Audio Vault: The Carol Burnett Show Closing (3/1/1971)

Here’s incomplete audio from the closing credits to the March 1st, 1971 episode of The Carol Burnett Show on CBS:

The credits include a voiceover promotional spot for All in the Family on CBS. Specifically, the Tuesday, March 2nd, 1971 episode (“Lionel Moves Into the Neighborhood”). Also heard is the beginning of a promotional spot for The Merv Griffin Show, voiced by Merv Griffin himself.

Here’s a transcript:

There’s a house for sale on the Bunker’s block and Archie is shocked at who his new neighbors will be. On All in the Family, tomorrow night on CBS at 9:30, 8:30 central time.

Hi, this is Merv Griffin. Tonight–

About This Recording

Source: Reel-to-reel audio tape
Date: Monday, March 1st, 1971
Network: CBS
Station: Unknown


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  • Jon says:

    Thanks for sharing these audio clips here. Your site is a fantastic repository for tv history.
    I wonder if the audio of the Merv Griffin promo was cut because that CBS affiliate didn’t carry it. That’s a possibility anyway.

    • charles perry says:

      Actually, I suspect the tape just had a dropout. Athough Griffin was in syndication for most of his career, he was on CBS for 3 years, up against Dick Cavett on ABC and Johnny Carson on NBC.

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  • mike johnson says:

    “There is a house for sale on the Bunkers block and Archie is shocked at who his new neighbors will be….” The understatement of the decade!

    • charles perry says:

      Of course those neighbors were the Jeffersons. Interesting note: Lionel and Weezy were seen that season, but it would take another few years before George showed up. Sherman Hemsley would then go on to dominate the spinoff series.

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