Tim Conway's Adverse Reaction To Shots In Classic Carol Burnett Show Skit

Legendary comedian and actor Tim Conway experienced quite the adverse reaction following several shots in a hilarious skit from The Carol Burnett Show. 

Most people don’t enjoy visiting the doctor. Those visits to medical professionals become even more dreaded when those stops include shots. While shots and vaccines are necessary to keep us safe and healthy, who enjoys being stuck with a needle? No one, that’s the answer.

However, Tim, in a hysterical skit, doesn’t mind shots all that much. Tim appears in the sketch alongside Carol Burnett and Harvey Korman as a couple of doctors celebrating at a restaurant. Tim is Dr. Percy, who volunteered to take a variety of shots, hoping to find a cure for the Swine flu.  

Everything seems great until Tim runs out for a moment. But when he returns, there is something noticeably different about him. As usual, when Tim and Harvey are in a sketch together, Harvey has a hard time keeping it together.

Harvey cracks up as he watches Tim munching down on a banana peel. Somehow, Carol is able to keep it together throughout the skit. 

Then later, near the conclusion of the nearly 8-minute skit, Carol also begins experiencing a similar reaction to Tim. 

The Carol Burnett Show, even decades after it was on television, continues to keep people howling with laughter. Harvey, Carol and Tim genuinely seemed to like and appreciate one another. 

At times, it almost seemed to be a competition between them to see who could get the other to break character first. I’m going to say that Tim was likely the winner of those possible 

competitions. Harvey, who seemed to always play the straight man, was always laughing as he does yet again in this sketch.

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


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