The Smothers Brothers are Thomas ("Tom" – born February 2, 1937) and Richard ("Dick" – born November 20, 1938), American singers, musicians, and comedians. The brothers' trademark double act was performing folk songs (Tommy on acoustic guitar, Dick on string bass), which usually led to arguments between the siblings. 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 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 show was left unaired.

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

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Year Title RatingReleases
1962 The Two Sides of the Smothers Brothers 1
1963 Curb Your Tongue, Knave 1
1964 It Must Have Been Something I Said 1
1964 Tour de Farce: American History and Other Unrelated Subjects 2
1965 Mom Always Liked You Best! 1
1966 The Smothers Brothers Play It Straight 1
1966 Golden Hits of the Smothers Brothers, Vol. 2 1
1968 Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1
The Songs and Comedy of the Smothers Brothers Recorded Live at the Purple Onion 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1988 Sibling Revelry: The Best of The Smothers Brothers 2

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
Aesop's Fables: The Smothers Brothers Way 1
Think Ethnic! 1

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