A tribute to the icons of early television and an entertaining retrospective on the golden age of television comedy. DVD 4664 Early comic performances of the comedy team Abbott & Costello taken from the popular television show of the 1950's, the Colgate Comedy Hour. Two episodes of the television sit-com produced in the early 1950s presenting an early example of African American stereotypes on television. There's Jed (Buddy Ebsen), a kind and sensible man turned millionaire; Granny (Irene Ryan), old, senile and paranoid; Elly May, incredibly beautiful and naive and Jethro Bodine (Max Baer Jr.), Jed's stupid nephew. Also joining Bob are Naomi Judd, Don Johnson and Tom Selleck. Davis, Maureen Mc Cormick, Susan Olsen, Barry Williams. Letter to the boss: Ralph, believing he has been fired, writes a nasty letter to the boss, but then finds out he has been promoted and with Northon's help, attempts to head off the letter, before his boss reads it. Episodes from season one of the television comedy series originally produced in 1962. DVD 1471 Hosts: Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin, Garrett Morris, Laraine Newman, Gilda Radner.
The comic misadventures of fashion femme fatales Edina and Patsy who drive Edina's sensible daughter, Saffron, up the wall with their constant drug abuse and outrageous selfishness. Doorhandle -- Happy New Year -- Sex -- Jealous -- Fear -- The end. Based on the original idea by Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French. Originally aired on television during the 2003 season. DVD 5867 Cast: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers. Meet the Bunkers; Writing the president; Oh, my aching back; Judging books by covers -- Disc 2. The format of this delightful show was set in the Burns home. Witty, ironic and loveable, this is the show that broke all the molds. Segments from a Portuguese television series beginning in 1987. DVD 6225 Featuring Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris. Then Alice and Trixie also enter the contest over their husbands' objections. Disc 4: Buck Henry, Peter Cook & Dudley Moore, Dick Cavett, hosts ; Bill Withers, Toni Basil, Neil Sedaka, Jimmy Cliff, musical guests.
Numerous in-jokes and heavy doses of cruel humour have made this television series a cult hit in the UK and abroad. Fashion -- Fat -- France -- Iso tank -- Birthday -- Magazine. Hospital -- Death -- Morocco -- New best friend -- Poor -- Birth. Archie gives blood; Gloria's pregnancy; Mike's hippie friends come to visit; Lionel moves into the neighborhood -- Disc 3. as a potential romantic interest, but later relents and sees him again. George was cast in the dual role of on-screen narrator and straight man for Gracie's scatterbrained interactions with various people and situations. A politically oriented television program featuring leading figures in Portugal. This highly imaginative variety program featured musical reviews, situation comedies and variety entertainment. Video/C 6754 Contents: Seven dwarfs bet -- Board rooms of Hollywood -- Five dollar date -- Sid with Benny Goodman -- The clock -- Fella needs a girl -- Haircuts: so rare & flippin' -- This is your story. Norton moves in: The Nortons are having their apartment painted and move in with Ralph and Alice. DVD 992 In My fair landlord Ralph sees an investment opportunity when he decides to buy a house with Norton as the tenant. Disc 5: Peter Boyle, Desi Arnaz, Jill Clayburgh, hosts ; Al Jarreau, Desi Arnaz, Leon Redbone, musical guests.
Edith has jury duty; Archie is worried about his job; Gloria discovers women's lib; Success story; The first and last supper. Cro-Magnon: Ally dates a nude model and defends a 19-yr.-old accused of assault for punching a man who insulted his date. The Adventures of Amos 'n' Andy: A Social History of an American Phenomenon / Melvin Patrick Ely. A) Selected episodes from the 1950's television sit com which relates the comic adventures of Amos Jones and Andrew H. The tireless genius, Sid Caesar, led his sidemen of Carl Reiner and Howard Morris in an evening of funny routines. Cast: Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Howard Morris, Nanette Fabray, Carl Reiner, Benny Goodman. Income tax: Ralph has some money to spend and he must decide among paying his income taxes, donating to a church charity, or buying a new bowling ball. After signing a 99 year lease, Norton realizes that he is not living in Shagri-La and tries to break his lease. He has some money to spend and he must decide among paying his income taxes, donating to the church charity, or buying a new bowling ball. Video/C 4034 Better living through TV: Ralph and Norton go on TV to sell the Handy Housewife Helper. Video/C 6610 A collection of "five of the ten most popular" I love Lucy episodes. Disc 6: Anthony Perkins, Ron Nessen, Raquel Welch, hosts ; Betty Carter, Patti Smith Group, Phoebe Snow, John Sebastian, musical guests.
The first season of the 1970's sit-com that broke ground for the way it discussed controversial topics and dealt with bigotry and politics. Featuring: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers. Pilot: Ally's childhood sweetheart, Billy, and his gorgeous gifted attorney wife, now work at the same law firm as Ally. Silver Bells: Ally gets a case involving a threesome seeking a legal marriage. New York: Free Press; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada; New York: Maxwell Macmillan International, c1991. Brown (Amos n' Andy), two black men trying to make it in Harlem whose lives are complicated by the schemes of the Kingfish. Writers: Neil Simon, Danny Simon, Mel Brooks, Larry Gelbart, Woody Allen, Carl Reiner, Mel Tolkin, Sid Caesar. Mind your own business: Because he follows Ralph's advice, Norton loses his job, but he seems to be doing so well as a steam iron salesman that Ralph wants in on the action. Lucy does a TV commercial: Lucy gets intoxicated selling Vitameatavegamin. Includes Runny Camembert, banana and cheese sandiches, cheese Westerns, lemon curd tartle, a self-ejecting tomato and other accidents involving food, plus some cheap laughs. Disc 7: Madeline Kahn, Dyan Cannon, Buck Henry, hosts ; Carly Simon, Leon & Mary Russell, Gordon Lightfoot, musical guests.
The show's central character, Archie Bunker, was a working-class family man who held bigoted, conservative views of the world. Three episodes from one of the first sit-coms to take on controversial social issues. Theme of life: Ally's unorthodox new therapist Tracy advises her to try kickboxing to relieve stress as she defends a doctor from a malpractice suit. Written variously by Bob Ross, Dave Schwartz, Joe Connelly, Bob Mosher, Paul West, and Jay Sommers. (Andy) ; Tim Moore (Kingfish) ; Ernestine Wade (Sapphire) ; Amanda Randolph (Mama) ; Johnny Lee (Calhoun). Special features: Sid honored at 1999 Friars Club ceremony; bonus musical sketch with Benny Goodman and Gene Krupa; interview extra: Carl Reiner; Side by side comparisons of the digital restoration process; bonus sketch: Sid's Airplane Movies' routine; cast and writer bios.; chapter search. DVD 1362 Sleep sketch -- Boy at a first dance -- What is Jazz? Two episodes of the honeymooners, originally broadcast Nov. Lucy's Italian movie: Lucy soaks up local color and winds up in a wine vat. Lucy is enceinte: Lucy tries to tell Ricky that they're expecting a baby. Disc 8: Elliott Gould, Louise Lasser, Kris Kristofferson, hosts ; Leon Redbone, Harlan Collins, Joyce Everson, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Kris Kristofferson, Rita Coolidge, musical guests. DVD 6700 Welcome to Saturday Night Live's celebration of the outrageous humor of Eddie Murphy.