What Happend Behind the Scenes of 'The Carol Burnett Show'

The Carol Burnett Show was one of the greatest variety shows of all time. The popular sketches and quick wit of the show’s titular star turned the comedic actress into a living legend. Her engaging personality and celebrity guest appearances undoubtedly kept people coming back for more. Becoming a beloved figure in the entertainment industry, she became just as big of a star, if not more than the guests that appeared.

The ensemble cast included other notable stars such as Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner, and Tim Conway. Airing from 1967 to 1978, the show went on for 11 seasons, ending after Carol Burnett suffered from burnout and a desire to move on to acting roles outside of comedy. The cast would later be reunited for four reunion specials, with the most recent being the 50th Anniversary Special.

The show’s lasting impact on American audiences has solidified the comedy series a permanent place in pop culture history. And while you may think you know all there is to know about the show, here are some little known facts you may have forgotten about…or never knew. From behind-the-scenes spats to scandalous photo shoots, this is what happened behind the scenes of The Carol Burnett Show.