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#1 of 15 OFFLINE   Tim_Stack

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Posted September 21 2004 - 05:19 AM

...the most anticipated DVD collection of all time? Of course, I'm talking about Mr. Show season 4. Mine just got shipped so I'll proabably have it over the weekend. Anybody have any opinions on it yet? Specifically, the special features.

#2 of 15 OFFLINE   Vince Maskeeper

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Posted September 21 2004 - 11:20 AM

Is this even out yet? This week's entertainment weekly has an ad stating "available now"- so I assumed it came out last Tuesday, the 14th (since the mag came out last week on the 16th- I didn't figure they'f put "available now" unless it was available).

I searched stores this weekend, and again today- and no luck.

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#3 of 15 OFFLINE   Adam Tyner

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Posted September 21 2004 - 11:52 AM

It was supposed to come out today. I didn't do an extensive scan of e-tailers, but Amazon has it in-stock.

As far as the extras go, if you don't mind me quoting from my own DVD review (I'm always skittish about linking to my reviews since I don't want to be accused of pimping my own links):

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Every episode in this set is accompanied by audio commentary. The lineup shifts from track to track, but Bob and David are joined at varying times by Bill Odenkirk, Dino Stamatopoulos, Brian Posehn, Jerry Minor, Jay Johnston, Jill Talley, Eric Hoffman, Paul F. Tompkins, Scott Aukerman, B.J. Porter, Brett Paesel, and Evan Schletter. Fans who have sat through the previous twenty audio commentaries should have a pretty good idea what to expect this time around. The runtime's divvied up between some discussion about the writing process and what went into creating the show, improvised bits of comedy, and completely random tangents. Some of the topics include the benefits of the cheap look of the show's sets, lifting dialogue from the Pam and Tommy Lee sex tape, Bob gabbing about life-threatening sores in his mouth, former crescent-headed McDonald's pitchman Mac Tonight, and a debate about whether or not women can be funny. Along with comments about their least favorite bits, the process of penning sketch comedy, and vague murmurs of what season five may have been like, there's talk of misquoting The Omen, chatty cigars, and an aborted cacophagiastastic musical number set in Gene Wilder's rectum. Although Run Ronnie Run! wasn't graced with a commentary of its own, Bob, David, and company do talk about the movie briefly on this set, including a stillborn ending involving the Loch Ness Monster and some geriatric Red Shoes Diaries-flavored naughtiness. These commentaries are almost as much fun as watching the episodes themselves and are definitely worth setting aside a few hours to give a listen.

The other extras are all packed onto disc two, beginning with "Crack-Me-Ups", more than fifteen minutes of outtakes from the show's first three seasons, consisting of profanity montages, a talking pocket pussy, alternate improvised lines, and an unseen Ronny arrest (with TV's Jenny McCarthy!). There's also "The Naked Improv", a four and a half minute appearance on Comic Relief in 1998 where Bob and David play Naked Phrase Guess with the audience at Radio City Music Hall. "A Grand Reunion" (3:46) features candid footage of the cast reuniting to record this season's batch of audio commentaries and the brutal brawls that break out as a result.

Finally, the "Mr. Show Jukebox" serves up 24 tracks from the series' four season run, including the country-fried patriotism of "Big Dumb Ape" and "Blew Moon", the 'A Hard Day's Night' spoof "Don't Beatle Me Up", the soulful R&B stylings of Three Times One Minus One, two versions of "Garden of Hate", homoerotic pop-metal, bluegrass, Euro-synth-pop, Christian new-wave... There are a couple of other songs I would've liked to see tacked on here, particularly the spot-on Beach Boys knockoffs from this season or the previous year's Titannica, but it's still a pretty neat feature. These songs can be played individually or consecutively.

Each episode is contained as a single chapter stop. It would've been nice to be able to skip directly to a particular bit, or even to be able to play all five episodes on each disc with a single click, but it's not that big of a headache. Each disc sports a set of static 16x9 menus, and the interior of the packaging rattles off details about each of this season's ten episodes.


#4 of 15 OFFLINE   LarryDavenport

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Posted September 22 2004 - 03:09 AM

I picked it up yesterday at Tower in Seattle and have already watched all the extra content and watched all the episodes with commentary.

I think Season 4 was there strongest season by far. If you liked the commentaries on the previous two boxes you'll love these too. The Comic Relief clip (Naked Improv) was hilaarious. The blooper real is funny but don't play it around kids or the easily offended.

I only wish there were more seasons to look forward to. At least there is more SCTV and Kids In The Hall on the way.

#5 of 15 OFFLINE   Tim_Stack

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Posted September 22 2004 - 03:49 AM

Thanks guys - can't wait!

#6 of 15 OFFLINE   Jonathan_Clarke

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Posted September 22 2004 - 07:42 AM

I got it with Star Wars yesterday and watched the first episode. It had been awhile since i had seen these but I think the writing is a bit weaker than the other three. I'll have to see the other nine before I decide.

There's a new extra called 'a grand reunion' that looks like digital video of everyone at Bob's house. It's pretty funny but only three minutes (and did Bob lose a lot of hair!)
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#7 of 15 OFFLINE   Marc_Savoie

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Posted September 22 2004 - 11:32 AM

I easily found my copy yesterday on release day.

I've always found Season 4 to be Mr. Show's strongest. They truly went out on top.
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#8 of 15 OFFLINE   Jonathan_Clarke

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Posted September 23 2004 - 05:12 AM

I take it back. I forgot that "Show Me Your Weenis" is possibly the funniest episode they ever made.
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#9 of 15 OFFLINE   Tim_Stack

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Posted September 23 2004 - 06:45 AM

Wickyd Scepter!

#10 of 15 OFFLINE   Shane D

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Posted September 23 2004 - 07:32 AM

i liked th e one where the rock stars made a gay video, but kept saying they weren't gay

#11 of 15 OFFLINE   Christ Reynolds

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Posted September 23 2004 - 08:05 AM

i bought the first three seasons of mr show on a blind buy from the for sale section of the htf, since i am a fan of sketch comedy. i still like the upright citizens bridade more than everything, but i think mr show is brilliant. i've only seen what is on the dvds, so season 4 will be new to me. and i cant wait to get it! see you guys later, i'm going to go make a sandwich with some mustmayostardayonnaise.

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#12 of 15 OFFLINE   RyanAn

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Posted September 23 2004 - 02:09 PM

I used to watch it on occassion in about 2000 after it was cancelled on HBO. The only ep I really remember was the "Taint" episode and that was awesome. So, this final season set is a must for me. By the way, the commentaries are very fun for the first 3 seasons, I recommend them.

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#13 of 15 OFFLINE   Christ Reynolds

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Posted September 29 2004 - 09:08 AM

anyone having problems with mr show season 4? my disc looks pretty clean, but in the middle of episode 2 (when wycked sceptre is watching their "party" tape), my disc starts to stutter, then skips ahead a few minutes. i still have the receipt, so i'll have to make another trip to best buy to swap. so far i've only seen the first 2 episodes of season 4, and they were hilarious. "well then, dude, suck that sh*t!"

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Posted September 29 2004 - 09:30 AM

I'm not always into Mr. Show, but the duelling grocery stores sketch is one of the funniest things I ever saw on a sketch comedy show. "Good food. No rats. That's the Fairsley difference!"

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Posted September 29 2004 - 05:19 PM

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anyone having problems with mr show season 4? my disc looks pretty clean, but in the middle of episode 2 (when wycked sceptre is watching their "party" tape), my disc starts to stutter, then skips ahead a few minutes.

No such problem with my copy.





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