The Carol Burnett Show

The BEST episodes of The Carol Burnett Show

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

A variety / sketch comedy show starring Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner, and Tim Conway. It originally ran on CBS from September 11, 1967 to March 29, 1978 for 278 episodes, and originated from CBS Television City's Studio 33 (known today as the Bob Barker Studio). The series won 25 prime time Emmy Awards, and in 2007 was listed as one of Time magazine's "100 Best TV Shows of All Time."

Last Updated: 5/20/2022Network: CBS
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with Ken Berry, Tim Conway, Kay Medford
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#1 - with Ken Berry, Tim Conway, Kay Medford

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/20/1969

In a vaudeville segment, Tim Conway plays a bumbling acrobat. Carol is a dance hall Mom to daughter Vicki Lawrence in a tearful melodrama. Ken Berry dances to "Down By the Winegar Woiks". Also, Carol and Ken Berry play a computer-matched couple singing love songs. Tim and Harvey do a skit about a homesick truck driver. Kay Medford pops up as a sister-in-law in the weekly "Carol and Sis" routine.

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with Eydie Gorme
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#2 - with Eydie Gorme

Season 9 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/6/1975

Guest Eydie Gorme plays a hospitalized TV star with Carol as Stella Toddler for an old lady roommate. There's also a mini-musical revolving around the music of Richard Rodgers. In other skits, Carol is a plant shop owner with Tim Conway as a customer who wants to return a plant that hates him; spoofs of TV commercials; and a foppish prince tries to torture a woman into marrying him. Gorme sings "As Time Goes By".

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Family Show
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1 votes

#3 - Family Show

Season 9 - Episode 24 - Aired 3/13/1976

Ed takes flak from Eunice and Mama after he tries to sneak his assistant along on a business trip to Chicago in "The Family"; Mr. Tudball attempts to surprise Mrs. Wiggins on her birthday; a married couple takes to pinpointing each other's physical defects; and the dancers perform to "Baby Face" dressed in children's clothing.

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with Eydie Gorme
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#4 - with Eydie Gorme

Season 10 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/12/1977

Eunice prepares for an appearance on "The Gong Show" and bickers with Ed and Mama over the clothes she should wear for her appearance; Mr. Tudball tries to teach Mrs. Wiggins the ropes about Las Vegas gambling; a wealthy woman whose husband has been kidnapped is coached by a TV reporter who is interviewing her about the abduction; guest Eydie Gorme sings "What I Did for Love" and, for the finale, participates in a medley of movie music featuring such numbers as "Hooray for Hollywood", "Over the Rainbow", "San Francisco", "Born Free", "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" and "The Way We Were".

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The Four Funns Of Broadway
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#5 - The Four Funns Of Broadway

Season 1 - Episode 31 - Aired 5/23/1968

Special guests Mickey Rooney and John Davidson join Carol and Vicki to tell the tale of "The Four Funns Of Broadway," a show-biz chronicle of a vaudeville family packed with songs and laughs.

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with Carl Reiner
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9.33
3 votes

#6 - with Carl Reiner

Season 7 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/19/1974

A musical version of "Little Red Riding Hood" performed in the manner of a Mexican folk story for children. In another skit, an accident-prone woman (Carol) and her husband (Carl) attempt to buy insurance before her next accident. Also, Burnett as a spoiled child star, and a supermarket checkout sketch. Miss Burnett performs "I Wonder What Became of Me" and "Send in the Clowns".

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with Jim Nabors
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9.33
3 votes

#7 - with Jim Nabors

Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/13/1975

Eunice leaves Ed after she catches him going into a massage parlor in "The Family"; an eccentric military hero does not want his latest commendation; and a Bicentennial salute to America's cities and towns. Nabors sings a medley of saloon songs, and duets "I Feel at Home with You" together with Carol.

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with Tim Conway, Bernadette Peters
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9.00
2 votes

#8 - with Tim Conway, Bernadette Peters

Season 7 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/16/1974

In "As the Stomach Turns" Marian's possessed niece (Bernadette) is exorcised by priest Tim Conway; two Japanese soldiers (Tim and Harvey) argue underwater; and a salute to musicals of the 1930's. Bernadette performs "I Can't Get Started with You" and "Blame It on My Youth".

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with Tim Conway
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9.00
1 votes

#9 - with Tim Conway

Season 8 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/11/1975

Tim Conway plays a bumbling waiter in a Japanese restaurant; in a boxing sketch, Conway is in a match with first woman boxer Carol; Bert tries to convince Molly to see an X-rated movie in "The Old Folks"; a spoof of "The Pirates of Penzance". Carol sings "All of Me", and the whole cast performs "Mack the Black".

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with Dinah Shore
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8.97
32 votes

#10 - with Dinah Shore

Season 10 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/13/1976

Business professionals (Carol and Harvey) discuss his marriage proposal in the style of a business meeting. Dinah Shore sings "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover". Tim's plays the oldest living butcher with Harvey as an impatient customer. "Went With The Wind," a "Gone With The Wind" spoof features Carol as Starlet O'Hara, Vicki as Sissy, Tim as Brashley Wilkes, Dinah as Melody, and Harvey as Capt. Rat Butler. A musical salute to New Orleans with "Basin Street Blues" as the centerpiece.

Directors: Dave Powers
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with Telly Savalas and The Smothers Brothers
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8.67
3 votes

#11 - with Telly Savalas and The Smothers Brothers

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/12/1974

In a spoof of "Algiers", Savalas plays a great lover at the Casbah, facing Carol, the world’s most beautiful woman. In "The Family" skit, Eunice, Ed and Mama visit brother Jack (Tom Smothers) in the hospital. Also, Savalas and Korman play two men discussing a business merger as if it were a love affair. Savalas croons "Rubber Bands and Bits of String" and the Smothers Brothers perform "Love Me with All Your Heart".

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with Cher
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8.60
5 votes

#12 - with Cher

Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/27/1975

A husband has trouble deciding between his glamorous wife and his homely mistress in "The Not So Eternal Triangle"; the 9th Annual "Carol Burnett Show" Awards for the most unforgettable commercials of the year; in "As the Stomach Turns", Cher is the town's half-breed and Tim is the town's beautician; two classical pianists (Harvey and Tim) prepare for a duet; guest Cher sings "Just This One Time" and duets with Carol on "Variety"; for the finale, a spoof of '70s rock music.

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with Pat Carroll, Karen Wyman, and Tim Conway
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8.50
2 votes

#13 - with Pat Carroll, Karen Wyman, and Tim Conway

Season 4 - Episode 23 - Aired 3/1/1971

Conway accidentally gets his dog's inoculations and takes on canine characteristics; Miss Wyman solos "Close to Me"; Carol, as the charwoman, offers "Easy Come, Easy Go" and "MacArthur Park". Pat Carroll is back as Roger's protective sister in the Carol and Sis segment, pushing Carol and Chris around.

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with Ruth Buzzi, Richard Crenna
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#14 - with Ruth Buzzi, Richard Crenna

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/15/1973

A salute to movie bad girls with spoofs of such films as "Mrs. Robinson", "All About Eve", and "Born to Be Bad". Other sketches include Burnett and Crenna as a husband-and-wife cop team; a game show parody called "Celebrities and Peasants"; a production number about the mimeograph machine and women's voting rights. Ruth Buzzi performs "Oh, You Beautiful Doll".

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with Cass Elliot, Bernadette Peters
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8.33
3 votes

#15 - with Cass Elliot, Bernadette Peters

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/10/1971

In a spoof on soap operas, Cass plays a high-fashion model and Bernadette a tap-dancing nun. Cass performs "The Look of Love". Miss Peters sings "Cherish" and "It Had to Be You". This episode is noted as Show #503 in the Lost Episodes DVD set.

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with Vincent Price, Joel Grey
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8.33
3 votes

#16 - with Vincent Price, Joel Grey

Season 7 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/9/1974

In "Carol and Sis", Chrissy's new boyfriend isn't as wild as he appears to be; a hotel operator (Carol) listens in on guests' calls; Carol, as a spoiled child star tangles with a tyrannical German film director; guest Vincent Price recalls the humorous side of Abraham Lincoln; Grey emcees a musical, "Comedia Del Arte".

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with The Pointer Sisters
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3 votes

#17 - with The Pointer Sisters

Season 9 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/29/1975

Comedy sketches include "The Noisy Speech," with Harvey Korman trying to overcome the noise made by his friend (Tim Conway), and "Miss Nobody," with Carol as a meek woman having lunch with her friend (Vicki Lawrence). The Pointer Sisters sing "Save the Bones for Henry Jones," returning for a rock retelling of the Cinderella story.

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with Lana Turner, Frank Gorshin
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8.25
4 votes

#18 - with Lana Turner, Frank Gorshin

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/8/1968

Carol's guest Lana Turner sings "Heavenly Music" while dancing with the Lester Flatt troop. Frank Gorshin does impressions then becomes Bluebeard with Carol his 13th wife. Carol and Harvey are a bickering couple on a game show.

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with Tim Conway, Valerie Harper
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8.25
4 votes

#19 - with Tim Conway, Valerie Harper

Season 6 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/17/1973

Skits include: a blind date sketch with Korman and Harper as swingers and Burnett and Conway as wallflowers; Conway as the world's oldest fireman; and another installment of "As the Stomach Turns". Valerie Harper solos "The Last Blues Song". Carol, Valerie and Vicki sing "The Ladies Who Lunch". The whole cast performs "The Good Old, Bad Old Days".

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with The Pointer Sisters
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8.20
5 votes

#20 - with The Pointer Sisters

Season 9 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/25/1975

The Pointer Sisters sing "How Long", perform with Korman in a disc-jockey comedy sketch, and team up with Miss Burnett and Miss Lawrence for an all-girl musical number, "Get Me to the Church on Time". Other comedy highlights include Miss Burnett as a romantic dropout telling her troubles to a bartender (Korman) who would rather dwell on his own problems; Mickey Hart (Tim) joins "The Family" for a game of charades; Carol and Tim in a silent sketch as a hungry couple.

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with Phyllis Diller, Gwen Verdon, and Bobbie Gentry
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8.06
18 votes

#21 - with Phyllis Diller, Gwen Verdon, and Bobbie Gentry

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/16/1967

Carol plays the wife of a monster in "Dr. Jekyll and Mrs. Hyde"; a routine from guest Phyllis Diller; musical numbers from guests Gwen Verdon ("The 59th Street Bridge Song") and Bobbie Gentry ("The Look of Love"); Carol and Vicki in a foreign exchange sketch; and a "Sgt. Pepper" production number. This episode is noted as Show #008 in the Lost Episodes DVD set.

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with Nanette Fabray, Sonny & Cher
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#22 - with Nanette Fabray, Sonny & Cher

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/6/1967

A spoof of French, Polish and Japanese airline service; A "V.I.P." interview sketch with Carol as a nudist; an office triangle sketch; Carol and Nanette perform "Bosom Buddies"; Cher performs "You Better Sit Down Kids"; Sonny & Cher sing "Living for You"; and the whole cast performs "Take Me Along".

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with Richard Chamberlin, Gloria Loring
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#23 - with Richard Chamberlin, Gloria Loring

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/13/1967

Carol and guest Richard Chamberlain attempt to make Lyle jealous; an airport interview with a "Mother of the Year"; musical numbers from Carol and the dancers ("Everybody's Gotta Be Someplace"), Richard with the dancers and singers ("Lazy Day"), and guest Gloria Loring ("A Taste of Honey" and "I've Gotta Be Me"); Carol and Vicki perform "Sisters Galore" sketch, and they and the dancers perform "Ballin' the Jack".

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with Sid Caesar, Ella Fitzgerald
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#24 - with Sid Caesar, Ella Fitzgerald

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 12/25/1967

Highlights of this Christmas edition include: guest Sid Caesar demonstrating self-defense; Carol and Sid as a couple who quarrel on Christmas night; Sid, Carol and Harvey in a sketch that takes place in ancient Rome; guest Ella Fitzgerald sings "A Foggy Day" and "Always True to You in My Fashion"; Carol performs "Bare Necessities", and as the Charwoman sings "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas; and a cameo by Jonathan Winters.

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with Lynn Redgrave, Mike Douglas
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#25 - with Lynn Redgrave, Mike Douglas

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/1/1968

A sketch about a tourist couple at an airport; Carol and Vicki duetting on "Puppy Love"; Mike singing "On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)" and "Born Free"; and a Shakespeare production number.

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