The Best of Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In
The Best of Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In
40 hand-selected episodes from all six seasons of Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In. “You bet your sweet bippy!”
11 DVDs + Bonus DVD + Free Memory Book
USD$99.95 Installment pricing available
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“Before there was “Saturday Night Live” there was “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.”*
Hosted by Dan Rowan and Dick Martin, Laugh-In was a fast-moving barrage of jokes, one-liners, running skits, and musical numbers.
A group of regulars on Laugh-In--Goldie Hawn, Lily Tomlin, Jo Anne Worley, Ruth Buzzi, Arte Johnson, Henry Gibson, Judy Carne, Alan Sues, Chelsea Brown, and Gary Owens, plus frequent guests like Barbara Feldon, Flip Wilson and Don Rickles, left a lasting impression on America.
To celebrate Laugh-In’s 50th Anniversary, Time Life is proud to present The Best of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In DVD collection. You’ll get the most memorable episodes from all six seasons on 11 DVDs, plus a free DVD and more than 5 hours of exclusive bonus features.
- 40 hilarious episodes from all six seasons on 11 DVDs, all available together for the first time ever, and only right here
- Never-before-released Laugh-In episodes
- The Pilot Episode which originally aired September 9, 1967
- Three Christmas episodes
- An exclusive bonus DVD including highlights from the Laugh-In 25th Anniversary Cast Reunion, Bloopers, Still Laugh-In: A Tribute to George Schlatter (Laugh-In Executive Producer and Creator), plus interviews with Lily Tomlin, Arte Johnson, and Alan Sues.
- Additional Bonus Features include interviews with Dick Martin, Ruth Buzzi, George Schlatter, and Gary Owens.
- Guest stars include Tim Conway, Bob Newhart, Debbie Reynolds, Liberace, Raquel Welch, Sammy Davis, Jr., Jonathan Winters, Carol Channing, The Monkees, Cher, Barbara Feldon, Bobby Darin, Diana Ross, James Garner, Michael Landon, Steve Lawrence, Flip Wilson, Don Rickles and many more!
- More than 38 hours of hilarious entertainment!
Plus, you’ll receive Laugh-In Memories, a Collectible Memory Book filled with jokes, pictures from the show, behind-the-scenes photos, and a note from Laugh-In Producer and Creator, George Schlatter.
*-New York Times
40 Episodes on 12 DVDs
140 Episodes on 38 DVDs
The Best of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In – 11 DVDS
The Best of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In presents 40 of the series’ best episodes. This 11-DVD set covers all six seasons from 1968 through 1973. All your favorite cast members are here: Goldie Hawn, Lily Tomlin, JoAnne Worley, Arte Johnson, Ruth Buzzi, Henry Gibson, Judy Carne, Gary Owens, and Alan Sues. Guest stars include Cher, Tim Conway, Barbara Feldon, Sammy Davis, Jr., Bobby Darin, Hugh Hefner, Liberace, Don Rickles, Richard Nixon, Ringo Starr, Tiny Tim, Bob Newhart and many more. The groundbreaking, Emmy Award–winning show anchored the Monday 8 p.m. time slot on NBC until March 12, 1973. After 140 episodes, Dan uttered the immortal line, “Say goodnight, Dick,” for the last time. Tune in and get happy with Laugh-In. It’s a heady, “very in-ter-ess-ting” experience.
Season 1–Episode 1
Original Air Date: January 22, 1968
Guest Stars: Pamela Austin, Barbara Feldon, Flip Wilson, Leo G. Carroll, Lorne Greene, Buddy Hackett, Sheldon Leonard, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Tiny Tim, Ben Wrigley
News of the Past, Present and Future; body graffiti on Judy; Flip as the caveman auctioning off the Kentucky Colonel; and Mod, Mod World of Higher Education.
Season 1–Episode 3
Original Air Date: February 5, 1968
Guest Stars: Tim Conway, Willie Mays, Cher, Sheldon Leonard, Lorne Greene, Flip Wilson,Tiny Tim, Paul Gilbert
Introduction of Goldie Hawn, Cher as Pocahontas, Cocktail Party, Tim and Cher’s Mountie duet, Laugh-In does Shakespeare, salute to censorship, Tim in Olympic athlete blackouts, and the famous Joke Wall.
- Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In Pilot Episode
(original air date September 9, 1967)
- Interview with George Schlatter
- Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In Pilot Episode (original air date September 9, 1967)
Season 1–Episode 9
Original Air Date: March 25, 1968
Guest Stars: Joey Bishop, Pamela Austin, Sammy Davis Jr., John Wayne, Regis Philbin, Elgin Baylor, Chris Bearde
Cocktail Party; News of the Past, Present and Future; Russian submarine sinks American fishing boat; Sammy introduces Here Comes the Judge; Joey’s news from the harem; bullfighters; and Mod, Mod World of the Olympics.
Season 1–Episode 13
Original Air Date: April 22, 1968
Guest Stars: Barbara Feldon, Tim Conway, Hugh Downs, Flip Wilson, John Wayne, Johnny Carson, Shelley Berman, John Byner, Paul Winchell
Cocktail Party; Stupendo the Great: The Man with the Iron Jaw; News of the Past, Present and Future; Mod, Mod World of Advertising; and the Joke Wall.
Season 2–Episode 1
Original Air Date: September 16, 1968
Guest Stars: Barbara Feldon, Hugh Hefner, Richard Nixon, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Jack Lemmon, Sonny Tufts, John Wayne
Here Comes the Judge, Fickle Finger of Fate, salute to higher education, and John Wayne visits the Joke Wall.
- Ruth Buzzi Interview
- Dick Martin Interview
- Gary Owens Interview
- Ruth Buzzi Interview
Season 2–Episode 5
Original Air Date: October 14, 1968
Guest Stars: Bobby Darin,Colonel Sanders, Kirk Douglas, Rosemary Clooney, Mitzi Gaynor
Harem girls, Mitzi visits the Cocktail Party, Laugh-In salutes pollution, Dan and Dick experience life in a foxhole, and Bobby duets with his brother Rosmenko on Mack the Knife (in Russian).
Season 2–Episode 9
Original Air Date: November 18, 1968
Guest Stars: Victor Borge,Arlene Dahl, Rosemary Clooney, Phil Harris, George Kirby
Rosemary visits the Cocktail Party; Phil Harris presents Sock It to Me; News of the Past, Present and Future; Victor as postmaster salutes the post office; Dan’s discovery of the week; Blue Maxie; and Rosemary joins Dan and Dick.
Season 2–Episode 11
Original Air Date: December 2, 1968
Guest Stars: Liberace,Tony Curtis, Joseph Cotten, Murray Langston, Peter Lawford, Cliff Robertson
The Rev. Billy Graham blesses the cast, Freud’s campus report, Liberace as a drum major, Fickle Finger of Fate points at sewing machines, salute to dancing class, and Goldie and Liberace present Stranger Than Truth.
Season 2–Episode 18
Original Air Date: February 3, 1969
Guest Stars: Don Rickles, Liberace, Carol Worthington, Rich Little, Cliff Robertson
Don on the Joke Wall; Tyrone F. Horneigh and Gladys Ormphby on the park bench; Laugh-In girls and Don present the news; high school principal; Big Al’s sports segment; Cocktail Party; Stranger Than Truth; bird calls; and Mod, Mod World of the United Nations.
Season 2–Episode 21
Original Air Date: February 24, 1969
Guest Stars: Connie Stevens, Rock Hudson, Tiny Tim, Lena Horne, Peter Lawford, Bob Newhart, Billy Barnes, Mel Brooks, Hugh Hefner, Peter Falk
Vaudeville opening; Fickle Finger of Fate goes to Dallas, Texas; News of the Past, Present and Future; mistake of the week; Cocktail Party; and Mod, Mod World of the FBI.
Season 2–Episode 22
Original Air Date: March 3, 1969
Guest Stars: James Garner, Wiere Brothers, Robert Wagner, Shelley Winters, Forrest Tucker, The Smothers Brothers, Tony Curtis, Ann Miller
Three monks runner, bus stop malapropisms, We Can’t Top This, Ann Miller news, letters to Laugh-In, and the Fickle Finger of Fate goes to the Wichita Rifle Company for making guns for children.
Season 2–Episode 23
Original Air Date: March 10, 1969
Guest Stars: Flip Wilson, James Drury, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Billy Barnes, Janos Prohaska, Gina Lollobrigida, Doug McClure
Vaudeville opening; nudist camp Sunny Sunshine; the effect of war on lovemaking; News of the Past, Present and Future; psychedelic news; Arte and Judy’s Robot Theater; Cocktail Party; and the Fickle Finger of Fate goes to General Telephone Company of Southern California.
Season 2–Episode 24
Original Air Date: March 17, 1969
Guest Stars: Sammy Davis Jr., Ann Miller, Garry Moore
Here Comes the Judge; Sammy as the Lone Ranger; tribute to income tax; Sammy visits Gladys Ormphby and Tyrone F. Horneigh; geisha news song; Cocktail Party; and Mod, Mod World of the Future.
Season 3–Episode 1
Original Air Date: September 15, 1969
Guest Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Peter Sellers, Johnny Carson
Clown opening; General Bull Right monologue; Goldie the space traveler; Gladys Ormphby and Tyrone F. Horneigh on the park bench and Roman orgy runner.
Season 3–Episode 2
Original Air Date: September 22, 1969
Guest Stars: Diana Ross, Michael Caine, Billy Barnes
Vaudeville joke segment; Uncle Al the Kiddies’ Pal; Diana’s Aaooga song; Mod, Mod World of Song; Our Man in Washington; and Judy and Arte’s Robot Theater.
Season 3–Episode 4
Original Air Date: October 6, 1969
Guest Stars: The Monkees
Garden of Eden scene; Hollywood news; Spirit of ’76 runner; psychiatrist’s couch scenes; Fickle Finger of Fate; and Cocktail Party.
Season 3–Episode 7
Original Air Date: October 27, 1969
Guest Star: Flip Wilson
Nudist colony, bad breath fake commercial, trick-or-treat runner, sex change operation, future news, good news/bad news, Cinderella, LBJ Runner, and Ladybird song.
Season 3–Episode 9
Original Air Date: November 10, 1969
Guest Stars: Carol Channing, Johnny Carson
Luau Cocktail Party; letters to Laugh-In; tooth fairy fable; Fickle Finger of Fate; Mod, Mod World of Automobiles; and the Joke Wall.
Season 3–Episode 15
Original Air Date: December 29, 1969
Guest Stars: Nancy Sinatra, Frank Sinatra Jr., Ed McMahon, Guy Lombardo, David Frye, Billy Barnes
Introduction to Lily Tomlin; Ernestine phone call; the Farkle Family revisited; Jo Anne’s song; visitors from space; moon landing; Mod, Mod World of the ’60s; and the Joke Wall.
Season 3–Episode 17
Original Air Date: January 12, 1970
Guest Stars: Jonathan Winters, Peter Lawford, Frank Sinatra
Jonathan as Maudie Frickert; arrest of the Farkle Family; Ernestine calls Gore Vidal; Cocktail Party; Fickle Finger of Fate; and Mod, Mod World of American Tourists.
Season 3–Episode 20
Original Air Date: February 2, 1970
Guest Stars: Jack Benny, Johnny Carson, Michael Caine, George Lindsey
Cocktail Party; Ernestine calls President Nixon; News of the Past, Present and Future; Mod, Mod World of Work; bar door runners; and General Bull Right.
Season 3–Episode 23
Original Air Date: February 23, 1970
Guest Stars: Ringo Starr, Sheldon Leonard, Art Metrano, Wally Cox, Coslough Johnson
Cocktail Party with Ringo; Goldie explains lending law; Farkle Family anniversary with Wally; Lily and Arte shipboard romance, and Ernestine calls Hubert Humphrey.
Season 3–Episode 25
Original Air Date: March 9, 1970
Guest Stars: Milton Berle, Edgar Bergen, Mortimer Snerd, Mickey Rooney, Buddy Hackett, Sivi Aberg, Billy Barnes, Jeanine Barrett, Charlie McCarthy, Arthur Walsh, Jane Connell, Andy Williams, Jill St. John, Jimmy Caesar, Nancy Sinatra
Tyrone F. Horneigh’s bachelor party, Goldie explains time zones, Milton and Mickey encounter, Joke Wall, and Farkle Family adoptions.
Season 4–Episode 2
Original Air Date: September 21, 1970
Guest Stars: Don Rickles, Jilly Rizzo, Lisa Moore, David Frost, Chet Dowling
Return of Ruth’s Friendly Lady; Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice movie runner; Don visits the Cocktail Party; maternity ward runners with Barbara; Ernestine the operator runner; body graffiti; recruiting sergeant runners; Arte’s German weather map; and the Weird, Weird World of Entertainment.
Season 4–Episode 3
Original Air Date: September 28, 1970
Guest Stars: Goldie Hawn, Jilly Rizzo
Goldie’s return; fake commercial; Gladys Ormphby and Tyrone F. Horneigh; salute to the fabulous Farkle Family; Ruth and Lily drop out; women’s liberation; women in the army; Mod, Mod World of Women, Cocktail Party, and Goldie presents the news.
Season 4–Episode 4
Original Air Date: October 5, 1970
Guest Stars: Ken Berry, Tim Conway, Chet Dowling, Jilly Rizzo, Linda Redfearn
Lily and Ken introduce Mervin the Magnificent; Tim Conway runner; Wolfgang with Jilly Rizzo; Ruth’s Friendly Lady quickie; priest and nun runner; Ernestine runner; Tim Conway blackouts; Dick as Hollywood reporter; Mod, Mod World of Undertakers; the Swizzles; and revisiting the Joke Wall.
Season 4–Episode 7
Original Air Date: October 26, 1970
Guest Stars: Orson Welles, Chet Dowling, Vincent Price, Billy Barnes
Halloween special Boo-In, Things That Go Bump in the Night song, Ruth the fortune teller, Orson and Alan’s monster sketch, spooky Cocktail Party, Vincent on the Joke Wall, trick-or-treat runners, Orson goes to the dry cleaners, and witch burning.
Season 4–Episode 14
Original Air Date: December 14, 1970
Guest Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Rich Little, Phyllis Diller, Bing Crosby, Jack Cassidy, Jilly Rizzo
Ernestine welcomes Phyllis and Rich; Debbie and Ruth fake commercial; auto safety; funny nuns; Dick’s obscene phone call; Debbie stewardess runners; Arte and Ann on planned parenthood and salute to late shows.
Season 4–Episode 21
Original Air Date: February 8, 1971
Guest Stars: Dinah Shore, Truman Capote, Herschel Bernardi, Peter Lawford
Dinah opens Laugh-In; Ernestine meets Peter; Tyrone F. Horneigh and Gladys Ormphby get it on; Dinah clown production number; Lily sex education quickies; Fickle Finger of Fate points to Peter; Mod, Mod World of Working Girls; help wanted and Alan meets mean nurse.
Season 5–Episode 1
Original Air Date: September 13, 1971
Guest Stars: Raquel Welch, Bob Hope, Henny Youngman, Martha Mitchell, Pat Morita, Buffalo Bob Smith, Martin Milner, Kent McCord, Johnny Carson, April Tatro, Howdy Doody, Tamara Tucker
Martha Mitchell’s mystery phone calls, Raquel and Ruth duet, Henny challenges Bob, Gladys Ormphby’s dream, Ernestine calls the White House, return of the Swizzles, honeymoon runners, and the Fickle Finger of Fate.
Season 5–Episode 8
Original Air Date: November 1, 1971
Guest Stars: Judy Carne, Henry Gibson, Teresa Graves, Arte Johnson, Tiny Tim, Jo Anne Worley, John Wayne, Billy Barnes, Chelsea Brown
Vaudeville opening; return of Judy, Henry, Teresa, Arte and Jo Anne; Dan appears as General Bull Right; Tyrone F. Horneigh and Gladys Ormphby listen as Edith Ann explains Laugh-In; pregnant lady; Arte and Judy’s Robot Theater; John’s poem; Lily cheerleader; Russian Dan and the full cast; Tiny Tim and his harem; and Jo Anne’s song.
Season 5–Episode 17
Original Air Date: January 24, 1972
Guest Stars: Carl Reiner, Mona Tera, Sally Struthers, Sue Ane Langdon, Slappy White
Sally introduction; Gladys Ormphby’s dream; Carl blackouts; tattoo runner; Mod, Mod World of Television; isolation booth; Carl and Lily soap opera; Ruth as fortune teller; Partridge Family takeoff; Dick and Carl duel; Lily entertainment editor; Lily answers the telephone; and Alan and Ruth beauty contest.
Season 6–Episode 5
Original Air Date: October 9, 1972
Guest Stars: Michael Landon, Steve Allen, Cass Elliot, Lyle Waggoner
Steve the hillbilly runners; Michael with the stagecoach; the Laugh-In Boom Boom Room; Whoopee Award, Michael visits the Cocktail Party; priest confessional booth; Cass in operating room runners; salute to commercials; Ruth and cast girdle blackout; a look back at the swinging ’60s; and the Silent Majority.
Season 6–Episode 11
Original Air Date: November 27, 1972
Guest Stars: Carol Burnett, Ross Martin, Demond Wilson, Paul Gilbert
Firing squad runners; visit with nuns; Cocktail Party; running jokes with Godfather; headline news; book reviews; news from London, Ireland and China; news of the First Lady; salute to old comedians; garage show pilot; Vietnam visit; return of the nuns; gladiator bits; the Swizzles; and senator comments.
Season 6–Episode 16
Original Air Date: January 15, 1973
Guest Stars: Robert Goulet, Charles Fleischer, Bob Thomas, Billy Barnes
Robert opens the show, W. C. Fields tribute, Groucho auto mechanic, fake commercial, con man, Ancient Chinese crossover, cowboy blackouts, cannibal banquet, Kremlin wastebasket, garage show auto mechanic, discovery of the week, Robert Broadway sketch, my husband blackout, women’s liberation quickie, salute to people in business, and shoe store sketch.
Season 6–Episode 24
Original Air Date: March 12, 1973
Guest Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Sammy Davis Jr., Robert Goulet, Rip Taylor, Jo Anne Worley
Beauty parlor, girdle shop visit with Edith Ann, drunk quickies, marriage counselor, Ernestine phone call, celebrity Cocktail Party, emission quickie, plastic surgery, study of wife swapping, trading stamps, noise line, Lily’s Fast Talker, the Swizzles, General Bull Right’s report, and clown closing.
A LAUGH-IN CHRISTMAS FEATURES 3 CLASSIC LAUGH-IN CHRISTMAS EPISODES:
Season 2–Episode 12
Original Air Date: December 16, 1968
Guest Stars: Jack Benny, Rock Hudson, Guy Lombardo
Season 5–Episode 12
Original Air Date: December 13, 1971
Guest Stars: Carroll O’Connor, Bing Crosby, Janet Leigh
Season 6–Episode 13
Original Air Date: December 11, 1972
Guest Stars: Steve Lawrence, Steve Allen
The Best of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In Bonus Features – 1 DVD
Exclusive bonus features include:
- Highlights from the 25th Anniversary Cast Reunion
- Still Laugh-In: A Tribute to George Schlatter
(Laugh-In Executive Producer and Creator)
- Lily Tomlin
- Arte Johnson
- Alan Sues