Wow. The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour is fifty years old! My old, addled mind is wondering how that could be. The show, the acts, the songs...all are still fresh in my mind. Sic transit smothers.
Tom and Dick Smothers seemed the most unlikely comics to be at the vanguard of the protest movement, but their many battles with CBS censorship are legendary and eventually led to their cancellation.
To celebrate the golden anniversary of the show, here's their take on a Phil Ochs song. Guest George Segal (and his banjo) joins in.