Blogger friend Woodsterman gave me the idea for today’s Throwback Thursday. His blog post entitled “When Comedy Was Funny” brought back some happy memories.
The best version of the show, I think, ran from 1966 through 1981 when Peter Marshall was the show’s host. NBC, which earned the rights to the show after its pilot in 1965 also aired a nighttime version that could be seen on Friday nights at 9:30 PM.
Some of the best comedians of the time were regulars like Cliff Arquette (Charley Weaver), Rich Little, Rose Marie, Nanette Fabray, Wally Cox, Morey Amsterdam, Buddy Hackett, Marty Allen, George Gobel, Jonathan Winters and Paul Lynde.
Lynde appeared on 707 episodes and became famous for his outrageous jokes.
The video below contains some of Lynde’s best jokes. Have a laugh or two. We need it these days.