Carol Burnett Show, The (1967-78): "Went with the Wind!" Sketch


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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"I saw it in the window and I just couldn't resist it."

That plush green velvet, those stringy gold tassels, that sturdy curtain rod...  "Starlet O'Hara's" make-shift drapery dress is one of THE most recognizable ensembles in all of television. And Starlet sashaying down the grand staircase, proud as punch of her outfit, garnered one of TV's biggest laughs. The Carol Burnett Show's "Went with the Wind!" sketch aired as part of episode 10.8 on November 13, 1976 on CBS. Carol Burnett starred as Starlet, Harvey Korman as "Rat Butler," Vicki Lawrence as "Sissy," Tim Conway as "Brashley Wilkes," and Dinah Shore as Brashley's devoted wife, "Melody Hamilton." Though the curtain-rod dress is the scene-stealer, the full sketch is almost 20 minutes long and pays homage to many of Gone with the Wind's most memorable moments, including Scarlett's closing monologue, her perilous fall down the stairs, Prissy's questionable knowledge about birthin' babies, and Rhett's famous last line.

AIRDATE: November 13, 1976, Episode 10.8 of The Carol Burnett Show

CAST: Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Tim Conway, Dinah Shore

- by Adrienne Faillace

Highlights
Carol Burnett on the famous "Went with the Wind!" sketch on The Carol Burnett Show
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Hector Ramirez on the "Went with the Wind!" sketch on The Carol Burnett Show
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Tim Conway and Harvey Korman on the "Went with the Wind!" sketch spoofing Gone with the Wind on The Carol Burnett Show
00:55
Bob Mackie on the famous curtain-rod dress he made for Carol Burnett in "Went With the Wind," a spoof of "Gone With the Wind" on The Carol Burnett Show
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Tucker Wiard on working on the memorable Carol Burnett Show sketch "Went With the Wind"
02:11
Vicki Lawrence on specific episodes of The Carol Burnett Show such as "Went with the Wind," and on Harvey Korman being nervous about playing Clark Gable
Who talked about this show

Carol Burnett

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Carol Burnett on the famous "Went with the Wind!" sketch on The Carol Burnett Show
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Tim Conway

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Tim Conway and Harvey Korman on the "Went with the Wind!" sketch spoofing Gone with the Wind on The Carol Burnett Show
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Geri Jewell

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Geri Jewell on attending a taping of The Carol Burnett Show when she was a kid and why Carol Burnett meant so much to her
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Harvey Korman

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Tim Conway and Harvey Korman on the "Went with the Wind!" sketch spoofing Gone with the Wind on The Carol Burnett Show
00:55

Vicki Lawrence

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Vicki Lawrence on specific episodes of The Carol Burnett Show such as "Went with the Wind," and on Harvey Korman being nervous about playing Clark Gable

Bob Mackie

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Bob Mackie on the famous curtain-rod dress he made for Carol Burnett in "Went With the Wind," a spoof of "Gone With the Wind" on The Carol Burnett Show
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Gail Parent

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Gail Parent on meeting with Carol Burnett and Joe Hamilton and being hired to write for The Carol Burnett Show
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Hector Ramirez

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Hector Ramirez on the "Went with the Wind!" sketch on The Carol Burnett Show
00:53

Tucker Wiard

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Tucker Wiard on working on the memorable Carol Burnett Show sketch "Went With the Wind"
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