CAROL BURNETT SHOW, THE: CLASSIC CAROL

CAROL BURNETT SHOW, THE: CLASSIC CAROL REVIEWED

Carol Burnett has a great talent which really showed when she would often come out & take questions from her live studio audience. While the show was taped, it was done at CBS studios in front of a live audience much the same as Red Skelton did for many years in California. While Carol was always the star, she never minded sharing the air with some fantastic support.

Carol’s “Mrs. Wh-Whiggins” was a riot, along with Tim’s “Mr. Tudball”, and perhaps the funniest segments were those with both Tim and Harvey. The audience never seemed to mind it when Harvey lost control and laughed out of character. The depth of material that keeps going on and on while remaining fresh is enough to destroy lesser comedians.

The thing that made it great besides the cast were the various recurring sketches that were very expertly created. Sketches like Tudball and Wiggins, the Old Folks, As the Stomach Turns, the kid sister and, of course, Eunice, which was the inspiration for the series “Mama’s Family”, helped to make this variety hour a classic. Besides “Mama and Eunice” any one of these shows could have become a series on its own. The only thing that caused the show to go downhill though was when Harvey Korman left.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Interviews
  • Featurettes
  • Bonus Shows

A/V STATS

  • 1.33:1 standard definition transfer
  • Dolby Digital 2.0

RELEASE DATE: 10/18/16

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