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The Carol Burnett Show: Carol's Favorites (6 DVD)

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The Carol Burnett Show is one of the most popular and beloved shows in the history of television and it is now available on DVD to all audiences for the very first time. Starting in 1967 and continuing for 11 straight years, The Carol Burnett Show was the ultimate variety show with music, acting, larger-than-life guest stars, and, of course, comedy... sketches, jokes and parodies that are as funny now as they were 40 years ago. All the episodes in the DVD collections were personally chosen by Carol, and all DVDs feature full, unedited episodes as they originally aired on television.


If you were around a television set in the 1960s and '70s, you were probably a fan of Carol Burnett, whose I'll-do-anything comedic attack made her the essential link between Lucille Ball and every comedienne who ever found success on Saturday Night Live, from Gilda Radner to Tina Fey. Burnett's variety show ran from 1967 to 1978 and produced 278 episodes, so this six-disc selection is only the tip of the iceberg. It's subtitled Carol's Favorites and features 16 episodes in full, lending a representative taste of the show's wacky vibe. Certain legendary sketches had to be included, including "Went with the Wind," a send-up of Gone with the Wind that had Carol making one of the great walk-on sight gags in the history of television. Among the other movie parodies, a spoof of the Airport series of airborne disaster pictures is especially good at skewering the clichés of the genre.

The guest stars are a collection of '70s TV faces: Dinah Shore, Roddy McDowall, Betty White, and Carol's favorites Jim Nabors and Ken Berry. A few are unexpected--Maggie Smith and Joanne Woodward, for instance--and there's a memorable appearance by the Jackson 5 during which a sketch is interrupted by a mild earthquake (the cameras keep running and Burnett ad-libs like a master). You'll also see some installments of "The Family," the ongoing sketch that, at its best, walked an interesting line between hilarity and quiet (or loud) desperation. The time-capsule aspects that really date the show are the famously crazy costumes by Bob Mackie and the old-school variety-show musical numbers, some of which have a sincerity that was already unfashionable by 1974--although it should be noted that a musical spoof of "Little Red Riding Hood," performed in Spanish by a supposed Mexican troupe, is a surreal exercise that predicts a later kind of conceptual comedy. Burnett's talents extend to her weekly improvs with the audience, and the comedy gold mined by Harvey Korman and Tim Conway remains glittering.

The extras include a good long (46 minutes!) interview with Korman and Conway riffing on each other; a couple of tributes/profiles of the show and Burnett that emphasize her status as a female comedy pioneer; a 35-minute cast reunion with Burnett, Conway, Vicki Lawrence, and Lyle Waggoner; brief (and randomly scattered) intros to certain episodes, with Burnett, Korman, and Conway; a full 33-minute episode of The Garry Moore Show, where Burnett came to prominence as a cast member; and other reminiscences. A 12-page booklet describes the set's episodes and sketches--especially useful because the shows here are not presented in chronological order. --Robert Horton

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66 of 70 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Much better price & worth it! Sept. 23 2012
By cat man TOP 1000 REVIEWER
These are the exact same quality as the previously way over priced released ones (2002) from Columbia house & guthy renker & shopnorthern here in Canada,but these are affordable compared to the ones that were released before. As a huge fan i was thrilled that time life was releasing new Carol Burnett show dvds at a affordable price because i along with many other fans could not afford the ones that were previously released. I purchased the time life 22 discs 50 episodes box set at a cost of $200.00 which is a big deal compared to the other previously released ones.This 6 dvds set has 16 full uncut episodes of some of the best shows,about 50 minutes each. FANS WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED,unless you require captions which these dvds do not have. I guess at this point in time these will be the best quality releases we will ever see of the Carol Burnett show, SO ENJOY THE QUEEN OF COMEDY & HER FANTASTIC CAST OF REGULARS.

WARNING: Be very careful from who & where you buy the Carol Burnett show dvds, many online crooks are selling cheap DEFECTIVE! bootleg/counterfeit dvds of this show,several on EBAY & IOFFER.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars childhood memorys Feb. 15 2013
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My wife a I both loved Carol Burnett groing up so now we can watch it when ever we want.
I will probabley get more in the future.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars My Dad loves it Feb. 3 2013
By 5/4
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My 94 years young father was given this box set for Christmas.
However, you can find it cheaper (Costco)
He's enjoying the DVD greatly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What isn't to love? Jan. 18 2013
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They just don't make shows like the Carol Burnett Show any more. SNL is the closest show out there, but, the camaraderie of the ensemble cast in the Carol Burnett Show cannot be matched today.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Complete Shows Complete Enjoyment Jan. 11 2013
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While best of clips are nice it is better to see a show in its entirety. The Carol Burnett Show was one of the best TV Variety shows.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Carol Burnett Show Jan. 10 2013
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Tape is of excellent quality.
Enjoyed watching this amazing group of talented artists.
They very much appeared to really enjoy working together.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Carol Burnett DVD set Dec 27 2012
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I've become so tired of the kind of thing that passes for comedy these days and was wishing that there would be re-runs of shows like those of the Carol Burnett show on TV. The wish was granted and I couldn't be more pleased. Many thanks and yes, I am more than willing to recommend the DVD set.

By the way, your price was much better than the TV offer too!
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3.0 out of 5 stars just started them. on the 1st dvd and the ... Sept. 25 2014
By jason
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just started them. on the 1st dvd and the skits so far have been a little slow and okay. i am hoping there are some juicy ones as i get further into the dvds. you would think if they were carol's favs i'd be busting a gut!
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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
I thought it would have more skits on it. Really not worth the money I paid for it
Published 15 days ago by Beverley Welsh
4.0 out of 5 stars Laugh out loud
Great series to watch over and over again.
Published 1 month ago by Suzanne Gervais
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Published 3 months ago by Steven L. Everson
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Carol
I loved this set of dvd's it took me back in time. I use to watch this show every week.Carol and her crew never failed to make me laugh.
Published 4 months ago by Donna Lynn
4.0 out of 5 stars The carol burnett show by time-life
With each dvd having 3 episodes with bonus feature or 4 episodes with bonus features. But if you buy the complete set of 22 dvds set and get 50 episodes that's still less episodes... Read more
Published 4 months ago by eurasian1974
5.0 out of 5 stars All My Mum's Fav's
I got this as a gift for my Mum. She Loves them. They are all the shows you remember when you were a kid :)
Published 6 months ago by Allison
5.0 out of 5 stars This was a great buy.
If you watched The Carol Burnett Show when it was on TV this is a great review of the best of their shows. Read more
Published 7 months ago by aslakeview
5.0 out of 5 stars Just great...
All 6 DVDs were great sometimes 1or 2 may not be up to snuff but where all 6 where great. Carol at her best, these will have you laughing for hours. A great gift .
Published 7 months ago by Roy Kent
5.0 out of 5 stars Carol Burnett
Got this for Christmas, what a great memory from the past. Carol Burnett and cast are so funny. The DVD's were all in good order when received and delivered on time.
Published 9 months ago by Brian
5.0 out of 5 stars My view on My Carol Burnett purchase!!
It was what I expected and more It brought back so many wonderful memories, Those guys asre simply crazy . Read more
Published 9 months ago by Carolyn
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