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Author Bianculli, David

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

Publ Info New York : Simon & Schuster, 2009
Edition First Touchstone hardcover edition
 RWU Main Library  PN1992.77.S63 B33 2009    AVAILABLE
 URI  PN1992.77 S63 B33 2009    AVAILABLE
Descript xvi, 382 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [365]-372) and index
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 Smothers 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
LC subject Smothers Brothers comedy hour
Smothers Brothers
ISBN 9781439101162