Sunday, January 24, 2010

I'm so glad we had this time together.... -- posted by Sarah Grace 1/22/10 private journal

Last night we watched the first DVD of "The Carol Burnett Show," which Daddy had ordered a couple of weeks prior.  We had been watching the infomercial while we waited for the BCS National Championship to air, and when he saw how much we were enjoying ourselves, he promptly went to the phone and ordered it.  That's a shocker in and of itself, as my dad is a conservative banker type who never does anything spontaneous like that.  He wouldn't even exit a burning building unless he had it written down in his planner first.  So, that was a wonderful thing for him to surprise us with.

Anyway, the company sends a DVD of the set every month or so, and we received the first DVD this week.  We had such a wonderful time watching it together, that we watched both shows in one sitting.  It was great finally seeing an actual episode as opposed to just sporadic clips.  All the little boys thoroughly enjoyed it as well, and there was much giggling going on during any scene with Tim Conway and his wacky expressions and accents. Speaking of accents, the thick, overly-southern accents during the "The Family" act were just hilarious.

I wish there were variety shows on today.  Shows like that are wonderful family entertainment with truly great comedy, and you don't have to worry about any inappropriate scenes popping up out of the blue, or rough language you're afraid the kids might inadvertently repeat.  Not only are shows like "The Carol Burnett Show" and others family friendly, but there was such a huge amount of work and talent that went into every episode, like those wonderful dance numbers and Broadway skits we watched last night.  They really cared about "putting on a show" for their audience, and you rarely see that same kind of showmanship these days.  

If I had an ounce of talent, I would love to create a variety show for families.  I'm sure mine isn't the only one that's craving some good, wholesome entertainment.  But, seeing as I can barely make it through a ten-minute video entry, I don't think I'll be the one to pioneer a new show any time soon.  And until someone else does, at least I can look forward for Carol's next DVD to arrive.

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