History Series / RowanAndMartinsLaughIn

25th Oct '16 7:08:26 AM themisterfree
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* LargeHam: Many cast members (along with several guest stars) have their moments, but no one chews the scenery more than Jo Anne Worley.

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* LargeHam: Many cast members (along with several guest stars) have their moments, but no one chews the scenery more than Jo Anne Worley. Gary Owens also qualified- it was essential to his role.



* {{Narrator}}: Sort of -- Gary Owens as the announcer.

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* {{Narrator}}: Sort of -- Gary Owens Creator/GaryOwens as the announcer.
18th Oct '16 8:00:23 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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George Schlatter attempted to recreate the success of ''Laugh-In'' for ABC by cloning it into a show called ''Turn-On''. However, the first episode of ''Turn-On'' was met with so many complaints about its quality that it was either banned from airing, cancelled fifteen minutes into the episode (TheOtherWiki says the last sketch that aired was one where a woman violently shakes a vending machine that dispenses birth control pills), or aired in full and then never again. (Viewers also complained about flashing animations and rapid-fire visual switching -- which [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WSHvbGM6oE&list=PLLTqQpssWvJ6R-W2zfOeVzbk-lN_pg1-L&index=21 some of ''SesameStreet'''s animations]] normalized and made commonplace a few months later.)

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George Schlatter attempted to recreate the success of ''Laugh-In'' for ABC by cloning it into a show called ''Turn-On''. However, the first episode of ''Turn-On'' was met with so many complaints about its quality that it was either banned from airing, cancelled fifteen minutes into the episode (TheOtherWiki says the last sketch that aired was one where a woman violently shakes a vending machine that dispenses birth control pills), or aired in full and then never again. (Viewers also complained about flashing animations and rapid-fire visual switching -- which some of ''SesameStreet'''s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WSHvbGM6oE&list=PLLTqQpssWvJ6R-W2zfOeVzbk-lN_pg1-L&index=21 some of ''SesameStreet'''s animations]] normalized and made commonplace a few months later.)
18th Oct '16 7:07:32 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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[[caption-width-right:300:The cast during the second season (1968-69) [[note]]From top to bottom, starting from the left -- '''First row:''' Dave Madden. '''Second row:''' Larry Hovis, Chelsea Brown, Judy Carne. '''Third row:''' Goldie Hawn, Henry Gibson, Dan Rowan. '''Fourth row:''' Arte Johnson, Ruth Buzzi, Dick Martin. '''Fifth row:''' Alan Sues, Jo Anne Worley. '''Not pictured:''' Gary Owens.[[/note]]]]



The show is best known today for the future stars whose careers it launched -- 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.

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The show is best known today for the future stars whose careers it launched -- Goldie Hawn, Creator/LilyTomlin, Music/TinyTim, Henry Gibson, Ruth Buzzi, Arte Johnson, Pat Paulson, and Joanne Jo Anne 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.



* BerserkButton: Joanne Worley doesn't like to hear chicken jokes.

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* BerserkButton: Joanne Jo Anne Worley doesn't like to hear [[ChickenJoke chicken jokes.jokes]].
29th Jul '16 8:14:53 PM CaptEquinox
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George Schlatter attempted to recreate the success of ''Laugh-In'' for ABC by cloning it into a show called ''Turn-On''. However, the first episode of ''Turn-On'' was met with so many complaints about its quality that it was either banned from airing, cancelled fifteen minutes into the episode (TheOtherWiki says the last sketch that aired was one where a woman violently shakes a vending machine that dispenses birth control pills), or aired in full and then never again. Before the 1970s were over, Schlatter would try once again with a proper revival of ''Laugh-In''. It too, failed, but even so, it proved that Schlatter's eye for comedic talent had in no way diminished -- the cast he assembled for the revival included several performers who later went on to stardom or superstardom, including a then-unknown Creator/RobinWilliams.

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George Schlatter attempted to recreate the success of ''Laugh-In'' for ABC by cloning it into a show called ''Turn-On''. However, the first episode of ''Turn-On'' was met with so many complaints about its quality that it was either banned from airing, cancelled fifteen minutes into the episode (TheOtherWiki says the last sketch that aired was one where a woman violently shakes a vending machine that dispenses birth control pills), or aired in full and then never again. (Viewers also complained about flashing animations and rapid-fire visual switching -- which [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WSHvbGM6oE&list=PLLTqQpssWvJ6R-W2zfOeVzbk-lN_pg1-L&index=21 some of ''SesameStreet'''s animations]] normalized and made commonplace a few months later.)

Before the 1970s were over, Schlatter would try once again with a proper revival of ''Laugh-In''. It too, failed, but even so, it proved that Schlatter's eye for comedic talent had in no way diminished -- the cast he assembled for the revival included several performers who later went on to stardom or superstardom, including a then-unknown Creator/RobinWilliams.
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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