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Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Carol Burnett Show: The Ultimate Collection #HolidayGiftGuide2014

Check out the snazzy collector's box and the cool swag!
Even though The Carol Burnett show debuted a couple decades before I did, I have been a huge Carol Burnett fan since a child!  I first learned who she was during my addiction to the movie version of "Annie," where she played Miss Hannigan.  I would catch reruns of The Carol Burnett Show in syndication, and then saw the movie "Noises Off."  I read a biography about her, and yep, I think that constitutes me as a lifelong fan as I still love her to this day!  She was a recent guest on both The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and The Colbert Report and both served for a great interview that showcased her phenomenal wit and fantastic sense of humor!

But now, I can alleviate my need for a Carol Burnett fix anytime I want because I received a gratis box set of The Carol Burnett Show: The Ultimate Collection.  And if you have anyone in  your life (or you want to reward yourself) that is an avid fan, this is THE PERFECT GIFT!!  They can take a DVD with them on trips to pass the time, keep some close by their DVD player for any night that they need a good laugh, or they could invite you over and have you watch EVERY SINGLE EPISODE with them, only allowing for 5 minute bathroom breaks every 10 episodes.  How fantastic does that sound!! 

Here's some info:

THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW, one of television's landmark variety shows, debuted on CBS in 1967 and ran for 11 years, receiving 25 Emmy® Awards and five Golden Globes, making it one of the most honored shows in television history. And, TIME Magazine named THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW one of the "100 Best Television Shows of all Time".  Now, thanks to StarVista Entertainment, THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION delivers to comedy lovers and TV DVD aficionados an unprecedented collection - simply the most definitive, extras laden version of the program ever released.

Housed in a collectible box, THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION contains 50 classic episodes hand-picked by Carol herself and more than twenty hours of new bonus features.  Along with a 18-page memory book, bonuses include three episodes from The Garry Moore Show where Carol got her start, including the "Supergirl" episode, where Carol did her Tarzan yell for the first time; rare sketches from the first five seasons of show, not seen anywhere in over 40 years with guest appearances by Lucille Ball, Jerry Lewis, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Betty White, Carl Reiner, Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, Joan Rivers, Bernadette Peters, Sammy Davis Jr., Dick Van Dyke, Shirley MacLaine, Rock Hudson, Vincent Price, Phil Silvers, Joel Grey, The Smothers Brothers, Stiller & Meara, Tony Randall and many others; and a raucous 3-part Cast Reunion with Carol, Vicki Lawrence, Tim Conway and Lyle Waggoner. Exclusive featurettes also include "I Want to Push That Button..."-The History of The Carol Burnett Show"; "Leading Lady--Carol as a Television Pioneer"; and, "Breaking Up Is Hard...Not to Do -- The Ensemble Chemistry and Famous "break-ups" on The Carol Burnett Show", a 90-minute, rarely-seen emotional and revealing interview with Harvey Korman and Conway at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in Los Angeles, and over 20 interviews with guests (including Betty White, Carl Reiner, Jerry Lewis), writers and current performers influenced by Carol (Ellen DeGeneres, Jane Lynch and Amy Poehler).

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