Tag: The Carol Burnett Show

  • The Logical Punchline
    The Logical Punchline

    There’s some nice physical acting, and ad libbing in this clip from The Carol Burnett Show.

  • A New Angel
    A New Angel

    This is from The Carol Burnett Show. The show ran for 244 episodes in the US, across twelve years, but somehow only 13 episodes were ever broadcast in the UK. That was on BBC2 in the summer of 1970.

  • How To Fire Donald Duck
    How To Fire Donald Duck

    Probably not the best way to fire one of your biggest stars. This is a sketch from The Carol Burnett Show, which was a huge hit for CBS in the 70s. It never really caught on here in the UK, and only managed a 13 episode run on BBC2, although 244 episodes were made.

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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