THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW - LET'S BUMP UP THE LIGHTS! reunites Carol Burnett with her illustrious cast to relive personal favorites and expose never-before-seen clips from the legendary studio audience Q&A sessions. This hilarious television special kept more than 13 million viewers in stitches.
One of the most endearing features of The Carol Burnett Show
was the Q&A session with the audience that opened every show; it provided a charming forum for Burnetts warm rapport with her fans, as well as a showcase for her improvisational skills. This 2004 TV special (which, like Burnetts Showstoppers
retrospective from 2001, posted huge ratings) puts the comedienne and her series co-stars--Harvey Korman, Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence, and Lyle Waggoner--in front of an audience once again to reminisce and introduce some vintage Q&A clips. Burnett remains fast with a quip, and game enough to once again venture a stellar Tarzan yell, and shes well-matched by her former castmates, who spin some terrific stories about smooching male and female audience members, wrangling with the legendary Mrs. Miller, and struggling to keep a straight face while one of them (usually Conway) stole the show. For fans of the series, this is an enjoyable highlight reel of its funniest unscripted moments. --Paul Gaita