The show, which ran for 5 years on NBC, saw the beginning of the television careers
of Goldie Hawn, Lily Tomlin, and Eileen Brennan.
show had a number of trademark features including "The Cocktail Party"
where guests danced and told jokes, other popular features were "Letters
to Laugh-In", "Laugh-In Looks at the News", and the
"Flying Fickle Finger of Fate Award". It popularized various
catch phrases including "You bet your bippy", "Sock it
to me", "Ve-rrrrrry interesting", "Here come
da judge" and "Look that up in your Funk and Wagnalls".
The show finished with "The Joke Wall", in which cast members
would tell jokes while poking their heads out of windows or to toss a bucket of
water at someone while the credits rolled.
week special guest stars joined Dan Rowan and Dick Martin, including, on one show,
president Richard Nixon.