The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967–1970)

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The Smothers Brothers host a comedy variety that would become notorious for its topical satirical humor.

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1969   1968   1967  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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 Himself - Co-Host (72 episodes, 1967-1969)
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 Himself - Co-Host (72 episodes, 1967-1969)
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 Himself (55 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 show was a problem for CBS censors because of sexual innuendos, racial overtones, and political themes (at the time, American TV programming was apolitical) found in it. The show was cancelled in 1969 because of these problems. See more »

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Dick: Tommy, you can't have a party at my house!
Tom: Don't worry about it.
Dick: Well why shouldn't I worry about it?
Tom: You're not invited.
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Referenced in Freaks and Geeks: Smooching and Mooching (2000) See more »

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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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