Smothers Brothers


It was 40 years ago today–Dave Devall was on the air at CFTO eight years already–that CBS fired the Smothers Brothers. David Bianculli, who is almost finished his book on the boys, has the heads up today over at TV Worth Watching. Celebrate by defying authority, protesting the war and calling the brother your mom

Here is an excerpt from a story I wrote this week for The Canadian Press: TV critics rarely get gooey or sentimental. Something to do with having to review too many stupid summer shows involving Japanese obstacle courses, has-been celebrities in “Big Brother”-style homes or, say, another season of “Gossip Girl.”But when the Smothers Brothers