LAUGH-IN DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1968

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Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In was a sketch comedy television program which ran for 140 episodes to May 14, 1973. It was hosted by comedians Dan Rowan and Dick Martin and was broadcast over NBC-TV. It originally aired as a one-time special on September 9, 1967 and was such a success that it was brought back as a series, replacing The Man From U.N.C.L.E.. on Mondays at 8 pm (EST).

The title, Laugh-In, came out of events of the 1960s hippie culture, such as "love-ins" or "be-ins."

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ARTE JOHNSON IS 82 TODAY

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Arthur Stanton Eric "Arte" Johnson is a comic actor who was a regular on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In which ran from January 22, 1968 to May 14, 1973 on NBC-TV. His best-remembered "character" was that of a German soldier with the catchphrase: "Very interesting, but… ["stupid", "not very funny", and other variations].

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             Arte Johnson as Wolfgang the German soldier on Laugh-In

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