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
Bill Dana on the famous kiss between "Archie Bunker" and Sammy Davis Jr. on the All in the Family episode he wrote
Tim Conway and Harvey Korman on the "Went with the Wind!" sketch spoofing Gone with the Wind on The Carol Burnett Show
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
Mary Tyler Moore on The Mary Tyler Moore Show episode "Chuckles Bites the Dust" (airdate: October 25, 1975)
Who talked about this topic

Edie Adams

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

Jason Alexander

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Jason Alexander on shooting the finale of Seinfeld

Steve Allen

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Steve Allen on Kim Novak as a guest on Tonight
Steve Allen on the openings of The Tonight Show
Steve Allen on dressing as a cop and going out onto the street for The Tonight Show
Steve Allen on the fake car accident stunt on The Tonight Show
Steve Allen on sketches on The Tonight Show - The Question Man
Steve Allen on sketches on The Tonight Show - Crazy Shots
Steve Allen on a tug-of-war with an elephant on The Steve Allen Westinghouse Show
Steve Allen on a tea-bag sketch on The Steve Allen Westinghouse Show
Steve Allen on funny phone call sketches on The Steve Allen Westinghouse Show

Edward Asner

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Ed Asner on the classic The Mary Tyler Moore Show episode "Chuckles Bites the Dust"
Ed Asner on The Mary Tyler Moore Show  episode "Chuckles Bites The Dust"

Larry Auerbach

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

Thomas Azzari

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Thomas Azzari on designing the bedroom set for the final Newhart episode
Thomas Azzari on set designing for the Seinfeld  episode "The Finale"

Bob Barker

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

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

Ken Berry

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Ken Berry's long F Troop tracking shot

Steven Bochco

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

Ernest Borgnine

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Ernest Borgnine on being "Center Square" on Hollywood Squares

Bernie Brillstein

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

Carol Burnett

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

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

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

Dann Cahn

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

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)

Dick Cavett

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Dick Cavett on interviewing friend Groucho Marx

Glen Charles

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

Les Charles

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

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

Tom Cherones

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Tom Cherones on the Seinfeld episode "The Finale"
Tom Cherones on the Seinfeld episode "The Junior Mint"
Tom Cherones on the Seinfeld episode "The Bubble Boy"
Tom Cherones on the Seinfeld episode "The Contest"
Tom Cherones on the Seinfeld  episode "The Parking Garage"

Robert Conrad

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Robert Conrad on his Eveready Battery commercial

Tim Conway

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Tim Conway on his favorite sketches on The Carol Burnett Show
Tim Conway and Harvey Korman on the "Went with the Wind!" sketch spoofing Gone with the Wind on The Carol Burnett Show
Tim Conway and Harvey Korman on the dentist sketch on The Carol Burnett Show

Hal Cooper

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

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

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
Bob Carroll, Jr. & Madelyn Pugh Davis on the I Love Lucy episode "Lucy Does a Commercial" (Vitameatavegamin)
Bob Carroll, Jr. & Madelyn Pugh Davis on the birth of "Little Ricky" on I Love Lucy
Bob Carroll, Jr. & Madelyn Pugh Davis on writing the I Love Lucy episode "Job Switching" (candy factory)
Bob Carroll, Jr. & Madelyn Pugh Davis on the I Love Lucy episode "Lucy's Italian Movie" (grape stomping)
Bob Carroll, Jr. & Madelyn Pugh Davis on the I Love Lucy episode "L.A. at Last" (nose catches fire)

Dick Ebersol

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Dick Ebersol on Eddie Murphy wanting to kill "Buckwheat"

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

Charles Fox

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

Patricia Heaton

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

Barry Kemp

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Barry Kemp on the Newhart series finale

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"

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
Tim Conway and Harvey Korman on the dentist sketch on The Carol Burnett Show

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)

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

Garry Marshall

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

Dick Martin

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

Ed McMahon

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

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)

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 
Marty Pasetta on Marlon Brando refusing his Oscar

Suzanne Pleshette

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Suzanne Pleshette on her cameo on the series finale of Newhart

Tom Poston

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Tom Poston on the final episode of Newhart

Phylicia Rashad

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Phylicia Rashad to why The Cosby Show was so popular

Phil Rosenthal

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

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
Jay Sandrich on the episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show that won Mary Tyler Moore an Emmy
Jay Sandrich on a favorite episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show: "Toulouse-Lautrec is one of my Favorite Artists"

Bob Schiller

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

George Schlatter

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

Jack Shea

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Jack Shea on "George Jefferson's" walk on The Jeffersons

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"

Jerry Stiller

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

Bob Weiskopf

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

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)

Tucker Wiard

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Tucker Wiard on funny moments on The Carol Burnett Show

Henry Winkler

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

Jeff Zucker

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

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

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