Friday, August 09, 2019

My Blurb Review of the Carol Burnett Show

This show enables me to fall asleep with a smile on my face and laughter in my heart. Carol Burnett is not only one of the greatest comedians in the history of the world, but also, even if unrecognized for this, a truly great actress. In the same show, she can go from a skit in which she's an upper-class English woman contemplating an affair with Roddy McDowall to another skit in which she's "Eunice" (the main character in the world's most dysfunctional family), first as a virtual demon and then within minutes as "Eunice" projecting child-like innocence and joy. Her takeoffs on well-known movies were incredible, e.g., "Gone with the Wind," "Mildred Pierce," and "The African Queen," to name just a few.
Her supporting cast, especially Harvey Korman and Tim Conway, was also fantastic. This was a show of three comedic giants.
Nothing, before or since, surpasses it. Reruns of half-hour segments of the show currently appear on "MeTV."