Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

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  • TV-PG
  • 1967
  • 6 Seasons
  • 8.0  (3,602)

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In was a popular American television show that ran from 1967 to 1973. It was created and hosted by comedians Dan Rowan and Dick Martin and featured a revolving cast of talented comedians, musicians, and guest stars. The show was produced by George Schlatter and Ed Friendly and it quickly became one of the most successful and influential comedy shows in television history.

The show's format was unlike anything that had been done before. It was a fast-paced, irreverent sketch comedy show that was loaded with sight gags, double entendres, and political commentary. The show featured a regular cast of actors who would perform in sketches and musical acts, as well as a rotating lineup of celebrity guests who would make cameo appearances. The show's innovative style and unique humor kept audiences laughing and engaged week after week.

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In was famous for its quick and sudden cutaways, where a character would abruptly say or do something outrageous, only to cut away to another sketch or gag. This gave the show a frenetic energy and made it feel like anything could happen at any moment. The show was also famous for its use of catchphrases, such as "Sock it to me!" and "You bet your sweet bippy!" which became part of the popular vernacular of the time.

One of the things that made Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In so successful was its willingness to tackle political issues and social taboos head-on. The show was on the air during a time of great social change in America, and it reflected that in its humor. The show often commented on issues such as the Vietnam War, civil rights, and women's liberation, using humor to bring attention to serious issues.

The show's musical performances were also a major attraction. The show regularly featured popular musicians and performers of the time, such as Tiny Tim, Johnny Cash, and the Mamas and the Papas. Many of these musical acts were integrated into the show's sketches, making for some truly memorable moments.

Of course, the heart of the show was its hosts, Dan Rowan and Dick Martin. The two comedians had great chemistry together, and their banter and comic timing were a big part of what made the show so enjoyable. They also took part in many of the show's sketches, often playing exaggerated versions of themselves.

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In was a seminal show in the world of comedy. It was a trailblazer in its use of quick, irreverent humor, political commentary, and catchphrases. The show's influence can be felt in many of the great comedy shows that followed it, such as Saturday Night Live and The Daily Show.

Despite its relatively short run, Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In remains an enduring classic of American television. It captured the spirit of a generation and left an indelible mark on the world of comedy.

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (141 episodes). The series first aired on September 9, 1967.

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Episode 24
24. Episode 24
March 12, 1973
Sketches include Beauty parlor, Girdle shop visit with Edith-Ann, Drunk quickies, Marriage counselor, Cannibal blackouts, Fickle finger of fate aware, Emission quickie, Plastic surgery, Study of wife swapping, Trading stamps, Noise line, Lily's stammering lady, Preview of upcoming shows, The Swizzlers, General Bullwright's report, and Clown closing. Featuring Sammy Davis, Jr.
Episode 23
23. Episode 23
February 19, 1973
Sketches include Opening monologue, Insurance, Magic quickies, Minister quickies, Nose job blackout, Topless crossovers, Con man, Bridget and Bernie runner, Proposal runner, Return of Simon and Gar Farkle and the Farkle family, Convict runner, Salute to airlines and air travel,Minority news, The Swizzlers, Fickle Finger of Fate award, and a Look at women's lib. Featuring Meredith Baxter.
Episode 22
22. Episode 22
February 27, 1973
Sketches include Three monks, Drivers, Three musketeers, Celebrities montage, Godmother Capone, Visitors news, Three-headed man, Ring master, Airplane, Elephant, Big Top and Barker blackouts, Salute to the Circus, Cowpoke blackout, Three monks and the Burbank fire department, Psychiatrist quickies, and Joke wall close. Featuring Ruth Buzzi, and Charlie Callus.
Episode 21
21. Episode 21
March 5, 1973
Sketches include Dan and Dick opening monologue, Con man crossover, Two old men, Godmother, Cowboy runner, Gladys' comments, Garage show auto mechanic, A look back at W.C. Fields, Dungeon blackout, Nude scene blackout, Standing room blackout, Salute to the actor, News of Al Capone, Senior citizens' news, Minority report, Military map runner, and Mother nature scene. Featuring Don Louise.
Episode 20
20. Episode 20
February 12, 1973
Sketches include Judy parlor scene, Groucho cafe, News billboard, Business news, Sports news, Con man bit, John's rebuttal, Spy business blackout, Dan and John foxhole scene, Salute to California, Offshore drilling, Gambling blackout, Dan and Dick on Doris Day, Robot Theater, Indian smoke with John, and Dick's finale. Featuring Don Rickles, John Wayne, and Ruth Buzzi.
Episode 19
19. Episode 19
February 5, 1973
Sketches include Phyllis opens the show, Irish blackout, Baby blackout, Phyllis in marriage counselor, Mae West blackouts, Sloppy cook runner, Monster quickie, Nuns' confessional, Salute to beautiful people, Face lift sketch, Politics blackout, Hollywood news, Pope's wastebasket, A look back to twenty-five years ago, and Bum quickie. Featuring Phyllis Diller.
Episode 18
18. Episode 18
January 22, 1973
Sketches include Here comes the judge opening, Sammy cowboy sketch, Edith-Ann meets Sammy, Ruth as Catherine Coleman, Dungeon runner, Visit to W.C. Fields, Visit with Will Maston trio, General Bullwright song, Salute to the Fifties, Ed visits the show, Sammy little lost boy runner, and Equal rights blackout. Featuring Sammy Davis, Jr., W.C. Fields, Ed Sullivan and the Will Maston Trio.
Episode 17
17. Episode 17
January 15, 1973
Fake commercial, Con man, Ancient Chinese crossover, Fortune cookie quickie, Cowboy blackouts, Headline news, Orgy quickie, Cannibal banquet, Kremlin wastebasket, Magicians, Garage show auto mechanic, Discovery of the week, Robert Broadway sketch, My husband blackout, Women liberationist quickie, Salute to people in business, and shoe store sketch. Featuring Robert Goulet.
Episode 16
16. Episode 16
December 25, 1972
Sketches include Christmas party, Two kings runner, Lily and Richard under the Mistletoe, Christmas shopper, Hillbilly Christmas, My Fair Lady sketch, Steve the know-it-all, Edith-Ann's Christmas, Military Christmas, Gladys and Steve Lawrence dream duet, Pilots in the cockpit, and Black reporter with Willie. Featuring Steve Lawrence, Peter Marshall, Steve Allen, Willie Lester.
Episode 15
15. Episode 15
December 18, 1972
Sketches include Howard opening, Three musketeers runner, Book store quickies, Kissing booth quickie, Fake commercial blackouts, Pole vault quickies, Dinner table blackout, The fabulous Farkle family says hello, Holdup blackout, Bedroom library, One tooth, Confessional booth, Adam Twelve runner, Maude's world of Sports, Hard of hearing blackouts, and Olympics crapshoot. Featuring Howard Cosell.
Episode 14
14. Episode 14
December 11, 1972
Sketches include Two monks, Marriage counselor, Pilot runner, Family fight blackout, Visit with the Farkle family, the Flying Fickle Finger of Fate award, Hijacked hearse, Two monkeys runner, William in quickies, Bug in the soup, Sound effects, News of the underworld, First president, Super bowl news. Featuring Lily Tomlin, Cody Fields, Monty Hall, and William Morris.
Episode 13
13. Episode 13
December 4, 1972
Sketches include Lily's Tasteful lady, Marriage counselor, Henny con man sketch, Ruth dungeon runner, the Swizzlers, Sarah and Penn nun runners, Checkout counter, Show business news, Inside Washington, The deaf couple, Fortune teller, Maude's world of salesmanship, Out of the bushes quickie, and Half-off black belt. Featuring Rich Little, Henny Youngman, and Jack Klugman.
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
November 27, 1972
Sketches include Firing squad runners, Visit with the nuns, Drinking quickie, Running jokes with Godfather, Headline news, Book reviews, News from London, Ireland, and China, News of the First Lady, Salute to old comedians, Vaudeville, Jewish slept here blackouts, Garage show pilot, Vietnam visit, Return of the nuns, Gladiator bits, The Swizzlers, and Senator comments. Featuring Wilt Chamberlain.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
November 20, 1972
Sketches include James in Vaudeville wall, A look at bad manners,A look at eternal youth, Ruth in Catherine Coleman sketch, Bob convict runner, Salute to Thanksgiving, A look at pop culture, Two busy guys, Visit with the Farkle family, The king and I, Sculptor blackout, Etiquette rimshots montage, Hippies and hip news, and Ruth's book review. Featuring Jim Khan, Nanette Fabray, and Bob Crane
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
November 13, 1972
Sketches include Opening billboard, Salute to fatties, Visit with Chubby Checkers, Just married, Beach blanket, Visit with Mr. Know-it-all, Fight manager, Superman's mother, Class medal winner, Military man, Jack in Lone Ranger monologue, Fabulous Farkle family visit, W.C. Fields sketch, Japanese news, and Bird watchers. Featuring Sally Struthers, Steve Allen, W.C. Fields, and Jack Benny.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
November 5, 1972
Sketches include Don faith healer runner, Lily at the checkout counter, Don and the Three Musketeers, Two kids runner, Don as a cowboy, The Farkle family says hello, Mean nurse, Tribute to W.C Fields, Quickies, Spanking baby movie, Lily's Stammering lady, Salute to good manners, Don visits the moon, Visit with Captain Bly, Headline news, and Special events of the week. Featuring Don Rickles.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
October 30, 1972
Sketches include Prize fighter, Nude women crossovers, World's quickest movies, Nurse purse snatcher, Astronaut on the moon, News of Cuba,Cocktail party, Lion tamer, Ruth and Dennis Honeymoon quickie, Confidential magazine, Flying Fickle Finger of Fate, Lawyer blackout, No more guns, Robin hood blackouts, Kiss of death, and Return of the Swizzlers. Featuring Mike Connors and Carol Burnett.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
October 23, 1972
Sketches include Dick firing squad runner, Roller derby, Boarding house sketch, Visit with W.C. Fields, Jack Benny crossover, Jack explains show business, Confidentiality blackouts, Ruth shops for shoes, President news by Dick, News from Heaven with Lily, Discovery of the week, Vaudeville joke wall, and Swinging singles. Featuring Lily Tomlin, Richard Dawson, W.C. Fields, Jack Benny.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
October 9, 1972
Sketches include Two nuns, Burbank Fire department runners, Jean Very Elegant song, King of the Jungle runners, Sports news covers the cannonball catch, Jean, Ruth, and Dennis marriage counselor, Salute to the family, Laugh-In Joggers, Bikini beach, Fake record commercial, Dick in boxing ring blackouts, and Joke wall. Featuring Jean Stapleton, Jack Carter, Henny Youngman.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
October 2, 1972
Sketches include Lily and William in marriage counselor, Captain Amazing, Senator blackouts, Small town news, Indian tradition, Burbank beauties, Lily and Ruth innocent bystanders, Kids' letters, Dan and Dick Tarzan sketch, funeral blackouts, Dan and Dick firing squad, Return of the Swizzlers, and edited speech expose. Featuring William Conrad, Henry Mancini, and Dan and Mary Rowan.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
October 9, 1972
Sketches include Salute to law and order, Miss America, Lucy tennis blackouts, Madame Curie, Blind date, Lucy on Italian-Jewish life, Laugh-In girls cheerleading squad, Nanette want ads, China/Russia border, Marine news, Laugh-In salutes adult books, Stripper bit with Dick and Ruth, Lucy Roller derby, and Dan, Dick and Lucie production number. Featuring Lucie Arnaz and Nanette Fabray.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
September 25, 1972
Sketches include Steve the hillbilly runners, Michael with the stagecoach, the Laugh-In Boom boom room, Whoopee award, Priest confessional booth, Cass in operating room runners, Maude's world of commercials, Ruth and cast girdle blackout, A look back at the swinging sixties, and Silent majority. Featuring Lily Tomlin, Michael Landon, Cass Elliot, Steve Allen and Angie Dickinson.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
September 18, 1972
Sketches include Laugh-In looks at the News, News of the Past, Present, and Future, Cocktail party, Umpire blackouts, Lifeboat runners with Abbe and Julie, Caveman couples, Astronaut on the moon, Congressmen, Nun runners, Dyan visits the fabulous Farkle family, Salute to guns, and the Joke wall. Featuring Bob Hope, Dyan Cannon, Julie London, Abbe Lane, and Sammy Davis.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
September 11, 1972
Sketches include Laugh-In girls cheerleader opening, Intro to new cast members, Laugh-In Salutes the Summer of '72, Edith Ann's stories of school, All in the Ghetto, and Joke wall. Featuring John Wayne, Jill St. John, and the Keystone Cops
Where to Watch Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In is available for streaming on the Proven Entertainment website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, FuboTV, Tubi TV and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 9, 1967
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (3,602)