Burnett has been known for her comedic chops for decades and has inspired many actresses today. Of her favorite actresses at the moment, she gushed, "Well, I think the usual suspects — Amy [Poehler] and Tina [Fey], I love Jane Lynch, I love Kristin Chenoweth, Kristen Wiig. Those are all wonderful."
When asked about the lack of funny women on the late-night circuit, she responded, "I think it's terrible. I mean, I think all these gentlemen are very good and very talented, but why a glass ceiling on late night? I don't get it."
During their chat, Mario expressed his love for the scenes on her classic series in which Carol and her co-stars would crack each other up. She said, "We never did that on purpose."
Carol also recalled a moment when she broke and had a hard time getting back into the scene. She revealed, "Well, there was one time in one of the family sketches when Vicki [Lawrence] played my mother and she got on a roll with lines that were not written. I had to turn away from the camera and all of that."
Burnett also talked about which of her show's guest stars left her star-struck, including Rita Hayworth and Bing Crosby.