Jan 11, 2015
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
They just don't make things like they used to.
I've heard of this show since I was a kid. It was cancelled before I was a kid. I never saw an episode but had a memory of the hosts and knew it launched Goldie Hawn & Lily Tomlin's careers. I also knew of the catchphrase Sock It To Me and that Richard Nixon saying it on the show may have won him the election. I hadn't thought of the show since a recent visit to Amazon.com reminded me about it.
The 1960s were an incredible, revolutionary time with a lot of barriers broken down. Laugh-In was all of those things in its time. The show had something of an irreverent humor that probably set the tone for shows like Saturday Night Live and MADTV that followed it.