The original rapid fire sketch comedy show.

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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 women painted 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 Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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9 September 1967 (USA)  »

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Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In  »

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(124 episodes)

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Dan Rowan was clean shaven during the initial airings in early 1968. By the first full season, he'd grown a mustache. A few years later, he was sporting a beard, but eventually shaved it off, keeping the mustache until the end of the series. See more »

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Dick Martin: How do you get him to follow you?
Dick Martin: Honey, just blow in his ear and he'll follow you anywhere.
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Crazy Credits

In the Pilot Special, the ending credits show the cast playing with huge beach balls. See more »

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Yeah. So Funny I Forgot To Laugh
23 December 2016 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

If ever there was a 1960's TV show that totally jumped on the "Now Generation" bandwagon - That one show would, undoubtedly, have to be "Laugh-In".

To me - The major trouble with "Laugh-In" (which was neither hip nor cool) was that it was geared to please (and produce chuckles from) the most conservative and mealy-mouthed squares imaginable. This show didn't come anywhere near to offering its audience groundbreaking humour, at all. No. It didn't.

"Laugh-In" was a "roll-your-eyes-to-the-ceiling-and-groan"-type of comedy program where its stale jokes were repeatedly delivered with total smugness from the unfunny members of its second-rate cast.

Not only were women frequently depicted as being flaky bimbos on "Laugh-In" - But I lost track of how many times it became plainly obvious that the actors were, indeed, reading their lines straight from cue-cards that were placed before them just out of camera-range.

The only thing that makes any sense to me as to why so many people are giving "Laugh-In" such high ratings all boils down to them choosing to view this decidedly dimwitted show through the murky haze of rose-coloured glasses.


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