Sunday, August 21, 2022

Watch Carol Burnett's 'Houdini's Daughter' sketch

In 2015 I did a post about a sketch on The Carol Burnett Show in which the comedian played Houdini's fictional daughter, "Flo Ziegfeld Houdini." The sketch went wrong in a number of ways. Now you can watch the sketch for yourself via The Official Carol Burnett Show YouTube channel. This was episode 22 of season 7 and first aired on March 9, 1974. Enjoy!

Thanks to Tom Odgen for the alert.


  1. This aired 48 years ago about 48 years after Houdini died.

    1. Oh, wow. So we are as far away from this as this was from Houdini. That kind of thing always blows my mind, especially as I was a Carol Burnett watcher.

  2. I graduated high school in 1977, some 51 years after Houdini died. I look back and all around me were people in their 70’s and 80’s who very well could have watched Houdini live and I never asked them if they ever did. I did ask my Dad who grew up in the Scranton Pa area. He was 12 years old in 1926. He never saw Houdini but remembered a boy selling newspapers on a street corner yelling “Houdini is dead”.