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The Carol Burnett Show 

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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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Cast

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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Taglines:

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

Certificate:

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

Vicki Lawrence wrote a fan letter to Carol Burnett while still in High School, Carol received the letter on the day that Vicki was going to be in a Miss Fireball contest, having a feeling about her. Carol found her dad's number, called Vicki, and attended the contest. They talked for 5 minutes when Carol told her that she will keep in touch and they will discuss Vicki's Career. Vicki auditioned and got the part of Carol's kid sister and became Carol's protégée. See more »

Quotes

Host: [during a sketch where they receive a wrong number call, and she's giving him the third degree] He's not my friend.
Tim Conway: He's not?
Tim Conway: No.
Host: But you said they didn't say anything.
Tim Conway: They didn't.
Host: Then how do you know it's a he?
Tim Conway: I don't.
Host: But you just said 'he's not my friend'.
Tim Conway: It's just a figure of speech when you say that. See, what I should have said was 'whoever it was didn't say anything'.
Host: Then why didn't you say that?
[...]
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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 »

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 »


Soundtracks

Carol's Theme
Written by Joe Hamilton
Performed by Carol Burnett
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The Greatest Sketch Comedy Ever
3 October 2003 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

This was definitely the finest variety show of the 1970's. The thing that made it great besides the cast were the various recurring sketches that were very expertly created. Sketches like Tudball and Wiggins, the Old Folks, As the Stomach Turns, the kid sister and, of course, Eunice, which was the inspiration for the series "Mama's Family", helped to make this variety hour a classic. Besides "Mama and Eunice" any one of these shows could have become a series on its own. The only thing that caused the show to go downhill though was when Harvey Korman left. He was probably the best player among the supporting cast and when he left the show declined from there. Still, Saturday nights for me would always climax with this classic show.


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