TV Series | TV-PG | | Comedy, Music
The original rapid fire sketch comedy show.
Both front-running Presidential candidates in 1968 were invited to make cameo appearances on the show just before the general election. Richard Nixon accepted and deadpanned, "Sock it to me?" on-camera. Hubert H. Humphrey declined. Also, it was because of Nixon's appearance, that many credited Laugh-In with helping Nixon get elected to the Presidency.
Tyrone F. Horneigh:
Would you like to go to a play?
Tyrone F. Horneigh: Would you like to go to a concert?
Tyrone F. Horneigh: Would you like to go to a funeral?
In the Pilot Special, the ending credits show the cast playing with huge beach balls.
Many of the original one-hour shows were re-edited into two half-hour programs in the early 1980s for syndication. Often, bloopers and outtakes were used to fill out a segment, especially during the joke wall sequence which occurred at the end of each show during the closing credits. New graphics were generated for credits on re-edited endings and run in the same sequence as the originals, but were in a different font. In a few instances, there was some overdubbing, specifically where Judy Carne's "NBC, beautiful downtown Burbank" was overdubbed with, "'ello, 'ello, beautiful downtown Burbank" when she played a switchboard operator on some of the earlier shows.