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Classic TV Not on DVD - My Top Ten (and then some)

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Kipp Teague, Dec 18, 2003.

  1. Kipp Teague

    Kipp Teague Well-Known Member

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    Yet another take on TV shows missing on DVD. Here are my top ten.

    #1 - Northern Exposure
    #2 - The Andy Griffith Show
    #3 - Seinfeld
    #4 - Columbo
    #5 - Mission Impossible
    #6 - The Wonder Years
    #7 - Night Gallery
    #8 - The Fugitive
    #9 - Leave it to Beaver
    #10 - ?? (saving this spot for a possible oversight)

    (I would include Freaks and Geeks above, but that is supposedly coming to DVD in April 2004)

    Here are several more contenders:

    The Addams Family
    Alfred Hitchcock Presents
    Amazing Stories
    Batman
    Doctor in the House
    Dragnet
    Gomer Pyle, USMC
    The Gong Show
    It's Your Move
    Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
    Newhart
    Police Squad!
    Star Trek Animated
     
  2. Carlos Mendoza

    Carlos Mendoza Well-Known Member

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    The Carol Burnett Show.
     
  3. AlanBrom

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    1. KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER
    2. THE MUNSTERS
    3. THE ADDAMS FAMILY
    4. SCTV
    5. THE ODD COUPLE
    6. LEAVE IT TO BEAVER
    7. LAND OF THE GIANTS
    8. NIGHT GALLERY
    9. HONEYMOONERS/JACKIE GLEASON (1960s Miami episodes)
    10. SEINFELD
     
  4. DanielCo

    DanielCo Well-Known Member

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    A few must haves for me:

    Coprock! (just kidding)

    Batman with Adam West (this begs for a commentary track)
    Parker Lewis Can't Lose
    Colombo (I second that! - also with commentary please!)
    Frank's Place
    Scrubs
    Pee Wee's Playhouse
    Late Night with David Letterman (I guess some best ofs on that one)
    Hogan's Heroes (coming soon I think)

    Damn, forgot Max Headroom! (Thanks Rick)
     
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    Gomer Pyle, USMC
    Get Smart
    The Andy Griffith Show
    Leave It To Beaver
    The Dick Van Dyke Show

    Oh Wait...I already have Dick Van Dyke. Think I'll go watch an episode.[​IMG]

    Jon
     
  6. Rick P

    Rick P Well-Known Member

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    Kolchak: The Night Stalker
    Sledge Hammer! (hopefully soon)
    Time Tunnel
    The Green Hornet
    Quark (come on, it's only 9 episodes!!!)
    Cop Rock! (yes, I'm serious!)
    Riptide
    Stingray (the one with Nick Mancuso)
    Misfits of Science
    Max Headroom
    Brisco County!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Jack of All Trades
     
  7. Craig: Mclaren

    Craig: Mclaren Well-Known Member

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    The Equalizer
    Miami Vice
    Kojak
    Millennium
    The Fall Guy
    Airwolf
    Dempsey and Makepeace
    Police Squad!
     
  8. Kipp Teague

    Kipp Teague Well-Known Member

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    I should add that I would like to see what are currently Columbia House by-subscription DVD titles released to the general market, particularly "The Wild, Wild West." Columbia House also offers "Land of the Giants," which AlanBrom listed, however, I must say that after buying the first disc, I now find the show unwatchable. I have the feeling that any Irwin Allen show, including "The Time Tunnel" as well as the upcoming "Lost in Space" DVD set, is going to be equally disappointing in this regard. These shows were entertaining when we were kids, but they just don't hold up all these years later, IMHO.
     
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    Wonder Woman
    Bionic Woman
    Six Million Dollar Man
     
  10. Joe Bernardi

    Joe Bernardi Well-Known Member

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    SCTV
    Freaks & Geeks
    Mission Impossible
    The Wonder Years
     
  11. Bill Williams

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    I'm surprised nobody's mentioned one of the all-time classics of television:

    The Adventures of Superman

    If they do a Best of Late Night with David Letterman collection, there are two moments I would love to see on there, his interview with Christopher Reeve from 1998 upon the release of Chris' autobiography Still Me, and, in its entirety, the first Late Night program to air after the 9-11 attacks. Letterman's interview with Chris was very restrained and honest, and Letterman's honesty about the 9-11 attacks were very poignant, angry, sympathetic, everything everyone in America was feeling, even in his conversation with Dan Rather. Both of these, especially the first post-9/11 program, should be released on DVD.
     
  12. Jeff_HR

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    My 3 BIGGIES:

    1. Hill Street Blues
    2. St Elsewhere
    3. Time Tunnel
     
  13. todd s

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    -Mission Impossible (new & old)
    -Wild Wild West
    -Equalizer
    -Spenser: For Hire
    -Vegas
    -Batman:animated (I know it's out. But, speed up releases)
    -Pretender
     
  14. alan halvorson

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    Let's go for some old stuff:


    Amos 'n Andy
    Dobie Gillis


    The first has some (unjustified, in my view) perception problems; I doubt that there would be enough buyers for the second.
     
  15. LarryDavenport

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    SCTV has already been announced for 2004.

    My top 10:

    1. The Bob Newhart Show
    2. Boomtown
    3. The Goodies (UK)
    4. Seeing Things (Canada)
    5. The Rockford Files
    6. The Midnight Special
    7. Doctor In The House, and all spin offs (UK)
    8. Man About the House, and all spin offs, especially Robin's Nest (UK)
    9. The Smothers Brothers (all 1960's shows)
    10. Playboy after Dark
     
  16. John KB

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    1. I Dream of Jeannie (I know it's coming)
    2. The COLOR HONEYMOONERS (1966-1970)
    3. The Munsters
    4. Get Smart
    5. Batman
    6. The Odd Couple
    7. The Six Million Dollar Man
    8. The Carol Burnett Show
    9. My Three Sons
    10. DALLAS (all the seasons, I liked the last few too!)
     
  17. Casey Trowbridg

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    I'd buy this.

    My List...
    1. Andy Griffith Show
    2. Alf
    3. The Cosby Show
    4. Home Improvement
    5. Dragnet
    6. Get Smart
    7. Bob Newheart Show
    8. WKRP in Cincinnati
    9. Third Rock from the Sun
    10. The Adventures of Superman
     
  18. John KB

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    I forgot, I love to see the Martin & Lewis show on dvd, remastered of course![​IMG]
     
  19. John KB

    John KB Well-Known Member

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    AlanBrom, are you watching the color Honeymooners on tv right now? They're on everyweekend?
     
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    Rob P S Well-Known Member

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    Alice
    American Dreams
    The Bernie Mac Show
    Boomtown
    The Brady Bunch
    Everybody Loves Raymond
    The Odd Couple
    Taxi (coming?)
    WKRP in Cincinnati
    The Waltons
     

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