Monday, October 24, 2011

On the other hand, there are times when swearing is definitely appropriate

Here is a famous (in the U.S., anyway) scene from The Carol Burnett Show (4:57) in which Tim Conway destroys his castmates during a “Mama’s Family” sketch by refusing to let the scene continue until he can finish a story about a circus elephant.

For the benefit of any Nederlanders and Enzedders and Yorkshirians out there (you know who you are) who might not know, Tim’s habit of inserting unscripted material during tapings of Carol’s shows before a live audience became legend.

I thought a good laugh might help you start your week.

And, yes, the fellow on the other end of the couch is Dick Van Dyke.

Here’s a scene of Tim with Harvey Korman (2:48). Although it is probably mostly scripted, it is every bit as funny as the first clip. In fact, I find it downright hilarious.

Thus spake Zarathustra.

1 comment:

  1. Peggy and I both enjoyed these immensely. Did you know that Carol came near firing Harvey Korman because of his irascibility? She gave him a chance to act better on the set though, and he did.

    Peggy spent her adolescent wishing that she could be Carol Burnett.