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
- Cary Grant reportedly told Carol Burnett that he would turn off the television when The Family Sketches came on as he found it too painful to watch.
- According to Burnett, she threatened to fire Harvey Korman for being rude to guests Tim Conway and Petula Clark. She told Korman that he could be rude to her but he could never be rude to the guests.
- Lyle Waggoner and Vicki Lawrence were the hardest ones in the cast to break up. Tim Conway often tried hard to get Vicki Lawrence to break up.