The Smothers Brothers ran a comedy-variety show that featured not just that comedy duo, but also the top musical acts like the Who and the Beatles. Along that way, they presented comedy that poked humor at politics, the Vietnam War, religion, sexuality and censorship in with fearless bravado. Written by
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Two episodes of the show were taped during two separate musicians' strikes. In a novel move, the Jimmy Joyce
singers "performed" the instrumental parts of the show, including the opening theme and the accompaniment for the musical guests. In the second show, though, rock group Steppenwolf
lip-synched to a recording of their hit "Magic Carpet Ride". See more
We spend over 50 billion dollars a year on defense. We don't need more allies.
Well, what do we need?
We need... more enemies.
Referenced in Mad Men: To Have and to Hold