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I'm shooting myself over the leaving of a collection of The Kids In The Hall on the shelf at Costco last August as I've not seen it since. They became a bit too enamored of "The chicken lady" and teen garage band angst towards the the end and let Scott Thompson go on and on (at the end again), but all in all one of the great sketch comedy series I've ever seen. Anybody seen it for a good price (is that contradictory)?

I saw it at my local Best Buy. Their website lists the first season for $38.99, second season for same, and something called "Brain Candy" that I'm unfamiliar with. It's $12.99.

I was also tempted when I saw it, but decided against it. And because I have absolutely no willpower, I bought the first season of Highlander this past weekend. Unfortunately, I just saw my credit card bill, and as such will not be buying anything else for a while. pinch.gif


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Brain Candy was the Kids in the Hall feature film that played on the big screen in the mid-1990s. FWIW, it is the only Kids in the Hall production I have ever seen.

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I couldn't resist buying the recently released season 1 and 2 set of Moonlighting, one of the few shows I never missed in the '80s (another one was St. Elsewhere--when is that coming out on DVD?).

"Season" 1 is really only the 2 hour pilot and 5 more episodes, but they're fine, especially "Gunfight at the So-So Corral"

Season 2 includes the much-Emmy-nominated, partly-B&W "The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice." According to the commentary by series creator/producer/writer Glenn Gordon Caron, network execs. were horrified by the idea of an episode in black-and-white, and only agreed to it if master of b&w film Orson Welles would introduce it and explain what was going on. Good grief! Incredibly, he agreed, and very classy he is. A few weeks later, he died. They used two different styles of b&w filmography (is that the right term?), not to mention two styles of writing and acting. It's like watching three mini-movies. Ironically, out of all its nominations, the episode won an Emmy for editing--not that the editing isn't well done.

Anyway, it's a hoot, and a great summer diversion, or anytime diversion. Youngish Bruce Willis is so obviously Going Places, and Cybill Shepherd is such a dame (in every sense of the word). It's just good fun.

On the downside, no subtitles, no scene/chapter selection. But I'm still happy to have it.


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Isn't narrative structure enough of an ideology for art? (Greg Wright)

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I own:

Freaks and Geeks

Alias (seasons 1 and 2)

The West Wing (season 1)

Gilmore Girls (season 1)

The X-Files (season 2, 6, and 7)

Plus my parents own all seasons of Friends, Seinfeld, The Simpsons and Curb Your Enthusiasm, so I have free access to those as well.


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Beauty and the truth I could breathe like air

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I was in Best Buy the other day, and was so tempted to pick up the complete Office set, as well the several volumes of MST3K that they had.

I definitely need to get the first volume of Nick Frost's Danger 50,000 Volts when that comes out. I watched a clip, and it's hilarious. And besides, it's Nick Frost from Spaced and Shaun Of The Dead... what else do you need?

Oh, and Bethany, I might need to borrow those Alias seasons. Renae's roommate rented a couple discs, and I think I might now be hooked.

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I finished getting all the Babylon 5 DVD's, though I haven't finished watching them.

I thought about Dead Zone, but I've only recently started watching it and am not sure if I'm really hooked yet or not.


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Gilmore Girls (Seasons 1-3)

X-Files (Seasons 1-3)

Six Feet Under (Seasons 1-3)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Seasons 1-3)

News Radio (Seasons 1-2)

The Office (all)

Sports Night (all)

Horatio Hornblower (all)

Kids in the Hall (seasons 1-2)

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Crime Story S. 1

The Simpsons S. 1

The Office S. 1, 2 & Special

Twin Peaks S. 1

Some loose volumes of The Twilight Zone


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Oh, and Bethany, I might need to borrow those Alias seasons.  Renae's roommate rented a couple discs, and I think I might now be hooked.

Sure...season 1 is out on loan already, but you're welcome to it when I get it back.

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Beauty and the truth I could breathe like air

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I'm not the biggest TV fan, but I do own a few.

The Simpsons Seasons 1-5

The Office Season 1&2 and The Special

Star Wars: Clone Wars Volume 1

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Season 1

Batman: The Animated Series Volumes 1-3

Plus, my younger brother has:

Seinfeld Seasons 1-4

SpongeBob Square Pants Seasons 1-2

Futurama Season 1


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My wife and I plan to be Friends and Seinfeld completists, because they don't run any reruns of the shows anymore.

We also have: Cheers (1), Simpsons(1), Curb Your Enthusiasm(1) and just got Moonlighting (1&2). We also have Saturday Night Live: Best of Eddie Murphy, Dana Carvey, Will Ferrell, Christopher Walken, and their 25th Anniversary Special. When The Cosby Show comes out, we'll definitely get seasons 1 & 2.


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My wife and I plan to be Friends and Seinfeld completists, because they don't run any reruns of the shows anymore.

Is this a joke? I can catch both twice a day here (orlando) on the fox syndicate. Not so where you are? Have Raymond, Queens, and 70's Show completely taken over?

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My wife and I plan to be Friends and Seinfeld completists, because they don't run any reruns of the shows anymore.

Is this a joke? I can catch both twice a day here (orlando) on the fox syndicate. Not so where you are? Have Raymond, Queens, and 70's Show completely taken over?

It is a joke. Forgot sarcasm smiley.

BTW, also forgot to include Joan of Arcadia (1).

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BTW, also forgot to include Joan of Arcadia (1).

I've got that one too.

Hope they release season 2 as well. It's the least they can do! sad.gif


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Isn't narrative structure enough of an ideology for art? (Greg Wright)

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BTW, also forgot to include Joan of Arcadia (1).

I've got that one too.

Hope they release season 2 as well. It's the least they can do! sad.gif

Beth:

Can I borrow it some time? (5 Discs right off my Netflix Queue).

Peace.

Ken

Of course. Check your [office] mailbox.

Beth


There is this difference between the growth of some human beings and that of others: in the one case it is a continuous dying, in the other a continuous resurrection. (George MacDonald, The Princess and Curdie)

Isn't narrative structure enough of an ideology for art? (Greg Wright)

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Corner Gas, Season 2 releases September 27!! Details.

There isn't yet an American (or European) network or distributor for this Canadian gem as far as I know, but this is expected to make it onto a US network sometime. Maybe you have to be from here to think it's hilarious, but I think fans of Seinfeld or The Office would think it's fun.


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Mostly boring, already-been mentioned stuff:

* "Gilmore Girls" seasons 1, 2, and 3

* "The Simpsons" seasons 1 and 4

* "King of the Hill" season 1

* "The West Wing" season 1

* "Arrested Development" season 1

* four episodes of "Teletubbies" (for Matthew, Jr. to watch)

* all nine full-length Mike Leigh TV movies

* "As Time Goes By" (series 4-9, and series 1-3 on VHS)

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I forgot my favorite show from the last ten years: Freaks and Geeks.


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There is one TV show I would love to see get superior treatment on DVD, and that is WKRP in Cincinatti. It would probably be expensive to do, especially obtaining the rights to all the classic rock songs used in the original episodes. There are a few episodes (8, I believe) that are available on VHS, unfortunately they were made on the cheap. All of the classic rock from the actual episodes have been replaced with stock rock music.

For me, this show has always remained funny. Partly because I once worked at a station where the similarities were staggering, from a traffic reporter who would fake being in an airborne helicopter (if it stormed badly, she would sit in the grounded helicopter and do the report with the rotors turning) right down to a General Manager who only had his job because his grandma owned the station.


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There is one TV show I would love to see get superior treatment on DVD, and that is WKRP in Cincinatti.  It would probably be expensive to do, especially obtaining the rights to all the classic rock songs used in the original episodes.  There are a few episodes (8, I believe) that are available on VHS, unfortunately they were made on the cheap.  All of the classic rock from the actual episodes have been replaced with stock rock music. 

They dubbed out the classic rock used in those episodes? Wow! What a shame. That's part of what gave the show such an authentic feel.

Great call on WKRP. It was always one of the most underrated sitcoms of the 70s and 80s, IMO. Great characters and writing. (I'll never forget Les Nessman's Thanksgiving Day turkey drop.)


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I finally picked up Arrested Development Season 1 the other day. Man, I love this show.


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While we do most of our TV DVD watching via Netflix (whose going to pay to own all of those Star Trek series?) my wife and I have spent the dough on most of Chris Carter's canon (sans Harsh Realm, Joss Whedon's Angel, and seasons 1-5 of West Wing. I've tossed in a few select seasons of M*A*S*H (significant transition seasons) and King of the Hill as well. But the TV on DVD that gets the most airtime in our house is Sports Night. Can't beat it for smart writing, likable characters, and a serious engagement with serious issues all while making you laugh.

It also doesn't hurt that being a half-hour show means we can watch an episode over lunch without blowing the afternoon.


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