“The Carol Burnett Show” was one the most popular shows of the 1970s. Entire families would gather around their television sets to watch this hysterical sketch comedy. There was something people of every age could laugh at on this longstanding show.
Tim Conway was great at improvising and making his castmates laugh during the skits. This happened fairly regularly when he was in a skit alone with Harvey Korman. Conway would get even sillier just to try to get a laugh out of Harvey.
While on Conan O’Brien’s show, Tim Conway revealed that during one performance, Harvey was laughing so hard that he actually wet his pants! It was a skit where Tim was playing a dentist. Harvey was there to have his tooth pulled. When Tim was trying to inject the novocaine into Harvey’s gum, he accidentally injected himself. Of course, hilarity ensued and Harvey had a hard time keeping it together as the camera rolled.
Video of Tim explaining this to Conan is below. It’s based on something that actually happened to Tim Conway when he was in the military.
If you haven’t seen the dentist skit from “The Carol Burnett Show” before, you are in for a real treat. It will have you laughing hysterically. You might want to go to the bathroom before you watch it so you don’t have the same issue that Harvey had.
That is comedy gold. “The Carol Burnett Show” was one of the best things that ever happened to television. There will never be another show quite like it.
If you liked that video, click here to watch another epic skit of Carol Burnett and Tim Conway playing a butler and a maid who have to act out a fight for a wealthy, pretentious couple.
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