LAUGH-IN: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON REVIEWED
“Laugh-In: The Complete Fourth Season” offers up Art Carney as the Masked Lobster. Lily Tomlin also pulls out some of her schtick, well she had to do…it was her early days and it was fresh. From there, it’s a litany of comedic stars making humor for people long since plagued by the terrors of Alzheimers and loose stool. I kid, but there’s a point where some comedy will become unfunny and starts becoming a historical document. Season 4 of Laugh-In has brought us to this point. So, there.
- 1.33:1 standard definition transfer
RELEASE DATE: 5/8/18
The Plot Thus Far
THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON OF GOOFBALLS AND ONE-LINERS…
ON THE EMMY-WINNING ROWAN & MARTIN’S LAUGH-IN.
The ’60s gave us “in-crowds,” “be-ins” and “love-ins,” and starting in 1968, the happening place for free-form comedy was ROWAN & MARTIN’S LAUGH-IN, broadcast from beautiful downtown Burbank. Straight man Dan Rowan and wisecracking co-host Dick Martin led a gaggle of goofballs through a rapid-fire assault of one-liners, skits, bits and non sequiturs that left viewers in hysterics and disbelief. Anything and anyone in the public eye was a target. Political correctness? Forget it! The groundbreaking, Emmy Award–winning show anchored the Monday 8 p.m. time slot on NBC until March 12, 1973.
What will the LAUGH-IN brain trust think of next for SEASON 4?
Don Rickles impersonating Arlene Francis?
A boxing match between Sammy Davis Jr. and Wilt Chamberlain?
How about Art Carney as the Masked Lobster looking for work? Guess all the sewer jobs were filled.
Goldie Hawn returns after winning an Oscar for Cactus Flower and she’s got a new attitude.
The phone line sizzles when Ernestine (Lily Tomlin) rings up Aristotle Onassis and Gore Vidal, whom she queries about Myra Breckinridge. Keep an eye on her dialing finger.
THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON FEATURES:
7 DVDs, complete with all 26 Episodes, plus bonus material!
Starring: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Arte Johnson, Gary Owens, Johnny Brown, Barbara Sharma, Ruth Buzzi, Lily Tomlin, Dennis Allen, Alan Sues, and Ann Elder.
Classic long-running features and characters including Cocktail Party, Ruth Buzzi’s Hollywood Report, Joke Wall, Edith Ann, Tasteful Lady, Ernestine, Wolfgang, Rosmenko, the Swizzles, the Farkle Family, and Gladys and Tyrone.
Mod, Mod World takes on women, undertakers, alcohol, the news media, education, comics, prisons, big cities, aviation, psychiatry, religion, working girls, and friendly ladies.
Guest stars: Joey Bishop, William F. Buckley, Truman Capote, Art Carney, Johnny Carson, Wilt Chamberlain, Carol Channing, Tim Conway, Bing Crosby, Sammy Davis Jr., Phyllis Diller, David Frost, Andy Griffith, Peter Lawford, Rich Little, Bob Newhart, Vincent Price, Carl Reiner, Debbie Reynolds, Don Rickles, Rod Serling, Orson Welles, Flip Wilson and many more!
Bonus Features: Special interviews with Lily Tomlin and Arte Johnson
CC: All discs contain the closed captioning option.