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Removed this: "At the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 30, 1976, the Smothers Brothers played their last show."

I have tickets to see them next month - they had better still be on tour. Anyone know what this event was? Rmhermen 18:46 Jan 21, 2003 (UTC)


The link to The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour redirects back to this same article. While the show may deserve its own article, for now I have simply removed the link. Richard K. Carson 07:54, 13 August 2005 (UTC)


The main article seems to indicate a different high school than the personal stub articles about Tom and Dick. The main article claims they graduated from Redondo Union High School, in Redondo Beach CA. The personal articles claim they graduated from Verdugo Hills High School in Tujunga, CA. This is a bit of a confusion. Which school did they graduate from?

ANSWER: Tom and Dick Smothers grew up in Sunland, California, which is adjacent to Tujunga. Tujunga is within the City of Los Angeles and has Verdugo Hills High School. Dick Smothers was my classmate in the fifth and sixth grade at Apperson Street School in Sunland. From there he and his brother went to Verdugo Hills High School (junior and senior HS) in Tujunga, class of 1957. Yet neither graduated with us because they moved away before 1957. Entered January 15, 2008. Jaerune 15:35, 15 July 2006 (UTC)


That random trivia certainly is random... Never mind... Greyfedora 07:12, 14 September 2006 (UTC)

Inaccurate info[edit]

David Letterman doesn't have any credits on IMDB until 1974, so there's no way he could've been a writer for the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour unless he was doing it on top of school in Indiana. If anyone can prove otherwise, we'll put it back in, but as for now, it's false information. - Stick Fig 07:39, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

1988-1989 series, strike, etc.[edit]

I remove this edit from the article, referencing the 1988-1989 shows on CBS:

(This is an interesting claim, since the new incarnation of the Smothers show aired on CBS and Saturday Night Live is an NBC show.)

This appears to be a fair point as far as it goes, but it belongs here where we can resolve the issue, not in the article itself. So far I've found this TV Party page, which confirms that it was on CBS. It was during the strike, however, and the SmoBro official site mentions a book about SNL on its Reference Sources page. I will rephrase the article.-- Karen | Talk | contribs 03:50, 29 June 2007 (UTC) --Karen | Talk | contribs 03:51, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

Other stuff[edit]

Odd, no mention of their winery, Remrick Ridge: http://www.smothersbrothers.com/remick.html 71.145.155.3 (talk) 04:27, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

And no mention of their younger brother. In 1967 their mother's house was damaged by a landslide, and she came down to L.A. for several months. I lived in the same building in Marina Del Rey as Tommy, and I played with their younger brother when he was around. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.92.42.220 (talk) 04:44, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

I remember a short-lived half-hour show they had a year or two after the cancellation of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, called "Half the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour". But I can't find any references to it anywhere. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 129.97.111.99 (talk) 19:06, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

At one of their nightclub performances, John Lennon and Harry Nillson were kicked out for heckling their act. This is mentioned on other Wikipedia pages. 22yearswothanks (talk) 07:06, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

Controversial musical guests?[edit]

Re: "George Harrison, Joan Baez, Buffalo Springfield, Cass Elliot, Harry Belafonte, Cream, Donovan, The Doors, Janis Ian, Jefferson Airplane, Peter, Paul and Mary, Spanky and Our Gang, Steppenwolf, The Who, Simon and Garfunkel, and even Pete Seeger were showcased during the latter years of the show despite the advertiser-sensitive nature of their music.":

Some of these performers were fairly taboo (from the perspective of mainstream advertisers), but others were quite innocuous. Maybe the above could be made more accurate by splitting it into two sentences or clauses. (Cream actually recorded a song for a Falstaff beer commercial, by the way.) TheScotch (talk) 10:48, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

Sourcing[edit]

The statement, "Tom would later say "Four Star (the production company) gave me ulcers." is unsourced and does not say when he said it. I found it repeated many times; some of the articles using each other to support the claim. I am not saying he did not say it, but we need a credible source. Tomsv 98 (talk) 20:29, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

The Brothers Brothers/In Living Color[edit]

Listening to a few videos of old In Living Color, to my ear, the voices of the Brothers Brothers sound nothing like the Smothers Brothers. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.88.172.34 (talk) 19:34, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

No mention of Dick's auto racing interest and participation[edit]

Not that it "needs" to be in the article, but I was surprised there was no mention of Dick's interest and participation in auto racing. I have no sources for this just the vague memory of seeing a photo of him in a car he owned and raced. Thoughts?THX1136 (talk) 16:03, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

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