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Laugh-In 

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The original rapid fire sketch comedy show.

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Digby Wolfe
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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 9 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Dan Rowan ...  Himself - Host 141 episodes, 1967-1973
Dick Martin ...  Himself - Host 141 episodes, 1967-1973
Ruth Buzzi ...  Regular Performer / ... 141 episodes, 1967-1973
Gary Owens ...  Himself / ... 140 episodes, 1968-1973
Alan Sues ...  Regular Performer 102 episodes, 1968-1972
Arte Johnson ...  Regular Performer / ... 94 episodes, 1967-1971
Henry Gibson ...  Regular Performer / ... 87 episodes, 1967-1971
Lily Tomlin ...  Regular Performer 85 episodes, 1969-1973
Dennis Allen Dennis Allen ...  Regular Performer 72 episodes, 1970-1973
Jo Anne Worley ...  Regular Performer / ... 70 episodes, 1967-1973
Goldie Hawn ...  Regular Performer / ... 66 episodes, 1968-1970
Richard Dawson ...  Regular Performer / ... 62 episodes, 1968-1973
Lisa Farringer ...  Regular Performer 60 episodes, 1970-1973
Judy Carne ...  Regular Performer / ... 59 episodes, 1967-1971
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Storyline

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 Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Comedy | Music

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TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(124 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Was revived briefly in 1977, with new episodes featuring Robin Williams and other co-stars, but wasn't picked up. Re-aired during the summer of 1979, after Williams became the star of Mork & Mindy (1978). See more »

Quotes

Ernestine, the telephone operator: And as a special favor, I'm enclosing our three-color brochure on phone etiquette. You might find it useful.
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Crazy Credits

In the early episodes, Gary Owens opens the show while the cast come out from the joke wall. See more »

Alternate Versions

Many of the original one-hour shows were re-edited into two half-hour programs in the early 1980s for syndication. Often, bloopers and outtakes were used to fill out a segment, especially during the joke wall sequence which occurred at the end of each show during the closing credits. New graphics were generated for credits on re-edited endings and run in the same sequence as the originals, but were in a different font. In a few instances, there was some overdubbing, specifically where Judy Carne's "NBC, beautiful downtown Burbank" was overdubbed with, "'ello, 'ello, beautiful downtown Burbank" when she played a switchboard operator on some of the earlier shows. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Lucille Ball (1975) See more »

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One Ringy Dingy, Two Ringy Dingy
16 December 2000 | by MIK7x3See all my reviews

"Laugh-In" was a solid mix of one liners, sight gags, and other forms of sketch comedy. Designed to be a satire of its times, "Laugh-In" is probably better remembered for its catch phrases, including "Sock it to me," "Very interesting," and "Here come da judge, here come da judge." And let's not forget The Groaning Wall. The variety series was hosted by Dan Rowan and Dick Martin, and launched the careers of Goldie Hawn, Richard Dawson, and Steve Martin. After six years on the air, "Laugh-In" bowed out of the prime time spotlight. Now if only Some Newer Latenight variety show had the same common sense to quit while it was ahead.


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