The Carol Burnett Show (1967–1978)

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Television show featuring skits by Carol Burnett and her comedy troupe.

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 Herself - Hostess (279 episodes, 1967-1978)
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 Various Characters / ... (278 episodes, 1967-1978)
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 Various Characters / ... (255 episodes, 1967-1978)
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 Announcer / ... (184 episodes, 1967-1978)
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 Various Characters / ... (111 episodes, 1967-1978)
Ernie Anderson ...
 Announcer / ... (98 episodes, 1969-1978)
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Television show featuring skits by Carol Burnett and her comedy troupe.

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11 September 1967 (USA)  »

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Carol Burnett and Friends  »

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The final episode of the series was a "best of" episode featuring highlights from the show's run. See more »

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as Thelma "Mama" Harper: [Vicki improvises a line that was not scripted] You ain't right in the head, Eunice. I think somebody blew your pilot light out!
as Eunice Harper: [Carol is caught off guard and quickly turns away trying to compose herself and not fall out of character] That's a *new* one, Mama!
as Thelma "Mama" Harper: [without missing a beat] Well, you just wait, there's more!
as Eunice Harper: [clasping her hands over her face to hide her laughter] Oh, no!
as Thelma "Mama" Harper: You've got splinters in the windmills of your mind!
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Crazy Credits

In the closing credits, the charwoman (an animated caricature of Carol Burnett) is seen in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen mopping the floor. As the credits roll she suddenly turns and notices them and for the rest of the sequence she leans on her mop and watches them move from bottom to top (except for a brief pause to scratch her behind). See more »

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Classy show
14 January 2006 | by (NY) – See all my reviews

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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