Thank you everyone for the Christmas wishes! I hope Santa was good to all of you.
In an effort to get better acquainted with the British Morecambe & Wise show, I came across this hilarious clip of Tom Jones trying to perform “Exactly Like You” on the duo’s program in the 1970s, and had to share it. I love their smashing dance routine.
As I watched the video for a second time, I wondered a. why we no longer have funny shows such as these today, and b. if today’s TV viewers would find this silly type of non-sexual, very un potty-like humor actually funny. From the comments I read on YouTube, I’m guessing yes. I’ve seen many remarks from people who say they’re in their 20s and 30s who love this stuff. So it behooves me at what point TV lost that magical comedy spark, and why. I suppose when comedians such as Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise and many of our American greats passed away and their shows stopped airing, it was the end of an era. Often I see a glimmer of that silliness in hosts like Ellen DeGeneres, but let’s face it – it just isn’t the same.
Anyways, enjoy the clip: