History Series / TheCarolBurnettShow

6th Jul '17 5:31:22 PM dsneybuf
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* AccidentalMisnaming: A non-malicious example: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbDHE4kQ1Xs One "Family" sketch]] has the character of Mavis Danton (played by guest star [[Film/BlazingSaddles Madeline Kahn]]) constantly refer to Eunice as "Bernice".

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* AccidentalMisnaming: A non-malicious example: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbDHE4kQ1Xs One "Family" sketch]] sketch has the character of Mavis Danton (played by guest star [[Film/BlazingSaddles Madeline Kahn]]) Creator/MadelineKahn) constantly refer to Eunice as "Bernice".



* BitsOfMeKeepPassingOut: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9T8i4FkNVo The Dentist Sketch]]" in which a hapless dentist (Tim Conway) keeps accidentally injecting various parts of his body with Novocaine.

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* BitsOfMeKeepPassingOut: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9T8i4FkNVo The "The Dentist Sketch]]" Sketch" in which a hapless dentist (Tim Conway) keeps accidentally injecting various parts of his body with Novocaine.



* BunnyEarsLawyer: A [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3eqWYGahgA literal]] example.
* TheChewToy: Most of Tim's and many of Carol's characters, mainly the Oldest Man and Stella Toddler, respectively. [[TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat And yes]], the two characters ''did'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOwmSbD20aQ cross over]].
* ChromaKey: Used (and PlayedForLaughs) in some closing mini-musicals from later seasons, like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eYvZ7_RZdM&t=300s "Beach Blanket Boo-Boo"]].
* {{Corpsing}}: Tim Conway was notorious for breaking up the others on the show. In many of the sketches featuring Conway and Harvey Korman, it was all Korman could do to get through it without collapsing. And keep in mind, it wasn't like this was live: the show was taped. Conway was just that funny. Causing Carol Burnett herself to lose it was a major feat, but Conway accomplished it several times. ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qqE_WmagjY Here]], for instance.)

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* %%* BunnyEarsLawyer: A [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3eqWYGahgA literal]] literal example.
* TheChewToy: Most of Tim's and many of Carol's characters, mainly the Oldest Man and Stella Toddler, respectively. [[TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat And yes]], the two characters ''did'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOwmSbD20aQ cross over]].
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* ChromaKey: Used (and PlayedForLaughs) in some closing mini-musicals from later seasons, like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eYvZ7_RZdM&t=300s "Beach Blanket Boo-Boo"]].
Boo-Boo".
* {{Corpsing}}: Tim Conway was notorious for breaking up the others on the show. In many of the sketches featuring Conway and Harvey Korman, it was all Korman could do to get through it without collapsing. And keep in mind, it wasn't like this was live: the show was taped. Conway was just that funny. Causing Carol Burnett herself to lose it was a major feat, but Conway accomplished it several times. ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qqE_WmagjY Here]], for instance.)



** Once in a while, Carol or Vicki would get even with Tim by making him corpse... for example, during the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qT9jmEUNxtk "Flasher" sketch]], which was less an actual sketch than a giant prank on Tim.

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** Once in a while, Carol or Vicki would get even with Tim by making him corpse... for example, during the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qT9jmEUNxtk "Flasher" sketch]], sketch, which was less an actual sketch than a giant prank on Tim.



** In the case of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qT9jmEUNxtk "The Flasher" sketch]], Bob Mackie literally was a costume porn-artist.
* CrazyPrepared: Initially, the director in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6E5SFhaDO4 "Rhoda Dimple"]]:

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** In the case of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qT9jmEUNxtk "The Flasher" sketch]], sketch, Bob Mackie literally was a costume porn-artist.
* CrazyPrepared: Initially, the director in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6E5SFhaDO4 "Rhoda Dimple"]]:Dimple":



* CrossOver: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRmoXO1Yg6s One "Family" sketch]] had Eunice be a contestant on ''Series/TheGongShow'', with appearances by Chuck Barris, [[Series/{{MASH}} Jamie Farr]], Jaye P. Morgan, and ''Allen Ludden''. This is especially brilliant when you remember that Ludden's wife (now-widow) is Creator/BettyWhite, who played Eunice's sister Ellen in the "Family" sketches and on ''MamasFamily''.

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* CrossOver: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRmoXO1Yg6s One "Family" sketch]] sketch had Eunice be a contestant on ''Series/TheGongShow'', with appearances by Chuck Barris, [[Series/{{MASH}} Jamie Farr]], Jaye P. Morgan, and ''Allen Ludden''. This is especially brilliant when you remember that Ludden's wife (now-widow) is Creator/BettyWhite, who played Eunice's sister Ellen in the "Family" sketches and on ''MamasFamily''.



** In the sketch "Mission: Improbable!", Flip Wilson's character Brainy employs [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnaK65AQaYg&feature=player_detailpage#t=141s a certain female guise]].

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** %%** In the sketch "Mission: Improbable!", Flip Wilson's character Brainy employs [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnaK65AQaYg&feature=player_detailpage#t=141s a certain female guise]].guise.



** [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]] in several sketches, most notably [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-IvqubH4lY "Disaster '75"]], which skewers the ''Film/{{Airport}}'' series ''six years'' before ''Film/{{Airplane}}''.

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** [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]] in several sketches, most notably [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-IvqubH4lY "Disaster '75"]], '75", which skewers the ''Film/{{Airport}}'' series ''six years'' before ''Film/{{Airplane}}''.



** "The Family". Any ''MamasFamily'' fans unfamiliar with the sketches are likely to be surprised at Mama's nastier demeanor (though it did continue into ''MamasFamily'''s early episodes) and much of the focus being on Eunice, who's presented here as more sympathetic. Also, in addition to Eunice and Ellen, a number of other Harper children are introduced, but [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome are never seen again]], most notably Philip Harper ([[Creator/RoddyMcDowall Roddy [=McDowall=]]]), who was originally the focus of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dciOI-Ok23Q the first sketch]].

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** "The Family". Any ''MamasFamily'' fans unfamiliar with the sketches are likely to be surprised at Mama's nastier demeanor (though it did continue into ''MamasFamily'''s early episodes) and much of the focus being on Eunice, who's presented here as more sympathetic. Also, in addition to Eunice and Ellen, a number of other Harper children are introduced, but [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome are never seen again]], most notably Philip Harper ([[Creator/RoddyMcDowall Roddy [=McDowall=]]]), who was originally the focus of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dciOI-Ok23Q the first sketch]].sketch.



* FancyDinner: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waaxKna3h7Y A notable example]] being with the Harper-Higgins. Needless to say, HilarityEnsues.

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* %%* FancyDinner: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waaxKna3h7Y A notable example]] example being with the Harper-Higgins. Needless to say, HilarityEnsues.



* GirlScoutsAreEvil: A recurring sketch with Carol playing a girl scout who blackmails people into buying lots of cookies. One of those people being played by ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaZoJLkWcBw Vincent Price]]''.

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* GirlScoutsAreEvil: A recurring sketch with Carol playing a girl scout who blackmails people into buying lots of cookies. One of those people being played by ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaZoJLkWcBw Vincent Price]]''.''Vincent Price''.



* NiceCharacterMeanActor: Played straight in-universe by Creator/ShirleyTemple [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed parody]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6E5SFhaDO4 Rhoda Dimple]].

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* %%* NiceCharacterMeanActor: Played straight in-universe by Creator/ShirleyTemple [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed parody]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6E5SFhaDO4 Rhoda Dimple]].Dimple.



* OhCrap: Surprisingly [[AvertedTrope averted]] in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjtISXAWsy8#t=31s "The Little Foxies"]], a takeoff on ''Theatre/TheLittleFoxes''. Burnett's character, having supposedly become the last-surviving heir of her family, opens her late husband's safe, but instead of riches she's encountered by ''a loaded cannon''. The [[BreakingTheFourthWall resulting]] deadpan [[ReactionShot reaction]] is far more within MyGodYouAreSerious territory.

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* OhCrap: Surprisingly [[AvertedTrope averted]] in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjtISXAWsy8#t=31s "The Little Foxies"]], Foxies", a takeoff on ''Theatre/TheLittleFoxes''. Burnett's character, having supposedly become the last-surviving heir of her family, opens her late husband's safe, but instead of riches she's encountered by ''a loaded cannon''. The [[BreakingTheFourthWall resulting]] deadpan [[ReactionShot reaction]] is far more within MyGodYouAreSerious territory.



** Hilariously [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmbhUN3ZXqU#t=3m14s the final episode of the series]]. Each of the archived clips from Nabors-guested episodes would comprise of Carol introducing Jim, and then cut to a mere still frame of him. Simply put, [[Film/SuburbanCommando Jim Nabors was frozen today]].

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** Hilariously [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmbhUN3ZXqU#t=3m14s the final episode of the series]].series. Each of the archived clips from Nabors-guested episodes would comprise of Carol introducing Jim, and then cut to a mere still frame of him. Simply put, [[Film/SuburbanCommando Jim Nabors was frozen today]].



* PlayingGertrude: Vicki Lawrence, [[MamasFamily most famously]]. Even better, a ''{{Hamlet}}'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jp1ErdFLTbY musical sketch]] had her ''literally'' play this trope.

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* PlayingGertrude: Vicki Lawrence, [[MamasFamily most famously]]. Even better, a ''{{Hamlet}}'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jp1ErdFLTbY musical sketch]] sketch had her ''literally'' play this trope.



* PrecisionFStrike: What finally caused everyone to crack up in the famous "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qqE_WmagjY Elephant Story]]" blooper.

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* PrecisionFStrike: What finally caused everyone to crack up in the famous "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qqE_WmagjY Elephant Story]]" "Elephant Story" blooper.



* SelfDeprecation: The ending to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rv4E-eP39Lw#t=412s this sketch]].

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* %%* SelfDeprecation: The ending to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rv4E-eP39Lw#t=412s this sketch]].one sketch.



* TilMurderDoUsPart: Played straight and/or parodied in several sketches, including [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRn6Ics4rEc this one]]. Most of these attempts go as well as you'd expect.

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* TilMurderDoUsPart: Played straight and/or parodied in several sketches, including [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRn6Ics4rEc this one]].sketches. Most of these attempts go as well as you'd expect.



* UnsettlingGenderReveal: The ending to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDOfVExTLQM this sketch]].

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* %%* UnsettlingGenderReveal: The ending to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDOfVExTLQM this sketch]].one sketch.
18th Jun '17 11:25:14 AM cjqtwm
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* CrossOver: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRmoXO1Yg6s One "Family" sketch]] had Eunice be a contestant on ''Series/TheGongShow'', with appearances by Chuck Barris, [[Series/{{MASH}} Jamie Farr]], Jaye P. Morgan, and '''Allen Ludden'''. This is especially brilliant when you remember that Ludden's wife (now-widow) is Creator/BettyWhite, who played Eunice's sister Ellen in the "Family" sketches and on ''MamasFamily''.

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* CrossOver: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRmoXO1Yg6s One "Family" sketch]] had Eunice be a contestant on ''Series/TheGongShow'', with appearances by Chuck Barris, [[Series/{{MASH}} Jamie Farr]], Jaye P. Morgan, and '''Allen Ludden'''.''Allen Ludden''. This is especially brilliant when you remember that Ludden's wife (now-widow) is Creator/BettyWhite, who played Eunice's sister Ellen in the "Family" sketches and on ''MamasFamily''.



** "The Family". Any ''MamasFamily'' fans unfamiliar with the sketches are likely to be surprised at Mama's nastier demeanor (though it did continue into ''MamasFamily'''s early episodes) and much of the focus being on Eunice, who's presented here as more sympathetic. Also, in addition to Eunice and Ellen, a number of other Harper children are introduced, but [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome are never seen again]], most notably Philip Harper (Creator/RoddyMcDowall), who was originally the focus of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dciOI-Ok23Q the first sketch]].

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** "The Family". Any ''MamasFamily'' fans unfamiliar with the sketches are likely to be surprised at Mama's nastier demeanor (though it did continue into ''MamasFamily'''s early episodes) and much of the focus being on Eunice, who's presented here as more sympathetic. Also, in addition to Eunice and Ellen, a number of other Harper children are introduced, but [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome are never seen again]], most notably Philip Harper (Creator/RoddyMcDowall), ([[Creator/RoddyMcDowall Roddy [=McDowall=]]]), who was originally the focus of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dciOI-Ok23Q the first sketch]].
14th Jun '17 12:41:32 PM CosmicFerret
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** "The Family". Any ''MamasFamily'' fans unfamiliar with the sketches are likely to be surprised at Mama's nastier demeanor (though it did continue into ''MamasFamily'''s early episodes) and much of the focus being on Eunice, who's presented here as more sympathetic. Also, in addition to Eunice and Ellen, a number of other Harper children are introduced, but [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome are never seen again]], most notably Philip Harper (Roddy [=McDowall=]), who was originally the focus of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dciOI-Ok23Q the first sketch]].

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** "The Family". Any ''MamasFamily'' fans unfamiliar with the sketches are likely to be surprised at Mama's nastier demeanor (though it did continue into ''MamasFamily'''s early episodes) and much of the focus being on Eunice, who's presented here as more sympathetic. Also, in addition to Eunice and Ellen, a number of other Harper children are introduced, but [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome are never seen again]], most notably Philip Harper (Roddy [=McDowall=]), (Creator/RoddyMcDowall), who was originally the focus of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dciOI-Ok23Q the first sketch]].
26th Apr '17 12:38:44 PM Golondrina
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* NiceCharacterMeanActor: Played straight in-universe by ShirleyTemple [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed parody]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6E5SFhaDO4 Rhoda Dimple]].

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* NiceCharacterMeanActor: Played straight in-universe by ShirleyTemple Creator/ShirleyTemple [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed parody]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6E5SFhaDO4 Rhoda Dimple]].
27th Feb '17 3:54:17 PM thevisualboy37
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** Hilariously [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmbhUN3ZXqU#t=3m14s the final episode of the series]]. Each of the archived clips from Nabors-guested episodes would comprise of Carol introducing Jim, and then cut to a mere still frame of him. Simply put, [[SuburbanCommando Jim Nabors was frozen today]].

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** Hilariously [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmbhUN3ZXqU#t=3m14s the final episode of the series]]. Each of the archived clips from Nabors-guested episodes would comprise of Carol introducing Jim, and then cut to a mere still frame of him. Simply put, [[SuburbanCommando [[Film/SuburbanCommando Jim Nabors was frozen today]].
27th Aug '16 9:58:24 AM sgamer82
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* DisasterMovie: [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]] in several sketches, most notably [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-IvqubH4lY "Disaster '75"]], which skewers the ''Film/{{Airport}}'' series ''six years'' before ''Film/{{Airplane}}''.

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* DisasterMovie: DisasterMovie:
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[[ParodiedTrope Parodied]] in several sketches, most notably [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-IvqubH4lY "Disaster '75"]], which skewers the ''Film/{{Airport}}'' series ''six years'' before ''Film/{{Airplane}}''.



* DysfunctionalFamily: [[MamasFamily Take a wild guess]].
** [[ComicallyMissingThePoint "Carol & Sis"?]]

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* DitzySecretary: Mrs. Wiggins, Mr. Tudball's bimbo of a secretary. One sketch opens with her just staring vacantly into space. Tudball's constant remarks about her intellect fly over her SarcasmBlind head.
* DysfunctionalFamily: [[MamasFamily Take a wild guess]].
** [[ComicallyMissingThePoint "Carol & Sis"?]]
The ''Series/MamasFamily'' sketches, which almost always featured some level of conflict, usually between Eunice and Mama.
1st Jul '16 7:43:16 PM mlsmithca
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** Are we sure this isn't a ShoutOut to Ms. Kahn's "Eunice Burns" character in WhatsUpDoc
24th Apr '16 11:33:44 PM erforce
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* SpinOff: As mentioned, ''MamasFamily''.

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* SpinOff: As mentioned, ''MamasFamily''.''Series/MamasFamily''.



* ToiletTeleportation: Inverted in a spoof of ''{{Jaws}}''. The shark is in a toilet. The Quint character fishes for it through the toilet hole, and gets pulled in to his death.

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* ToiletTeleportation: Inverted in a spoof of ''{{Jaws}}''.''Film/{{Jaws}}''. The shark is in a toilet. The Quint character fishes for it through the toilet hole, and gets pulled in to his death.
25th Mar '16 5:55:16 PM cjqtwm
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** One episode saw [=McLean=] Stevenson reprise his role as [[Series/{{MASH}} Henry Blake]]. No word on whether he was McLeaned from this series as well.
18th Mar '16 1:34:47 AM morenohijazo
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* ToiletTeleportation: Inverted in a spoof of ''{{Jaws}}''. The shark is in a toilet. The Quint character fishes for it through the toilet hole, and gets pulled in to his death.
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