Friday, November 13, 2009

The Funny Side

Here is a forgotten sketch comedy show called The Funny Side. I'm guessing that even a few of the people who worked on the show might forget it existed.

I remember it for two reasons - it was a favorite of mine, and it was on around the time I started grade school.

In case you missed the subtle casting of The Funny Side from this clip - it consisted of "couples" that hit every age/race demographic (at the time) - 20's, 30's, 40's, decrepit, and black. All hosted by Hollywood legend Gene Kelly. (Television was crawling with shows like this in the early '70s).

A few comments about the cast. John Amos and Cindy Williams went on to successful careers in sitcoms. (Good Times and Laverne and Shirley - respectively). Dick Clair passed away during the '80s, but was cryogenically frozen - so look for a comeback any day now.