Mom always liked you best.
September 14, 2007 3:35 PM Subscribe
posted by oneirodynia (37 comments total)
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The Smothers Brothers are a folk-singing comedy duo
whose television show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour featured music
, and political satire
. CBS abruptly canceled
the show in 1969 due to continued arguments about censorship.
it was that we were
just quite in tune with the consciousness of all the
people thinking the Vietnam war was bad. And voter
registration and voters' rights. And all these things
were happening and all of the people on our show were
young and we all started taking that position. It just
slowly evolved until they started saying, "You can't
say that." And of course that's the worst thing you
can tell a comedian: "Don't say that." Well, they're
gonna say it."
The Smothers Brothers
was the first television show to have Pete Seeger on after he was blacklisted. His performance of "Waist Deep in the Bug Muddy"
was censored by CBS due to it's implicit condemnation of the Viet Nam War.
The show also hosted the famous Who performance in which Keith Moon loaded his kit with explosives
of songs by Peter, Paul and Mary, Donovan, and the Smothers Brothers.