Tim Conway’s Comedy Genius on Full Display with Ken Barry (1978)

Season 11, Episode 18 of ‘The Carol Burnett Show’ featured special guest Ken Berry as a lawyer prosecuting a wild case. The setting is a courtroom, and Ken appears in a gray pinstripe suit in front of the jury.

Ken says, “Furthermore, the state will prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that the defendant did willfully and with malice of forethought harass and destroy the property of his next-door neighbor.”

The judge calls for order, and Ken says he intends to prove that the defendant belongs behind bars. He addresses the defendant as ‘Mr. Walco’ and the camera shows Tim Conway lying on top of his witness stand in a gray bunny costume with a suit and a red bow tie.

Tim munches on a carrot and says, “I would like to open up my protest by saying, What is up Doc?” The judge asks him to sit, and he hops down from his stand.

The plaintiff says that the defendant is insane and no normal man would be influenced to do such things by a cartoon TV show. The whole skit references ‘Looney Tunes’ and ‘Bugs Bunny.’ Ken asks Tim to identify black paint, but it takes Tim four dips with his finger.

Tim looks back and forth comically while his ears wave, and the crowd laughs hysterically. Ken walks away from Tim’s stand, and Tim pulls out a can of glue and paints it on the side where Ken was standing.

As Ken walks back, he gets stuck and says, “I’m stuck.” Tim offers to help and pours hot water on Ken’s hands, and Ken thanks him in relief. A few seconds later, Ken realizes Tim has sabotaged him, and he waves his burnt hands, screaming and running out of the courtroom. Tim closes the skit by saying, “That’s all folks,” in true ‘Looney Tunes’ style.

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Tim Conway\'s Comedy Genius on Full Display with Ken Barry (1978)