Friday, September 08, 2017

'The Carol Burnett Show' to Celebrate Its Golden Anniversary

Just last night Damian and I were lying in bed dying watching an episode of Carol Burnett where Eunice's childhood friend Midge Gibson -- played with great aplomb by none other than Joanne Woodward -- visits town. Although it was sketch comedy, there was plenty of drama mixed into every scene with "The Family," where Eunice's resentment over her unfulfilled dreams was always just beneath the surface and needed very little to be revealed. 

To celebrate the show's 50th anniversary, TV Line reports that CBS will reunite the beloved series' star with original cast members Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner for a two-hour extravaganza. Bummed there's no mention of Tim Conway -- he's 83 now, wonder if he's not well -- but I can hardly wait!

In the meantime, you can watch a teaser from Carol -- still going strong at 84 -- Burnett's new Netflix series HERE.

Eunice and Midge tie one on, and do not care that Ed and Mama don't approve ...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the Midge Gibson episode. Joanne Woodward is great, especially when she rips Ed and Mama a new one. Another highlight was when Dame Maggie Smith got to deal with the Family as the teacher of their bullying son Bubba. And anytime Betty White came on the show as snooty sister Ellen was always a treat. As hilarious as Carol played Eunice, she definitely did reveal that sad, tragic figure beneath the surface. Especially the look on her face when they are all kicked out of the fancy restaurant and when she gets gonged on The Gong Show.

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