History Series / TheSmothersBrothersComedyHour

9th Mar '18 12:00:14 PM kyeo
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* DraftDodging: One of the Brothers' more notorious musical numbers was a great cover of "The Draft Dodger Rag" with George Segal, with glorious three-part harmony.

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* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: Pretty much any time the brothers tried to play a song straight, it turned into this.
* DraftDodging: One of the Brothers' more notorious musical numbers was a great cover of Music/PhilOchs's "The Draft Dodger Rag" with George Segal, with glorious three-part harmony.
16th May '17 8:59:45 PM Mdumas43073
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16th May '17 8:58:58 PM Mdumas43073
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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).
17th Jan '16 4:20:17 AM Mdumas43073
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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.
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