It,s just laugh out comedy with lots of famous stars including the late great robin williams
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Antoinette Atell Antoinette Atell ...  Regular / ... 6 episodes, 1977-1978
Ed Bluestone ...  Regular Performer 6 episodes, 1977-1978
Kim Braden ...  Regular Performer 6 episodes, 1977-1978
Claire Faulconbridge Claire Faulconbridge ...  Regular Performer 6 episodes, 1977-1978
Wayland Flowers ...  Madam / ... 6 episodes, 1977-1978
June Gable June Gable ...  Regular Performer 6 episodes, 1977-1978
Jim Giovanni Jim Giovanni ...  Regular Performer 6 episodes, 1977-1978
Ben Powers ...  Regular Performer 6 episodes, 1977-1978
Bill Rafferty Bill Rafferty ...  Regular Performer 6 episodes, 1977-1978
Lenny Schultz ...  Regular Performer 6 episodes, 1977-1978
Michael Sklar Michael Sklar ...  Regular Performer 6 episodes, 1977-1978
Robin Williams ...  Regular Performer 6 episodes, 1977-1978
Sergio Aragonés ...  Regular Performer 5 episodes, 1977-1978
Nancy Bleiweiss Nancy Bleiweiss ...  Regular Performer 5 episodes, 1977-1978
Roger Moore ...  Guest Performer 4 episodes, 1977-1978
Sonny Bono ...  Guest Performer 3 episodes, 1977-1978
James Garner ...  Guest Performer 3 episodes, 1977-1978
Barry Goldwater ...  Guest Performer 3 episodes, 1977-1978
Rich Little ...  Guest Performer / ... 3 episodes, 1977-1978
Martin Mull ...  Guest Performer 3 episodes, 1977-1978
Flip Wilson ...  Guest Performer 3 episodes, 1977-1978
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ...  Guest Performer / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1978
Bea Arthur ...  Guest Performer 2 episodes, 1977-1978
Bette Davis ...  Guest Performer / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1978
Henry Fonda ...  Guest Performer 2 episodes, 1977-1978
Marjoe Gortner ...  Guest Performer 2 episodes, 1977-1978
Ralph Nader ...  Guest Performer 2 episodes, 1977-1978
Rodney Allen Rippy ...  Guest Performer / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1978
Seals & Crofts Seals & Crofts ...  Guest Performers 2 episodes, 1977-1978
Frank Sinatra ...  Guest Performer 2 episodes, 1977-1978
Cindy Williams ...  Guest Performer 2 episodes, 1977-1978
Gloria Stewart Gloria Stewart ...  Guest Performer 2 episodes, 1978
James Stewart ...  Guest Performer 2 episodes, 1978
Tina Turner ...  Guest Performer / ... 2 episodes, 1978
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It,s just laugh out comedy with lots of famous stars including the late great robin williams

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Watch out, America... here comes 'Laugh-In!'

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USA

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English

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5 September 1977 (USA) See more »

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Although the production had recently wrapped, the producers had to buy out Robin Williams' contract so he could appear in his breakthrough role as Mork in "Happy Days" and its quickly-produced spin-off, "Mork and Mindy." See more »

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Robin Williams: Ladies and gentlemen, tonight I'm here to talk to you about the very serious problem of schizophrenia. - No he doesn't! - SHUT UP, LET HIM SPEAK!
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"Laugh-In"...out-dated?
7 June 2000 | by Mister-6See all my reviews

True, this show was in its heyday back in the late'60s when Woodstock, go-go girls, flared jeans and peace and love were all the rage (not to mention Goldie Hawn, Alan Sues and Dave Madden). So was it a good idea to bring it back in the late '70s?

Well...yes and no.

First off, I remember quite vividly the comics (especially the irrepressible Williams in his first big TV gig before "Mork and Mindy") trying their darndest to pull off the same kind of vaudeville/topical mayhem they rattled off with ease way back when. Sometimes it was effective (the "Hallelujah Chorus" sung as "Sex and Violence, Sex and Violence..."), other times, not (a movie reviewer aping Sues' sports report routine, only giving kisses instead of "tinkles").

I still remember Williams, though, changing dialect and running amok, especially dressed as a hick and shaking Frank Sinatra's hand while shouting in ecstacy behind him, "Sell mah clothes, Melba, I've gone to Heaven!"

Then, there was the frantic, antic work of lesser-known wacko Lenny Schultz. I know, a lot of you haven't heard of him but he's just someone who was as crazy as Robin, just not as well managed. And Lenny...well, he's not someone who could be described very well. He's an experience unto himself.

This being said, all that was left were the occasional guest stars who would pop in from time to time, do a couple of cameos, then leave. But they just didn't get as much of a chance to do much comic mischief as the guest stars in this show's original incarnation. And there were none of the newer material that could match "here comes da judge" or Henry Gibson's poetry or even Arte Johnson and Ruth Buzzi as the old man and woman on the park bench or....

You get the idea. Great as a showcase for Williams and even Schultz, but as a new evolution of the old "Laugh-In", not so great.

Four stars for the effort and for Williams' ever-glowing efforts. But it's not the same without Rowan and Martin.


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