When I was 10 years old back in 1968--40 years ago--I saw the pilot for a new t.v. show. At the tender age of 10 I said to myself, "Wow, this is going to be BIG." (The Humphrey presidential campaign should have talked to me as a free consultant representing my non-voting demographic.) The show was Rowan and Martin's 'Laugh In'. It was a show that crossed the Generation Gap of that era.
Dick Martin, the comic genius behind Laugh-In, and the show's co-host, died yesterday. He and his brand of dry humor will be missed, but fortunately reruns of Laugh-In and The Bob Newhart Show which he created or directed will live on!
Note: I had to remove the link to the CNN obituary of Dick Martin because it was no longer available.