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Carol Burnett Show outtakes - Tim Conway's Elephant Story
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Posted on 06/23/2012 9:29:49 AM PDT by djone

Tim Conway destroys his castmates during a sketch on the "Carol Burnett Show" by refusing to let the scene continue until he can finish a story about a circus elephant. Unedited:(Language at end)


TOPICS: Humor; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: elephantstory
If this isn't the funniest thing I've ever seen......
1 posted on 06/23/2012 9:30:00 AM PDT by djone
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To: djone

Its my all time favorite Tm Conway cast harassment scene. Carol Burnett was getting kind of pissed but Vicki Lawrence broke them all up.


2 posted on 06/23/2012 9:41:15 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: djone

This reminds me to look up the Carol Burnett Show and Mama’s Family on Netflix. They don’t make comedy like this anymore. Just awkward, stupid jokes about sex.


3 posted on 06/23/2012 9:42:06 AM PDT by melissa_in_ga (Laz would hit it.)
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To: djone

More proof that today’s comedians know nothing about comedy.


4 posted on 06/23/2012 9:49:13 AM PDT by nhoward14
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To: djone
I understand that Tim Conway was supposed to have one short line about the elephant. After ruining the first take with his elephant story, Conway ad-libbed some comedy gold with the Siamese Elephant story. The "Oh, God, here we go again" look on Carol Burnett's face at the beginning of the second take was classic. The laughter in this skit is so contagious that I can't help from laughing even though I've seen this video dozens of time.

Apparently, Tim Conway took particular joy in surprising the other skit members with ad-lib lines trying to get them to break character and laugh. He even forced Vickie Lawrence to drop her head so the audience wouldn't see her laughing. Conway once said the Lawrence was always the hardest skit member to get to break character.

5 posted on 06/23/2012 9:54:54 AM PDT by CommerceComet (Obama vs. Romney - clear evidence that our nation has been judged by God and found wanting.)
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To: djone

Yep...that’s among the funniest skits from that great show. And only one no-no word in it.
Today’s ‘comedians’ could take a lesson...


6 posted on 06/23/2012 10:09:33 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: PubliusMM

Tim Conway is one of the funniest comedians ever, and his time with Carol and friends was priceless, not only to the viewers, but the cast probably had more fun just being together.


7 posted on 06/23/2012 10:17:45 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: djone
There are few comedy shows that actually make me laugh out loud. The Carol Burnett Show is one of them! There are DVD releases planned for later this year:

Carol Burnett on DVD
8 posted on 06/23/2012 10:22:51 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: djone

bttt


9 posted on 06/23/2012 10:23:51 AM PDT by aberaussie
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To: djone

That was great! I enjoyed it tremendously. And now my wife is looking at me like I was a giggling fool.


10 posted on 06/23/2012 10:25:24 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: djone

Still the funniest ensemble ever assembled. Conway & Korman in the dentist office makes me laugh just thinking about it. Thanks fortune laugh....I really needed it.


11 posted on 06/23/2012 10:27:55 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: PubliusMM

It was a perfect use of that word, not gratuitous. Definitely better than what passes for most comedy nowadays.


12 posted on 06/23/2012 10:31:18 AM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: djone

The Carol Burnett Show was a Saturday night staple at our house.

The scenes between Conway and Korman were usually priceless, the dentist scene being a classic. One of my favorite characters was the old man or old butler whose slow motion shuffling was enough to get the audience laughing before any lines were said usually because Korman was already biting his lips in anticipation of what Conway would do as an ad-lib.


13 posted on 06/23/2012 10:37:35 AM PDT by Texas56
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To: djone

The first time I saw this I couldn’t sleep (it was ~2:30 a.m.) and was flipping through the channels when I came across the Carol Burnett show rerun.

As I watched Conway tell this outrageous story, slaying all of his castmates one-by-one (except for Carol Lawrence, aka “Mama”) in the process, I ended up laughing so hard I had to cram a pillow in my mouth to keep from disturbing my neighbors (cheap apartment complex!).

A day or two later, I ended up at my opthalmologists’ office, who determined that I had burst a blood vessel (from laughing at Conway’s story!). I didn’t tell the opthalmologist but, knowing I laughed that hard was, somehow, satisfying.

Since then, I have seen the bit a few more times. It’s STILL one of the funniest moments EVER in television and I have NEVER figured out how Carol Lawrence managed to keep a straight face and stay in character through the whole thing. In fact, it is delicious irony that her line at the end, typical of Mama’s ascerbic nature, ended up destroying Conway!!

This was entertainment at its finest, IMO!!


14 posted on 06/23/2012 10:47:33 AM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: djone

Tim Conway’s son is a Talk Radio host. Anybody ever listen to him?

http://www.kfiam640.com/pages/TimConwayJr.html


15 posted on 06/23/2012 10:48:35 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Should Obama recuse himself from making any decisions on immigration?)
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To: DustyMoment

Earth to DustyMoment - it was VICKI Lawrence, NOT Carol, fou fool!!


16 posted on 06/23/2012 10:49:11 AM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: Texas56
The Carol Burnett Show was a Saturday night staple at our house.

Same here at my house! I think she came on at 9 or 10pm EST after All In The Family

17 posted on 06/23/2012 10:50:14 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Should Obama recuse himself from making any decisions on immigration?)
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To: djone

I think that this is the single funniest piece of television ever. Red Skelton and Abbot and Costello had some great skits, but the look on Dick Van Dyke’s face as Tim Conway goes through this story is priceless.


18 posted on 06/23/2012 10:54:22 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: Texas56; djone
I also STRONGLY recommend the "choreographer" sketch from Tracey Ullman's Show with Steve Martin:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzN4DWSJHn8

19 posted on 06/23/2012 10:56:12 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: djone

Here’s another raw recording (rehearsal, not on the show) where the cast takes a lot of liberties in “modifying” the script ... language warning:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJIh70IZua8


20 posted on 06/23/2012 10:57:08 AM PDT by RedWhiteBlue (Mama tried)
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To: knarf
Tim Conway is one of the funniest comedians ever, and his time with Carol and friends was priceless, not only to the viewers, but the cast probably had more fun just being together.

Carol later confessed that, during the week, while they were preparing for that week's show, Tim would come to her and say that he needed 5 minutes. He never told her why and she trusted him enough to give him the time, no questions asked other than "is there anything you need?"

"Just Harvey", he would reply.

I agree with so many others here, the ensemble cast was a perfect blend of talent that worked incredibly well together. And, the team of Conway and Korman was priceless!! I almost cried when the show went off the air. Since then, television has reached rock bottom - and started to dig!! That's why EVERY network's call letters are CRAP!

21 posted on 06/23/2012 10:57:40 AM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: DustyMoment
I have NEVER figured out how Carol Lawrence managed to keep a straight face and stay in character through the whole thing.

While she was generally stone-faced, Lawrence didn't make it completely through either take without laughing. At the 0:58 mark, she has to look down to conceal her laughter from the audience and at the 2:30 mark, she turns her face completely away from the audience to conceal laughter. Lawrence regrouped very quickly but she did break character a couple of other times, too. Who wouldn't? Carol Burnett and Dick Van Dyck had no chance.

22 posted on 06/23/2012 11:01:28 AM PDT by CommerceComet (Obama vs. Romney - clear evidence that our nation has been judged by God and found wanting.)
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To: LostInBayport

The Carol Burnett Show was recorded in Studio 33 (now known as the Bob Barker Studio.

Studio 33 is the current home of the long-running CBS game show The Price Is Right and the HBO late-night series Real Time with Bill Maher. This soundstage was also the home of The Carol Burnett Show from its entire 1967-1978 run, and The Red Skelton Show prior to that (1953–1970), as well as the notable game shows Match Game (the 1973-82 Gene Rayburn-hosted version, and the 1998 version), Hollywood Squares (hosted by Tom Bergeron), Bullseye, Wheel of Fortune, the 1986-1989 revival of Card Sharks, and the 1988-1995 run of Family Feud. In March 1998, on the 5000th episode of The Price Is Right (actually number 5133), CBS named Studio 33 as the Bob Barker Studio in honor of the show’s longtime host and executive producer. It was also the stage used for sitcoms such as All in the Family, Maude, and Good Times, Three’s Company and Welcome Back, Kotter, The Jack Benny Show, Red Skelton...etc.

http://www.j-shea.com/TVCity/Photos.html


23 posted on 06/23/2012 11:08:32 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Should Obama recuse himself from making any decisions on immigration?)
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To: All

More about Studio 33 here

http://www.j-shea.com/TVCity/History.html


24 posted on 06/23/2012 11:11:22 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Should Obama recuse himself from making any decisions on immigration?)
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To: tsowellfan

We kept CBS on all evening On Saturdays. I think Mary Tyler Moore came on first, then Bob Newhart, then Carol Burnett. CBS had a great line up of shows back then. I don’t remember which nights these came on but we loved them: Smothers Brothers, Sonny & Cher, and All in the Family. Didn’t care for Maude too much.


25 posted on 06/23/2012 11:24:23 AM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: djone

pinging myself for later. I loved that show.


26 posted on 06/23/2012 11:28:30 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: djone

If you liked this one, you should love this one with Tim Conway and Harvey Korman at the dentist:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYzuchDBvCs


27 posted on 06/23/2012 11:30:32 AM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: murron
Those were the days...

Except for the news and non-fiction programs such as Discovery I no longer watch TV. I stopped watching it around the time Family Ties was new.

Now I've been catching up on the Old Time Radio programs. The Jack Benny Show is my favorite.

http://archive.org/details/oldtimeradio

28 posted on 06/23/2012 11:40:41 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Should Obama recuse himself from making any decisions on immigration?)
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To: djone

A true classic!


29 posted on 06/23/2012 11:41:51 AM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil)
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To: tsowellfan
"Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers"

Wow, was that a long time ago!

30 posted on 06/23/2012 11:57:28 AM PDT by x
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To: djone
I just saw that again a few weeks ago! Hilarious.

Here's another one I saw at the same time. The nazis...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mf6csGvNYQU

Just as funny!!

31 posted on 06/23/2012 12:05:31 PM PDT by what's up
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To: CommerceComet
I the Mr. Tudball and Mrs Wiggins skits were very funny. The Carol Burnett Show - The Intercom (the first Mr. Tudball and Mrs. Wiggins)
32 posted on 06/23/2012 12:07:12 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: djone

Vicky dropped the bomb on that one, no?


33 posted on 06/23/2012 12:29:01 PM PDT by crz
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To: Red_Devil 232
There is some language in this out take.

Carol Burnett Show outtakes - Mr. Tudball needs a secretary

34 posted on 06/23/2012 12:33:14 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: tsowellfan
I love Jack Benny Radio, just hysterical. He had so many great stars, It was really great when he had Fred Allen. But Jack Benny was just hilarioiusly funny.

Armed Robber: "Your money or your life! ............ I said, your money or your life!"

Benny: "I'm thinking it over!"

35 posted on 06/23/2012 12:35:06 PM PDT by Finny (A deal with the devil is ALWAYS a losing proposition. Voting for Romney to avoid Obama is just that.)
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To: crz

Vicky Lawrence kept her cool as Tim Conway kept dropping ad libs like describing how conjoined Siamese elephants can’t trumpet but make a noise that sounds like “Ganorthet!”

But then Mama hurled her grenade: “You gonna tell me when that little @sshole’s through?”

The whole scene dissolved; Conway & Korman fell off the sofa convulsing in laughter, Tim tried to get up but fell back down again, Carol kept her face hid but she was shaking all over (finally regained control).

“Mama” was the scene stealer that night. Funny stuff!


36 posted on 06/23/2012 12:52:06 PM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!")
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To: CommerceComet
Apparently, Tim Conway took particular joy in surprising the other skit members with ad-lib lines trying to get them to break character and laugh.

There was a skit where Conway and Korman were galley slaves and Korman holds up a key he made from an iron ball. The slave master grabs it and says, "Aha! A key!" Conway says, "Oh, you speak Spanish!" (aqui (here)) Dunno if it went over the guys head or he was so professional he didn't break up, but wife and I were in hysterics.

For a while I was a night stocker at Wal-Mart and we had a bunch of Hispanics in the crew. One night one of them came up to me and said she needed a key (for the display cases). I pulled a Conway and said the you speak Spanish thing. She looked at me as if I was crazy - until I did the key/aqui explanation. Then she too broke up. There's not a mention of "a key" in our house that does not trigger the "You speak Spanish" routine.

37 posted on 06/23/2012 1:01:03 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: djone

Hilarious!


38 posted on 06/23/2012 1:43:24 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: tsowellfan

I listen to him after Rush. His radio show focuses on news of the day. He did have a funny caller that suggested that the four middle schoolers that bullied the school bus monitor be sent to Jerry Sanduskey.


39 posted on 06/23/2012 3:04:01 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: LS

I believe that was Lyle Waggoner, a long time member of the cast, not Dick Van Dyke, but I could be wrong....


40 posted on 06/23/2012 7:12:18 PM PDT by aberaussie
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To: aberaussie

No, in that particular skit DVD had subbed for Waggoner.


41 posted on 06/24/2012 3:47:03 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: DustyMoment

Many forget that she also had a #1 song in 1972,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6-4N0IPVh8


42 posted on 06/24/2012 4:34:55 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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