Television show featuring skits by Carol Burnett and her comedy troupe. Each episode would feature a variety of sketches, which would often parody stuff found in pop culture. Besides playing various characters Lyle Waggoner was also the Announcer from 1967 to 1974 when Ernie Anderson took over until the close. In 1991, a new version of the series was created (see the link below).
Last Episode11x24 A Special Evening with Carol Burnett Aired: Mar. 29, 1978
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Series Fun Facts
- Carol Burnett wanted to perform for middle class Americans because she saw them as "they smart they know everything you can't play down to them"
- The show had a successful spin off of one their popular sketches "The Family" called Mama's Family that ran from 1983-1990; it starred Vicki Lawrence, Ken Berry, and Dorothy Lyman. The first two…
[show]The show had a successful spin off of one their popular sketches "The Family" called Mama's Family that ran from 1983-1990; it starred Vicki Lawrence, Ken Berry, and Dorothy Lyman. The first two season also had guest and semi regulars from Rue McClanahan, Betty White, and Carol Burnett; Harvey Korman also guest starred and directed many shows in the first two seasons. In later seasons Beverly Archer and Allan Kayser join the cast.
- Carol Burnett and Vicki Lawrence both became pregnant during the series run, Carol Burnett during first season and Vicki Lawrence during the Eighth Season.