Carol Burnett: Love to do 'Glee' and '30 Rock,' but not 'Saturday Night Live'
The television comedy-variety legend expressed her desire to guest on the FOX hit both during and after a performance Tuesday night (May 18) in Schenectady, N.Y., one stop on her tour modeled on the question-and-answer sessions she staged with her studio audience in the weekly opening of her classic CBS show.
"Oh, I would definitely do it," six-time Emmy winner Burnett tells Zap2it of the response she'd have to a call from the "Glee" makers. "I'd do whatever they wanted me to, but I'd like to have a few scenes with Jane Lynch. I love her."
Burnett says she'd also be pleased to get an invitation from the NBC sitcom "30 Rock," but -- Facebook campaigns aside -- she's not looking to follow her longtime friend Betty White in her recent "Saturday Night Live" hosting gig: "No one can top Betty. Why even try to be an imitator? You just can't."
Being a best-selling author also suits Burnett, since her autobiography "This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection" currently ranks third on the New York Times hardcover nonfiction list.
"I am stunned, absolutely stunned," she says of its success. "I started it just as a book about doing the questions and answers with the audience, and I wanted to put some anecdotes down -- like ones about Tim [Conway] and Harvey [Korman], and how I found Vicki [Lawrence], then it kind of morphed into a quasi-memoir. I enjoyed writing it very much."
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