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Oprah received more than 300 audience questions, but she says the number one request was for Carol. "They want you to do the Tarzan yell," Oprah says. This warbling call became Carol's trademark during The Carol Burnett Show's 11-year run.

After clearing her throat, Carol agrees to give it a shot. "I don't know how good it will be because I shaved my chest this morning," she jokes.

Carol belts out her best Tarzan yell to the delight of the audience and Jim. "To me, that's like seeing Led Zeppelin," he says. "I camp out for that."

For years, Carol says fans have asked her to do the Tarzan yell in unusual places. One morning, while shopping at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City, Carol says a saleswoman agreed to let her pay with a check if she did her signature cry.

Carol says as soon as she let out her yell, "The exit door right behind her counter burst open. There was a security guard with a gun pointed at us! So now I only do it under controlled circumstances."
FROM: Jim Carrey, Carol Burnett and Steve Carell
Published on February 18, 2008


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