'Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In' arrives on Decades this Monday, December 5
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Here comes the judge! Decades excitedly announces the addition of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In to our schedule. This groundbreaking ensemble comedy is a wild and funny portal back to the psychedelic 1960s. With its of-the-moment catchphrases, unique sketches and topical humor, the influential series continues to live on in hosted comedy and variety shows today.
Laugh-In joins the Decades programming lineup beginning Monday, December 5, airing weekdays at 6pm/ET and again at 12am/ET. Find out where to watch in your area. The show was the most-watched program in America from 1968-70, and continually fed pop culture with hip catchphrases over its six seasons. "You bet your sweet bippy!” “Sock it to me!” “Very interesting.”
The sharp and sassy comedy debuted in January of 1968, setting the stage for many of the comedy, sketch and variety series that followed. The show’s regular cast included hosts Dan Rowan and Dick Martin, as well as Ruth Buzzi, Arte Johnson, Lily Tomlin, Goldie Hawn, Jo Anne Worley, Henry Gibson, Richard Dawson and featured guest performers such as Flip Wilson, Jack Benny, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Johnny Carson, Sammy Davis Jr., Tiny Tim, Bob Hope and John Wayne.
Produced by George Schlatter and Ed Friendly, Laugh-In featured a number of talented comedy writers including a young Lorne Michaels, who famously went on to create Saturday Night Live. In a prelude to future elections, presidential candidate Richard Nixon dropped in for an unexpected comedy cameo. Tune in for humor that remains as side-splitting and relevant as it was nearly four decades ago.