Thursday, January 18, 2024


Welcome to the first induction ceremony for the Class of 2024!

As usual, we’re kicking off the year with the traditional inductee of a classic TV personality for January.  But sadly, this year we have reason to bring in a pair of classic TV stars....

From Wikipedia:
The Smothers Brothers, consisting of Thomas (February 2, 1937 – December 26, 2023) and Richard (born November 20, 1938), were American folk singers, musicians, and comedians. The brothers' trademark double act was performing folk songs (Tommy on acoustic guitar, Dick on double bass), which usually led to arguments between them. Tommy's signature line was "Mom always liked you best!" Tommy (the elder of the two) acted "slow" and Dick, the straight man, acted "superior".

In the late 1950s and early 1960s, the brothers frequently appeared on television variety shows and issued several popular record albums of their stage performances. Their own television variety show, 'The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour', became one of the most controversial American TV programs of the Vietnam War era. Despite popular success, the brothers' penchant for material that was critical of the political mainstream and sympathetic to the emerging counterculture led to their firing by the CBS network in 1969. One episode was left unaired.

Oddly enough, the three of them
are now together in the TVXOHOF.

The brothers continued to work, both independently and as a team, on stage and television, and in films during subsequent decades.

The Smothers Brothers were multidimensional.  Most of their appearances were from Earth Prime-Time, but they also had televersions on an alternate Toobworld (where Tom died back in the 1960s).  They also had “tooniversions” in the Tooniverse.  (There is only one Tooniverse, despite the differences seen in artistic styles for the characters from one show to the other.

Here are their qualifications for membership.  Descriptions are from the IMDb.

EARTH PRIME-TIME (Main Toobworld)


Rusty enters the cold, brutal world of politics: he runs for junior class president.