The Old Folks from The Carol Burnett Show (full sketch)

  • Published on Jun 21, 2019
  • Carol and Harvey star in a hilarious Old Folks sketch from The Carol Burnett Show! Want even more laughs? Subscribe to The Carol Burnett Show Official USclip channel for new sketches every week!
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    While there’s no truth to the rumor that “CBS” ever stood for The Carol Burnett Show, for eleven seasons and 278 episodes, this star-studded extravaganza of sketch comedy, song and dance became entertainment central for the network and TV viewers. Burnett operated in a relaxed theater setting that allowed her to take questions, cut loose with her famous Tarzan yell and join fellow performers Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner to have a laugh or sing a song. The show received 25 Emmy Awards and eight Golden Globes, making it one of the most honored shows in television history.

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Comments • 185

  • Jim Klipper
    Jim Klipper 10 days ago +1

    I’m 65 and I haven’t got the ‘old voice’ yet.

  • MaskedMan66
    MaskedMan66 11 days ago

    4:08 Even then, Hollywood was making erroneous assumptions about presidential candidates.

  • Elisabeth Williams
    Elisabeth Williams 15 days ago

    “Let’s go inside and turn on Lawrence Welk:” “I don’t think it’s possible” 😂😂this is by far the funniest old folks sketch I’ve seen

  • -m R
    -m R 15 days ago

    Watching them crack up is hysterical! ♥️ 'em

  • 1Born Confused
    1Born Confused 16 days ago

    "I'll get it next time, Clark." I think this is a reference to Clark Kent/Superman, but what exactly is it referencing?

  • Daniel J
    Daniel J 17 days ago

    And sitcoms today are beyond disgusting.

  • judy schmidt
    judy schmidt 23 days ago


  • W Sears
    W Sears 23 days ago

    Priceless... I had never seen this clip before... thanks!

  • Jakob kell
    Jakob kell 26 days ago

    Never found Carol sexier than in this sketch,she looks more fresh faced as an "old woman" than in any of her other skits and the hair is more blonde than gray. Love it !!!

  • E. B.
    E. B. 27 days ago +1

    Some of the funniest moments from the Carol Burnett show are the actors trying not to crack up during the skits! Wish we still had comedy like this today.

  • Regina Philen
    Regina Philen 27 days ago +2

    Improv at its best...

  • sotocorderoa18
    sotocorderoa18 28 days ago +4

    Its even funnier when they just get this silence of trying not to laugh i love that jajaja

  • CHeilman0330
    CHeilman0330 28 days ago +7

    REALLY wondering if the line "Let's have another kid" was totally ad-libbed by Harvey, seeing as Carol burst out laughing, like she totally wasn't expecting it...
    Sure as heck looked that way to me!! :)

    • laurie o
      laurie o 24 days ago

      I saw a special about the show, they all said they loved trying to crack ea other up, as often as poss.

  • I IdentifyAsAUnicorn
    I IdentifyAsAUnicorn 28 days ago +1

    I love ❤️ these two!!!! 😝😝😝

  • Diane Geary
    Diane Geary 28 days ago +1


  • Michael Hartman
    Michael Hartman 28 days ago +3

    I always looked forward to seeing the old folks. Thanks for letting me see it again.

  • Chris Largent
    Chris Largent 29 days ago +5

    Boy Harvey was on a roll in this sketch

  • nora Pothoven
    nora Pothoven 29 days ago +3

    😂😂😂🤭 I miss these shows🙏

  • jbellami
    jbellami 29 days ago

    He loses it....every time, and so does Carol 🤣😂😅

  • jbellami
    jbellami 29 days ago

    He loses it....every time, and so does Carol 🤣😂😅

  • Mischa Walker
    Mischa Walker 29 days ago +1

    Carol doesn't look this old today--and she's 86.

  • Ann Leslie
    Ann Leslie 29 days ago +1


  • Jackie Phillips
    Jackie Phillips 29 days ago +2

    "The snail got away" Perfect comedy!

  • Michele Miller
    Michele Miller 29 days ago +1

    2:14 Harvey lost It,Lol So good

  • Ethel Steele-Robbins
    Ethel Steele-Robbins 29 days ago +2

    I love the way they laugh at the skits!!

  • Michelle Griffin
    Michelle Griffin 29 days ago +2

    Never seen this skit before and it was a good one. Subtle innuendos regarding everything people knew about. The Lawrence Welk line was the best!

  • champer slimmerthannone

    is this Alaskan Bush people?

  • Darrin Leazer
    Darrin Leazer Month ago +2

    Lmao!! I had to watch this twice. To watch these 2 trying not to bust out laughing at each other, was just to funny. And when he asked about having another child, and to see Carol do her best not to just fall out laughing, was just to hilarious.

  • suzycreamcheesez
    suzycreamcheesez Month ago

    I don't get it. We don't make fun of gays or blacks or women Nor should we. Why is it ok to make fun of older people??

    • suzycreamcheesez
      suzycreamcheesez 27 days ago

      uh huh aloha nui loa! @R. M. MacFru

    • R. M. MacFru
      R. M. MacFru 27 days ago +3

      I'm an older person; it's funny. Actually, it's funnier to me now than it was when I was younger. 😊

    • Guy Fredlund
      Guy Fredlund 28 days ago

      @suzycreamcheesezOk. Case closed. Enter Sandman.

    • suzycreamcheesez
      suzycreamcheesez 28 days ago

      lo siento! As Metsllica says nothing else matters! aloha! @Guy Fredlund

    • Guy Fredlund
      Guy Fredlund 28 days ago

      @suzycreamcheesez Not my spelling. Miles Davis'. It's a song title.

  • Deborah chesser
    Deborah chesser Month ago +1

    Truly good stuff

  • 5five9Gaming
    5five9Gaming Month ago +1

    Harvey is killing her.

  • Tracy Sault
    Tracy Sault Month ago +5

    Harvey could NEVER get Tim back. At least he could Carol. 💖💖

  • Dusk Hollow
    Dusk Hollow Month ago +9

    This had to be Spring of 1968, because LBJ had just announced he wasn't running for re-election, Bobby Kennedy would be dead by June, and Nixon would be elected by November.... I was surprised this sketch was as early as the first season.

    • Connie Costello
      Connie Costello 27 days ago +1

      I was going to say the same thing. I find this sketch to be historically amazing. I was 12 that year, and I remember watching LBJ's announcement on a TV with three channels and no remote. I remember the day Dr. King died and then Bobby's terrible assassination. So much happened in such a short time. But we survived.

  • The Dimensioneer
    The Dimensioneer Month ago +1

    You can tell Carol's trying so hard to keep a straight face.

  • Charles A Mitchem
    Charles A Mitchem Month ago +3

    Would be great to have original air dates for the clips!

  • IntrepidFraidyCat
    IntrepidFraidyCat Month ago +2

    God, I love this show!

  • Mickey Richardson
    Mickey Richardson Month ago

    Classic! Grew up watching this show and haven't stopped watching! Momma Sharon and best friend Mickey!!💗

  • Nicolas Cacace
    Nicolas Cacace Month ago +2

    I love it when comedians break character

  • Kathryn Hodgson
    Kathryn Hodgson Month ago +8

    Back when television was worth watching.

  • Mibbitmaker
    Mibbitmaker Month ago +2

    These Old Folks sketches go WAY back! I'd love to see the one from '73-74 when the newspaper part references Watergate.

  • Guy Fredlund
    Guy Fredlund Month ago +29

    I live in Sweden and found out about Carol Burnett only this year. This is one of the most intelligent and hilarious shows I've ever watched. All those characters, keeps me laughing 'til I die. Thank you and God bless you, Carol,

  • Brad AmeerBeg
    Brad AmeerBeg Month ago


  • Michael Miller
    Michael Miller Month ago +16

    Loved the unexpected ad-libs!

  • Kendra Miller
    Kendra Miller Month ago +13

    God I just love Carol. Whenever I am feeling down and out I just turn to Carol Brunett and friends.

  • Sheila More
    Sheila More Month ago +3

    🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Yeah that was Hilarious

  • Kathleen Papaleo
    Kathleen Papaleo Month ago +41

    "Why don't we have another kid?" Carol looses it! Too funny!

  • Chad Maddox
    Chad Maddox Month ago +9

    These shows are golden. No competition in what we are offered in today's mess.

  • Ruben Torres
    Ruben Torres Month ago +7

    Remember watching this with my family in Chicago!!! Crossed barriers because I'm Puerto Rican!!! This had no nationality!!!!

    • Elizabeth Sirois
      Elizabeth Sirois 26 days ago

      Ruben Torres me too born and raised in Chicago and puertorican. Loved it when I was growing up. Those days will never come back.

  • Ruben Torres
    Ruben Torres Month ago +2

    Burst into tears!!!! Classic epic master!!!

  • TacShooter
    TacShooter Month ago +2

    Master comedians.

  • Prashant Joshi
    Prashant Joshi Month ago +2

    There will never ever such a show ...

  • peace2014
    peace2014 Month ago +13

    Is it not sad for some of us that shows 40 plus years old are the only thing worth watching these days?

  • Cathy Shappell
    Cathy Shappell Month ago +5

    All these years have past and it's still funny 😄

  • Ron Frey
    Ron Frey Month ago +2


  • The Stuport
    The Stuport Month ago +2

    Absolutely Some Of The Best Medicine A Person Could Get.....We ALL are so lucky to have had this Show on back in the day!! Cheers Everyone

  • b cooper
    b cooper Month ago +1

    tim conway, harvey korman, and carol burnett mocked old people. now they are not only old, they're dead or soon will be. haha.

    • Jesse Bacon
      Jesse Bacon 7 days ago +1

      Stupid comment

    • Old Guy
      Old Guy Month ago +1

      I'm 81 and walk like them and I still laugh.

    • TacShooter
      TacShooter Month ago

      The elderly laughed the most at these sketches.

  • T J
    T J Month ago +2

    Harvey off script

  • Paul Moore
    Paul Moore Month ago +2

    I counted at least two ad libs.

  • Greetings ToYou
    Greetings ToYou Month ago +3

    Carol was the best.

  • s mc
    s mc Month ago +25

    Harvey was on fire! Cracking Carol up!
    I watched this show with my Grandparents as a small child. Good Time's!
    Thanks for all the laugh's, Carol.
    RIP Harvey. You are missed.

  • Robert Sharp
    Robert Sharp Month ago +19

    Excellent sketch. It was kind of poignant, though, knowing that Nixon would win and Bobby Kennedy would be assassinated.

  • Elessar S
    Elessar S Month ago +36

    Carol: “Let’s go inside and Turn on Lawrence Welk! Harvey: “I don’t think that’s possible!” 😂 😂

    • faeriebilitie
      faeriebilitie 26 days ago

      @Sue Prost I think we still use "to turn on" that way today though. 😂

    • Michelle Griffin
      Michelle Griffin 29 days ago +1

      @Brooklyn Zen Everything about the Lawrence Welk show was clean and innocent. It was comprised of mostly folk-esque type music/dancing and for many families it was the only show approved for viewing and in some small towns it was the only "variety" show approved for airing on local tv stations. Years later PBS picked it up for continuous syndication showing the episodes based on the night/times as they had originally aired, Saturday evening's at 7/8/9pm based on geographical region. To be quite honest, LWS content could kill sexual desire if one were struggling with it 😆
      SNL began to parody The Lawrence Welk Show some years ago and if you had previously seen the original LWS the SNL skits were even funnier, if you have a sense of humor.

    • Sue Prost
      Sue Prost Month ago +4

      @Brooklyn Zen To turn on ... back then meant to get a person the mood for sex. Lawrence Welk was a show that was a familyshow and he was like a father or grandfather. That's why it wasn't possible to turn him on. Hope that helps.

    • Brooklyn Zen
      Brooklyn Zen Month ago

      Can you explain that joke to me please?

  • u go girl
    u go girl Month ago +7

    Pure talent. Love you Carol.☺💟

  • Mauro
    Mauro Month ago +2

    Just great, great stuff. 👍

  • supercat380
    supercat380 Month ago +18

    Great actors which are irreplaceable these days!

  • Always Flying
    Always Flying Month ago +37

    Sadly television will never be the same

  • Tim Fremstad
    Tim Fremstad Month ago +6

    I hate dating myself, but my Grandma and Granddad watched Lawrence Welk too.

    • Mt. Theodore Alan
      Mt. Theodore Alan 13 days ago

      I was just a teen in the mid 90's and had an old television down in my grandmother's basement. The only thing that seemed to come in clear was channel 12 PBS, and on Saturday evenings around 7 o'clock, the Lawrence Welk Show use to come on. I have to admit i grew to love and appreciate The Lawrence Welk Show. And till this day it still has a special fondness with me. I still enjoy that "glee club-esque" type singing.

    • Kathleen Papaleo
      Kathleen Papaleo Month ago

      Tim Fremstad Same here! i still watch it on PBS now!

  • 01sapphireGTS
    01sapphireGTS Month ago +74

    The cast of this show Carol, Tim, Vicki, and Harvey are/were national treasures. Truly quality programming.

    • MaskedMan66
      MaskedMan66 11 days ago

      This was before Time was on the show.

    • E. B.
      E. B. 27 days ago +1

      I grew up watching this show in the 70's. This was good, wholesome family entertainment.

    • Michelle Griffin
      Michelle Griffin 29 days ago +3

      Tim was an absolute genius! He could hold his own but break everyone else.....that talent is a force to be reckoned with!

  • Joseph Forest
    Joseph Forest Month ago

    Ouch, I remember watching this show when I was around 8/9 years old, I am now 60 . It won't be too long before I am going to be in a rocking chair.

  • tomitstube
    tomitstube Month ago +8

    wow, this goes back to the first or second season, bobby kennedy and mlk were murdered 2 months apart in 1968, nixon was elected in 1968 as well.

    • N Holt
      N Holt Month ago

      tomitstube I didn’t realize the show was that old, I thought it came out in the 70s. I learn something

  • southern comfort
    southern comfort Month ago +13

    These two are just the cutest 😘

  • kim wiser
    kim wiser Month ago +5

    I wish I could have worked on this show!!!

  • selwyn lawson
    selwyn lawson Month ago +104

    You know it had to be funny if Carol laughed. She was the best at maintaining character. This show was always a bright spot in life and you would hate it when the show was over. Such good times if you were blessed to witness it. It's so sad that this world no longer enjoy this type of quality television.

    • jeffreylc
      jeffreylc 8 days ago +2

      I’d say Vicki Lawrence was the best at not breaking character but they’re all great just the same.

    • MaskedMan66
      MaskedMan66 11 days ago

      @Jakob kell It may also be that he preferred playing more than one character every week.

    • MaskedMan66
      MaskedMan66 11 days ago

      @Jakob kell They'd had him as a guest on several shows, and I think eventually he just found a niche working with Carol and her team-- especially Harvey!

    • Jakob kell
      Jakob kell 11 days ago

      @MaskedMan66 Wonder why Tim decided to do a variety show instead of another sitcom ?

    COMPASSION2611 Month ago +16

    I can watch them all day long, Love Me Some Carol Barnett Show! What A Great Cast Of Actors!!! I'm Addicted in 2019😳

  • C J
    C J Month ago +17

    I loved The Carol Burnett Show. Television will never EVER be like this again. I'm so glad the past is available for purchase. Thank you for these uploads! 💜💜💜💖

  • William 'D'
    William 'D' Month ago +5

    Nixon, Johnson, the Kennedys' and this show must have been way back, maybe the late 60's? Great humor; and something that we all can relate too. Fantastic.

    • Dusk Hollow
      Dusk Hollow Month ago

      ​@DusKeyOwl … Yes, this had to be Spring of 1968, because LBJ had just announced he wasn't running for re-election, Bobby Kennedy would be dead by June, and Nixon would be elected by November.... I was surprised this sketch was as early as the first season.

    • DusKeyOwl
      DusKeyOwl Month ago

      The first season aired in 1967.

  • GoldenEra 4ever
    GoldenEra 4ever Month ago +106

    Harvey looks YOUNGER than his real self with that wig.😁

    • MaskedMan66
      MaskedMan66 11 days ago

      Not at this point; he still had dark hair.

    • Susan A.
      Susan A. 27 days ago +1

      @Ellen Richardson Me three.

    • R. M. MacFru
      R. M. MacFru 27 days ago

      I was thinking he looks like Jimmy Stewart with that wig.

    • SharkSport
      SharkSport 29 days ago

      Looks like benny hill

    • Ellen Richardson
      Ellen Richardson Month ago +1

      @Trea Montejo Me too!

  • Charlie
    Charlie Month ago +15

    You sure know you're old if a snail gets away from you.

  • Betsy Keller
    Betsy Keller Month ago +75

    You know it's funny, and you know it's real, when they crack themselves up!

    • drewski 15
      drewski 15 22 days ago

      Oh yes and it adds to the comic chemistry to the show

  • Rising2020
    Rising2020 Month ago +3

    I remember an Old Folks skit where it had some lighthearted humor, but it was also emotionally touching. I wish I could see that skit again.

    • Rising2020
      Rising2020 Month ago

      I think that skit is here:

    • Andrea
      Andrea Month ago

      Could it have been the one where she thinks he's forgotten their anniversary?

  • Leslie Ackerman
    Leslie Ackerman Month ago +2

    When was it aired? The political jokes cannot be appreciated without a date

    • Mibbitmaker
      Mibbitmaker Month ago

      @Tim Fremstad The reference to President Johnson saying he wouldn't run puts this in early 1968 ('67-68 TV season)

    • Tim Fremstad
      Tim Fremstad Month ago +1

      It was apparently before Robert Kennedy was assassinated , probably '67.

  • THughes
    THughes Month ago +43

    LOVE these videos of the Carol Burnett Show! People have no clue these days how to be funny anymore!

    • E. B.
      E. B. 27 days ago

      @Jerry Turner Thanks Jerry! I'll check that out. About the only funny, clean comedians now are Jim Gaffigan and Brian Regan

    • Jerry Turner
      Jerry Turner 28 days ago

      You need to look up the Dry Bar Comedy channel here on USclip.
      It's nothing but clean comedy with a lot of good clean comedians.

    • Tim Fremstad
      Tim Fremstad Month ago +7

      It's not politically correct to be funny anymore, and the jokes in the old days required you employing your brain to get the gag......seems most people today don't want to think that hard, if it's not laced with four letter words, it's not funny.......I guess

  • NOSMO king
    NOSMO king Month ago +21

    They never showed this show in the UK and it's great watching these clips. Very funny 😂

  • Robert Mememe
    Robert Mememe Month ago +12

    This kinda of program isn't made anymore just crap.. This was great entertainment has me still laughing decades later

  • Kirk Perez
    Kirk Perez Month ago +7

    Hahahahaha omg I love this comedy! Hahaha

  • air port
    air port Month ago +40

    Just how big is the body of work of these talented people? What a fantastic discovery. Thanks for uploading this scene.

    • DusKeyOwl
      DusKeyOwl Month ago +11

      205 hours over 11 seasons. 279 episodes.

  • Vincent Belfire
    Vincent Belfire Month ago +3

    that was a great sketch

  • ashley klotz
    ashley klotz Month ago +30

    Now if this sketch was actually a TV show in itself hell yeah I'd be watching it all day long

    • N Holt
      N Holt 25 days ago

      @ashley klotz That would've been funny.

    • ashley klotz
      ashley klotz Month ago +2

      @N Holt yea, but it would have been cool to have, like the Golden Girls but with Harvey, Carol and Tim being the family... Tim being like Rose, Harvey being like Blanche, and Carol being like Sophia,.. not sure who'd be the best for Dorothy but I'd watch that show religiously if they had 1 like that

    • N Holt
      N Holt Month ago +3

      ashley klotz it kind was, the show Mamas Family

  • terry acquavella
    terry acquavella Month ago +1


  • terry acquavella
    terry acquavella Month ago +1

    There gone

  • terry acquavella
    terry acquavella Month ago +5

    We busted that one up😂😂😂😂

  • Guy Fredlund
    Guy Fredlund Month ago +130

    I love it when they burst out laughing.

    • T Missing Link Videos
      T Missing Link Videos 13 days ago

      Me too.😂😂

    • Michael Hartman
      Michael Hartman 28 days ago +1

      It was the best, and signature part.

    • Life Is Timeless!
      Life Is Timeless! 29 days ago

      @Michelle Griffin lol! Indeed! 😃

    • Michelle Griffin
      Michelle Griffin 29 days ago +1

      @Life Is Timeless! I think that was the same episode!!!!! Andy kept telling Barney to lower his voice cause the microphone was going to amplify it then Barney got all crazy. He said something like "Can you tell a bird not to sing or chirp?! I was meant for this!" OMG it was too good! So many good episodes of TCBS and TAGS. I know "I Love Lucy" was great as well but I never got into them. I also loved Newhart & Golden Girls from the 80s and Evening Shade in the 90s.

    • Life Is Timeless!
      Life Is Timeless! 29 days ago +1

      @Michelle Griffin Lol!!!
      And what about the episode where Barney was asked by Andy to lower his voice further and further; another singer was in the background, backstage doing a tenor, and Barney was so surprised that he could sing that good! 😂😂

  • Ray S
    Ray S Month ago +43

    The snail got away!

  • Sheila Sure
    Sheila Sure Month ago +4

    Funnier if he had said "let's make it on the 10 o'clock news "

  • Trance 9
    Trance 9 Month ago +44

    One of the few comedy shows that is so hilarious it brings you to tears laughing so hard. Too bad there's nothing like that these days.

    • southern comfort
      southern comfort Month ago +2

      @Sheila Sure well said👏

    • Sheila Sure
      Sheila Sure Month ago +7

      Oh the Bs on TV today still brings you to tears alright in disgust over it's perversion.

  • barcrrt
    barcrrt Month ago +34

    These are my kind of people! They would make such great friends!

  • Susan Spencer
    Susan Spencer Month ago +12

    Miss your show on Tv, you was the one that made the show Carol, without you the Carol Burnette Show was nothing. Love you Carol.
    By the was I was the one who came into buy a 2 piece bathing Suit close to Rock City. I ENJOYED YOUR SENSE OF HUMOR PRETENDING NOT TO BE YOU, Then seeing you on tv talking about it HAhaha.
    I use to watch Lawrence Welk with my Grandpa & then when I had kids they watched it hahaha.
    And my Husband tries getting me knocked up every year, haha and Im 61 years old.😳wow this show you did rocks great to Lol Carol Hahaha... cant stop Lol. THANK YOU....Hahaha

    • Smith Smith
      Smith Smith Month ago +1

      @Susan Spencer I'm curious (if you are willing to share), what's the story about buying the bathing suit? I'm not familiar with that.

    • Susan Spencer
      Susan Spencer Month ago

      Thank you Carol. And thanks to all who liked my comment!!! Lol

  • Rich Olson
    Rich Olson Month ago +11

    This is GREAT comedy.

  • Rosemary Guzman
    Rosemary Guzman Month ago +26

    My favorite The Old Folks sketch 😂❤️😂

  • Audrey Cordova
    Audrey Cordova Month ago +15

    love the old folks!!