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Author Bianculli, David.

Title Dangerously funny : the uncensored story of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour / David Bianculli.

Imprint New York : Simon & Schuster, 2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  791.4572 Sm79Bb 2009    ---  Available
Edition 1st Touchstone hardcover ed.
Description xvi, 382 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [365]-372) and index.
Summary "Dangerously Funny" presents a rollicking history of the rise and fall of the wildly influential '60s TV show, its perennial problems with the network censors, and its lasting influence on the cultural landscape.
Contents The birth of the Smothers brothers (and the Smothers sister) -- The Smothers Brothers, all three of them, take the stage -- Tom and Dick shoot for Paar -- The Smothers Brothers, on the record -- "High noon on the Ponderosa" -- Revolution in a shoe box -- And so it begins : The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour -- Testing the CBS censors, the first encounters -- From hit status to Elaine May not -- Becoming more creative, and more substantive -- Homegrown talent : Pat Paulsen, Leigh French, Mason Williams -- Season two : breaking the blacklist of Pete Seeger -- The Who explodes -- The generation gap widens, even on TV -- Wading back into "The Big Muddy" -- "Classical gas" -- The Summer Brothers Smothers Show -- Season three : "We're still here" -- Meet the Beatles, this time on Comedy Hour -- Pat Paulsen for president -- David Steinberg finds religion -- Hair today, gone tomorrow -- Beeping censors lurking in the wings -- Classics and controversies -- Fired, not canceled -- The aftermath, the bed-in, and the trial -- After the fall, and couples therapy -- The Smothers Brothers legacy.
Subject Smothers Brothers comedy hour.
Smothers Brothers.
ISBN 9781439101162

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