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The Carol Burnett Show - 'The Best of Harvey Korman': 3 New-to-Retail-DVD Episodes! ***UPDATE/CORRECTION***

4 episodes in all this August, with 3 of them not seen in 40-to-50 years!

Posted by David Lambert

    The producers of the Carol Burnett Show wanted a "Harvey Korman-type" for Burnett's second banana, but didn't bother to actually ask Korman if he was interested in the job because he was already a regular on the Danny Kaye Show, and most likely he wouldn't leave a steady job for an unproven new show. Burnett herself spotted Korman in the CBS parking lot one day and "practically threw him over the hood of a car" begging him to join her show. Unbeknownst to her, Kaye's show was about to get the axe after a four-year run, so Korman cheerfully accepted her offer shortly after that first meeting, and as they say the rest is history.

    Harvey Korman was television's top second banana during his 10-season run on the Carol Burnett Show. He had Emmys and a Golden Globe award to prove it. No sketch, drama or musical number was safe once he entered the scene. Three episodes in this collection are so rare that they haven't been seen in almost 50 years! Plus guest stars Sid Caesar, Diahann Carroll, Tim Conway, Ella Fitzgerald, Bernadette Peters, and Nancy Wilson.

    For THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW we're highlighting each of the stars. THE BEST OF HARVEY KORMAN is a capsule history of comedic genius. The man was fearless: he sang, he danced, he ad-libbed, he pranced, and he made TV audiences laugh until they cried! This DVD features four episodes, and showcases some of Harvey's most memorable moments from the Carol Burnett Show, including:

    • Classic long-running sketches "V.I.P.," "Carol and Sis," and "The Old Folks."
    • He goes way over the top as a conga player and singer supporting Carol's Carmen Miranda character; Carol cracks up at Harvey falling on his rear.
    • Harvey slips into a Hugh Hefner-style fantasy to indulge his ego. It's all about moi.
    • As the suave Count Fettuccine, he embarks on a romantic Venetian fling with spinster Carol.
    • Tim Conway's "Oldest Man" safecracker busting up Harvey during a jewelry heist.
    • Harvey as the President in a casual, spontaneous "Fireside Chat" with the First Family.
    • A very vocal Harvey Korman Fan Club who track him to his dressing room.
    • Then lip-syncing Korman outdoes himself in full drag, donning a sequined dress and heels for an Andrews Sisters takeoff with Carol and Vicki Lawrence...all to benefit the PTA!

    WHY BUY?
  • You'll get 4 complete episodes on one DVD.
  • Three episodes haven't been seen in over 40 years!
  • These are the best episodes featuring comedy legend Harvey Korman.
  • Perfect for fans of The Carol Burnett Show.
With a Tim Conway-focused DVD already under their belts since April, Time Life now turns their attention to an August 1st release of The Carol Burnett Show - The Best of Harvey Korman on DVD! This single-disc release is priced at just $12.95, and - as the EXTENSIVE studio description quoted above informs us - there are THREE episodes on this disc which are completely new-to-DVD. Our thanks to regular reader Jackson Burnett for spotting this and giving us the heads-up about it! Here's the package art, and an pre-order button link:

UPDATE/CORRECTION (8/7/2017): In response to an inquiry from reader Darin Miller (our thanks!), our contact with Time Life has informed us that the three episodes are NOT "new-to-DVD" after all. We are informed that the "three episodes were never released at retail; however, they were in the direct response collection THE BEST OF THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW." Therefore, folks who own that non-retail DVD release should be aware that they already own the three episodes in question.

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