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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

If there is one thing The Carol Burnett Show never managed to accomplish was scoring the desired rating it desperately wanted. Critics listed the show as one of the best television programs of all time, but from the moment it aired in 1967 to 1978, the series was not a ratings juggernaut, despite the fact that the show peaked at No. 13 in the Nielsen ratings during the 1969-1970 season. No matter how successful it was, the show consistently ranked in the 20s for the first nine seasons and never made it to the top 10. See more »

Quotes

Carol Bradford: When we were first married you wanted my meatloaf five nights a week.
Roger Bradford: When we were first married there were a lot of things I wanted five nights a week.
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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 Saturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Carol's Theme
Written by Joe Hamilton
Performed by Carol Burnett
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The BEST comedy series of all time!
28 August 1999 | by Richard-110See all my reviews

Half of the fun of watching Carol Burnett and Friends was watching the actors and actresses try to maintain straight faces during their skits, even when on the inside they were dying to burst out laughing. What made this series funny is that the actors and actresses ad-libbed most of their lines. This way, even the other actors didn't know what would be said next. I've seen many episodes of this show and each one of them keeps me laughing. This is comedy at it highest, at a time when humor was based on slapstick humor and the totally unexpected instead of sexual one-liners. If you ever get a chance to see this show, watch it. You won't be disappointed--especially if you're fortunate to see the episode where Lyle Waggoner is a prisoner of war in WWII interrogated by German officers Harvey Korman and Tim Conway.


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