December 1, 2012
Perhaps you had to be there. Perhaps in USA 1968, compared to stand-up comics like Jack Benny, Laugh-In was ground-breaking, hip, new and edgy. I just never found it to be very FUNNY. And having two guys in suits as hosts was surely as old fashioned as music hall. They endlessly repeated lots of odd catchphrases such as “Very Interesting” and “You bet your sweet bippy” (!?!). I was just pleased when Monty Python arrived on TV. That really did make me laugh.