Carol Burnett chooses her all-time favorite sketches
With so many classic moments, how could she pick just eight?
Image: AP Photo/ George Brich
For 11 seasons, The Carol Burnett Show changed the game when it came to sketch comedy. Every week, Burnett and her crew of expertly gifted comedians made audiences around the country belly laugh until they couldn't breathe anymore.
With so many funny moments, it must have been impossible for Burnett to choose her eight favorite sketches from the entire series. But the legendary comedian did just that, and her choices will air in an upcoming special on PBS.
So, which bits are Burnett's favorites? Here's what she selected to appear in the program:
1. As the Stomach Turns: Close Encounters
Steve Martin and Betty White show up to perform in this soap opera parody of Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
2. The Dentist
Tim Conway plays a dentist who just graduated from dental school, and accidentally injects himself with Novocain.
3. Went With the Wind
Perhaps the most well known moment from the show, Starlet O'Hara (Burnett) descends a flight of stairs draped in curtains.
4. Norma Desmond: The Commercial
An actress seeks her big break from a Knock 'Em Dead bug spray commercial.
5. The Oldest Man: Galley Slaves
The taskmaster of a slave ship assigns one of his men a new rowing partner - The Oldest Man.
6. The Family: Sorry!
Mama, Eunice and Ed sit down to play a game of Sorry! Of course, things go wrong and hilarity ensues.
7. Tudball and Wiggins
The world's most vapid secretary and her boss attempt to implement a fire safety program.
8. As the Stomach Turns: Mother Marcus
Canoga Falls' most notorious snoop stops by for a visit.
These eight sketches will appear in a special called Carol Burnett's Favorite Sketches, which will air Friday, June 3, at 9PM on PBS. Based on the sketches, it looks like legendary characters like Starlet O'Hara, Mrs. Wiggins and Mama will drop by.
For more classic moments from Burnett and company, tune in to Carol Burnett and Friends weekdays at 11PM | 10C on MeTV.