Thursday, April 26, 2007

The Family

Yesterday, I came across a YouTuber who has uploaded nearly all of THE FAMILY sketches from THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW.

Those of you who grew up north of the Donna Dixon Line may think that a scene like the one below - - where Ed, Mama and Eunice spend an evening playing the board game SORRY - - is funny because these three characters are so wildly larger than life.

Please be aware that if my Mama, my brother and I had a few beers and played a game of SORRY, this is EXACTLY how the evening would unfold.

Except in our game, someone would be wearing a halter top, gas would be passed frequently and at a crucial point in the game, my mother would pull out a knife.

And yes, I would be Eunice.

To you, it's comedy. To Southerners, this is a documentary.



And by the way, today is Carol Burnett's birthday.

Happy Birthday, Carol. (Tug on earlobe here)

"You've got splinters in the windmills of yer mind!"

3 comments:

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

"To Southerners, this is a documentary."

That is so true!

Mike said...

While I acknowledge that my family had no halter tops, I can't help that point out that I played Sorry just this Christmas with my brother and sister, and it got pretty damn ugly. So Southerners don't have a monopoly (also by Parker Brothers) on white trash dysfunction (though our bitterness seeped through clenched teeth sobriety -- which just shows our bizarre WASP-like upbringing that came from being raised by one Catholic and one Quaker.)

Stephen Rader said...

Whim - Seeing as how you lived across the street from my family years ago, you know all too well how true that is!!

Mike - Taking into account the "bitterness seeped through clenched teeth sobriety" description, I'm assuming no knives are drawn on your family Parker Bros. game night.