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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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Tyrone F. Horneigh: Would you like to call me Cutie?
[Gladys hits him]
Tyrone F. Horneigh: Would you like to call me Sweetie?
[Gladys hits him]
Tyrone F. Horneigh: Would you like to call me an ambulance?
[falls off the park bench]
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Crazy Credits

In the early episodes, Gary Owens opens the show while the cast come out from the joke wall. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Starfighters (1994) See more »

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A True Classic
14 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

This show was to the 1960's what Your Show of Shows was to the 50's, Saturday Night Live was to the 70's and in Living Color was to the 90's. It was a breeding ground for some of the finest comic talent of the last nearly 40 years. The catchphrases, the schtick and, most of all, the joke wall were all vital parts of this show. And look at all the alumni. Goldie Hawn, Arte Johnson, Lily Tomlin, Henry Gibson et. al have all gone on to bigger and better things. In fact, Goldie Hawn parlayed her Laugh-In stardom into an Oscar for the Cactus Flower. Unfortunately, the show couldn't hold onto its best talent and eventually it faded in its final couple of years. However, this show will still be remembered for being a wonderful breeding ground.


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