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"David A. Roth" <[log in to unmask]>
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David A. Roth
Tue, 9 Feb 1993 09:27:01 EST
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In Regards to your letter <[log in to unmask]>:
> In terms of structure, I see _Laugh In_ as an intermediate step between
> Kovacs and _Saturday Night Live_, and as such is a logical extension
> of the blackout comedy of Vaudeville. Not that this puts it up
> very high on the evolutionary scale, but it fills a particular need for
> an audience.
Considerating that at the time it was shown it was a hit!  I remember
the next day in school kids recalling parts of the show all the time.
Around 1968 as the special mentioned it was a very hard time in the
US for many people and Laugh-In was a great distraction.
I personally always thought of the show as a comic strip with real
people instead of cartoons for the most part.  Although, if you do
too much anaylsis of the show you are bound not to find it funny.
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