Thursday, October 9, 2014

Carol Burnett: A Total Pro

A mild earthquake took place when Carol Burnett was live on stage with the Jackson 5ive, filming a skit for her television show. A true professional, Ms. Burnett merely ad-libbed that the shaking earth was a sign that her students (she was playing a teacher in the sketch) needed to pay attention in class and continued the sketch as if nothing had happened. The scene was aired as-is. The episode is also notable for being the very first appearance of “The Family”- Mama Harper and her wayward daughter Eunice; an instant classic that spawned the 1980′s sitcom “Mama’s Family”.