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
Betty Grable Mini-Movie
Carol endeavors to make a mini-movie, one continuous story right in front of the studio audience, spoofing many of the old Betty Grable movies.
Ella Fitzgerald; Bing Crosby; Dan Rowan; Dick Martin
Ella Fitzgerald; Bing Crosby; Dan Rowan; Dick Martin.
Guest Sid Caesar demonstrating self-defense; Carol and Sid as a couple who quarrel on Christmas night; Sid, Carol and Harvey in a sketch that takes place in ancient Rome.Ken Berry, Trini Lopez
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."Frank Gorshin, Lana Turner
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.Lynn Redgrave, Mike Douglas
Highlights of this show with guests Lynn Redgrave and Mike Douglas include: a sketch about a tourist couple at an airport.Barbara Eden, Jonathan Winters
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.Lesley Ann Warren, Don Adams
"Jolly Green Thing" sketch; guest Lesley Ann Warren and the dancers perform "The Best Is Yet to Come"; a strike sketch parodying Joey Bishop's and Johnny Carson's talk shows.Juliet Prowse, Martha Raye
A "Sleeping Beauty" production number; a legs and mouth sketch; a "V.I.P." sketch satirizing Lynda Bird Johnson's wedding.Dick Chamberlain, Gloria Loring, Kay Medford
Carol and guest Richard Chamberlain attempt to make Lyle jealous; an airport interview with a "Mother of the Year."Sonny & Cher, Nanette Fabray
Highlights of this show with guests Nanette Fabray and Sonny & Chér include: a "V.I.P." interview sketch with Carol as a nudist; an office triangle sketchDiahann Carroll, Smothers Bros., Richard Kiely
Carol and Lyle performing exercises; the Smothers Brothers doing a sketch, singing "John Henry" and joined by Carol on "Pretoria."Bobbie Gentry, Phyllis Diller, Gwen Verdon
"Dr. Jekyll and Mrs. Hyde"; a routine from guest Phyllis Diller; Carol and Vicki in a foreign exchange sketch.Lainie Kazan Imogene Coca
A "V.I.P." sketch about Miss America; Carol, Harvey and guest Imogene Coca perform a coffee commercial sketch.Lucille Ball, Tim Conway, Gloria Loring
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.Jonathan Winters, Eddie Albert
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.Liza Minnelli, Sid Caesar
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."Jim Nabors
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.