Smothers Brothers (Was: Re: Writing style of Issola)

Wed Feb 12 12:11:42 PST 2003

Let's get the name right.  The Smothers Brothers show (the big, famous,
got pitched off the air for being controversial one) was called 'The
Smothers Comedy Brothers Hour.'

About ten years after they were thrown off TV, I caught the two of them on
the Johnny Carson show.  They discussed (calmly, rationally, hilariously)
the entire situation.  They said that looking back, they probably could
have been less confrontational with the network, still gotten what they
wanted, and not have been thrown off.

"We're more mature now." said Dick.  He paused.  "But we're still pissed