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Television show featuring skits by Carol Burnett and her comedy troupe.
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Won 8 Golden Globes. Another 31 wins & 70 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Carol Burnett ...  Hostess / ... 279 episodes, 1967-1978
Vicki Lawrence ...  Various Characters / ... 278 episodes, 1967-1978
Harvey Korman ...  Various Characters / ... 255 episodes, 1967-1978
Lyle Waggoner ...  Announcer / ... 184 episodes, 1967-1978
Tim Conway ...  Various Characters / ... 111 episodes, 1967-1978
Ernie Anderson ...  Himself - Announcer / ... 99 episodes, 1968-1978
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Television show featuring skits by Carol Burnett and her comedy troupe.

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She sings sensationally, dances divinely, cavorts hilariously, and now she has her own comedy-variety hour. It couldn't have happened to a funnier girl. In color. (season 1) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

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TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Carol Burnett and Friends See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Carol Burnett was known to bring the writers down on the set of her show if she felt they did not give Vicki Lawrence enough funny lines. Vicki recalled that one time Carol did this and ask the writers to come down to give Vicki more funny lines and Vicki asked her "I do?" And Carol responded, "Hush Now yes you do." Carol also helped make a Emmy show for her and Vicki won a Emmy for it in 1976. This coined the term when Vicki said on her own TV Show in 1990s in response to Robert Wagner if she had someone who influence her and Vicki said "we all know who took me under her wing." See more »

Quotes

Mickey Hart: I was at this freak show one time and I saw these Siamese elephants.
Mickey Hart: [Audience is in hysterics, and Burnett, Lawrence, Conway and Van Dyke are trying but failing to stay in character. Just as Burnett is almost able to continue the sketch he starts again and she is visibly thrown off] They was joined at the trunk like that. And their trainer would make them stand up on their back feet like that, and they'd have their trunks stretched out like that. Then this little monkey would come out...
Mickey Hart: [...]
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Crazy Credits

At the end of most shows in the early seasons, the announcer said "This is your announcer speaking." See more »

Alternate Versions

1972-78 episodes were re-packaged in a half-hour format (with the comedy sketches ONLY) and sold to local stations in syndication as "Carol Burnett and Friends." See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Carol's Theme
Written by Joe Hamilton
Performed by Carol Burnett
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A Saturday night staple in the 1970s
12 December 2008 | by thowen1988See all my reviews

If my siblings and I were good, my mother would allow us to stay up until 11pm to watch 'The Carol Burnett Show' each Saturday night in the 1970s.

To say Carol, along with her co-stars Harvey Korman, Tim Conway, and Vicki Lawrence, were talented and funny would be an understatement. Each Saturday at 10pm, Carol and the aforementioned regulars, along with some 'special guest stars' (such as Steve Lawrence, Betty White, Roddy McDowall, and Julie Andrews, to mention a few) would sing, dance, and perform the absolute funniest skits ever seen on American television.

Who could forget Carol's "Eunice" constantly being belittled and nagged by Vicki's "Momma"? Carol's "Mrs. Wh-Whiggins" was a riot, along with Tim's "Mr. Tudball", and perhaps the funniest segments were those with both Tim and Harvey. The audience never seemed to mind it when Harvey lost control and laughed out of character.

Today's Hollywood elitist performers could learn a lot from this classic TV show: Carol Burnett and her co-stars entertained us for ten years without foul language, tasteless humor, sexual innuendo, or inserting politics. On the contrary, Tim, Harvey, Vicki, and Carol conducted themselves as professionals.

This show is classic American comedy for all ages. I highly recommend this outstanding program.


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