Gary Johnson wrote:This was better than I expected. I could see Carol Burnett playing the lead in the WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF parody.
It's too bad Caesar didn't stick to yearly TV specials like this rather than expending so much energy into another failed series.
The whole thing feels like a Carol Burnett show (it's a CBS Television City production, just like the Burnett show, so go figure) , but the writing and the performances were great.
Caesar was also making regular appearances on THE HOLLYWOOD PALACE at the time, basically re-doing the situation comedy sketches he did on CAESARS HOUR with Joyce Jameson playing his wife. I believe there is also a HOLLYWOOD PALACE co-hosted by Caesar and Coca. These and other guest appearances he was making on variety shows in the late 60's/early 70's were where I was really introduced to him. I remember well an appearance on THE FLIP WILSON SHOW where Caesar did his slot machine routine and brought down the house.
RICHARD M ROBERTS