For those of us of a ‘certain age’ one of the high spots of our young lives was the regular dose of comedy from “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In’ which was an extremely funny if bizarre US made comedy programme, which in style might be likened to a cross between the Goons and Monty Python!
The show ran from 1968 – 1973 and made household names of people like Goldie Hawn, Ruth Buzzi, Lily Tomlin, Artie Johnson, Judy Carne and many more. It also threw up catch phrases’ that still echo down the years though their origins are unknown to many of the kids that use them “Sock it to me”, “Here comes the Judge”, “Veeeery Interesting… but stoopid!!”, and perhaps best “Blow in my ear an I’ll follow you anywhere!!”
The reason for relating all this is that, as the subject says, the last of the two headliners, Dick Martin (on right in picture below), died of respiratory failure at his home today. His partner in crime, Dan Rowan passed on in 1987.
Did Dick have a good life?? You bet your sweet bippy!!
I’ll be honest… I *still* miss that show!! 🙂