It may be clear by now that the majority of my 2015 A to Z posts come from the comedy arena. I love to laugh and it seems the comedic scenes and lines stick with me the best. Proabaly my most favorite comedy skit is from and old classic, the Carol Burnett Show. I think i watched live, but I am not entirely sure. I seem to remember it came on Sunday nights on CBS. Regardless, the comedy ensemble Ms. Burnett assembled was first class.
I remember seeing interviews over the years where the principals, Ms. Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence and Tim Conway talked about the fun they had on the show. At some time they had a running pool to see who could go the longest without losing their composure during a skit. I don’t know exactly how far into the process they were when this particular skit made the show, but everyone lost this time around.
In this particular skit we have Carol Burnett playing her character Eunice Higgins, daughter to Vicki Lawrence’s Thelma Harper. Dick Van Dyke was along for, this particular skit and the anchor was the precious Tim Conway one of the funniest ten minutes of his career. Tim is telling about a circus act with Siamese elephants joined at the trunk. There is no amount of words that can convey what you will enjoy by watching.
Try to take in the way all the cast tries to weather the giggle attack set off by Tim. Just when it seems they might finally make it through Conway sets off to tell what it sounds like when the Siamese elephants try to trumpet like a regular elephant might.