Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Thank-You Letter Of The Day

A little background from Wikipedia for the young or uninformed:

"Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" is an American sketch comedy television program which ran from 1968 to 1973. It was hosted by comedians Dan Rowan and Dick Martin and was broadcast over NBC. Cast members included Lily Tomlin, Henry Gibson, Goldie Hawn, Arte Johnson, Ruth Buzzi, Jo Anne Worley, Richard Dawson and more. Recurring guest stars included Jack Benny, Johnny Carson, John Wayne, Flip Wilson, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Henny Youngman and Sammy Davis, Jr. The show's writing staff included Lorne Michaels (Saturday Night Live) and Larry Siegel (Mad magazine).

Their letter to Wayne after one appearance:



8 comments:

  1. I loved this show as a kid - it was one of my mom's punishment choices to not let us watch if we'd been crappy. I'm sure the humor wouldn't hold up the same today but in the context of late 60s/early 70s, it was great stuff.

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  2. And I love that a copy went to John Dean.

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  3. Haha! Great letter! I'm sure Wayne (and all the others) felt good to be appreciated. :-)

    1973--wow, I would have been in 8th grade. We watched this show all the time too. The lists of names bring back a lot of memories. Kent McCord from Adam-12, I think it was? That was such a long time ago.

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  4. Still funny, after all these years... that was the year I started high school. :)

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  5. I loved that show! I had to sneak to watch it, though, because my parents thought it was "too racy." I also had to slip over to my friend Camille's house to watch "Dark Shadows." That Barnabas Collins was a bad influence on pure, young girls.

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  6. Rich Girl...funny, my parents who were super strict let me watch this. I guess they thought I was too young to get it. Even at the tender age of 5, I knew there was more to it than just girls dancing in bikinis. LOL Mom let us watch Dark Shadows, too.

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  7. We weren't allowed to watch Laugh-In, either, which explains why I remember so little of it. The only bits I remember are Lily Tomlin's bits--the operator thing and the little girl in the rocking chair. We also weren't allowed to watch Love American Style or Dark Shadows, although we would sneak sometimes and watch the latter. For years, all I had to do to scare my sister was look at her with my eyes wide open and say in a scary voice, "Barnabas Collins!" She would flip out.

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  8. I remember watching DS, and the actor who played Barnabus strolled across the set while the credits were running, smoking a ciggy. Also, it was great when he would turn away from the camera to put in his veddy sceddy vampire teefs. So rinky dink. We weren't allowed to watch "Happy Days" cuz in the first episode Fonzie used his comb to loosen a bra strapped to a radiator...SHOCKING! My mom walked over and turned off the set. Great growing up Catlick in Phoenix in the '70's.

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