Continuing my tribute to ROWAN & MARTIN'S LAUGH-IN...The show featured a revolving-door cast of wildly talented comic performers, many of whom went on to successful careers in film, television and stage.Notable players who appeared on the show included Lily Tomlin, Richard Dawson, Teresa Graves, Goldie Hawn, Henry Gibson, Arte Johnson, Ruth Buzzi, Dave Madden, Judy Carne, JoAnne Worley, Barbara Sharma, Patti Deutsch,
Alan Sues, Willie Tyler & Lester and announcer Gary Owens. Flip Wilson was a frequent guest star.
The show is also responsible for bringing us such common expressions as "Verrry Eeen-ter-es-ting!", , "You bet your sweet bippy!", "Here come de' judge!", "Beautiful downtown Burbank", "One ringy-dingy...two ringy-dingies...", "Sock it to me!" and "Look that up in your Funk and Wagnalls!". More to come tomorrow, including an exciting announcement for LAUGH-IN fans.