Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

Season 2 Episode 13

Episode #27

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Dec 30, 1968 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • The Flying Fickle Finger Of Fate Award for the year went to the Soviet Union for loving freedom so much that they took Czechoslovakia's.

    • This time both Arte and Judy were holding back laughter during the Robot Theater bit.

  • Quotes

    • Judy: My mother says I'm too young to go dating. However, I can go pruning and oliving and raisining. I can even go out with a fig.
      Jo Anne: Well, there's another dried fruit joke.

    • Dave: My uncle is the meanest man in the world. He just bought 12 homing pigeons, then he moved.

    • Dick M.: If you took all the kilts in the world and laid them end to end, you'd have a lot of naked Scotsmen.

    • Dick W.: Now, I have no objection to Muhammad Ali, but I wouldn't want my sister to fight him.

    • George: I would like to do a short tribute to Burbank. (softly) Ta-da.

    • Jo Anne: You know, I just love an outdoor man. I just hope my indoor man doesn't find out.

    • Alan: Since I started weighlifting, those big guys at the beach don't kick sand in my face anymore. They hit me with driftwood, it hurts.

    • Kate: You know, the Russians must really love Czechoslovakia. Look how many are staying there!

    • Jo Anne: If a man really wants to dominate his marriage, the first thing he should do is get his wife's permission, for heaven's sake!

    • Dave: In the battle of the sexes, I spend most of my time behind enemy lines.

    • Nanette: If Tommy and Dicky Smothers merged with King Kong, they'd be known as Tom, Dick and exceedingly (giggling) hairy!

    • Ruth: (as Gladys) This year I resolve to stop chasing after every Tom, Dick and Harry, and zero in on Dick.

    • Chelsea: This is the year to forgive and forget. I'd like to forgive George Wallace, send him to Africa, and then forget him!

    • Judy: This year I resolve to improve Anglo-American relations. (turning to Dave) Say, Dave, do you know any good looking Anglos?

    • Goldie: Gee, New Year's Eve is fun. We ought to make it an annual event!

  • Notes

    • Byron Gilliam appeared in the Campaign '68 bit, doing the 'voice' of George Wallace.

    • The short bits included Henry trying to open a door; Kate singing with an orchestra: Alan as Casanova climbing a trellace to Kate on a balcony; Vincent as Dr. Frankenstein, Arte as Igor and Alan as his creation; Ruth as a secretary having trouble with her typewriter; and Dick, Dan and Henry as waiters.

    • Bill Dana did most of his bits in his Jose Jimenez voice.

    • Nanette Fabray did most of her bits in American Sign Language.

  • Allusions

    • Christine Jorgensen:
      Mentioned by Dave in Mod Mod World, Christine Jorgensen was one of the first people to have a sex change operation.

    • Teresa Wright:
      Mentioned by Lena Horne, Teresa Wright was an Academy Award-winning actress. She won the best supporting actress of 1942 for Mrs. Miniver.

    • Dana Wynter:
      Mentioned by Bill Dana in one of his bits, Dana Wynter was an actress whose most famous role was Becky Driscoll in the original Invasion Of The Body Snatchers. Her page is here.

    • Curtis Lemay:
      Imitated in the Campaign '68 bit, Curtis Lemay was a general in the Air Force who was also George Wallace's running mate.

    • George Romney: Imitated in the Campaign '68 bit, George Romney was the governor of Michigan from 1963 to 1969. He said in 1967 that he had been 'brainwashed' about the Vietnam War, which led to his dropping out of the campaign early. His son, Mitt Romney, is a former governor of Massachusetts and a candidate for President in both 2008 and 2012.

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