"The Carol Burnett Show" was a one of those shows that everyone watched when I was a kid. it was just something we all watched, kids and parents, usually together. when I watch clips now I am amazed at what they got away with that went over my head at the time. some of the sight gags are wonderful as well.
of course, the cast changed a few times here and there, and this clip comes from the latter years, after Harvey Korman left. many of us kids thought the show never quite recovered from his departure, despite the fine addition of Dick van Dyke. here the cast barely hangs on as Tim goes off on a tangent. he even cracks himself up at one point. the audience always loved it when Tim did this, but this time it was Vicki Lawrence as Mama who brings the house down.