Grew up watching this show and always loved it! Carol Burnett and her cast were amazing and super-talented, back when actors brought the triple threat of acting, singing AND dancing! I'd forgotten what a PRODUCTION her show was: the sets, the costumes (wigs and all), and Carol's Bob Mackie-designed ensembles worn during her opening monologues … are of the type and caliber you might only now see on movie sets!
It's really eye-opening, now (2020), to see how they poked humor (thereby highlighting) the temper and direction of the racial climate at that time (which they were - thankfully - on the right side of). Yet, so many of their sketches still held to the role of women in … let's say … less-than-girl-power roles (servile, groped by men, secretarial, etc.). The joyous irony, though, is priceless with Carol off-setting that by her objectifying teasing of Lyle Wagoner, Robert Goulet (and other male guests) … and her quippy responses to risqué questions posed by her audience.
It is no wonder that The Carol Burnett Show lasted 11 years and is still a joy - and a hoot! - to watch, even today! HATS OFF to Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Wagoner, (later) Tim Conway … even Pat Kelly (camera man, whom I don't remember at all from the original run of the show, but now chuckle endlessly over his "roasting" of Carol) … the dancers, singers, orchestra for an ALL-AROUND MAGNIFICENT SHOW!