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In such good company : eleven years of laughter, mayhem, and fun in the sandbox

by Burnett, Carol (Author)

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Get the best seat in the house as comedy legend Carol Burnett tells the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of her iconic weekly variety series, The Carol Burnett Show. For eleven glorious seasons the guests, sketches and cast antics made the show legendary. Burnett lays it all out for us, from the sh... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • In the sandbox
  • A man's game
  • Play!
  • Variety shows in the seventies
  • A typical week
  • Let's bump up the lights!
  • Some of my favorite Q&As
  • Our gang
  • Those behind the scenes for the entire eleven-year run
  • "Life once removed": a conversation with Larry Gelbart
  • Explaining a punch line
  • Our recurring sketches of the years
  • The famous blooper
  • Cracking up
  • "The pigeon lady" gets back at Tim
  • Characters and auras
  • The movie parodies
  • Our trips to England, Ireland, and Italy
  • "And then somebody asked me..."
  • A miracle moment
  • Down memory lane with some of our guests
  • "Lovely story," "The Funn family," and other guests
  • Embarrassing moments
  • "Are those your own teeth?" and other questions I've answered
  • The night I got even
  • The mini-musicals
  • Australia
  • Lights, camera, action: more movie parodies I loved
  • Stress relief
  • The flip shows
  • More special memories about some other amazing guest stars
  • The night I fired Harvey
  • The Emmys
  • A conversation with Dick Cavett
  • Harvey leaves our show
  • Our final season and the last show
  • Afterword
  • The artist entrance
  • Wrapping it all up
  • Appendix 1: Shows and guests
  • Appendix 2: Writers by season.