The Carol Burnett Show - Let's Bump Up the Lights Studio: Paramount Year: 2004 Rated: NR Length: 42 Minutes Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 Audio: Dolby Digital English Stereo Closed Captioned Special Features: None S.R.P..: $19.99, USD Release Date: May 3, 2005 Fans of The Carol Burnett Show will certainly remember the Q&A sessions featured on the show. “Let’s bump up the lights” was Carol’s cue to bring up the house lights so that she and the rest of the cast could interact with the audience. These segments provided some of the best spontaneous moments in television. In this CBS special, Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner reunite on stage, in front of a live audience, for an all new Q&A, as well as a retrospective of some of the best spontaneous moments from the segment over the run of the show. The stars look back on these classic moments, providing a humorous commentary on what happened - and they take some new questions from the audience as well. My understanding is that there will be a simultaneous two-disc release of this show, along with “The Carol Burnett Showstoppers Show.” This review pertains just to the single disc “Bump up the Lights.” The Transfer The new footage looks as good as you would expect. I can see no problems with it at all... it offers up fine contrast, good color and good sharpness. The older footage is in very good shape. Generally softer in appearance, it looks much as I’d expect a show of this vintage. I have no complaints. The audio is in Dolby Digital English Stereo, and it is adequately delivered. There’s not much to say about audio for a show in this format. Special Features There are no special features. Parting Thoughts This 42 minute special offers just enough to get the juices flowing for more. There are some really funny moments, here... but it just isn’t enough. At only 42 minutes in length, I might buy this from a bargain bin at a $5 price point.