"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