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Time/Life Press Release: Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: The Complete Series

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Ronald Epstein, May 9, 2017.

  1. AndyMcKinney

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    Martin:
    Thanks for the clarification. I thought that '80s syndication went beyond the first 70 shows, but when I saw that Wikipedia page, I didn't want to just assume someone got it wrong. Glad someone here was able to confirm what I'd suspected.
     
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    Mark Y

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    Thank you for this. Yes, I'd be interested to see that. For some bizarre reason, stuff like that interests me.

    I watched the show on Nick At Nite. Prior to this, it had been on WGN in Chicago but they showed it in the middle of the night, so I never saw it then. I do remember as a Monkees fan, someone had sent me a tape of a few Laugh-In shows they had taped from WOR in New Jersey. There were two with the Monkees as a trio (this was from 1969 after Peter Tork had left the group) but only one with Davy Jones appearing solo, so I suspected what you mentioned about some hours being cut into two shows, with only one (or none) for other shows. Those tapes had bumpers leading into the commercial breaks, which were cut out on Nick.

    Years ago I got hold of a TV Preview from the Chicago Sun-Times, from 1968. It said that week's guests on "Laugh-In" would be Victor Borge and the Banana Splits. Nick was still running the "Laugh-In" half-hours at the time and to my utter amazement, one night that one was shown. The Banana Splits only appeared via clips from their own show, but I was shocked that they were left in, and I was very happy to see that entire show (from November 1968 IIRC) on DVD.
     
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    Mark Y: OK, sure, when I have a chance I will do this...sooner rather than later!
     
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    For Mark Y, and anyone else interested, this is what I show to be what the 120 syndicated half-hour episodes were comprised of.
    (See post #320 for more explanation.)

    (½) after the episode means a half-hour syndicated program came from that episode.
    (½)(½) after the episode means two half-hour syndicated programs came from that episode.
    Nothing after the episode means no syndicated program came from that episode.

    (I tried to post this in columns, but was having trouble.)

    Pilot
    1967 Special

    Season 1
    Episode 1 (½)
    Episode 2
    Episode 3 (½)
    Episode 4 (½)
    Episode 5
    Episode 6 (½)
    Episode 7 (½)
    Episode 8 (½)
    Episode 9 (½)
    Episode 10 (½)
    Episode 11 (½)
    Episode 12 (½)
    Episode 13 (½)
    Episode 14 (½)

    Season 2
    Episode 1 (½)
    Episode 2 (½)(½)
    Episode 3 (½)
    Episode 4
    Episode 5 (½)(½)
    Episode 6 (½)(½)
    Episode 7 (½)
    Episode 8 (½)(½)
    Episode 9 (½)
    Episode 10 (½)
    Episode 11 (½)
    Episode 12 (½)(½)
    Episode 13
    Episode 14 (½)
    Episode 15 (½)
    Episode 16 (½)
    Episode 17
    Episode 18 (½)(½)
    Episode 19 (½)(½)
    Episode 20 (½)
    Episode 21 (½)(½)
    Episode 22 (½)(½)
    Episode 23 (½)
    Episode 24 (½)(½)
    Episode 25 (½)
    Episode 26 (½)

    Season 3
    Episode 1 (½)
    Episode 2 (½)
    Episode 3 (½)
    Episode 4 (½)(½)
    Episode 5
    Episode 6 (½)(½)
    Episode 7
    Episode 8 (½)(½)
    Episode 9 (½)
    Episode 10 (½)(½)
    Episode 11 (½)
    Episode 12 (½)(½)
    Episode 13 (½)
    Episode 14 (½)
    Episode 15
    Episode 16 (½)(½)
    Episode 17 (½)(½)
    Episode 18 (½)
    Episode 19 (½)(½)
    Episode 20 (½)(½)
    Episode 21 (½)
    Episode 22 (½)
    Episode 23 (½)
    Episode 24 (½)
    Episode 25 (½)
    Episode 26 (½)(½)

    Season 4
    Episode 1 (½)(½)
    Episode 2
    Episode 3 (½)
    Episode 4 (½)
    Episode 5 (½)
    Episode 6 (½)
    Episode 7 (½)(½)
    Episode 8 (½)
    Episode 9 (½)
    Episode 10 (½)(½)
    Episode 11
    Episode 12 (½)(½)
    Episode 13 (½)
    Episode 14 (½)
    Episode 15
    Episode 16 (½)
    Episode 17
    Episode 18 (½)
    Episode 19 (½)
    Episode 20
    Episode 21 (½)
    Episode 22
    Episode 23 (½)
    Episode 24
    Episode 25
    Episode 26

    Season 5
    Episode 1 (½)
    Episode 2 (½)
    Episode 3 (½)(½)
    Episode 4 (½)
    Episode 5
    Episode 6 (½)
    Episode 7 (½)
    Episode 8 (½)(½)
    Episode 9 (½)(½)
    Episode 10 (½)
    Episode 11 (½)
    Episode 12 (½)
    Episode 13 (½)
    Episode 14 (½)(½)
    Episode 15
    Episode 16
    Episode 17 (½)
    Episode 18
    Episode 19
    Episode 20 (½)(½)
    Episode 21
    Episode 22
    Episode 23
    Episode 24

    Season 6
    Episode 1
    Episode 2
    Episode 3
    Episode 4
    Episode 5
    Episode 6
    Episode 7
    Episode 8
    Episode 9
    Episode 10
    Episode 11
    Episode 12
    Episode 13
    Episode 14
    Episode 15
    Episode 16
    Episode 17
    Episode 18
    Episode 19
    Episode 20
    Episode 21
    Episode 22
    Episode 23
    Episode 24

    I have one other 1/2 hr. syndicated episode that I was never able to identify which episode it came from, though my guess so far is that it's from the last half of season 4. If you count the (½) notations above you'll get a total of 119 episodes because of that.
     
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    I just watched the 4th episode of season 3 with The Monkees as guest stars, the episode originally aired October 6th 1969. I noticed that only three of The Monkees were in this episode, Peter Tork was missing. So unless he had other obligations at the time, I can only assume that Peter had left the group and was no longer a Monkee when this episode was made.
     
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    That is true. After they completed filming the TV special "33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee" in December of 1968 (it aired in April, 1969) Peter bought out the rest of his contract due to what he deemed an exhausting work schedule. Since then, though, the Monkees popped in and out of the group with each other at various times. I saw their 1986 concert at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, though Mike Nesmith was not involved in that. (He did pop into one of the Greek Theatre concerts one night, but not the night I was there.) I did see them all together on July 10, 1989, when they received their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Monkeemobile even made an appearance!
     
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    Martin I'm with you. I def. remember that Nick At Nite reran the half hour versions of LI and that they included seasons 4 & 5. That's why I was so happy when TL did this set and we got the whole complete episodes with no edits.
     
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    Yeah, he's not on their last three albums (released in 1969-70 after the TV show ended) either.
     

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