Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

Season 2 Episode 4

Episode #18

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Oct 07, 1968 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • The Flying Fickle Finger Of Fate Award went to the Senate Judiciary Commitee for watching a lewd movie while in session.

  • Quotes

    • Dan: Ladies and gentlemen, Miss Lena Horne doing one of her great numbers. (piano intro)
      Lena: Eighty-three.

    • Dick W.: I take my wife everywhere. Everywhere! But it's no use. She always finds her way back.

    • Chelsea: My boyfriend looks like Omar Sharif.
      Dave: Oh, that's a coincidence, so does my wife.

    • Judy: Support your local police. Send a cop to camp.
      Alan: How does that grab you, camp lovers?

    • (after one of Dave's shepherd bits)
      Goldie: If sheep stayed out all day... (giggles) their wool would come out in sunny tufts...I think.
      Sonny: Sunny tufts?!
      Arlene: Hey, was that Helmut Dantine?
      Wolfgang: No, you beautiful, dumb person. That Helmut was German.

    • Liberace: You know who my favorite person is on this show? Me.

    • Dan: Plane traffic's really getting ridiculous. Last week I flew to New York bumper to bumper.

    • Robert: A friend of mine is afraid to fly, so he took a train and a terrible thing happened...a plane fell on it.

    • France: Paris is the most exciting city in the world. To me it's the Burbank of Europe.

  • Notes

    • Chris Bearde was not credited, but appeared as a member of the Supreme Court during the Flying Fickle Finger of Fate discussion.

    • Byron Gilliam was not credited but appeared as a dancer in the party segments.

    • The short bits included the cast playing baseball, Dave as a shepherd(with real sheep), Lena trying to start a song, and Henry trying to kill himself with Jo Anne as his wife berating him.

    • Robert Culp & France Nuyen were married in real life from 1967 to 1970.

  • Allusions

    • Peg Leg Bates:
      Mentioned by Gary in one of his announcements, Peg Leg Bates was a famous tap dancer who overcame losing one of his legs as a child. He made many apperances on The Ed Sullivan Show. His page is here.

    • Helmut Dantine:
      Mentioned by Wolfgang, Helmut Dantine was an actor most known for playing Nazi German characters, although he also appeared in such movies as Mrs. Miniver.

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