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
- Burnett ended the series even though CBS wanted to renew it for a twelfth season. Burnett felt that show had run out of ideas.
- Dick Van Dyke was brought in to replace Harvey Korman for the eleventh season. But Van Dyke struggled on the show and left after three months.
- Vicki Lawrence wrote a fan letter to Carol Burnett while still in High School, Carol received the letter on the day that Vicki was going to be in a miss fireball contest, having a feeling…
[show]Vicki Lawrence wrote a fan letter to Carol Burnett while still in High School, Carol received the letter on the day that Vicki was going to be in a miss fireball contest, having a feeling about her. Carol found her dad's number, called Vicki, and attended the contest. They talked for 5 minutes when Carol told her that she will keep in touch and they will discuss Vicki's Career. Vicki auditioned and got the part of Carol's kid sister and became Carol's protégée.