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YMMV / The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour

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  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: In a bit of ironic foreshadowing, MAD Magazine printed the satirical "A CBS Summer Memo to the Smothered Brothers", an office memo in the form of Political Correctness Gone Mad, warning them about mocking their sponsors, coughing when smoking, offending chauvinists, disparaging presidential hopefuls, making The Vietnam War and the U.S. armed forces, Wall Street, the C.I.A., the Civil Rights Movement, The Deep South and the K.K.K. taboo subjects, forbidding them from taking shots at Jews or Catholics, profanity, and euphemisms that can be mistaken for real cuss words among other things. Sadly, one year after the Mad Magazine article, Tom and Dick would be pulled from the CBS airwaves in 1969.

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