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Have You Seen This? Don’t take your toilet paper for granted

By Martha Ostergar, Contributor | Posted - Mar. 29, 2020 at 1:46 p.m.

THE SET — If you have ever watched a single sketch from "The Carol Burnett Show," you know that it’s the crown jewel of sketch comedy.

The silliness, the quick wit, and the chemistry of the four principals in the show — Carol Burnett, Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence, and Harvey Korman — that ran for 11 seasons may never be matched again.

Today we’re revisiting a sketch that is hilariously relevant to the state of panic buying and hoarding that the state of Utah (among others) has found itself in during the COVID-19 breakout.

You guessed it: We will never seem to get away from talking about, worrying about, and now rationing toilet paper.

It’s clear that when the sketch was made, it was referring to toilet paper commercials that blamed "mom" for making poor choices when buying toilet paper. But in today’s landscape, it takes on a whole new meaning.

Even though this sketch was made at least 40 years ago, the jokes remain hilarious because the message remains the same: Don’t take your toilet paper for granted — it’s the one single thing that stands between a life of meaning and a life of loss and chaos.

Without further ado, please behold the immortal Carol Burnett in the Toilet Tissue sketch.

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About the Author: Martha Ostergar

Martha Ostergar is a writer who delights in the ridiculous that internet serves up, which means she's more than grateful that she gets to cruise the web for amazing videos to write about.

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