Carol's series premiere guest is Jim Nabors. Highlights of this inaugural edition include: a "V.I.P." interview with Shirley Dimple; Jim and Carol as two misfit skiers in "The Ski Lodge"; the first "Carol and Sis" sketch; and a Broadway medley. Jim sings "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" in Italian, and Carol as the Charwoman sings "Georgy Girl". Written by
Did You Know?
In recent years, Carol Burnett
has revealed that the idea for her starting off each show with a question-and-answer session with the studio audience came from the series' first executive producer, Bob Banner
, based on Garry Moore
's doing audience warm-ups himself (as opposed to a professional warm-up artist or stand-in) prior to the taping of each edition of The Garry Moore Show
(1958), which Banner had also produced. Like Jim Nabors
' annual season-premiere guest appearances, the opening audience question-and-answer segments became a permanent part of the show. See more