“ROWAN & MARTIN’S LAUGH-IN: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON”
I was living out of the country when “Laugh In” was at its prime and so I only got what friends would send me and I don’t remember even having seen an entire episode all the way through. I have made up for that now with the Time Life “Laugh In” series and I am glad to report that now available for the very first time at retail prices is The 7-disc fourth season set that features 26 complete, remastered episodes from the Emmy® and Golden Globe®-Winning series with guest stars that include Truman Capote, Art Carney, Johnny Carson, Wilt Chamberlain, Carol Channing, Tim Conway, Bing Crosby, Sammy Davis Jr., Rich Little, Debbie Reynolds, Don Rickles, Rod Serling, Orson Welles, Joey Bishop, William F. Buckley, Phyllis Diller, David Frost, Andy Griffith, Peter Lawford, Rich Little, Bob Newhart, Vincent Price, Carl Reiner, Flip Wilson and many more! Our “Laugh In” regular cast is made up of Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Lily Tomlin, Ruth Buzzi, Arte Johnson, Gary Owens, Alan Sues, Ann Elder, Dennis Allen, Barbara Sharma, Goldie Hawn and Johnny Brown.
The ’60s gave us “in-crowds,” “be-ins” and “love-ins,” and “Laugh In” that was broadcast from beautiful downtown Burbank. Straight man Dan Rowan and wisecracking co-host Dick Martin led a gaggle of goofballs through a rapid-fire assault of one-liners, skits, bits and non sequiturs that left viewers in hysterics and disbelief. Most of these comic moments could not be done today because someone would find them offensive when they are really just for fun. Anything and anyone in the public eye was a target. Back then there was no political correctness.
Imagine if you can: Don Rickles impersonating Arlene Francis? A boxing match between Sammy Davis Jr. and Wilt Chamberlain? “Laugh-In” writers produced 26 rip-roaring, laugh-a-minute episodes included here.
We also have the long-running classic sketches of “Cocktail Party,” “Joke Wall,” “The Farkle Family” and “Gladys and Tyrone.
The set also includes two new-to-retail, specially produced bonus features: interviews with Lily Tomlin and Arte Johnson.