Highlights include: guest Tim Conway introduces his onetime comic partner (and future series announcer) Ernie Anderson in the audience during the opening question-and-answer segment; Tim as a rookie ...
Widower Sheriff Andy and his son Opie live with Andy's Aunt Bee in Mayberry NC. With virtually no crimes to solve, most of Andy's time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin Deputy Barney.
Widower Steve Douglas raises three sons with the help of his father-in-law, and is later aided by the boys' great-uncle. An adopted son, a stepdaughter, wives, and another generation of sons join the loving family in later seasons.
Carol Burnett wanted to perform for middle class Americans because she saw them as "they smart they know everything you can't play down to them" See more »
Host, Jim Nabors:
Took us in a trip in this million dollar chicken coop.
I'll bet they'd like to put our names up in lights.
You could do Shakespeare, you look stunning in tights.
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At the end of most shows in the early seasons, the announcer said "This is your announcer speaking." See more »
Never going with the ease of cheap gags, the writers and performers of the Carol Burnette show always demonstrated an effort in order to earn our laughter. Not every skit was a winner, as Carol would admit even herself. The actress actually came out of character, and apologized for a particular skit on one occasion . However, most of what we were treated to was, if not funny, at the very least intelligent and amusing entertainment.
Without any doubt, the show provided some very memorable moments and characters. One of the most noteworthy being "The Family", which the NBC's Mama's Family was developed from.
The star herself is one of the most classy and cognitive performers ever to grace the screen, and the show was certainly a reflection of this. I don't know of many performers who had as much respect and regard for their fans, and I can certainly attest that the feeling is mutual for this terrific lady and her show.
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