After all these years, this track still cracks me up: Kenny Rogers and the First Edition performing “Just Dropped In” on the Smothers Brothers show in either 1967 or 1968.

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.