Because for one thing, they are never a "Best of" anything. They are never the best episodes. Take any best of collection and then go to the experts on that particular show and they will tell you the great episodes left off and the horrid ones included. Who picks these so called best ofs? Certainly not people most familiar with the series. What best of usually means is most well-known guest stars. And many times those are not the best episodes or in the case of Here's Lucy, not even very good episodes. Before someone replies with the "well they need the big name guest stars to sell it" how about selling it with good episodes? Especially if a company plans any future releases. Putting out so so episodes, even if there are big names in them, will not bring back people to buy future releases. But if they put out the best shows, then people might buy more of the series. I don't know who is doing this Petticoat Junction set. The show is syndicated by Paramount, was produced by Filmways and the copyright is owned by Paul Henning's estate. But if they have any sense or knowledge, they should contact Dave Stein, who runs a Petticoat Junction website, is friends with the Henning family, and is the foremost expert on the series. If they gave him some input, then maybe they might have a shot at a decent package. And please, no post-Bea Benaderet episodes.