The Carol Burnett Show appeared weekly on CBS from 1967 to 1978, winning 25 Emmy Awards for its cast and crew. One of the last classic comedy/variety TV series, the show featured strong supporting cast members including Tim Conway, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner. Each week, this talented cast performed outrageously funny comedy sketches and memorable musical numbers, assisted by guest appearances from almost every major star of screen and stage.
Now, Time Life has curated a 22 DVD Carol Burnett Show box set with 50 episodes handpicked by Carol herself, along with 12 hours of rare bonus footage, all packed in a special Showcase Collector’s Box with Exclusive Memory Book. If you watched the show in the 60s and 70s, you now have the chance to enjoy your favorite characters and sketches all over again. If you’re younger and unfamiliar with Carol, her cast, and the zany characters they created to populate their side-splitting sketches, you’re in for a treat.
Your Savvy Shopper is old enough to remember the Carol Burnett Show, and I recall when my best high school buddy took a trip to Hollywood with his mom. One of the recurring segments on the Carol Burnett Show was a Q&A session with Carol and members of the audience, and my friend Geoff was picked to ask her a question. I don’t remember his question or Carol’s answer, but I do remember how cool it was to see someone I knew on national TV.
The Carol Burnett Ultimate DVD collection is not cheap, but it’s definitely priceless. And if you’d like, you can pay in five easy installments. This amazing box set is shipping around August 6, so order now from Time Life to reserve your copy. Not available in stores.