May 10th, 2010
05:50 PM ET

The next campaign for 'SNL' host: Carol Burnett

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Perhaps  lightning can strike twice.

Fresh from the glow of a successful campaign to get Betty White on as the host of “Saturday Night Live,” there is a now a campaign to get another veteran actress on the show: Carol Burnett.

There is now a Facebook fan page calling for Burnett to host the venerable program. Supporters point out that Burnett clearly has experience on a sketch television show and suggest it would be a great way to honor the classic comedian.

“The Carol Burnett Show” ran for 11 years, from 1967 to 1978, and Burnett has popped up occasionally in guest roles on television, most recently last year on “Law & Order: SVU.”

She recently released a new book, "This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection," about her adventures in Hollywood.

So do you think Burnett should be tapped to host “SNL?”


Filed under: Celebrities • television

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    May 9, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
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    November 18, 2011 at 2:10 am | Report abuse |
  3. The Carol The Burner Burnett Fan

    PLEASE correct the link in your story. This is the link you should be posting.

    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=115552315123486&ref=ts

    It was created in good faith and is by the rules and regulations on face book like the others mentioned before. The other page, is by NO means official!

    June 28, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Tippi

    This isn't the "real" Carol Burnett page – this started long after the real group, which is at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=115552315123486&ref=ts. This page was the first group and this is a copycat one. check out the dates that they started.

    May 13, 2010 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. jim c

    I totally agree with Dianne Parker's post
    shame on SNL for not already having Carol Burnett on their show,
    she would definitely add the class their show has lacked for a few decades now.

    May 13, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dianne Parker

    I can't believe she's not done it before now. The PERFECT venue for her wonderful humor!

    May 13, 2010 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Scott

    I think she'd be AWESOME... BUT -

    She's done so much live sketch television, I'm afraid it wouldn't be much of a difference for her. It would be wonderful to expose her genius to a whole generation (almost two generations, in fact) that have no knowledge of her magnificence from The Carol Burnett Show, but I just feel like everyone watching would be waiting for her to rip the curtains off the window.... With Betty, no one knew what to expect. Carol has a bit of a "been there, done that" feel.

    However, if she does it, I'm sure it would be a thing to behold....

    May 13, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  8. H. Daniels

    YES! Please invite Carol Burnette to host SNL! We love her and we miss her! It's nice to see all the great T.V. icons again especially since reality tv seems to have taken over every channel! What a nice change!

    May 13, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Lorinda Robb

    What a great idea! So much of what SNL does as a comedy-variety show can be traced directly to programs of the same genre from the 1960s and 1970s. It's always smart business–and shows great heart and humility–to honor accomplished predecessors. Go, Carol!

    May 13, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  10. Julie Wood

    omg....Carol Burnett on SNL......YES YES YES......Betty White was fantastic and Carol would be too.......MAKE IT HAPPEN NOW!!!!!!!!

    PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 13, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  11. Beverly Russell

    Yes Betty White has set a new record, she' been doing that her whole career. Now it's time to see if SNL has the gumption to let Carol Burnette host. She doesn't neccesarily need a cohost like Tim Conway. let Tim have his own night to host also. Come on, if you are considering Abe Vigoda. Like Abe but think what needs to be said has been said and Abe would probally rather sit this out.

    May 13, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  12. whs

    People, get real! SNL is not going to turn itself into The Carol Burnett Show. You start with the idea of Carol hosting. Fine. Then it turns into doing all the skits from her show. Then it turns into bringing all her cast members on SNL with her. Omg, you people are out of your minds and living in a dream world. And one final thing. Stop talking about Harvey Korman being on. It will never happen. Why? Because he's dead! He died two years ago. You're all pathetic. :p

    May 13, 2010 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
  13. Penny

    yes!
    I LOVE Carol Burnett!

    May 12, 2010 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Denise

    Oh Yes, Carol....and can we say "Mrs. Ah Wiggins???!!!!!! We do need Tim Conway and Vickie Lawrence..,...I'd love to see a Mama's Family kind of thing!!!!!!!!! They have got to do that!!!!!!! OMG And REALLY Betty White could be there as Eunice's tight assed sister....totally against Betty's roll with Mary Tyler Moore!!! I swear, Betty can do anything!!!!!!

    May 12, 2010 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Lee

    Join in the fun of my online CAROL BURNETT for SNL Campaign!
    View my video!!!

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PbPA4HMAfQ&w=640&h=390]

    May 12, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Boo

    Forget SNL; produce an entirely new show affiliated with the legends (both comedians and writers) and have them show how comedy can be classy rather than constantly coddling to the lowest common denominator. Carol's show and most of the other classics had sly asides but never sunk to crassness or obviousness. Talent is drawn to talent; let the legends find the new breed of comic. Make what's old new again – SNL is stale and has been for more than a generation.

    And to those that claim these legends are irrelevant, let exposure determine their importance. You've finally discovered that Betty is great, and she's just the tip of the glacier.

    May 12, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  17. Chris Olivieri

    Yes to Carol i have been a big fan for many years i used to watch the Carol Burnett Show with my Dad, then by myself & it was a laugh riot. For her Ms. Burnett to do a comeback would be fantastic for all her fans plus. PLEASE DO LET HER DO MORE THAN ONE S.N.L. SHOW SHE WILL MAKE IT ALOT BETTER. THANKS CHRIS from Highland Park, New Jersey.

    May 12, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  18. Sanjeev

    Hey, i haven't watched SNL in 25 years. In fact I've only ever seen one episode my son video taped back in 1989. Do they still have the driving cat?
    That offended me. How dare they kill a cat.
    it was never that raunchy back when I used to never watch it.
    Let's get Carol and some other random celebrity to host. Can you imagine? Carol can redo some random irrelevant skit, written by her, for another show, over 35 years ago. I'm too lazy to just watch the youtube video of that skit and need to see it performed live again... on another show. Hey, let's just get all the old cast and her friends to walk on because I am not aware of how or why people would find anything other than Carol or Julie Andrews funny.

    May 12, 2010 at 4:08 am | Report abuse |
  19. CS

    Debbie Reynolds and Florence Henderson both have proven to be hilarious at "raunchy" humor.
    Get one of them.
    How about some Laugh In folks? Ruth Buzzi or Arte Johnson?

    May 11, 2010 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Lee

    No no no no no no.

    I'm actually a fan of both Burnett and SNL but she is NOT a good fit for that show. Betty worked because she's always been the queen of innuendo or she's played the ditz. CB - no no no! When they first started the show they used to make a POINT of NOT making it "Carole Burnetty". Yeah, let her do her own special, but not SNL. Who gives a flying flip about the Tarzan yell? it's like something Kristen Wig would make fun of. Yikes. No! Remember when she sued Family Guy? That's b/c she has not concept of contemporary humor or how to laugh at herself. With all due respect.

    May 11, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  21. stopthemadness

    I have a better idea. Let Carol do her own special and forget the SNL crap. She deserves better.

    May 11, 2010 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Cherry

    Carol could do the whole show herself practically. She has given me a million or more laughs over her career.

    I cant believe it took this long for a chance to see her on the show.
    Betty White was awesome also. These female comics are a one man band of comedy.

    May 11, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Zack

    For an actress with her sense of impeccable comedic timing, it would be a crime for her not to do SNL. And if they end it with a version of "I'm so glad we had this time together" it would make comedy history.

    May 11, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  24. tj

    I loved to watch her when i was younger.

    May 11, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Dwayne

    Mr. Speed, Robin Williams did it three times (1984, '86 and '88).

    May 11, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Dwayne

    In response to Sam and Barry: not only has Bob Newhart hosted the show before (1979-80), so has Sid Caesar (during the Eddie Murphy era). I do think Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks would be excellent choices.

    May 11, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Renee

    I say YES, YES,YES!!! I have watched Carol Burnett since the beginning of her first Carol Burnett Show. I got her videos of the shows as well as I have gone to see her live when she comes to town. Carol Burnett is the total "Queen of Comedy". My family and I would love to see more shows on TV with Carol Burnett, we miss her comedy!

    May 11, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Mr. Speed

    Carol would be AWESOME!!!

    But... What about Robin Williams??? Has he done it before???
    I can't remember.

    May 11, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Kermit Roosevelt

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lets-get-Abe-Vigoda-on-SNL/366279205910

    May 11, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Becca

    Carrol Burnett? Seriously good idea, not only is she funny – but her turn on Law & Order SVU was excellent! And the Tarzan yell!

    Bath House Bette (Midler) would be a hoot as well.

    May 11, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Kermit Roosevelt

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    May 11, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  32. jeff

    on facebook that is :)

    May 11, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  33. jeff

    Stan Lee – Let's get Stan Lee – I've set up a group for getting SNL to consider it...imagine the skits he could do...Let's get another 80+ person!

    May 11, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Eric

    I thought of Carol Burnett and Mary Tyler Moore while I was watching Betty White, too! I wonder how many other people did. But yeah, I'm all for it.

    May 11, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Diddy

    Wouln't that be a GREAT SNL

    May 11, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  36. hwlnktn

    How about anyone besides Alec Baldwin!!! He was never that funny and after the 4th or 5th time...boring!

    Love Carol Burnett and Gene Wilder would be amazing and what a tribute to Gilda! Jim Carrey? Has he ever done it? There are so many out there.

    May 11, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Jody

    Yes, she will be Great!!!!

    May 11, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Kurt Hames

    I think she would really SHINE! I hope she does it! The ideas for the show are limitless with her many groundbreaking accomplishments in comedy !!!!

    May 11, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  39. John Verco

    Carol Burnett might actually be TOO GOOD for SNL. They would have to make sure they write very funny sketches so that they don't ruin her comedic reputation.

    May 11, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Alex

    Yeah, how bout Abe Vigoda. He is still alive and Kicking!

    May 11, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Ms. Zuwicki

    Yes. Carol would tear that place to pieces.

    May 11, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Debbie

    Without a doubt, Carol Burnett should host SNL. For years she was the queen of comedy on CBS. Her comedic timing is flawless. And if SNL could get Tim Conway on as well......need I say more!!!

    May 11, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Teresa

    This was the ORIGINAL Facebook page:

    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=115552315123486

    CNN, Please give credit where credit is due.

    May 11, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  44. I love Sandra

    No, Sandra Bullock should be the next host of SNL!

    May 11, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  45. es

    Let her do a repeat of her Gone With the Wind sketch, complete with the amazing "curtain" costume.

    May 11, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Kathie

    What a great way to open the next season!!!!!

    May 11, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  47. aj

    Hell ya! That would be great!

    May 11, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  48. dave

    there's also a campaign for CHELSEA HANDLER!

    May 11, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  49. David in Houston

    Absolutely! I'd tune in to see it! Go Carol!!!

    May 11, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Jango Davis

    Carol Burnett, OMG she would be fantastic! WIth Tim Conway for sure! To be perfectly honest, I haven't watched an episode of SNL in probably 10 years. I don't care about watching yet another talentless teen/twenty-something who I haven't heard of before and won't ever see again.

    Here's another EDDIE MURPHY!

    May 11, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  51. kate

    I love it! Yes, she would do great on SNL. I would love to see Carol again. Betty White.....she stole the show!

    May 11, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Rhiannonrede

    Fantastic idea! It would be great if they could also book Tim Conway for the evening. In fact, I think it would be great for SNL to keep an open forum of host suggestions that they use from time to time. I know that SNL is aimed at the young crowd but a lot of these kids grew up seeing classic performers like Betty White on Nick at Nite and there are a lot of us in the original crowd of SNL fans who would watch more often if such class acts were included. I mean, what the hell is a Jusin Beiber and who cares?
    Little Rock, AR

    May 11, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Ken

    Soooo, I wonder how old are all these people leaving these comments.........Carol Burnett is hasn't been relevant for years. I hope this SNL host FB thing doesn't get out of hand. But I liked Betty White too.

    May 11, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  54. pe smith

    absolutely, I'd actually stay up that late to watch..........

    May 11, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  55. sandy

    yes, yes, and yes.....

    May 11, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  56. sg

    Definately, but hopefully a lot cleaner than Betty's skits were.

    May 11, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  57. JoeBob

    It takes seasoned comedian to make SNL funny again. This is proof that these young so-called comics real suck.

    May 11, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  58. havoc247

    She would be a natural! I hope SNL is listening....and learning.

    May 11, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Alex

    Interesting that they are bringing back the older comedy for SNL. That shows that the current "talent" just isn't funny.

    May 11, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Kevin

    Two words: Abe Vigoda

    Yes, he is alive: http://www.abevigoda.com/ffb.php

    May 11, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Rita

    I think she's be brilliant.

    May 11, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Dan Theman

    I think she should be tapped, but not for SNL...

    May 11, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Opus

    Carol would be awesome. They seriously need to ditch the sad cast they have and bring back the awesome veterans like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, etc. And bring back the awesome TV veterans like Carol, Tim Conway, and definitely Bob Newhart.

    May 11, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  64. MaxiMee

    Oh yeah, but once she is on . . . "Chuck Norris is the only one powerful enough to kill Chuck Norris and then he would just replicate himself." CHUCK! CHUCK! CHUCK! CHUCK . . . .

    May 11, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Marilyn

    Yes, yes, Loren Michaels, please get Carol Burnett to host SNL. And you think the ratings for Betty White's appearance were out the roof! Carol is a genuis at comedy and a class act to boot. Add Tim Conway and no one in the cast will be able to keep a straight face. GO CAROL GO!

    May 11, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  66. yes ma'am

    How about Dante' Alvarado? Check out his facebook ....paghttp://www.facebook.com/pages/SUPPORT-DANTE-TO-BECOME-THE-FIRST-NOBODY-TO-HOST-SATURDAY-NIGHT-LIVE/104034342970551e....

    May 11, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  67. nina

    She would be awesome. Sherman Hemsley is dead. What about Abe Vigoda he would be funny.

    May 11, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Kennita

    I watched SNL with Betty White and she was AMAZING. I definitely think Carol Burnett would be great. She has a larger portfolio of characters (from her sketch comedy experience).

    May 11, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  69. sjohn

    Gene Wilder, Gene Wilder, Gene Wilder! Yes, Yes Yes!

    Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks! I'm already wetting my pants! And for those who are posting about the age of the bloggers as being too old – what old people can't/don't watch tv? Our money too old? We laught too. While I am a little over 40 I do believe what I watch on TV counts and Saturday Night Live has always been for the MATURE audience. It's just how YOU define Mature.

    May 11, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  70. JA

    As a teen in the 70's, I can honestly say that the Carol Burnett Show was, and still is a classic. Watching Carol, Harvey, Tim, Vicky, and Lyle trying not to crack up during their skits was hysterical. Just remembering them now is making me laugh out loud. Absolutely, Carol Burnett should host SNL. She's a living legend and would be perfect to instill some real comedy in that show!!

    May 11, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Neil

    Betty White totally rocked the house, but...
    Carol Burnett is gross, and ugly. She would suck.

    May 11, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Deb

    I would love to see SNL broaden the age group of the hosts. Funny isn't reserved for the young and beautiful and mildly talented. For a few years now, I have been thinking that their host choices were really lame. I like the idea of looking to some of the people like Carol Burnett, Lilly Tomlin, George Lopez, Cedric the Entertainer , Tim Conway, Abe Bagoda (sp?),Damon Wayans. It seems hosts are selected by who will wear the tightest or shortest dress or what heart-throb girls are into. SNL, your viewership might improve if your hosts were not all white, under 25 and on the "hot" list. Try for real comedic talent.

    May 11, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Swerds

    What about Mel Brooks? Please! He's funny, he's still relevant (in that he's still writing new work and adapting his previous work for Broadway). He's also a comedy legend! C'mon!

    May 11, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  74. sjohn

    sure wish Flip Wilson was still around and Redd Foxx, etc. now that would be a great show!

    May 11, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  75. sjohn

    aww hell, bring back Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Dan Akroyd, Lilly Tomlin, Garret Morris and sprinkle in some Vicki Lawrence, Ken Berry, Cloris Leachman, Carol Kane, Danny Devito, Christopher Lloyd, Bob Newhart, Cheech & Chong, PENNY MARSHALL, Sherman Helmsley, Howard Hessman, Tim Reid, Ron Howard, Richard Kline...the list is so long!

    May 11, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Charlie

    I wish someone would have come up with this 'let's have the super old host' idea before hi-def. Anyway the answer is sill no.

    May 11, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Ruth

    DEFINITELY Carol Burnett – she is hilarious!

    May 11, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  78. joel

    I vote for Mel Brooks. SNL was made for him

    May 11, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Katie

    Yes! Lorne Michaels, if you read this....pretty pretty please??!!!!

    May 11, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  80. solarjetpro

    Absolutely Carol B. — Hopefully this is the start of a new tradition at SNL; actually funny hosts!

    May 11, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  81. sjohn

    MOST DEFINITELY AND BRING TIM CONWAY WITH HER! That would be CLASSIC! I loved, loved, loved the Carol Burnett show growing up. I also adore Betty White and many other classic comediennes out there that should host.

    My list would include Goldie Hawn to the Osmonds – Donnie and Marie that is! I would love to see a Cabaret version with Liza Minelli, Lola Falana, Ben Vereen! The entire show in song would be hilarious! And of course, an ode to the 80s with Eddie Murphy, Sinbad, Dennis and those guyz would be great!

    May 11, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  82. jimi

    Wow, nice spin from Saturday night live, telling everyone that it is such a great show, that should be held in the highest esteem and to be on it would be an honour, and requires a life time body of work. They almost had me fooled for a second and then I remembered that Saturday night live is terrible. Stay off the show Carol, i would like to remember you as funny, then again i wouldn't watch if you were on it.

    May 11, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Jason

    Cloris Leachman next!!!!

    May 11, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Jack

    What you talkin' about, Willis? My vote is for Gary Coleman!

    May 11, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Paul McJagger

    Are you people kidding me? Just last year we were all talking about how funny SNL was during the election season, and now you say it hasn't been funny since 1979?! Truth is, SNL HAS been funny for the last decade or so... where do you think all of the old female cast members that joined Betty came from? Try watching the current show and cast with an open mind... there's some good stuff on there. Personally, I didn't think the Betty show was any funnier than what's been aired recently... in fact, they just recycled a bunch of old skits and inserted a sweet, potty-mouthed old lady. Sure, bring back a legend once in a while, but let's not get carried away.

    May 11, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Rob

    Yes to Carol, on one condition, no idiotic Kristen Wiig skits. Isn't her contract up yet?

    May 11, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Al

    YES!!

    Lilly Tomlin would be great also

    May 11, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Jason B.

    Some excellent points both "for" and "against" have been brought up. Carol Burnett certainly has the talent and ability to pull off SNL sketch comedy. On the other hand, she hasn't been in much of a limelight in many, many years. And she may not attract their target audience. I agree very much with comments that the level of humor would have to be raised beyond the low-brow "potty" stuff they tend to resort to. Not that it isn't funny sometimes, but it could be used less.

    But consider what SNL usually has to work with for hosts: the "flavor of the week" actor/actress/sports star/singer that can barely spell the *word* comedy, let alone pull it off. Some of the best weeks (to me) seem to be when Justin Timberlake, Alec Baldwin, and Betty have hosted. They aren't afraid to look a little silly. It's like SNL is afraid to offend other hosts by making them look silly, thereby lessening the quality of the skits.

    May 11, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Dennis

    Yes Carol is one of the best

    May 11, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Biggs

    Ms. Burnett would be an excellent host for SNL...I just hope the musical guest for that night is not Justin Bieber.

    May 11, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  91. mbv

    OMG! I loved Carol Burnett grew up watching her show. We would need a reunion of the cast from that show on SNL for sure. They need more shows like that on t.v. now. Now a days, its just crap on t.v. very few really funny shows.

    Betty White rocked it too!

    May 11, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Terri

    Carol Would be aesome. I would also love to see Mary Tyler Moore!

    May 11, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Al

    I think this is all a ploy by SNL to boost their ratings – these amazing talents don't belong on SNL – the show is horrible and is an insult to all the great cast members of yesteryears.
    Betty and Carol are a million times funnier than anything SNL has produced in the last decade. Also for the naysayers about the younger generation – it's not an age thing (I am 24 and a huge fan of Carol and Betty) there are some funny young people out there, they just are not on SNL.
    Lorne pull the plug on the show or try to make the show work with your cast, rather than depend on legends to save it. So sad, since SNL use to be brilliant

    May 11, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  94. BigFan

    Yes! Yes! Yes!

    May 11, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Yok

    I was 11 years old, in '68 on a Sunday when I was walking around CBS Television City, in Hollywood on Fairfax. My father worked there, and would let me roam the studio's on Sundays. Carol Burnett and Lucy Ball were practicing for Lucy's show, on the stage, with no one around. I was the only one in ths studio watching, they did not see me step in.
    Carol and Lucy, when over and over the a line, adjusted it, practice, talked about the timing, made another adjustment and gesture, suddenly Carol did something, I laughed out load. She look up, said, kid was that funny. Of course I said yes.... She look at Lucy, back and me, back at Lucy and said – i think we got it.... Then my dad pulled me out of the studio.
    I saw two of the BEST sketch comedians at their peak, and that is what SNL needs. MORE of the best to host their show.
    Carol will bring the house down.

    May 11, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Mom

    Carol Burnett, YES!!!!!

    May 11, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  97. jd

    Carol's show paved the way for SNL. I still laugh at the re-runs even though I know exactly what's going to happen next. She is the funniest lady by far. Last week's show with Betty White and the alumni cast was one of the best SNL show's I've seen in a while. I found myself laughing out loud once again.
    I think Carol Burnett hosting would be side-splitting!
    I'm definately voting!

    May 11, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Joe C from CT

    Definitely. It's pretty sad that SNL has to depend on the older folks to boost their ratings. I guess it just proves that these younger people just aren't that funny?

    May 11, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  99. warren

    i'd love to see her again – on anything – anywherre – she was the only bright spot in a tormented, dark childhood and adolescence. i owe her my life.

    May 11, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  100. B Wall

    Yes,yes,yes,yes,yes,yes,yes,yes,

    May 11, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  101. ma_bel

    Absolutely get Carol Burnett. This generation needs to see that humor DOES NOT need to be explicite and vulgar to be genuinely belly laughing funny. Tim Conway, Vickie Lawrence among others need to be seen again also. If they could get the 3 or any combination of them at the same time it would be incredible. They may be older but not dead. SNL thought Betty White boosted the ratings. SNL could see the rating maybe even do better with Carol. Betty got me to watch SNL again. Go for it get Carol Burnett.

    May 11, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Michele

    AWESOME! Of course you MUST include Tim Conway and Vicki Lawrence!!!

    May 11, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Ray

    Yea...Carol would be just as great as Betty. I think Tim Conway would be a great host also.

    May 11, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  104. John Jay

    Dick Cavett should be tapped to host SNL, that's for sure.

    May 11, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Ray Arthur

    Not old enough. Get Abe Vigoda!

    May 11, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  106. luke

    I think she would be great, but I would rather see William Shatner.

    May 11, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  107. tim

    Betty White was great. Carol Burnet would be really good. how about Tim Conway???

    May 11, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Patty Ann

    ABSOLUTELY!! Laughing is good Ab workout!

    May 11, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Chucklehead

    Glad to se that Loren Michaels has finally stumbled on to a surefire plan for higher SNL ratings: genuinely funny, talented performers. I would also suggest that Michaels watch a few Carol Burnett shows...

    May 11, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Pat Conkle

    Carol would be FANTASTIC!!! We have not seen her around enough. Could you imagine Carol and Betty White and Lucille Ball and Molly Shannon and Tina Fey in the same sketch. It would be heaven. Course that's where we would have to be to get Lucy. Good Luck SNL. We'll be watching.

    May 11, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Jimmy

    She is wonderful BUT she sued Family Guy creator Seth McCfarlane (sp?) over a gag about the ending to her old show. That's a NO vote for me.

    May 11, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Nita

    Betty White was fantastic. Carol Burnet would be great as well. But I have two words for SNL: Jane Curtin

    May 11, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Dolores Austin Texas

    I love Carol Burnett, SNL should be so lucky.

    May 11, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Mark

    love her ... use to watch the Carol Burnett show every week...

    May 11, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Dee from Virginia

    Fantastic Idea! Let's do it.

    May 11, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Michelle

    ABSOLUTELY YES!! DO it SNL....DOOOOO IIIIT

    May 11, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Jeff

    She would be PERFECT in skits with Kristen Wiig.
    They could do mother-daughter whacko routines to beat the band.

    I can also see Carol playing supervisor at Target to Kristen's cashier character. And they both end up running off and buying out the store themselves.

    Perfect! Carol is just wonderful.

    May 11, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  118. PoloChuck

    Absolutely would be great to see Carol on SNL or any comedy show. We have 60+ episodes and enjoy them from time to time. Good clean fun. I puposedly stayed up to watch Betty White and I sure would stay up for Carol Burnett.

    May 11, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Freddy

    They should do a sketch spoofing "Unis," and invite Vicki Lawrance to do a cameo for it. What a class act.

    May 11, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Toni W

    PERFECT !!!

    May 11, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Chris Braun

    Carol Burnett would be perfect...while you're at it ....get her to play
    Alec Baldwin's mother in "Providence"...another ideal role for her.

    May 11, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Larry McCandless

    Sid Ceasar was hilarious on WHO'S LINE a few years ago. Call out the classic comedians. Show these kids what comedy is supposed to be! Maybe generate a new audience in the process!

    May 11, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  123. Cynlee

    Carol Burnett is by far my favourite performer! I would love to see her on SNL.

    May 11, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Richard

    Carol Burnett has been my favorite comedienne since I was a kid!
    I loved her shows and she would be an natural for SNL. I can't wait to see it! Betty White was awesome!

    May 11, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  125. djonny

    Hell yes bring her back. She's one of the very few funny women out there. Of course, you'll have to bring back Tim Conway as a guest also.

    May 11, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Howard

    Absolutely, what a great job she would do, and they should have Harvey Korman and Tim in a cameo!

    May 11, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  127. jumpugly

    The woman is a genius. It's the smart move by SNL, although she'd eat them alive in the talent department.

    May 11, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  128. whs

    Why don't you people just name every comedian over age 70 to host. Get a life!

    May 11, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  129. edmontodontosaurus

    no

    May 11, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Cecilia

    YES! She'd be awesome! And of course, we'd all love to hear the Tarzan yell again!

    May 11, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  131. mitchigh

    Maybe...Carol could host with special guest Tim Conway and Vicki Lawrence with special music guest Julie Andrews. I love it!!!

    May 11, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  132. ck

    Heck yah. She was da bomb. She would actually make SNL funny. So many directions to go. I can see satires of old show, and many other possibilities. She deserves it and SNL would get great ratings too. (Betty White was best ratings since 08, and well deserved. – HILARIOUS)

    Her theme show song was playing on my brain jukebox just this morning - im so glad we had this time together... just to have a luagh or sing a song, etc (no singing please)

    But I will definitely take a tarzan yell and ear pull. SNL was made for Carol Burnett. (or even Tim Conway or Harvey Corman.)

    May 11, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  133. merd325

    They must have Vicki Lawrence along with Carol..remember Mama's House. The character from Carol Burnett's show. Hilarious!

    May 11, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Tom

    Carol Burnett has never been nearly as funny as Betty White. Betty White is timeless and continues to evolved. Carol Burnett is over.

    May 11, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  135. DMR

    I agree with Carol Burnett as a potential host of SNL, however SNL is a sick and dying dog. The show Betty White hosted was the funniest in many years, but even then the writing was clearly weak, Ms. White's star and skills resolved the weaknesses. It is time for SNL, in its present form to die. I would rather see two or three good SNL shows than 23 poor excuses for s SNL show, and one good one.

    May 11, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Mike

    Pleasssssssssssssssssseeeeeeeeeeeee

    May 11, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Laura

    I LOVE Carol Burnett! She's so funny and classy. I'd love to see her on SNL. I never watch that show but if they keep bringing back these truly talented hosts, I'll start. Betty White was hysterical even with the craptastic writing.

    May 11, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  138. mitchigh

    I love Julie Andrews too. You Know...she and Carol did a lot of work together. They are really close friends. Both have amazing voices. Carols singing voice is absolutly beautiful.
    The level of talent is not the same these days.....

    May 11, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Diane

    LOVE the idea!! Can you imagine Mama's Family with the SNL cast –it would be hilarious!

    Adding my vote here for Don Rickles or Billy Crystal - gotta be fair to some of the gents.

    May 11, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  140. voice of reason

    No. They need brilliant sketch comedians like Carol B. and Betty W. as consulting writers and come up with original and funny skits and characters. Part of the charm of SNL is to see celebrities out of their element. Remember Michael Jordan walking along a path talking about "that not so fresh feeling." Remember Jessie Jackson reading Green Eggs and Ham; though not while hosting (he hosted in 1984). Sure, having Carol Burnett host would be a comic triumph, but it wouldn't be SNL anymore if she did. What we need is a funnier SNL.

    May 11, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  141. AW

    YES!!!!!

    May 11, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Rob

    WHOO HOO I would so have to watch Carol on SNL....

    May 11, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  143. SteveR

    Absolutely... CB should host. The comedic veterans have it all over some of the "youngsters". They're not all bad and neither are the "old-timers". BW proved that. That's why Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin and even Tom Hanks still have it. Pretty hard to top Betty.

    May 11, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Angela England

    Oh yes, please bring Carol Burnett back to TV Land. My daughter's and I have been waiting for years. I want them to experience real comedy the I did when I was there age. Oh yeah, she would be great for SNL too!

    May 11, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  145. Betts

    that would be a really good idea...so you can drag down another "older person" with morals into the dungon of 20 to 40 somethings with no class or manners... Poor Betty..

    May 11, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  146. mspec

    Absolutely! Would be a terrific show for sure.

    May 11, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Nikki

    Carol would be great!!!!!

    May 11, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  148. mitchigh

    OOOOHHHH Please dont forget the amazing Mrs Vicki freakin Lawrence. Not for nothin but shes quite a comedian in her own right. Carol and Vicki love each other, have great chemistry together. I wonder how the next generation of "Mamas Family" is doing. They should do an updated/current version.

    May 11, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Scott

    Are they kidding? They have to ask if we would like to see Carol Burnet ? Absolutely.

    Why not have Carol and Betty join SNL as regulars. Now wouldn't that be awesome?

    May 11, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  150. maria

    WHAT PLANET IS SCOTT FROM .CAROL IS A LEGEND .

    May 11, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Judy

    I would LOVE to see Carol Burnett on SNL. Betty White was fantastic. How about Ed Asner? I think he would be great, too!

    May 11, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Faith

    I definitely think Carol should host SNL. I'm really surprised she has never done it before. She us truly an icon of comedy. GO CAROL!!!

    May 11, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Ryan

    Ernesto... they are both very much alive

    May 11, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  154. maria

    THAT BE ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS . GOOD LUCK SNL

    May 11, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Jennifer

    This is a brilliant campaign, it would expose SNL audiences to comics and actors that inspired SNL in it's inception. It would also raise the bar on what current SNL writers write. Bring on Carol Burnett!

    May 11, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  156. Dee

    I am rooting for an Eddie Murphy comeback myself...LOL

    May 11, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  157. GPS

    I'd love to see Tim Conway on with her. Too bad Harvey Korman is gone. THAT would have been an instant classic. I too would like to see an updated Gone with the Wind sketch.

    May 11, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Cleveland, OH

    I vote for Carol! But, how about Mel Brooks?

    May 11, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  159. RS

    I wonder if she'll do like she did on her show, and do the Gone With the Wind sketch. Harvey Korman was no good for quite some time with that, because he just kept laughing. If she was on, I'd watch. Does anyone know if Sophia Loren has been on ? She's got great comedic chops, so she'd be pretty good on there.

    PS: Ernesto- Hemsley and Conway are both alive.

    May 11, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  160. txkboy

    Can't wait to see the ear tug on this one. Carol is even funnier than Betty White; by far.

    May 11, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  161. Sam

    Whoever mentioned Bob Newhart – you are on the money. Too bad John Ritter is no longer with us, he would be a great host.

    May 11, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Eleni

    Oh my God, YEEEEESSSSSSSS!!! She would be AWESOME!!

    May 11, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  163. mitchigh

    Yes Yes Yes!!! OMG YES!!! I love it
    Carol Burnet would be awesome. She created so many unique characters. I Love the drunk lady with lopsided hair, messed up makeup, and long strings of beads around her neck....LOL
    and of course Mrs Wiggins.

    May 11, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Bob

    Excellent idea! Go, Carol!

    May 11, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  165. CHRIS

    I Miss watching her show.
    She must host SNL.

    May 11, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Enrique Vasquez

    Betty White was amazing! Carol would be just as amazing!

    May 11, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Mike

    Absolutley. There maybe has never been anyone more deserving. Bring it!

    May 11, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Scott

    Carol Burnett is absolutely irrelevant in the eyes of the vast majority of SNL's audience. I wonder what the actual percentage of regular viewers that even have the faintest idea of who she is would be...sounds like a poor idea.

    May 11, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Chiquita

    SNL needs Carol Burnet, the show hasn't been funny at all!

    May 11, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  170. roger

    i would certainly hope so, shes is a great actress and even a better
    comedianne

    May 11, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  171. Rick

    SNL is not even close to being funny anymore, and Carol burnett is way above the caliber of the entire cast on the show, I would not want to see her lower herself to the cast of the current SNL list of comedians.

    SNL has not been funny in years,

    May 11, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Choconet

    They should do it! Bring Carol on and anyone one else we ask for. TV programs suck today! I say give the people exactly what we want and watch your ratings go off the charts! TV execs never asked the public what we want to see on TV they just put on some crap and expect us to watch it. Well we're now telling you what kind of TV we want, so let's hope their listening.

    May 11, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  173. Katie

    I love Betty but Carol is in a different hemisphere of funny...Carol on SNL I don't it gets much better than that!

    May 11, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  174. shannon

    I hardly ever watch SNL. Too lame. Carol would be great and I love Bob Newhart (both shows). I can write better skits than what I've seen on that show lately.

    May 11, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Bob

    The problem with the current cast of SNL is not with the actors. In fact, they are some of the more talented actors they've had in a while. The problem is that the skits they are giving them to work with now a days are attrocious. I like Seth Meyers, but his vision for the show is terrible. They need to bring in someone with new ideas, fresh ideas, and get past the toilet humor jokes that are there on a frequent basis. Honestly, Andy Samburg and his Digital Shorts are probably the highlight of the show, and even those arent as good this year as they were in the past couple seasons.

    May 11, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Skay

    Absolutely, how about for the season premier in the fall???!!!

    May 11, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  177. Robert

    Of course. She is "The Queen of Comedy."

    May 11, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  178. Susan Allgeier

    She would make a GREAT HOST

    May 11, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  179. John

    Why stop there? Abe Vigoda, Tim Conway, Jerry Lewis, bring back all the greats!! Maybe lightning CAN strike twice.

    May 11, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  180. Ernesto

    Absolutely !!!!.... Ryan I believe both Hemsley and Conway have passed away, but I agree they would've been great!

    May 11, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  181. David C

    How about Abe Vigoda ?How about Chuck Norris? But only if he roundhouse kicks McGruber!

    May 11, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  182. Susan

    I'm all for it. i use no social networking sites but I think this would be fantastic. I think having all the "oldies but goodies" on is a stroke of genius! Loren Michaels – are you listening???

    May 11, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  183. patty

    Carol Burnett what a wonderful idea!! The greatest comedy show hostess and actress ever

    May 11, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Brian, North Hollywood

    Of course, Carol would be great! I hope we get to see it!

    May 11, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  185. CSM

    An astounding YES!!!!!

    May 11, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  186. C

    Hot diggity dog. Betty White was hilarious; Burnett- now SNL's getting somewhere. These gals have serious class

    May 11, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  187. Strawman

    She would be great, but if the skit writing still sucks what is the point?

    May 11, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  188. finaidgal

    Betty White was great. I think we can forgive her the que-card reads–she's 88 years old for Pete's sake (it was a tremendous feat for her to stay standing through most of her skits–she does get around pretty well for her age, don't you think). I grew up watching Carol Burnett and would love to see her on SNL or anything if she is willing to do so. Legends like Carol, Betty, Tim Conway, etc have helped shape TV as we know it today and deserve some serious props. What better way to honor them by inviting them to participate in one of the only shows on television patterned after the 'variety show' formula that they helped perfect.
    I agree that there seems to be a recycling of hosts on SNL lately (Alec Baldwin, etc); there's only one host who has been on several times who has been worth watching every single time (always funny and not afraid to just get seriously silly) is Justin Timberlake. I'm not a fan of his music but I will admit that the SNL's that he has hosted (or appeared on) have been among the best and most entertaining.

    May 11, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  189. tex

    Are you people serious or only trolling?

    Carol Burnett hosting SNL? As many mentioned Betty White hosted because she's at least somewhat to SNL's key demographic – the 18-40 year olds due to Snickers commercials, Sandra Bullock movies, etc... Desperate Housewives appearances aside, has Carol Burnett done anything high profile in the last 20 years?
    SNL is not the forum for Carol to stage a comeback. So what if the show is vulgar? That is what makes SNL work. And whatever cast is around at the time always sucks. It's not until after that people look back and reminise about how strong the cast was back in the day.

    Obviously you are all painfully out of touch with not only what drove Betty White to become the host, but the nature of the show and it's history as well.

    If you want Carol Burnett on that badly, why not campaign for her to start a new show, rather than bringing all her old skits and comrades to an existing one?

    May 11, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  190. Californian

    It would be the best SNL in a long time!

    May 11, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  191. Joey Aragona

    Hello Carol Fan's..
    I am the creator of the fan page to get Carol Burnett to Host SNL!
    In a couple of these posts from one special person I have been accused of stealing our fan page picture from another group.
    This is a lie. This other group does not even have this picture on their site. (as of now). This picture was created by myself and Aaron Mortensen.. I just wanted to put these rumors to rest..

    Let's get to what's REALLY important and get CAROL BURNETT on SNL!! thank's everyone..

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Carol-Burnett-to-Host-SNL-PLEASE/109017179140190

    May 11, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  192. E. Denise

    Yes, Yes, Yes, then, you should have Lily Tomlin.

    May 11, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  193. Uncle Joe

    It appears that Facebook is starting a trend by having their web site determine who guest hosts should be.

    I agree Carol would be great.

    But what about having Abe Vigoda host?

    May 11, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  194. Sam

    Definately! Put her on right away! You can count me in too! Betty White was absolutely hilarious on SNL, and she proved that she still has what it takes. The veteran ladies of comedy ROCK!

    May 11, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  195. Keith Adams

    Carol Burnett rocked every show. There's no question of should or could she do SNL. I watched every episode I could during her stint. She had a great support cast as well. That was reality Comedy TV if you asked me. I look forward to seeing her host SNL soon.

    May 11, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  196. marstu

    AUTOMATIC!!!! She was one of televisions most gifted comedic actress's EVER!!!!

    Where do I sign??

    May 11, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  197. Lori

    Absooooooolutely!!!!

    May 11, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  198. bobo

    Yes! Great idea – get Carol ...she's so funny and a major sketch pro and she can sing too! See her here with Vicki:
    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N76JIVTPnmc&w=640&h=390]

    p.s. LOVED Betty White...want more of her...like to see her as one of the Oscar hosts

    May 11, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  199. NYC REPUB

    I'm 30 yrs. old........
    As a child I grew up watching the Carol Burnett Show.......She's brilliant in her craft.......HILARIOUS!!!!!
    Let the SNL campaign begin.

    May 11, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  200. Anita

    I enjoyed watching 'The Carol Burnett Show' growing up, and since I'm not a FaceBook gal, I hope folks rally enough to encourage Loren Michaels to make this happen! ;)

    May 11, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  201. Roberto Gallstone

    SNL should start letting its audience decide who it wants to host and/or be musical guest. There are many many better choices out there than the ones we usually get. They focus too much on the teeny bopper crowd, ignoring the fact that they could have a viewership of actual adults that understand the jokes. I have high hopes for the upcoming Alec Baldwin episode with musical guest Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. There's a lot of potential there.

    May 11, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  202. Carol Burnett Fan

    Wonderful choice & so obvious with her fine sketch comedy skills & perfect timing. Wonder why she's never hosted before? I think it should be a Mother's Day tradition to have an iconic female actor or great celebrity host SNL.

    Let's all help the campaign in getting Carol to host.

    May 11, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  203. joyce

    My god! How old are all these bloggers? Tim Conway?! Liza Minelli?!!
    Cher?!!! These were people that excelled in their day, but having geezer revivals won't make SNL any better. It has really been boring since sometime in the 70's.

    May 11, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  204. Michael

    Yes! I love Carol and she would be brilliant on SNL!!

    May 11, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  205. jill

    I vote for Mary Tyler Moore, she is a fantastic woman and so funny! Add her to the list!

    May 11, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  206. james

    Maybe SNL should listen to the people, we know what who we want to watch. Betty was amazing and Carol would also be funny to watch. I tuned in just to see Betty and would do the same for Carol.

    May 11, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  207. Jeff

    If you get Carol, then the rest of the cast of Carol's show should appear. I know Harvey past away but the whole Carol Burnett Show was a blast. Imagine Mama's Family being on SNL. Has Gene Wilder ever hosted?

    May 11, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  208. Carol Burnett Fan

    That would be amazing! I grew up watching her along with Harvey Korman & Tim Conway! I wish they would bring it back in syndication!

    Definitely put her on SNL!!!!!

    May 11, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  209. rbmeoe

    Carol Burnett would be AWESOME as host!!! I still remember watching her show as a kid with my parents. If they could get Tim Conway to come on in a guest sketch as the little old man, it would be even better!! Too bad Harvey Korman has passed away, he never could keep a straight face when Conway played that part!! Who ever had the idea to bring these older comedians on the show is a genius!! It does go to show that real comedy talent does not need to include profanity riddled tirades like you get from todays young comics. The old standards were funny becauses they were just that , FUNNY, not shocking and crude!!!

    May 11, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  210. Ben-shee

    How 'bout we get rid of the SNL writers and regulars and get some comedic talent back on TV? Betty and Carol are a wonderful start. Bring in "The Carol Burnett Show" and "Golden Girls" writers and we're well on our way!

    May 11, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  211. JM

    I am so for this!!!!!!!! I love Carol!!!!!!!! Betty was incredible and I can only imagine what Carol will bring to this show!

    May 11, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  212. radselnam

    Let Lorne decide who hosts. He has navigated the show through some great years and some horrible lows. He must be doing something right!

    Its true the Betty White show was great but you don't acheive the success this show has had by listening to the masses all the time.

    May 11, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  213. Harry Mudd

    Oh, hell yes! THAT I would stay up late to watch!

    (And hope for that signature ear-lobe tug)

    May 11, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  214. Thomas O'Leary

    Carol Burnett is the preeminent woman comic of her generation. "Should she host?" Are you kidding? If NBC should be so lucky to have her, that should be the question.

    May 11, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  215. E.J. Black

    Help us get CHER on SNL also.....CNN we need your help too.
    Facebook page:

    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=106536616057885

    Thank you

    May 11, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  216. mrsmarvel

    Now that would get me to watch SNL again. Put her on as a permanent cast member and teach these unfunny people how to write and perform sketch comedy. Bring back the Tarzan yell!

    May 11, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  217. Fred

    As indicated by the ratings with the episode from Betty White – this show needs a heavy injection of "Classic" comedians that will allow the new commers step up their game. The comedians from 70s sketch shows would truly set a new pace for this troubled show.

    May 11, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  218. Fred

    They should bring back all the classic comedians to remind SNL what entertainment is. For example: How about the Smothers Brothers?

    May 11, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  219. John in MN

    Pair Carol Burnett with Julie Andrews again. Can you imagine the fun these two ladies would bring to the screen? I miss their Carnegie Hall specials and would love to see them perform together again.

    May 11, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  220. Doc

    Tireworld, no offense intended, but if you don't think Kristin Wiig is funny then you really don't have a well-developed sense of humor. She's one of the best sketch comedians in the business.

    May 11, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  221. Nonna

    I can't wait! She is just fantastic!!!!

    May 11, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  222. nurserachet

    Please, please, please! Yes, instead of the slightly known, who have no comic timing, or ability, and the old usual suspects. Perhaps, as mentioned below, the writers could be inspired to actually offer comedy and the SNL actors could learn a LOT.

    May 11, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  223. matt

    I'm surprised she has never hosted in the past.......right?

    May 11, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  224. Barry

    Hey – if he would do it – how about Sid Caesar ? He is THE CLASSIC !!

    May 11, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  225. Violet

    Carol Burnett would be absolutely great! SNL needs to step up their game and get Burnett on board for at least one show.

    May 11, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  226. Laura

    I absolutely love Carol Burnett. She exudes old comedy that we all loved growing up.

    May 11, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  227. Charlotte

    HA! Love the other suggestions. Joan Rivers, Julie Andrews....

    May 11, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  228. Mim

    Ms. Burnett is an excellent choice! She'll do the show proud!

    May 11, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  229. Beth

    Anyone from The Carol Burnett Show would be awesome!

    May 11, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  230. Dave

    Yes Carol and Tim Conway too.

    May 11, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  231. Debi

    SNL........................It's time to have Carol Burnett on the show, read all these comments, they tell you what fans want! Carol is one of a kind funny lady, love her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 11, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  232. Tech lady

    She was absoluely one of my favorite comedians. SNL would have a winner for sure.

    May 11, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  233. Charlotte

    Oh, I LOVE Carol Burnett, she would be amazing as an SNL host! She is so funny and at the same time, a real class act.

    May 11, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  234. Steve

    And then Joan Rivers

    May 11, 2010 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  235. Shiara

    It's too bad that SNL is the only venue for Betty, Carol, et al. They definately give the show that comedic flare it's been missing for so many years, but as someone stated earlier, it does seem beneath them and a tad insulting considering their level of talent. Now, get rid of the wannabes and let the greats take over SNL – THAT's entertainment.

    May 11, 2010 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  236. i-dog

    John Cleese.

    May 11, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  237. Dawn

    Really tacky Jay – Read the obits much?! Very uncooth to say the least.

    May 11, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  238. Dave Steinberg

    I think Carol Burnett would be an outstanding choice. You know who is halarious from that old TV show: how about Tim Conway on SNL? He is incredibly funny!

    May 11, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  239. Camille

    Heck YEAH to Carol Burnett! Oh, if Lucille Ball were still around!

    May 11, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  240. sarah

    Too Cool!

    May 11, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  241. Dylan

    I would love to see an old pro like Burnett show my generation how it's done. SNL hasn't been as funny in recent years, and someone of her caliber could really be beneficial for the talent, as well as their ratings

    May 11, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  242. Gail

    Who in their dim wisdom thought of her ????? Her show was supposed to be a comedy, but I for one, failed to ever think that. She cannot act and falls short of being a top notch commedian.
    I hope Saturday Night Live is not that desparate for a host.

    May 11, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  243. Donna

    Absolutely!! Carol Burnett is a classic, she would be great. I hope to see her on SNL.

    May 11, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  244. markus

    @Bob-

    in case you haven't noticed, the SNL that was created in 1975 during the Carol Burnett Show's run is VERY different from SNL today- the writing is NOT the same, and in recent years the actors breaking character (most notoriously Jimmy Fallon and Horatio Sanz) was funnier than the actualy material.

    I totally get Greg's point and yours, but it's about time that you guys realize that, for all intents and purposes, SNL IS the Carol Burnett Show (i.e. the establishment) now...

    May 11, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  245. MKB

    If SNL got better writers for her.
    Betty White was great, the skits someone wrote for her were
    terrible. Thank goodness for Tina Fey..only good skit.

    May 11, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  246. Maryann-Orlando FL

    She's too good for them. Love Betty White, but SNL is just terrible.

    Bad writing, recycled skits, Unfunny.

    Sad.

    May 11, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  247. Chrissy

    Ken, the e-trade baby.. OMG, that would be funny if they could pull it off. Actually, I am surprised they haven't tried to do that in a skit...with the older guys pretending to be the babies, or superimposed faces on the babies..something like that.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  248. Ken Walters

    Carol Burnet would be wonderful and yes she should also be on SNL. She as well as many other gave us so much and I agree with R. King SNL is not good enough for her but I do hope to see her too.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  249. Ily

    I loved SNL this past Saturday that really goes to show you, you are NEVER TO OLD for challenges way to go BETTY!!!!! And as for Carol Burnett that would be a great thing for this show and an honor to have such talented comedian yes yes for Carl!!!!!!

    May 11, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  250. Matt

    I would rather see the great comedians from over the years than people like Gabourey Sidibe, Ryan Phillipe, Charles Barkley, Taylor Lautner, etc. These people are awful and not funny......ever. People like Carol Burnett, Tim Conway, Betty White, Steve Martin, Bob Newhart, Bill Cosby, and Billy Crystal are the best there ever was. If they hosted SNL I would watch every single second of the show. Nowadays I watch a sketch here and there maybe, but if the host isn't funny I turn it off immediately. SNL seems to be stuck on having hosts who are presently popular, but not funny or entertaining. It's sad really. Bring on the legends and I can guarantee the shows would be so much better.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  251. Jacques

    If Carol Burnett hosts and Tim Conway makes appearances, I'd be there with popcorn.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  252. Jim

    Carol Burnett would be great. It would be nice to see them have more comedians as hosts and do away with some of the actors who are there to promote new movies.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  253. Ken

    Are we going to dust off every TV comedian in Hollywood and give them the spotlight because Betty White did a great job on SNL this week? I think not. How about a fresh new face like the E-Trade baby to host SNL? RFLMAO

    May 11, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  254. Carl of Norfolk, VA

    Carol Burnett is still my idol. I always loved all her shows. My particular favorite is the "At The Dentist Office" sketch with Tim Conway and the late Harvey Korman (I'm still mourning him) in which Harvey could not stop laughing and you can still hear the audience laughing hysterically while Tim Conway doing the skit. They haven't even finish the whole thing because they couldn't stop laughing. So, yes Carol goes for the host job at SNL!!!

    May 11, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  255. Water Lover

    ABSOLUTELY! Carol would be great! I still LMAO everytime I see her old shows!!!

    May 11, 2010 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  256. Chrissy

    SNL should look to not only bringing on the legends for a single show guest spot, but maybe even offering longer stints on the show to our beloved older comedians. They would not only provide much needed mentorship, but enable many more skits that could span the generations more beliveably. I would think SNL would also want to expand their audience.
    Mayeb the likes of Carol and her generation would be willing to do some writing for the show, or at least pull the obvious queue card reading. That irks me to no end...seeing them supposedly in a skit and yet they can't even face eachother or react properly (timing is everything in comedy!) without reading their lines. Can't they simply memorize their little skits any more?! Isn't that why they get paid the big money?

    May 11, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  257. Mike

    Why not...she'd probably show them the way it should be and teach them a few things.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  258. Erik

    This should become a new SNL tradition – allowing the fans to choose one host a year. You could put some restrictions on it (host must be over a certain age, have a past TV or movie career – those things are all debatable) but it would help keep people involved in the show.

    Obviously the Betty White thing helped reinvigorate the audience and it paid off for SNL, so if Lorne Michaels is smart (and everything I've ever heard tells me he is), he should capitalize on this new momentum and make this an annual event.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  259. stu

    after carol.....joan rivers

    May 11, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  260. SomeGuyInNC

    I'll say "no", not because Carol Burnett wouldn't be great.

    But SNL's material is beneath her. Anymore, the writers just phone it in, week in week out, and it's been this way for decades. The writers on the Carol Burnett Show had a better work ethic, no question.

    Carol, please don't tarnish your reputation. Wait until SNL improves enough to be worthy of you.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  261. Mike Cooper

    Burnett is good, but I don't know if she's got the muffin to follow Betty White.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  262. adrianne

    Carol Burnett is hands down THE funniest person EVER (she and Lucy Ball, Richard Pryor) are in the same league. Carol, please, please consider doing this show or ANY SHOW. TV misses you!!!!!!!

    May 11, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  263. RLC in Dallas

    It"s hard to believe she's never been the host. She would be FABULOUS! In fact, she should be the first host of the new season this fall. Get to work on that NBC!!

    May 11, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  264. carol

    Carol Burnett....what a star! She would be great!!! SNL please invite Carol to host your show.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  265. dthompson

    .................bring conway with her ...they both are great...we all need some fun in our life washington is making us all sick..

    May 11, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  266. Peter

    Absolutely! She'd be great.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  267. Tom

    Yes, Carol would be fantastic but let her bring her own writters otherwise we will have the same unfunny crap coming out of a legend's mouth. I thinks that why its so hard to get good talent on the show since they are required to do skits that morons write.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  268. bman

    Here's another ....

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=118209544878971&ref=ts

    May 11, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  269. R. King

    The question is not whether she's good enough for SNL, but rather, is SNL good enough for her? I think not. Back in the days of the "Not Ready for Prime Time Players?" Absolutely! But not now.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  270. Mark

    Carol Burnett would be the perfect successor to Betty White. Maybe we can even get them to co-host in the future. The rest of the cast could stay home that night. Those two girls can carry the show by themselves!

    May 11, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  271. jeff

    Yes it would be great to see CB on SNL although I do agree with some here that better material than what they gave Betty White would be cool. I'm 26 and some of the ageism on here pretty much sucks swinging both ways ..older vs. younger younger vs.older ..everyone could kind of relax and get this is just TV watch it or don't..one more thing for those who think letting fans pick someone/something from the internet better get a grip..it's pretty much how it has been going for some time now in all walks of life and it's only going to get more so faster.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  272. Floridian

    Just FYI

    As for Tim Conway – I don't think health-wise he is in great shape and also Harvey Korman died a couple of years ago.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  273. paul

    Heck Yeah!
    She will steal the show. She will be in her element. It may be the best show ever. She's a super pro like the late Bob Hope. It would be an Honor for SNL to have her even consider such a proposal.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  274. Floridian

    Yes Hugh – Joy Behar asked Carol Burnett if she would like to host SNL and Carol said "absolutely, but nobody has asked me."

    This was on the Joy Behar Show on HLN about 2 months ago. I, for one, let Lorne Michaels AND nbc know about that – not a week ago.
    ;)

    May 11, 2010 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  275. Jake

    SNL is way past its 'sell by' date.

    So is Letterman, Leno, Conan. Actually, now that I think of it, I'm going to chuck my television out the window, like they did on SCTV.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  276. Pamela

    While you're all at it – start a campaign for Bob Newhart too – he's hysterical!!!

    May 11, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  277. LC

    Waaaaaay over due!!! She'd be the best!!

    May 11, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  278. Bob

    Unbelievable how many people totally miss the point that Greg made - the creators of SNL had great disdain for the style of comedy on the Carol Burnett show. The fact that they got more laughs from breaking character and laughing than the actual jokes says something about the material.

    Betty White did a nice job, but basically her performance was the same thing over and over again: sweet little old lady with a foul mouth. I have no idea whether Carol Burnett would be funny at age 77, and as several people pointed out, her comic sensibility is very different than that of SNL's.

    It's nice that people have nostalgia for old actors, but c'mon, they haven't been relevant for decades. And for the life of me I can't understand how anyone EVER found Tim Conway funny.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  279. Lee

    She is one of the funniest comedians ever! She definitely would compliment the rest of the cast. In fact, I could see her as a permanent member !

    May 11, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  280. Javapete

    Oh heck yeah! Carol's the queen of this genre. This could really be a new era for SNL. I wouls also nominate Bob Newhart and Florence Henderson.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  281. Don

    Hell yeah. She'd be awesome. Get more of the old pros on. Maybe they could teach the youngsters how to be funny because SNL hasn't been funny for years.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  282. Sharon

    Carol Burnett would be fabulous , can't wait.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  283. Interesting

    Nice to see so many people without a life. Come on get away from the idiot box and do something.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  284. Elizabeth

    Carol Burnett has too much class to be on Saturday night live. She will not stoop to their type of sophmoric humor.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  285. deb

    Carol would be great! I haven't watched SNL since the late 70s but am beginning to think that all of us boomers only thought it was funny back then because we were all stoned on pot!

    May 11, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  286. yellarose

    Yes! Bring her on! I would love to have that class of comedians we used to: ones who were actually funny. Round up Tim Conway while you're at it.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  287. Charlie

    No, I would not like to see this. Carol Burnett, both the lady and the show were never funny. I don't see what people ever saw in it. 5 Billion bucks says she'll crack up in every skit, if given the chance to host. They should also get the surviving cast of 'Laugh-In' the next week to have a full on suck streak. Betty White was good though.

    And no kidding Jay, Lena Horne was in the 'Wiz', you know, show some respect.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  288. Angel77

    OMG yes!!! I absolutely love Carol and her comic delivery. I think she would inject some more fun into the funny on the SNL stage. I always said that if you want good tv we should go back to the basic premis of what SNL was and thats comedy! good clean comedy. I will certainly be voting in her favor. Goooo Carol.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  289. Greg

    YES !! Carol Burnett is due her turn on SNL. It's very long overdue.
    LISTEN UP LORNE MICHAELS. It's your duty to book Carol Burnet.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  290. Old Skool

    If there's an underlying sentiment (d-bags like Jay aside) on this board, it's that 'old' humor is still the best humor ... I'm not even 40 yet and I long for the old days ... for Bob, Red, Foster, Harvey (rip all y'all), Sammy, Dean, etc.... for Johnny ... and Betty...and Carol...and Tim...these folks are the ICONS of a much simpler (and in my opinion better) time in our past when innuendo was alot more powerful than the crotch-in-your-face trash that's on these days...MacGruber? Blech...Yawn...Do you HAVE to punch us in the mouth with every punch line???? It's actually kinda FUN to hear the 70% and take the final 30% in your own mind with a smirk...

    Seriously, what passes as humor and good TV is just drifting toward mindless drivel...Loren Michaels, Tina Fey, SOMEBODY grab the wheel of this bus and turn it back before it goes off the cliff...

    Please, SNL writers...go back and watch some TV-Land, some Nick At Nite and resharpen your comedic saws...classy lewdness is back in vogue and should never have left...WAKE UP!

    May 11, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  291. Patrick

    Carol: PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE agree to this! Some of the best moments of my childhood were spent laughing, and watching my father doubled over in laughter, at your show... Thanks for those.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  292. Nick

    SNL needs all the help it can get. Female members who either don't get good roles written for them, or aren't funny to begin with. Male members who are excruciating to watch...Andy Sanberg is the only one even remotely funny out of them. The fact that MacGruber is going to be made into a movie must make all classic movies writhe in their cans in disgust.
    It says something when past generations of talent can come back for one show and be funnier than the rest of the cast is all season.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  293. Odette Carr

    Carol Burnett would be a fantastic choice for SNL. Oh My God, she would be just too funny – would be a wild show to watch – Can't wait

    May 11, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  294. Diana d.

    Carol Burnett is a staple. It would be wonderful to see her do an SNL and rock it. Betty White was awesome ... getting wonderful ladies to host is a great thing!

    May 11, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  295. Jeremy

    Absolutely! I would love to see her on SNL! I grew up watching her on tv, just as I did Betty White and it would be amazing to see her interact with the SNL cast. I swear, I'm not sure anything could top the show with Mrs. White, but Mrs. Burnett would certainly give her a run for her money. They both still have it!

    May 11, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  296. Caprica

    DEFINANTLY YES!!!! Carol Bernett iS BRILLANT!!!

    May 11, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  297. StaceyJ

    I'm for Carol Burnett and Tim Conway too!!

    May 11, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  298. Jan

    Heck ye to Carol. Would love to see Tim co-host. Was never able to stay awake long with the others. Did not hold my attention. Carol was always a class act and could get you rolling with laughter. You go girl!!

    May 11, 2010 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  299. D

    Dont forget the bruthas; how about Jimmy Walker "Kid Dynomite", Rerun, etc!

    May 11, 2010 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  300. foxglove

    I love Carol Burnett...wonderful and funny. I am 74 and I can't imagine anyone more interesting to have dinner with. She has made so many of us laugh over the years.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  301. HAPU

    This is just what SNL needed – a fresh approach. It's a great show I've been watching since it's beginnings.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  302. Kevin

    She should definately host but she has to pull out the Curtain Dress from Gone with the Wind. While they're at it they should give the whole SNL cast the night off and get Vicki Lawrence, Tim Conway and Lyle Waggoner to do the show with her. Unfortunately they'd have to do without Harvey Korman who passed a couple of years ago. After that they should do the same with Tracy Ullman crew which would also double as a Simpson's voices special.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  303. The One

    Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner!!!!!!!!!

    May 11, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  304. Kvtrav

    Yes, would be great, perhaps she could bring some 'class' to the show for once. I never watch SNL, but was compelled to watch on May 8 due to Betty White's appearance, but was quickly reminded why I never watch the show. I turned it off during the 'Muffin' skit...that was plain disgusting. I was embarrased for her. For all of you who are going to say 'You have no sense of humor'....wrong, its just that I DO have a sense of decency.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  305. Jason B.

    I'd have to say "yes" to this one! A great comic with excellent timing and well versed in sketch comedy.

    Although in all honesty, just about anything would be better than the "flavor of the week" they tend to put on stage.

    @Amy: I agree, slip Tim Conway in there just to mess with her. I, for one, would probably be crying from laughing so hard!

    May 11, 2010 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  306. Kit

    Harvey Korman would have ROLLED SNL.

    Aside from Carol and Tim, they outta get Vicki Lawrence too. Smothers Brothers could easily do a skit. Talk about timing.

    Alan Arkin anyone?

    May 11, 2010 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  307. Debbie Phillips

    Carol would be prefect for SNL, she is so talanted and skilled in
    comedy. It is like her middle name. Everyone would love to see
    in action again.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  308. Gerry

    To Jay...Lena Horne comment such bad taste...not even funny. Think before you type man! :-(

    May 11, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  309. Newton

    I agree with Amy, please Carol if SNL comes knocking do not answer.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  310. gstanley

    ABSOLUTELY she should be on! Just yesterday, I told my husband that she should be on SNL! Looks like it's become time to honor the "seasoned" performers! Her early start in TV was in the shows filmed from New York in the '50s, so it seems a natural for her to return to her NY performance roots!
    Hope she says "yes" when SNL asks her!

    May 11, 2010 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  311. Alex

    Burnett would be great...but, like Betty White, they're both too good for the amateurish, lame, not funny writing that is the Hallmark of SNL. Putting Betty and Carol on SNL is like baking a diamond in a mud pie.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  312. Andrew

    BRING ON THE CAROL! SHE IS AMAZING AND IT WOULD DEFINITELY BE "MUST SEE TV!"

    Betty was great, but I bet Carol would be even better! She's like fine wine – she gets better with time!

    May 11, 2010 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  313. mrsb

    Forget hosting SNL; bring back her show!! One of the best comedians of my time!!

    May 11, 2010 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  314. R H Cahn

    There is no one better at sketch comedy than carol Burnett. Get her to do the GWTW sketch where she uses the curtains "rod and all"

    May 11, 2010 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  315. Sonya

    Classic comedy at its very best. Carol & company will always be my favorite. Bring it SNL!!!!!!

    May 11, 2010 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  316. 2centhag

    Carol should have been asked 1st. SNL wouldn't exist if it wasn't for her show.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  317. BrickellPrincess

    I am all for it!

    May 11, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  318. Donna

    Absolutely!!!!! Carol Burnett would be the perfect host. She invented the word. I don't know why she wasn't asked sooner. The skits from her show were the funniest ever. Carol, Please,Please say yes!

    May 11, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  319. chris

    She would be FANTASTIC. It would be like a comedy mentor guest host!! There are so many legends that still have so much to share with us-

    May 11, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  320. Amy

    If they pick Carol Burnett, they should just slip Tim Conway in as a last minute surprise, live, and see if Carol can hold it together...

    May 11, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  321. Amy

    But don't waste Carol's talent with the usual bad SNL sketches, like they did with Betty White.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  322. Kris

    I would LOVE to see her as the host. She is a true classic comedian. Must see - the tarzan call .... maybe Tim Conway could co-host???

    May 11, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  323. Gail

    Carol would be a fantastic addition to the show. I can only imagine the skits now.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  324. Gina

    I seriously do not know why SNL had not thought of tapping into the great ones earlier. They always choose the stars from the latest movies instead of reaching for those that have all made us laugh until we cry. Carol would be great. Tim Conway would be another awesome one. I wish Harvey Korman was still alive...loved him too. Can you tell I was a fan of their show?

    I am very glad that Betty White is getting such a resurgence. Hollywood tends to push the older ones to the side but I don't remember the last time that Betty didn't deliver even if the movie was terrible. A great example, " Lake Placid".

    May 11, 2010 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  325. arthur Arruda

    YES, YES, Y E S She'd be perfect.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  326. Patricia

    She would make a wonderful host. She is a very funny lady.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  327. Russell Hammond, Hollywood

    Yes! And Shecky Greene too.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  328. partiot1942

    Excellent choice! Be sure to include the "Went with the Wind" sketch...........

    May 11, 2010 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  329. penny noel

    Please tell her to bring Mama (Vicki Lawrence) with her.

    That would be an Emmy show!!!

    May 11, 2010 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  330. Kealee

    Absolutely! She's hysterical! I love watching those old re-runs of the Carol Burnett Show!!

    May 11, 2010 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  331. mike

    watched her when I was a kid very funny her

    May 11, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  332. kittybling

    YESSSSSSSSSSS! LOVE HER!!! I grew up watching her animated comedy skit on her show... She is the femaie version of Jim Carrey...

    May 11, 2010 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  333. Kat

    I would LOVE to see Adam West host SNL. That man is hilarious.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  334. patNY

    No to Carol, because SNL's time to retire is now at hand. SNL's Betty White show demonstrated that the current cast is just plain lousy, given how much better it was than this recent season, when they brought back the women...Tina Fey, Anna Gastayer, Molly Shannon, and the others from past years. Since they left, the show has gone down hill fast.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  335. zina

    It's about time!!
    When I was a young lady, I looked forward to watching Carol.
    She to me is the most funniest comedien that ever hit the screen.
    I don't care if she has not been on tv in 50 years, she is still the Qween of comedy.It was clean unexpected humor,that only she could
    pull off.

    May 11, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  336. Judi

    YES!!!! Great idea to have her. Betty White was a great choice and Burnett should be as good or better.

    May 11, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  337. Richard

    Carol Burnett is one of the funniest people around and a very nice
    one who has helped out a lot of people.

    May 11, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  338. Patty

    Yes to Carol!

    And Tim Conway is still alive.

    May 11, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  339. SAGANHILL

    YES! She would be great!

    May 11, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  340. Dave in Indy

    ... and I'm guessing Tim Conway would be amused at the claims of his demise.

    May 11, 2010 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  341. Dave in Indy

    I'm SURE that Lorne Michaels will not want to encourage any more "net campaigns". This is dead on arrival – although White was a GREAT host and Burnett would be too.

    SNL has been great for at least 2 decades now. The sport of "they aren't what they used to be" is ridiculously unfounded, although has become part of our culture. From Phil Hartman through today – GREAT casts.

    May 11, 2010 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  342. char zanders

    Carol Bennett is a very funny lady. Her show (back in the day) was hysterical....In my opinion, the best comedy hour of all time....She could teach the SNL crew a thing or two. A Comic Genious....

    May 11, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  343. diane

    I think that is a wonderful idea! Young people watch SNL and it would be nice for them to see the people young comics learned from. Carol Burnette is a funny lady. Anyone who ever watched her show has favorite charactor. Mine was Tim Conway's little old man routines no one cast or audience could keep a straight face while watching his antics. That made Carol's show that much funnier.

    May 11, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  344. sylvia

    yes, she would be great. and what about a skit with Vicki Lawrence as mama added also.

    May 11, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  345. bobed

    Yes to Carol hosting and lets see if she can come up with a new character for us to enjoy, not eunice miss wiggins or any of her ones from her show ,she needs a new character to maybe pop in on SNL from time to time.

    May 11, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  346. Sam

    Yes, but she has to wear a window treatment for her dress.

    May 11, 2010 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  347. Axel F.

    Absolutely, she will be fantastic!!!

    May 11, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  348. Doug Barton

    By all means, get Carrol on SNL. As a veteran comedian she knows what works and is mature enough not to back down when the writers would throw something that is beneath her. That is the advantage of having an old hand around–to show the youngsters how its done right.

    May 11, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  349. antoinette

    that would be awesome if she would host SNL. I watched her t.v program as a kid and still enjoy to watch the reruns.

    May 11, 2010 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  350. Kelly

    Carol Burnett is a wonderful and ironic choice, since according to a book about SNL that came out in the '80's, it was the mantra of the original cast to avoid being like the "Carol Burnett Show" (and laughing during the sketch). Comedic justice, indeed!

    For those campaigning for Tim Conway, unfortunately, he is no longer with us, and sorely missed.

    May 11, 2010 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  351. Mike

    She's still alive?

    May 11, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  352. mikemazzla

    Is the average age of people in here like 75? Im all for Carol Burnett hosting SNL but the comments in here are like a bunch of crotchety old people complaining. " I havent watched since 1979, It hasnt been funny since Belushi , The old vets can teach the youg people a thing or two, maybe it wont be so raunchy'
    I can appreciate the veterans as much as the new people. Seriously if this is what getting old is all about im checking out at 50 lol

    May 11, 2010 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  353. John

    Go for it. I think this would be a great way to honor a lady that made us laugh for so many years. I have never been able to look at Queen Elizabeth without thinking of Carol's lengendary portrayals of her!

    May 11, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  354. Mom33612

    Come on strong for Carol Burnett, she is one of the best there ever was and most certainly better than anyone out there today. Go Carol!

    May 11, 2010 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  355. gary

    Jonathan Winters & Carol. That would be a winning combo

    May 11, 2010 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  356. Brad

    She would "smoke em". Anyone who is old enough to remember the Carol Burnett show will tell you that comparing that show to SNL is like comparing Apples to a poor quality "Artifical Apple Flavoring". I tune in to SNL once in a while to see if they have been able to capture the old magic and fairly consisistenly disappointed that I continue to find skits that are stupid, cruel and just not funny. It's not that they don't have some good talent or some good days but you have to sit through so much bad material to get to the good stuff that it just isn't worth it. Contrast that to the Carol Burnett show that was family friendly and funny, skit after skit, week after week.

    I hope they do get Carol to come on. Maybe some of her talent and class will rub off on them.

    May 11, 2010 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  357. Barbara

    Great idea! She's such a pro. Then how about Mary Tyler Moore? These women really know comedy and how to communicate with the audience. They're always a pleasure to watch. Betty White was amazing. Her wit never ceases to amaze me.

    May 11, 2010 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  358. Kim

    Yes of course! We love you Carol!!!! I would love to see Eunice character and Ms Zwiggins, Ms Tutball...

    Betty We enjoyed you, you are soooo funny and blessed.

    May 11, 2010 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  359. Garry

    OMG..YES!! It is about time SNL got some REAL talent to host instead of the wannabes!
    Bring her on !

    May 11, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  360. john

    carol yes and rue mcclanahan would be great as well

    May 11, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  361. Jeff

    Matt May 11th, 2010 9:29 am ET

    Wow, this is getting dumb real fast. There was a reason Betty White was campaigned for. She had appeared in recent movies and comercials which showed she'd proably be funny. Carol Burnett hasnt done crap in about 30 years.
    -----------------------------

    Obviously..you haven't been keeping up with Carol Burnett lately. She has made appearances on Desperate Housewives, Law and Order, done the voices for the remake of the movie Horton Hears a Who...and played a Grandmother in the USA movie..Post Grad.

    She hasn't disappeared at all. Only problem though..is people that host SNL...usually have something they are wanting to plug. Like in Betty White's hosting..she was promoting her new sitcom on TV Land called "Hot in Cleveland".

    So unless Carol Burnett has something she needs to plug...she wont host.

    May 11, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  362. John Spurlock

    Remember back when SNL was Funny?

    No... I can't remember it either!!!

    Maybe Carol Burnett can save this P.O.S.

    May 11, 2010 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  363. stevie68a

    YES. She must do her "Eunice" character again.
    How about Vickie lawrence doing a cameo as "Mama"?

    May 11, 2010 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  364. james darnley

    hell yes even lucille ball thought very highly of her and thought she was funny as hell,

    May 11, 2010 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  365. Frank Smith

    YES! Maybe she could teach the current stock of "comedians" how to be funny without having to read cards!

    May 11, 2010 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  366. Rob

    The Carol Burnett show had lots of sketches that would make you laugh until you cried, SNL is often nowadays a lame show compared to it's heydays of the 70's 80's and when Will Ferrell was on. Carol Burnett would be good for the show. SNL is the show that has gotten stale and lost it's edge. Even Fey and Fallon didn't do too many classic sketches, but they were good with the newscasts.

    May 11, 2010 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  367. RASKO

    YYYYEEEESSSSS!!!! OMG...can't believe it didn't happen sooner! PLEASE campaign for Carol

    May 11, 2010 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  368. Squonk

    This is an awesome idea. This is what SNL needs. Funny people hosting the show. People who can deliver lines and be funny in skits. They throw Ryan Phillippe and Gaby Sidobe on the show because they are in upcoming or recent movies but that doesn't make for a good SNL show. Carol Burnett would be excellent. Maybe Tim Conway makes a walk on in a skit too...

    May 11, 2010 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  369. Jeff

    Carol Burnett would be the best. Plus she is a few years younger than Betty White...77 years old.

    Heck..while they are at it...get Tim Conway next.

    May 11, 2010 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  370. Matt

    Wow, this is getting dumb real fast. There was a reason Betty White was campaigned for. She had appeared in recent movies and comercials which showed she'd proably be funny. Carol Burnett hasnt done crap in about 30 years.

    May 11, 2010 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  371. you'redumb

    i bet all you people bashing snl are the old people who like leno too.

    May 11, 2010 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  372. Rad

    Carol Burnett is without a doubt one of the funniest ladies evah.......I wish they showed reruns of her show. Her, Tim Conway, Harvey Korman, Lyle Wagner and Vicki Lawrence provided some of the best comedy on TV. and yes Annette I agree with you..........SNL is no longer funny and has not been funny in years.

    May 11, 2010 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  373. nofreakingway

    Carol Burnett ? no!!! this woman made a carrer of making fun of people and the first time family guy makes fun of her she sues. she is NOT funny and should not be on SNL. i watch SNL each saturday and I will be sure to miss it if she ever hosts.

    May 11, 2010 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  374. Mary Beth

    I love Carol Burnett. However, I would only want her to do SNL
    if they give her better material than they gave Betty White. I
    wasn't able to watch Betty White the other night for very long
    because I didn't find any of it the least bit funny. I guess SNL
    is for they younger crowd.

    May 11, 2010 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  375. Annette

    This present day version of SNL is beneath Carol Burnett. How about we cancel SNL and bring back The Carol Burnett Show!?

    May 11, 2010 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  376. Keith

    This could be just the ratings bump that SNL needs. Have fans campaign for a start to do an SNL host gig. Then twice a year (durring sweeps months) invite one of the leading canidates to host the show. The only stipulation beeing that it must be a star who has never hosted before.

    .....If you use my idea NBC I expect a royalty check. :)

    May 11, 2010 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  377. mario

    Re: Legends on SNL. How about the still-robust 93yr old Ernest Borgnine! He's the oldest Best Actor Oscar winner still alive and much could be made of his now infamous Fox News revelation on how he stays so young. God bless ya, Ernie! I'll never forget the great Desi Arnaz on SNL–Babaloooooooooooooooooooooooo!

    May 11, 2010 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  378. Monica, NJ

    Oh, yes, that would be fantastic. She is one funny lady.

    May 11, 2010 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  379. Parrish213

    I would love Carol to host. Just goes to show you what true comedic genius is. It's not about being rude or profine all the time, as so many of today's comics lean towards, but it is about delivery of the phrase and timing. Legends become legends for a reason!

    May 11, 2010 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  380. paul

    Just as long as the show doesn't think that funny for an older woman is the RAUNCHY dialogue they gave Betty White, then YES, PLEASE BRING ON CAROL BURNETT. Betty White may have a good raunchy sense of humor off screen and sometimes on, but if you even ask her, I am sure she will admit that most of the humor and laughter we there is because of a woman of her age saying those things.

    My dad is almost 80. When he was 50 or 40 or probably 30, the things he would say would not be laughed at but eyebrows raised at, but the fact he is saying them now there is a bit of laughter with every family dinner.

    Bring her on, but respect her and the audience.

    May 11, 2010 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  381. mmi16

    Carol – YES!

    May 11, 2010 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  382. Becky archibald

    Carol would be so perfect. I could watch her shows over and over.
    Haven't forgotten you Carol!!!!

    May 10, 2010 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  383. Carol C

    Carol is my all time fav. I was a kid when she was on the Gary Moore show. I was in my first year of college when SNL started. The Betty White episode was the first time I'd watched it in years. I'd love to see Mrs. Whiggins again and hear the Tarzan yell. Maybe Lyle Waggoner could pop in.

    May 10, 2010 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  384. Lynn

    Absolutely! We would love it!

    May 10, 2010 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  385. Stan

    Please, please, please do it Carol. I love her.

    May 10, 2010 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  386. Stephen

    Why not just give Carol Burnett the time slot and cancel SNL ... hasn't been relevant in at least 25 years.

    May 10, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  387. Scott Smith

    OMG, she would be absolutely hilarious. Comedic genius!

    May 10, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  388. John F

    Comments about the uneven quality of SNL material are generally accurate. I would say that only 20% of what we see on SNL is first rate stuff. As Chris Rock said at the 25th anniversary show, "Twenty-five years...Four years funny!"

    Writers at the level of Fey, Sandler, and Miller are few and far between. The mass sacking of their premiere talent back in the nineties was a big blow.

    May 10, 2010 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  389. Laura Fox

    YES ! I grew up watching Carol! She is The First Queen of Comedy as far as I am concerned. I watch SNL rarely, but having icons like Betty and Carol are a good reason for me to watch.

    May 10, 2010 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  390. David Carlton

    That group is NOT the original Carol Burnett to host SNL on facebook!! A friend of mine started the original! The group listed on here was started about 10 days ago whereas the original was started over a month ago and they've gone so far as to steal our groups Carol SNL photo!! The link to the original group is http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=115552315123486#!/group.php?gid=115552315123486

    May 10, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  391. John F

    CB is a great entertainer and a great person but her style is definitely not SNL.

    I grew up during her heyday and my parents were always watching her show. With the exception of a few sketches here and there (maybe two or three a season), I always found her material to be corny and aimed for cheap laughs. My parents sure thought she was funny, but then they also thought that MASH was first rate as well.

    Best wishes to her, but an appearance on SNL would seem a bit forced an awkward.

    May 10, 2010 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  392. mlu

    she's full of talent. she'd be great!!!!

    May 10, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  393. Donna

    Excellent choice, perfect fit. The suits at SNL would be idiots not to have Carol host the show. In fact, after Burnett's solo stint, these two beloved broads should co-host the show. The team would be a riot and raise the ratings several notches.

    May 10, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  394. Pat

    She is a classic comic! Just hope they "recreate" some of HER skits on the show. Some of her former cast members appearing with her would be fantastic!!

    May 10, 2010 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  395. Jill

    I vote for Carol Burnett! What a great idea. I thought Betty White was fantastic! It was one of the best SNL's I have watched in a long time!

    May 10, 2010 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  396. Rick

    One of my favorite Carol Burnett performances was in the movie "Noises Off".

    "It's a shame I can't see well with this bad leg." (paraphrase)

    Either way, it'd be great if she was on the show. I also think Bill Cosby would be a neat host and would provide some great skit material.

    May 10, 2010 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  397. Meredith Greenough

    Oh no!!! She will not be the host for SNL. She can't do the show without Tim and Harvey. Harvey passed away. I find the show silly and stupid. plus i also think that her age will get in the way of her preformance as far as the show is concern... ( maybe younger not older)

    May 10, 2010 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  398. Theresa

    She could write her own skits...no need for the SNL writing crew!!! Or they could sit in and help update the skits

    And if she could bring Vicki Lawrence and or Tim Conway, that would be great.

    May 10, 2010 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  399. go carol go

    Betty White's episode was the first and thus far only good SNL episode in AGES. (I watch every week out of of obligation as a new yorker who is too poor to go out on a saturday night. I am beginning to think that is why the show exists)

    if Lorne Michaels were really really REALLY smart, he's allow the public to select the hosts for each season.

    1. Carol Burnett, Bill Cosby,and for the love of god, they MUST get Lily Tomlin again!

    May 10, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  400. Chris

    Who are all these people who want to see carol Burnett on snl? I am young enough that I remember carol Burnett as silly and not very funny, never got why my parents liked her. I am young enough that I haven't watched Saturday night live for about 15 years. I am not really sure who the audience for this one is.

    May 10, 2010 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  401. John

    make it happen!

    May 10, 2010 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  402. Conrad

    Yes to Carol – just not on SNL. Forcing someone with Carol's (or Betty's) talent to have endure the awful writing on SNL is a waste. SNL is definitely not edgy, and hasn't been funny in years.

    May 10, 2010 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  403. Marcia Campbell

    Love Carol! She would be fantastic on SNL. How about Tim Conway joining her.

    May 10, 2010 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  404. James

    Dream Season:

    Burnett, Lawrence, and Conway

    Newhart and Rickles

    Mary Tyler Moore

    Reiner and Brooks

    Cosby

    Jackie Mason

    Although he's not old school, I'd like to see Seinfeld host with his best friend George Wallace.

    We also need some musical legends on to show these flash in the pan pop artists how it's done: Nelson, Lee Lewis, Spector, Ross, Haggard, Berry, Brubeck, Robinson......

    May 10, 2010 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  405. Mark

    Thought about her IMMEDIATELY following Betty White's smash appearance! A born natural! It has to be!

    May 10, 2010 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  406. Theresa

    YES CAROL BURNETT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 10, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  407. Robert King

    Carol Burnett is an icon. Her show will always be remembered as the funniest and greatest. She'll be perfect on SNL.

    May 10, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  408. Mr. Duff

    What about Bob Barker? Anyone up for that recommendation?

    May 10, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  409. Marco

    LOVE me some Carol!!

    May 10, 2010 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  410. tudees

    To SNL: if you really want to increase your rating, put all the legends of comedy- Betty White- Carol Burnett all in the same breath as Lucille Ball.

    Never add politics in it. Washington DC is nothing but more of the same.

    May 10, 2010 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  411. tudees

    Definitely!!! Ms. Carol Burnett- in the same breath as Lucille Ball

    May 10, 2010 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  412. Mark

    She would be awsome and expose a new generation to her talant.

    It would be great to see a another veteran on snl.

    May 10, 2010 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  413. Lois

    Oh brother LOL Sorry Airfox is your wittle feelings hurt? awwww Some people just can't have FUN. poor Airfox , what are you 15???

    :"Shut Up Lois May 10th, 2010 8:51 pm ET "

    May 10th, 2010 8:51 pm ET

    We've put up with your insipid remarks 3 times now and we get that you like Burnett. I only tolerated you until you dissed arifox for his comment, which was right on the money. Now shut up and go play with your Carol Burnett lunchbox.

    May 10, 2010 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  414. Ken

    Carol Burnett doesn't need SNL any more than Betty White did. What's needed are writers and producers who will create new commercially viable plays, movies, and television in which we can to see these great artists.

    May 10, 2010 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  415. beth

    Carol is way out of SNL's league. They would never do her justice.

    May 10, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  416. Mr. Wilson

    I would love to see her on there (with Tim Conway in a special appearance).

    I think that the only problem might be that she would really show the rest of the cast how bad they are.

    May 10, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  417. NY Voice

    How could she NOT make this show better? Yes, the present SNL so pales in cpmparison to past seasons it's laughable; but having carol on would ignite the show into creative mayhem once again. She's comedic royalty. For those of you kiddies who never saw her show, check it out (YouTube or elsewhere).

    May 10, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  418. Rob

    How about Milt Ferg?

    May 10, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  419. In DSM Most of the Time

    In DSM we have a "retro" channel. Last night the Jack Benny show had Bob Hope as guest. The timing in their routines was great. In everything, timing is everything!

    May 10, 2010 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  420. Michael

    God yes! Bring on Carol. My mom and I looked forward to Saturday nights for years, not for SNL for for Carol Burnett, hoping each week Harvey and Tim would loose it. We'd laugh until we cried. Carol is a living legend, and would add such a touch of class to SNL. I have to admit I watched SNL last Saturday for the first time in 30 years or so, since they had Gilda and John and the original gang. I watched for Betty White, and while it had it's moments, it was discouraging to see Betty White talking about her dusty muffin. Not that it took anything away from Ms White, but if Carol does agree to come on, please, please make sure she has materaIl as classy as she is.

    May 10, 2010 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  421. Dan

    yes.

    CB would be GREAT!

    May 10, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  422. Hank

    Heck yeah, lets get all the best. Maybe even Mel Brooks or Carl Reiner.

    May 10, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  423. Sarah

    YES! And I LOVE that it's all these fabulous older WOMEN who are so sought after and funny! Women are rarely admired for comedic gifts in this era of Judd Apatow dumb humor. I'd love to show the younger generations the talents of those like Carol Burnett.

    May 10, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  424. Shut Up Lois

    We've put up with your insipid remarks 3 times now and we get that you like Burnett. I only tolerated you until you dissed arifox for his comment, which was right on the money. Now shut up and go play with your Carol Burnett lunchbox.

    May 10, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  425. Dominic

    This is simply a no brainer.... the whole counrty would watch.

    May 10, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  426. Greg

    Carol Burnett would be the worst possible choice for SNL. SNL's very roots were in trying to distinguish itself from what the original writers considered the stale, tame, and edgeless comedy of the Carol Burnett show.

    In fact, the original litmus test for skits on SNL, when it first aired in '75, was that if it would fit on the Carol Burnett show, it wasn't right for SNL.

    Nothing against Mrs. Burnett, who has had a long and well-loved career, going all the way back to the original Twilight Zone. Just a bad idea here.

    May 10, 2010 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  427. YouBet

    Hellz yeah!

    May 10, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  428. Mark

    Yes. She would be excellent. Update her with a Lady Gaga ensemble instead of the Gone with the Wind curtain-rod costume or a combination of both...

    May 10, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  429. Sam

    Sorry, but I won't be jumping on this bandwagon. I think it's a little too soon to have another "classic" comedian hosting SNL and I think there are better choices than Carol Burnett. Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, and Mel Brooks immediately come to mind. And in response to SteveC, Bob Newhart has already hosted SNL but I wouldn't mind seeing him do it again.

    May 10, 2010 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  430. StevieBoy

    Obviously SNL would be crazy to pass up the suggestions of the public at large – I think they're on to something! YES to Carol!

    May 10, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  431. MarcVA

    Carol Burnett , Tim Conway and Harvey Corman were great! You could prop up Corman on stage. Burnett and Conway would be trying to keep from laughing!

    May 10, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  432. Pat

    I vote for Carol Burnett to host SNL. She was very funny when she had her own show. Go for it.

    May 10, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  433. Beth Cooper

    Carol, Tim and Vicky would tear up SNL, but hmmmm who should be the guest musician?

    May 10, 2010 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  434. SteveC

    Carol Burnett would be great, but while we're at it, let's get
    Bob Newhart to host as well.

    May 10, 2010 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  435. Mike in HB

    She would have to bring her own writers with her to make it a show. Her level of sketch comedy is way above what SNL is doing right now.

    May 10, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  436. Randy

    Carol would be fantastic as host for SNL! Crazy funny....love her

    May 10, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  437. Todd Barber

    Mrs. HuWiggins???

    May 10, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  438. Todd Barber

    Get Carol and TIm!!!!

    May 10, 2010 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  439. Terry

    yes yes yes YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 10, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  440. Paula

    Carol Burnett would be awesome!!. Just thinking of her skits makes me laugh. She is the best! PLEASE host SNL!!

    May 10, 2010 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  441. Kevin

    CNN, please correct your story. Listed below is the ORIGINAL Facebook page and until your story broke, had many more fans than the one you list. Further, the photo shown in the Facebook site you list was stolen from the "Carol Burnett to Host SNL!" page. The photo in question was created by a gentleman in Vancouver.

    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=115552315123486&ref=ts

    May 10, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  442. Chad Lohman

    Another classic funny old dude to host SNL........Mel Brooks!

    May 10, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  443. randy goulet

    Right on for Carol Bernette,and what about Phillys Diller?

    May 10, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  444. Darth Vader

    Betty White was a splash, Carol Burnet will be a cannon ball. Add Tim Conway and we may be laughing for a week.

    May 10, 2010 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  445. Lois

    Arifox "random old people" ???? no, let's NOT leave it at that. Geez

    Gone with the Wind Part 1

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IH6TBEbP77Q&w=640&h=390]

    Gone with the Wind Part 2

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Nt0yi4wbro&w=640&h=390]

    May 10, 2010 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  446. jethro

    how about Judge Reinhold and Laurence Olivier!!!??? AWESOME!!!!!

    May 10, 2010 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  447. AriFox

    Alright, the Betty White thing was a novel idea and was cute for one night. Lets not make this a "thing" where people start demanding random old people as some tribute to their lives. Betty White was great, don't get me wrong, I love her! But lets just leave it at that, shall we?

    May 10, 2010 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  448. jethro

    start a campaign to have Barbara Eden and Dikembe Mutumbo host together. They'd be the PERFECT pair. Those two were always sooooo funny together!!!!!!!

    May 10, 2010 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  449. Wanda

    Carol would be GREAT on SNL!!!

    May 10, 2010 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  450. Walter

    I doubt Lorne Michaels would go for it. He clearly has shown his propensity for having "flavor of the month" celebrities host, as opposed to seasoned veterans.

    May 10, 2010 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  451. Chad Lohman

    MJ from WA state< No Facebook account? Wow! Have you heard of compact discs, cell phones, microwaves, or hybrid cars? C'mon pal step your life game up!

    May 10, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  452. jethro

    start a campaign to get Steve Martin as host!!!!!!!

    May 10, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  453. Brett

    I would love to see Carol on SNL, and I should co-host. ha.
    Actually, I would like to see Carol in anything. Her comedy and dramatic acting skills are far and away above everyone else out there. Carol, I love you!!!

    May 10, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  454. K1mb4

    @ Jay – You're an A$$ for suggesting Lena Horn.

    May 10, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  455. Sue

    I love Carol as much as anyone, but I cannnot see her doing the type of vulgar, unfunny material that SNL seems to specialize in now - did anybody even laugh at the "lesbian" skit?? Her humor may have been lowbrow and slapstick at times, but it was balanced by being witty and sharp, as well, and was ALWAYS funny! I would hate to see her brilliance tarnished by crude crappy writing. So, as much as I would love to see Carol return to the small screen, if only for a night, probably not in this capacity...

    May 10, 2010 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  456. CHRISEZ

    I'm on board for the Burnett Express!

    May 10, 2010 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  457. tehheh

    MJ: I think Harvey Corman died last year. Tim is still around though, I believe.

    May 10, 2010 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  458. Sarah

    Yes, great choice.

    They shgould ohter older, fabulous, talented people. Mary Tyler Moore, is another, if she would do it.

    People don't lose their talent just because they are over 50. Goldie Hawn, Raquel Welsh, why not?? I miss seeing them.

    May 10, 2010 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  459. Lorie

    Absolutely! She is one of the greatest talents of all times. Puts these so called actresses of today to shame. They should take lessons from her and Betty White. What a treat it would be to see her on SNL.

    May 10, 2010 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  460. Hugh Jassoul

    Are you kidding?!?! Of course Carol Burnett should host! This woman is a legend.

    May 10, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  461. Rose

    Yes to Carol Burnett.

    May 10, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  462. michelleschneiter

    LOVE HER. I'd love to see if she still has it (and really hope she does, because she used to make me laugh so hard, I'd cry).

    May 10, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  463. eatsc

    Can you imagine putting both Betty and Carol on teh same stage? WOW!! Both are very talented and I don't mean to diminish Carol Burnet at all – she's always been a favorite, but the bolt of lightening hit as I scrolled down to endorse the Carol trumpet. Betty was fantastic. I've watched it several times since Saturday.

    May 10, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  464. Lois

    He isn't "old" but how about Eddie Murphy? He was HILARIOUS with his routines when he started out. ??

    May 10, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  465. Janet W

    I have laughed at and with Carol Burnett since she appeared on the George Gobel show in the late 1950's. This lady is the best! Yes!

    May 10, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  466. Yosemite Sam

    Carol Burnett is a supreme being with more comedic, dramatic and performance talent than all the SNL troupe put together. Give her some control over a just a couple skits and you'll have a premium show to be very proud of.

    May 10, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  467. Wilda Jones

    Please bring on Carol Burnett! You will get twice the audience of Bette White although she was awsome, as well. Bring it on!!!!

    May 10, 2010 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  468. Jane

    Yes, bring back Carol and, of course, Eunice................PLEASE!!

    May 10, 2010 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  469. SteveC

    Carol Burnett – Absolutely!

    May 10, 2010 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  470. Keith Coomer

    Would love to see more of the classic comics, Carol Burnett would be awesome! Another great Bob Newhart!

    May 10, 2010 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  471. Susie V Kaufman

    Oh, gosh, YES!!!

    I don't think she can top Betty White, but she sure can "equal" what the forever-lovely Betty ("vulgar, but sweet") gave us this past Saturday night. Those two are really fantastic comediennes, to be sure.

    Saturday Night Live came to life two days ago, and I loved watching all the other actors just plain LOVING having Betty White in their cast,

    May 10, 2010 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  472. John MD

    Yes, Yes, YES –
    Carol is truly an American treasure – intelligent and spontaneous humor, never vulgar (though there are some double-entendres..)

    Tim Conway is still with us, but sadly Harvey Korman died a couple of years ago, so the infamous trio cannot ride again – still, Carol and Tim would bring the house down.

    And for you youngsters who don't know about it, get some YouTube videos of Carol Burnett and Tim Conway. A lot of what you see isn't scripted – its done on the fly.

    THIS is reality TV worth watching.

    May 10, 2010 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  473. Dana

    Absolutely. She is one of my all time favorites and such a professional. There are a ton of actors who could learn a thing or two from Ms. Burnett.

    SHE IS AWESOME!! :)

    May 10, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  474. Lois

    Oh and YES you guys do remember that classic scene of the dress!

    (Man I sure Paul Lynde was still alive, another true comedic genius.)

    May 10, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  475. Douge

    Yes, Carol Burnett should host SNL. Her show in the early 70's was a blueprint for the original SNL, and she knows exactly how to do sketch comedy before a live audience. I agree with other posters that she could teach the current cast a few things. If you have never seen her show, you need to watch it. It had many moments of brilliance!

    But, if she does host, the writers need to realize that she is more capable of just "old lady doing blue comedy". That was the one thing that brought down the Betty White show.

    I think if the campaigning for hosts on SNL becomes a trend, it could revitalize the show. Over the past several years, the success/failure of the show is determined by the quality of the host. The host should have true comic talent, not just be famous. And you never know where you will find it (Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, Sen. John McCain, etc.).

    May 10, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  476. Andagain

    I have never watched SNL, but if Carol was on, that'd be the first time. I'd absoLUTEly watch! Get Tim, too. Get them all. A reunion SNL. Better yet, bring back the Carol Burnett Show!

    May 10, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  477. Lois

    OMG YESsssssss ONLY If she does that dress/curtain routine from Gone with the Wind. Remember that? LOLOL SIgn me up!

    May 10, 2010 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  478. mark

    I would rather see people like carol, someone with true talent, than some "flavor of the week". Can't they get someone that is NOT promoting some crappy movie??

    May 10, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  479. tehheh

    Maybe next season she could do it - if she wants. They ought to have someone older guest host SNL once or twice a season. There are plenty of older stars around who would be great. None of them are as willing to do virtually anything as Betty White did or to similar hilarious results, but there are many talented comedy actors and actresses around from the early days of TV. A lot of older people - and old TV show enthusiasts - definitely would watch SNLs like that.

    May 10, 2010 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  480. MJ from WA state

    Oh, and to the comment above from Wesley B (basically saying no, it's just a gimmick)... get over yourself!! Carol Burnett is a true comedian in her own right, just as Betty White is. They aren't the same, there's no gimmick other than getting people to host who actually have COMIC TALENT! Instead of the flavor-of-the-month pop star who has NO comic talent, lol!!! Yes for Carol! And I agree, Tim Conway and Harvey Corman (are they both still alive, lol) would be GREAT guests!!!! Yes to real laughter! Yes to real talent!

    May 10, 2010 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  481. Caroline

    She would be terrific. I hope they get her.

    May 10, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  482. MJ from WA state

    I don't have a Facebook account but I think Carol Burnett would ROCK SNL!!! yes yes yes yes yes!! LOVED Betty White, watched the show for the first time in months and LAUGHED OUT LOUD!! Yes for Carol!

    May 10, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  483. Elaine

    Absolutely! I LOVE Carol Burnette and would be overjoyed to see her host SNL!! Where do I sign up!!

    May 10, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  484. Sue C Que

    Carol Burnett ... Go for it! Make it 2 shows, Carol with one and another one with Tim Conway and the gang.

    Beats the no-talent SNL shows.

    At the start of SNL years ago, there was also a comedy show called Friday ..? Does anyone remember?

    May 10, 2010 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  485. Laurie

    HELL YES!

    May 10, 2010 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  486. Juice

    YES! I have been on the Facebook campaign for weeks now. She would be absolutely perfect in that environment. She is brilliant. And i agree, we need a Tarzan yell...it's been too long :) Go Carol Go!!!

    May 10, 2010 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  487. Wesley B

    No.

    No. No. No.

    What happened with Betty White was unique, special, organic, fun, playful, creative, unexpected, and a tribute to the power of the fans and social networking.

    To go and do it again, especially so immediately, is trite, expected, boring, and gimmicky.

    Nowadays it seems that EVERY movie needs a sequel, EVERY show a spin-off, EVERY video game a graphic novel, etc. It gets old. Why can't anything just be unique, be what it is, be left alone
    It worked. It was fun. Now move on to something else rather than beat it into the ground and kill the magic.

    May 10, 2010 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  488. Dan in Austin

    Michael Jackson!

    May 10, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  489. In NC

    Betty White was perfection. No one could have done as well as she did with such mediocre writing. Carol would hold her own, too. She revolutionized the live comedy skit. I also cannot help but think what an awesome host Lucille Ball would have been. She was the woman who really opened the door for female comedians.

    May 10, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  490. Dan

    How about Weird Al Yankovic???

    May 10, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  491. Dan

    No on Carol, SNL used all of it's old lady jokes in one fell swoop. We don't need more sketches where we meet every recurring character's grandma.

    May 10, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  492. Paul

    I haven't been watching SNL regularly for some time now, but I'll stay up
    if Carol does the show-

    May 10, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  493. Jane

    YES!!!!!!!!!!! ALL THE WAY WITH CAROL. SHE'S BE AWSOME.

    May 10, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  494. Peggy

    Yes, definitely. She is wonderful...a natural in comedy.

    May 10, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  495. james oldaker

    Definitely need to start paying respect to the "legends" of comedy that didn't start on SNL

    May 10, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  496. Nate

    Wow! Is it fashionable, or does it make one seem to themselves to be ahead of the curve to express hate about something that a lot of people seem to like? Here's a tip: try to locate the line between hate and indifference. If you really don't care for something (indifference) you wouldn't have clicked on the link to express hate and/or negativity. If you hate something, then the question is how did you allow it affect you to such a negative degree? Couldn't you just move on [change the channel]?

    May 10, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  497. Wendy

    I believe Carol is an amazing comedian. Unfortunately, SNL insists on being really crude and does not embrace cerebral humor. Carol would have to fight to keep the skits funny and somewhat appropriate. I enjoyed Betty White but then realized it was still SNL and SNL sucks. I am in my 50's and I really miss the old SNL and the level of humor they worked with.

    May 10, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  498. shoshana

    ilove her show i cant wait

    May 10, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  499. Brian

    It is high time to honor those who came before them. Actually, the early days saw SNL honoring the early comedians and musicians. They should put Carol Burnett on Show 1 next season, and also honor Conway and Lawrence with an appearance. Sadly, Harvey Korman is no longer with us.

    One Poster mentioned Bob Newhart. He would be another terrific host. It is similarly sad that he could not bring on the departed Tom Poston.

    It is time to do this, before we lose the last of that great generation of comedians.

    May 10, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  500. Alyssa

    DO IT! I love Carol Burnett!!!! WE NEED TO VOTE ON IT!!!

    May 10, 2010 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  501. Marley

    I'd love to see Carol Burnett do a skit involving Mrs. A-Wiggins. Get Cloris Leachman on there too. These veteran ladies are still alive and still very much talented. They're the ones who paved the way for the younger set. Go ladies!!

    May 10, 2010 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  502. Wilson

    She's to good for this cast of SNL. Maybe back in the day of Sandler, Farley, Meyers, and Carvey (or earier). She would just make these guys look bad. Maybe I could see her doing a news bit with Tina Fey.

    May 10, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  503. sue

    Not only bring her back on snl but bring back the re-runs of her show!!!!!

    May 10, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  504. Steve H

    K.R. Cole, I was thinkin' the same exact thing! Red Skelton would've been hilarious hosting SNL. I'm all for C. Burnett hosting. Heck yeah! What about Abe Vigoda? Too old, huh? Why not Bill Cosby? That would be a hoot as well. Some SNL commercial about jello pudding and The Cos!

    May 10, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  505. Joy

    Without a doubt... she is hilarious! It would be awesome to see Mrs. Wiggins strut her stuff once again! She's definitely got my vote!

    May 10, 2010 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  506. Lucas.

    I can`t wait to see her performing in S. N. L. That will be fantastic. Go girl.

    May 10, 2010 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  507. gretchen

    How about Julie Andrews AND Carol Burnett together? Two hysterically FUNNY ladies!

    May 10, 2010 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  508. susan Miller

    I am all favor of carol Burnett hosting Saturday night live.

    May 10, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  509. Hamburgler

    Good luck with that. Betty White is still relevant...Burnett not so much. I would rather see Liza Minelli.

    May 10, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  510. Leslie

    Carol's comedy has always been clean....she may not be particularly warm to the idea of SNL....

    May 10, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  511. Doug

    Y'know, I think she would be great, just as Betty White was, but I think all this campaigning is neglecting the real need at SNL: talent in the actual cast.

    May 10, 2010 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  512. RayDawg

    She would awsome hosting the show. then after her get Mary Tyler Moore. Let the veteran actor`s show the young one`s how to do it old school style

    May 10, 2010 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  513. summarex

    I love Betty White and saw her on that SNL show that I wouldn't normally tune in to. It was painful to watch her interacting with a bunch of people who seemed to be there to entertain themselves. That muffiin skit got vulgar fast and couldn't have been funny for anyone over 16! They could have at least brought in a better class of writers for her. It wouldn't have cost that much more!

    Carol Burnett is another one of my favourite "comedianesses" and I'd ask her to please stay off that calamitous TV show. It's just plain 4th rate comedy. OTOH, if she took over management of the show and hired all new staff, I'd love to see it!

    May 10, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  514. Lance Miller

    Carol would be a fabulous SNL host and I will campaign for this just as I did for Betty White, who was just perfect.

    May 10, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  515. seg

    and add in "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn" along with the curtain rod

    May 10, 2010 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  516. Michelle

    Having Carol Burnett host would be AMAZING!!!! If she winds up hosting, Lorne Michaels should just leave it to Facebook users to choose guests. :)

    May 10, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  517. jeremy m

    Carol Burnett has improv experience and comedy is her specialty. I'm surprised she hasn't been on the show in the past. She paved the way for SNL with her show. Go Carol!

    May 10, 2010 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  518. Robb

    If you bring in Carol Burnett, you have to bring in Tim Conway. One of the problems with bringing in Ms. Burnett is that she might not go for the harder-edged comedy like Betty White.

    May 10, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  519. Harpman

    Let hope that the material they give her is better than the crap they gave to Betty White, who excelled,in spite of the poor, unfunny writing.

    May 10, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  520. Logan

    nah, Carol Burnett? doesn't appeal to me, not at all.

    May 10, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  521. scott Barshay

    There's also a campain to have Betty White host the Oscars...Join the fan club page and get the word out!

    http://www.facebook.com/barshay#!/group.php?gid=112007105508087&ref=mf

    May 10, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  522. Dave

    SNL has found a breath of fresh air from more seasoned comedians and actors. Burnett would be great as was White. They are finding fresh blood in old faces.

    May 10, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  523. lauratj

    That would be wonderful !!! loved Carol Burnett growing up

    May 10, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  524. Renee

    YES, YES, YES!!! CAROL CAN TEACH THEM A THING OR TWO, THREE, FOUR, ETC

    May 10, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  525. Rick Maurer

    Hell Yes. Her show was hilarious and she could show those kids a few things about comedy.

    May 10, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  526. dwayne

    Let us hear that Tarzan yell one more time!!

    May 10, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  527. David

    Jay, you're an A!

    May 10, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  528. BOB

    I think she would bring the house down ! put her on and watch her restore the lustre to late night television ! the best shows were in the 60's and 70's and she had one of the best shows !

    May 10, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  529. kitkatknit

    What's funny about this? The last few years "The Carol Burnett Show" aired were the ONLY good years of SNL. I really haven't been able to stand SNL since about 1979.

    May 10, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  530. Teri Quinlan

    This was NOT the original Carol Burnett fan page! THIS was the original fan page:

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=115552315123486&ref=ts

    May 10, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sarah

      Yes, I know. And the page mentioned is not official, as it claims to be. Was not started by SNL, or Ms. Burnett. Thank goodness for your group, which is by facebooks rules and regulations.

      June 28, 2010 at 3:42 am | Report abuse |
  531. O'Snap

    That's funny... the minute the Betty White episode ended, I thought "they should get Carol Burnett next!" (And my second thought was: Bob Newhart!) Bring 'em on!!!

    May 10, 2010 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  532. Kathy Ryan Cole

    Betty freaking White was awesome; Carol would just pull everyone's ears into place. I would not miss that show. God Bless him I wish Red Skeleton were still alive.

    May 10, 2010 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  533. Miguel

    She would be great but please remember the end of this season is this week so maybe at the begining of next season in Sepember 2010 .

    May 10, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  534. carol

    Carol Burnett, Tim Conway & Vicky Lawrence. That would be a HOOT!

    May 10, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  535. emma

    they do put the newbies to shame. they're such pros cause back then it was so hard to make it and you had to be able to sing, dance....now if they're good looking, that's enough.

    May 10, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  536. robjh1

    Carol on the show would be a riot!

    May 10, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  537. Quiana

    betty white was awesome and carrol would be devine

    May 10, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  538. David

    Yes, would love to see Ms. Burnett as Host for SNL, would be so much fun to watch.

    May 10, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  539. Alecia

    Absolutely! I'm getting on FB now to join that group!

    May 10, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  540. Tireworld

    It would be great if someone could show up and mentor Kristin Wiig as to how to portray a funny female character. Clearly, she has no idea.

    May 10, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  541. JGMDGO

    "Oh, this dress? Why it's just something I saw in the window." From a totally straight faced Carol as she's wearing curtains, WITH the curtain rod, in a 'Gone With The Wind' sketch.

    May 10, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  542. Dean

    Heck Yea!! Bring her on!! She has always been one of the funniest ladies on television...

    May 10, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  543. Ray

    Heck YES!!

    Bring Back the LEGENDS!!

    May 10, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  544. Joe

    Of course bring on Carol. Thats a no brainer.

    May 10, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  545. Lola

    By all means....Carol Burnett plus SNL.....terrific idea!!!!

    May 10, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  546. Hugh

    Burnett is funnier than the curent staff of SNL. she doesn't need the show.
    The campaign was prolly started by someone at NBC for free publicity.
    Has anyone asked he if she'd like to do it?
    Carol might be more interested in a nap.

    May 10, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  547. walle

    YES to Carol Burnett! With a special guests at the same time including Tim Conway. In fact, my first thoughts when I heard that Betty White was going to do SNL was of Burnett and all those around who did live comedy. They are out there and could teach us and the current SNL folk how it's done. Maybe get some good writers too!
    It would be a real treat! Maybe they could get some real singers too!

    May 10, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  548. joe

    got to remember this.

    the 80 year old has had her time.

    ask her to give it up for two 40 year olds ! would she ?

    May 10, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  549. Mitch

    How about with Tim Conway and the rest of the cast?

    May 10, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  550. Clarity

    Carol Burnett would be perfect on SNL! I'm looking forward to seeing it, if it happens!

    May 10, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  551. Scott

    Carol Burnett AND Tim Conway!
    Hell Yes! :-)

    May 10, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  552. Phil

    I hope someone makes this happen. Carol Burnette was genius.

    May 10, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  553. Karen

    Carol Burnett is probably one of the funniest woman in show biz! She is another CLASS ACT, and would be fabulous on SNL! Bring her on!

    May 10, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  554. gd

    Carol Burnett would rock the house!

    May 10, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  555. Debbie

    YES, YES, YES!! It would be great to see an updated/SNL version of Burnett's Gone with the Wind sketch as well as many others.

    May 10, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  556. shera

    She'd be fantastic!!

    May 10, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  557. uncle lung

    snl seems to recycle the same lame hosts over and over, jon hamm, alec baldwin, jon hamm, alec blandwin. seth meyers needs to go as head writer the guy is driving the show into the ground. his smug grin is insufferable.

    May 10, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  558. Ian

    It would be a real pleasure to see Carol Burnett back onstage doing what she does best. The only thing funnier than the sketches on "The Carol Burnett Show" was watching Burnett & Co occasionally struggle to stay in character as they made each other laugh.

    May 10, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  559. Ryan

    Why can't we get a Sherman Hemsley or Tim Conway???

    May 10, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  560. Janet

    Oh, Hell Yes!!! Maybe she could teach them how to be funny without having to R-E-A-D-T-H-E-Q-U-E-C-A-R-D-S on camera !!! How did people like she and Betty White and all the comedy greats before now make us laugh so much without seeming like they were just reading the lines ?? They were magical!

    May 10, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  561. Jackson

    Wow, Jay, not even close to being funny. If that was the best you can do, you have an incredibly sad life.

    YES to Carol !!!!

    May 10, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  562. Nurse Lisa

    if she'll do the Tarzan yell – – YeeeeeaahhheeeeAhhhhhHEEEEahhh

    May 10, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  563. Victor

    Oh yeah, and Betty White was the bomb!!!!

    May 10, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  564. Victor

    She'd be fantastic. Very funnay lady.

    May 10, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |

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