YMMV / Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In

  • Hilarious in Hindsight: One 1969 "News of the Future" sketch accurately predicted that Ronald Regan would be president in 1988, and another foresaw the exact year the Berlin Wall would fall.
  • Older Than They Think: Hellzapoppin' (more the stage version than the film) was a very strong influence on the show despite being three decades older.
  • Seasonal Rot: The series suffered this in the '70s after many of its notable cast members left such as Judy Carne, Jo Anne Worley, Goldie Hawn, Arte Johnson, Henry Gibson, and Alan Sues.
  • "Seinfeld" Is Unfunny: The show's rapid-fire humor and Smash Cut pacing were groundbreaking in its day, but will probably seem downright stodgy to subsequent generations who've grown up with an entire pop culture immersed in that style. (And that's not even counting the dated topical content.)


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