One rainy, stormy, weekday in the 1980s, we 6th graders were not allowed to go outside for recess. Mr. Wilcox, our teacher, allowed someone to turn on the TV. I will never, ever forget what I watched that day: a re-run of the Carol Burnett Show. It just happened to be the most famous episode of Carol’s show, the Gone With the Wind sketch.
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I remember laughing so hard I thought my sides would burst. I thought, and still do, that Carol was a genius. Does anyone else recall tuning in to Carol’s show to laugh the world away? Well, I don’t, because we didn’t have a TV in our house and that scarred me for life.
I’ve watched my fair share of TV, including Carol’s show, since then. I love that she used to take questions from the audience. After I rightfully stopped acting on the stage (and showed the world tremendous mercy in doing so) my friends are my audience. I am not equal to Carol in any way, of course (she being a master) but I do love to take questions. So, let me ask you, is there anything you want to ask me? I can’t promise I’ll be funny, but I will promise that I will attempt to answer your questions in full sentences (but no guarantees.)
I’m tugging my ear for you.