‘The Carol Burnett Show’ featured a funny and inventive skit involving a paint war. Guest star Martha Raye and Carol are rival painters in the park from Season 2, Episode 16.
Neither Carol nor Martha speak during this skit, but piano music plays to give the feel of an old-time silent movie. Carol walks out with a canvas and sets it up in a park, wearing a full light blue smock and beret.
Martha walks out in the same painter’s outfit, but her color is bright pink, and they both struggle in the beginning, wrestling with their equipment as the crowd laughs hysterically.
Carol helps Martha get set up, and the two ladies pick up their paintbrushes simultaneously and bump into each other. They each knock down the other’s canvas. Carol gets her fingers caught in her paint case and crosses her eyes in pain.
Martha and Carol begin looking for things to paint. Martha accidentally spills paint on Carol’s canvas while flicking her brush and thinking. Martha apologizes and wipes it off. Carol gets paint on Martha’s canvas on purpose and smears it in with a rag. Martha acts like she is going to help Carol, but she pours black paint on her hands!
Carol rubs her hands all over Martha’s pink smock. Martha grabs Carol and pours paint down her smock, and Carol loses it, painting a mustache on Martha’s face.
Martha returns the favor, giving Carol a mustache while covering her chin too. Martha also paints brown glasses around Carol’s eyes while the audience laughs. Harvey Korman walks out as park security, and Martha throws paint at Carol, but she misses, and it lands on Harvey, and he chases them to close the funny skit.