12 August 2013

1969: Rowan & Martin's LAUGH IN PARTY!

A recent eBay score: Rowan & Martin's Laugh In Party.

This item is essentially a cardboard standup graphic that illustrates one of the party sequences 
 made famous by the comedy/variety show, which ran from 1968 - 1973. Cardboard cut-outs of 
the hosts and some of the featured players can have different catch phrases, quotes and bits of 
dialogue attached to the speech boxes above their heads.  The set also comes with paper doll clothing for each figure. This is how people mocked up or re-experienced episodes of their favorite shows before repeat or personalized viewings of a TV program on one's own time would ever be possible.