There’s no truth to the rumor that “CBS” ever stood for The “Carol Burnett Show”. For eleven seasons and 278 episodes, this star studded extravaganza of sketch comedy, song and dance became entertainment central for the network and TV viewers. Taped before a live audience at Hollywood’s CBS Televsion City Studio 33, The Carol Burnett Show featured clever, dazzling production numbers in an intimate environment, thanks to strategic camera placement that brought the actors and audience closer together. Burnett operated in a relaxed theater setting that allowed her to take questions, cut loose with her famous Tarzan yell, and join second bananas Harvey Korman, Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence, and Lyle Waggoner to have a laugh or sing a song. The Emmy Award-Winning program, which ran from 1967 to 1978 and ranks high on “Best Shows of All Time” lists, made household names out of the whole bunch. Carol and company ruled the airwaves without taking themselves or show biz too seriously.
Sunday, June 12, 9:30 PM on KTWU-HD, Channel 11.1, join Carol Burnett for her personally selected favorite moments from her long-running comedy series, including sketches from the first five years of the show not seen in decades.