One of the many variety shows available in the 1970s (along with Sonny and Cher, Captain and Tennille, Donny and Marie, etc). Hosted by African American comic actor Flip Wilson, this show ... See full summary »
An anthology comedy series featuring a line up of different celebrity guest stars appearing in anywhere from one, two, three, and four short stories or vignettes within an hour about versions of love and romance.
This show popularized a rapid style of vignette comedy show where comedy sketches, punch-lines and gags are edited together in a rapid and almost random format. Regular trademark elements included the joke wall, the dancing women painted with one-liners and the fickle finger of fate award. This series would inspire such shows as Monty Python's Flying Circus and Sesame Street.Written by
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Another catchphrase of the show was "Here Come the Judge!", beginning when Sammy Davis, Jr. guest starred on the show, and did a tribute to "chitlin' circuit" comedian Dewey "Pigmeat" Markham (who played a judge). It became so popular, that Markham was invited to guest star on the show. Snippets from his routines were edited into a novelty record, and Baskin-Robbins came out with an ice-cream flavor called "Here Come the Fudge", to cash in on the fad. (Markham published a memoir, titled "Here Come the Judge!") See more »
I'll always call England the mother country, whether the queen takes the pill or not.
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The early episodes's closing credits happen while the cast tell jokes from the joke wall. See more »