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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 6, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta PAW f Laugh-In, Mission: Impossible to disappear Good TV drama becoming scarce By JERRY BUCK HOLLYWOOD five years, American television has gone from Red Skelton to Redd Foxx, from Family Affair to All in the Family. The personalities who domi- nated the screen for so many years virtually disappeared within a brief span. Only Lu- cille Ball, Dean Martin and Ca- rol Burnett remain from 1968. Of the 76 shows on in January 1968, only nine remain. Two of feme, Laugh-In and Mission: Please Note! OUR NEW PHONE NUMBER 7-3146 MCLEAN MOVING LTD. "Your North American Van Agents" 640 6th St. S. Tmpossib'e, will be gone at the end of the season. Comedy spurred by Lr.ugh- In, shed its fantasy trappings and nostalgic preoccupations and became more concerned with reality. Comedy ventured into more new areas than drama, including a recognition of ethnic characteristics as in Samford the new morality, it has recognized Its existence. The television movie em- erged as the primary dramatic vehicle and all of the movie nights grew to occupy one-third of the entire schedule. The regular series, while still the backbone of the medium, has given way to such in- novations as the rotating series zycJ tlie mini-series, The mini- series promises to become in- creasingly imiportant. RIDE INTO SUNSET The Western continued to de- cline in favor until only two re- main on the weekly schedule: the venernble GunsmoUe, com- pleting its imh year, and thi new Rung Fu. A Hec Ramsey, is sscn once a month, During that same period, late-night television became n new bnttleRround between the networks. Fool ball and sports came to night time, the nek works' prime time hours were reduced, cassette television was developed and cable tele- vision began an era of expan- sion. Remember 1968? That was the year He and She went down Die tube so to speak, That brilliant comedy starring Rich- ard Benjamin and Paula Pron- tiss barely survived the sea- son. It was a forerunner of com- edy to come, TOPPED RATINGS He ami She didn't cut it, but Laugh-In did, That rule-breaking, sock-it-to- me show stood television on its Friday, April 13 Let's Make a Deal Movie: Tlie Love God 0 Another World ID General Hospital Q Hollywood's Talking O Truth or Consequences NEED PRESCRIPTION? WE OFFER PROMPT PRESCRIPTION SERVICE 7 DAYS A WEEKI Chorgax Cards Accepted! ij "The Drufl Store" 41 S 13th St. N. Ph. 327-3445 Open Mon. thru Sat. 9 to 9 Sundays and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. DUE TO THE RECENT INCREASE IN PRICES WE ARE OFFERING A SPRING SPECIAL ON A YAMAHA lOOcc TWIN Features 5 speed transmission, extra large, fade free brakes, lOVi h.p. and a top speed of 70 mph YAMAHA CYCLE LTD. 1519 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 320-6977 Q) Q C9 ID Q (3D ID CD ID QQ ID ID One Ufc to Live Q Secret Storm O Klnra's Kornor Our Lives Ed Allen Somerset Dinah's Pine? Mike Douglas Take TO Three on a Another World Edge of Night What's the Good Word Dating Game Split Second Anything You Can Do Joker's Wild Family Court Drop In News Bewitched Buckshot Stnr Trek Hollywood Squares News Password News HQ News fD News (J3) News O Hec Haw ID News O Movie: The Ixmgc.4 300 Miles CD Beat Uie Clock ID Truth or Consequences CD Brady Bunch ID Brndy Bunch O Sanford and Son CD Sonny and Cher 8 Partridge Family All in The Family OB Room 222 O MASH O Carol Burnett O Odd Couple All in Uie Family Mystery Movie ID Love American Style Medical Centre Tommy Hunter What About Tomorrow ftJ FBI (g) News O Dean Martin Cn) News Q Tonight Show ID Movie: Assignment K QNows CD News C.JOC Mews CD News Q Crossfire CD Double Font lire: Shcnandoah 3 into 2 Won't Go O Movie: WuvchcsUir '73 ear nnd within 14 weeks was king of (he ratings mountain. Laugh-In cornered the mar- ket on irreverence, satire, bawdtaess and liekety split gs that jabbed the ribs of just about sacred cow, Lcugh-ln IB fadtog and soon will be gone, but without it, sit- uation comedy would still be re- lying on small-town humor, high-flying nuns and witclKs with twitciiy noses. kaugb-In paved the way (or the comedy realism of All In the Family, Tbe Mary Tyler Moore Show, (Sonford and Son, Mmide. The Bob N e w h a r t Show and M'A'S'H- Good television drams Imu not vanished entirely from the tube, but os it became more scarce it fell to the television movie to fill the vacuum. There is occasion 8l talk that TV movie and mini' will be the television of the future, But in all likelihood the regular series with contin- uing characters will remain staple, It has proved too lar and too enduring to aban- don, 2nd BIRTHDAY SPECIALS 1972 AMC HORNET 4-DR, ST. 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