Series: The Carol Burnett Show

"I'm so glad we had this time together
Just to have a laugh or sing a song
Seems we just get started and before you know it
Comes the time we have to say, 'So long.'"

A hit Variety Show on CBS, running for 11 seasons (1967-1978). The show followed a very simple format of comedy sketches, TV and movie parodies, and musical numbers. What set it apart was how off the wall the actors and writers would take things. Basically anything went as long as it was funny (and could air on TV, of course). Many also consider it to be the first comedy variety show centered around a woman.

The regular cast initially consisted of Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner; Tim Conway (who'd appeared numerous times as a guest) succeeded Waggoner in Season 8, while Dick Van Dyke replaced Korman for the 11th and final season. One of the more popular recurring sketches spun off into the sitcom Mama's Family.


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