This public service short for U.S. Savings Bonds starts out with Rowan and Martin arriving at a TV studio, ostensibly to host a show. It turns out that trumpet player Herb Alpert is the ... See full summary »
This public service short for U.S. Savings Bonds starts out with Rowan and Martin arriving at a TV studio, ostensibly to host a show. It turns out that trumpet player Herb Alpert is the only other performer listed in the credits who is actually there in person. The others appear in clips, some from their own U.S. Savings Bonds spots, others from unidentified movie or TV appearances. Singer Barbara McNair is shown entertaining U.S. troops in Viet Nam, and the youth group The Young Americans also sings. Written by
David Glagovsky <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Rowan & Martin and their pitch for U.S. Savings Bonds...
This is an odd pitch for buying U.S. Savings Bonds with some unlikely choices of material from the team featured on LAUGH IN several decades ago. Maybe fans of the show will find some amusement in the rather stale jokes and stand-up comic routines of Rowan & Martin, but don't expect too much if you're from the younger generation and unfamiliar with the show's running gags.
Clips showing various film and TV personalities go by quickly, with recurring shots of Martin kissing Doris Day (clips are from "The Glass Bottom Boat") which is supposed to be hilarious.
Sorry, but this one doesn't even lead to the promotion of bonds until the last few minutes.
Strange, and not really worth watching unless you're die-hard fans of the LAUGH IN show.
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