An anthology comedy series featuring a line up of different celebrity guest stars appearing in anywhere from one, two, three, and four short stories or vignettes within an hour about versions of love and romance.
One of the many variety shows available in the 1970s (along with Sonny and Cher, Captain and Tennille, Donny and Marie, etc). Hosted by black comic Flip Wilson, this show featured skits, ... See full summary »
This show popularized a rapid style of vignette comedy show where comedy sketches, punch-lines and gags are edited together in a rapid and almost random format. Regular trademark elements included the joke wall, the dancing woman tattooed with one-liners and the fickle finger of fate award. This series would inspire such shows as Monty Python's Flying Circus and Sesame Street. Written by
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Both front-running presidential candidates in 1968 were invited to make cameo appearances on the show just before the general election. Richard Nixon accepted and deadpanned, "Sock it to me?" on camera. Hubert H. Humphrey declined. Also, it was because of Nixon's appearance, that many credited Laugh-In with helping Nixon get elected to the presidency. See more »
[first lines of the show]
What you're about to see is true.
[the word false appears on the screen, a man moves arrows on the clock in the back so it reads 8:00]
Only names and faces have been left unchanged... to protect the innocent.
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In the early episodes, Gary Owens opens the show while the cast come out from the joke wall. See more »
Made when America didn't hate Richard Nixon and when it was okay to make sexist jokes because women wanted to be ogled, this show will always have something worth laughing at....it was called "liberation," baby...
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