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'The Best of The Carol Burnett Show' on DVD October 3

"The Carol Burnett Show" celebrates its 50th anniversary on fans can too with "The Best of The Carol Burnett Show" coming to DVD on October 3. 

On September 11, 1967, Carol Burnett and her cast, Harvey Korman, Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Wagoner, came together to create a new variety series that combined sketch comedy, singing and dancing on CBS.  The show would become a television institution that helped launch the sketch comedy genre into the mainstream.  "The Carol Burnett Show" would become an Emmy Award-winning program and survive the changing tastes of TV audiences to last eleven seasons.  

Now, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the landmark TV institution, Time Life will release "The Best of The Carol Burnett Show, which includes the best of the best, from all 11 seasons, together for the very first time! 

Across 6 discs ($59.95srp), home audiences will be thrilled to discover hilarious episodes that haven't been seen since they originally aired, plus some of Burnett's most beloved classics on 16 fresh-from-the-vaults episodes.  Classic shows include the very first episode with Jim Nabors and the emotional, double length series finale, as well as some of the best-loved, fan-favorite sketches including "Mrs. Wiggins," "Carol and Sis," "The Oldest Man," "The Family," As the Stomach Turns, as well as a marathon of movie spoofs, along with commercial spoofs and some amazing bloopers.   

Guest stars on the show included Ella Fitzgerald, Bernadette Peters, Liza Minnelli, Steve Lawrence, Rock Hudson, Burt Reynolds, Jimmy Stewart, Rita Hayworth and Carl Reiner. The disc includes Carol's question-and-answer openers with the studio audiences are no less entertaining.  She might offer a hug or a shout out, or flee from a rampaging gorilla after letting loose with one of her Tarzan yells.  Audiences loved Carol, and she loved them. Watch any show and you'll agree: she's still crazy and funny after all these years! 

Aside from non-stop laughs, "The Best of The Carol Burnett Show also features exclusive new bonus features: including a new interview with Carol Burnett, specially-produced featurettes: "11 Years of Laughter on The Carol Burnett Show" and "The End of 11 Years: Saying So Long" and never-before-seen bloopers. 

Day-and-date, Time Life will also release two additional configurations of The Best of the Carol Burnett Show: a 4-disc collection ($39.95srp), available exclusively at Walmart, and a DVD single ($12.95srp), available nationally at retail.