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The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special (2017)

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Carol Burnett's classic, award-winning comedy series with a new two-hour star-studded event featuring Burnett, original cast members and special guests.


Paul Miller


Carol Burnett (staff writer), Buz Kohan (staff writer) | 3 more credits »
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carol Burnett ... Herself - Host
Tim Conway ... Himself - Guest (archive footage)
Vicki Lawrence ... Herself - Guest
Lyle Waggoner ... Himself - Guest
Steve Lawrence ... Himself - Guest
Jim Carrey ... Himself - Guest
Jay Leno ... Himself - Guest
Martin Short ... Himself - Guest
Bernadette Peters ... Herself - Guest
Kristin Chenoweth ... Herself - Guest
Bill Hader ... Himself - Guest
Bob Mackie ... Himself - Guest
Stephen Colbert ... Himself - Guest
Jane Lynch ... Herself - Guest
Harry Connick Jr. ... Himself - Guest


Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Carol Burnett's classic, award-winning comedy series with a new two-hour star-studded event featuring Burnett, original cast members and special guests.

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Release Date:

3 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Dick Clark Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Stereo (RCA Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Follows The Carol Burnett Show (1991) See more »

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"The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special" was a fine look back at Ms. Burnett's funny moments on her show
28 December 2017 | by tavmSee all my reviews

Just watched this when CBS reran it just now. Carol talks to various celebs, many of whom grew up watching it and then there are those who were on the show with her like her regulars Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner and guests like Bernadette Peters, Steve Martin, and Steve Lawrence. Many of the familiar highlighter sketches were shown: "Went with the Wind" with Carol's curtain dress, "The Dentist" with Tim Conway injecting himself accidentally with patient Harvey Korman failing to stifle laughter, and then there's that "Family" sketch with Conway telling about Siamese elephants that no one in the cast knew was coming with Vicki as Mama letting out a profanity to a rare Tim break-up! The show was full of highlights and the best surprise was when Harry Connick Jr. showed up and mentioned he was born on the same day "The Carol Burnett Show" debuted: September 11, 1967. He helped close the show by singing with Carol the show's theme. Both the late Korman and "under the weather" Conway were missed but this was quite a fine nostalgic two hours of Carol and her friends reminiscing about their time on or watching the show. P.S. I also liked when costume designer Bob Mackie showed up and talked about some of his designs to Carol.

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