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"Let's bump up the lights..."


 I'm so glad we had this time together

Just to have a laugh or sing a song

Seems we just get started and before you know it

Comes the time we have to say, 'So long.


A hit sketch comedy show on CBS, running for 11 seasons. The show followed a very simple format of comedy sketches, TV and movie parodies, and musical numbers. What set it apart was how off the wall the actors and writers would take things. Basically anything went as long as it was funny (and could air on TV, of course).

It starred Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence, among others. One of the more popular sketches spun off into Mama's Family.

Provides Examples Of:


 Rhoda Dimple: Wait a minute, hold it, von Megaphone Mouth, We ain't through with the picture yet!

Director: I want to thank the sound department for their excellent work...

Rhoda Dimple: I'm talkin' to you!

Director: The lighting department for their excellent contribution...

(Rhoda kicks the director in the shin, but he doesn't react to it)

Director: The Los Angeles Dodgers for the shin guards...

(Rhoda punches him in the gut, but this makes a metallic sound)

Director: ...and the chest protector!

(Rhoda angrily bites his hand)

Director: And also Dr. Dondelhoit for the rabies shot!


 Rhett: That gown is gorgeous.

Scarlett: Thank you, I saw it in the window and just couldn't resist it.


 Eunice: (to Ed) It is time we satisfied [Mama's] curiosity! Go on! Go on, just tell her what happened that night that I went with you and then later on, we had to get married!

Mama: I get your drift, Eunice. Welcome to the club.