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Dangerously Funny: The Uncensored Story of "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour"

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  • Posted February 6, 2010

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    Television History

    The Smothers Brothers were history makers in the field of television and entertainment. They broke a lot of ground and yet offended nobody . They were true brothers and entertainers . A must read for historians of the entertainment world.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 26, 2011

    unable to download,

    I bought this book quite some time ago, but i can;t get to download to my pandigital reader for some reason, I also tried with cp, but still it won;t come in,

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2010

    Re: Abraham, Martin, and John

    Perfectly Wonderful . . . and Wonderfully *almost* Perfect book. However, Dion *did not* compost "Abraham, Martin, and John" as credited in the book. The song was written by my friend 'Dick Holler' who is somewhere on Planet Earth still spending royalties.

    The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour got me through the Army [being on of those draftees in '67] Laugh-In, also. Sanity through Insanity - Wonderful . . !

    Read the Book - then do it again - then buy it for an equally-drafted buddy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 3, 2009

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    a fascinating biography

    Although the biography primarily focuses on the famous TV show that nuked the then boundaries of television, there is more to this solid look at this groundbreaking show. David Bianculli opens with a section on the childhood and early steps of the brothers entering the entertainment world until their key appearance on the Jack Paar show. However, it is the deep look into each show and the battles with CBS and with other members of the show over what can be said or used on the air that makes this a fascinating biography. Finally the ultimate tribute to Tom and Dick Smothers besides bios like this one is how far they opened TV with current satire that tore into the establishment. The show was killed in its third season in 1969, but Mr. Bianculli makes a strong case that its influence remains stratospheric today in Stewart, Colbert and Maher.

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2012

    An excellent look into the history of topical comedy as we know it today

    Bianculli does an excellent job detailing the history of the comedy duo who blazed a trail for live televised comedy as we know it today.

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