A measure of how "Laugh-In" could be so cutting edge for its time is its having Desi Arnaz as a special guest star. Ten years after he and Lucille Ball divorced, he appears opposite her, on a competing show, on another network.
That said, his performance is an interesting one. His hair has clearly been dyed, since he had gone gray a while before 1970. There are times he seems tired, and his heavy smoking had some effect on his voice.
That said, he is definitely fun to watch! He manages to get in some music as well. Though he had scaled back his show business activities by this time, it would have been interesting if he had a regular venue such as "Laugh-In." Four years later, he would give an even better performance on "Ironside," proving he still had that spark in him. And ironically, his (and Lucille Ball's) daughter, Lucie Arnaz, would appear on "Laugh-In."
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