Carol Burnett and Bernadette Peters are two of the most beloved names in show business. Their hilarious skit on The Carol Burnett Show, called “Bratz,” is a classic that fans want to take a look at.
In the skit, Carol plays Charlene Fusco, a teenage tomboy who does not like parties because of the “Kissing Game.” Bernadette Peters plays the role of her friend Becky, who is fond of boys and changes boyfriends frequently.
The skit starts with Charlene playing in the children’s park when Becky joins her and tells her why she didn’t invite Charlene to her birthday party. Charlene reveals that she knows about parties, and they just play dumb kissing games. The comedic chemistry between Carol and Bernadette is apparent from the start, and their banter sets the tone for the rest of the skit.
Charlene’s reaction to Becky’s questions about the kissing game is hilarious. Carol Burnett’s talent for physical comedy is on full display when she makes faces at her friend teasing her. Her playfully teasing Bernadette’s character, Becky, highlights the skit.
Harvey’s entrance is another highlight of the skit. He plays Stafford Mufeld Wellington, Becky’s boyfriend, and hairdresser. He is dressed in a funny navy blue shirt paired with shorts. Stafford’s character has a hilarious fight with Charlene that leaves fans in splits. As a hairdresser, Stafford tries to fix Charlene’s hair. However, his attempts to touch Charlene’s ponytail lead to a wrestling match that has viewers rolling with laughter.
As the skit progresses, another character, Joe Wellington, played by Lyle Waggoner, enters the park (stage) and tries to befriend Charlene. He asks her to be his date at Becky’s birthday party, and Charlene agrees but soon changes her mind. She reveals that she doesn’t know how to kiss. What follows is a hilariously awkward kissing practice session between the two characters.
The skit ends with Carol telling Lyle Waggoner a deadpan joke about her mom. Then, she tells Joe that she understands why her mom has a headache whenever her dad asks for a kiss. The hilarious characters and brilliant comic sketch have the audience roaring with laughter and appreciating the undeniable comic talent of Carol Burnett, Bernadette Peters, Harvey Korman & Lyle Waggoner.