Carol Burnett's 1976 'Went with the Wind' Sketch Still Makes Fans of 'The Carol Burnett Show' Laugh
The 1976 sketch "Went with the Wind" on "The Carol Burnett Show" is truly timeless. The fans of the comedic piece, starred by Carol Burnett, would still laugh over it today.
Burnett shared that one of the two young writers of her show had finished a thesis on "Gone with the Wind." She opened up about creating a hilarious spoof out of the classic movie.
"He knew every scene. So they put together this 20-minutes of brilliant writing," Burnett, a Screen Actors Guild Honoree, said in a 2016 interview.
One of the longest television series on CBS, the show was a spoof of the 1939 movie "Gone with the Wind," as reported by Wide Open Country. The hilarious parody garnered at least 25 primetime Emmy Awards and was part of Times "100 Best TV Shows of All Time" in 2007.
There was no shortage of comedy skits on the show. Burnett played as Starlet O'Hara, a parody character of the movie character, "Scarlett O'Hara."
The timing of the comedy sketch was not an accident as it was deliberately planned. Burnett explained that the classic movie was shown on television for the first time.
The company encapsulated the lengthy movie into a 20-minute show, as reported by Wide Open Country. Narrowing the film to its shorter version was also intended for people who were not able to watch the movie.
"We put together our own mini-version to let you know what you've missed," said Burnett, whose career spans seven decades of television.
For nearly two decades, Burnett has been married to Brian Miller, and their marriage just keeps getting stronger.
AMERICAN COMEDY'S GOLDEN AGE
The iconic green velvet curtain dress worn by Burnett in one of its unforgettable scenes became a part of American history.
It represented the art of parody and the golden age of American comedy, as reported by the Smithsonian Magazine.
Designed by Bob Mackie, the striking costume is permanently housed in the Smithsonian. It is exhibited at the hallowed halls of the American History Museum's Kennedy Center Honors collection.
Burnett's co-star Vicki Lawrence also became one of the iconic characters in the comedy show. She recently opened up about her struggles with Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria.
For nearly two decades, Burnett has been married to Brian Miller, and their marriage just keeps getting stronger. The couple tied the knot in 2001 and have since lived happily in Santa Barbara.