Dangerously Funny

Dangerously Funny

The Uncensored Story of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour

Book - 2009
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Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2009
ISBN: 9781439101162
1439101167
Branch Call Number: 791.4572 Bian
Characteristics: xvi, 382 p., [16] p. of plates

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suekuku
Oct 17, 2014

Excellent book on the not only the show but the times -- and, my how they have changed!

Sometimes, when hearing about this before, I wondered why Tom fought so hard. But now, reading this book, I have great respect for him and his ideals.

Now I want to see these shows again, as I was in grade school when they aired and all the political content went over my head or was "explained" by my dad! :D

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gveck
Oct 15, 2010

Not entertaining at all, no insights about the people or the times. Reads like a calendar of the Smother's Brothers guests over the 3 seasons. Dry and boring. Request the HCL library DVD:
"Smothered : the censorship struggles of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" It's WAY better and only 90 minutes long, with live performances.

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Margaret_Ellen
Mar 22, 2010

Very talky. Interesting for those who actually watched the original show.

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Mar 22, 2010

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