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Burnett stacks up another version of ‘Mattress’

(Posted December 15, 2005 by Leah Yoakum)

LOS ANGELES - For Carol Burnett, once around with “Once Upon a Mattress” was far from enough.


Before Burnett established herself as one of television’s great comedians, she made a sparkling Broadway debut in the 1959 musical. She revisited it in a 1964 black-and-white TV special and in another broadcast version in 1974.


But her fondness for the tale, a peppy spoof of the tale of the princess and the pea, remained undiminished. So Burnett is taking a fourth crack at it, with a twist: she’s graduated from the role of princess to that of queen, as well as executive producer.


The new version airs 7-9 p.m. ET Sunday on ABC’s “The Wonderful World of Disney,” with Burnett in fine form as the overbearing Queen Aggravain. With overblown motherly devotion, she has contrived to keep her son, Prince Dauntless, from marrying and living happily ever after.



Source: MSNBC
 


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