The Carol Burnett Show is an American variety/sketch comedy television show starring Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, and Lyle Waggoner. In 1975, frequent guest star Tim Conway became a regular after Waggoner left the series. In 1977, Dick Van Dyke replaced Korman but it was agreed that it was not a match and he left after 10 episodes. The show originally ran on CBS from September 11, 1967, to March 29, 1978, for 279 episodes, and again with nine episodes in fall 1991. The series originated in CBS Television City's Studio 33, and won 25 primetime Emmy Awards, was ranked number 16 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time in 2002, and in 2007 was listed as one of Time's 100 Best TV Shows of All Time.
After the original run
Highlights include: "The Swinging 6 O'Clock News"; a "V.I.P." interview with the wife of the Jolly Green Giant; and musical numbers from guests Trini López ("Sally Was a Good Old Girl" and "Sonny") and Ken Berry ("Mack the Knife"); and a takeoff of "Show Boat."
Carol's guest Lana Turner sings "Heavenly Music" while dancing with the Lester Flatt troop. Frank Gorshin does impressions then becomes Bluebeard with Carol his 13th wife. Carol and Harvey are a bickering couple on a game show.
Guests Jonathan Winters and Barbara Eden join Carol for the opening question-and-answer segment; a "V.I.P." interview segment with Jonathan as Santa Claus; Carol and Vicki in a sketch about a surprise party.
Two women (Carol and guest Lucille Ball) go to the "Café Argentine" whose staff includes a goose-stepping maitre d' (Harvey); Carol as a housewife fighting off a recalcitrant washing machine and attacking pigeons, only to end up impaled by a medieval lance.
Jonathon Winters mimics Jackie Gieason; Carol plays a movie star attempting a comeback and a model playing in her first jungle film; in a husband-and-wife routine Carol and Harvey can't seem to remember the names of their guests.
A "V.I.P." interview sketch satirizing Luci Baines Johnson; Carol and Vicki do a "Sleeping Beauty" skit; guest Sid Caesar as a father awaiting the birth of his child; Carol and Lyle do a "How Tall Is Your Announcer" segment; a parody of "Star Trek."
Carol's series premiere guest is Jim Nabors - Highlights of this inaugural edition include: a "V.I.P." interview with Shirley Dimple; Jim and Carol as two misfit skiers in "The Ski Lodge," and the first "Carol and Sis" sketch.
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