‘The Carol Burnett Show’ featured comedians performing sketch comedy, and Burnett invited celebrities to guest star on her variety show. These guests were a real treat for the audience.
One such guest is the incomparable Bing Crosby. He visited Burnett on her show, and viewers can see their warm relationship shine through in their interactions.
First, attention must be paid to Carol Burnett’s dress. She always wore fantastic dresses when she played host to her guests and during her question and answer portion of the show. Her dresses were long, and even though they were fancy, they almost always had pockets.
She thanks Crosby for being on her show that week and remarks on the Pirates patch on his jacket. Burnett jokes with Crosby, asking if the pirate is his family crest. He lets her know it’s the mascot of the Pittsburgh Pirates, who won the World Series that year.
Crosby then begins his performance. Known as a true crooner, Crosby sings so effortlessly. His first song is “Put a Little Love in Your Heart.” He encourages the audience to “Think of your fellow man / Lend him a helping hand.”
The second song Crosby sings is “Love Thy Neighbor,” which tells listeners, “Love thy neighbor / And you will find your labor, / A great deal easier.” Crosby chose these songs to uplift the audience and ask them to do more for others.
Bing Crosby elevated ‘The Carol Burnett Show’ audience that night and brought some kindness to the stage. His soothing voice and sincere lyrics were a lovely addition to Burnett’s show.