Jungle
The Carol Burnett Show: This Time Together

The Carol Burnett Show

Season: 
This Time Together
Studio(s): 
Regular Air Date: 
September 11, 1967-March 29, 1978
Network(s): 
Genre: 
On DVD: 
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Grade:
A-
Episodes: 
17
Discs: 
6

I’ve covered a couple of releases of The Carol Burnett Show and both times I've loved them. Sure, some of the sketches on the show can be a bit outdated, seeing as how every comic under the sun has recycled some of the more slapstick routines and one liners that originated on the show, but when the show was on, and that was 98% of the time, the show was fantastic.

In this set, This Time Together, you get 17 uncut episodes on 6 discs, plus bonus features that somehow seemed even funnier to me then some of the sketches (if you can believe it). If you’re a fan of the show you can expect the now famous Carol Burnett introductions, lots of music and musical guests, as well as incredible guest stars. That last one is probably what sealed the deal for me with this set.

Special guests here include the incredible Sammy Davis Jr. (The Cannonball Run), the always hilarious Dick Van Dyke (Mary Poppins), the wisecracking Hal Lindon (Barney Miller), the always surprising Madeline Kahn (Blazing Saddles), frequent visitor Roddy McDowell (Planet of the Apes franchise), one of my all time favorites Lily Tomlin (The Incredible shrinking Woman), the gorgeous Bernadette Peters (Annie) and many more.

The caliber of the special guests in this collection is just mind blowing. Throw them in with the legendary cast of the show and you’ve got something pretty amazing. Every star that comes onto this show really is a triple threat. They can act, they can sing, and they can dance. It’s pretty amazing how much talent stars used to have back then. These days stars get a flash in the pan television show and before you know their putting out albums with so much autotune splashed across it you might as well be listening to your GPS. This should be acting, singing, and dancing 101 for all new stars. It just doesn’t get any better then this.  

AJ Garcia
Review by AJ Garcia
Follow him @ Twitter
Friend him @ Facebook