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4.0 out of 5 stars Times have sure changed, 25 Dec. 2009
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From 1967-70, the Smothers Brothers were the hottest thing on TV. The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour combined their folk singing and comedy act with musical guests and skits by big stars. The brothers, especially Tom, also included never-before-seen anti-establishment humor that was critical of mainstream sacred cows such as politics, religion, and bigotry.

The CBS network held the show on a tight rein and regularly objected to material that they felt was controversial. Tension between Tom and the censors escalated until the brothers were finally fired in their third season.

I have fond memories of the show and especially enjoyed regulars David Steinberg, Officer Judy, and Pat Paulson. This book is recommended for the show's fans and for television historians who want a thorough examination of this ground-breaking series.
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