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. 


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Jenny Matlock

10 comments:

Tempest Nightingale LeTrope said...

I don't think comedy based on mean spirited insults is very good comedy at all. I miss the old shows like the Carol Burnett Show and Laugh-In too.

Jeanie said...

I think that Gone With The Wind skit on the Carol Burnett was one of the funniest things ever on TV. As old a it makes me sound, I have to say they don't make them like they used to.

VBR said...

Oh what a fun and informative post for V. It is always fun to look back on shows of the past. Carol Burnett and her green drapes (with rods still attached) will go down in history as a classic comedy skit!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I really miss all the great old shows. Sometimes I catch one on over the air tv and stop everything to sit down and laugh...

Banker Chick said...

I remember well all three of these shows. Our PBS station just did a retrospective of Carol Burnett. I watched and loved her on the Gary Moore Show.
Katie atBankerchick Scratchings

Splendid Little Stars said...

I loved Laugh In!
Upon occasion, I still say "very interesting!" in the Arte Johnson way.
I didn't watch much Carol Burnett. I'm sure I missed out.
Today, I rarely watch TV at all.

Tatiana said...

I've never heard of either of these shows (generation gap?) but I definitely agree with you on current comedy!

Annesphamily said...

OH the days of the great comics are sadly gone! Such talent and good clean fun! I sure miss those days! Thanks for the memories! Have a great weekend!

tidbitsandtreasures2011 said...

Today's "reality" shows are a poor substitute for the variety shows of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. And I agree with you about what passes for humor these days--it's often more mean than it is funny.

Jenny said...

The Value of a good laugh is priceless and I bet there were a lot of laughs around these sets...

Very interesting post for the letter V...

Thanks for linking.

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