Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

Season 1 Episode 5

Episode #5

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Feb 19, 1968 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • The short bits included a bunch of young people, a shower stall, Dick as a short order cook, short songs by both Kaye and Dinah Shore, Arte as Stanley and Roddy as Dr. Livingston, Arte as a hunter, and Roddy and Richard as two old Englishmen in a pub.

    • The show included several cast members from The New Adventures Of Robin Hood, which also appeared on NBC in 1968. The show starred David Watson as Robin Hood, Walter Slezak as Friar Tuck and Bruce Yarnell as Little John, and they appeared as their characters. The show also starred Arte Johnson as a character called Much.

  • Quotes

    • Judy: He'll make a pass at anything in skirts.
      Kaye: Yeah, last night a Scotsman nearly killed him!

    • Peter: Well, folks, once again the National Broadcasting Company is going to 'sock it to you.'

    • Dan: I've spent a lot of time in London. I think it has a certain air about it.
      Roddy: Yes, we call it fog.

    • Kaye: I say the Republicans stand a chance this year, but they'll probably spoil it by nominating someone.

    • Eileen: Jack be nimble, Jack be quick. Oh, please stand still, you're making me sick.

    • Larry: (in Classified Ads) Wanted, topless waitress and fry cook. Incidentally, these jobs are separate.

    • (introducing New Talent Time)
      Dan: We spotlight stars of today...tomorrow.
      (band plays off-key fanfare)
      Dick: With yesterday's band.

    • Kaye: My daughter says that now that the Supreme Court has outlawed prayers in the schools, the convent's just not the same!

  • Notes

    • Henry Gibson, as the Parson during the cocktail party, made a reference to the Frank Sinatra song Strangers In The Night when he said 'I still think 'Amen' is better than 'Scooby-Dooby-Doo'. The song later became inspiration the for the Hanna-Barbera cartoon Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? and following many spin-offs and movies.

    • Richard Dawson later became a cast member for the last two seasons.

  • Allusions