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The Great American Dream Machine 

A showcase of music and satirical sketch comedy.
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A showcase of music and satirical sketch comedy.

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Great American Dream Machine
17 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

Few people I know remember Marshall Efron's Great American Dream Machine on Public Television originally broadcast during the Winter of '71 - '72. At the time I thought it was one of the best things on TV, and tried not to miss an episode (even in re-runs on West Virginia Public TV out of Morgantown). My fondest memory is of Carly Simon performing a song. I would very much like to find a source for tapes of the show. I was originally motivated to watch it because of Chevy Chase. I was introduced to his talent at "Channel One", a closed circuit TV theater in NYC around '69. It was really brilliant stuff, too. Was it all in B&W, or is my memory faulty?


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