In addition to all its funny TV episodes, this new collection also includes interviews with Burnett’s co-stars, including Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner. There is even ten hours of previously unreleased bonus features.
Time Life is putting out this DVD content in three different configurations, to start with. Each of these releases contains bonus features, such as a roundtable discussion with Carol Burnett, Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner. During this particular segment, these stars wax nostalgic about their 11 years of working together on the show. Each set also includes a tribute to cast member Harvey Korman, who has since passed on. Furthermore, on every configuration there are featurettes that detail the show’s history. Lastly there are interviews with the some of the program’s more notable guest stars. These include Carl Reiner, Betty White, Florence Henderson and Ken Berry.
Here are the initial three DVD release configurations:
-The Carol Burnett Show – Carol’s Favorites is a 6-DVD set with 18 complete episodes that have not been edited.
-The Best of the Carol Burnett Show is a 2-DVD version, with 6 classic shows chosen by Carol Burnett.
-Another The Best of the Carol Burnett Show is a single DVD, which is highlighted by sketches of The Family, Tudball & Wiggens.
These DVDs hearken back to the TV era when variety shows were a regular staple of prime time lineups. These shows featured Carol Burnett at her best. With talented fellow cast members, such as Tim Conway and Vicki Lawrence, The Carol Burnett Show set the standard for TV sketch comedy.