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
RELEASE DATE: 8/30/16
The Plot Thus Far
During the late ’60s, CBS was “The Carol Burnett Show” network, a joking reference based on the program’s widespread popularity and huge ratings. Yet the first five seasons have never resurfaced—no re-runs, streaming video, DVDs or other formats—until now!
Time Life introduces THE LOST EPISODES, which bring back unforgettable moments from the show’s groundbreaking first five years. Finally, fans can tune in to rediscover what made the program tick and stick around as one of the best hours on TV. And now you can own the ULTIMATE COLLECTION.
Never before released on DVD, now you can own the best of the first five seasons of The Carol Burnett Show. This 22-DVD SET features 45 EPISODES including:
The birth of many classic sketches—As the Stomach Turns, “Carol and Sis,”“The Oldest Man,” and more!
Show-stopping musical performances and amazing costumes.
Legendary guest stars like Lucille Ball, Bing Crosby, Phyllis Diller, Bob Newhart, Burt Reynolds, Don Rickles, Joan Rivers, Jonathan Winters and many more!
A collectible 40-page Guest Book with autographs from Carol’s guests, friends and fans; production photos; and notes from Carol herself!
PLUS OVER 20 HOURS OF BONUS FEATURES including:
A backstage tour of Studio 33 where the show was filmed with Carol, Tim, Vicki, and Lyle.
Exclusive interviews with Alan Alda, Julie Andrews, Tony Bennett, Steve Carell, Tina Fey and many more.
Rare Carol TV specials.
Newly produced featurettes.
Hilarious bonus sketches.
And never-before-seen outtakes!
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