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The "Who" perform "I can see for miles" and "My Generation".


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Episode credited cast:
Tom Smothers ... Himself - Co-Host
Dick Smothers ... Himself - Co-Host
Pat Paulsen ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Cullen ... Announcer
Roger Daltrey ... Himself (as The Who)
Bette Davis ... Herself
John Entwistle ... Himself (as The Who)
Keith Moon ... Himself (as The Who)
Mickey Rooney ... Himself
Pete Townshend ... Himself (as The Who)
Jennifer Warnes Jennifer Warnes ... Herself (as Jennifer Warren)


Guests are Bette Davis, Mickey Rooney, and rock band The Who. In a sketch, Elizabeth I of England (Davis) imprisons a much younger suitor (Tommy). Rooney is forced to do a separate duet with Tommy and Dick at the same time. Pat delivers an incoherent political talk. The Who perform "I Can See For Miles" and "My Generation." Written by Jay Phelps <jaynashvil@aol.com>

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17 September 1967 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


During the rehearsals the band noticed that the smoke bomb effect was not to their liking so they asked the stage hand to pack a little more of the power into Keith Moon's drum kit to give it a more spectacular effect. However, while the band and the crew went out for lunch, Moon returned and packed even more powder into the drums essentially turning it into a bomb and during the finale of "My Generation" as the band were doing their usual instrument smashing finale, the drums exploded. As a result, Moon suffered cuts on his arm, Pete Townshend's hair caught fire and 'Bette Davis' fainted. However, Townshend also suffered permanent damage to a hearing as a result of the prank. See more »


Featured in The Kids Are Alright (1979) See more »


My Generation
Composer Pete Townshend
Performed by The Who
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8 July 2014 | by flametreefeverSee all my reviews

I was at this taping with my fiancé', her sister and their parents .What a great show! All was right up to par including the sketches and performances by "The Who." This was the first time I had ever seen a group batter and blow up their instruments on stage. I recall it was during "I Can See For Miles and Miles" but could be wrong. Towards the end of the song, Pete (or Roger) twirled the microphone cord like a lariat and gave it a fling towards the audience. Next thing you know there was a guitar smashing into the base drum set and amplifiers which began flaming and smoking as the entire stage turned into chaos.

I also remember that either Pete or (sorry) Roger had a wardrobe problem concerning the fit of his satin tight-fitting trousers at the inner thigh. Everyone on stage and in the audience was cracking up when they finally had to do a retake. A bit embarrassing for me from where I sat watching with my future in-laws but still quite hilarious.

Paulson was right in there with his original personality and the guest stars were quite audience-friendly.

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