May 10th, 2010
05:50 PM ET
The next campaign for 'SNL' host: Carol Burnett
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?”
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PLEASE correct the link in your story. This is the link you should be posting.
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!
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.
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.
I can't believe she's not done it before now. The PERFECT venue for her wonderful humor!
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....
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!
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!
omg....Carol Burnett on SNL......YES YES YES......Betty White was fantastic and Carol would be too.......MAKE IT HAPPEN NOW!!!!!!!!
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.
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
I LOVE Carol Burnett!
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!!!!!!
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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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
I have a better idea. Let Carol do her own special and forget the SNL crap. She deserves better.
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.
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.
I loved to watch her when i was younger.
Mr. Speed, Robin Williams did it three times (1984, '86 and '88).
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.
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!
Carol would be AWESOME!!!
But... What about Robin Williams??? Has he done it before???
I can't remember.
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.
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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!
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.
Wouln't that be a GREAT SNL
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.
Yes, she will be Great!!!!
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 !!!!
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.
Yeah, how bout Abe Vigoda. He is still alive and Kicking!
Yes. Carol would tear that place to pieces.
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!!!
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No, Sandra Bullock should be the next host of SNL!
Let her do a repeat of her Gone With the Wind sketch, complete with the amazing "curtain" costume.
What a great way to open the next season!!!!!
Hell ya! That would be great!
there's also a campaign for CHELSEA HANDLER!
Absolutely! I'd tune in to see it! Go Carol!!!
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.
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I love it! Yes, she would do great on SNL. I would love to see Carol again. Betty White.....she stole the show!
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?
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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.
absolutely, I'd actually stay up that late to watch..........
yes, yes, and yes.....
Definately, but hopefully a lot cleaner than Betty's skits were.
It takes seasoned comedian to make SNL funny again. This is proof that these young so-called comics real suck.
She would be a natural! I hope SNL is listening....and learning.
Interesting that they are bringing back the older comedy for SNL. That shows that the current "talent" just isn't funny.
Two words: Abe Vigoda
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I think she's be brilliant.
I think she should be tapped, but not for SNL...
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.
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 . . . .
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!
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She would be awesome. Sherman Hemsley is dead. What about Abe Vigoda he would be funny.
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).
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.
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!!
Betty White totally rocked the house, but...
Carol Burnett is gross, and ugly. She would suck.
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.
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!
sure wish Flip Wilson was still around and Redd Foxx, etc. now that would be a great show!
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!
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.
DEFINITELY Carol Burnett – she is hilarious!
I vote for Mel Brooks. SNL was made for him
Yes! Lorne Michaels, if you read this....pretty pretty please??!!!!
Absolutely Carol B. — Hopefully this is the start of a new tradition at SNL; actually funny hosts!
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!
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.
Cloris Leachman next!!!!
What you talkin' about, Willis? My vote is for Gary Coleman!
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.
Yes to Carol, on one condition, no idiotic Kristen Wiig skits. Isn't her contract up yet?
Lilly Tomlin would be great also
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.
Yes Carol is one of the best
Ms. Burnett would be an excellent host for SNL...I just hope the musical guest for that night is not Justin Bieber.
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!
Carol Would be aesome. I would also love to see Mary Tyler Moore!
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
Yes! Yes! Yes!
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.
Carol Burnett, YES!!!!!
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!
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?
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.
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.
AWESOME! Of course you MUST include Tim Conway and Vicki Lawrence!!!
Yea...Carol would be just as great as Betty. I think Tim Conway would be a great host also.
Dick Cavett should be tapped to host SNL, that's for sure.
Not old enough. Get Abe Vigoda!
I think she would be great, but I would rather see William Shatner.
Betty White was great. Carol Burnet would be really good. how about Tim Conway???
ABSOLUTELY!! Laughing is good Ab workout!
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...
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.
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.
Betty White was fantastic. Carol Burnet would be great as well. But I have two words for SNL: Jane Curtin
I love Carol Burnett, SNL should be so lucky.
love her ... use to watch the Carol Burnett show every week...
Fantastic Idea! Let's do it.
ABSOLUTELY YES!! DO it SNL....DOOOOO IIIIT
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.
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.
They should do a sketch spoofing "Unis," and invite Vicki Lawrance to do a cameo for it. What a class act.
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.
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!
Carol Burnett is by far my favourite performer! I would love to see her on SNL.
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!
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.
Absolutely, what a great job she would do, and they should have Harvey Korman and Tim in a cameo!
The woman is a genius. It's the smart move by SNL, although she'd eat them alive in the talent department.
Why don't you people just name every comedian over age 70 to host. Get a life!
YES! She'd be awesome! And of course, we'd all love to hear the Tarzan yell again!
Maybe...Carol could host with special guest Tim Conway and Vicki Lawrence with special music guest Julie Andrews. I love it!!!
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.)
They must have Vicki Lawrence along with Carol..remember Mama's House. The character from Carol Burnett's show. Hilarious!
Carol Burnett has never been nearly as funny as Betty White. Betty White is timeless and continues to evolved. Carol Burnett is over.
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.
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.
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.....
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.
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.
WHOO HOO I would so have to watch Carol on SNL....
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.
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!
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..
Absolutely! Would be a terrific show for sure.
Carol would be great!!!!!
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.
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?
WHAT PLANET IS SCOTT FROM .CAROL IS A LEGEND .
I would LOVE to see Carol Burnett on SNL. Betty White was fantastic. How about Ed Asner? I think he would be great, too!
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!!!
Ernesto... they are both very much alive
THAT BE ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS . GOOD LUCK SNL
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!
I am rooting for an Eddie Murphy comeback myself...LOL
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.
I vote for Carol! But, how about Mel Brooks?
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.
Can't wait to see the ear tug on this one. Carol is even funnier than Betty White; by far.
Whoever mentioned Bob Newhart – you are on the money. Too bad John Ritter is no longer with us, he would be a great host.
Oh my God, YEEEEESSSSSSSS!!! She would be AWESOME!!
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.
Excellent idea! Go, Carol!
I Miss watching her show.
She must host SNL.
Betty White was amazing! Carol would be just as amazing!
Absolutley. There maybe has never been anyone more deserving. Bring it!
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.
SNL needs Carol Burnet, the show hasn't been funny at all!
i would certainly hope so, shes is a great actress and even a better
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,
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.
I love Betty but Carol is in a different hemisphere of funny...Carol on SNL I don't it gets much better than that!
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.
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.
Absolutely, how about for the season premier in the fall???!!!
Of course. She is "The Queen of Comedy."
She would make a GREAT HOST
Why stop there? Abe Vigoda, Tim Conway, Jerry Lewis, bring back all the greats!! Maybe lightning CAN strike twice.
Absolutely !!!!.... Ryan I believe both Hemsley and Conway have passed away, but I agree they would've been great!
How about Abe Vigoda ?How about Chuck Norris? But only if he roundhouse kicks McGruber!
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???
Carol Burnett what a wonderful idea!! The greatest comedy show hostess and actress ever
Of course, Carol would be great! I hope we get to see it!
An astounding YES!!!!!
Hot diggity dog. Betty White was hilarious; Burnett- now SNL's getting somewhere. These gals have serious class
She would be great, but if the skit writing still sucks what is the point?
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.
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?
It would be the best SNL in a long time!
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..
Yes, Yes, Yes, then, you should have Lily Tomlin.
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?
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!
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.
AUTOMATIC!!!! She was one of televisions most gifted comedic actress's EVER!!!!
Where do I sign??
Yes! Great idea – get Carol ...she's so funny and a major sketch pro and she can sing too! See her here with Vicki:
p.s. LOVED Betty White...want more of her...like to see her as one of the Oscar hosts
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Yes! I love Carol and she would be brilliant on SNL!!
I vote for Mary Tyler Moore, she is a fantastic woman and so funny! Add her to the list!
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.
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?
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!!!!!
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!!!
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!
I am so for this!!!!!!!! I love Carol!!!!!!!! Betty was incredible and I can only imagine what Carol will bring to this show!
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.
Oh, hell yes! THAT I would stay up late to watch!
(And hope for that signature ear-lobe tug)
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.
Help us get CHER on SNL also.....CNN we need your help too.
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!
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.
They should bring back all the classic comedians to remind SNL what entertainment is. For example: How about the Smothers Brothers?
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.
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.
I can't wait! She is just fantastic!!!!
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.
I'm surprised she has never hosted in the past.......right?
Hey – if he would do it – how about Sid Caesar ? He is THE CLASSIC !!
Carol Burnett would be absolutely great! SNL needs to step up their game and get Burnett on board for at least one show.
I absolutely love Carol Burnett. She exudes old comedy that we all loved growing up.
HA! Love the other suggestions. Joan Rivers, Julie Andrews....
Ms. Burnett is an excellent choice! She'll do the show proud!
Anyone from The Carol Burnett Show would be awesome!
Yes Carol and Tim Conway too.
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
She was absoluely one of my favorite comedians. SNL would have a winner for sure.
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.
And then Joan Rivers
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.
Really tacky Jay – Read the obits much?! Very uncooth to say the least.
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!
Heck YEAH to Carol Burnett! Oh, if Lucille Ball were still around!
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
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.
Absolutely!! Carol Burnett is a classic, she would be great. I hope to see her on SNL.
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...
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.
She's too good for them. Love Betty White, but SNL is just terrible.
Bad writing, recycled skits, Unfunny.
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.
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.
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!!!!!!
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.
If Carol Burnett hosts and Tim Conway makes appearances, I'd be there with popcorn.
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.
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
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!!!
ABSOLUTELY! Carol would be great! I still LMAO everytime I see her old shows!!!
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?
Why not...she'd probably show them the way it should be and teach them a few things.
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.
after carol.....joan rivers
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.
Burnett is good, but I don't know if she's got the muffin to follow Betty White.
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!!!!!!!
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!!
Carol Burnett....what a star! She would be great!!! SNL please invite Carol to host your show.
.................bring conway with her ...they both are great...we all need some fun in our life washington is making us all sick..
Absolutely! She'd be great.
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.
Here's another ....
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While you're all at it – start a campaign for Bob Newhart too – he's hysterical!!!
Waaaaaay over due!!! She'd be the best!!
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.
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 !
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.
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.
Carol Burnett would be fabulous , can't wait.
Nice to see so many people without a life. Come on get away from the idiot box and do something.
Carol Burnett has too much class to be on Saturday night live. She will not stoop to their type of sophmoric humor.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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!
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!
DEFINANTLY YES!!!! Carol Bernett iS BRILLANT!!!
I'm for Carol Burnett and Tim Conway too!!
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!!
Dont forget the bruthas; how about Jimmy Walker "Kid Dynomite", Rerun, etc!
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.
This is just what SNL needed – a fresh approach. It's a great show I've been watching since it's beginnings.
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.
Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner!!!!!!!!!
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.
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!
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?
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.
To Jay...Lena Horne comment such bad taste...not even funny. Think before you type man! 🙁
I agree with Amy, please Carol if SNL comes knocking do not answer.
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!
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.
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!
Forget hosting SNL; bring back her show!! One of the best comedians of my time!!
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"
Classic comedy at its very best. Carol & company will always be my favorite. Bring it SNL!!!!!!
Carol should have been asked 1st. SNL wouldn't exist if it wasn't for her show.
I am all for it!
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!
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-
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...
But don't waste Carol's talent with the usual bad SNL sketches, like they did with Betty White.
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???
Carol would be a fantastic addition to the show. I can only imagine the skits now.
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".
YES, YES, Y E S She'd be perfect.
She would make a wonderful host. She is a very funny lady.
Yes! And Shecky Greene too.
Excellent choice! Be sure to include the "Went with the Wind" sketch...........
Please tell her to bring Mama (Vicki Lawrence) with her.
That would be an Emmy show!!!
Absolutely! She's hysterical! I love watching those old re-runs of the Carol Burnett Show!!
watched her when I was a kid very funny her
YESSSSSSSSSSS! LOVE HER!!! I grew up watching her animated comedy skit on her show... She is the femaie version of Jim Carrey...
I would LOVE to see Adam West host SNL. That man is hilarious.
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.
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
YES!!!! Great idea to have her. Betty White was a great choice and Burnett should be as good or better.
Carol Burnett is one of the funniest people around and a very nice
one who has helped out a lot of people.
Yes to Carol!
And Tim Conway is still alive.
YES! She would be great!
... and I'm guessing Tim Conway would be amused at the claims of his demise.
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.
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....
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.
yes, she would be great. and what about a skit with Vicki Lawrence as mama added also.
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.
Yes, but she has to wear a window treatment for her dress.
Absolutely, she will be fantastic!!!
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.
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.
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.
She's still alive?
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
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!
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!
Jonathan Winters & Carol. That would be a winning combo
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.
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.
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.
OMG..YES!! It is about time SNL got some REAL talent to host instead of the wannabes!
Bring her on !
carol yes and rue mcclanahan would be great as well
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.
Remember back when SNL was Funny?
No... I can't remember it either!!!
Maybe Carol Burnett can save this P.O.S.
YES. She must do her "Eunice" character again.
How about Vickie lawrence doing a cameo as "Mama"?
hell yes even lucille ball thought very highly of her and thought she was funny as hell,
YES! Maybe she could teach the current stock of "comedians" how to be funny without having to read cards!
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.
YYYYEEEESSSSS!!!! OMG...can't believe it didn't happen sooner! PLEASE campaign for Carol
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...
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.
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.
i bet all you people bashing snl are the old people who like leno too.
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.
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.
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.
This present day version of SNL is beneath Carol Burnett. How about we cancel SNL and bring back The Carol Burnett Show!?
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. 🙂
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!
Oh, yes, that would be fantastic. She is one funny lady.
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!
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.
Carol – YES!
Carol would be so perfect. I could watch her shows over and over.
Haven't forgotten you Carol!!!!
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.
Absolutely! We would love it!
Please, please, please do it Carol. I love her.
Why not just give Carol Burnett the time slot and cancel SNL ... hasn't been relevant in at least 25 years.
OMG, she would be absolutely hilarious. Comedic genius!
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.
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.
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
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.
she's full of talent. she'd be great!!!!
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.
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!!
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!
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.
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)
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.
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!
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.
make it happen!
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.
Love Carol! She would be fantastic on SNL. How about Tim Conway joining her.
Burnett, Lawrence, and Conway
Newhart and Rickles
Mary Tyler Moore
Reiner and Brooks
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......
Thought about her IMMEDIATELY following Betty White's smash appearance! A born natural! It has to be!
YES CAROL BURNETT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Carol Burnett is an icon. Her show will always be remembered as the funniest and greatest. She'll be perfect on SNL.
What about Bob Barker? Anyone up for that recommendation?
LOVE me some Carol!!
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.
Definitely!!! Ms. Carol Burnett- in the same breath as Lucille Ball
She would be awsome and expose a new generation to her talant.
It would be great to see a another veteran on snl.
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.
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.
Carol is way out of SNL's league. They would never do her justice.
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.
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).
How about Milt Ferg?
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!
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.
CB would be GREAT!
Heck yeah, lets get all the best. Maybe even Mel Brooks or Carl Reiner.
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.
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.
This is simply a no brainer.... the whole counrty would watch.
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.
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...
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.
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!
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!
I vote for Carol Burnett to host SNL. She was very funny when she had her own show. Go for it.
Carol, Tim and Vicky would tear up SNL, but hmmmm who should be the guest musician?
Carol Burnett would be great, but while we're at it, let's get
Bob Newhart to host as well.
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.
Carol would be fantastic as host for SNL! Crazy funny....love her
Get Carol and TIm!!!!
yes yes yes YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Carol Burnett would be awesome!!. Just thinking of her skits makes me laugh. She is the best! PLEASE host SNL!!
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.
Another classic funny old dude to host SNL........Mel Brooks!
Right on for Carol Bernette,and what about Phillys Diller?
Betty White was a splash, Carol Burnet will be a cannon ball. Add Tim Conway and we may be laughing for a week.
Arifox "random old people" ???? no, let's NOT leave it at that. Geez
Gone with the Wind Part 1
Gone with the Wind Part 2
how about Judge Reinhold and Laurence Olivier!!!??? AWESOME!!!!!
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?
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!!!!!!!
Carol would be GREAT on SNL!!!
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.
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!
start a campaign to get Steve Martin as host!!!!!!!
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!!!
@ Jay – You're an A$$ for suggesting Lena Horn.
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...
I'm on board for the Burnett Express!
MJ: I think Harvey Corman died last year. Tim is still around though, I believe.
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.
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.
Are you kidding?!?! Of course Carol Burnett should host! This woman is a legend.
Yes to Carol Burnett.
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).
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.
He isn't "old" but how about Eddie Murphy? He was HILARIOUS with his routines when he started out. ??
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!
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.
Please bring on Carol Burnett! You will get twice the audience of Bette White although she was awsome, as well. Bring it on!!!!
Yes, bring back Carol and, of course, Eunice................PLEASE!!
Carol Burnett – Absolutely!
Would love to see more of the classic comics, Carol Burnett would be awesome! Another great Bob Newhart!
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,
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.
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!! 🙂
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.)
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.).
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!
OMG YESsssssss ONLY If she does that dress/curtain routine from Gone with the Wind. Remember that? LOLOL SIgn me up!
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??
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.
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!
She would be terrific. I hope they get her.
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!
Absolutely! I LOVE Carol Burnette and would be overjoyed to see her host SNL!! Where do I sign up!!
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?
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!!!
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.
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.
How about Weird Al Yankovic???
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.
I haven't been watching SNL regularly for some time now, but I'll stay up
if Carol does the show-
YES!!!!!!!!!!! ALL THE WAY WITH CAROL. SHE'S BE AWSOME.
Yes, definitely. She is wonderful...a natural in comedy.
Definitely need to start paying respect to the "legends" of comedy that didn't start on SNL
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]?
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.
ilove her show i cant wait
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.
DO IT! I love Carol Burnett!!!! WE NEED TO VOTE ON IT!!!
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!!
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.
Not only bring her back on snl but bring back the re-runs of her show!!!!!
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!
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!
I can`t wait to see her performing in S. N. L. That will be fantastic. Go girl.
How about Julie Andrews AND Carol Burnett together? Two hysterically FUNNY ladies!
I am all favor of carol Burnett hosting Saturday night live.
Good luck with that. Betty White is still relevant...Burnett not so much. I would rather see Liza Minelli.
Carol's comedy has always been clean....she may not be particularly warm to the idea of SNL....
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.
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
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!
Carol would be a fabulous SNL host and I will campaign for this just as I did for Betty White, who was just perfect.
and add in "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn" along with the curtain rod
Having Carol Burnett host would be AMAZING!!!! If she winds up hosting, Lorne Michaels should just leave it to Facebook users to choose guests. 🙂
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!
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.
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.
nah, Carol Burnett? doesn't appeal to me, not at all.
There's also a campain to have Betty White host the Oscars...Join the fan club page and get the word out!
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.
That would be wonderful !!! loved Carol Burnett growing up
YES, YES, YES!!! CAROL CAN TEACH THEM A THING OR TWO, THREE, FOUR, ETC
Hell Yes. Her show was hilarious and she could show those kids a few things about comedy.
Let us hear that Tarzan yell one more time!!
Jay, you're an A!
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 !
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.
This was NOT the original Carol Burnett fan page! THIS was the original fan page:
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.
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!!!
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.
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 .
Carol Burnett, Tim Conway & Vicky Lawrence. That would be a HOOT!
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.
Carol on the show would be a riot!
betty white was awesome and carrol would be devine
Yes, would love to see Ms. Burnett as Host for SNL, would be so much fun to watch.
Absolutely! I'm getting on FB now to join that group!
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.
"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.
Heck Yea!! Bring her on!! She has always been one of the funniest ladies on television...
Bring Back the LEGENDS!!
Of course bring on Carol. Thats a no brainer.
By all means....Carol Burnett plus SNL.....terrific idea!!!!
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.
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!
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 ?
Um, she is not 80. Fans know this stuff!
Where in the heck do you come up with 80? Do your math!
How about with Tim Conway and the rest of the cast?
Carol Burnett would be perfect on SNL! I'm looking forward to seeing it, if it happens!
Carol Burnett AND Tim Conway!
I hope someone makes this happen. Carol Burnette was genius.
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!
Carol Burnett would rock the house!
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.
She'd be fantastic!!
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.
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.
Why can't we get a Sherman Hemsley or Tim Conway???
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!
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 !!!!
if she'll do the Tarzan yell – – YeeeeeaahhheeeeAhhhhhHEEEEahhh
Oh yeah, and Betty White was the bomb!!!!
She'd be fantastic. Very funnay lady.