newstart49: I remember these shows.
You could feel the energy all over and couldn't help but laugh.
Nathan Pretlow: .A genius of improvisation.Tim Conway is right up there with Chaplin and
Jim Braun: The Carroll Burnett show, Sanford and son, mash 4077, Dean martin roasts,
All in the family, Taxi.Too bad tv has lost it all. Todays programing is
the worst I have ever seen.
Jesse Frankel: Tim Conway never cracked up...but watching Carol Burnett do her best NOT to
laugh is priceless!
Sy Bernot: Poor pickle Van Dyke, I don't think he ever recovered from the elephant story.
southsidesman: HA HA HA -
PEACE TO LORNE MICHAELS FOR ENDING THAT TRASH!!!!!
Thomas Broido: Watch it carefully. Here is my take on it.Around the :50 mark all three
others get the giggles and drop their heads. The people who write that
Vicki Lawrence did not laugh are mistaken. She held it together best but
there are two times she looked down and at 2:32 she visibly quakes and then
turns her head to the rear. Clearly she is laughing.
My opinion, but it is possible Tim Conway thought of how to end it at 2:38
when he visibly quakes. From there the rest of the story is vintage Conway
and Carol Lawrence does the best takeover I ever saw on that show and there
TV will never see the like of that show again.
Hal Bennett: We lost our son almost four months ago. I have probably watched this
between fifty and a hundred times since then. It eases the pain.
Becca Flynn: I love the moments of long awkward silence, and you know it's everybody
trying to keep it together! 😂
Rob Billeaud: Tim was a comic genius and had perfect comedy timing, but there is an
interesting twist I heard when I watched an interview with Vickie Lawrence.
She said that the elephant story had changed from the time they had dress
rehearsal to when they were doing it for the cameras so they had no idea
what was coming, so they were hearing this story for the first time. What
really made them completely lose it was that up to this point, Lawrence,
who was still fairly new to the show had been very deferential and played
everything exactly as the writers wrote it ad-libbed the "little asshole"
line and that just destroyed everyone.
stripervince1: The entire show was a blooper. Amazing they could even work together
without dying laughing. The funniest show in tv history. Every skit was a
Wray Post: *"... you hear that little as ... ho... too?"*
Don't watch this. It could be hazardous to your health, especially if you
are prone to laughter.
OHLeeRedux: Vicki Lawrence was the only one who could keep a straight face while all
the other actors fell for Tim Conway's antics.
John Smith: Where can i buy a DVD copy of "The Carol Burnett Show?"
bill Stoddard: I think that is one of the funniest bits ever on TV.
Russell Miller: Prepare to laugh your ass off.
Mary Ann Marko: The minute Tim Conway appeared, I knew I was going to laugh. That was the
funniest show ever. It just made me happy!
HagbardCeline42: This remains one of the funniest things I have ever seen.
Gazzara5: If that didn't stop the show, it should have.
fuzzydog99: Have never understood why Tim is thought to be so funny, He just talks and
homfencing: Y'know....any time pickle VAN DYKE can't get a word in edgewise...
John S: What a wonderful piece of art ]
Theodore Biele: I have never seen so many comments for anything else on YouTube. Do you
think that that's because so many people in this world can enjoy very
gifted comedians such as Tim and the others? Robin williams and a few other
geniuses could carry the ad lib, the spontaneous, the stream of
consciousness form of humor in all it's complexities to the heavens of
hilarity without revealing its cerebral bases! Well done thou good and
terrance217: I'm not even sure you could say ass on TV back then.
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Giovanni Antonio: i laugh to tears every time i watch this! those that can't appreciate the
ad lib and the cast trying to hold back their laughter and do it as
scripted, are either to young to appreciate these older shows ( when comedy
was clean ) or simply have no sense of humor. Just the fact that tim was
able to contain his own laughter is amazing. This elephant story is the
best especially when tim 'norks' near the end. This and the Dentist skit
with harvey are my 2 all-time favs.- the 2 vids that can turn my mood
around from feeling crappy to happy after watching.
Erik Theodorsen: Its hilarious when you see tim trying to stop laughing at his own jokes
roberto lorenzo: When ............. Television was good !!!!
Darrel Ervin: I don't know what's funnier Tim Conway telling the story or Carol Burnett
trying not to loose it. This is irreplaceable. I love it.
bobdahoople: Only had yer alphabet stations then
mmmbad: I adored this show! We watched it regularly and my Mom, Dad and I laughed
tears! Those were the days of great comedy before all the X rated crap hit
Wesley Dunlap: I was only in elementary school when the Carol Burnett show originally
aired in the 1970s. I thought that the actors were very unprofessional
(especially Harvey Korman) because they laughed during the comedy sketches.
In later years, I realized that the laughter was the magic of the show. Tim
Conway tried to make Harvey laugh.
mca1218: What I love is that the youngest member of the cast, the formerly shy Ms.
Vicki Lawrence, went off-script completely and BURIED the lead, remaining
completely in character. Entire sketch is comedy gold.
Aleisha Ziegler: Great Oldie.. Siamese elephants! Carol Burnett show <3
pauk: This isn't funny. Like at all.
Michelle Schmidt: are you guys stupid? most of this show is improv. like, make crap up as
you go along. there was no script. they had a basic "playing a game" idea
but the rest was up to the comics. same with 'laugh in' 'mary tylor moore'
and snl for a while. dont comment on crap you dont know about. ug.
Bobainthome: the sound Carol Burnett makes at the 3:00 minute mark just motivated Tim
Conway even more
journeyer58: Besides the dentist sketch one of my favourite moments of the Carol Burnett
mrbasilman: If you do not find this funny you have NO sense of humor. Don't feel bad
some people just don't understand comedy....
Thomas Beaudry: This was real comedy, unscripted!
I still don't understand why Vicky Lawrence didn't like when Tim Conway
would add-lib thats what made her show funny!?
gfear24: When Tim Conway is starting to break himself up you just know it's going to
be over the top funny.
Loretta Lopez: THE best comedy show - EVER! I Love Lucy, The Soupy Sales Show had their
moments (most off camera), but Carol is unsurpassed!
Rita Doyle: I had just prior to this video watched the "Vickie Lawrence on an infamous
blooper on "the Carol Bernett Show" by TVLedgends (4:23) where she tells
the back story to this scene.... makes it all the more humorous! Tim
Conway had to have had quite the imagination for the ability to make stuff
up like this so funny!
j wenum: "THE BEST" ever.
Jay Algonquin: **Gnork**
Nydawi Jai: Ahhh...pee in my pants fantastic! I love that show!😂
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