Are these fun facts about Vicki Lawrence or Carol Burnett?

Which one is really into yacht racing, and which used to be a movie theater usher?

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When someone mentions Carol Burnett's name, most people tend to think of Vicki Lawrence and vice versa. It's no secret these two iconic comedians just go together.

Vicki Lawrence got her start in the entertainment industry thanks to Carol Burnett. When Lawrence was only 17, she wrote Burnett a fan letter. Fast forward years later, and the two actresses were making history and completing milestones together.

They took on the world of comedy together through hit series: The Carol Burnett Show, Mama's Family and Laverne & Shirley.

We know these two are similar in appearance and personality, but that's what makes this quiz even harder. Can you tell if these fun facts are about Vicki Lawrence or Carol Burnett? Good luck!

  1. This person considered Jim Nabors her good luck charm.
  2. This person is a huge fan of game shows and has guest starred on Super Password, Match Game and more.
  3. Actor Jim Carrey sent this comedian his resume when he was only 10 years old.
  4. This person starred in an episode of The Twilight Zone.
  5. This person would go along with Bob Hope on USO (United Service Organizations) tours.
  6. This person was nominated for three Tony Awards, one of which she won.
  7. This person was the most trained dancer on The Carol Burnett Show.
  8. This person was a yacht racing enthusiast.
  9. This person used to be an usher at a movie theater before becoming famous.
  10. Harvey Korman taught this person how to do accents for The Carol Burnett Show because he was so good at them.
  11. This person's mother wanted them to become a writer instead of an actress.
  12. This person turned down a sitcom offer from Lucille Ball.
  13. This person had a number one song in Australia in 1973.

Are these fun facts about Vicki Lawrence or Carol Burnett?

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54 Comments

Mark 11 months ago
12 out of 13. Didn't know Vicki was into yacht racing. And to be totally fair, Carol also did game shows...in fact, she came up with the tagline for Password Plus ("It's more than just Password, it's Password Plus!").
tammi 11 months ago
12 out of 13, got the yacht one wrong
gockionni 11 months ago
12/13, missed the USO question.
Moverfan 11 months ago
13/13. I have a question, though (not about the quiz). I can remember Vicki singing on the Carol Burnett Show one week--I think it was called Hollywood Seven. Tbe only line I recall from it was "Hollywood Seven, you can dream your dreams for seven bucks a night". Does anybody know what music apps, if any, have this song?
gockionni Moverfan 11 months ago
YouTube has it
dodgebob Moverfan 11 months ago
eLyrics.net
dodgebob Moverfan 11 months ago
She came in one night from Omaha
Worn out, 'cause she could never sleep on trains
Took a bus to Hollywood
Looking for a room in the pouring rain
Her hair so blonde, her eyes so brown
She thought she'd take this town and turn it upside down

I was living in a hotel just off sunset
She moved in across the hall
She said she'd be a movie star
So she waited every morning for the call
I'd ask her in for coffee
But she hardly had the time
Her call might come tomorrow
And she had to know her lines
Hollywood Seven
Rooms to rent
Till your name goes up in lights
Hollywood Seven
You can dream your dreams for seven bucks a night

The months went by without a job
The money that she'd saved was nearly spent
She started bringing strangers home
Had to find a way to pay the rent
Staring at the ceiling
While she'd give herself away
Just busy rehearsing in her mind
The scenes she'd never play

Hollywood Seven
Rooms to rent
Till your name goes up in lights
Hollywood Seven
You can dream your dreams for seven bucks a night

I found her there one morning
When she didn't come for coffee when I called
She brought the wrong one home this time
There were crazy lipstick scrawls across the wall
Moverfan gockionni 11 months ago
I tried Spotify and YouTube Music, but never thought of YouTube itself--and I'm going to check out eLyrics, too. Blessings on you and your houses, friends!
Henderson Moverfan 11 months ago
She also sang "The night the lights went out in Georgia" on one of the shows.......good song.
Moverfan Henderson 11 months ago
I have thst one, at least on vinyl (I was eleven or so when it came out). The flip side, Dime A Dance, is good, too.
Ashley 11 months ago
12 out or 13,missed the accents one.
Zip 11 months ago
12/13
I knew most of these just because I have read most of Vicki's books where she talks about some of these things.
Missed the one about the dancing though.
CaptainDunsel 11 months ago
10/13
I was going Great Guns before #8 sunk my winning streak. #9 and #11 furthered my descent into ignominy.
Giggity CaptainDunsel 11 months ago
"Ignominy" nice word.....
Zip Giggity 11 months ago
I've heard that goes good with cornbread.
CaptainDunsel Zip 11 months ago
When people denigrate the South, I just brush it off as an "argumentum ad hominy"..
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