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
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Two episodes of the show were taped during (two separate) musician's 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
Tommy, you can't have a party at my house!
Don't worry about it.
Well why shouldn't I worry about it?
You're not invited.
Referenced in Brown Sugar