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And then where's MAUDE? Or MARY HARTMAN or FERNWOOD 2-NIGHT?


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#1 of 21 OFFLINE   Rob Gardiner

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Posted September 15 2004 - 09:49 AM

Most of the classic Norman Lear shows are out on DVD. However, we are missing Mary Hartman, Fernwood 2Nite, and MAUDE. Is there any news on any of these? As always, I would even accept unsubstantiated rumors. Personally, I'm interested in MHMH and Fernwood but a buddy of mine is really into MAUDE so I thought I would ask the helpful and knowledgable folks on this site. Many thanks in advance, if anyone knows anything.

#2 of 21 OFFLINE   Andrew Budgell

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Posted September 15 2004 - 12:01 PM

I'd love to have Maude.

#3 of 21 OFFLINE   Chris:L

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Posted September 15 2004 - 01:36 PM

They need to release the rest of Norman Lear's shows.... They've released All in the Family, The Jeffersons, and Sanford and Son... where's the rest?

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Posted September 15 2004 - 03:19 PM

The rest are... well, I don't know what their (Columbia's) plans are. They already have One Day at a Time slated for some time in the future. But maybe once Good Times is finished (3 seasons down, 3 to go)

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Posted September 16 2004 - 12:12 AM

God I love Fernwood 2Night. Hilarious. Columbia should release it.

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Posted September 16 2004 - 04:46 AM

i'm sidestepping the topic here becuase I want to know.... which producer was the first to have his show released on DVD in a season set? I always thought the first producer was Norman Lear with All in the Family, but it appeared that Larry Gelbart also was another producer to have his show released on DVD... I'm stumped! Okay, back on topic.

#7 of 21 OFFLINE   Malcolm R

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Posted September 16 2004 - 05:16 AM

Chris Carter, The X-Files
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#8 of 21 OFFLINE   Chris:L

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Posted September 16 2004 - 05:18 AM

was Norman Lear a close follow up?

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Posted September 16 2004 - 06:56 AM

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Posted September 16 2004 - 07:37 AM

Depends what you mean by close. The X-Files sets started coming out in 2000. The first All in the Family set didn't come out until 2002. So as far as quantity, it can probably be considered part of the "first wave" of TV-on-DVD. But from a calendar standpoint, it took more than 2 years after TV-on-DVD started appearing for AITF to show up.
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#11 of 21 OFFLINE   Chris:L

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Posted September 16 2004 - 09:24 AM

Between X-Files and All in the Family, what shows were released in the "season set" format?

#12 of 21 OFFLINE   Dane Marvin

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Posted September 16 2004 - 10:30 AM

The Simpsons & Sex and the City come to mind.

#13 of 21 OFFLINE   Rob Gardiner

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Posted September 16 2004 - 10:42 AM

Sopranos and Larry Sanders as well.

#14 of 21 OFFLINE   Malcolm R

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Posted September 16 2004 - 11:21 AM

and Twin Peaks So I guess the conclusion is, there were quite a few TV series sets out there prior to "All in the Family."
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#15 of 21 OFFLINE   Chris:L

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Posted September 16 2004 - 11:32 AM

I thought Larry came out after All in the Family. I'm talking the interim.

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Posted September 16 2004 - 05:46 PM

MARY HARTMAN, MARY HARTMAN is high on my want list. I'd purchase it without hesitation!

#17 of 21 OFFLINE   Malcolm R

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Posted September 17 2004 - 02:32 AM

No, Larry came out on 2/26/02. AITF came out on 3/26/02. All this info is available on-line. Feel free to do some of your own research.
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#18 of 21 OFFLINE   Casey Trowbridg

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Posted October 07 2004 - 05:01 PM

Noticing that Cell Block H is coming out soon, my thoughts naturally drifted to Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. So I did a forum search. I don't buy much tv on dvd, but I've wanted this one for some time. I do wonder though if MHMH might be the type of series that while so wonderful way back when, will fall flat if viewed today. It was like an ongoing piece of performance art and it DID have it's dull stretches. Is it better left a memory untainted by reassessment? Naaaaaaaah.
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Posted October 08 2004 - 08:05 AM

I discovered MARY HARTMAN only a few years ago in the form of cable re-runs. I'd say it holds up marvelously.




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