Carol Burnett’s golden Emmy memory

Actress remembers incident in 1974

“One of my favorite Emmy moments ever was in 1974 when (Johnny) Carson was hosting, and Tim (Conway) and Harvey (Korman) were both up. They had worked out something they would do if one of them won. Harvey won this time and he went up, and Tim followed him up onstage. Harvey acted as if he didn’t know Tim was behind him, and was giving his speech. And Tim — well, his little head would come out behind Harvey’s shoulder and look longingly at the Emmy that Harvey was holding. He’d go back behind Harvey, then come around the other side and give another look of pure longing. The audience was screaming, tears and mascara were rolling down. They cut to Carson on the other side, and he was doubled over. Because you always wanted someone who didn’t win, to show how he really felt! That may have been the best Emmy moment ever — certainly one of the top five.”

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