Disc News: Carol Burnett Show Spends Some Time With You

People have been guessing what Time Life’s next big boxset should be after The Six Million Dollar Man. After rumors and hints, the big news is finally here: The Carol Burnett Show gets a major release. The comedic variety show ran from 1967 to 1978 with 278 episodes. The Carol Burnett Show: The Ultimate Collection will have the 50 best shows as determined by Carol Burnett. The Gone with the Wind spoof is part of the boxset. You can order the set from WWW.CAROLONDVD.COM for $199.95 and no shipping handling fees. The sets are expected to be mailed out on July 30. Here’s the press release from Time Life.

TIME LIFE UNVEILS DETAILS FOR THE 22-DVD MEGA-SET

THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW:THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION

OVER TWELVE HOURS OF BONUS FEATURES INCLUDE EXCLUSIVE NEW INTERVIEWS WITH BETTY WHITE, CARL REINER, JERRY LEWIS, JANE LYNCH, AMY POEHLER AND MANY OTHERS

50-Episode Collection-With Each Episode Hand-Picked By Carol Burnett

Deluxe Collector’s Set Features A Replica Curtain From The Show Opening, And Includes An Exclusive 24-Page Memory Book

FAIRFAX, VA.; JUNE 1, 2012 – The DVD collectors set that fans of classic TV have been waiting for is finally coming out as Time Life will now start taking pre-orders for THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION. The 22-DVD set contains 50 episodes from the award-winning and influential TV series, featuring the funniest and most beloved characters and sketches, including:

    Went with the Wind
    Mr. Tudball and Mrs. Wiggins
    As the Stomach Turns
    Carol & Sis
    The Family
    Nora Desmond
    The Oldest Man
    The Hollow Hero
    Kitchen Commercials

Everybody wanted to be a guest on The Carol Burnett Show, and featured on the Ultimate Collection DVD set are the funniest and most talented people in the business, including: Betty White, Carl Reiner, Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, Joan Rivers, Bernadette Peters, Sammy Davis Jr., Alan Alda, Dick Van Dyke, Shirley MacLaine, Rock Hudson, Vincent Price, Phil Silvers, Joel Grey, The Smothers Brothers, Stiller & Meara, Tony Randall and many others.

In addition to the classic sketches the Ultimate Collection also boasts over 400 musical performances, including many tributes to the musical theatre and movies Carol grew up with.

The Carol Burnett Show: The Ultimate Collection is host to over twelve robust hours of exclusive bonus features, including:

Three episodes from The Garry Moore Show where Carol got her start, including the “Supergirl” episode, where Carol did her Tarzan yell, for the first time on television.

Rare sketches from the first five seasons of The Carol Burnett Show, not seen anywhere in over 40 years. Included are guest appearances by Lucille Ball, Jerry Lewis, Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, plus one of the most beloved sketches in the history of the show: “The Dentist,” with Harvey Korman and Tim Conway.

A raucous 100-minute Cast Reunion with Carol, Vicki Lawrence, Tim Conway and Lyle Waggoner.

Exclusive featurettes on The Ultimate Collection include:

    “I Want to Push That Button…” – The History of The Carol Burnett Show
    Leading Lady – Carol as a Television Pioneer
    “Bring Up the Lights” – Carol’s Q&As
    Focus on “The Family”
    “Ahhhh, Mrs. Ha-Wiggins?” – As in “Tudball and Wiggins”
    Starlet, Mildred, and More – A Celebration of the Movie Parodies
    Next Stop, Broadway – About the “Mini-musicals”
    Breaking Up Is Hard…Not to Do – The Ensemble Chemistry and Famous “break-ups” on The Carol Burnett Show
    “Where Do You Get Your Ideas?” – A Tribute to the Writers on The Carol Burnett Show
    Gags and Gowns – A Tribute to Designer Bob Mackie

All together, Time Life interviewed over twenty people as part of the Bonus Feature production…including guests from the show (Betty White, Carl Reiner, Jerry Lewis, Ken Berry, Rita Moreno, Steve Lawrence, Lainie Kazan and Joel Grey); writers (Kenny Solms, Gail Parent, Ken and Mitzi Welch); designer Bob Mackie; and current performers influenced by Carol (Ellen DeGeneres, Jane Lynch and Amy Poehler). Complete interviews of all cast-members, crew, guests and fans will be included in the bonus features of The Ultimate Collection.

THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW debuted on CBS in 1967 and ran for 11 years, receiving 25 Emmy Awards five Golden Globes, and 12 People’s Choice Awards, making it one of the most honored shows in television history. TIME Magazine named THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW one of the “100 Best Television Shows of all Time,” and Carol Burnett has been honored with more People’s Choice Awards than any other actress.

THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION is now available for pre-order at WWW.CAROLONDVD.COM!

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