None of us had any idea that we were steeped in history that was about to happen," Pepper said Monday morning.
Pepper, who grew up in Los Angels, spent 17 years writing for the iconic TV shows "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-in" and "Saturday Night Live." He actually wrote the idea and the plot for "Laugh-in." His friend's dad was a producer and approached him about creating a different kind of comedy program. The year was 1968.