Tom Smothers


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Allan Blye

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Allan Blye on how a phone call from Tom Smothers led to his move from Canada to the United States to work on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
Allan Blye on Tom and Dick Smothers' involvement with the writers on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and on their individual talent as performers

Sam Bobrick

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Sam Bobrick on working with Tom and Dick Smothers on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour

Ron Clark

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Ron Clark on writing for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
Ron Clark on working with Tom and Dick Smothers on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour  and the censorship the show faced

Henry Colman

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Henry Colman on covering The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour for the network when Tom Smothers wouldn't relinquish a tape to CBS

Michael Dann

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Michael Dann on taking The Smothers Brothers' Comedy Hour off the air
Michael Dann on Tom Smothers reaction to getting fired and making it political

Bill Davis

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Bill Davis on directing The Smothers Brothers' Comedy Hour

Mike Douglas

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Mike Douglas on having Tom and Dick Smothers on The Mike Douglas Show

Nanette Fabray

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Nanette Fabray on appearing on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and Art Linkletter's House Party

Carl Gottlieb

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Carl Gottlieb on Tom Smothers becoming more of a hands-on producer in the third season of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
Carl Gottlieb on Tom Smothers battling CBS Standards & Practices department over the content of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
Carl Gottlieb on Tom Smothers holding back the master tapes of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour so that they could not be censored by CBS

John Moffitt

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John Moffitt on Tom Smothers recruiting director Tim Kiley for The Smothers' Brothers Show

Mike Post

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Mike Post on producing the hit song "Classical Gas" for Mason Williams

Rob Reiner

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Rob Reiner on being a writer on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, his first "real" writing job

Dick Smothers

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Dick Smothers on his brother Tom Smothers and their relationship

Aaron Spelling

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Aaron Spelling on co-creating his only sitcom, The Smothers Brothers Show

Leonard Stern

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Leonard Stern on Tom and Dick Smothers

George Sunga

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George Sunga on becoming a Producer on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour; on the staff

William Tankersley

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William Tankersley on CBS Standards & Practices' problems with The Smothers Brothers' Comedy Hour

Keenen Ivory Wayans

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Keenen Ivory Wayans on the In Living Color sketch "Brother's Brothers" being based on Tom and Dick Smothers

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