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

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#1 of 77 Kipp Teague

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Posted December 18 2003 - 02:09 AM

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
Doctor in the House
Gomer Pyle, USMC
The Gong Show
It's Your Move
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
Police Squad!
Star Trek Animated

#2 of 77 Carlos Mendoza

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Posted December 18 2003 - 02:11 AM

The Carol Burnett Show.

#3 of 77 AlanBrom


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Posted December 18 2003 - 02:21 AM

9. HONEYMOONERS/JACKIE GLEASON (1960s Miami episodes)

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Posted December 18 2003 - 02:28 AM

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
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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Posted December 18 2003 - 02:36 AM

Gomer Pyle, USMC
Get Smart
The Andy Griffith Show
Leave It To Beaver
The Dick Van Dyke Show

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#6 of 77 Rick P

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Posted December 18 2003 - 03:28 AM

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!)
Stingray (the one with Nick Mancuso)
Misfits of Science
Max Headroom
Brisco County!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jack of All Trades

#7 of 77 Craig: Mclaren

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Posted December 18 2003 - 03:39 AM

The Equalizer
Miami Vice
The Fall Guy
Dempsey and Makepeace
Police Squad!

#8 of 77 Kipp Teague

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Posted December 18 2003 - 04:00 AM

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.

#9 of 77 Arnie G

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Posted December 18 2003 - 04:30 AM

Wonder Woman
Bionic Woman
Six Million Dollar Man
I've got my own Toto

#10 of 77 Joe Bernardi

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Posted December 18 2003 - 04:57 AM

Freaks & Geeks
Mission Impossible
The Wonder Years

#11 of 77 Bill Williams

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Posted December 18 2003 - 05:00 AM

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.
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Posted December 18 2003 - 05:24 AM


1. Hill Street Blues
2. St Elsewhere
3. Time Tunnel

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#13 of 77 todd s

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Posted December 18 2003 - 05:55 AM

-Mission Impossible (new & old)
-Wild Wild West
-Spenser: For Hire
-Batman:animated (I know it's out. But, speed up releases)
Bring back John Doe! Or at least resolve the cliff-hanger with a 2hr movie or as an extra on a dvd release.

#14 of 77 alan halvorson

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Posted December 18 2003 - 06:43 AM

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.
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Posted December 18 2003 - 08:20 AM

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 of 77 John KB

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Posted December 18 2003 - 09:47 AM

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 of 77 Casey Trowbridg

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Posted December 18 2003 - 09:53 AM

Dobie Gillis

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 of 77 John KB

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Posted December 18 2003 - 09:55 AM

I forgot, I love to see the Martin & Lewis show on dvd, remastered of course!Posted Image

#19 of 77 John KB

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Posted December 18 2003 - 09:57 AM

AlanBrom, are you watching the color Honeymooners on tv right now? They're on everyweekend?

#20 of 77 Rob P S

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Posted December 18 2003 - 10:16 AM

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