ROWAN & MARTIN'S LAUGH-IN {SERIES PREMIERE} (TV)

Summary

The first in this series of frenetically-paced comedy programs hosted by Dan Rowan and Dick Martin. Highlights include the following: Rowan patiently explains the show's weekly format to Martin; attendees of a cocktail party offer one-liners; the "Sock it To 'Em" segment; a somewhat creepy performance by falsetto ukulele player "Tiny Tim"; a "non-classical debut" of two opera singers; Martin's "tidbits from Tinseltown" and Rowan's news report from 1984, including updates on President Robert Kennedy; a report from Antarctica; an interview with the "very first man," Adam; a performance from The Strawberry Alarm Clock, to which Rowan objects, owing to the members "vandalism"; the "Mod, Mod World" segment, which examines the American family; an interview with the "Mother of the Year," a mom of 24 kids who lives in an igloo; a scene from a sequel to the racial drama "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"; a scene of the First Family, in which President Johnson receives late-night visits from his daughters, Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen, Senator Robert Kennedy and his large family and others; a performance of "Where Are Your Children Tonight?"; and a "salute to the establishment," in which the performers encourage one another to reach out to society's "fuddy-duddies." Martin and Rowan also preview the upcoming week's new show. Commercials deleted.

Details

  • NETWORK: NBC
  • DATE: 8:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:52:17
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: B:45340
  • GENRE: Comedy/Variety
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Comedy/Variety
  • SERIES RUN: NBC - TV series, 1968-1973
  • COMMERCIALS:

CREDITS

    • George Schlatter … Producer
    • Carolyn Raskin … Associate Producer
    • Gordon Wiles … Director
    • Paul Keyes … Writer
    • Allan Manings … Writer
    • Hugh Wedlock … Writer
    • Chris Beard … Writer
    • David Panich … Writer
    • Phil Hahn … Writer
    • Jack Hanrahan … Writer
    • Coslough Johnson … Writer
    • Marc London … Writer
    • Digby Wolfe … Writer
    • Ian Bernard … Conductor
    • Andre Tayir … Choreographer
    • Dan Rowan … Host, Performer
    • Dick Martin … Host, Performer
    • Gary Owens … Announcer
    • Tiny Tim (see also: Herbert Khaury) … Guest, Performer
    • Strawberry Alarm Clock, The … Guest, Performer
    • Pamela Austin … Cast
    • Barbara Feldon … Cast
    • Flip Wilson … Cast
    • Ruth Buzzi … Cast
    • Judy Carne … Cast
    • Henry Gibson … Cast
    • Larry Hovis … Cast
    • Arte Johnson … Cast
    • Jo Anne Worley … Cast
    • Ben Wrigley … Cast
    • Everett Dirksen
    • Lyndon B. Johnson
    • Robert Kennedy