The TRUTH about Laugh-In?

Wow!  You grow up thinking you saw it right there on tv; it was the counter culture kicking ass and shaking bikinis, saying outrageous things, and certainly apolitical (or, at the most, certainly leaning to the left).

Boy, was I too young back then or what?

Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In was a ground-breaking show — but not the way I always thought.  Read this article by a guy who was there.  Laugh-In may have been the genesis for Fox News…

The coolest comedy album of the late ’60s.  And, yes, I listened to it all the time.  Here come de judge, here come de judge…
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2 thoughts on “The TRUTH about Laugh-In?

  1. Of course. If you saw it, yes there were bright colors in black and white and girls in skimpy outfits (look at the day) and semi-off color jokes, but it never crossed the line. The people who ran the shows (bow-ties as you call them) wanted profits, which meant try to get the younger audience who didn't know nothing to watch jiggly girls and fast cuts (ie. MTV). What was….is.

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  2. I always wondered how authentic Laugh-In was (even at a young age, two smarmy fourth-string guys you never heard of in tuxedoes just rang a sour note to me); none of us had any idea it was not just flashier TV trash, but a secret laboratory where McLuhan media techniques were studied, refined and later brilliantly used to grow the Fox Noise monster. Hearst, Luce, Graham, Buchanan, Aisles — why have we been cursed with these soulless hucksters for so long?

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