Mary and I have been watching reruns of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In in the evenings after The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show. I had forgotten just how much variety there was on that show: the members of the cast were real entertainers. They did the comedy blackouts, for sure, but they also sang and danced and played multiple characters during the show. I spent some time a few days ago looking up the cast from the show, and found some interesting quotes from them, including the one above from Arte Johnson, whose recurring characters included Tyrone F. Hornai (the often-spurned lover of Ruth Buzzi’s Gladys Ormphby) and the German soldier Wolfgang (“Verrrrrry interesting…”). He turned 89 last January and is semi-retired, with his last credit coming back in 2005.
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