Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Back To the Grind...

After a long, hard week last week and a long weekend, I'm back to work (and piles and piles of paperwork today). While I get caught up (which seems like it could take years), here's another Carol Burnett outtake to keep us entertained.

I remember seeing the edited sketch when it was originally broadcast, and thinking it wasn't at all funny, although it was the only time we saw MRS. Tudball (Vicki Lawrence). They couldn't have shown the unedited version on CBS (for obvious reasons), but thanks to YouTube, we now have it for posterity:

Mr. Tudball Needs a Secretary


Blogger Stephen Rader said...

One of my all-time favorites! "I used to work for Father Duffy." Brilliant.

4:02 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

I like the the way Tim Conway starts breaking up before she even says "I realized he was full of shit," because he KNOWS what she's going to say. They knew each other so well.

And of course, Vicki's line at the end is the greatest...

4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They were so fucking funny. Ta-here, ta-here. I remember when Miss a-Viggins tried to figure out the intercom system.
The funniest skit of all was one were Tim Conway was describing a baby elephant with something stuck up it's nose. The poor little thing...snark, snark, snark. Ed

6:03 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

Ed, I believe you're referring to this one:

Elephant Story

Vicki takes the cake at the end of that one, too!

12:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was the greatest 5 minutes of TV ever recorded. Did you see how Harvey Korman and Carol had to lock their knees together to keep from peeing their pants? In the original they bleeped out Vicki's "asshole" but everybody knew what she'd said. Ed

10:53 AM  
Blogger Aaron said...

Yes, it was impossible not to break around Tim Conway--he was just naturally funny

Actually, I think that was Dick Van Dyke on the rigth. It was after Harvey Korman had left the show and it transpired that Ed had dumped Eunice and run off with some tootsie (why Mickey Hart still visited Eunice was never clear to me). But Harvey Korman was always the first to break in some of the earlier ones!

2:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I kept looking at the guy on the end. I thought it looked like Dick Van Dyke and the way he crossed his legs. It wasn't too clear and that was usually Ed's spot. I had forgotten about Harvey leaving in my old age. Lyle Waggoner was there for awhile. Ed

4:55 PM  

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