The Lawrence Welk Show: “One Toke Over the Line”

“One Toke Over the Line” was released in 1970. The title refers to exactly what you think it does. That didn’t stop Lawrence Welk from introducing the song as a “modern spiritual.” He was either hopelessly clueless or knew exactly what he was doing. As a bonus, Richard Nixon’s vice president, Spiro Agnew, hated the song because he felt it was subversive.

About Allison Lips

I am the Toastmasters District 83 Public Relations manager and President of Freehold Phrasers.

Posted on May 9, 2014, in 1970s, ABC, Classic Television, Variety Shows and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Awesome – thanks for sharing this.

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