“The Carol Burnett Show” was one of the long-running and top-rated shows of the 70s and the 80s. It was telecast on CBS and starred Carol Burnett, with her co-stars Harvey Korman, Tim Conway, Lyle Waggoner, and Vicki Lawrence. Each week, everyone in the family would be glued to the TV screen for an hour, watching the performance of Carol and her team.
The talented actors would create a spoof on everything, from commercials to movies, and crack jokes at one another in front of the audience. The show soon became the best-loved American show and went down in history as a classic show. Recently, one of the funniest skits, “Phone Call Brawl,” garnered a lot of online followers due to its hilarious nature.
The cast included Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, & Lyle Waggoner. Burnett had surrounded herself with talented actors, and Korman proved to be an excellent comic genius. Vicki Lawrence, a newcomer, kept up with the veteran performers and demonstrated her ability.
Lyle Waggoner was there in many skits performing as the handsome man. Most acts had guest actor Tim Conway, who joined the main cast in the later 70s. Harvey Korman & Burnett’s chemistry was fabulous. In the skit “Phone Call Brawl,” a simple situation, such as waiting at a bus stop, was turned by the 4 impressive actors into comical chaos with their incredible performance.
It was a delight to watch them perform on the most incredible family-friendly program on television, “The Carol Burnett Show.” The show offered great entertainment for the whole family, which made it earn 25 Primetime Emmy Awards and even got a spot on the ‘100 Best TV Shows of All Time.’
People loved the show not for the skits but also for Carol’s question-and-answer segment with the live audience. All the people of the 70s and 80s considered “The Carol Burnett Show” as one of the funniest shows. Even in the skit “Phone Call Brawl,” the actors argued comically because they wanted to answer the call from the radio station. But, of course, everyone wanted to answer the question correctly to win the prize money.
Unfortunately, while arguing, the phone call got disconnected by a drunk man who had entered the local phone booth by mistake. The way the 4 actors started to sob when they found the call was disconnected left the audience in splits. The comedy series made Carol & Harvey household names. Their skits were loved because ordinary people could relate to them.