Carol Burnett’s Ear Pull Mystery is Revealed

What was the inspiration behind that ear tug? What is the story behind that inspiration?

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At the end of each episode of her eponymous show, Carol Burnett would sing and give a little tug her ear.  The song, “I’m So Glad We Had This Time Together,” was a short tune written by her then-husband and executive producer Joe Hamilton. And while many thought that the tug was for good luck, it was instead for her grandmother – a reminder to her gran that she was doing well and thinking of her. The lyrics are, in part, as follows:

I’m so glad we had this time together, Just to have a laugh, or sing a song. Seems we just got started and before you know it Comes the time we have to say, ‘So long.’

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There’s a time you put aside for dreamin’, And a time for things you have to do. The time I love the best is in the evening I can spend a moment here with you.

When the time comes that I’m feelin’ lonely, And I’m feelin’ ohooooo – so blue, I just sit back and

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think of you, only, And the happiness still comes through.

What else is it a shout out to? Click “Next” to find out.

What do you think?

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