History Series / RowanAndMartinsLaughIn

5th Nov '17 11:20:51 AM CosmicFerret
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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 column:''' Dave Madden. '''Second column:''' Larry Hovis, Chelsea Brown, Judy Carne. '''Third column:''' Goldie Hawn, Henry Gibson, Dan Rowan. '''Fourth column:''' Arte Johnson, Ruth Buzzi, Dick Martin. '''Fifth column:''' Alan Sues, Jo Anne Worley. '''Not pictured:''' Gary Owens.[[/note]]]]

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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 column:''' Dave Madden. '''Second column:''' Larry Hovis, Chelsea Brown, Judy Carne. '''Third column:''' Goldie Hawn, Creator/GoldieHawn, Henry Gibson, Dan Rowan. '''Fourth column:''' Arte Johnson, Ruth Buzzi, Dick Martin. '''Fifth column:''' Alan Sues, Jo Anne Worley. '''Not pictured:''' Gary Owens.[[/note]]]]
8th Jul '17 9:46:14 AM nombretomado
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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 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 (Wiki/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 animations]] normalized and made commonplace a few months later.)
21st Jun '17 10:56:40 AM Ezclee4050
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* {{Adorkable}}: Henry Gibson's persona on the show, especially during his poetry recitals.
20th Jun '17 5:52:43 PM JRSL88
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* CommutingOnABus: Judy Carne wanted to leave the show after the 2nd season due to getting bored with the show but continued to appear in the 3rd season but by the middle she would be less frequent especially with Lily Tomlin becoming a cast member.
13th Jun '17 3:21:02 PM SuperMateo
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* CouchGag: Gary Owens would have a different explanation as to what the acronym NBC stood for while reading the opening credits each episode.
2nd Jun '17 4:22:36 AM jormis29
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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 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.

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The show is best known today for the future stars whose careers it launched -- Goldie Hawn, Creator/GoldieHawn, Creator/LilyTomlin, Music/TinyTim, Henry Gibson, Ruth Buzzi, Arte Johnson, Pat Paulson, and 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.
25th May '17 6:47:22 PM JRSL88
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** Early episodes, including the pilot special, would often have shots of the audience. THis was abandoned after the 3rd episode.

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** Early episodes, including the pilot special, would often have shots of the audience. THis This was abandoned after the 3rd episode.
16th May '17 6:07:44 AM Mdumas43073
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In 1969, Brown & Bigelow made a deck of ''Laugh-In'' [[http://a.trionfi.eu/WWPCM/decks03/d01900/d01900.htm playing cards]], and NBC had a short-lived daytime PanelGame, ''Letters to Laugh-In''. There was also a syndicated NewspaperComic based on the show.

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In 1969, Brown & Bigelow made a deck of ''Laugh-In'' [[http://a.trionfi.eu/WWPCM/decks03/d01900/d01900.htm playing cards]], and NBC had a short-lived daytime PanelGame, ''Letters to Laugh-In''. There was were also a syndicated NewspaperComic based on the show.
show and a Hasbro BoardGame called "Squeeze Your Bippy".
16th May '17 6:05:19 AM Mdumas43073
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In 1969, Brown & Bigelow made a deck of ''Laugh-In'' [[http://a.trionfi.eu/WWPCM/decks03/d01900/d01900.htm playing cards]], and NBC had a short-lived daytime PanelGame, ''Letters to Laugh-In''.

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In 1969, Brown & Bigelow made a deck of ''Laugh-In'' [[http://a.trionfi.eu/WWPCM/decks03/d01900/d01900.htm playing cards]], and NBC had a short-lived daytime PanelGame, ''Letters to Laugh-In''. There was also a syndicated NewspaperComic based on the show.
16th May '17 5:55:39 AM Mdumas43073
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** Arte Johnson's "Tyrone F. Horneigh" character.

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** Arte Johnson's "Tyrone F. Horneigh" [[MeaningfulName Horneigh]]" character.
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