You can now watch full episodes of “The Carol Burnett Show,” like the series finale, on the show’s official YouTube channel. Mark Bracco, an executive producer of “Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love,” noted that the guest list for the birthday special will form something of a collective EGOT winner. Addressing the process of scheduling celebrity appearances for the special, he told Vulture:
“We approached them and said that this birthday would be a great reason to throw a big party and invite all of [Burnett’s] friends and all of her admirers. And luckily they liked the idea, and NBC wanted to partner with us to do it. […] What’s been so great about working on this special is that everybody wants to say yes. Everybody wants to come out and celebrate Carol. We were laughing just the other day about how pretty much every single person coming is either an Oscar, Tony, Grammy, or Emmy Winner.”
Sadly, two mainstays of “The Carol Burnett Show,” Harvey Korman and Tim Conway, have both since passed away. However, “Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love” will feature clips from Burnett’s career, and it’s not hard to imagine that Korman, Conway, and their perpetual struggles to keep a straight face and not crack up while performing alongside her will have some sort of presence on the special.
“Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love” will film in March before its NBC air date on Burnett’s birthday on Wednesday, April 26, 2023.