We Laughed


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Interviewees discuss the memorable TV episodes that made us laugh.

Highlights
Carol Burnett on the famous "Went with the Wind!" sketch on The Carol Burnett Show
00:49
Marla Gibbs on creating the memorable sequence from classic The Jeffersons episode "Mr. Piano Man," which had her crawling under the piano in a crowded party to try to answer the front door before George Jefferson
01:41
Bill Dana on the famous kiss between "Archie Bunker" and Sammy Davis Jr. on the All in the Family episode he wrote
00:46
Tim Conway and Harvey Korman on the "Went with the Wind!" sketch spoofing Gone with the Wind on The Carol Burnett Show
00:55
Chuck Barris on a contestant's answer to the question, "What's the most unusual place you've ever made love?" on The Newlywed Game
00:54
Mary Tyler Moore on The Mary Tyler Moore Show episode "Chuckles Bites the Dust" (airdate: October 25, 1975)
02:18
Who talked about this topic

Edie Adams

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Edie Adams on how Ernie Kovacs would tune a television
00:54
Edie Adams on memorable moments from Ernie Kovacs' acts and shows - playing the giant piano
00:44

Jason Alexander

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Jason Alexander on shooting the finale of Seinfeld
04:14

Steve Allen

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Steve Allen on Kim Novak as a guest on Tonight
01:23
Steve Allen on the openings of The Tonight Show
01:07
Steve Allen on dressing as a cop and going out onto the street for The Tonight Show
01:35
Steve Allen on the fake car accident stunt on The Tonight Show
00:45
Steve Allen on sketches on The Tonight Show - The Question Man
02:21
Steve Allen on sketches on The Tonight Show - Crazy Shots
03:59
Steve Allen on a tug-of-war with an elephant on The Steve Allen Westinghouse Show
02:00
Steve Allen on a tea-bag sketch on The Steve Allen Westinghouse Show
00:57
Steve Allen on funny phone call sketches on The Steve Allen Westinghouse Show
04:13

Edward Asner

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Ed Asner on the classic The Mary Tyler Moore Show episode "Chuckles Bites the Dust"
04:23
Ed Asner on The Mary Tyler Moore Show  episode "Chuckles Bites The Dust"
06:36

Larry Auerbach

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Larry Auerbach on the final episode of M*A*S*H: "Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen"
01:49

Thomas Azzari

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Thomas Azzari on designing the bedroom set for the final Newhart episode
01:49
Thomas Azzari on set designing for the Seinfeld  episode "The Finale"
01:52

Bob Barker

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Bob Barker on the most memorable Price is Right contestant (who lost her tube top)
01:26

Chuck Barris

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Chuck Barris on a contestant's answer to the question, "What's the most unusual place you've ever made love?" on The Newlywed Game
00:54

Ken Berry

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Ken Berry's long F Troop tracking shot
01:28

Steven Bochco

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Steven Bochco on "The Venus Butterfly" episode of L.A. Law
01:39

Ernest Borgnine

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Ernest Borgnine on being "Center Square" on Hollywood Squares
01:57

Bernie Brillstein

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Bernie Brillstein on getting Muppet Ralph the dog on The Jimmy Dean Show
02:16

Carol Burnett

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Carol Burnett on the famous "Went with the Wind!" sketch on The Carol Burnett Show
00:49
Carol Burnett on her Tarzan laugh
00:44

Allan Burns

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Show co-creator Allan Burns on Mary Tyler Moore's expertise as an actress that allowed her to play the first part 'serious' of famed The Mary Tyler Moore Show episode "Chuckles Bites the Dust," even when she had trouble keeping a straight face during dress rehearsal
02:10

Sid Caesar

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Sid Caesar on his Pagliacci take-off ("Galipacci") on Caesar's Hour and an ad lib he did "live" when his make-up pencil broke
01:36

Dann Cahn

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Editor Dann Cahn on editing the famous candy factory episode of I Love Lucy entitled "Job Switching"
02:14
Editor Dann Cahn on editing the famous Vitameatavegamin episode of I Love Lucy entitled "Lucy Does a TV Commercial"
01:28

Marcy Carsey

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Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner on when they realized that The Cosby Show would be a hit (the Monopoly scene in the pilot)
02:05

Dick Cavett

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Dick Cavett on interviewing friend Groucho Marx
02:31

Les Charles

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Glen and Les Charles on the series finale of The Bob Newhart Show
01:58

Glen Charles

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Glen and Les Charles on the series finale of The Bob Newhart Show
01:58

Tony Charmoli

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Tony Charmoli on receiving a Dance Magazine Award on The Tonight Show for his choreography on Hit Parade and walking off The Tonight Show
03:55

Tom Cherones

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Tom Cherones on the Seinfeld episode "The Finale"
00:31
Tom Cherones on the Seinfeld episode "The Junior Mint"
01:32
Tom Cherones on the Seinfeld episode "The Bubble Boy"
01:13
Tom Cherones on the Seinfeld episode "The Contest"
01:41
Tom Cherones on the Seinfeld  episode "The Parking Garage"
03:01

Robert Conrad

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Robert Conrad on his Eveready Battery commercial
01:32

Tim Conway

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Tim Conway on his favorite sketches on The Carol Burnett Show
00:49
Tim Conway and Harvey Korman on the "Went with the Wind!" sketch spoofing Gone with the Wind on The Carol Burnett Show
00:55
Tim Conway and Harvey Korman on the dentist sketch on The Carol Burnett Show
03:06

Hal Cooper

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Hal Cooper on Allan Sherman insisting Bill Cosby be a guest on the Tonight show
02:00

David Crane

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David Crane and Marta Kauffman on the first time Ross and Rachel kiss on Friends

Bill Dana

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Bill Dana on the famous kiss between "Archie Bunker" and Sammy Davis Jr. on the All in the Family episode he wrote
00:46

Madelyn Pugh Davis

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Bob Carroll, Jr. & Madelyn Pugh Davis on the I Love Lucy episode "Lucy is Enciente," where she tells Ricky she's pregnant
00:47
Bob Carroll, Jr. & Madelyn Pugh Davis on the I Love Lucy episode "Lucy Does a Commercial" (Vitameatavegamin)
00:39
Bob Carroll, Jr. & Madelyn Pugh Davis on the birth of "Little Ricky" on I Love Lucy
00:57
Bob Carroll, Jr. & Madelyn Pugh Davis on writing the I Love Lucy episode "Job Switching" (candy factory)
01:03
Bob Carroll, Jr. & Madelyn Pugh Davis on the I Love Lucy episode "Lucy's Italian Movie" (grape stomping)
00:52
Bob Carroll, Jr. & Madelyn Pugh Davis on the I Love Lucy episode "L.A. at Last" (nose catches fire)
01:33

Dick Ebersol

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Dick Ebersol on Eddie Murphy wanting to kill "Buckwheat"
01:19

Jamie Farr

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Jamie Farr on cross-dressing as "Klinger" on M*A*S*H and reaction from fans from the "Big Mac" episode
02:45

Charles Fox

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Composer Charles Fox on Ed Ames' famous tomahawk stunt on The Tonight Show
02:33

Marla Gibbs

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Marla Gibbs on creating the memorable sequence from classic The Jeffersons episode "Mr. Piano Man," which had her crawling under the piano in a crowded party to try to answer the front door before George Jefferson
01:41

Patricia Heaton

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Patricia Heaton on the final episode of Everybody Loves Raymond as a "brilliant way to end the series"
02:06

Barry Kemp

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Barry Kemp on the Newhart series finale
02:28

Don Knotts

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Don Knotts on Andy Griffith Show co-star Howard McNear ("Floyd, the Barber") and the episode "Convicts-at-Large"
02:00

Harvey Korman

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Tim Conway and Harvey Korman on the "Went with the Wind!" sketch spoofing Gone with the Wind on The Carol Burnett Show
00:55
Tim Conway and Harvey Korman on the dentist sketch on The Carol Burnett Show
03:06

Vicki Lawrence

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Vicki Lawrence on specific episodes of The Carol Burnett Show such as "Went with the Wind," and on Harvey Korman being nervous about playing Clark Gable

Sheldon Leonard

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Producer Sheldon Leonard on the classic Dick Van Dyke Show episode "That's My Boy?" (airdate: September 25, 1963)
02:15

Bob Mackie

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Bob Mackie on the famous curtain-rod dress he made for Carol Burnett "Went With the Wind," a spoof of "Gone With the Wind" on The Carol Burnett Show
02:17

Garry Marshall

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Garry Marshall on Jack Paar walking off the set of the Tonight show in 1960
00:21

Dick Martin

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Dick Martin on directing the series finale of Newhart  and its surprise ending
04:10

Ed McMahon

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Ed McMahon on the famous Ed Ames tomahawk throwing incident on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
03:00

Mary Tyler Moore

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Mary Tyler Moore on The Mary Tyler Moore Show episode "Chuckles Bites the Dust" (airdate: October 25, 1975)
03:48

Suze Orman

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Suze Orman on how she handled meeting Kristen Wiig after seeing her parody on Saturday Night Live of Suze's show

Marty Pasetta

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Marty Pasetta on The Academy Awards infamous streaking incident 
01:34
Marty Pasetta on Marlon Brando refusing his Oscar
01:20

Suzanne Pleshette

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Suzanne Pleshette on her cameo on the series finale of Newhart
03:41

Tom Poston

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Tom Poston on the final episode of Newhart
01:12

Phylicia Rashad

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Phylicia Rashad to why The Cosby Show was so popular
01:34

Phil Rosenthal

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Phil Rosenthal on the "Bad Moon Rising" episode of Everybody Loves Raymond
01:27

Jay Sandrich

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Jay Sandrich on the I Love Lucy episode "Lucy Does the Tango" (1957) in which Lucy dances and crushes the eggs she's trying to hide from Ricky
01:22
Jay Sandrich on the episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show that won Mary Tyler Moore an Emmy
01:28
Jay Sandrich on a favorite episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show: "Toulouse-Lautrec is one of my Favorite Artists"
01:28

Bob Schiller

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the "Lucy Does the Tango" episode of I Love Lucy
02:00

George Schlatter

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George Schlatter on Richard M. Nixon's appearance on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In
01:53

Jack Shea

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Jack Shea on "George Jefferson's" walk on The Jeffersons
00:39

Ben Starr

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Ben Starr on writing the episode of the Brady Bunch ("The Personality Kid") which includes the famous line "pork chops and apple sauce"
03:35

Jerry Stiller

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Jerry Stiller on working with Michael Richards on the Festivus episode of Seinfeld
01:52

Bob Weiskopf

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the "Lucy Does the Tango" episode of I Love Lucy
02:00

Tom Werner

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Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner on when they realized that The Cosby Show would be a hit (the Monopoly scene in the pilot)
02:05

Tucker Wiard

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Tucker Wiard on funny moments on The Carol Burnett Show
02:02

Henry Winkler

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Henry Winkler explains how his character "Fonzie" first said "whoa" on Happy Days
00:48

Jeff Zucker

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Jeff Zucker on the first episode of Saturday Night Live  following 9/11
01:26

Alan Zweibel

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Alan Zweibel on Gilda Radner's cancer, and on her guest-starring on It's Garry Shandling's Show
07:53

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