CAROL BURNETT SHOW: THE LOST EPISODES REVIEWED
“The Carol Burnett Show: The Lost Episodes” opens with a six disc collection of episodes from the first five years of the show. These episodes had never been available on Home Video, streaming or other means. When I first heard of the set, I expected the release to look terrible. But, it appears that Burnett has had the tapes stored away in a vault for decades waiting for the right moment for release. What better than an anniversary?
Carol Burnett offers up the favorites such as The Old Folks, Carol and Sis and As the Stomach Turns. I love it when we get the favorites, but there is a sense of history to these episodes. You get to see Lucille Ball’s first appearance on the show. Plus, you get to see a young Tim Conway show up. Younger viewers might have an issue with the Variety Show format, but it grows on you. “The Carol Burnett Show: Treasures from the Vault” proves that apparently every show from 1967-1970 was lost at some point. What I dig is that all 15 episodes are presented uncut. Time Life knows how to do it right. The DVD comes with interviews, bonus sketches, featurettes and outtakes as the special features.
You also get a ton of exclusive bonus features on two bonus DVDs. If that wasn’t enough, you get the guest sign-in book and a ton of newly produced featurettes. While a lot of the material had been released before, there are so many new exclusives in this set. If you’re a Burnett super fan, give it a shot.
- Rare Carol TV specials
- Bonus Book
- Bonus Sketches
- 1.33:1 standard definition transfer