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Good Night Dick Martin

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There are no real words. Dick Martin, half of the iconic Rowan and Martin’s Laugh In, has passed away.

He went on to be a successful director of shows like the Bob Newhart Show, Newhart, and Family Ties.

And any man that could get Richard Nixon to say “Sock It To Me” on TV, should never be forgotten.

Don’t know about Laugh-In… Look it up in your Funk and Wagnals ;-)

“Laugh-in,” which debuted in January 1968, was unlike any comedy-variety show before it. Rather than relying on a series of tightly scripted song-and-dance segments, it offered up a steady, almost stream-of-consciousness run of non-sequitur jokes, political satire and madhouse antics from a cast of talented young actors and comedians that also included Ruth Buzzi, Arte Johnson, Henry Gibson, Jo Anne Worley and announcer Gary Owens.

Presiding over it all were Rowan and Martin, the veteran nightclub comics whose standup banter put their own distinct spin on the show.

Good night Dick.