Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Time Life to award three lucky readers Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: The Complete Sixth Season six-DVD set, which is available currently on sale. For those wanting to learn more, read Gordon S. Miller's review of the series' final season. Also, the press release reads:
By the time Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In signed off the air on March 12, 1973 with 140 trailblazing episodes across six seasons, the show had become a cultural touchstone without peer. Winner of the 1969 Golden Globe for "Best Television Show" and the most watched program on television during its first two seasons, "Laugh-In" was an integral part of the fabric of '60-'70s America. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: The Complete Sixth Season, the final single season installment of the series from the TV DVD archivists at Time Life, will be released on September 4 in a set featuring all 24 re-mastered episodes from the last season of the landmark show (September 11, 1972-March 12, 1973).
Broadcast from beautiful downtown Burbank, "Laugh-In" was hosted by straight man Dan Rowan and wisecracking co-host Dick Martin, who 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. Anything and anyone in the public eye was a target. Political correctness? Forget it! The series received a makeover in its final season with a new cast members including comedian Patti Deutsch, folksy singer-comedian Jud Strunk, ventriloquist act Willie Tyler & Lester and giddy Goldie Hawn look-alike Sarah Kennedy, a new set, a bevy of new Downtown Beauties, and the show's musical director Ian Bernard and His Band playing live during some of the party scenes.
In The Complete Sixth Season, Carol Burnett signs the Laugh-In autograph book and takes one on the chin. Phyllis Diller tickles the funny bone and the ivories with a little Bach. With their always critical and humorous eye, the "Laugh-In" crew saluted guns, law and order, adult books,morality, the circus, Thanksgiving, beautiful people, sports, commercials, California, the family, airlines, actors, the '50s, and the Summer of '72. And, as always, the Sixth Season includes such classic features as "Cocktail Party," "Fickle Finger of Fate," "Here Comes the Judge," "The Joke Wall," "General Bull Right," "Ernestine" and "Edith Ann," "The Swizzles," and "Robot Theater."
A stellar constellation of celebrities lined up to be part of the final season, and TV audiences thrilled to appearances by Steve Allen, Jack Benny, Carol Burnett, James Caan, Johnny Carson, William Conrad, Howard Cosell, Sammy Davis Jr., Dom DeLuise, Angie Dickinson, Phyllis Diller, Sandy Duncan, Nanette Fabray, James Farentino, Robert Goulet, Jack Klugman, Michael Landon, Steve Lawrence, Rich Little, Don Rickles, Vin Scully, Mark Spitz, Sally Struthers, John Wayne, Henny Youngman, and many more! And by the time Ruth Buzzi and the daffy firewomen utter the last "Goodnight, Dick," Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In had solidified its standing as one of the most groundbreakling TV Variety shows ever.
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