Friday, August 14, 2009


Freeze-In answers the age-old question "What would Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In have looked like if it was devoid of laughs, and mainly just talked about selling freezers at Sears...?"

In today's clip, we see Laugh-In's Arte Johnson and Judy Carne (above) in a bizarre training film made for Sears-Roebuck Co. in 1969. (Apparently they couldn't afford Gary Owens, judging from the bad imitator who's doing his Laugh-In "announcer" schtick).

The film has absolutely none of Laugh-In's wit or charm - but it does have Judy Carne in a bikini.

Surprisingly, there is a long history of classic TV comedy making an extra buck by turning to the lucrative world of industrial film production. Just check out who's been shilling for Microsoft and Bird's Eye.