1972-12-11, NBC, 60 min.
January 22, 1968-May 14, 1973. Inspired by Ernie Kovacs' approach to comedy, Dan Rowan and Dick Martin hosted this series of fast-moving sight gags, one-liners, short skits, and blackouts. The show was an immediate hit and reflected the pace of TV comedy shows to follow. Among the many regulars on the show were Dennis Allen, Chelsea Brown, Ruth Buzzi, Judy Carne, Byron Gilliam, Arte Johnson, Ann Elder, Johnny Brown, Henry Gibson, Teresa Graves, Richard Dawson, Larry Hovis, Goldie Hawn, Gary Owens, Jeremy Lloyd, Dave Madden, Lily Tomlin, Nancie Phillips, Pamela Rodgers, Alan Sues, Barbara Sharma, and Jo Anne Worley.
Spoofing the Christmas season: Steve Lawrence guests as a singing Santa and a ballet-dancing Jack Frost. Steve also appears in blackouts as Groucho Marx. Cameos: Steve Allen and Peter Marshall, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Lily Tomlin, Richard Dawson, Ruth Buzzi, Dennis Allen, Jud Strunk, Sarah Kennedy, Patti Deutsch, Willie Tyler & Lester, Moosie Drier, Todd Bass, and Gary Owens.