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Vintage: The Butler and the Maid from The Carol Burnett Show

In this classic sketch, Burnett plays a maid who does everything on behalf of her wealthy employers.

Lanscroft (Harvey Korman) and Evelyn (Vicki Lawrence) are sharing a meal served to them by their butler (Tim Conway) and their maid (Carol Burnett). They have an argument and their servants have to carry out whatever they say.

When Carol was starting off she had been told that comedy is not for girls. 

While there’s no truth to the rumour that “CBS” ever stood for The Carol Burnett Show, for eleven seasons and 278 episodes, this star-studded extravaganza of sketch comedy, song and dance became entertainment central for the network and TV viewers. Taped before a live audience at Hollywood’s CBS Television City Studio 33, The Carol Burnett Show featured clever, dazzling production numbers in an intimate environment, thanks to strategic camera placement that brought the actors and audience closer together. Burnett operated in a relaxed theatre setting that allowed her to take questions, cut loose with her famous Tarzan yell and join fellow performers Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner to have a laugh or sing a song. The show received 25 Emmy Awards and eight Golden Globes, making it one of the most honoured shows in television history. TIME Magazine named The Carol Burnett Show one of the “100 Best Television Shows of all Time” and Carol Burnett has been honoured with more People’s Choice Awards than any other actress.

 

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