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"The Nut House!!" (a September-October 1953 television comedy production) was initially a CBS television comedy show pilot video taped on Stage 31, with a "live" audience, at the CBS Hollywood Television City Studio, located at Beverly Boulevard and Fairfax Boulevard. The CBS Studio is adjacent the famous "Farmer's Market" in Los Angeles. The black and white taped pilot's format was comedy joke-sketches, delivered one after another, in a machine gun rat-a-tat sequence, performed by the young and strong up-and-coming group of New York City and Hollywood comedians, musicians and performers. The unsold comedy series pilot eventually was "canned"; eventually broadcast as a one-time CBS comedy special recouping production development expenses producing the pilot. The premise for "The Nut House!!" comedy television pilot's material and joke-sketch format became the foundation for NBC's successful 1967-1973 "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In" comedy television series, video-taped with a "live" audience. CBS's New York network program division-production scheduling and advertising marketing, in 1963-1964, was not ready for this type of television weekly delivered night-time comedy show format. See more
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