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The Great American Dream Machine 

A showcase of music and satirical sketch comedy.
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Marshall Efron ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1971
Nicholas von Hoffman Nicholas von Hoffman ...  Himself / ... 2 episodes, 1971
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A showcase of music and satirical sketch comedy.

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Comedy | Music

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USA

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English

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(1971) | (1971-1972)

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Mono

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Great American Memories
27 August 2009 | by dreamscapistSee all my reviews

I, too, was a young teen who became much more politically aware thanks to this wonderful program's focus on current events through a counter-culture perspective.

My more vivid memories, however, are of Chevy Chase and Ken Shapiro (I think) in mime's white face, with Ken playing Chevy's head like a bongo to the rhythm of classical music selections.

There was also a semi-regular cooking-show segment with disastrous instructions for such culinary misfires as the Fourth of July "Freedom Loaf."

How I would love to re-experience the series on DVD.


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