The incomparable Tim Conway stars as an elderly, slow-moving sheriff in a side-splitting skit where he faces off against a bank robber. Throughout its television run, The Carol Burnett Show delighted viewers with a plethora of classic sketches, featuring the renowned cast in hilariously absurd scenarios. The comedic talents of Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Tim Conway, and Harvey Korman never failed to elicit uproarious laughter from the audience. In fact, their performances often led to contagious fits of giggles, even causing them to break character and laugh along.
One of the show’s memorable skits unfolds in the Wild West, where Harvey plays the role of a menacing, gruff character fresh from a bank heist. The atmosphere in the saloon becomes tense as he enters, sending everyone on edge. Then, in a brilliantly timed entrance, Tim Conway’s elderly sheriff shuffles or crawls into the establishment. Seated next to the bank robber, he proposes a friendly poker game, but not before he crafts the tiniest and most pitiful-looking cigarette ever seen.
Harvey, sitting beside Tim, can’t contain his amusement and bursts into laughter. For a brief moment, the seasoned comedian manages to keep a straight face. However, as soon as he turns to Harvey and asks for a light, a noticeable smirk betrays his composure. Their poker game barely commences before the sheriff discovers his opponent’s nefarious deed. The tension rises as these two men on opposing sides of the law face each other in a stand-off. Harvey draws his gun with ease, while Tim fumbles to find and draw his own weapon.
Fortunately, the townspeople witness a favorable outcome. Harvey’s character gets subdued, and the elderly sheriff eventually manages to retrieve his gun from its holster. A gunshot rings out, but it hilariously misses its intended target, leaving everyone in stitches and concluding this side-splitting performance.