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Carol Burnett Reflects on Memorable Moments and Awful Experiences on Colbert Show

Legendary actress and television icon Carol Burnett made a captivating appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” where she delved into her storied career, reminiscing about both memorable moments and some less-than-stellar experiences.

One of the highlights of the conversation was Burnett’s recollection of her appearances on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” a program that featured numerous iconic acts including Elvis Presley and The Beatles. Burnett revealed that she shared the stage with Elvis during his time in the army, a moment that left a lasting impression on her. However, her excitement was tempered by the less-than-enthusiastic reception she received from the audience. As she recounted to Colbert, being slated to perform before Elvis led to what she described as an “awful” experience. “Nobody wanted to see me,” Burnett recalled, as the audience eagerly awaited the arrival of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Despite the less-than-desirable circumstances, Burnett fondly remembered her encounter with Presley, describing him as “very sweet” and even securing an autograph for her sister.

But Burnett’s illustrious career wasn’t without its share of comedic mishaps. She humorously recounted a deliberate attempt to be the “world’s worst guest” on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,” where she responded to questions with minimalistic answers, much to Carson’s amusement.

One particularly memorable moment in Burnett’s career was her performance of the song “I Made A Fool Of Myself Over John Foster Dulles” on television. Inspired by the frenzy surrounding Elvis Presley at the time, Burnett’s song humorously depicted a young girl infatuated with the then-Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles. The performance garnered widespread attention, even prompting Dulles himself to address the matter coyly on “Meet The Press.”

As Burnett shared these anecdotes with Colbert, it was evident that her wit and charm remain as sharp as ever. With a career spanning over six decades, Burnett continues to captivate audiences with her timeless humor and unforgettable performances.

As fans eagerly anticipate more stories and laughter from this beloved entertainer, Carol Burnett’s legacy remains a shining beacon in the world of entertainment, reminding us all of the enduring power of laughter and joy.

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