Carol Burnett explained that there were two tapings of the show. During the first taping, Tim Conway would follow the script. Because of his desire to improvise, Burnett gave him permission to do so during the second taping. It was then that Burnett said, "we had no idea what he was going to do," and the cast breaking up into fits of laughter, especially Harvey Korman, would occur.
Host, Jim Nabors:
Took us in a trip in this million dollar chicken coop.
Jim Nabors: I'll bet they'd like to put our names up in lights.
Host: You could do Shakespeare, you look stunning in tights.
Jim Nabors: Watch it.
In the closing credits, the charwoman (an animated caricature of Carol Burnett) is seen in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen mopping the floor. As the credits roll she suddenly turns and notices them and for the rest of the sequence she leans on her mop and watches them move from bottom to top (except for a brief pause to scratch her behind).
1972-78 episodes were re-packaged in a half-hour format (with the comedy sketches ONLY) and sold to local stations in syndication as "Carol Burnett and Friends."