Wednesday, April 17, 2013
V is for Very Interesting!
How many remember the great days of Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In? So many careers were born and revived from that show! The multi-talented and wide array of characters never failed to delight and make us laugh out loud. It was a show that families, well some families, could watch together and actually "get" the jokes!One of my favorite characters was the German soldier played by Arte Johnson. He would say the words "very interesting" and sometimes follow them up with "but very schtupid!" I can just imagine how much fun taping the show must have been for everyone!
Another great show, I think, was the Carol Burnett Show. I recently watched an interview with Carol Burnett where she reminisced about the actors who were on the show and the many hours of ad-libs and deep belly laughs they all gave to us. What I would have given to be a fly on the wall of one of the sets of that show! I probably would have left little fly "pee" marks all over the place!
Comedy has changed dramatically over the years and although it can be very entertaining, I think that the humor in entertainment today is too raw, too insulting and only intended for certain audiences. Don't get me wrong...there are oodles of great sitcoms out there right now. But many TV shows, movies and live comedy seem to have aspired to a very deep low, and I hope that a more simple, clean and "something for everyone" type of funny can find its way back to us.
Please stop over to Jenny's place and see what other V assignments have been turned in today. Just click on the logo below and VOILA...you will be there! Thanks for stopping by today!