The original rapid fire sketch comedy show.


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 Himself - Host (141 episodes, 1967-1973)
 Himself - Host (141 episodes, 1967-1973)
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 Announcer / ... (140 episodes, 1968-1973)
 Regular Performer (102 episodes, 1968-1972)
 Himself (93 episodes, 1967-1971)
 Regular Performer / ... (93 episodes, 1967-1971)
 Regular Performer / ... (85 episodes, 1970-1973)
 Regular Performer / ... (74 episodes, 1968-1973)
 Regular Performer / ... (70 episodes, 1967-1973)
 Regular Performer / ... (65 episodes, 1968-1970)
 Regular Performer (60 episodes, 1970-1973)


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 <>

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9 September 1967 (USA)  »

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Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In  »

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Two groups of starlets were tested for the "Sock It to Me" girls: group 1 consisted of Lola Falana, Joey Heatherton, and Charo and group 2 consisted of Goldie Hawn, Judy Carne, and Teresa Graves. The second group of girls was eventually cast. See more »


Barbara Feldon: It's not the hawks and doves that I'm worried about... it's those cuckoos in Washington that want to make pigeons out of all of us.
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In the early episodes, Gary Owens opens the show while the cast come out from the joke wall. See more »


Referenced in Hitler: The Comedy Years (2007) See more »

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Mod, decadent, and reflective of the times!
27 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

In the evolution of television humor Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In was probably the forerunner of Saturday Night Live. It's relevant social commentary combined with incredibly adroit acerbic wit allowed this show to cover social, personal, political, and moral territory no show had ever dared attempt on prime time television.

For those who watched regularly the catch phrases were priceless and introduced them into our mainstream lexicon. Sayings such as "sock it to me" were not only uttered by business execs, secretary's, hosuewives, and everyday working people wishing to emulate the awakening of social moree's but also spoken freely by media and political types wishing to be thought of as in touch with the younger hip generation.

Laugh-In spared no one in it's sarcasm and very often stepped dangerously close to the edge with network execs. Once the show caught fire with TV viewers it became sheik for actors, actresses, and politicians to lobby for a position on next week's show.

Unlike SNL Laugh-In could not sustain and reinvent itself and by 1973 the nations TV watchers were ready to move on. Most of the regulars on the show fell into guest shots on other shows and eventually drifted out of site of the public. A couple of the alumni went on to great success in movies and tv. Goldie Hawn was a "graduate" of the show and went on to win an Academy Award for Cactus Flower in 1969 and has become a certifiable star in Hollywood. Lily Tomlin, and who can forget her priceless portrayal of Ernestine the telephone operator at the switchboard, went on to become one of America's most beloved and cherished comedic performers who also showed her acting agility in dramatic roles as well.

All in all Laugh-In is a part of television history and deserves its place as a cherished memory and deserving of re-run time on TV Land.

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