• PTC Applauds Carol Burnett Winning Mark Twain Award

    by  • October 21, 2013 • Family Friendly • 4 Comments

    Top TV comedienne Carol Burnett was honored last week with the Mark Twain Award, the Kennedy Center Honors award devoted to humor. As star of The Carol Burnett Show, Ms. Burnett brought clean, family-friendly humor into homes every Saturday night from 1967 to 1979.

    Carol BurnettNor has the star abandoned her convictions. Commenting about today’s so-called “comedies,” Ms. Burnett remarked, “I’m getting a little tired of everything having to do with sex and bathroom humor. It’s almost like you have teenagers in a locker room writing a sitcom. They’re cheap laughs. It’s not clever writing.”

    As a champion of both comedy and decency, the PTC thanks Ms. Burnett for her long history of pleasing audiences, and congratulates her on her well-deserved honor.

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    4 Responses to PTC Applauds Carol Burnett Winning Mark Twain Award

    1. Alice
      October 24, 2013 at 10:58 pm

      She does indeed deserve to be honored–wish she were still on the air regularly! I can remember laughing ’til tears flowed down my cheeks at some of the skits that she and her cast did!

      • William Warfield
        October 26, 2013 at 3:57 pm

        Make that unanimous, especially what Dana said in her comment.

        My favorite sketches of hers were when the family played “Monopoly” in one and “Sorry!” in another. And, when Vicki Lawrence as Mama read the “Community Chest” card in the former sketch aloud, verbatim, and when Carol as Eunice rang the bell and told her husband, “Sor-ry!” in the latter.

    2. Barb
      October 23, 2013 at 11:57 am

      Carol is deserving of this honor . So much joy she has brought to all.

    3. Dana
      October 21, 2013 at 4:06 pm

      Congratulations to this hilarious, timeless, and classy lady–especially for not jumping on the bandwagon of classic TV stars who have stooped so low as to guess star on today’s “comedies” and spew their own tasteless jokes!

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