Morning: Great American Dream Machine

This morning’s name: the television show The Great American Dream Machine. Bonus: grades of olives and their names.

From Wikipedia:

The Great American Dream Machine was a weekly satirical variety television series, produced in New York City by WNET and broadcast on PBS from 1971 to 1973. The program was hosted by humorist and commentator Marshall Efron. Other notable cast members included Chevy Chase and contributors included Albert Brooks and Andy Rooney. The show centered on skits and satirical political commentary. The hour and a half long show usually contained at least seven different current event topics. In the second season, the show was trimmed down to an hour.

I enjoyed the show immensely. Here’s the opening to the show, bookended by Mel Torme performing his version of “Route 66”:

And now the bonus, a segment of GADM with Marshall Efron on olives:

One Response to “Morning: Great American Dream Machine”

  1. Manuel Says:

    The series is being released as a five DVD set in July.

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