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Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In 

Laugh-In (original title)
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The original rapid fire sketch comedy show.


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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 9 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »





Complete series cast summary:
Dan Rowan ...  Self - Host 141 episodes, 1967-1973
Dick Martin ...  Self - Host 141 episodes, 1967-1973
Ruth Buzzi ...  Regular Performer / ... 141 episodes, 1967-1973
Gary Owens ...  Regular Performer - Announcer / ... 140 episodes, 1968-1973
Alan Sues ...  Regular Performer / ... 102 episodes, 1968-1972
Arte Johnson ...  Regular Performer / ... 94 episodes, 1967-1971
Henry Gibson ...  Regular Performer / ... 87 episodes, 1967-1971
Lily Tomlin ...  Regular Performer / ... 85 episodes, 1969-1973
Dennis Allen Dennis Allen ...  Regular Performer 72 episodes, 1970-1973
Jo Anne Worley ...  Regular Performer / ... 70 episodes, 1967-1973
Goldie Hawn ...  Regular Performer / ... 66 episodes, 1968-1970
Richard Dawson ...  Regular Performer / ... 62 episodes, 1968-1973
Lisa Farringer ...  Regular Performer 60 episodes, 1970-1973
Judy Carne ...  Regular Performer / ... 59 episodes, 1967-1971


This show popularized a rapid style of vignette comedy show where comedy sketches, punch-lines and gags are edited together in a rapid and almost random format. Regular trademark elements included the joke wall, the dancing women painted with one-liners and the fickle finger of fate award. This series inspired such shows as Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969) and Sesame Street (1969). Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Did You Know?


In the 2017 Time-Life DVD boxed set of the complete series, the episodes are presented without the advertising plates originally inserted into the video. Therefore, when Gary Owens says "This episode is brought to you by..." the camera remains fixed on him, and he maintains his pose for the alotted amount of time, which, in retrospect, is actually in keeping with the wacky and eccentric make-up of Laugh-In. See more »


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Crazy Credits

In the Pilot Special, the ending credits show the cast playing with huge beach balls. See more »

Alternate Versions

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. See more »


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One Ringy Dingy, Two Ringy Dingy
16 December 2000 | by MIK7x3See all my reviews

"Laugh-In" was a solid mix of one liners, sight gags, and other forms of sketch comedy. Designed to be a satire of its times, "Laugh-In" is probably better remembered for its catch phrases, including "Sock it to me," "Very interesting," and "Here come da judge, here come da judge." And let's not forget The Groaning Wall. The variety series was hosted by Dan Rowan and Dick Martin, and launched the careers of Goldie Hawn, Richard Dawson, and Steve Martin. After six years on the air, "Laugh-In" bowed out of the prime time spotlight. Now if only Some Newer Latenight variety show had the same common sense to quit while it was ahead.

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Release Date:

9 September 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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