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Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

Season 5 1971 - 1972

  • 1971-09-14T00:00:00Z on NBC
  • 60 mins
  • 20 hours, 31 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Comedy

Comedy duo Dan Rowan and Dick Martin host this fast-moving comedy series. Characters include Lily Tomlin's Ernestine the Operator, Arte Johnson's German soldier who finds everything "verrrrrry interesting" and Ruth Buzzi's feisty little old lady. Recurring sketches include Laugh-In Looks at the News and The Mod, Mod World.

24 episodes

5x01 Episode #93

  • Season Premiere

    1971-09-14T00:00:00Z — 51 mins

Martha Mitchell & Raquel Welch joins Dan and Dick in their fifth season opener. Mrs. Mitchell,wife of U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell takes pot shots at the Demorcrats and chats with Ernestine the telephone operator(Lily Tomlin).Raquel plays a wallflower,a waitress at a top secret meeting, and a com-on girl in a army recruitment commercial. Gladys Ormphby(Ruth Buzzi)sings ""How Can I Be More Like You,Miss Welch?"" Sketches include Martha Mitchell's mystery phone calls, Raquel and Ruth duet, Henny challenges Bob, Gladys' dream, Ernestine calls the White House, Return of the Swizzlers, Honeymoon runners, and the Flying Fickle Finger of Fate Award. Featuring Raquel Welch, Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, Henny Youngman, and Kent McCord.

5x02 Episode #94

  • 1971-09-21T00:00:00Z — 52 mins

Sketches include Rita appears on the Joke Wall, Uncle Al the Kiddy's Pal meets Edith-Ann, Rita in Mean Nurse runner, Upstairs maid runner, Jill as newscaster, Rita and Dick nudist quickie, Lily's tasteless lady, Edith Ann encounters James, and Ernestine calls Frank Sinatra. Featuring Rita Hayworth, James Brolin, Jill St. John, Johnny Carson, Henny Youngman, and Moosie Drier, Vida Blue, Roman Gabriel, Andy Granatelli, Joe Namath, Sugar Ray Robinson, Bill Russell, Doug Sanders, Vin Scully, Willie Shoemaker

5x03 Episode #95

  • 1971-09-28T00:00:00Z — 50 mins

Sketches include Alan, Jill, and Sugar Ray's boxing blackout, Wife swapping, Lily in fake commercial, Sugar Ray meets Alan, Bill Russell locker room blackout, Edith Ann in the mystery person contest, Desert island runner, Lily cheerleader, Roman in football blackouts, and Maude's world of sports. Featuring Jill St. John, Roman Gabriel, Johnny Carson, William Shoemaker, and Sugar Ray Robinson.

5x04 Episode #96

  • 1971-10-05T00:00:00Z — 52 mins

Karen Valentine of Room 222 plugs songs for unpleasent occasions.Plays a Southern belle in a light-opera spoof and Dr. Samantha ironsides in a sketch that borrows something from a variety of TV series.Gladys Ormphby(Ruth Buzzi)dreams she's married to Howard Hughes;Colonel Claude interviews a dog and Sara the Singer wheels into a swinging-singles complex. Sketches include Sunbathers quickie, Jacqueline meets Johnny, All-girl band production, Karen fake commercial, Stretcher running joke, Man-eating woman runner, Supermarket with Lily, Nudist camp runner, Nun runner, Ruth's gladiator dream, Dan and the swingers, Karate runner, and Gladys' dream. Featuring Karen Valentine, Jacqueline Susann, Mae West, Pat Morita, Johnny Carson, and Moosie Drier.

5x05 Episode #97

  • 1971-10-12T00:00:00Z — 52 mins

Sketches include Ruth as fortune teller, Alan in Nudist camp, Tough guy Edward, Frank explains Laugh-In, Tony explains Frank, Johnny and Ruth as hippies, Discovery of the week, Galley slaves, Rita and Dennis in mean nurse, Ruth and Alan Tarzan sketch, Hollywood news, and Underground film. Featuring Tony Curtis, Glen Ford, Edward G. Robinson, Frank Gorshin, and Johnny Carson.

5x06 Episode #98

  • 1971-10-19T00:00:00Z — 52 mins

Sketches include Janet meets Alan as Toulouse Lautrec, Richard fake commercial, New talent, Edith Ann explains Laugh-In, Dennis, Janet and Richard in Vaudeville suicide, Maude's world of toys and games, Dennis and Lily pretend, Alan on educational toys, Hobo bits, Future news presents moon rover interview, Human cannonball, and Ruth goes to the dentist. Featuring Richard Crenna and Janet Leigh.

5x07 Episode #99

  • 1971-10-26T00:00:00Z — 52 mins

Emmy-winner Lee Grant taking a rare fling at comedy,plays a subject of a This is Your Life spoof;and absent-minded wife,a survival instuctor for senior citizens, and a fashion spy.Miss Grant joins Alan Sues in a production number""You've got it"". Sketches include Gorilla runner, Prison blackout, Lily record store, Ruth the fortune teller, Edith Ann explains life, Willie explains the Grand Prix, Dick and Lee in This is your life, Fact or Fiction, Lee Grant as Queen dubbing the Laugh-In Cast, Celebrity news, Lily the cheerleader, and Marcel talks. Featuring Lee Grant, Marcel Marceau, Willie Shoemaker, Tiny Tim, and Jill St. John.

5x08 Episode #100

  • 1971-11-02T01:00:00Z — 51 mins

Sketches include Vaudeville opening, Return of Judy, Henry, Teresa, Arte, and Jo Anne, Dan appears as General Bullwright, Tyrone and Gladys listen as Edith Ann explains Laugh-In, Pregnant lady, Arte and Judy's robot theater, John's poem, Lily cheerleader, Russian Dan and the full cast, Tiny Tim and his harem, and Jo Anne's song. Featuring John Wayne, Tiny Tim, and past Laugh-In cast members.

5x09 Episode #101

  • 1971-11-09T01:00:00Z — 50 mins

Liza Minnelli plays a bored curcus star throwing knives at her husband,and a Southern belle bidding wacky farewells to her soldier boy;joins in a mod,mod world look at the family,and does a song-and-dance number with Barbara Sharma called ""Bring back the thirties"". Sketches include Hip hugger blackouts, Alan and Barbara in Bride & groom quickies, The birds and the bees, Vaudeville sketch, Jill in Partridge family blackout, Maude's world of families, Liza reading of the will sketch, Liza and Barbara song of the 30s, Divorce lawyer, and Breakfast with governor's family. Featuring Liza Minelli, Edward G. Robinson, Ralph Edwards, and Jill St. John.

5x10 Episode #102

  • 1971-11-23T01:00:00Z — 52 mins

Sketches include Alan and Dennis present the Flying Fickle Finger of fate, Secretary quickies, Auctioneer runner, James' suave Romeo runner, Kids' news, Lily's stammering lady, Ruth's Hollywood news, Maude's world of politics, Seating in the senate, Gladys' dream, Lily's cheerleader, Galley slaves with Tony, and Pentagon sketch. Featuring James Coco, Tony Curtis, and Moosie Drier.

5x11 Episode #103

  • 1971-11-30T01:00:00Z — 52 mins

Sketches include Control tower, What's for dinner, Bonnie and Clyde runner, Alan and Barbara nudist camp, Lily's Tasteful lady meets Sheldon, Agnes gives the Laugh-In cast acting lessons, Cameo theater, Sheldon meets the Laugh-In ladies, and Three Dog Night performs the Laugh-In News song. Featuring Perry Como, Vincent Price, Three Dog Night, Agnes Moorehead, Kent McCord, and Sheldon Leonard.

5x12 Episode #104

  • 1971-12-14T01:00:00Z — 52 mins

Sketches include Buddy introduces Dan and Dick, Alan psychiatrist runners, Ruth as weightlifter, High noon with Dick and Buddy, Lilly and Jack gymnasium runner, Big Al's sports desk, Kids' news, Lily's stammering lady, Buddy and Johnny weight watchers, Maude's world of nutrition, and Buddy meets Jack. Featuring Buddy Hackett, Jack LaLanne, Mona Tera, and Sally Struthers.

5x13 Episode #105

  • 1971-12-21T01:00:00Z — 52 mins

Sketches include Caroll's Santa update, Full cast salute to Santa, Lily and Alan rocking horse blackout, Lily and Ruth Salvation army blackout, Carroll in Christmas tree sketch, Lily toy convention, Finding a job for Santa, The cast gets Christmas gifts, Dick and Lily office party, Two priests quickie, and Modern Christmas carol. Featuring Carroll O'Connor, Bing Crosby, and Janet Leigh.

5x14 Episode #106

  • 1971-12-28T01:00:00Z — 51 mins

Sketches include Joe intro, Petula crossovers, Missing husband, Charo billboard song, Lily and Richard the painter, Joe and Lily supermarket runners, Maude's world of leisure, Trying hard to do nothing, Dan & Dick brain surgery, Lily's phone call to Russia, Full cast plays aging game, and Alan becomes Jo Anne. Featuring Joe Namath, Petula Clark, Billy Barnes, Charo, and Janice Pennington.

5x15 Episode #107

  • 1972-01-04T01:00:00Z — 52 mins

Sketches include Robert sings, Lily's Tasteful lady scolds the cast, Robert's tunnel of love, Ruth as fortune teller, News of the past, present, and future, Lily's stammering lady, Robert mountie sketch, Galley slaves, Dick, Lily cheerleader, Maude's world of years end, Busy doctors, and Tiny Tim visits the Cocktail party. Featuring Robert Goulet, Mona Tera, and Tiny Tim.

5x16 Episode #108

  • 1972-01-11T01:00:00Z — 52 mins

Sketches include Henny nudist camp, Lily's tasteful lady, Ruth and Alan fake commercials, Maude's world of Manhattan, Holdup blackouts, Perils of New York City, Mort press conference, Richard's Groucho runner, Mother Goose for adults, Alan and Ruth Tarzan quickie, Galley slaves, and Charles quickies rap. Featuring Henny Youngman, Fanny Flagg, James Coco, Mort Sahl, and Charles Nelson Reilly.

5x17 Episode #109

  • 1972-01-25T01:00:00Z — 50 mins

Sketches include Sally intro, Gladys' dream, Carl blackouts, Tattoo runner, Maude's world of television, Isolation booth, Carl and Lily soap opera, Ruth fortune teller, Partridge family takeoff, Dick and Carl duel, Lily entertainment editor, Lily answers the telephone, and Alan and Ruth beauty contest. Featuring Sally Struthers, Carl Reiner, Slappy White, and Sue Ann Langdon.

5x18 Episode #110

  • 1972-02-01T01:00:00Z — 52 mins

Sketches include Ruth and Alan psychiatry sketch, Paul in Sleeping Beauty, John's poem, Alan appears as Jo Anne, Pharmacist blackouts, "Honest" John's used cars, Hillbilly news, Paul and John crossovers, Maude's world of the economy, Paul meets Edith Ann, Gladys and Maye West, and John and Paul award the Fickle Finger of Fate. Featuring John Wayne, Jack Carter, and Paul Lynde.

5x19 Episode #111

  • 1972-02-15T01:00:00Z — 51 mins

Sketches include Dennis presents the Flying Fickle Finger of Fate, Kleptomaniacs Anonymous, Western bar scene, Dentist's office, With or without quickie, Lily and Dan relatives in Washington, Maude's world of the theater, Ruth and the balcony, Lily's stammering lady on pornography, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Faded star sketch. Featuring Carol Channing, Dick Crenna, and Slappy White.

5x20 Episode #112

  • 1972-02-22T01:00:00Z — 52 mins

Sandy Duncan plays a poodle in a mod mod world look at people,dances in a Busby Berkley-style introduction to the Laugh-In news, and Dan & Dick as song-and-dance men. Sketches include Alan and Dennis at gunpoint, Lily and Larry librarian runner, Gene sketch, Electric chair quickies, Lily and Gene on the drinking man's diet, Lily as cheerleader, Ruth and Dick as the Swizzlers, Maude's world of small towns, Alan in massage parlor, Pollution quickie, See-through blouse line, and Counting ballots. Featuring Gene Hackman, Robert Goulet, and Sue Ann Langdon.Johnny Cash, Paul Lynde, Terry-Thomas.

5x21 Episode #113

  • 1972-02-29T01:00:00Z — 50 mins

Sketches include Jo Ann bathtub runner, Vaudeville song, Jo Ann fake commercial, Wife swapping quickie, John Wayne quickie, Lily cheerleader quickie, Steve Allen crossovers, Marriage ceremony, Maude's world of wrap, Mean nurse, Comments from Steve, and Cocktail party. Featuring Jo Ann Pflug, John Wayne, Carol Channing, Gene Hackman, and Steve Allen.

5x22 Episode #114

  • 1972-03-07T01:00:00Z — 51 mins

Sketches include Johnny opens the show, Comments from Debbie, Charlie bit, Dick Cavett cameo, Ruth in Sleeping Beauty, Vaudeville routine with Johnny, Edith Ann meets Jack, The Flying Fickle Finger of Fate award, Ruth's friendly lady, Dan and Ruth's Isolation booth, Mother goose, and Johnny's song. Featuring Debbie Reynolds, Johnny Cash, Jack Carter, and Charlie Callas.

5x23 Episode #115

  • 1972-03-14T01:00:00Z — 51 mins

Sketches include Tarzan and Jane, William Tell quickie, Cow and Indians, Jean crossovers, Our man in London, Piano bar news, The return of Tiny Tim, Salute to Automobiles, Policeman runner, Drive-through Church, Ernestine calls James Hoffa, and Ralph Nader blackouts. Featuring Hugh Hefner, Willie Shoemaker, Billy Barnes, Jean Stapleton, Joe Namath, Tiny Tim and Sugar Ray Robinson.

5x24 Episode #116

  • 1972-03-21T01:00:00Z — 49 mins

Sketches include Sandy intro, Groucho bit, Paul crossover, Tiny Tim's song, Fake commercial, Laurel and Hardy take off, Lily's stammering lady, Groucho the lawyer, Bank teller, Soldiers quickie, No-fault insurance, Maude's world of crazy people, Tattoo parlor, Ruth's anthropology lady, and Lily's tasteful lady sign-off. Featuring Johnny Cash, Sandy Duncan, Tiny Tim, and Paul Lynde, Vida Blue, Roman Gabriel, Joe Namath, Jo Ann Pflug, Charles Nelson Reilly, Sugar Ray Robinson, Bill Russell, Doug Sanders, Willie Shoemaker, Jean Stapleton