Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I'm so glad we had this time together...

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For 11 years, Carol Burnett and friends entertained us.  I really miss the show.  My family and I watched in it reruns during my childhood.  There were so many unforgettable characters and hilarious parodies that made us laugh so hard it hurt.  Original episodes aired from 1967 to 1978.  Time magazine lists it as one of the 100 best television shows of all time.

It's hard to say which character is my favourite.  To this day, I try to imitate Burnett acting like the Queen of England, or like the loud mouthed Eunice, who's character went on to a successful spin-off show called "Mama's Family".

Perhaps the most amazing aspect of the show was that the genius of one man was responsible for all the costumes for the show.  Bob Mackie, a respected fashion designer in his own right, worked tirelessly to design and produce every single costume piece for the weekly Carol Burnett Show. 

Scarlett and Rhett
 Arguably his most famous creation was the Scarlett O'Hara curtain dress that is now displayed proudly at the Smithsonian Institute.  How could we forget Mackie's version of the very mysterious and troubled actress "Nora Desmond" or the  bubbly and difficult to understand Charo?!

Burnett plays Norma Desmond
as 'Nora Desmond'
  Some of the show's episodes are on sale now.  But I wait for the day that the complete 11 years of hilarity will become available to us to enjoy forever.

Burnett as Charo

"I'm so glad we had this time together,
Just to have a laugh and sing a song,
Seems we just get started and before you know it,
Comes the time we have to say so long"

 Spend some time with Carol and her friends...

The Carol Burnett Show: Collector's Edition, Volumes 1-9 [DVD] Carol Burnett - Collector's Edition

Unmistakably Mackie: The Fashion and Fantasy of Bob Mac

Unmistakably Mackie: The Fashion and Fantasy of Bob Mac


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