Back in 1976, The Carol Burnett Show aired a sketch comedy segment that would forever be held as one of the funniest moments in the history of television. And watching it again, almost 39 years after its initial release, you’ll easily agree that this hilarious piece stands the test of time and still remains a hilarious bit of writing and acting.
Carol Burnett has long been respected as one of the funniest women in the comedy business, but this famous sketch, is the stuff that legends are made of. The famous 1939 epic film Gone With The Wind had recently aired for the first time on television, so naturally Burnett wanted to make an amazing parody of the southern drama.
With Burnett playing a parody of Scarlett O’Hara, Harvey Korman as Rhett Butler, Tim Conway as Ashley Wilkes, and the ever-talented Vicki Lawrence playing the role of the crazed Sissy, this amazing piece of television history is still much remembered and well-beloved by anyone who loves to laugh.
Paying homage to some of the original film’s most famous scenes and lines, this hilarious sketch is perhaps most well known for the memorable curtain-rod dress that Burnett wears for the very end. When Burnett rolled down the stairs the audience famously laughed so hard and so long that they had to edit it out due to time constraints.
Voted #2 in TV Guide’s list of the Top 50 Funniest Moments in Television, this amazing sketch is a must watch for anyone who wants to feel a bit of nostalgia! Though it’s nearly 20 minutes long, it’s certainly worth watching and re-watching. There’s just something about watching all these hilarious people dressed up in the garb of antebellum south that we just love more than anything.
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