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Thread #129589   Message #2934965
Posted By: LadyJean
25-Jun-10 - 11:51 PM
Thread Name: Smothers Brothers retiring (May, 2010)
Subject: RE: Smothers Brothers retiring (May, 2010)
I used to watch their show every week. They had all kinds of wonderful acts. I don't know how many new performers got their starts on The Smothers Brothers.
I do know that even my parents, who were Republicans, thought they were funny.
The Smothers Brothers was where I first saw Donovan, Pete Seeger, John Hartford. It was where I first heard "Classical Gas" as a background for a montage of presidents. It's where I laughed at Pat Paulsen's presidential campaign. They made the world a funnier place.