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Leo G. Carroll, who appeared in blackouts on this debut episode of "Rowan And Martin's Laugh-In," was a four season co-star on NBC-TV'S spy adventure, "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." The cancelled series which "Laugh'In'" replaced only one week earlier. Carroll, in character one final time as "U.N.C.L.E." boss Alexander Waverly, was a veteran British actor of the stage and motion pictures, Carroll appeared in several Alfred Hitchcock films including "North By Northwest." An earlier staring roll for Carroll was the TV version of "Topper" on CBS from 1953 to 1955. "U.N.C.L.E.", the most popular program on the air in the fall of 1965, soon found itself a victim of the ratings game two years later. Moved against the long-running western "Gunsmoke", on Monday nights, "U.N.C.LE." proved no match and swiftly sank to the bottom. "Laugh-In," it's mid-season replacement, turned the tide. In less than one year, comedians Dan Rowan And Dick Martin found themselves hosting the number one series on television. See more