Saturday, November 17, 2007

Do You Remember When...

...TV Was Entertaining?

Recently a video has been floating around the internet from one of my favorite shows from the early 70's and it made me remember just how entertaining T.V. used to be.

Don't you remember? Come on, think hard, you're not that old!

Some of the Variety Shows that were on then were great. I remember Saturday night, oh around 70-71, this was the only night I was allowed to watch T.V. while eating dinner because The Sonny And Cher Comedy Hour was on. Dad gave Mom the night off from cooking and made home made pizza and we'd watch Cher in her Bob Mackie costumes make Sonny look the fool. Of course there were great 1/2 hour sitcoms then like All In The Family and The Jefferson's that started to "break the rules".

I probably didn't get half of what was being said then, but I still enjoyed the shows. However, I don't think any show ever could, can or will outdo The Carol Burnett Show. Ms. Burnett had the perfect cast of characters, there were none better. Ms. Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner, Harvey Korman and Tim Conway, and occasionally Jim Neighbors.

This group of comedians together were a riot. Not only did the audience never know what to expect from the cast, the other cast members didn't know what to expect either as shown here in this clip called, "The Dentist".

I don't care how many times I've seen this I still laugh out loud when I watch it.

1 comment:

Lysa Napolitano said...

This post was originally posted on Oct. 26th, 2007 with these comments:

Midori Miller said...
Lysa-so funny. I too have my favorites and I agree the humor back then is what we need today. I wasn't big on the movie theater when I was younger but I loved all the sitcoms.
All in the family, I dream of Jeanie, Mary Tyler Moore and I love The Carol Burnett Show. Ahhh, those were the good old days...and of course...Good Times!

October 26, 2007 1:32 PM
wv.agent said...
I remember being excited that it was "Mork and Mindy" night. Does that count?

October 26, 2007 8:38 PM
Lysa said...
Midori, I'm glad I got you to laugh! Thank the video, You Tube, and TV Land gods we can still watch the re-runs!

Sarah, Yeah! I remember that show too, and the show it spun off of, Happy Days!

October 26, 2007 9:22