The Funny Side

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The Funny Side
Bert Mustin Queenie Smith The Funny Side 1971.JPG
Bert Mustin and Queenie Smith.
Genre Sketch comedy
Starring Gene Kelly
John Amos
Teresa Graves
Warren Berlinger
Michael Lembeck
Cindy Williams
Burt Mustin
Queenie Smith
Pat Finley
Dick Clair
Jenna McMahon
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
Producer(s) Sam Denoff
Bill Persky
Running time 30 min.
Original network NBC
Original release September 21, 1971 – January 11, 1972

The Funny Side is an American sketch comedy program that aired on NBC as part of its 1971 fall lineup.


The Funny Side was hosted by Gene Kelly and starred five pairs of actors and actresses who were presented as married couples (although only one was married in real life). Each week was an examination of the "funny side" of a potential issue in real-life marriages, such as health, money, sex and the like. Each couple was a stereotype. Kelly also appeared as an actor in the sketches, and there was also a musical aspect with production numbers.



The Funny Side received poor Nielsen ratings and was cancelled after less than four months on the air.


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