Some of these included The Smothers Brothers, Dan Rowan and Dick Martin, Sonny and Cher, and countless others.
One peculiar example is the time Richard M. Nixon appeared on a television program called "Laugh In." See the short clip below, which I'm told is available on Youtube:
So, as I observe the recent events in Washington — and find myself buoyed by a whole new crop of entertainers and satirists who are engaging in similar comedic warfare to protest the present administration — I have resolved that one of the helpful things I can do from time to time is bring to you, dear reader, some of the best and brightest parodies I have encountered on these amazing new media you 21st century people have invented, like radio, TV, and the internet.
The one I present to you today is the latest song parody produced by a young man named Randy Rainbow, who has taken great delight in skewering the antics of Washington politicians. This one is called "Rudy and the Beast," focusing on the new addition to the president's legal defense team. So without any further ado, here it is — enjoy!