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How Carol Burnett does her legendary 'Tarzan' yell / Rare

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That's what the comediennes explains to Larry King when he asked her about her famous Tarzan yell on Larry King Now. Burnett immortalized the yell when she incorporated it into the Q&A section of The Carol Burnett Show. 

The Carol Burnett Show was a variety show starring Lyle Waggoner, Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman, and Tim Conway. The television series aired for 11 seasons on CBS on Saturday evenings from 1967-1978. Every week, the sketch comedy show featured funny skits, vaudeville-style performances, musical comedy, and parodies with different Hollywood stars and celebrities. During its 11-year run, the TV show received 22 Emmy Awards.

RE: The origins of the Carol Burnett Tarzan yell. Turns out, Burnett taught herself the yodel years before the idea of The Carol Burnett Show was even hatched. It all started when Burnett was around nine years old. Burnett and her "beautiful blonde cousin" would act out scenes from the Tarzan movies. "Naturally, she was Jane," she explained in an interview with USA Today. "I was Tarzan. So, I taught myself to do the Tarzan yell."