Monday, January 31, 2011

I'm So Glad We Had This Time Together

I'm So Glad We Had This Time Together" by Carol Burnett is just as witty and funny as her television show. I was actually lol at one point reading it and the kids asked what I was reading.
" A book by Carol Burnett."
"I'm so glad we had this time together..." and I sweetly sang them the song, complete with ear tug at the end (o.k. admittedly my voice cracked at the "and before ya know it"  part, but still.

They looked at me with their mouths hanging open. Not because I broke into song. I do that more often than you might think. But because I acted like the song should be somehow meaningful. And it was. To me.

See, we seriously need NetFlicks cause then I could bring old re-runs of The Carol Burnett show  into our home and we could all laugh together at the antics of Tim and Harvey and Eunice and Momma. That didn't really work when I showed them old Steve Martin King Tut routines on YouTube but then that was 80's humor. They just stared at me as I lol with their mouths hanging open asking, "Why is this funny?!"
Carol's humor was more decidedly 70's. And honestly, I don't mind laughing last, or alone. So, yea, we need NetFlicks. I just haven't convinced Viking Man of the need yet. I think I should approach it from an educational pov, like, say, we could stream NOVA. Working out a strategy here....

It's a fun and satisfying read but a true blue funny lady who is just as warm in print as on the small screen.


Deanna said...

Netflix is a necessity ; ) . If my girls didn't adore the I Love Lucy shows, I would be so very sad. They are now onto Hogan's Heroes and the Twilight Zone.
It's cultural education after

LaughingLioness said...

Oh, The Twilight Zone! Loved that show! Hogan's heros. My fav guy on that was the heavy German with the crazy accent!
Did you know that Lucielle and Carol were good friends? Cool, eh.

Sharon said...

You'd also like Erma Bombeck's book, "If Life is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing In the Pits?" She's fabulous.

Also - Don't know what we'd do w/o Netflix. Neil's latest show is Flipper - remember that one?