SPECIAL EVENING WITH CAROL BURNETT, A (TV)

Summary

The finale of "The Carol Burnett Show," a series of comedy/variety programs featuring Carol Burnett. Burnett, Tim Conway, and Vicki Lawrence reminisce about past shows and introduce excerpts spanning the eleven years of the show. Highlights include the following: Burnett does her Tarzan yell; Burnett performs in duets with such guests as Liza Minnelli, Ella Fitzgerald, Perry Como, Ray Charles, Bing Crosby, Rock Hudson, Steve Lawrence, and Eydie GormŽ; in a comic skit, Burt Reynolds sings "As Time Goes By"; Burnett and Conway appear as Mrs. Wiggins and Mr. Tudball; Jimmy Stewart accompanies himself on the piano and sings "Ragtime Cowboy Joe"; in comic skits, Harvey Korman sings "They Call the Wind Maria" and Burnett sings "Come Rain or Come Shine," "The Lady Is a Tramp," and "You Light Up My Life"; movies are parodied, including "The African Queen" and "The Postman Always Rings Twice." Additional highlights include the following: Lawrence sings "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" and a spoof of a country-and-western song; Bing Crosby and Bob Hope appear in a restaurant skit; in his first sketch in the series, Conway performs the role of a sports commentator; a "Columbo" parody is featured; Dick Van Dyke appears in a comic sketch; Burnett and Lawrence appear as Eunice and her Mama in a new sketch where Eunice consults a psychiatrist, played by Craig Richard Nelson; the Ernie Flatt Dancers perform a modern dance number; bloopers and outtakes are included from previous shows featuring the regulars; and Burnett as the Cleaning Lady talks about why she is ending the show and sings her closing theme. Commercials deleted.

Details

  • NETWORK: CBS
  • DATE: March 29, 1978 Wednesdasy 8:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 2:00:00
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T80:0730
  • GENRE: Comedy/Variety
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Comedy
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV series, 1967-1978
  • COMMERCIALS:

CREDITS

    • Joe Hamilton … Executive Producer
    • Ed Simmons … Producer
    • Robert Wright … Associate Producer
    • Dave Powers … Director
    • Roger Beatty … Writer
    • Rick Hawkins … Writer
    • Liz Sage … Writer
    • Robert Illes … Writer
    • James Stein … Writer
    • Franelle Silver … Writer
    • Larry Siegel … Writer
    • Tim Conway … Cast
    • Bill Richmond … Writer
    • Gene Perret … Writer
    • Dick Clair … Writer
    • Jenna McMahon … Writer
    • Buz Kohan … Writer
    • Bill Angelos … Writer
    • Gail Parent … Writer
    • Tom Patchett … Writer
    • Jay Tarses … Writer
    • Stan Burns … Writer
    • Mike Marmer … Writer
    • Arthur Julian … Writer
    • Gary Belkin … Writer
    • Arnold Rosen … Writer
    • Ken Welch … Writer
    • Mitzie Welch … Writer
    • Ernest Flatt … Choreographer
    • Ernie Flatt Dancers, The … Dance Company
    • Peter Matz … Music (Misc. Credits), Music Director
    • Carol Burnett … Cast
    • Tim Conway … Cast
    • Harvey Korman … Cast
    • Vicki Lawrence … Cast
    • Lyle Waggoner … Cast
    • Steve Lawrence … Guest
    • Burt Reynolds … Guest
    • Ray Charles … Guest
    • Perry Como … Guest
    • Bing Crosby … Guest
    • Ella Fitzgerald … Guest
    • Eydie Gorme … Guest
    • Bob Hope … Guest
    • Rock Hudson … Guest
    • Liza Minnelli … Guest
    • Craig Richard Nelson … Guest
    • James Stewart … Guest
    • Dick Van Dyke … Guest