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TV Shows - Carol Burnett and Friends

The Carol Burnett Show is a sketch comedy television show starring Carol Burnett, Tim Conway, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, and Lyle Waggoner. It originally ran on CBS from September 11, 1967 to March 29, 1978 for 278 episodes, and originated from CBS Television City's Studio 33 (also known as the Bob Barker Studio).

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1 Mama's Family Every show had a Mama's Family skit
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2 Last Season Dick Van Dyke Tried to Be Regular
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3 Day One Just Not Funny
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4 Syndication Cut the episodes in half
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1 I hate that the syndicated version of the show is pared down to a half an hour. My husband gave me a DVD with some uncut episodes, and it just underlined how much the distinctive flavor of the show was watered down by the editing. -- Submitted By: (Hateaol) on April 24, 2014, 11:49 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 This was one of the best shows in TV history. I could go on and on but won't. Great writing. Some of the best moments were the spoofs made of television commercials. With that being said the show did go down hill the last few years. -- Submitted By: (Pete) on May 14, 2013, 8:09 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 Parker, IIRC, Mr. Korman left 'Carol Burnett' to do a sitcom called 'The Harvey Korman Show' in which he played this barely employed, obnoxious older actor who got on everyone's case. No surprise that it only lasted six weeks. In any event, he did NOT return to 'Carol Burnett' before it went off the air and the show limped along after the Van Dyke fail and departure with just the three regulars of Miss Burnett, Tim Conway and Vicki Lawrence. Thankfully, these three were by no means petty people and happily welcomed Mr. Korman back to join in several series' retrospects- not to mention a few episodes of 'Mama's Family' and Tim Conway and Mr. Korman worked together quite extensively until Mr. Korman's death to Miss Burnett's delight. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on September 14, 2012, 9:37 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
4 Pelirojo, correct me if I'm remembering something wrong here, but I thought Harvey Korman left before the final season because he got his own variety show, which also didn't work out and was cancelled after only a few episodes. I thought after his own show was cancelled that he returned to Carol Burnett to replace the short-lived Van Dyke and finish out the show's final season. Like I said, could be wrong. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 13, 2012, 2:06 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
5 This show did a reverse jump/bone. The first few seasons had too much melodrama, and Lyle Waggoner never seemed to fit (no matter how much Carol ogled him). Once Korman and Conway became regulars the show hit its stride and was consistently funny. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on October 9, 2010, 12:58 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
6 I said it once, I said it twice, I said enough times to lose count, but I'll say it again: They don't make shows like they used to. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on September 14, 2010, 8:38 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
7 let us all join hands and pray thet the celeb-impersonator nut (well, in this case son-of-a-celeb impersonator nut) known to entirely too many of us as 'Chris P. Korman' does not ever, *ever* discover this site. Pleasejesusandthankyouinadvance. -- Submitted By: (elainewood) on September 13, 2010, 4:36 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
8 My favorite moments from Carol Burnett & Friends were the unscripted moments where Harvey Korman would get so cracked up at Tim Conway that he couldn't continue his lines and so Tim Conway would just obviously fill the void with improv- meanwhile everybody is now on the verge of completely losing it- the audience knows it and they're laughing right along as TC just keeps plugging away.... Classic stuff. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on March 3, 2010, 2:52 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
9 There is nothing in television past, present or future that is funnier than the "Went With the Wind" sketch! Her coming down the stairs with the curtain rod across her shoulders is legendary! -- Submitted By: (Stephanie) on November 13, 2009, 6:55 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
10 My fave 'Family' skit had to do when it was Mama's birthday and right after Ellen gave Mama a mink coat, Eunice eagerly unwrapped off HER gift to Mama- a fly swatter. "It makes a GREAT converSAtion piece!" Between Mama's disgusted face and Eunice dumbly prattling on about her gift's 'virtues'(that did NOT include being able to kill flies), I couldn't stop laughing. Of course, Mama killed me when (after the inevitable family war started by Eunice), Mama dissed Eunice by saying "Eunice, I hope I never got so old and decrepit that I have to have a bunch of strangers standing in my kitchen with nothing better to do than talk about fly swatters!" Oh, yeah, and Carol Burnett doing the Scarlett bit (complete with curtain rod) was a side-splitter! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 16, 2009, 2:40 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
11 I love this one she so funny i like it when she do eunice and she try and sing on the gong show. she sing feelings and that the worst song of all time. I also like when she do that old lady with the glasses who go OW every time she fall down or someone knock her head.i think that one called stella something. -- Submitted By: (shanequia) on August 10, 2009, 4:20 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
12 I remember watching this as a little boy with my mom. Great memories! I don't know if it boned or not. Regardless, it is a classic show which could never be duplicated today. -- Submitted By: (Linco) on July 8, 2009, 2:07 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
13 What's seldom been mentioned in its many retrospectives and cast reunions is the fact that the late Harvey Korman left the show before the final season and they attempted to fill in the void by inviting Dick Van Dyke to be a regular! Despite the fact that he was a legend due to the success of his own show a decade earlier, Van Dyke just wasn't able to mesh with the rest of the performers even with the fanfare and build up Carol tried to give him in welcoming him to the show. They even had him try to be part of ' The Family' recurring skits in which Van Dyke played Eunice's boarder who took up residence after Ed abandoned her. Why a boarder? Possibly because Van Dyke may not have been able to muster an even halfway convincing Southern accent but Roddy McDowell didn't attempt one either but he did play Mama's son (and Eunice's brother) Phillip! In any case, Van Dyke just didn't work out so he and the show parted company quietly but abruptly parted ways and they didn't attempt to have any regulars besides Carol, Vicki Lawrence or Tim Conway for the remainder of the final season and the show just ran out of steam. However; Burnett was shrewd enough to have it end with a rather memorable retrospective Finale which ended with her climbing the stage in her Cleaning Woman costume and singing a poignant rendition of her theme song! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on April 22, 2009, 7:23 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
14 Great show. The chemistry between the four primary players was outstanding. The Mama character was OK but they just played it to death until it eventually became a series. Whenever they brought anyone else in like Ken Barry it wasn't as funny either. Carol Burnett does rock. -- Submitted By: (JoeBagODonuts) on April 21, 2009, 5:03 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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