Carol Burnett Show

by Michael RichComment — Updated August 3, 2023

Carol Burnett Show

9/11/1967 – 8/9/1978 CBS
Color – 286 episodes

Also: 11/1/1991 – 12/9/1991 CBS

Carol Burnett & Company

8/18/1979 – 8/8/1979 ABC

Carol & Company

3/31/1990 – 7/20/1991 NBC

Carol Burnett Cast

Carol Burnett as Hostess
Vicki Lawrence
Tim Conway (1975-1978)
Edward J. Heim
Harvey Korman (1967-1977)
Kenneth Mars (1979)
Craig Richard Nelson (1979)
Lyle Waggoner (1967-1974)
Dick Van Dyke (1977)

Ernie Anderson as Announcer (1974-1978)
The Harry Zimmerman Orchestra (1967-1971)
Peter Matz Orchestra (1971-1978)
Ernest Flatt Dancers

Carol Burnett Show – Theme Song

“Carol’s Theme” by Joe Hamilton

Carol Burnett Show Tidbits

Carol Burnett can do it all. She sings and dances, she does comedy and drama. She endures.

The long running Carol Burnett show had some standard bits. Carol and the guest star would come out first and answer audience questions.

Then there would be the marvelous sketches. Who can forget Carol Burnett and Harvey Korman sitting on the porch in their rocking chairs wondering what went wrong in life. Or Carol and Harvey bickering with and about their daughter played by Carol Lawrence.

They made fun of TV and movies. My favorite sketch was the “Gone With the Wind” spoof where Carol comes downstairs with a drapery rod across her shoulders and drapes hanging from them. Another popular one was “As the Stomach Turns,” a parody of a soap opera.

Burnett got noticed on the Garry Moore Show (1959) where she also met her husband, producer, Joe Hamilton. (They divorced in 1982.)

When Harvey Korman left the show in 1977 it was thought that Dick Van Dyke might fill a void, but the chemistry was lacking and he left very quickly.

Carol Burnett is perhaps best remembered however, ending the show by tugging on her ear.


Edward Heim died in 1991 of cancer
Harvey Korman passed in 2008 from a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm, he was 81
Kenneth Mars died of pancreatic cancer in 2011
Tim Conway passed in 2019 of dementia, he was 85 Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett

Tim Conway

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External Links
TV Guide’s Carol Burnett Show Page, with TV Listings, Photos, Videos, Exclusive News and More.

Carol Burnett Show Trivia
The Ear Tug – was a way to say “hello” to her grandmother, who had raised her and after her passing to her children.

Jim Nabors (Gomer Pyle) – A friend, Carol considers him a good luck charm and he appeared on the first show of every season.

Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett

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