Carol Burnett's Comedic Genius Shines in Invisible Husband Sketch

The legendary Carol Burnett’s comedic genius was evident during a hysterical invisible husband sketch from The Carol Burnett Show.

Comedy is much harder to do and pull off than drama. Everyone can spot drama from a mile away and those unexpected twists and turns that heighten the tension in a film or television show. Talented dramatic actors are a dime a dozen.

However, comedy is much more subjective and thus more difficult. What one person finds hilarious may not and likely will not be the same thing that gets someone else chuckling. Everyone has a different sense of humor. For that reason, people like Bob Hope, Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman and Carol Burnett are so special. They all kept audiences laughing for years. 

Carol Burnett has kept audiences doubled over with laughter for decades. A clip posted on YouTube of Carol interacting with her invisible husband is yet another example of her comedic genius.

The uproarious clip starts with Carol at home visiting with her aunt. Carol is clearly nervous about spending the evening with her husband and asks her aunt to stay a bit longer. Of course, Carol’s apprehension comes from her husband being invisible.

After Carol’s husband, Harry, arrives home, laughter soon follows. Carol accidentally kicks and steps on her husband, mainly because she cannot see him. Harry also pours himself a drink, and then Harry and Carol enjoy, or at least attempt to dance.

Later in the clip, we learn that Carol and Harry have reproduced. They have a baby who has taken after its father. The child is also lacking a bit in the looks department, mainly because it doesn’t have any looks.

However, right before the clip ends, there is a hysterical twist ending that likely no one saw coming, especially Carol and Harry.

Genesis 2:24 “For this cause will a man go away from his father and his mother and be joined to his wife; and they will be one flesh.”


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