Six seasons of sketch comedy, social commentary and a wide variety of guest stars, including Richard Nixon asking “Sock it to me??”! If you know the Muppet Show and then watch the Cocktail Party scenes in Laugh-in, there is a strong resemblance in the Muppet balroom dancing scene, where the party pauses for various couples to share a witty joke.
Many celebrities made appearances on this program. It is from this fun and historically important show that we know of Lily Tomlin, Goldie Hawn, Judy Carne and Ruth Buzzi, who got a lot of their early exposure from this program. Arte Johnson and Henry Gibson are other noteoworthy funny-men we know better because of Laugh-in.
If you’re a fan of the original attractions at Walt Disney World’s EPCOT Center, the guy who narrated the World of Motion is Gary Owens, the announcer on Laugh-in. He’s the one who opens the show, “Coming to you from Beautiful Downtown Burbank!”