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Carol Burnett, 91, reunites with Dick Van Dyke, 98, at her Hollywood handprint ceremony




Old friends.

Carol Burnett reunited with Dick Van Dyke during her handprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday.

The “Carol Burnett Show” star, 91, had her feet and hands plastered into the pavement outside the famed movie palace while her former co-star, 98, cheered her on.

Dick Van Dyke and Carol Burnett.
Dick Van Dyke was on hand to celebrate his pal Carol Burnett. Janet Gough / AFF-USA.COM / MEGA
Carol Burnett.
Burnett took part in the famed handprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

The nonagenarians happily posed for photos together, including one with Burnett’s legendary costume designer, Bob Mackie.

Van Dyke often appeared on the CBS variety show, which ran for 11 seasons from 1967 to 1978, and has remained close friends with its comedic namesake throughout their incredible careers.

Burnett’s “Palm Royale” co-stars Laura Dern and Allison Janney also attended the ceremony along with Bill Hader, Jimmy Kimmel, Jane Lynch, Lisa Ann Walter and Maya Rudolph.

Carol Burnett and Dick Van Dyke.
The comedy legends have been friends for decades. ©CBS/Courtesy Everett Collection
Dick Van Dyke and Carol Burnett.
Van Dyke often appeared on “The Carol Burnett Show.” Courtesy Everett Collection

Kimmel, who spoke at the event, shared his gratitude in an Instagram post later in the day.

“Thank you Carol Burnett for giving me the honor of honoring you at your exceptionally well-deserved and long overdue handprint & footprint ceremony this morning in Hollywood,” the “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” host, 56, wrote.

When Burnett spoke to Page Six last year in honor of her milestone 90th birthday, she confessed to not feeling her age.

“I feel like I’m 11!” she exclaimed, adding that she was thrilled to still be working.

Dick Van Dyke and Carol Burnett.
Burnett was most recently in “Palm Royale” and also “Better Call Saul.” Giles Harrison/London Entertainment/Shutterstock
Dick Van Dyke and Carol Burnett.
Van Dyke just won a Daytime Emmy at the age of 98. Giles Harrison/London Entertainment/Shutterstock

“I’m just so fortunate, at this age, to be able to be getting in the sandbox and playing with people,” she said.

The TV icon also shared that she did not believe her groundbreaking show could be made now.

“We had a 28-piece live orchestra, we had 12 dancers, we had two guest stars a week and Bob Mackie designed — get this — 60 to 75 costumes a week, everything everybody wore in all the sketches and all the musical numbers, on and on and on,” she told us.

“And no network today would spend that kind of money. The money that it would cost today would be astronomical. So they’re not gonna go for it.”

Dick Van Dyke, Carol Burnett and Bob Mackie.
Burnett’s costume designer Bob Mackie also came to the ceremony. Giles Harrison/London Entertainment/Shutterstock
Carol Burnett and Bob Hader.
Other celebs including Maya Rudolph, Laura Dern and Bill Hader showed up to support Burnett. Giles Harrison/London Entertainment/Shutterstock

Burnett acknowledged that “there are many people who could do a variety show” today, though she made sure to note, “They couldn’t do what we did because of the cost. That’s the problem. That’s why there aren’t any shows like ours or Dean Martin or any of those, you know, just can’t happen today.”

Van Dyke has not shown any signs of slowing down either.

Earlier this month, he became the oldest Daytime Emmy winner, snagging an award for a guest spot on “Days of Our Lives.”