Do you remember The Great American Dream Machine?
I was too young to watch the show when it was first on TV to 1971 to 1973, but am finding it hilarious now. The comedy style was new at that time, but is very similar to more recent late night comedians like John Oliver, Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert and those who appear on Saturday Night Live.
The show features comedy satire that was ground breaking in setting future trends in television. Naturally, it was controversial at the time. Appearing on the show were many famous comedians and actors who then went on to long and successful careers – Chevy Chase, Henry Winkler, Andy Rooney, Penny Marshall, Albert Brooks, Marshall Efron and others.
The four disc DVD set has almost 13 hours of programming that will keep you laughing. It would make a great gift for someone who enjoyed the show back in the day and for those of us who enjoy taking a satirical look at the world.
The Great American Dream Machine
Release date 10/20/15
Synopsis: Produced by National Educational Television in New York, The Great Aerican Dream Machine was dubbed “the intellectual ‘Laugh-In'” and immediately struck a countercultural chord in the ’70s, poking fun at politics, commercialized mass culture, advertising and television.with eclectic vignettes and uproarious sketches.
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Ashley C says
I have never seen this, but I would love to. I have heard my parents talk about it!
Julie Lundstrom says
This has alot of really funny people in it. I would like to see this.
Mary Mac says
I am old enough to remember this show and would love to see it again.
Carolyn G says
Denise S says
My kids would really like this.
Michael Shea says
This sounds like a unique series.
Kelly Nicholson says
interesting…will make a great gift thanks
Jane H says
I too was too young to watch this show but I’m a big fan of Colbert, Stewart etc so I’m sure I’ll love it. Thanks for the chance to win it.
Charlene S. says
Looks like another great dvd set :)
Sharon Kaminski says
I would love to win the dvd, thanks.
Debbi Wellenstein says
Why don’t I remember this show? I’m certainly old enough.
James Coyne says
I love a good movie
Richard Brandt says
This really takes me back to the glorious days of my misspent rebellious youth!
I havent seen this (I guess I was too young to remember it). Would love to watch it.
Thank you for the review and giveaway!
Thanks for the giveaway!
susan hartman says
It would be fun to watch this. Loved the 70s!
Theresa M says
Laughter is suppose to be the best medicine so this should be great fun to watch.
vickie Couturier says
sounds good,dnever heard of it before now
I think this is great… it will be for ME.
rebecca day says
thanks for the giveaway
We’d love this!
We would love this!
bill norris says
never seen this, but I would love to
lana simanovicki says
this is so cool
Amy Z. says
This would be really interesting to watch!
vera nell wilson says
My my lots of my fav people in this one, thanks for the chance.
Kimberly Hilbert says
I don’t remember this show. I was between 4 and 6 at the time so I’m sure it didn’t interest me. I do love to watch pop culture things from the past. It’s interesting to see the changes in the country.
Thanks for the giveaway
Deborah W. says
I remember “Laugh In.” It was hilarious! This should be great fun to watch.
Jan Lee says
I love comedy. This would make a great “night in” with my sisters during the winter :)
jeanette sheets says
great giveaway !!!my mom would love to watch these
Sabine B says
would love to watch this, thank you!
sandra davis says
I have never seen this but think I would enjoy it.
Carol Nine says
I would love to see this show. I don’t remember it. It sounds like it has a great bunch of comedians.
Christa Bengtsson says
Sounds like a funny dvd.
Nicole Sender says
I haven’t seen this show yet.
Sounds like a great show!
Lesley F says
Tom Bellamy says
I would love to win this for the kids.
Shelley P says
This sounds so interesting to watch! Plus who doesn’t need a good laugh :) Thanks for the chance!
Jennifer H. says
I like Andy Rooney!
Katherine Riley says
This sounds like a fun dvd.
I enjoy the work of Linda Lavin.
Stephanie Larison says
This looks great!
Richard Hicks says
Would love to watch these
John H. says
Buddy Garrett says
Ut sounds like a riot. Thanks.
Susan S says
looks like a lot of laughs!
Daniel M says
looks like a fun one
Kathy Pease says
Thanks so much for the chance :)
Jerry Marquardt says
American Dream Machine looks like a great movie. I would like to see it with my nephew.
Holly Kennedy says
I love all the shows you mentioned.
liz l says
I think my nephew would enjoy this!
Lily Kwan says
This DVD set looks very interesting. Thanks for the great giveaway!