Small snippets of Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In featuring their trademark sayings and jargon.
Flicker Farkle… LOL!!!
I was watching clips of this show and my dad walked by and we started watching it together. He was watching Laugh-in when he was 7 or 8 and it’s really great to find something that he and I both enjoy.
@leirgauk That makes a lot of sense. Just another way technology is making our lives easier… not.
@beatlequeen06 i think lack of commercial value is to blame. there’s simply not enough money in advertising on tv, so all the networks just go with some crappy, cheap reality bullshit, cause they know they’ll get ratings anyway. and the reason for that i assume is the huge amount of different networks there are – simply too many. and of course, piracy plays a certain part as well.
1:20 So that’s how fox news got started.
@beatlequeen06 I like Kids in the Hall and Puppets Who Kill (both Canadian shows, eh). But yeah, I know what you mean. Shows back then were really starting to push the envelope and go beyond what had been conventional up to that point.
@chickenbuttguesswhat I totally agree. I have no doubt that plenty of shows now will make less sense 40 years from now. But still, if you just look at the type of TV that was on in the 60s, it was safe, Andy Griffith and Dick Van Dyke type of stuff. There was much funnier stuff going on in clubs and in movies. I mean Lenny Bruce was a stand up act at the time,Dr. Strangelove was put out at that time. It took TV a while to start taking chances. I think All in the Family started it for me.
@unapparatus The way I see it, TV and humor, like anything else changes from one generation to the next. Laugh In in particular is very much a product of the time. The humor and references are ones that many wouldn’t understand unless they grew up in the 60′s. I am 23 and assume you are young as well. We are looking at this show from the perspective of a younger person, just as sickkat44 is looking at new shows from the perspective of someone older. It’s the generation, not the show/humor.
funny just like i remember this from back in the day, still love it,
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@sickkat44 You are in your 40s,most people you know probably are as well.I am younger and speaking from a modern viewpoint.It is a bit silly that you assume I have no exposure to older comedians, and that must be the only reason I don’t slap my knee and fall over laughing when Buster falls off a ladder,or people get confused about who really is on first base.Does it not compute that for a show to be voted the best show ever, there must be more people that think the way I do, than the way you do?
@unapparatus most people i know found seinfeld more annoying than entertaining, with the exception of kramer. the “greatest show ever” was being used during the last lame year leading up to the unfunniest final sitcom episode ever. surely you dont disagree with that. sorry, but until you expose yourself to more classic comedy, you have no good arguements, only an opinion.
@sickkat44 Seinfeld by many different metrics has been voted to be one of the best shows in the history of television.Ever.Look it up.Yet you lump it in with friends as representative of some type of comedy decline in your mind.As for debating whether laugh in or any of the other comedians that you mentioned are laugh out loud funny(except for Rodney), I’m not interested.Conduct your own test and gather some younger people and try to make them sit through a laugh in show.Be prepared for boredom.
@unapparatus so defend yourself! what will not stand and why?
@sickkat44 You have no idea how many old people have been messaging me to defend this pablum. I was going to let it drop, but putting Seinfeld and friends side by side in your comment as if equal? That sir/ma’am will not stand.
i agree with @TheCovertConverser. what did this generation do that was so horrible that they had to give us shows this bad. PLEASE GIVE US BACK LAUGH IN!!! we’ll give you the kardasians!!!
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@unapparatus comedy is comedy, change the names, faces and places and real, honest, true comedy will survive. if your idea of comedy is friends and seinfeld, we have nothing to discuss. you find keaton merely “interesting”? c’mon, you can do better than that!
@unapparatus you cant really mean that. there is so much classic comedy of high caliber. it’s time you got familiar with some of it. from buster keaton to the three stooges and right through the 60′s and 70′s sitcoms, rodney dangerfield, jack benny and on and on.
@xiezongjun we know you are, maybe as you get older that will change, world needs dumb asses to. hang in there
this show and Smothers Brothers were pretty groundbreaking at the time.
1:30 –”Laugh-In Looks at the News” intro was obviously inspired by the latest Bond opening montage– lol. And OMG–3:01, there’s Frank and Fanny Farkel and their bizarre children who strangely enough were dead ringers for genial neighbor Ferd Berfel! (“Fiiiine lookin’ family ya got there, Frank…”) Love this stuff so much!
I like to get the DVD’s but can never find them.
@CraigFoye80 That’s Arte Johnson.
Who is this person at 1:01 who said “What with the ankle, the knee, the hip, the elbow and the wrist.”??