History Trivia / TheCarolBurnettShow

11th Dec '17 6:03:12 PM civetcatcoffee
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* WriteWhatYouKnow: "The Dentist Sketch" was inspired by Tim Conway's experience with an army dentist who, while trying to inject Novocaine into Conway's jaw, stabbed a hypodermic needle straight through Conway's cheek and didn't notice. When the dentist was finally told what happened, he tried to go ahead with the procedure anyway! Unlike poor Harvey Korman, however, Conway managed to escape.

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* WriteWhatYouKnow: "The Dentist Sketch" was inspired by Tim Conway's experience with an army dentist who, while trying to inject Novocaine into Conway's jaw, stabbed a hypodermic needle straight through Conway's cheek and didn't notice.notice that the medication was being sprayed onto the floor. When the dentist was finally told what happened, he tried to go ahead with the procedure anyway! Unlike poor Harvey Korman, however, Conway managed to escape.
11th Dec '17 6:02:45 PM civetcatcoffee
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: In interviews, Tim Conway said that in the 80s he was offered a chance to star in a ''Mr. Tudball'' spin-off. He declined because he didn't see much potential for storylines, plus the fact that Carol would not be playing Miss Wiggins.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: In interviews, Tim Conway said that in the 80s he was offered a chance to star in a ''Mr. Tudball'' spin-off. He declined because he didn't see much potential for storylines, plus the fact that Carol would not be playing Miss Wiggins.Wiggins.
* WriteWhatYouKnow: "The Dentist Sketch" was inspired by Tim Conway's experience with an army dentist who, while trying to inject Novocaine into Conway's jaw, stabbed a hypodermic needle straight through Conway's cheek and didn't notice. When the dentist was finally told what happened, he tried to go ahead with the procedure anyway! Unlike poor Harvey Korman, however, Conway managed to escape.
3rd Dec '17 9:42:33 PM Ezclee4050
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* SeparatedAtBirthCasting: Vicki Lawrence was hired because she looked like a younger Burnett, which made her perfect for the "Carol and Sis" sketches.
26th Nov '17 7:05:12 PM tropower
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** Though many ended up in the final broadcasts.

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** Though many ended up in the final broadcasts.[[note]]Although the show was pre-recorded (as opposed to being aired live), Carol has said that the reason the bloopers were often in left was because she wanted a "live" show, and not a "perfect" show.[[/note]]
24th Sep '17 7:20:41 PM nombretomado
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* ActingForTwo: Many sketches would have Carol playing twins, usually to spoof films in which actresses like BetteDavis did the same. Examples include [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpPSayL19Ag "A Swiped Life"]] and [[Series/{{Columbo}} "Cobumble"]].

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* ActingForTwo: Many sketches would have Carol playing twins, usually to spoof films in which actresses like BetteDavis Creator/BetteDavis did the same. Examples include [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpPSayL19Ag "A Swiped Life"]] and [[Series/{{Columbo}} "Cobumble"]].
2nd Dec '16 11:56:57 PM glickmam
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** Dick Clair and Jenna McMahon were writers for 120 episodes. Both are best known for creating ''Series/MamasFamily'' and ''Series/TheFactsOfLife''.

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** Dick Clair and Jenna McMahon [=McMahon=] were writers for 120 episodes. Both are best known for creating ''Series/MamasFamily'' and ''Series/TheFactsOfLife''.
2nd Dec '16 11:56:37 PM glickmam
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** Gail Parent was a writer for 133 episodes. Parent is best known for co-creating ''Series/MaryHartmanMaryHartman''.
** Dick Clair and Jenna McMahon were writers for 120 episodes. Both are best known for creating ''Series/MamasFamily'' and ''Series/TheFactsOfLife''.
** Woody Kling was a writer for 73 episodes. Kling is best known for creating ''WesternAnimation/RainbowBrite''.
** Tom Patchett was a writer for 25 episodes. Patchett is best known as co-creator and executive producer of ''Series/{{Alf}}''.
** James R. Stein was a writer for 24 episodes. Stein is best known as co-creator and co-executive producer of ''Series/SonOfTheBeach''.
** Bob Schiller was a writer for ten episodes. Schiller is best known for co-developing ''Series/TheLucyShow''.
** Bob Weiskopf also was a writer for ten episodes. Weiskopf also co-developed ''The Lucy Show''.
2nd Oct '16 10:53:48 PM cjqtwm
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*** The actor, Craig Richard Nelson, also starred with Burnett in ''A Wedding'', ''The Grass is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank'' (both 1978), and the 1979 summer series ''Carol Burnett and Company''.
7th May '16 3:56:17 PM nombretomado
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** "A Special Evening with Carol Burnett": Eunice's psychiatrist will be familiar to ''[[TheGoldenGirls Golden Girls]]'' fans as the pyromaniac in the episode "'Twas the Nightmare Before Christmas".

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** "A Special Evening with Carol Burnett": Eunice's psychiatrist will be familiar to ''[[TheGoldenGirls ''[[Series/TheGoldenGirls Golden Girls]]'' fans as the pyromaniac in the episode "'Twas the Nightmare Before Christmas".
29th Apr '16 2:29:41 AM Freshmeat
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* HeyItsThatGuy / RetroactiveRecognition:
** To put it simply, anybody ''with a pulse'' from 1967 to 1978 will have guest-starred on the show.
** Hell, even some of ''the audience members'' were (and are) recognizable. Modern viewers will likely find ''[[TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter]]'' being in the audience rather hilarious.
** "A Special Evening with Carol Burnett": Eunice's psychiatrist will be familiar to ''[[TheGoldenGirls Golden Girls]]'' fans as the pyromaniac in the episode "'Twas the Nightmare Before Christmas".


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* RetroactiveRecognition:
** To put it simply, anybody ''with a pulse'' from 1967 to 1978 will have guest-starred on the show.
** Hell, even some of ''the audience members'' were (and are) recognizable. Modern viewers will likely find ''[[TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter]]'' being in the audience rather hilarious.
** "A Special Evening with Carol Burnett": Eunice's psychiatrist will be familiar to ''[[TheGoldenGirls Golden Girls]]'' fans as the pyromaniac in the episode "'Twas the Nightmare Before Christmas".
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