The Smothers Brothers host a comedy variety that would become notorious for its topical satirical humor.
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 Himself - Co-Host (71 episodes, 1967-1969)
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 Himself - Co-Host (71 episodes, 1967-1969)
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 Himself (51 episodes, 1967-1969)
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 Announcer / ... (43 episodes, 1967-1968)
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This comedy was to content the way Laugh-In was for form on television in the 1960's. The audience was treated to a show where two perfectly innocent looking brothers regularly doing truly subversive humor that either enraged the network executives or gave them heart attacks. The humour often included direct jokes on the Vietnam War, religion, sexuality and censorship in styles that would mirror Saturday Night Live and other later shows. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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The Smothers Brothers planned to tape the 1969-70 season in San Francisco, center of the counter-culture movement at the time, but CBS fired the Smothers in the spring of 1969. See more »

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Pat Paulsen: What are the arguments against the draft? We hear it is unfair, immoral, discourages young men from studying, ruins their careers and their lives.
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Pat Paulsen: Picky, picky, picky.
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18 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Smothers Brothers were haunted by the censors -- revisionist history is a dangerous thing, children. Do your research with primary sources. It's convenient for many to forget how dire those times were (unless, of course, they LIKED it that way), people blacklisted for opposing the war in Viet Nam on even the mildest basis (ask Eartha Kitt), FBI monitoring of everyone from John Lennon to Groucho Marx...Bill Paley and CBS were masters of censorship and dead thinking...the only reasons the Smothers Brothers lasted as long as they did was because they brought in money, they gave an edge to a prehistoric network that subsisted on Hee Haw and the Beverly Hillbillies. But Washington made its ugly voice heard, and that was that. If the times have changed, I'll be dipped if I can see it. The only reason All In The Family and Maude took off on that network is because of the almighty dollar -- the viewers made their voices heard, and viewer voices translate into dollars. The public has the responsibility and the power to change even the mightiest morons...don't forget that.

Also, never forget, the Nazis only lost ONE war!


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