Highlights of this show with guests Steve Lawrence and Tim Conway include: Steve as a talk show host who has as his guests Carol (as Charo), Harvey and Lyle (as Mark Spitz); Tim as a reluctant skydiver; ham actors Funt and Mundane's (Harvey, Carol) TV debut is marred by a technicians' strike; and Steve as "Cobumble" (a parody of "Columbo"). Written by
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The sketch of Funt and Mundane's TV debut being marred by a technicians' strike was inspired by a real-life strike against CBS by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) which began on 3 November 1972 and lasted until 28 December 1972. The strike was over control of an early computer-based character generator, the Vidifont, and the CMX 600 videotape editing machine. Several programs, including The Price Is Right
(1972), were adversely affected by the walkout. See more