Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Carol Burnett's Favorite Sketches - Yours, Too?

Join beloved funny lady Carol Burnett as she presents her personally-selected favorite moments from her long-running variety series The Carol Burnett Show on Saturday, June 4 at 8:30 p.m.

Laugh along with Carol and her hilarious troupe of regulars Harvey Korman, Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner, and special guests Steve Martin and Betty White.

In addition to classic skits and characters, several of the sketches Carol selected are from the first five years of the series and have not been seen in decades.  To be featured: 
  • “As the Stomach Turns: Close Encounters”
    The soap opera parody pokes fun at the alien visitation classic Close Encounters of the Third Kind with guests Steve Martin and Betty White.
  • “The Dentist”
    The famous sketch with Harvey Korman as the very first patient of nervous dentist Tim Conway, who just got out of dental school and accidentally injects himself with Novocain.
  • “Went With the Wind”
    Ranking as of the greatest sight gags in TV history: Starlet O’Hara (Carol) appears in a dress made from curtains in this famous Gone With The Windparody.
  • “Nora Desmond: The Commercial”
    Carol satirizes Norma Desmond from Sunset Boulevard as an actress looking for a career via a Knock ’Em Dead bug spray commercial.
  • “The Oldest Man: Galley Slaves”
    Slave ship taskmaster (Lyle Waggoner) assigns a rowing partner in the form of “The Oldest Man” (Tim Conway) for one of his men (Harvey Korman).
  • “The Family - Sorry!”
    Eunice, Ed and Mama sit down for a nice little game of Sorry! and things get ugly fast, causing Mama to lay into Eunice with the put-down “You got splinters in the windmills of your mind.”
  • “Tudball and Wiggins”
    Mr. Tudball and his secretary Mrs. Wiggins are up to their old shenanigans trying to implement a fire safety program.
  • “As the Stomach Turns: Mother Marcus”
    A hilarious visit from the most notorious snoop in Canoga Falls.
After the June 4 premiere, Carol Burnett's Favorite Sketches airs on June 12 at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, June 16 at 10 p.m. Please check your local listings for additional dates and times.