Am going through a very severe depression today so i dug out my Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In dvds (one of my all time fave shows) and have been watching them to try to make myself feel better and among the bonus features is an interview with Ruth Buzzi. Throughout the 20-30 minute interview, she talks about how the production values on L-I were the highest out of any show she had worked on. This comes up again as she mentions her experience working on SST compared with L-I: "The Sesame Street show - it was interesting being on Sesame Street in comparison with Laugh In because Sesame Street -let's face it, that's a big hit show that had been very powerful but it was still more fun being on Laugh In because on Sesame Street, they don't understand the importance of rehearsals and as good as the show was, if they had really rehearsals for all the sketches and everything, those things could have been even far better, you know what I'm saying? Even if you were in a production number, in your apartment you would get a tape with what key you were going to sing it in and that's it - you practice with a tape alone at home, you don't go in and work with a piano player - it takes a lot of the fun out of everything. And then on the day you're going to tape that number, you go in and do the number - ba ba dup ba da da dup, folks! Do you know what I'm saying? Whole different thing! Wonderful people, smart people - incredible writers, incredible music, incredible songs - that's why I loved doing the show but the whole thing was lost with very little rehearsal." Thought some people might find this behind the scenes glimpse of what the behind the scenes production was like during that time. Of course, when Ruth was on, they were doing more shows a season, so the process may have changed a bit since.