Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

Season 1 Episode 0

Pilot

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Sep 09, 1967 on NBC

Episode Recap

The episode starts with a town crier falling through a trap door and the cast marching with different signs. Next, in the opening monologue, Dan tries to explain the flower generation and Dick tells Dan about his being in a nudist camp. The cocktail party, then the first short bits, and the new talent followed. Ruth did her song about Lady Bird, Rosmenko made his debut, Jo Anne did a ventriloquist act, and Arte and Ken did a dance as drunk men coming home from a party to the music of 'The Stripper. Then more short bits(including Henry Gibson's first poem), then a word from the sponsor. Following was Mod, Mod, Mod, Mod World about women, then more short bits, including Barbara wearing many buttons, and the news segment, which was all future news, as Dan introduced it as being 20 years from the date. Dick did the national news, Dan did the international news, and the girls did the weather(which included the first dousing of Judy). Next, Henry's second poem, more short bits, a song by Jo Anne, and a Laugh-In look at history. Finally, the last short bits, a manic scene involving the cast, bicycles, go-carts, and golf carts, the good nights and the cast playing with beach balls over the closing credits.