History Series / TheSmothersBrothersComedyHour

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16th May '17 7:54:52 AM Mdumas43073
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Eventually, however, the execs lost all patience and abruptly pulled the show in June 1969. The Brothers subsequently sued the network for breach of contract (which was eventually ruled in their favor in 1973), but their peak time of cultural influence was over. Still, the Brothers had set a precedent for political satire, daring humor that later shows like NBC's ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' would take much further.

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Eventually, however, the execs lost all patience and abruptly pulled the show in June 1969. The Brothers subsequently sued the network for breach of contract (which was eventually ruled in their favor in 1973), but their peak time of cultural influence was over. Still, the Brothers had set a precedent for daring political satire, daring humor that later shows like NBC's ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' would take much further.
16th May '17 7:53:42 AM Mdumas43073
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Not to be confused with ''The Smothers Brothers Show'', a FantasticComedy aired during the 1965-66 season, which had Tom playing Dick's GuardianAngel. The show was notable not only for being CBS' last black-and-white sitcom, but also for Tom fighting with production execs for creative control (since, per him, the show didn't play to the Brothers' strengths).

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Not to be confused with ''The Smothers Brothers Show'', a half-hour FantasticComedy aired during the 1965-66 season, which had Tom playing Dick's GuardianAngel. The show was notable not only for being CBS' last black-and-white sitcom, but also for Tom fighting with production execs for creative control (since, per him, the show didn't play to the Brothers' strengths).
16th May '17 7:49:51 AM Mdumas43073
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A landmark comic VarietyShow hosted by folk-music/comedy duo The Smothers Brothers (Tom and Dick Smothers), which ran on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1967-69.

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A landmark comic VarietyShow hosted by folk-music/comedy the folk music/comedy duo The Smothers Brothers (Tom and Dick Smothers), which ran on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1967-69.
16th May '17 7:47:21 AM Mdumas43073
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Landmark comic VarietyShow hosted by folk-music/comedy duo The Smothers Brothers (Tom and Dick Smothers), which ran on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1967-69.

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A landmark
comic VarietyShow hosted by folk-music/comedy duo The Smothers Brothers (Tom and Dick Smothers), which ran on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1967-69.
8th Apr '17 9:58:46 PM nombretomado
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Unfortunately, this innovative and contemporary comedy and music all too often had to be hard won against CBS' ExecutiveMeddling over the show's content. For instance, while the execs were okay with Seeger being on TV, his new ProtestSong "Waist Deep in the Big Muddy" was not and the Brothers had to fight to eventually get it on the air in a later broadcast. Eventually, the show and network were butting heads continually, with Tom Smothers being more brazen and stubborn and the network execs receiving complaints both from [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon the President of the United States himself]] and rural-oriented affiliates. Further, the show's good ratings had less sway with CBS than they would've had with a lower-rated network (and those ratings were beginning to fall anyway, due to the controversy and in competition with ''RowanAndMartinsLaughIn'' on NBC).

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Unfortunately, this innovative and contemporary comedy and music all too often had to be hard won against CBS' ExecutiveMeddling over the show's content. For instance, while the execs were okay with Seeger being on TV, his new ProtestSong "Waist Deep in the Big Muddy" was not and the Brothers had to fight to eventually get it on the air in a later broadcast. Eventually, the show and network were butting heads continually, with Tom Smothers being more brazen and stubborn and the network execs receiving complaints both from [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon the President of the United States himself]] and rural-oriented affiliates. Further, the show's good ratings had less sway with CBS than they would've had with a lower-rated network (and those ratings were beginning to fall anyway, due to the controversy and in competition with ''RowanAndMartinsLaughIn'' ''Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn'' on NBC).
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Landmark comic VarietyShow hosted by folk-music duo The Smothers Brothers (Tom and Dick Smothers), which ran on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1967-69.

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Landmark comic VarietyShow hosted by folk-music folk-music/comedy duo The Smothers Brothers (Tom and Dick Smothers), which ran on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1967-69.
23rd Nov '15 5:34:49 PM WarioBarker
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* RockersSmashGuitars: The Who did plenty of that on their appearance, including smashing a prop guitar from Tom and Tom jokingly asking Dick if the band have his double bass for a minute.

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* RockersSmashGuitars: The Who did plenty of that on their appearance, appearance in 1967, including smashing a prop guitar from Tom and Tom jokingly asking Dick if the band could have his double bass for a minute.
23rd Nov '15 5:34:08 PM WarioBarker
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Debuting in February 1967 as a sacrificial lamb of a production against the Creator/{{NBC}} powerhouse ''Series/{{Bonanza}}'' on Sunday nights, the ''Comedy Hour'' soon became an outstanding hit that appealed increasingly across the demographics, but especially youth audiences who found it appealed especially to them.

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Debuting in February 1967 as a sacrificial lamb of a production against the Creator/{{NBC}} Creator/{{NBC}}'s powerhouse ''Series/{{Bonanza}}'' on Sunday nights, the ''Comedy Hour'' soon became an outstanding hit that appealed increasingly across the demographics, but especially youth audiences who found it appealed especially to them.



Eventually, however, the execs lost all patience and abruptly pulled the show in June 1969. The Brothers subsequently sued the network for breach of contract (which was eventually ruled in their favor in 1973), but their peak time of cultural influence was over.

Still, the Brothers had set a precedent for political satire daring humor that later shows like ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' would take much further.

Not to be confused with ''The Smothers Brothers Show'', a FantasticComedy that aired on CBS during the 1965-66 season, which had Tom playing Dick's GuardianAngel. (It's also notable for being the network's last sitcom to be filmed in black-and-white.)

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Eventually, however, the execs lost all patience and abruptly pulled the show in June 1969. The Brothers subsequently sued the network for breach of contract (which was eventually ruled in their favor in 1973), but their peak time of cultural influence was over.

over. Still, the Brothers had set a precedent for political satire satire, daring humor that later shows like NBC's ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' would take much further.

Not to be confused with ''The Smothers Brothers Show'', a FantasticComedy that aired on CBS during the 1965-66 season, which had Tom playing Dick's GuardianAngel. (It's also The show was notable not only for being the network's CBS' last sitcom black-and-white sitcom, but also for Tom fighting with production execs for creative control (since, per him, the show didn't play to be filmed in black-and-white.)the Brothers' strengths).



* {{Uncancelled}}: The Brothers came back for a short-lived series in 1975, two NBC specials in 1980, and a short-lived CBS series in the 1988-89 season.
** The pilot of the 1988-89 run featured the Brothers in a helicopter on their way to do their first show. Dick is worried that CBS holds a grudge against them, when Tom reassures him that everything has been forgiven between them and the network. Then sharpshooters on the roof of Television City start trying to take the copter down...

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* {{Uncancelled}}: The Brothers came back for a short-lived series in 1975, two NBC specials in 1980, and a short-lived CBS series in the 1988-89 season.
** The pilot of the 1988-89 late-1980s run featured the Brothers in a helicopter on their way to do their first show. Dick is worried that CBS holds a grudge against them, when Tom reassures him that everything has been forgiven between them and the network. Then sharpshooters on the roof of Television City start trying to take the copter down...
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