Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In: The Complete Series

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Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In: The Complete Series

For the first time ever, the complete series is available on home video. “You bet your sweet bippy!”

For the first time ever, the complete series is available on home video. “You bet your sweet bippy!”
140 Episodes on 38 DVDs

USD$249.95 Installment pricing available

“Before there was “Saturday Night Live” there was “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.”*

Hosted by Dan Rowan and Dick Martin, this groundbreaking variety show was a fast-moving barrage of jokes, one-liners, running skits, and musical numbers.

A group of regulars--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, the Complete Series is now available for the first time ever on DVD.

Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In: The Complete Series includes every episode from all six seasons, including exclusive new bonus features and a free DVD. You’ll get:

  • 140 episodes from all six seasons on 38 DVDs, all available together for the first time ever, and only right here
  • Never-before-released episodes
  • The Pilot Episode which originally aired September 9, 1967
  • An exclusive bonus DVD and exclusive bonus features only available in this collection including the 25th Anniversary Cast Reunion, Bloopers, plus interviews with Lily Tomlin, Executive Producer and Creator, George Schlatter, Dick Martin, Gary Owens, Ruth Buzzi, and many others.
  • Guest stars include Tim ConwayBob NewhartDebbie ReynoldsLiberaceRaquel WelchSammy Davis, Jr., Jonathan WintersCarol ChanningThe MonkeesSonny and CherBarbara FeldonBobby DarinDiana RossJames GarnerMichael Landon, Steve Lawrence, Flip WilsonDon Rickles and more!
  • All DVDs housed in a deluxe collector’s box

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 producer and creator, George Schlatter.

*-New York Times

Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In Season 1, 1968, 14 Episodes

Flip Wilson as Adam (now residing outside of the Garden of Eden), Tim Conway and Cher as John Smith and Pocahontas, a silent salute to presidential candidate George Wallace, a Mod, Mod World look at the Olympics--these are just a few of the zaniest things crammed in to the abbreviated (14 episodes) Season One. The biggest news, however, is the first national television appearance of Tiny Tim, the ukulele-toting, falsetto-singing throwback to a bygone era of American pop music. He makes the rest of the cast seem normal--and Dan and Dick squirm. A perfect fit. He’ll be back. Oddball music videos from such major acts as the Temptations and the Bee Gees dot the landscape. The Strawberry Alarm brandishes sledgehammers, ready to do damage. Are they rebels without a cause? Nope; they’re just incensed, without peppermints. 

Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In Season 2, 1968-69, 26 Episodes

Wait a minute! That’s Richard Nixon asking the rhetorical question “Sock it to me?” No boxing glove response this time, yet his appearance in Season Two likely helped him win the presidency in November 1968. Pigmeat Markham, reclaiming his “here come de judge” routine, dispenses justice with a large rubber gavel to the noggin for emphasis. And, yes, you can believe your eyes--the cast brings back a bit of minstrelsy in a stage number. “Marshall McLuhan, what are you doin’?” He’s probably trying to figure out the media message behind the appearances of Victor Borge, Henny Youngman and the Banana Splits. Add psycho-delic folkies the Holy Modal Rounders to the list. That’s playwright-actor Sam Shepard on drums. But nothing tops the performance by the Legendary Stardust Cowboy. He’s a farce of nature, with a backbeat you can dance to.  

Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In Season 3, 1969-70, 26 Episodes

The cast album Laugh-In ’69 is out, the cash registers are ringing, so NBC can afford an impressive roster of guest stars for Season Three. The Fab Four’s Ringo Starr “subs” for Peter Sellers; three-fourths of the Pre-Fab Four, the Monkees, monkey around in an insurance scheme. Pilot Sid Caesar flies around as a “bird seed” smuggler in Wings Over Tijuana. Closer to home (and to the ground), Sammy Davis Jr., Arte Johnson and Henry Gibson deliver a short song. Gibson and Greer Garson establish a real rapport before Greer glides gracefully as part of the Farkle Family. Lily Tomlin and Danny Kaye’s park bench encounter is oh-so fine. Rumor has it that Gladys (Buzzi) and Tyrone (Arte) are getting hitched. Carol Channing offers a pre-ceremony duet with Tiny Tim. Will Dan Blocker and Engelbert Humperdinck weigh in? Only the scales know. 

Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In Season 4, 1970-71, 26 Episodes

Don Rickles impersonating Arlene Francis? A boxing match between Sammy Davis Jr. and Wilt Chamberlain? What will the Laugh-In brain trust think of next for Season Four? 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) rings up Aristotle Onassis and Gore Vidal, whom she queries about Myra Breckinridge. Keep an eye on her dialing finger. Vidal’s feuding foe William F. Buckley Jr. drops by for a surprising question and answer session with the cast. Larger-than-life Zero Mostel pantomimes a day in his life in four brilliant minutes, while larger-than-two lives Orson Welles hosts a Halloween Boo-In; Dan’s version of Peg o’ My Heart nails it.  

Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In Season 5, 1971-72, 24 Episodes

After years of shameless name dropping, Dick finally gets his wish when Raquel Welch kicks off Season Five with her first and only appearance on the show. Raquel gives a few beauty tips to Gladys (Ruth) and does an enticing commercial for the U.S. Army. Another bombshell, Rita Hayworth, also makes her Laugh-In debut. Sweet Debbie Reynolds returns with a vengeance; she doesn’t shoot the messenger, but roughs him up pretty good. Three Dog Night brings Joy to the World in a herky-jerky fashion to one of the groovy cocktail parties. Former Hogan’s Heroes POWs Richard Dawson and Larry Hovis escape CBS to join the cast. They along with alumni Judy, Arte, Henry, Jo Anne and Teresa help celebrate Laugh-In’s 100th episode. No party would be complete without Tiny Tim and John Wayne, a tough guy as well as a sensitive poet. 

Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In Season 6, 1972-73, 24 Episodes

Laugh-In gets a makeover in Season Six--a new set design, new cast members, a bevy of new downtown beauties, and the show’s musical director Ian Bernard and His Band of Lard playing live during some of the party scenes. Dan and Dick are up to their old tricks, like bringing back Paul Gilbert’s smashing juggling act. Carol Burnett signs their autograph book and takes one on the chin. For the finale of her seal routine, Dyan Cannon takes a dive. William Conrad takes the cake--and anything else edible--as a hungry, veteran dancer. Speaking of veterans, Phyllis Diller tickles the funny bone and the ivories with a little Bach. No yawns here or when Doctor Robert Goulet treats a worker for boredom. Jo Anne Worley appears in the final episode, but Ruth Buzzi and the daffy firewomen utter the last “Goodnight, Dick.” RIP, Laugh-In.

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