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Smothers Comedy Hour Season 2
SMOTHERS BROTHERS COMEDY HOUR: BEST OF SEASON 2 with liner notes by David

Smothers Comedy Hour
SMOTHERS BROTHERS COMEDY HOUR: BEST OF SEASON 3 with liner notes by David

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SMOTHERED: THE CENSORSHIP STRUGGLES of the SMOTHERS BROTHERS COMEDY HOUR - 2002 documentary by Maureen Muldaur

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CHAPTER NOTES

Among the primary sources for this book were the original and air-check videotape recordings of 'The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour' and 'The Summer Brothers Smothers Show' (CBS, 1967-69), and, from the same period, internal CBS memos; CBS press releases; national audience rating estimates from A. C. Nielsen; and weekly listings and highlights from 'TV Guide.' Also primary were various transcripts and depositions regarding Tom Smothers, et al., vs. Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc., et al., United States District Court, Central District of California. Cases 69-1898-AAH, 69-1899-AAH, 69-1900-AAH.

Many clips described in this book can be found in the Time Life DVD season-by-season "Best of" releases of 'The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.' In addition, TV performances by the Smothers Brothers can be seen at the dedicated Smothers Brothers internet channel, www.youtube/smothersbrothers--and at Paul Brownstein's TV archive channel, www.youtube/tvclassics.

The 'Dangerously Funny' bibliography lists primary sources and interviews. For sources regarding specific quotations and citations, here are chapter-by-chapter notations, keyed to the page and phrase beginning the passage.

1. The Birth of the Smothers Brothers (and the Smothers Sister)

2. The Smothers Brothers--All Three of Them--Take the Stage

3. Tom and Dick Shoot for Paar

4. The Smothers Brothers, on the Record

5. "High Noon on the Ponderosa"

6. Revolution in a Shoe Box

7. And So It Begins: The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour

8. Testing the CBS Censors--the First Encounters

9. From Hit Status to Elaine May Not

10. Becoming More Creative, and More Substantive

11. Homegrown Talent: Pat Paulsen, Leigh French, Mason Williams

12. Season Two: Breaking the Blacklist of Pete Seeger

13. The Who Explodes

14. The Generation Gap Widens, Even on TV

15. Wading Back into "The Big Muddy"

16. "Classical Gas"

17. The Summer Brothers Smothers Show

18. Season Three: "We're Still Here"

19. Meet the Beatles--This Time on Comedy Hour

20. Pat Paulsen for President

21. David Steinberg Finds Religion

22. Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

23. Beeping Censors Lurking in the Wings

24. Classics and Controversies

25. Fired, Not Canceled

26. The Aftermath, the Bed-In, and the Trial

27. After the Fall, and Couples Therapy

28. The Smothers Brothers Legacy