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Remembering Dick Martin

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May 24th, 2008

I'm showing my age, but I was 5 years old when Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In debuted in early 1968 on NBC. I remember the show very well, so when I saw Dick Martin had died at 86 tonight it made me sad. While Goldie Hawn and Lily Tomlin are famously cited as Laugh-In products, I remember all of them really from Arte Johnson and Ruth Buzzi to the flighty Jo Anne Worley. My favorite was probably the announcer, Gary Owens. Another of my favorites, Henry Gibson still is on TV from time-to-time in the role of Judge Clark Brown (of "shocking!" and "outrageous!" fame) on Boston Legal. But I loved the goofy, wacky Dick Martin, too. Here's a little stroll down memory lane...

 
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