The Carol Burnett Show is a sketch comedy TV series that ran from 1967 to 1978 on CBS. It starred Carol Burnett, along with regular performers Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Tim Conway, Lyle Waggoner, and Dick van Dyke.
Carol Burnett's signature character, the Charwoman, was featured on the show as a cartoon character in the opening credits, as well as in many skits and songs over the years. Burnett also performed this character during her appearance on The Muppet Show.
One of the show's long-running sketches "The Family" (with Burnett, Lawrence, and Korman as squabbling relatives) led to the sitcom Mama's Family (with Burnett and Korman as recurring guests in the early seasons and Korman hosting as an Alistair Cooke take-off).
- In a sketch from 10/26/70, Carol and Bernadette Peters are in a bridal shop, discussing their boyfriends. Carol: "My boyfriend doesn't even understand Sesame Street."
- In a sketch from 11/30/70, Carol and Debbie Reynolds are trying to film a coffee commercial, and one of them says she has to go because she has to watch Sesame Street.
- The episode that aired on 12/7/70 featured a Sesame spoof, "Poppyseed Street", with the cast imitating Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. Guest stars on this episode included Don Rickles and Mel Torme, with cameos by Lucille Ball, Cass Elliot, Ricardo Montalban, Dean Martin, Jim Nabors, and Dick Martin.
- In a sketch from 11/24/71, called "Ironstreet & Wife", a cop is trying to explain something to the criminal over and over, and somebody says, "What is this, Sesame Street?"
- In a sketch from the 1971-1972 season, Paul Lynde plays a criminal talking about his career counterfeiting money: "I learned it on Sesame Street."
Regular Cast and Crew
- Ernie Anderson, announcer (1974-1978)
- Gary Belkin, writer (1973-1978)
- Carol Burnett, star
- Tim Conway, frequent guest (1965-1975), regular (1975-1978)
- Don Hinkley, writer (1967-1972)
- Buz Kohan, writer (1967-1978)
- Harvey Korman, regular (1967-1977)
- Peter Matz, musical director (1971-1978)
- Tom Patchett, writer (1972-1978)
- Jay Tarses, writer (1972-1978)
- Dick Van Dyke, guest star (1976), regular (1977)