Best quotes by Tommy Smothers

Tommy Smothers

Tommy Smothers


Welcome to the comedic world of Tommy Smothers, where laughter is not just a remedy but a way of life. Born on February 2, 1937, Thomas Bolyn Smothers III, better known as Tommy Smothers, is an American comedian, musician, and half of the iconic comedy duo "The Smothers Brothers." His wit, humor, and musical talents have left an indelible mark on the landscape of American entertainment.

Tommy Smothers, alongside his brother Dick, brought joy to audiences through their television variety show "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour," which ran from 1967 to 1969. The show, known for its clever sketches and satirical commentary on social and political issues, became a cultural touchstone during a transformative period in American history.

As we present a curated collection of Tommy Smothers' quotes, we invite you to relish in the humor and wisdom that define his comedic genius. From his quick-witted remarks on life's absurdities to his insightful observations on the human condition, Smothers' quotes resonate with the universal language of laughter.

Join us on a journey through the humorous landscapes of Tommy Smothers' quotes, where each quip is a testament to his enduring legacy as a comedian who not only made us laugh but also encouraged us to view the world with a twinkle in our eyes.

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IdeasCensorshipListeningThe only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen.

UncertaintySelf-AwarenessCommunicationIgnoranceWhen you don't know what you're talking about, it's hard to know when you're finished.

BeliefTruthLanguageCommunicationSocietyThere's one word that exists in every language on the face of the Earth and in every society since man began to speak. And the word is truth. And in every language it means exactly the same thing. Truth is . . . what you get other people to believe.

PerceptionArroganceJudgmentIgnoranceI'm an American, I don't have to see something to know it's stupid!

HealthHumorRed meat is not really bad for a person. Now, blue-green meat - that's damaging of you!

MusicComedyI heard there were two local guys in town doing songs and comedy so I thought I'd take a look....they took my breath away...with their music, comedy, and showmanship.... 'Dakaboom'.. is the genuine article! Two voices in perfect harmony, and with joyful abandon and humor, they take you on a magical, musical, modern day vaudeville tour!! Ben McLain and Paul Peglar are headed for stardom. They are unique, they are original, and they are known as 'Dakaboom.' Don't miss 'em 'cause you're in for a treat!

ComedyPerformanceWritingTimingProfessor Irwin Corey had some of the best timing in the world, and that is something you can't steal. He talked nonsense, not punch-lines, per se. It was a great performance thing he did and his timing was impeccable. Pat Paulsen was a master of comedy too. The Smothers Brothers' strength was not in the content, but how it was said. We had a couple of our albums, including the Purple Onion album, translated in script form. It didn't work at all. It is no wonder that writers had a hard time writing for the Smothers Brothers, because they wrote impressions, but there was something else.

You can say the dirty words now, but there is no content - political satire is limited to small podiums and little soap boxes.

TelevisionCensorshipThe ultimate censorship is the flick of the dial.