Hi Everybody! For Christmas last month, I was delighted to receive the DVD set of The Carol Burnett Show, The Lost Episodes. I was excited to know I’d be seeing the episodes from 1967-72 that never made it to syndication! I was especially hoping to see the skit that went along with this famous still from Episode 12, Dec 4,1967 of Carol looking shocked as Leonard Nimoy (as Mr. Spock) appears in ‘As The Stomach Turns’.
Turns out, although the DVD set has many episodes, it is not a compilation of the 1st 5 seasons. Instead are episodes hand-picked by Carol, packaged by TimeLife.com and issued piecemeal. I only received the first 6- disc collection, and this episode alas, was not there. (Nor is it within the second ‘lost episode’ set).
However, there is a silver lining in this set! Leonard Nimoy does appear! On the final disc, (Episode 316 from January 19, 1970) Nimoy appears as Paris from Mission: Impossible with Peter Graves, Greg Morris, and Peter Lupus in a surprise appearance at the end of a satirical Mission: Impossible skit! I’ve included screencaps here for your viewing pleasure! Carol gushes about M:I and gives a kiss to Peter Graves, and Leonard plants a sweet kiss on Carol too as he is clearly delighted to be there! They all crack up as guest star Flip Wilson (as Geraldine Jones), cozies up to Greg Morris! Nimoy would later appear on Flip Wilson’s variety show.
Here’s hoping Carol will release the Spock episode too (but not holding my breath for it!)