Bernadette Peters, Joan Rivers, Joel Grey and More Featured in "The Carol Burnett Show: The Ultimate Collection"
By Andrew Gans
"The Carol Burnett Show: The Ultimate Collection," a 22-DVD set featuring 50 episodes from the award-winning TV series "The Carol Burnett Show," will be released by Time Life.
The episodes feature such guest stars as 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 and Tony Randall as well as over 400 musical performances.
Exclusive bonus features include three episodes from "The Garry Moore Show," where Burnett got her start and first did her Tarzan yell on television; rare sketches from the first five seasons of "The Carol Burnett Show," not seen anywhere in over 40 years; and a raucous 100-minute cast reunion with Burnett Vicki Lawrence, Tim Conway and Lyle Waggoner.
Exclusive featurettes 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"; and Gags and Gowns---A Tribute to Designer Bob Mackie.
Time Life also interviewed over 20 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 Burnett (Ellen DeGeneres, Jane Lynch and Amy Poehler).
"The Carol Burnett Show: The Ultimate Collection" is now available for pre-order at www.CarolOnDVD.com.
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