In Such Good Company

In Such Good Company

Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox

Audiobook CD - 2016
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Get the best seat in the house as comedy legend Carol Burnett tells the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of her iconic weekly variety series, The Carol Burnett Show. For eleven glorious seasons the guests, sketches and cast antics made the show legendary. Burnett lays it all out for us, from the show's original conception to its evolution into one of the most beloved primetime programs of its generation, and to the last show.
Publisher: New York :, Books on Tape :, Random House Audio,, [2016]
Edition: Unabridged
Copyright Date: ℗2016
ISBN: 9780735284869
0735284865
9780735284845
0735284849
Branch Call Number: COM 792.7 B934a3
Characteristics: 7 audio discs (8 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in
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JessicaTB
Oct 06, 2017

I have great memories of watching this show with my Mom. Carol's insights make me want to watch these shows with my kids!

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FVReader
May 27, 2017

Sadly, I found this book a bit tedious to get through. I was looking forward to Carol's wonderful sense of humour and a lively audio experience. However, she was flat. She read; she didn't perform.
Also, the stories were repetitive. Hearing "I was glad they (guest performer) came and played in the sandbox with us (regulars)" so many times was eye-rolling.
In the end, it all sounded like 11 years of fun, games, good times both at work and at home. What you get here is the show, in audio, read in an un-Carol-like flat tone with strange inflections.

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sgcf
Apr 10, 2017

In my younger years I delighted in Carol Burnett’s screwball characters and humour. So her recounting of all the on and off camera details was very entertaining. As well, I gained insight into her caring and generous personality through her narration. I thought the CD book might have actual sound clips from the show (it didn’t), but then – synchronicity! – PBS aired a 90 minute special of “Carol Burnett’s Favorites” which I recorded. Sweet.

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TheresaAJ
Dec 12, 2016

In this memoir, Carol Burnett reminiscences about the eleven years, 1967 to 1978, that The Carol Burnett show ran on CBS. She gives a brief run-up about her career prior to 1966 when she and her then-husband, Joe Hamilton, used an option in her contract to have her own show. Carol talks about how they created the show, selected the regulars (Harvey Korman, Vickie Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner, and Tim Conway), and then shares behind-the-scenes stories about the most memorable guest stars (Lucille Ball, Alan Alda, and Betty White). She also recalls their most famous and infamous sketches that often became recurring episodes in later years. This book would be perfect for Carol Burnett fans who remember the show and the movies from the 1940s and 1950s that inspired many of their sketches.

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trevordunfordswife
Dec 06, 2016

Witty, warm and wonderful, it's as good as you could possibly imagine.

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