Carol Burnett and Harvey Korman Clash with Their Maid in Classic Sketch

Carol Burnett and Harvey Korman experienced quite the clash with their maid in a classic and hilarious sketch from The Carol Burnett Show.

Completing all the household chores in a timely manner can be a big job and nearly impossible with everything else people have going on in their lives. That’s why some people look for outside help when it comes to cooking, cleaning and laundry. Some opt to hire a maid to help them around the house.

In a sketch posted on YouTube, Carol and Harvey play a married couple who have recently hired a maid. The clip begins with both of them anxiously awaiting the arrival of their new employee. Getting things done around the house will now be much easier, or so they thought.

Carol feels a tad self-conscious because their maid is described as a beautiful young woman from Ireland. She wonders if having a younger woman around the house is such a good idea. On the other hand, Harvey also looks forward to having this person around. He even bought her an outfit, which Carol is entirely against.

However, after the maid arrives, things go from bad to worse for Harvey and Carol. Instead of a woman in her 20s or 30s, their employee is near retirement age. The woman admits that that was a bit of a fib on her part.

But then the woman makes herself right at home, even putting on Carol’s bathrobe and slippers.

It gets worse. 

The woman who is hired to clean around the house is completely unfamiliar with a vacuum cleaner. Near the end of the sketch, Harvey and Carol learn that the woman is not even from Ireland but from the Bronx in New York.

Harvey and Carol are beside themselves, realizing pretty early that they have made a terrible hire. Oh well, their mistake made for an absolutely hilarious sketch!

Proverbs 17:22 “A glad heart makes a healthy body, but a crushed spirit makes the bones dry.”

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