‘The Carol Burnett Show’ is never at a loss for laughs, and one sketch titled “The Accident” is the perfect concoction of miscommunication mayhem to leave you rolling on the floor.
When Carol admits to her sister Chrissy, played by Vicki Lawrence, that she believes her husband Roger, played by Harvey Korman, is having an affair, the antics only just get started.
A distraught Carol ends up hiding in the bedroom when Roger comes home from working late in a fury at having been hit by another car on the way home.
The laughter starts rolling nonstop when Carol emerges to confront Roger about the affair. Instead, he starts talking about the car accident, so the two end up in quite a confusing conversation.
He admits that the woman (who hit his car), who Carol believes is his lover on the side, is coming over to clear the air. Carol is beside herself, thinking Roger is going to leave her.
The culmination of the sketch ends with Carol answering the door for the woman who reveals herself to be pregnant and Carol fainting dead away to the audience’s roaring laughter.
Burnett and Korman make a talented team and never cease to bring the laughs on the Carol Burnett Show. Their antics are a true treasure worth watching time and time again.