Happy Birthday Tommy Smothers & A Retro Smothers Commercial

Today is Tommy Smothers' birthday and I'm doing a little Birthday Party salute to him. Tommy, born in 1937, is 71 today.


Tommy was recently presented with an Oscar for - get this - writing on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour nearly 40 years after cancellation of the controversial show.

For those of you who don't know, Tommy is a great yo yo expert, so good in fact he's known as the YoYo Man and has produced an instructional video. He has also written a special song for his passion. Here's a video of Tommy and Dick performing the YoYo Man Song with The Boston Pops Orchestra conducted by John Williams, 1980s:

Part One of Tommy's YoYo Man Video:

Part Two:

Part Three:

And, For Retro Commercials Monday, the Smo-Bros did a series of commercials for Magnavox in the late 80s - remember this one for Picture in Picture?

Videos Courtesy of YouTube - Photos from Smothers Brothers.com
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