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The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 

The Smothers Brothers host a comedy variety show that became notorious for its topical satirical humor.
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1969   1968   1967  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Tom Smothers ...  Himself - Co-Host 71 episodes, 1967-1969
Dick Smothers ...  Himself - Co-Host 71 episodes, 1967-1969
Pat Paulsen ...  Himself / ... 52 episodes, 1967-1969
Peter Cullen ...  Announcer / ... 43 episodes, 1967-1968
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The Smothers Brothers ran a comedy-variety show that featured not just that comedy duo, but also the top musical acts like the Who and the Beatles. Along that way, they presented comedy that poked humor at politics, the Vietnam War, religion, sexuality and censorship in with fearless bravado. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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USA

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5 February 1967 (USA) See more »

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The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour See more »

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Mono

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4:3
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Trivia

During a 1968 appearance of Jefferson Airplane, lead singer Grace Slick performed in "blackface". See more »

Quotes

Dick: It's a very difficult situation. People keep spending our money abroad and it's hurting our economy. People keep wanting to travel to other countries instead of staying in the good old United States.
Tom: Yeah, well, the way I think is that, see, President Johnson should just come up with something positive as an inducement to keep the people here.
Dick: But what could the president do to make people want to stay in this country?
Tom: Well he could quit.
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Funny show that fizzled on its own.
26 December 2012 | by leekde-1See all my reviews

I remember this show well. I was a fan at first. This show was a humorous and entertaining variety show the first season. Then it became less and less entertaining and humorous as they began wasting a lot of time fighting the network's "standards and practices" about risqué material. The show became basically unwatchable by the last season. Reading other comments, it seems people don't remember that they were always allowed to poke fun at politicians. They skewered LBJ the first two years, and Nixon the last year, and also individual members of Congress. For example, they attacked Senator Pastore personally because he was an outspoken critic of television programming at the time.

It's an example of a good show that lost its vision and became mediocre.


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