Question: Could you please tell me and my lunch buddies who played the guy in the yellow raincoat on Laugh-In who rode a tricycle that usually tipped over? My friends say it was Arte Johnson. I say it was just about anyone, since you couldn't see his/her face. Am I wrong — was this one of the ensemble players? Please let me know soon; my trivia kingdom may be crumbling.
Answer: Your trivia kingdom stands strong, B.D. For the definitive answer on this, I went straight to the source, former Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In executive producer George Schlatter, who said the wacky Johnson was but one of the people who donned the slicker for the oft-repeated tricycle pratfall. According to Schlatter, it was often Johnson, cast mate Alan Sues or one of a variety of assorted cameramen or crew members.
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