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Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

Season 4 Episode 13

Episode #79

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Dec 07, 1970 on NBC
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Episode #79
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Phil Silvers brings his fast talking character to the show. The show starts with several one-liners, Jilly Rizzo introducing Dan and Dick and Phil saying that the best of comedy is in the past, with Dan and Dick saying there are catchphrases that get laughs now, including 'Sock it to me.' It ends with Phil saying it and getting doused. After the intros, and a short bit, Mod Mod World saluted the comic. This included a look at surprise, the pun, Phil teaching Dennis about visual comedy with a board, several mother-in-law jokes, the great show biz families, Phil trying to get Wolfgang to play the shell game, and Dan tricking Dick into getting a pie in the face, only to get doused with water. Next, more short bits, an optical illusion, and the news, with the Mothers Of Rhythm doing the opening theme. After the tasteful lady objects to a joke by Phil, he thinks she was a burlesque dancer in Detroit, then Edith Ann tells what she did with her uncle's Playboy. Following, more short bits, The Quickies, The Swizzlers, and Big Al covering the new sport of federnik. Then Phil gets Barbara booked on the show, more short bits, Ruth as an etiquette expert teaching how to eat spaghetti, and a bit where Dick uses his new portable phone to try and get a hold of Dan. Then the party, more short bits, Mervin the Magnificent, and Phil as a psychiatrist on the couch with both Dan and Dick. Finally, the conductor, Barbara thinking Phil was in Butch Cassidy, the good nights, the joke wall, the last short bits, and Barbara tap dancing in the bush with Wolfgang.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Arte Johnson

    Arte Johnson

    Regular Performer (1968-1971)

    Lily Tomlin

    Lily Tomlin

    Regular Performer (1970-1973)

    Dick Martin

    Dick Martin

    Co Host

    Alan Sues

    Alan Sues

    Regular Preformer (1968-1972)

    Gary Owens

    Gary Owens

    Regular Performer

    Ruth Buzzi

    Ruth Buzzi

    Regular Performer

    Phil Silvers

    Phil Silvers

    Guest Preformer

    Guest Star

    Don Ho

    Don Ho

    Cameo Appearance

    Guest Star

    Rod Serling

    Rod Serling

    Cameo Appearance

    Recurring Role

    Jilly Rizzo

    Jilly Rizzo

    Cameo Appearance

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • The short bits included Dennis having trouble sitting in a chair, Arte having trouble with a quill pen, the cast talking with Phil, and Dennis as a boxer getting knocked out by everyone.

    • QUOTES (5)

      • Ann: Recently I went on a boat trip. It was one of those real low-budget cruises.
        Dan: Yeah?
        Ann: Yeah. And I knew something was wrong when the social director came out and said, 'Simon says, 'Abandon ship!''

        Lily: (at the end of the joke wall) Simon says, 'Abandon joke wall!'

      • Barbara: Yesterday I had a...a great career ahead of me. I was standing behind Jack Lemmon.

      • (some jokes from Mod Mod World)
        Dennis: My wife is so ugly, she looks like she came in third...in a hatchet fight!
        Nancie: This town was so dull, one day the tide went out and never came back!
        Phil: This hotel was so cheap you had to make your own bed...with a hammer and nails!
        Lily: You know, the walls in my apartment are so thin that we can tell what the neighbors are saying by reading their lips!
        Barbara: We were so poor that the wolf came to the door and left a sympathy card!
        Johnny: Breathes there a comic with soul so dead, that never to himself has said...take my mother-in-law, please!
        Dan: My mother-in-law and I really hit it off...with baseball bats and bricks!
        Dick: My mother-in-law has a real ear for music. Her head is shaped like a trombone.
        Alan: My mother-in-law's the kind of woman who would vote a town dry and then leave.
        Arte: My mother-in-law said that when she died she was going to dig her way out of the grave and haunt me. So I buried her face down. Let her dig her way out of that.

      • Phil: (after getting splashed at the beginning of the show) I could have worked Sesame Steet like a gentleman.

      • Gary: We would like to offer this holiday greeting to all our Jewish friends in Australia: Happy Passunder.

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