January 3, 2019 – The Carol Burnett Show (TBT)

Happy Throwback Thursday! Today, we’re featuring the year 1967, the year The Carol Burnett Show premiered! Carol Burnett had already been on TV for 12 years when she got her show, becoming the first female host of TV variety show. The show also starred Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner and Tim Conway.  At the start of most episodes, Burnett would take questions from the audience. The question she got asked most often was to do her Tarzan yell. At the end of each show, Burnett tugged her ear. This was a message to her grandmother, who had raised her. Burnett continued the tradition, even after her grandmother’s death. The show ran for 11 seasons, ending in 1978. During that time, it won 25 primetime Emmy Awards.

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