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Although The Carol Burnett Show went off the air in 1978, the classic moments from Carol's sketch comedy routines remain some of the funniest in television history. For 11 years, The Carol Burnett Show took over Saturday nights with a cast of unforgettable characters—and half the fun was waiting to see who would crack up first.

Carol says the reason they chose to leave the crack-ups in the show is simple. "Well, we just didn't want to do retakes," she says. In fact, Carol says she didn't even want the laughter all of the time. "Especially when we were doing the family sketch as Eunice and they were kind of quasi-serious in a way."

Carol says that the cast loved to make each other laugh, and Tim Conway knew just the look to give Harvey Korman to make him crack up before the sketch even began. She jokes, "It was Tim's goal in life to destroy Harvey."
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FROM: Jim Carrey, Carol Burnett and Steve Carell
Published on February 18, 2008

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