“THE BEST OF THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW” DVD Set Commemorates the Show’s 50th Anniversary

The Best of THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW celebrates the show’s 50th anniversary

On September 11, 1967, my family watched the very first The Carol Burnett Show, a new variety series that combined sketch comedy, singing, and dancing. We quickly became fans of the show and would tune in to CBS each Saturday night to watch Carol Burnett and her madcap cast and guest stars create some of the funniest comedy on air. I am still a fan of the show and will often quote certain quips from Ms. Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, and the hilarious Tim Conway.

The Carol Burnett Show would become an Emmy Award-winning program and survive the changing tastes of TV audiences to last eleven seasons.

Now, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the landmark TV institution, on October 3, Time Life will release THE BEST OF THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW, which includes the best of the best, from all 11 seasons, together for the very first time!

About the DVD Set
Across 6 discs, home audiences will be thrilled to discover hilarious episodes that haven’t been seen since they originally aired, plus some of Burnett’s most beloved classics on 16 fresh-from-the-vaults episodes.  Classic shows include the very first episode with Jim Nabors and the emotional, double length series finale, as well as some of the best-loved, fan-favorite sketches including “Mrs. Wiggins,” “Carol and Sis,” “The Oldest Man,” “The Family,” As the Stomach Turns, as well as a marathon of movie spoofs, along with commercial spoofs and some amazing bloopers. Incredible guest stars such as Ella Fitzgerald, Bernadette Peters, Liza Minnelli, Steve Lawrence, Rock Hudson, Burt Reynolds, Jimmy Stewart, Rita Hayworth and Carl Reiner, along with lavish stage productions grace each disc; and, Carol’s question-and-answer openers with the studio audiences are no less entertaining.  She might offer a hug or a shout out, or flee from a rampaging gorilla after letting loose with one of her Tarzan yells.  Audiences loved Carol, and she loved them. Watch any show and you’ll agree: she’s still crazy and funny after all these years!

Aside from non-stop laughs, THE BEST OF THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW also features exclusive new bonus features: including a new interview with Carol Burnett, specially-produced featurettes: “11 Years of Laughter on The Carol Burnett Show” and “The End of 11 Years: Saying So Long” and never-before-seen bloopers.

Day-and-date, Time Life will also release two additional configurations of THE BEST OF THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: a 4-disc collection ($39.95srp), available exclusively at Walmart, and a DVD single ($12.95srp), available nationally at retail.

THE BEST OF THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW has a total run time of 806 minutes.With the gift-giving holidays right around the corner, this set would be a perfect gift for your grandparents, parents, or anyone who loves good, clean humor. Get a copy for yourself and, to paraphrase Ms. Burnett, “You’ll be glad you had this time together.”