Trundling around the internet, I've recently come across several films and television shows I once thought were hilarious only to find that -- for me, at least -- they haven't stood the test of time and just aren't that funny any more.
One exception to this is the wonderful Fernwood Tonight (a spoof chat show: "coming to you live from Ferwood, Ohio") which is just as funny now as it was thirty years ago. For a bit of background on the show, you can read this article
from TV Guide (
July 9-15, 1977).
I've found several clips on youtube which I'll link to in coming days, but to start with, here is a complete episode of Fernwood Tonight from 1977 (though split into two parts, alas!). Enjoy.
Fernwood Tonight, part one:
Fernwood Tonight, part two: