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This ad is for a 31 D VD Set of the Hit comedy Series The Carol Burnett Show. You get 62 uncut 1 Hour Episodes of this great show with perfect (10/10) Quality. this series is great and Comes Complete with professional on screen Menus for easy episode navigation.. Own this set today and relive all the great memories for just a small percentage of its actual value. The complete show line up is below. I dont offer refunds but i will gladly replace any defective disc. Thanks for the interest and let me know if you have any questions.Volume 1 Guests Dinah Shore Aired: November 13, 1976 Among the many sketch specialties honed to a zany art on The Carol Burnett Show was the movie parody, but, frankly, my dear none of the cinematic satires achieved greater notoriety than "Went With the Wind." This breezy lampoon of Gone with the Wind includes one of the biggest and most memorable laughs in television history. Remember where Starlet got that stunning new dress? Other highlights: Carol introduces Anthony Hopkins, who's sitting in the audience; Tim Conway plays his Oldest Man character as a butcher; and guest star Dinah Shore takes part in the "Basin Street" New Orleans finale. As Harvey observes in one of the special interview segments taped for this Collector's Edition, "We did a Broadway musical revue every week.Roddy Mcdowall,The Jackson 5 Aired: March 16, 1974 This seventh-season show marks the first "Family" sketch, wit Carol as Eunice, Harvey as Ed and Vicki Lawrence as the ever-critical Mama - none of whom appreciate the accomplishments of Eunice's brother, Nobel Prize-winning writer Philip (guest start Roddy McDowall). Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5 appear in two numbers, including the "This Old Man" finale, which as Carol relates, got an extra jolt from a Los Angeles earthquake. Volume 2 Guests Ken Berry, Jack Weston Aired: October 20, 1973 Jack Weston, who later co-starred with Carol Burnett in Alan Alda's The Four Seasons (1981), appears in three comedy sketches during this seventh-season show: "Computer Date," about two nervous people bonding over world's record; "The Operation," about marital miseries mirthfully making a mockery of medicine; and "Ethel Herman," with Carol as the title character, a bigger-than-life singer at a small-time supper club. Another gust star, frequent visitor Ken Berry, gets to show his moves as both a physical comedian and a hoofer (the song-and-dance number "It's Not Where You Start" features the former F-Troop star performing the tune in several different styles and costumes). And the movie parody had Harvey Korman's Dr Jekyll turning into Carol's Ms. Hyde. Rock Hudson, Steve Lawrence Aired: January 29, 1977 Two of Carol's favorite guest starts, Steve Lawrence and Rock Hudson, sing, dance and clown their way through this tenth-season show. Much to the amazement of Tim's long-suffering Mr. Tudball, Rock is the dashing suitor hopelessly smitten with Carol's magnificently blank Mrs. Wiggins. As Carol says in one of the special introductions taped for this Collector's Edition, "The IQ Fairy never did pay her a visit." Steve sings "You Take My Heart Away." Rock and Carol play a husband-and-wife anchor team airing their grievances while on the air. Then both Rock and Steve join the cast for a '40s-style finale packed with songs by Broadway legend Jule Styne (including "People, "Together," "Small World" and "Everything's Coming up Roses"). Volume 3 Guests Carl Reiner, Aired: January 19, 1974 Carl Reiner, the versatile mirth master who played second banana to Sid Caesar throughout the '50s (on both Your Show of Shows and Caesar's Hour), appears with another of television's great second bananas, Harvey Korman, in the "Funny6 Lady" sketch, which features Carol as a stand-up comic seeing a marriage counselor because she can't stop pelting her husband (Harvey) with one-liners. The psychiatrist tries shock therapy: She must remain absolutely quiet while he asks her such questions as, "How lazy is your brother-in-law?" The first-rate second bananas also appears with Carol in "Accident Prone," about a couple trying to get a Small State insurance policy, and "La Caperucita Roja," a Mexican-flavored retelling of Little Red Riding Hood (the wolf is a bull, played by Carl, and Harvey in Grandma). Steve Lawrence Aired: January 10, 1970 In one of the special interview segments taped for the Collector's Edition, Tim Conway reveals that his very real frustration with an intercom was the inspiration for the very first "Mrs. Wiggins" sketch, which is among the highlights of this Mr. Tudball tries to explain the new intercom system to Mrs. Wiggins (Carol), but either the intercom or his secretary isn't quite wired right. In 1978, Tim won both writing and acting Emmys for his work on The Carol Burnett Show. Musical numbers include frequent guest start Steve Lawrence singing "In the Still of the Night," a tunes from 1915 medley performed by Steve and Carol, a salute to Universal Studios and a tribute to big-band leader Glenn Miller (songs include "Moonlight Serenade" and Pennsylvania 6-5000"). Volume 4 Guests Rock Hudson, Nancy Walker Aired: February 15, 1975 Rock Hudson turns song-and-dance man for two segments, both featuring his McMillan & Wife co-star, Nancy Walker (also known as Ida Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda). First, very tall Rock and very short Nancy team up for an up-and-down rendition of "Mine." Then the guest stars join Carol and the cast for "When My Baby Laughs at Me," a spoof of When My Baby Smiles at Me, the 1948 film with Betty Grable and Dan Dailey. Carol Burnett Show announcer Ernie Anderson, Tim Conway's close friend and for many years "the voice" of ABC on promotional spots, makes a brief appearance in this movie parody. Rock plays Skip Hoot, the vaudeville golden boy who turns into a fourteen-carat heel when he walks out on , his devoted wife and show business partner (Carol).Roddy McDowall Aired: November 1, 1975 Making of the several guest appearances on The Carol Burnett Show, Roddy McDowall gives his host some advice on tongue twisters a lighthearted lesson that leads to a rendition of the song "Moses Supposes." Roddy and Carol return to play a feuding couple in the "Assembly Line" sketch, right after Harvey Korman and Tim Conway portray "tough" truck drivers coping with divorce. Ten Tim and Vicki Lawrence appear in a true musical-comedy sketch (she handles the music, singing "For Once in My Life," while he, of course handles the comedy). This ninth-season show also has more than a little fun with The Little Foxes, spoofing the film version of Lillian Hellman's play. Carol has the Bette Davis role, Virginia, who is hoping that her invalid husband (Roddy) will soon die. It all builds to an "explosive" finale. Volume 5 Guests Jim Nabors, Aired: September 25, 1976 The tradition at The Carol Burnett Show (CBS, 1967-78) was for Carol's "special buddy" Jim Nabors to appear in the first episode of each season. This 10th-season opener teams the former Gomer Pyle star with Carol for a rendition of "The Rain in Spain" that harkens back to his very first appearance on the long-running variety show. He then joins the entire cast for a satire on the soap satire Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (featuring Carol's pig-tail perfect impression of Louise Lasser) and the "Shipwreck in Tahiti" musical number. Another highlight is one of the finest "Family" sketches, with Eunice (Carol), Ed (Harvey Korman) and Mama (Vicki Lawrence) sitting down for a "friendly" game of Monopoly. Carol's Eunice reveals a lifetime of disappointment and resentment between Baltic Avenue and Boardwalk. Ken Berry, Carl Reiner Aired: December 14, 1974 This eight-season show features another of Carol's favorite guests, Ken Berry, who gives them the old "Razzle Dazzle" in a late-1800's barbershop number. The former F-Tropp and Mayberry star also plays Hamlet in a clever musical spoof of the Shakespearean tragedy about the melancholy Dane ("the boy in black is blue"). Harvey does double duty as erudite host Alister Cookie and King Claudius, while Carl Reiner, creator of The Dick Van Dyke Show, contributes a spirited portrayal as the ghost of Hamlet's father (whose having such a great time in the afterlife, he doesn't want to be avenged). That's after Carl saves the day in the Airport '75 parody, "Disaster '75" (with Carol and Harvey on board as Norma Desmond and Max). Volume 6 Guests Ken Berry, Aired: March 26, 1977 It was tough for a performer to keep a straight face in a comedy sketch with Tim Conway. First Harvey Korman fails to do so when Tim's wonderfully sarcastic Mr. Tudball tries to implement a fire-safety plan with Carol's fabulously vacant Mrs. Wiggins. Then Vicki Lawrence breaks up when Tim plays a soldier stranded in the desert with a commanding officer (Harvey) who has a militant approach to mirages. Frequent guest star Ken Berry taps his way through "I Got Rhythm," then joins the cast for "Babes in Barns," a parody of such Mickey Rooney-Judy Garland "let's put on a show" movie musicals as Babes in Arms. Ken Berry was Carol's co-star in the network television production of "Once Upon a Mattress" in the early '70's. Bernadette Peters Aired: February 16, 1974 It's Carol's turn to break up at Tim's antics during an "As the Stomach Turns" parody of The Exorcist. Guest star Bernadette Peters has a devil of a good time playing 12-year-old Raven, Carol's possessed niece. Tim, a favorite guest star before becoming a regular in 1975, is the exterminator-turned-exorcist who battles evil with such symbols of purity as a white shoe worn by Pat Boone, a picture of Doris Day drinking a glass of milk and a branch from the King Family's Christmas tree. Bernadette then sings "Blame It on My Youth," and returns for the finale, a mini-musical salute to composer Harry Warren. Harvey and Tim also team up for a World War II sketch about Japanese sailors in a two-man submarine out to sink Cleveland (the city where Tim got his start on television). Volume 7 Guests Roddy McDowall, Bernadette Peters, Aired: March 17, 1975 Three actors played Eunice's brothers in "Family" sketches: Roddy McDowall, Tom Smothers and Alan Alda (a fourth brother, Vinton, was played by Ken Berry in the signoff series, Mama's Family). This eight-season show marks the second of Roddy's three appearances as Philip, a Nobel Prize-winning writer whose success is lost on Eunice (Carol), Ed (Harvey Korman) and Mama (Vicki Lawrence). Roddy also appears in one of the series' sharpest movie parodies, "The Lady Heir," a terrific take-off on The Heiress. The episode's other guest star, Bernadette Peters, sings "All That Jazz," appears with Carol in a bit about typists who are the same type and joins the company for the mini-musical Paris finale (featuring the songs of Fiddler on the Roof composers Harnick and Bock). Betty White Aired: November 22, 1975 Betty White (Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Moore Show) plays Eunice's sister, Ellen, in another classic "Family" sketch. Old resentments and painful revelations are hopping as the sisters "help" Mama clean up the attic- and Ellen tells Eunice what became of her beloved pet rabbit, Fluffy. Betty, later one of the stars of NBC's Golden Girls, also appears with Carol in a sketch abut two former cheerleaders attending a "Class of '32" reunion. She then joins Carol, Harvey, Vicki and Tim Conway in a tribute to the Ziegfeld Follies. During her monologue, Carol introduces Betty's husband, Password host Allen Ludden, who is sitting in the audience (Ludden and White had appeared as themselves in the classic Password episode of The Odd Couple). Volume 8 Guests Sammy Davis Jr., Aired: September 20, 1975 The versatile Sammy Davis Jr. lights up this ninth-season show, drawing on his considerable gifts as an actor, comedian, singer and dancer. In the poignant and incisive "Backstage" sketch, he plays a star returning to his Southern hometown and encountering a childhood friend (Carol) who's prejudices remain very much alive. After performing a medley of his hits (including "Yes I Can," "What Kind of Fool Am I," "I Gotta Be Me," "Hey There" and "Candy Man"), Sammy appears in a Western skit as a jilted deputy packing a six-gun and hurt feelings after getting dumped by the Marshall (Harvey Korman). The Caribbean finale is a salute to composer Harold Arlen, featuring such tunes as "Stormy Weather," "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" and "Get Happy." Shirley Maclaine Aired: October 4, 1975 Another versatile performer, future Oscar winner Shirley MacLaine (Terms of Endearment), guest stars in this ninth-season show, reading and singing about funny fan letters with Carol, playing a mother coping with little league-obsessed parents and appearing as Carol's "reflection" in the "Gorgeous" finale. The episode also includes the"Family" sketch in which Eunice (Carol) insists that Ed (Harvey) tell Mama (Vicki Lawrence) why they got married and "The Hollow Hero" sketch with Tim Conway as the palace guard stubbornly refusing to let the Queen (Carol) enter without the password. Harvey and Tim then team for "200 Years Ago Today," a spoof of the Bicentennial spots then airing constantly during commercial breaks. Volume 9 Guests Steve Lawrence Aired: February 5, 1974 Carol appears as one of her many regular characters, ancient acting coach Stella Toddler, in a sketch about the tottering teacher being immortalized in cement at Grauman's Chinese Theatre. This seventh-season episode also features two of her favorite guest starts: Steve Lawrence, who sings "Maybe This Time," and Tim Conway (before becoming a regular), who plays a man who can't quite stop monkeying around after being chomped on by a chimp. Steve and Tim both appear in the "Ad Men" skit with Harvey Korman (each having a tough time stifling the giggles), playing advertising executives acting like lovers caught in a romantic triangle. Everybody then sings and dies their way through a musical finale about death scenes. Steven Lawrence Aired: February 2, 1974 Aired a few weeks after the previous episode on this Collector's Edition Volume, this show brings back Steve and Tim as guest stars- and shows what happened during the dress rehearsal for the "Ad Men" sketch (for once, it's Tim who loses his comedic composure and collapses in laughter). But Tim gets Harvey chuckling in a sketch about the Oldest Man helping an actor who requires the fastest, most efficient dresser available. Steve sings "Rainy Days and Mondays" and appears in the "Bachelor Party" sketch as a man who accepts a dangerous bar bet and winds up putting the moves on his fiancee's sister (Carol). He then joins the cast for a mini-musical salute to George Gershwin, which is staged like a Busy Berkeley musical. Volume 10 Guests Steve Lawrence, Lily Tomlin Aired: November 8, 1972 Lily Tomlin, having become a comedic sensation on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, is the guest star for this sixth-season episode. She appears in the opening number, "We're All Playing in the Same Band" (with the show's other guest star, Steve Lawrence); performs a monologue as a woman abandoned by her boyfriend; plays newly divorced "poor Shirley" in a "Carol & Sis" sketch and portrays the tough prison matron in the satirical "Caged Dames." Steve performs a two-song medley- "I Get Along Without You" and "Can't Live (If Living Is Without You"), then does his Marlon Brando impression for a sketch about "the Godfather" trying to enjoy a quiet honeymoon. Carol, as the Charwoman, cleans up the dancers' dressing rooms and sings "If They Could See Me Now" and "Baby Dream Your Dream." Alan Alda Aired: December 21, 1974 Five-time Emmy winner Alan Alda (Hawkeye Pierce on M*A*S*H) appears in a "Family" sketch as Eunice's brother Larry, a commercial artist who makes the dreadful mistake of getting home for a Christmas visit. Alan then appears with Carol in the "Nobody Does It Like Me" sketch (playing a put-upon department store Santa) and "Morton of the Movies" (as a shy fellow who can only woo a girl by using dialogue from favorite films). The big finale, "Take Me Back to Manhattan," features songs about the Big Apple: "East Side, West Side," "New York, New York (A Hell of a Town)," "The Lullaby of Broadway," "I'll Take Manhattan" and "How About You." Alan later cast Carol in The Four Seasons, The 1981 film he directed. Volume 11 Guests Gloria Swanson, Aired: September 29, 1973 Gloria Swanson's appearance on The Carol Burnett Show was due to a fan letter. The fan letter was written by Gloria Swanson- to Carol Burnett. The silen-screen legend had been Carol in a sketch as Nora Desmond, the CBS star's takeoff on faded film star Norma Desmond, Swanson's memorable character in director Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard (1950). "And so we got Miss Swanson to come on the show because she wrote me a letter and said she'd gotten a kick out of it," Carol says. Swanson, 76, when she appeared on this show, sings and dances her way through "I've Been Around" and "A New Fangled Tango." She returns for the touching "Silents is Golden" number, in which Carol's Charwoman character imagines herself in a silent movie with Charlie Chaplin (Played by Swanson) Steven Lawrence, Paul Sand Aired: November 3, 1973 And speaking of Billy Wilder, this episode, also from the seventh season, includes the hilarious "Double Calamity" sketch , a takeoff on the director's 1944 film noir classic, Double Indemnity. Frequent guest star Steve Lawrence will kill you in the Fred Macurray part while Carol gets away with murder (well, almost) in what stands as one of the series' sharpest movie spoofs. The evening's other guest star, Paul Sand, joins Carol in "Pregnant Pause," a sketch about a man coping with jealousy stirred up by his wife's pregnancy. Steve Lawrence sings "I've Got You Under My Skin," later joining Carol and the cast for a salute to Irving Berlin, a mini-musical number that includes such beloved tunes as "White Christmas," "Easter Parade," "Top Hat," "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "Always," "Heat Wave" and "God Bless America." Volume 12 Guests Dick Van Dyke, Tony Randall, Aired: February 21, 1976 Two Emmy-winning stars of Classic situation comedies, Dick Van Dyke (Rob Petrie on The dick Van Dyke Show) and Tony Randall (Felix Unger on The Odd Couple), are the guest stars for this ninth-season installment. In her opening chat with the audience, Carol gives one of her hilarious updates on what's happening in her favorite daytime serial, All My Children, and reveals that she's about to do a cameo appearance on the afternoon soap opera. "I've never been on a soap opera before, "she tells the audience, "but I've never been hooked on a soap opera before."She also reveals that, as a child, she first wanted to be an artist. Van Dyke returned to The Carol Burnett Show as a regular at the beginning of the long-running programs eleventh and final CBS season. Roddy McDowall Aired: October 30,1976 Carol gives another All My Children update in the opening chat of this tenth-season show, and tells the audience that her favorite character is the hard-luck Eunice. One of Carol's favorite guest starts, Roddy McDowall, appears as a pushy documentary director trying to film brilliant surgeon Harvey Korman's operation on resident cutup Tim Conway. Roddy returns for "The Lift," one of the word-play skits that he and Carol performed so expertly and charmingly. Vicki Lawrence sings "Hollywood Seven," and Tim is in fine exasperated form in a "Mrs. Wiggins" sketch about Mr. Tudball installing a buzzer on his office door. The finale, "Without a Word, Without a Sound," is a tribute to silent comedy, with Carol as Buster Keaton to Roddy and Harvey's Laurel and Hardy. Volume 13 Guests Roddy McDowall, Ken Berry, Aired: January 8, 1978 Roddy McDowall makes his third and final appearance in a "Family" sketch as Eunice's brother Philip, a world-renowned writer whose accomplishments are little appreciated and less respected by his ever-bickering relatives. Home to receive an honorary degree from a local university, poor Philip is constantly criticized by Mama (Vicki Lawrence). Aired during the eleventh and last CBS season for Carol Burnett's variety show, this episode allows frequent guest star Ken Berry and regular Tim Conway to showcase their considerable gifts for physical comedy in a silent-screen sketch about two slapstick pool players. Everyone returns for "High Hat," a takeoff on Top Hat, with Ken and Carol making like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The Regulars Aired: January 22, 1977 "Tonight is a family show," Carol tells the audience during the opening of this tenth-season episode. She's not talking about a G rating for the material, of course - she means that there will be no guest star and that the entertainment load will be carried by the regulars. That means spotlighting the dancers in choreography set to "Nadia's Theme." That means Tim playing a less-than-confident door-to-door salesman not really trying to sell a vacuum cleaner to Vicki. that means Carol, Harvey Korman, Tim and Vicki playing four off-key classical musicians. And it means Carol making an eyebrow-perfect Joan Crawford in "Torchy Song," a spoof of Torch Song, the 1953 film about a tough Broadway musical star who falls for a blind pianist. Volume 14 Guests Hal Linden, Aired:March 5, 1977 Versatile Hal Linden, who spent eight ABC seasons in Barney Miller (1975-82), guest stars in this tenth-year show, reminding viewers of his Broadway experience in such musicals as Bells Are Ringing and the Rothschilds. After a rendition of "I Wont Last a Day Without You," he returns to play the aptly named Snakey in "Riverboat," a mini-musical takeoff on Show Boat (with Carol as Ruby Lee, Harvey Korman as the Captain's daughter). Tim Conway plays his Oldest Man character as a ship's shakey skipper, crashing through scenery and breaking up Harvey. And Carol and Harvey chew up the scenery as Funt and Mundane in a "Ham Actor" sketch about the stage couple taking their smash-hit play to increasingly larger venues- until they're booked to play the Astro-Bowl. Eydie Gorme, Aired: February 4, 1977 Also from the tenth season of Carol Burnett's beloved CBS variety show, this episode includes the classic "Family" sketch about Eunice preparing for her "bit break" in show business - the chance to sing "Feelings" on The Gong Show. Other highlights include a "Mrs. Wiggins" encounter with Tim's Mr. Tudball trying to "teach" his blank-faced secretary about Las Vegas gambling and a bit with Harvey as a TV reporter coaching Carol though an emotional interview about the kidnapping of her husband. Guest star Eydie Gorme sings "What I Did for Love," returning for musical finale incorporating such movie songs as "Hooray for Hollywood," "Be a Clown," "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," "Thanks for the Memories," "Top Hat," "San Francisco," "The Lullaby of Broadway" and "Sonny Boy." Volume 15 Guests Steve Martin, Betty White, Aired: March 5, 1978 One of the last shows aired during the eleven-season CBS run of The Carol Burnett Show, this high-energy installment gets a power boost from comedy's wild-and-crazy guy, Steve Martin, who plays Richard Dryface in an "As the Stomach Turns" sketch that takes close aim at Close Encounters of the Third Kind. the evening's other guest star, Emmy winner Betty White (Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Moore Show) plays Canoga Park's leading interior decorator in the spacey "Stomach Turns" turn,, then reprises the character of Ellen, Eunice's snooty sister, in a "Family" installment about the less-than-civil siblings arguing about where Mama (Vicki Lawrence) should live. The grand finale is "Beach Blanker Boo Boo," a spoof with Steve and Carol taking the Frankie and Annette roles. James Garner, George Carlin, Ken Berry Aired: March 12, 1978 Also among the final shows aired by CBS, this one starts with Carol describing her 1959-62 run on The Garry Moore Show as "her biggest break in show business." The studio audience also wants to know about Carol's plans for the future, and she tells them about an upcoming TV movie based on humorist Erma Bombeck's writings (broadcast later that year, it was titled The Grass is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank). The lineup for this close-to-last hurrah is impressive: frequent guest star Ken Berry, prime-time veteran James Garner (Maverick, The Rockford Files) and comedian George Carlin. Berry plays a psychiatrist treating four patients in a remote cabin and Carlin plays a man getting his teeth "cleaned" by his vengeful ex-wife (Carol). Volume 16 Guests Pearl Bailey, Aired: October 25, 1972 Carol Burnett's wonderful array of recurring characters included hard-luck Eunice, magnificently dense Mrs. Wiggins, accident-prone Stella Toddler, the Charwoman and, featured in this sixth-season episode's opening sketch, faded silent-screen star Nora Desmond (based, of course, on Gloria Swanson's Sunset Boulevard character, Norma Desmond). Harvey Korman, as usual, is her devoted butler, Max, while Tim Conway plays the advertising executive hoping to convince Nora to do a television commercial for bug spray. Guest star Pearl Bailey sings "Where Is Love," later returning to play a psychiatrist in a comedy sketch that culminates with a rendition of "A Good Man is Hard to Find." Tim plays his Oldest Man character in a sketch about Roman galley slaves before hopping into the title role of the "F. Lee Bunny" skit about a rabbit defense lawyer. Eydie Gorme, Paul Sand Aired: October 13, 1973 Throughout the long run of the Carol Burnett Show, regular Harvey Korman appeared in a number of films, including Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles and High Anxiety. Also cast as a con artist in the 1974 musical version of Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, Harvey performs "Royalty," a song from that movie, during this seventh-season episode. Guest star Eydie Gorme sings "Take One Step," and another of Carol's friends, Paul Sand, plays a nervous newlywed in the skit titled "Honeymoon Sweet." The two guest stars join Carol, Harvey, Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner for a "Salute to Movie Series" number that includes spoofs of Dr. Kildare, The Cisco Kid, Tarzan and The Wolf Man (with Carol and Paul as a lost couple wandering into a castle where they encounter Eydie as an old woman and Vicki as a gypsy fortune teller). Volume 17 Guests Joel Grey, Vincent Price, Aired: February 9, 1974 Funny thing about Vincent Price: he could be frightfully funny. Although primarily known as a horror star, he amply demonstrated his flair for comedy by scaring up laughs in numerous appearances on The Red Skelton Show, in guest shots on sitcoms (from F Troop to The Brady Bunch) and in such films as Champagne for Caesar and His Kind of Woman. Small wonder he was a welcome guest on The Carol Burnett Show. In this seventh-season episode, he stands at podium to tell anecdotes about Abraham Lincoln's sense of humor, then returns to play a spy in a sketch with regular Harvey Korman. The episode's other guest star, Oscar winner Joel Grey (Cabaret), appears in a "Carol and Sis" skit with Carol and Vicki Lawrence, also teaming with Carol for the "Punch & Judy" finale about a street entertainer (Vincent) and his puppets. Jackson 5 Aired: January 24, 1976 Carol sings "Anybody Named Jackson" in this ninth-season episode of her long-running CBS variety show, only to be joined by five people named Jackson- the Jackson Five- who launch into "Forever Came Today." Michael and his brothers return later in the show to perform "Body Language" with Vicki. Other highlights include the skit "Washington Wacko" (with Harvey as a senator, Carol as his unpredictable wife and Tim Conway as his campaign manager) and "Swiped Life" (a spoof of A Stolen Life, the 1946 Bette Davis-Glenn Ford movie about twins, one naughty, one nice). The closing number features Carol's Charwoman cleaning up a three-ring circus, pretending to be the star of various acts. She is joined in pantomime by legendary clown Emmett Kelly, who takes a seat while she signs "It's Only a Paper Moon" and "Look for the Silver Lining." Volume 18 Guests Eydie Gorme, Aired: February 23, 1974 Although frequent guests on The Carol Burnett Show, and married, Eydie Gorme and Steve Lawrence made most of their appearances separately, each shining in song and comedy. Eydie was the guest for this seventh-season episode, singing "The Way We Were" and "How About Me." Then she has some musical fun with the rest of the cast in a series of short skits that spoof familiar song titles and lyrics. Tim Conway, not yet a regular on the show, breaks up both Harvey Korman and Lyle Waggoner in a sketch about a "brutal " Nazi interrogator. Vicki Lawrence plays a fortune teller giving Carol a lively reading. And Lyle and Vicki play Nick and Nora Charles in a parody of The Thin Man. This was the last season for Lyle, who had been with the show since it premiered in 1967. He soon was playing Major Steve Trevor on Wonder Woman. Joanne Woodard Aired: February 14, 1976 Oscar-winning actress Jo Anne Woodward (The Three Faces of Eve) is the guest star for this ninth-season episode. She jumps right in, playing Eunice's old school chum in one of the "Family" skits with Vicki Lawrence as Mama and Harvey Korman as Ed, who is working on a tricky puzzle. Other highlights include a sketch about a wealthy couple (Vicki and Harvey) arguing "through" their servants (Carol and Tim Conway); a musical number with Carol and Joanne playing wallflowers at a dance, singing "Let's Be Buddies" and "Why Can't I?"; a "Mrs. Wiggins" skit with Tim's long-suffering Mr. Tudball again trying to teach his dimbulb secretary how to work the office intercom; and the "Everything Old Is New Again" finale with Carol Vicki and Joanne in sun hats and turn-of-the century dresses. Volume 19 Guests Madeline Kahn, Aired: October 16, 1976 Madeline Kahn the guest star for this tenth-season episode, had something in common with Carol Burnett Show regular Harvey Korman. Both were members of the big-screen stock company assembled by writer-director-comedian Mel Brooks for his films. Each had wonderfully wacky roles in Brooks' Blazing Saddles (1974), High Anxiety (1977) and The History of the World, Part One (1981). She gets several chances to shine throughout this show, starting with her portrayal of a director/actress rehearsing hard-luck Eunice (Carol) for a part in a play. She and Carol then sing a duet, "Friend," both returning to participate in the "That's Showbiz" parody of That's Entertainment. the episode also features the "Mrs. Wiggins" sketch about much-exasperated Mr. Tudball (Tim Conway) doing battle with a vending machine that refuses to cough up a cup of coffee. Ben Vereen Aired: February 26, 1977 Another tenth-season episode with a versatile guest star, this show spotlights the many talents of Ben Vereen, who, like Carol Burnett, has starred in Broadway musicals (Pippin and Jesus Christ Superstar), films (Sweet Charity and Funny Lady) and TV programs (teamed with Jeff Goldblum on ABC's Tenspeed and Brown Shoe). Vereen introduces his family during Carol's opening question-and-answer session with the audience, then sings and dances his way through the delightful "If you Believe" fantasy number. He displays his knack for comedy playing a divorce lawyer being courted by a bickering couple (Harvey KIorman and Carol) in a restaurant, returning for the finale, a selection of tunes by Harold Arlen (including "Common Get Happy," "Off to See the Wizard," "That Old Black Magic," "Wish Upon a Star" and "I Love a Parade"). Volume 20 Guests Vincent Price, Joan Rivers, Aired: January 4, 1975 Before her talk shows and her many red-carpet stints with daughter Melissa at award shows, Joan Riv
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