Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Classic Carol Burnett sketch

"The Carol Burnett Show" was always funny, but I swear, this is one of the classic sketches. Eunice and Mama are a charades team against Ed and Tim Conway, and they're all out for blood, except poor Mama.


I swear, this sketch is the one that taught us half the charades rules, with the fingers on your arm for syllables and the grabbing your ear for sounds like and (apparently, though we never played this) the two fingers on your chest for proper name.

"Carol Burnett" is on DVD, which is awesome, considering I loved it so much as a kid I'd hold a tape recorder up to the TV and get noisy, scatchy little copies of it to listen to later.

Did this sketch teach you charades rules? What was your favorite Carol Burnett sketch? ("Went With the Wind" also has to be up there for me.)

1 comment:

Dimestore Lipstick said...

All-time fave: "Rancid Harvest", the spoof of the Greer Garson-Ronald Colman movie "Random Harvest". Harvey did a really great imitation of Ronald Colman.