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Bea Arthur look alike sings on "Carol Burnett Show"

It seems like it was a little too perfectly set up to be spontaneous.

by Anonymousreply 2709/22/2014

OMG, this is one of my all time favorites from Carol Burnett's show. thanks OP.

by Anonymousreply 109/26/2013

And then there's Maude-lin.

by Anonymousreply 209/26/2013

For the longest time, I tuned in to this youtube video around the time the "Maude" look alike was onstage and had begun the song. I thought she was involved with the lady from NY and was serenading the NY lady. I thought they were lesbian lovers.

by Anonymousreply 309/27/2013

I remember when this aired originally in the 1970's.

by Anonymousreply 409/27/2013

Me too. She was obviously a plant, but everyone remarked on it at the time.

by Anonymousreply 509/27/2013

What's his name?

by Anonymousreply 609/27/2013

Who on earth was the little British girl who guest starred on a couple of occasions, perhaps best remembered as Nancy, the student who placed a tape recorder in a large gift box at a bus stop because she had been accused of dishonesty? She did everyone for a brief period in the early 1970s then disappeared.

by Anonymousreply 709/27/2013

That's great OP, thanks.

by Anonymousreply 809/27/2013

R7 Lena Zavaroni was a Scottish child singer who was known for being "the little girl with the big voice." And in the Age of Rock, she sang the Standards that made her so popular with Carol Burnett, Johnny Carson, and Jerry Lewis. Unfortunately, she couldn't deal with fame, she had depression and anorexia, and she died at 35 from pneumonia.

by Anonymousreply 909/27/2013

She's an imposter!

by Anonymousreply 1009/27/2013

Didn't Carol do a sketch parodying Maude? I think the maid was called North Dakota or something similar in a parody of Florida on Maude.

by Anonymousreply 1109/27/2013

Fat lady: "Is that Maude???"

Once the woman gets on stage and doesn't need to be miked, it's pretty obvious.

by Anonymousreply 1209/27/2013

Thanks, r9. So sad.

by Anonymousreply 1309/27/2013

It was called "Broad", and Isabel Sanford was the week's guest.

by Anonymousreply 1409/27/2013

Did you see the comments' section:

[quote]This is my grandmother and her name is Terry Mccann and she is now 96 years old and living in Michigan. Memory is not so good but she is doing well.

by Anonymousreply 1509/27/2013

[quote] Unfortunately, she couldn't deal with fame, she had depression and anorexia, and she died at 35 from pneumonia

I don't think it was really the fame thing. Her mother killed herself.

by Anonymousreply 1609/27/2013

[quote]Once the woman gets on stage and doesn't need to be miked, it's pretty obvious.

Oh, Christ, a Carol Burnett Show truther.

Considering there are no visible mike packs on Carol, Faux Maude, or the fat lady, do you believe Joe Hamilton had access to secret miniature mike technology that he hoarded for decades just to pull off a gag on one episode of a variety show? Would it be naive to suggest they may have been using this miracle of 1970s technology?

by Anonymousreply 1709/27/2013

Hardly a truther but not believing this was as spontaneous as it comes off.

by Anonymousreply 1809/27/2013

lol @ r17

by Anonymousreply 1909/27/2013

[quote]It was called "Broad", and Isabel Sanford was the week's guest.

The Florida character was "New Jersey."

by Anonymousreply 2009/27/2013

LOL at the Theresa Renteria shout-out, r4.

Have seen this clip countless times but never noticed until this viewing that the guy sitting behind the fat woman who asks the question (not visible when she's standing up to ask, only when they cut to her during the song) is HAWT! See 1:17 in the clip.

by Anonymousreply 2109/27/2013

According to the YouTube comments someone posted this...

This is my grandmother and her name is Terry Mccann and she is now 96 years old and living in Michigan. Memory is not so good but she is doing well.

Well how about that!

by Anonymousreply 2209/27/2013

A small part of Carol's "Broad" sketch that parodied Maude has eventually made it onto YouTube.

by Anonymousreply 2303/17/2014

Yeah it was set up, you notice how the house band just "happened" to know the song she wanted to sing?

by Anonymousreply 2403/17/2014

Isn't this the same woman?

by Anonymousreply 2503/18/2014

This is her singing with Lionel Ritchie.

by Anonymousreply 2603/18/2014

That can't be the same woman. She was 50 or so in the late 70s and she'd be NINETY now.

Do some math, girls.

by Anonymousreply 2709/22/2014
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