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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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The clown princess herself. Up to hilarious new tricks. Baited and obstructed by Harvey Korman, Lyle Waggoner, Vicki Lawrence and guests. (season 4) 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

Tim Conway improvised during much of his appearances on the show which would cause the other cast members - especially Harvey Korman - to laugh during taping. The cast breaking character became a popular part of the series. 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

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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Larry Sanders Show: The Matchmaker (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Carol's Theme
Written by Joe Hamilton
Performed by Carol Burnett
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Classy show
14 January 2006 | by wolf008See 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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