Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by ItsGreen, Jun 21, 2010.
No, if it exists online it is well hidden.
More specifically, it was Season 1, Episode 12, which aired Monday, Dec 4, 1967, and guest starred Jonathan Winters, Barbara Eden, and Leonard Nimoy.
Well, that gets us halfway there. Now if we can only find that episode...
According to http://carolburnettfan.com/episodeguide.html there was also a Trek parody in the 9/18/67 episode. Guests were Sid Caesar and Liza Minelli.
It suddenly strikes me that this must be a Dr. Spock gag, given the baby.
Yeah, I assumed that as well. Carol Burnett's baby probably has pointed ears, hence her shocked look.
The position of Spock's hand leads me to suspect that he may have quieted the crying baby with the ol' nerve pinch.
He's holding a tumbler. This picture is in a photoshop thread with some info. There, the Dr. Spock angle is mentioned.
Care to share the link to this thread?
The picture is legit (not a photoshop) as it is in gettyimages archives.
I did not post this initially as it has the large watermark arcoss it but found
one on the web that looked better.
Hmmm, my new desktop background....
It's "The Procrustean Petard."
Ugh, what a horrible story that was.
That isn't the "Proctustean Petard" from the New Voyages short story collections. Same premise, but Carol Burnett played it for laughs, obviously. The short story was better, but not one of the finer examples of Fan Trek.
I was kidding--I know they aren't really the same. Spock and the Klingon (Kang in the story) don't become slash fic hyper alphas trying to get into Kirk's panties, for instance. (Were you Team Spock or Team Kang? I was Team Kang! Giggle giggle shriek!) And, as far as I'm concerned, the story was worse.
Suddenly all their looking like KD Lang makes sense!
I was team "What the-?"
And does it matter which we thought was worse? The only thing going for the Carol Burnett version was the laughs. At least the short story tried to get the characterization correct. Tried, mind you. I don't think it succeeded.
No, it's not a photoshop, but that's where I found it on this bbs (a photoshop thread). It would take hours to find it, but it's in there. I think all the info on that thread had accumulated here, though. Dr. Spock skit. Real. Guest shot. That's about it, eh?
I confess. It was never a television episode. This is my baby picture. I am the love child of Spock and Carol Burnett.
Seriously, I have not been able to locate more than a reference to the episode, so far.
It is logical we had this time together...
That's the second funniest thing I've read today! Thanks.
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