The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967–1970)

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The Smothers Brothers host a comedy variety show that became notorious for its topical satirical humor.



  • Harry Belafonte in The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967)
  • "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, The" Tom & Dick Smothers 1967 CBS
  • Harry Belafonte and Cass Elliot in The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967)
  • Dick Smothers and Tom Smothers in The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967)
  • George Carlin in The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967)
  • "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, The" Tom & Dick Smothers 1967 CBS

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5 December 2002 | Asteri-Atypical
A clever poke in the eye of network censorship
What can I say about this except that it better demonstrates the ugliness of censorship than any other show I've experienced.

By this, I don't mean that the show was ruined. Rather, the Brothers poked fun at the censors and made evident just how ugly the censorship movement was (and IMO still is) in American television. This show should be watched, if ever you can have the fortune to see it, if only for the elucidation of the fact that our speech isn't nearly as free as we think it is.

Aside from that, the show was clever and funny. Many brilliant parodies that were ahead of their time.

Alas, it was censorship which eventually put an end to the show when CBS canceled it.

This is a show which could never, to this date, have existed at any other time. Previous to this era, it would not have been accepted at all. Subsequent to this era, political correctness has grabbed TV in a way which never would have permitted such honest parody.

We lost a gem when it ended but it's still remembered. Thanks, guys!

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