This is a clip of an airliner sustaining a bird strike and subsequent engine failure on takeoff. What’s great about it is that the ATC transmissions are synched, so you can hear what they say as they handle the emergency.
An elephant paints a self portrait - Yup, it’s exactly what it says. I’m sure the elephant paints the exact same picture every time, but the fact that he/she can replicate the picture is quite impressive.
Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman, and Betty White portrayed their characters from “The Family” sketches on the Carol Burnett show (Eunice, Mama, Ed, and sister Ellen) in a 90 minute special called EUNICE in 1982. It’s a 4 act teleplay that begins in 1955 and goes to 1978, and while there’s a lot of humor in it there’s also a lot of melodrama and “adult themes” and right-out pathos as it shows a generation in the lives of a dysfunctional family. For those who know these characters only from Mama’s Family, these earlier takes are VERY different and a lot deeper and a lot darker (especially the final chapter which begins with [big spoiler]
Mama’s funeral- Vicki Lawrence is not in the segment at all
Anyway, it’s never been released on video and to my knowledge it’s never been rerun on TV, but some great person whose debt I’m in had a videotape of it that they’ve uploaded to Youtube. It’s in 9 parts starting here and well worth watching if you’re a Burnett fan at all and have the 90 minutes or so.
Ken Berry is also in the show, but he plays Eunice’s very successful screenwriter brother Philip (played on the variety show by Roddy McDowell) rather than the stock character buffoon from Mama’s Family. You’ll realize he’s actually a pretty good actor.