Attention all Carol Burnett Show fans! A brand new DVD collection is available today (April 15, 2014) featuring 17 uncut episodes on a 6-disc DVD collection. The new collection is called The Carol Burnett Show: Carol’s Crack Ups.
This spectacular selection of specially-produced extras – many never before available in a wide retail release - is available for classic TV aficionados and comedy lovers, not to mention Carol Burnett Show fans.
Carol, the 2013 winner of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, personally selected the 17 hilarious episodes in The Carol Burnett Show: Carol’s Crack Ups, from her extensive archive. They all feature one of the show’s fan-favorite hallmarks: sketches so funny that they tested the strength of even the most seasoned cast members — Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner, Tim Conway and later Dick Van Dyke. Among other unforgettable moments, enjoy Harvey Korman cracking up with Tim Conway in numerous sketches, and, see Carol try to hold back the laughs as Vicki Lawrence took the stage as her timeless character, Mama.
Across 6 spectacularly-loaded DVDs, consumers will crack-up along with Carol and crew in UNCUT episodes as they originally aired on television. Showcasing some of the most acclaimed and beloved moments from the legendary series from television’s Golden Age, the set includes classic sketches such as ”The Family,” “Carol and Sis,” “Alice Portnoy,” “The Charwoman” and “The Old Folks,” along with sidesplitting parodies and favorite segments including “TV Commercials,” “Terminal Hospital,” Rebecky and Raised to Be Rotten. And, adding to the crack ups are guest stars galore, including such luminaries as Carl Reiner, Charo, Roddy McDowall, Ruth Buzzi, Andy Griffith and many others.
Fans of classic TV comedy will also enjoy hours of StarVista’s acclaimed and extensive special programming featuring interviews, cast commentary and bonus sketches such as Valerie Harper and Tim Conway’s installment of “As the Stomach Turns”; George Carlin’s dentist sketch; the therapy session with James Garner and Ken Berry; plus the interrogator routine with Tim, Harvey and Lyle; as well as two brand new featurettes never-before-available: “Tim Conway: Chief Cracker Upper” and “Tim on the Street.”
I received this set to review. This collection has it all. From hysterical sketches to musical numbers and even Carol’s one-on-one time with audience members while she’s on stage. There is a little bit of everyone’s favorite things about the Carol Burnett Show.
I am a fan of the Carol Burnett Show and I used to watch it all time when I was younger. Some of the episodes I saw on the DVD collection I have seen before, but many of them I have not.
It was fun to see the special guest stars that appeared on the series over the years. People like Ruth Buzzi, Roddy McDowall, Dick Van Dyke, Carol Reiner, Helen Reddy and Richard Crenna.
My FAVORITE episodes are the ones where someone starts laughing and can’t stop. Harvey Korman got the giggles a lot on the show, as did Carol Burnett. Tim Conway was usually the culprit. He usually had the others cracking up.
One episode that comes to mind that is included in this DVD collection has Harvey Korman as a doctor turned male nurse and Carol is his assistant. Both Carol and Harvey couldn’t keep a straight face through most of the skit. I believe it was Terminal Hospital.
This must have collection for any Carol Burnett fan or classic TV van includes;
17 UNCUT Episodes on 6 DVDs
More than 2 hours of bonus programming, including:
Five specially-produced featurettes: “Almost Live”, ”Breaking Up Is Hard…Not To Do”, “We Love You, Harvey”, “Tim Conway: Chief Cracker-Upper” and “Tim on the Street”
Bonus Sketches: “As the Stomach Turns,” “Two-Man Sub,” “The Interrogator,” “The Oldest Man:Fireman,” and others
Exclusive interview: Tim Conway
The collection retails for $59.95.
All of the episodes/features are from the early-to-mid 7o’s.
Young and old alike can appreciate this timeless humor. I had my kids (teenagers) watch one of the DVDs with me an even they were laughing. If you have teenagers you know that they are not easily impressed. To see them laughing at skits that I used to laugh at when I was their age (and younger) is a great site.
My husband is my age and he was never really into Carol Burnett when he was younger. He remembers his mom and dad watching the show and laughing hysterically but he didn’t have any interest. He’s watched some of the this collection with me and even he finds them just as funny as his parents did many years ago.
The Carol Burnett Show: Carol’s Crack Ups is being released by StarVista. They did an excellent job of improving the image and sound quality of these episodes. Some of the opening sequences (the animated beginning where Carol is a cartoon maid) are a bit “old” looking, but the actual show/episodes look amazing.
Look for The Carol Burnett Show: Carol’s Crack Ups where DVDs are sold.
Are you a fan of the Carol Burnett Show? Do you have a favorite skit or guest star? Feel free to share your thoughts.
*I received a free screener copy in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.