Monday, May 26, 2008

Good night, dick

Dick Martin, of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, has died in Santa Monica, at the age of 86.

I remember watching Laugh-In and enjoying it as a kid. It was fast, and silly, and colorful. It also seemed adult to me because it seemed to be a product of the current culture, although I never saw anybody in real life who dressed like that or danced like that. But that was the adult I wanted to be when I grew up: rule-breaking, body painted and fun. My parents watched it too, which helped to make its wilder aspects (to a 5 year old) still safe.

I liked Dan Rowan's mustache. And I even got the joke that Dick Martin never did. Say, "Good night."

1 comment:

Mystical Seeker said...

"Laugh In" was possibly my favorite show as a kid. I was eight the first season it was on the air.

The funny thing is, today I watched a movie and I saw a preview for the upcoming movie "Get Smart!" I feel like it is 1968 all over again.