconic, anarchic hour-long sketch comedy series broadcast on Creator/{{NBC}} from 1968 to 1973. Created by George Schlatter, it broke new ground in television comedy with its rapid-fire jokes, outrageous characters and -- for the time -- utterly insane and over-the-top humor. The show's ostensible hosts were the urbane Dan Rowan and the somewhat dim Dick Martin, but this tuxedo-clad pair were frequently outshone by the platoon of seeming lunatics who made up the rest of the cast.

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''Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In'' is an An iconic, anarchic hour-long sketch comedy SketchComedy series broadcast on Creator/{{NBC}} from 1968 to 1973. Created by George Schlatter, it broke new ground in television comedy with its rapid-fire jokes, outrageous characters and -- for the time -- utterly insane and over-the-top humor. The show's ostensible hosts were the urbane Dan Rowan and the somewhat dim Dick Martin, but this tuxedo-clad pair were frequently outshone by the platoon of seeming lunatics who made up the rest of the cast.
7th May '16 11:24:45 AM Mdumas43073
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'''''Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In''''' is an iconic, anarchic hour-long sketch comedy series broadcast on Creator/{{NBC}} from 1968 to 1973. Created by George Schlatter, it broke new ground in television comedy with its rapid-fire jokes, outrageous characters and -- for the time -- utterly insane and over-the-top humor. The show's ostensible hosts were the urbane Dan Rowan and the somewhat dim Dick Martin, but this tuxedo-clad pair were frequently outshone by the platoon of seeming lunatics who made up the rest of the cast.

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'''''Rowan ''Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In''''' Laugh-In'' is an iconic, anarchic hour-long sketch comedy series broadcast on Creator/{{NBC}} from 1968 to 1973. Created by George Schlatter, it broke new ground in television comedy with its rapid-fire jokes, outrageous characters and -- for the time -- utterly insane and over-the-top humor. The show's ostensible hosts were the urbane Dan Rowan and the somewhat dim Dick Martin, but this tuxedo-clad pair were frequently outshone by the platoon of seeming lunatics who made up the rest of the cast.
23rd Apr '16 6:14:49 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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** Tyrone F. Horneigh, however, didn't pass -- his name had to be pronounced hor-NIGH, which kind of ruins the joke.
23rd Apr '16 6:07:47 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* LaughTrack

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* LaughTrackLaughTrack: The SmashCut-heavy nature of the show made it necessary to use "sweetening" to avoid abrupt cuts in laughter.



* RapidFireComedy: an early example, which made the censors uncomfortable. Lampshaded in the ReunionShow.

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* RapidFireComedy: an An early example, which made the censors uncomfortable. Lampshaded in the ReunionShow.


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** That might've been the origin of the "[[Radio/TheBurnsAndAllenShow say goodnight, Gracie]]" [[BeamMeUpScotty misquote]].
** After Rowan would announce "it's now time to say goodnight, Dick," several shots of cast members and guests stars saying "Goodnight, Dick" would follow, as well as a random joke ("Who's Dick?").
* SmashCut: All over the place, as an essential part of the RapidFireComedy.
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